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The explosive tale of Marvel Comics’ crime-fighting superhero


It begins with an orphan named Peter Parker, raised by his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben in Queens, New York. A quiet student, he works diligently at his studies and pines for the beautiful Mary Jane Watson. But this ordinary teenage boy is about to have his life turned upside down, when he is bitten by a genetically altered spider. ...

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The explosive tale of Marvel Comics’ crime-fighting superhero


It begins with an orphan named Peter Parker, raised by his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben in Queens, New York. A quiet student, he works diligently at his studies and pines for the beautiful Mary Jane Watson. But this ordinary teenage boy is about to have his life turned upside down, when he is bitten by a genetically altered spider. Suddenly, he finds himself possessed of spectacular powers. He is now and forever Spider-Man!

Follow Spider-Man’s action-packed journey, from his struggle to harness the extraordinary gifts that will prove to be both blessing and curse, to his fight to save innocent lives while the media tears him to pieces. It all leads up to his ultimate battle high above New York streets, against the death-dealing madman known as the Green Goblin. While the city watches helplessly and countless lives hang in the balance, Spider-Man confronts his archnemesis, and the Goblin puts Spider-Man’s vow to fight crime to the ultimate test . . .

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Editorial Reviews

This novelization of the screenplay closely follows the plot of the movie, Spider-Man, with an emphasis on action. There are no surprises in the book; however, the print format allows the character's motivations to be fleshed out and explored. What screen actors needed to convey with a simple expression can be explained more completely in print. Unfortunately, that attention to detail is not enough to sustain the novel, and it reads as an action flick that has been painstakingly written down. The value of the book is simply as media tie-in that adds very little to a story already well-known. VOYA Codes: 3Q 2P J S (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2002, Del Rey, 311p,
— Mary Ann Harlan
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-David has taken the screenplay and turned it into an entertaining, exciting novel. The famous character has been updated for the 21st century with high-tech weapons and gadgets, and genetically altered spiders. The story traces Peter Parker from his origins as a wimpy high school nerd to a New York City photographer by day and crime-fighting superhero by night. The usual characters are all well portrayed: Peter's longtime love Mary Jane, the gruff newspaper editor J. Jonah Jamesson, Aunt May and Uncle Ben, and, of course, Spidey's nemesis, the Green Goblin. Much of the book centers on the rivals and how they came to be what they are: one seeking redemption and the other revenge. With its snappy dialogue, fast pace, and jam-packed action sequences, the novel has the feel of a comic book, and it should be a hot item with teens.-James O. Cahill, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345450050
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 748,826
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter David is famous for writing some of the most popular of the original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place. His original works include the original fantasy Sir Apropos of Nothing, the Arthurian novel Knight Life, and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He single-handedly revived the classic comic book series The Incredible Hulk and has written just about every famous comic book superhero, including Spider-Man and the futuristic Spider-Man 2099. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 novels and comic book series, and with Bill Mumy, he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. In his spare time, he writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and TV scripts.

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It smelled weird.

That was the first thing that Peter noticed. The moment he stepped over the threshold, he noticed the smell of the house. It was . . . it was antiseptic, somehow. Not that young Peter, standing there so neatly attired in his blue shorts, white shirt, and yellow sweater vest, would have known the word "antiseptic." That was a big, important word. Most four-year-olds hadn't heard the word, couldn't use it in context, couldn't even come close to spelling it. In this regard, Peter Parker, who had celebrated his birthday the previous August at a big and splendid party where his parents had made a marvelous fuss over him, was no different. By age five, however, he would be able to correctly define and spell it . . . along with "microbiology," "cellular," and "mitosis." On the other hand, he would continue to stumble over "photosynthesis" and "paleontologist" until he reached the ripe old age of six.

Peter, however, wasn't looking that far ahead. Five and six were an eternity away. All that concerned Peter at that moment was the here and now. And what was here, and what wasn't.

He was here. These strange people whom he had supposedly met once, when he was a baby—but he sure couldn't remember—were here. That weird smell was here.

His parents were not.

The living room in which he was standing didn't seem even remotely inviting. The cushions of the couch were covered in plastic. He'd tried to sit on one and hadn't liked the way it had stuck to the underside of his legs. So he'd slid off it, but it had made this really weird squeaky "ripping" sound, and he hadn't liked that either.

The man and woman who were bringing the last of his things into the house, who were speaking in hushed whispers to the woman named Miss Hemmings—the "social worker," she'd been called—those people weren't paying any attention to him. That suited him fine. Perhaps he could simply reside there like a ghost, no one noticing him. When he was hungry, he could snitch food from the kitchen, presuming they had one, and otherwise be left alone.

