Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Volume 1 - Electro & Sandmanby Paul Azaceta, Mark Waid
THE GAUNTLET begins! The event that redefines Spider-Man's classic arch-enemies one by one starts with one of his deadliest - Electro! Destitute and desperate, conned out of his life's meaning and worth - Max Dillon becomes the voice of the common man against the brutal injustice of a system overloaded by greed. Then the drama continues as one of Peter Parker's closest friends is on the brink of ruin. This looks like a job for the Amazing Spider-Sleuth...and all clues point to the sinister SANDMAN! But all of Spidey's classic villains are being reinvented as part of "THE GAUNTLET," and Sandy is no different - so nothing is what it seems! Plus, the violent tension between Spidey and Osborn builds to a boil in THE LIST!
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #612-616, Dark Reign: The List - Amazing Spider-Man, and Web of Spider-Man #2.
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Premiere Hardcover
- Product dimensions:
- 10.54(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.53(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 18 Years
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The first volume of the Gauntlet seems like an odd way to title this as there is only a little bit to do the with the supposed "Gauntlet" that the Kravinovs are making Spider-Man run. Here We get a really good story involving Norma Osborn and his rival with Spider-Man illustrated beautifully by Adam Kubert. Then there's the Electro storyline which is interesting and timely but held back by art that lacks dynamism that a story involving so much electricity needs. The art wasn't bad just ill suited for this tale. The Sandman story that ended the trade was really good. It had old school John Romita Sr.-esque art by Marcos Martin and was actually heart wrenching. It showed the Sandman in a new and interesting light. Overall, there wasn't much cohesion to the overall stories but they were all good. The art was up and down but overall pretty good.