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by Colleen Doran,Erik Larsen,Todd McFarlane,Sal Buscema,Steve Ditko,Alex Saviuk,Gil Kane,Stan Lee

Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Cosmic Adventures download ebook
ISBN:
0785187898
ISBN13:
978-0785187899
Author:
Colleen Doran,Erik Larsen,Todd McFarlane,Sal Buscema,Steve Ditko,Alex Saviuk,Gil Kane,Stan Lee
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Marvel (December 10, 2013)
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4.9

Book 20 of 8 in the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Series .

Book 20 of 8 in the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Series. Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). From Sal Buscema's underrated Spectacular series, to Erik Larsen's Amazing series, and even Todd McFarlane's last Amazing Spider-Man issue where Spidey punches The Hulk so hard, he leaves him orbiting Earth! While this book has several writers and various other artists, I still find this to be a cohesive collection well worth the price of admission.

Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) and ANNUAL SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) Erik Larsen, Steve Ditko, Todd Mcfarlane, Sal Buscema, Alex Saviuk, Colleen Doran, Gil Kane. Penciller (cover): Sal Buscema.

Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) and ANNUAL SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) and ANNUAL and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) and ANNUAL With great power comes great responsibility, but what happens with unlimited cosmic power? When a science experiment goes wrong, Peter Parker's spider-powers are enhanced to an unbelievable degree! . Erik Larsen, Steve Ditko, Todd Mcfarlane, Sal Buscema, Alex Saviuk, Colleen Doran, Gil Kane.

In 1962, in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave birth to one of the most enduring icons in American popular culture: the Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) and ANNUAL and material from AMAZING FANTASY (1962) Issue(s).

Unknown - Please report. Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Cosmic Adventures. Stan Lee, David Michelinie, Gerry Conway. Colleen Doran, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Sal Buscema, Steve Ditko, Alex Saviuk, Gil Kane.

Start by marking Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Vol. 20: Cosmic . Really enjoyed the cosmic powered Spidey storyline

Start by marking Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Vol. 20: Cosmic Adventures as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Much, much better than the McFarlane Spidey! A very fun collection capped off with a fun trio of annuals with artists Gil Kane, Steve Ditko and Ross Andru and guest-starring Ant-man. Really enjoyed the cosmic powered Spidey storyline. All of this book was new to me and I wolfed it down.

Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Cosmic Adventures. The main story in Web of Spider-Man Annual is scripted by Stan Lee and plotted by Gerry Conway again. This time it is illustrated by Gil Kane. Erik Larsen becomes the regular Amazing Spider-Man artist starting from Amazing Spider-Man Spider-Man tries to deal with his new powers as Magneto takes a personal interest in the Wall-Crawler's new powers.

Plus: Spider-Man teams up with the Punisher, deals with the return of Venom and battles the shrunken Psycho-Man in a totally tiny adventure! Guest-starring the Hulk, Magneto, Dr. Doom, the Frightful Four and more! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) and Annual

Plus: Spider-Man teams up with the Punisher, deals with the return of Venom and battles the shrunken Psycho-Man in a totally tiny adventure! Guest-starring the Hulk, Magneto, Dr. Doom, the Frightful Four and more! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) and Annual Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) and Annual and Web Of Spider-Man (1985) and Annual Specifications.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: COSMIC ADVENTURES TPB Volume In the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collections Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, GERRY CONWAY, STAN LEE & MORE Penciled by COLLEEN DORAN, ERIK LARSEN, TODD MCFARLANE, SA. .

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: COSMIC ADVENTURES TPB Volume In the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collections Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, GERRY CONWAY, STAN LEE & MORE Penciled by COLLEEN DORAN, ERIK LARSEN, TODD MCFARLANE, SAL BUSCEMA, ALEX SAVIUK, GIL KANE, STEVE DITKO & MORE Cover by SAL BUSCEMA