He wanted that more than anything . . . particularly to be left alone by the man, who reminded him a little of his father. Except it wasn't him, and that made him feel all the more uneasy.

The door closed, shutting out the outside world. The smell of the plastic cushions threatened to suffocate him. He would have screamed if he could have worked up the energy to do so, but he felt wrung out, like a sponge.

The carpet was weird, too. It felt slightly moist under his feet, as if it had been just washed. Just to add to the assault, there was a lemony smell coming from all the wood furniture. He stared down at his reflection on the coffee table. There were flowers arranged neatly on a small lacy thing in the middle of it. He leaned forward to smell the flowers. The flowers, he realized belatedly, were fake. They were the only things in the whole living room that didn't smell.

"Well, Peter," said the man, coming into the room. He clapped his hands once and rubbed them briskly together. The magician at Peter's birthday party had done something similar, right before he'd produced coins from out of nowhere. He'd pretended he'd pulled them from thin air, but Peter had spotted the sleight-of-hand. In a loud voice he'd explained every single one of the magician's tricks, to the irritation of the conjurer and the endless amusement of his parents. His mother's laugh still rang in his ears. He hadn't yet been able to grasp the notion that he would never hear that laughter again.

"Well, Peter," the man said again, "would you like to sit down?"

"No, sir," Peter said politely, addressing the older man as "sir," just as his parents had always taught him.

"Land sakes, child," the woman said. "You can't just plan to stand there forever. Why won't you sit?"

He saw no reason to lie. "I don't like the plastic."

"The plastic protects the cushions," she said reasonably. "You understand that, don't you, Peter?"

"No, ma'am."

"Oh." She seemed vaguely disappointed. He felt as if he'd let her down in some way.

"Peter . . ." And the man got down on one knee. Closer up, the resemblance between this man and Peter's father was more striking. He had that same square jaw, that same laughter in his eyes. His hair was a different color, more red in it, and his eyebrows were bushier. Peter's nostrils flared. The man smelled funny, too.

"Why are you sniffing me, Peter? Are you part cocker spaniel?"

"You have a funny smell, sir."

"That would be my aftershave."

"It was his Christmas present," the woman said proudly. She sat down on the couch, her hands neatly folded in her lap. The couch made that same weird plastic-creaking sound when she sat on it. "Do you like it?"

"Smells like poop, ma'am," Peter said.

Her mouth immediately stretched to a thin line, while the man guffawed heartily. "He has his father's tact," the man said . . . and then immediately looked contrite. "I'm sorry, Peter. I spoke without thinking."

Peter's eyebrows knit. "You have to think to speak, don't you, sir?"

"Less often than you've been led to believe. And please, Peter, call me Uncle Ben. Have you ever heard of your Uncle Ben?" Encouraged by the boy's prompt nod, he said, "What have you heard?"

"That you make . . ." He frowned, trying to recall the word. ". . . perverted rice."

Now it was the woman's turn to laugh, as Uncle Ben's cheeks reddened slightly. "Different Uncle Ben, Peter. And I think you mean 'converted' rice."

"Oh." He was studying the woman now, comparing her automatically to the only woman who'd had a major place in his life. Her face was narrower, her eyes a bit more sunken. Her hair, which was brown with gray streaks, was tied back in a severe bun. She had a long neck and her hands tended to flutter toward it, as if she was trying to cool down waves of heat. "Okay," he added, to fill the silence.

"I'm your Aunt May," she told him. She said this with a great deal of gravity, as if she were revealing one of the great secrets of the universe.

"Okay," he said again.

The man clapped his hands together again. Peter waited for a dove to appear or a coin to drop out of the air. None was forthcoming. "Would you like to see your room, Peter?"

Finally something he understood. He nodded eagerly. "Do you wanna see where I drew some cowboys on the wall?" he asked.

Ben and May exchanged puzzled glances. "What do you mean, Peter?" Ben asked.

"Where I drew some cowboys. When I was little. Mommy yelled at me, and tried to wash them off, but you can still see them, 'cause I used markers."

"Ohhh," Ben said, and it sounded a little like a moan when he said it. "Peter, I mean your new room. Here."

"Can't I go back to my old room?"

"Peter, dear," said May, and she took his hand in hers. Her hand felt cold, but smooth, as if she'd put some sort of lotion on it. He noticed a few brown spots on the back of her hand and wondered what it would be like to connect them. "Your old room is back in Wisconsin. I thought the social worker explained it. . . . You'll be staying here, in New York. With us."

"Can't we stay at my house?"

"But Peter, this is where we live. And this is where you're going to live now," Ben told him, trying desperately to sound upbeat about it. "We'll make a good home here for you."

Obviously this Uncle Ben and Aunt May weren't getting it. "I have a home," Peter explained, politely but firmly.

"Peter . . ."

"You know what you need?" Aunt May suddenly said briskly. She didn't clap and rub her hands. Instead she patted them on her knees. "Some nice, freshly baked cookies. Why don't you go upstairs and get your things unpacked, and I'll whip up some cookies. Do you like chocolate chip?" When Peter nodded eagerly, she flicked a finger across the end of his nose in a playful manner. "I thought you might." She rose as she asked, "Is there anything else you'd like?"

"Yes, please."

"And what would that be?" She leaned over, hands resting on her knees. "What would you like?"

"My mommy and daddy."

She winced at that, and Ben, trying to sound kindly but firm, said, "Peter . . . you have to understand, you're going to live with us now."

"I don't want to," Peter told him firmly. He wasn't rude, wasn't whining or crying. He couldn't have been more polite if he'd been ordering a meal in a restaurant. "I want my mommy and daddy. Please," he put in almost as an afterthought.

"They're not here, Peter . . ." Ben began.

"Can I talk to them at least? Can you call them?"

"Peter," and Ben took him firmly by the shoulders. "Your parents . . . they're with God now."

"When are they coming back?"

Ben's lower lip was quivering. Peter had never seen a grown-up cry, and the feeling made his stomach queasy. He didn't think it was something that grown-ups did. Ben coughed loudly, took a deep breath, and said, "They're not coming back, Peter."

"I want to talk to them."

"You can't. They . . . they went away. . . ."

"I want to talk to them. Make them come back."

"Peter . . ."

"Make them come back!" And the sound and agony that ripped from Peter's throat terrified the child himself, because he couldn't believe that it was his own voice sounding like that. His eyes went wide, pupils tiny and swimming in a sea of white, and without another word he turned and bolted up the nearby steps.

Looking a lot older than he had a few minutes earlier, Ben turned to May and sighed dryly, "Well, that went well."

Peter sat on the floor in the middle of the room, his knees drawn up to just under his chin. He could have been a statue; he was that immobile. The room itself wasn't terrible, but it didn't feel especially warm. In Peter's room—his real room—all the furniture kind of looked like it went together. Here it seemed as if some random stuff had been stuck together in one place. At least none of it was covered in plastic.

Uncle Ben had brought up the last of his suitcases some time ago. Peter hadn't spoken to him. The truth was, he was embarrassed about his outburst and was quite certain that Uncle Ben was angry with him. So he had felt it wisest not to say anything and hope that, eventually, Uncle Ben would forget that he had shouted in such an inappropriate manner. That's what his mother would have said. "In-ap-pro-pri-ate, young man," with her finger waggling one quick downward stroke on every syllable.

Uncle Ben didn't try to strike up a conversation with him; he didn't seem to know what to say. For his part, Peter was busy focusing all his attention on the spider that was up in the corner of his room. It was quite big, hanging in the middle of an intricately designed web that stretched from the edge of the ceiling down to the upper portion of the wall. He had never seen anything so morbidly curious. On the one hand, it was incredibly ugly; on the other, it possessed such an elegant beauty that he couldn't look away. So Uncle Ben would come and go from the room, grunting slightly and wondering out loud why Peter was packing anvils in his suitcases—which puzzled Peter, who couldn't remember bringing any—while Peter sat there and watched the spider. The sun moved across the sky, the shadows lengthened, Uncle Ben stopped coming in and out, and Peter and the spider stared at each other until time ceased to have any meaning.

The smell of fresh-baked cookies wafted upstairs, seeping in through the doorway and wrapping the tempting fingers of their aroma around him. For a moment he was sorely tempted to abandon his vigil, which had boiled down to waiting for the spider to move. He resisted, however, although he did shift his posture so that he was sitting cross-legged.

Finally he heard footsteps again. He recognized them as belonging to Uncle Ben, but he didn't bother to turn around. Then he heard his uncle chuckling softly, and that distracted him. He swiveled his head and regarded his uncle, who was standing in the doorway, leaning against the frame, his arms folded. He was holding a small, wirebound book tucked under his right arm. "What's funny?" asked Peter.