With great power comes great responsibility but what happens with unlimited cosmic power? When a science experiment goes wrong, Peter Parker's spider-powers are enhanced to an unbelievable degree! And the timing can't be beat - because with a cabal of deadly villains unleashing unpredictable attacks on Marvel's heroes, Spider-Man will need all his newfound power just to survive! But who or what is the real force behind Spidey's cosmic empowerment? And what is the battle he is destined to fight? Plus: Spider-Man teams up with the Punisher and deals with the return of Venom! COLLECTING: Amazing Spider-Man 326-333 & Annual 24, Spectacular Spider-Man 158-160 & Annual 10, Web of Spider-Man 59-61 & Annual 6
Reviews:
  • Quendant
I couldn't be happier with this book. Not only does this carry the cosmic Spidey issues that crossed over through the three Spidey books of the time, Amazing, Spectacular, and Web of Spider-Man, but also the 1990 annuals of each book, which had our hero shrunken down to the size of an insect and smaller, fighting alongside Ant-Man against would be technology thieves and then through the Microverse. We have the full annuals so there's even stories featuring Mary Jane, Aunt May, and others in the Spidey universe.
With the inclusion of the Punisher and Venom Amazing Spider-Man issues, it almost feels like three trades in one thick book of Spidey goodness. The art is fantastic also. From Sal Buscema's underrated Spectacular series, to Erik Larsen's Amazing series, and even Todd McFarlane's last Amazing Spider-Man issue where Spidey punches The Hulk so hard, he leaves him orbiting Earth!
While this book has several writers and various other artists, I still find this to be a cohesive collection well worth the price of admission.
  • Bremar
This book presents nearly 500 pages of Spidey Comics from 1989-90, Collecting Amazing Spider-man 326-333 and Annual #24, Spectacular Spider-man 158-160 and Annual #10, and Web of Spider-man 59-61 and Annual #6.

The big event of this comic ties into the much larger Acts of Vengeance story arc. Several supervillains team together, realizing that they've been losing to the same people for 25-30 years. They come up with the idea of trading and going after each other's enemies, thinking that the heroes will not know how to react. (Apparently, it never occurs to them that they will also not really be able to respond to the heroes techniques.) Because Spidey at that point had three magazines a month, that met he'd be hit with three times the rivals.

But after serving the first attack of Graviton, Spidey has an accident that ramps up his powers and makes all attacks on him go very badly for the villain with one villain even getting accidentally killed in the process.

I have to admit that there was something wonderfully pleasing about Spidey knocking around the likes of Magneto and the Hulk like they were rag dolls. Seriously, the first nine issues in this book, are Spidey kicking one threat after another as he has power on par with the Silver Surfer.

We don't learn until the last issue the real reason for the power and longtime readers had to be scared that this was another alien costume, and in a way it was, but if this was like the symbiote, it was a good force that bestowed the uni-power when it was needed. The whole thing has a pretty satisfying ending.

Probably my chief complaint with this book is that the true core of the Cosmic Power ends on page 210, really, AS #329-333 have nothing to do with the Cosmic Powers story and the Annuals are very vaguely related.

AS #329 and 330 is a somewhat violent (but not overly so by today's standards) crossover with the Punisher battling drug cartels and a US government plot to smuggle drugs. The story has some serious moments but ends with one of the goofiest concepts in comics ("Cocaine Standard" 'nuff said). Issues #331-333 is solid story of Eddie Brock/Venom escaping prison and it's interesting in its own right.

There's a three part story spread across all three annuals in which Spider-man is shrinking. At first in the Amazing Spider-man Annual, it looks like it's because of inhaling Ant Man's shrinking gas but it's not that at all as we find out in the other two annuals. The story is decent enough, though Marvel's decision to make people buy all three annuals back in 1990 was somewhat chintzy, though defensible since the story runs 70 pages. For 70 pages, it was good but not great.

However, Marvel actually reprinted everything in the annuals which is a bit of a mixed bag for readers. On one hand, you get the full Annuals with all the extras. On the other, it breaks up the "Spidey's Totally Tiny Adventure Story" and you get a very mixed bag of extras. My thoughts:

"The Mercy Bomb"-A story told in part by Spider-man co-creator Steve Ditko. Seemed to have an anti-war message but didn't tie into anything and was just blah. Grade: D

"A Time to Choose/The Choice":Whatever can be said for spreading the 70 page Spider-man story across three annuals. There was really no reason to break this story of a reformed Sandman facing a tough choice when he's offered a chance to go back to the old life of crime by the Trapster and the Wizard. It's an okay story but seems a little forced. Grade: C+

"Pete and MJ's New Pad"-After the loss of their condo to an unethical real estate developer, Pete and MJ moved into a new apartment. This special feature took a look at the apartment revealing that it's an average apartment with nothing interesting in it. Grade: D