"You just remind me so much of Ricky, that's all," said Uncle Ben. "Same serious face. I'll show you pictures of him at your age, if you want."

"Who's Ricky?"

"Ricky. Richard. Your dad."

Peter blinked in confusion. "How come you know my dad?"

Uncle Ben's jaw dropped. "How come I . . .? Peter!" he said in astonishment. And then he sat down on the floor with Peter, just like his mom and dad used to. "Peter, your dad . . . he was my little brother! Didn't you understand that?"

Peter shook his head. "I thought you were my uncle."

"I am! An uncle or an aunt is what you call someone who is a brother or sister of a parent . . . in this case, your father."

Peter frowned, digesting that bit of information. "So . . . so Aunt May is my dad's sister?"

Ben made that odd sound that was a combination of laughter and a cough. "Peter, Aunt May is my wife!"

"You married your sister?" Peter was by now hopelessly confused.

"No, Peter." Rubbing the bridge of his nose between beefy fingers, Ben said, "We call her your aunt because she's married to me, which is the other way someone can be an aunt or uncle. By marriage. Understand?"

"I guess so," said Peter, who thought he did but wasn't 100 percent sure. Then he took a deep breath and let it out unsteadily. "My mom and dad aren't coming back, are they?"

"No, Peter," Ben told him, as gently as he could. "They were killed in an airplane crash. It was an accident."

"No," Peter said flatly. "It wasn't."

"It wasn't?" said Ben curiously.

Peter shoved his hand into one of the bags and extracted a stack of comic books. "They were secret heroes. Like . . . spies. And they were helping their country, and a bad guy, like the Red Skull, killed them." He held up an old issue of a comic, spine-rolled and tattered.

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Interviews & Essays

On June 24, 1998, barnesandnoble.com on AOL was pleased to welcome Stan Lee to our Authors series for his regular monthly appearance. The creator of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and The X-Men, to name only a few of his brainchildren, Stan Lee is the patriarch of the Marvel dynasty. A discounted selection of works by Stan "the Man" are available at Keyword: bn. 'Nuff said.

Welcome to our monthly chat featuring the master of Marvel myth and mirth—Stan Lee!

Marlene T: Good evening, Stan. It's nice to see you here again!

Stan Lee: Hi, heroes!

Marlene T: Do you have anything you'd like to share with us before we get to the audience questions?

Stan Lee: Nope! I'm your obedient servant—at your beck and call—so whap me with some questions! If I don't know the answers I'll fake 'em, as usual!

Marlene T: [laughs] OK, here we go!

Question: Mr. Lee, many 12-year-olds idolize sports figures like Michael Jordan. However, you are my son's hero! He's sitting beside me and wants to know what's your favorite book?

Stan Lee: Actually, I have dozens of favorites. Everything by Mark Twain, Conan Doyle and H. G. Wells.

Question: Mr. Lee, do you think that the decline in comics is due to our illiterate society and this nation's turn to the television?

Stan Lee: There isn't that much of a decline in comics! Mostly, the problem is there aren't enough stores to sell 'em.

Question: Mr. Lee, have you ever approached and discussed yourcomics with someone you've seen reading them on the street?

Stan Lee: Mostly people reading comics approach me, and it's always a kick to talk to them. Hey, call me Stan, OK?

Question: What motivated you to start writing?

Stan Lee: Greed! And hunger! Basically, I really love to write. I can't believe I get paid to do what I enjoy so much

Question: Stan Lee. THE NAME AMONG NAMES! THE SULTAN OF SOAP BOX! I got a question. When will you visit the Marvel Mania restaurant again? Do you think you've met your biggest fan yet?

Stan Lee: My biggest fan is someone six-feet-six! I go to the Marvel Mania restaurant at least once a week—love it!

Question: Which characters, if any, were created to portray your own qualities and beliefs?

Stan Lee: Almost all of 'em! But especially the Silver Surfer, and often Thor.

Question: Stan, out of all the heroes you've created, who is your favorite? Who is your favorite villain you've created?

Stan Lee: I'm kinda partial to Spidey, and Doc Doom is my all-time favorite baddie.

Question: What is it like to create the web slinger?

Stan Lee: It was great. Funny thing is, no one ever knew he'd catch on so big.

Question: Hey, Stan, what's your take on the sales of, and the general state of the comics industry today?

Stan Lee: Are we out of questions?

Marlene T: Never; not with this group.

Stan Lee: Sales are picking up. The mags are looking better than ever. I'm totally optimistic about comics—especially Marvel's!

Question: I heard there was going to be a 13-part miniseries of Spidey, and maybe Peter Parker retiring as Spiderman or something. What's the deal about that?

Stan Lee: Hey, it's all a big secret. Mackie and Bob Harras would kill me if I told!

Question: Stan, if you could have any of your characters' powers, what would it be?

Stan Lee: Aw, I've got enough super power now. Couldn't handle any more!

Question: Stan, is there anything that the Marvel writers of today have done with the characters you created that you really haven't been too pleased with?

Stan Lee: One character I never knew what to do with: Diablo. I liked his name, and that was it. My one big failure!

Question: Stan, I am an ambitious comic-book drawer, and I was wondering what would I do to get my drawings looked at by a comic-book company?

Stan Lee: Just send 'em to Marvel, care of the Submissions Editor. Good luck!

Question: Mr. Lee, do you feel that the passing of the multiple-cover gimmick era has been good for comics, in that quality, not collector speculation, is once again the most important consideration in the creation of the books?

Stan Lee: Ab-so-lute-ly! Who says I can't be brief?!!!

Question: Hey Stan, do you think another X-Men cartoon is possible?

Stan Lee: Anything's possible—especially at mixed-up Marvel.

Question: Would it be OK if I sent in some comics to be autographed?

Stan Lee: Sure—but not too many at a time.

Question: AOL, how can you schedule one of the greatest Yankees of all time during the Yankee game? [Editor's note—This portion of the question refers to AOL LIVE guest Yogi Berra, who was chatting directly prior to Stan's chat.] On a positive note, this is the best guest spot I've ever seen for LIVE.

Stan Lee: Thanx, O Great Judge of Literature and Guest Spots!

Question: What was the first comic you ever created, and how old were you at the time?

Stan Lee: I was about 17. I think it was called "Hurricane"—a guy who ran fast or something—or maybe it was "The Destroyer." I never knew anyone would ask years later, so I didn't pay attention!

Question: Stan, if Spider-Man could have one more power, what would it be?

Stan Lee: The power to sell twice as many copies of each issue! Gotcha!

Question: What is your most memorable moment at Marvel?

Stan Lee: That's a tough one. Probably when the sales figures of the Fantastic Four came in and we saw we had a monster hit.

Question: Stan, what are you doing lately?

Stan Lee: Answering all these questions on the Web. And in my spare time, working on movie, TV, and animation projects.

Question: When can we expect the next Marvel movie to come to the big screen?

Stan Lee: The next one will be "Blade"—it'll be out real soon—starring Wes Snipes. And it's really great!

Question: Stan, when you created the characters of Spider-Man, The X-Men, etc. in the early '60's, did you think that they'd still be going strong more than 30 years later, as they clearly have done?

Stan Lee: Nah, I didn't have a clue. It's still hard for me to believe, but, y'know something—I love it!

Question: How is the Marvel Park coming along in Florida?

Stan Lee: Terrific!!! It opens next year. Y'all come, hear?

Question: Do you like Wolverine with or without his adamantium? And why?

Stan Lee: I like him with the adamantium. But hey, what do I know?

Question: Stan, do you have any family members who have followed in your footsteps and work in the comic industry?

Stan Lee: My brother, Larry Lieber, who used to write and draw "The Rawhide Kid" and now pencils the daily Spidey strip in the newspapers.

Question: Stan, will there be anymore made-for-television Marvel movies, or maybe a series?

Stan Lee: I sure hope so.

Question: Stan, did you like Star Wars?

Stan Lee: Loved it. Can't wait for the new ones.

Question: Thought you were great in "Mallrats." Will you work with Kevin Smith again?

Stan Lee: I wish he'd ask me. He was a great guy, a great director—and hey, he made me a star!!!

Question: Some kids a couple years ago were very into Power Rangers. Were you like that as a kid? If not, what made you get into comics and characters that could do incredible things?

Stan Lee: As a kid I was into Tarzan and any Errol Flynn movie, like "Captain Blood." I was lucky to get into comics where I could keep doing wild stuff.

Question: Have you had an opportunity to preview any of the upcoming Marvel/Events comics? If so, what did you think of them?

Stan Lee: They're merely sensational. Miss 'em at your own risk! (Typical Stan Lee shameless plug!)

Question: What do you think are the main reasons for the enduring appeal of comic books?

Stan Lee: Simple: They're just plain fun. They're enjoyable and exciting. What more couldja want?

Question: Stan, do you ever plan to write any comics again?

Stan Lee: If I ever get the time, I'd love to. It's the most fun ya can have without working!