"Amazing Fantasy"- A not so Amazing dream sequence filler. Grade: F

"Pale Reflection"- Former Spider-man villain Hobie Brown goes on a job and learns that he can get beat up. Really? Grade: D-

"What I Did on My Summer Vacation"-A ten page story featuring juvenile delinquent turned crimefighter Rocket Racer, who'd appear in Spider-man: TAS. An okay but not great story. Grade: B

"Sales Day for a Shootout:" Aunt May helps the Punisher kill terrorists. Actually surprised at how positively the Punisher was portrayed in this. Grade: B+

"Eleven Angry Men and One Angry Woman:" This take on Twelve Angry men as Mary Jane as the only hold out on a jury ready to acquit a defendant who claims Spider-man was a thief. There's some humor and a little bit of poignancy. Of course, the wife of Spider-man shouldn't be on this jury but it was a fun story. Grade: A-

"Child Star"-One of the weirder stories in here involves a two year old getting the unipower that Spidey had because a couple summoned demons to help play the stock market. Grade: D

The book ends with material from the first Trade Paperback printing of the main 9 issue Cosmic story which means that you get to find out the background of the book after it's over.

In addition, there's a lot of ongoing plots in this book that were dropped into the middle of because of comic continuity. Joe Robinson is in jail and we really don't know why. Aunt May's friend Nathan is dying but we don't know when she met him or how deep their friendship is. The Black Cat begins to get, well catty, about Peter having married Mary Jane and threatens to break Flash Thompson's (now Peter's best friend) heart out of spite. However, this is just the nature of jumping into an ongoing comic book story.

That said, with all the things I've mentioned, I can't bring myself to rate this less than 4 stars. The core material is awesome and so are most of the actual Spidey stories outside of it, despite the uneven nature of the non-Spidey stories. What's particularly pleasing is seeing the Parker-Watson marriage for fans of that relationship that was abandoned with One More Day. It's not a perfect marriage, but it's clear that it's a positive in Peter's life and it's written way that's not glamorized but is appealing.

If you can take the book's hiccups, this is a good book for teenagers and adults.
  • Dellevar
I was hooked in for the first 3/4 of this collection, then then end felt like they just threw together a pile of randomness ....
  • avanger
I've put off getting this volume because many of the stories have been printed elsewhere, particularly the McFarlane work. Plus, there was already a trade paperback of the Cosmic Spider-Man arc...

But this volume is a worthwhile replacement for those.
Ignoring the Cosmic material, which is generally really enjoyable, there are a few other stories collected here. There's a two-issue story of Spider-Man teaming up with the Punisher. Then there's a short two-issue story of Spider-Man against Venom. After that... three annuals, covering Spidey's Totally Tiny Adventure. It's a pretty silly story that guest stars Ant-Man for the first issue. This story is unusual, since it feels like the kind of story I would expect Marvel to publish in the late 60s or 70s. Artwork in annuals usually seems a little sub-par, but it's nice to see these stories reprinted.
Even better - the supplemental stories from the annuals are reprinted! We get solo stories for Solo, Sandman, Ant-Man, Prowler, Rocket Racer...
I was pleased to find that the Rocket Racer story ties into the Scourge storyline from Captain America!

There are other bonus pages, reprinting artwork, introductions from other collections, etc. They even include some of the Spider-Man trading cards from the old Marvel Universe cards!

I'd also like to take the opportunity to point out how much I enjoy Erik Larsen's artwork on Spider-Man. He brought his own flavor to Peter and Mary Jane. Supporting cast characters are well-defined. He has a lot of fun with background characters or people who get one or two lines. I read these comics when they first came out, and these reprints are far more enjoyable. The coloring is well matched up, the paper is great, and everything is lined up perfectly.
  • Yla
Really good read and a great chapter in Spidey's legacy. i originally read tge Amazing Spiderman issues of this collection (minus the annual) in the Amazing Spiderman Omnibus by David Micheline and Todd McFarlane, so i had an idea of what the story was but i didnt know tge full story. The overall story is great and I found it really enjoyable because its such a cohesive story even thoigh it spans across three different spiderman titles. The artwork is on point too and is well done. What made me like this book was the constant action, with spiderman facing off against villain after villain ( Graviton, Magneto, Goliath, etc) and also the deeper story in which Peter has to deal with his new powers. The story more so delves further into the idea of "with great power comes great responsibility". If you like Spiderman, then this is one book you need to.have in your collection.