Question: Stan, do you like the present-day comic art, as to compared to the books in the '60's?

Stan Lee: Look, I'm prejudiced. But I like 'em both. They're different from each other, but they both have their great features.

Question: What is your favorite baseball team, Mr. Stan?

Stan Lee: The L.A. Dodgers. But I liked 'em better years ago when they were "doze bums," the Brooklyn Dodgers!

Question: Stan, what year did you create Captain America, and what age were you at the time?

Stan Lee: I'm sorry to say I didn't create him; Joe Simon and Jack Kirby did. But I wrote some of his early stories from the time I was 17 on.

Marlene T: We have time for one last question, Stan.

Stan Lee: Okay.

Question: What have been some of the richest sources for your characters and stories?

Stan Lee: Everything I've ever seen, read, or heard. As with every writer, we all write from our experiences. So keep your eyes open, heroes—observe everything, but not too much—I don't need lots more competition!

Marlene T: Do you have any comments or questions for us?

Stan Lee: My comment is I think you're all the greatest! My question is—damnit, can't think of any! I guess that means I know everything! EXCELSIOR!

Marlene T: We already knew that! [laughs] Thanks so much for being here with us tonight. See you again next month.

MarvC Web: Thanks Stan! We look forward to seeing you again next month.

Stan Lee: Enjoyed it, gang!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2005

    Great book - so-so movie

    As a loooooong time Spider-man fan (24 years), I expected a lot from the movie. I bought the novel and though I fought hard and long with myself not to read it, 10-seconds later I caved in and started reading. The book was EXCELLENT and everything I expected. I went into watching the movie a few weeks later and was sooooo disappointed - they should have incorporated the scenes from the book more instead of trying to dumb it down for the masses. The heart-wrenching struggle of Peter Parker is what makes Spider-man, not the action and special effects (which were still awesome).

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Spider-Man is cool, so is the book

    I saw the movie spider man and i thought it was pretty cool, so i got the book and it is as good as the movie.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2011

    Awesome book

    I saw the movie and loved it and the same with the book. I really enjoyed reading it.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    A very exciting novel

    This book is very very oustanding. I read this book before the movie came out and i wanted to watch it and see how different it was from the book. Of coarse the book had more detail and extra parts but it was still a great movie. I love this book very much and i saw the movie like almost 10 times. Now i have the movie in dvd and im so glad that i have it. Anyways this book will make you read it until the end and you will love it.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    It wasnt a comic!

    It was labeled as a comic but its not

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012


    I like it becase it is wierd

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013


    Spiderman rocks! He has been my favorite superhero for a long,long time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012


    I always loved spiderman. when i was 12 my bro and i found a spiderman show. I immediatly became fascinated with the charecter Micheal Morbious. You people should elaborate more on him. BTW READ THIS BOOK AND OTHERS...... that is all return to your daily lives. Love,Pucca.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012


    Did u know they r coming out with spider man 4? Look up the trailer on youtube.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012


    Love it

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012


    Its great

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Spiderman is not a ripoff your the ripoff


    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011


    This is the coolest spider man book ever love it (:

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011


    This book is really good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2011


    Good book:)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2002


    The book was grteat!! i read it in one day, no kidding! (after i watched the movie 5 times) the book isnt exactly like the movie (i basicly know the screen play by heart) but it was very simular! anyways the movie AND the book were great!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2002


    This book is great.I saw the movie- and the book was BETTER.The writer of this book made an excelent job making it as exciting and interesting in the movie. I promise you that if you saw the movie and liked it- you will definitly like the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2002

    Absolutely Amazing

    I read this book before going to see the movie, and I tell you, it didn't spoil it for me at all. After watching it I had to admit...the book was BETTER. FAR better and that's saying something since the book was based off the comic/movie script. Peter David is an excellent writer and I feel he got every emotion down right, every action sequence engaging, every page an absolute thrill. I can't say how much this book rocked. All I gotta say is: read it! I think it's SO much better than what you see in the movie. By a long shot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2002

    Cover to cover web slinging action and fun

    This is a great book which is (just the way I like them) fast paced and with never a dull moment. The fight coreography is successfully incorportated into the text and very exciting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2002


    This book was so awsome and i think you should get it.This book is for all Spidey lovers and none likers alike.I dont like how peter didnt get MJ tho :( like the cartoon and comics but it's all good.This book is THE BEST!!!!!!! GO OUT AND GET IT.and if you dont go see it on film. Thank and have a nice day. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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