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The greatest super hero of all time returns! The world may have changed since Spidey's been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he's not wasting a moment of it. But his old foes are back as well - re-energized, out of control and madder than ever: Electro and the Black Cat demand revenge! And as if dealing with them isn't enough, The greatest super hero of all time returns! The world may have changed since Spidey's been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he's not wasting a moment of it. But his old foes are back as well - re-energized, out of control and madder than ever: Electro and the Black Cat demand revenge! And as if dealing with them isn't enough, a new revelation rocks Spider-Man's world to its core: the radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers bit someone else, too! Who is Silk, and where has she been all these years? Find out as Peter Parker retakes his life, putting the "friendly" back in the neighborhood, the "hero" back in "super hero"...and the "amazing" back in "Spider-Man!" Collects Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1-6.


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The greatest super hero of all time returns! The world may have changed since Spidey's been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he's not wasting a moment of it. But his old foes are back as well - re-energized, out of control and madder than ever: Electro and the Black Cat demand revenge! And as if dealing with them isn't enough, The greatest super hero of all time returns! The world may have changed since Spidey's been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he's not wasting a moment of it. But his old foes are back as well - re-energized, out of control and madder than ever: Electro and the Black Cat demand revenge! And as if dealing with them isn't enough, a new revelation rocks Spider-Man's world to its core: the radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers bit someone else, too! Who is Silk, and where has she been all these years? Find out as Peter Parker retakes his life, putting the "friendly" back in the neighborhood, the "hero" back in "super hero"...and the "amazing" back in "Spider-Man!" Collects Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1-6.

30 review for Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: The Parker Luck

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    I had such high hopes for this, but it kind of fell short. :/ Still a fun story & will probably give volume two a go, just to see if things get better.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Huh. Sooooo. Not quite as Amazing as one might hope. And, here's the thing, I'm an actual fan of Peter Parker. I'm not just saying this was mildly disappointing because I loved Superior Spider-man, but not 'Regular Spider-man'. Pete's always been on my top 5 list. This? This was missing that thing that made me feel good about Peter. My best guess is that there is honestly just too much going on in this volume. Black Cat has lost her damn mind, and is riding the evil train now. Electro is runnin Huh. Sooooo. Not quite as Amazing as one might hope. And, here's the thing, I'm an actual fan of Peter Parker. I'm not just saying this was mildly disappointing because I loved Superior Spider-man, but not 'Regular Spider-man'. Pete's always been on my top 5 list. This? This was missing that thing that made me feel good about Peter. My best guess is that there is honestly just too much going on in this volume. Black Cat has lost her damn mind, and is riding the evil train now. Electro is running amok every time you turn your head. Parker is still missing huge chunks of his memory. Anna Maria is evidently now going to be Pete's new sidekick. Jameson tries to unmask Spider-man..again. This Parker Industries thing is such a massive ticking time bomb that it hurts to even think about it. And let's top all that off with (yet another) lost origin story for that fucking radioactive spider! Seriously?! Another Spider-chick? This whole storyline smells suspiciously like that retarded clone thing. So. Silk On the same day that Parker was bitten by that spider, another girl on the field trip (Cindy Moon) got chomped on too. Like, while Peter looked down to see what happend to his hand, the damn thing crawled on her foot (seconds before it died), and gave her Powers & Responsibility. But. She's been hidden away in a bunker for ten years. Why? Her scent attracts SomeFuckingSpiderVillain Morlun, so Ezekiel Sims locked her in some sort of an underground facility when her powers started showing. None of this is properly explained, so it didn't make a whole lotta sense to me. Especially since I'm a little behind on who this Morlun character is/was. Whoever he is, Spider-man has killed him than once. *cough* Moving on. A secondary effect of their spider bite is that Pete and Cindy get all hot and bothered when they are in close proximity to each other. So. Yeeeeah. There's that. Not a horrible volume, and I'm hoping that Slott is just getting back into the swing of things* now that Peter is wearing the red and blue tights again. I'm also hoping that the whole Poor Peter With The Bad Luck shtick goes away soon, because it was annoyingly overused in this one. Yes, yes, yeeeees. Spider-man does have shit luck, but it's been overplayed. Enough. Find another dead horse to beat, please. Regardless, I'm going to keep reading this title, 'cause I love me some Parker! *Pun intended.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    I guess I just loved Superior Spider-Man too much, without being a big fan of regular Spider-Man to begin with, to get too into this book. I mean, it's not badly written or anything. It's just that I'm finding Peter to be even more oblivious and self-absorbed than Otto had been in his body. Which is kind of weird, don't you think? Shouldn't the good guy have at least a dim awareness that, as a business owner, he has a responsibility (see what I did there) to his employees? But not Peter. He does I guess I just loved Superior Spider-Man too much, without being a big fan of regular Spider-Man to begin with, to get too into this book. I mean, it's not badly written or anything. It's just that I'm finding Peter to be even more oblivious and self-absorbed than Otto had been in his body. Which is kind of weird, don't you think? Shouldn't the good guy have at least a dim awareness that, as a business owner, he has a responsibility (see what I did there) to his employees? But not Peter. He doesn't seem to feel any more responsible to keep his company afloat than he would as an employee of a company that he doesn't like very much. I would be even more frustrated by this, if he weren't surrounded by people who are pointing out that he's kind of acting like an ass, so I'm assuming this will eventually become an actual issue for him, and not just the people who have to put up with him. Remember when I said that wasn't badly written? It's only most not badly written. See, the villains (Electro and Black Cat) are... What's the word I'm looking for here? They're not convincing. They don't feel truly threatening, and they don't feel truly convincing. Their motivations are almost nonexistent, and they mostly don't seem to be doing anything that would make them really scary. I guess that's what happens when you sideline two of Spider-Man's best foes. Also, I thought it was kind of strange how quickly and easily Anna Maria came to terms with the whole I-am-not-the-man-you-loved-also-I'm-Spider-Man thing that Peter throws at her. She is really, really not phased. And shouldn't she be? Maybe this would have been a bigger hit for me if I were a bit Spider-Man fan, if I hadn't been sad when Otto left the scene. But I'm not, and I was.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    Hell hath no fury like a woman Black Cat scorned punched in the face, webbed up for the cops and thrown in the slammer by the Superior Spider-Man! This one’s all about the real Peter Parker/Spider-Man suffering the consequences for what Dr. Octopus did while inhabiting his body. To say it’s going to be pretty awkward for Peter Parker for a while is a gross understatement. Yep, lots and lots of awkward moments. This part of the volume works pretty well and there’s plenty of for Spider-Man to be emba Hell hath no fury like a woman Black Cat scorned punched in the face, webbed up for the cops and thrown in the slammer by the Superior Spider-Man! This one’s all about the real Peter Parker/Spider-Man suffering the consequences for what Dr. Octopus did while inhabiting his body. To say it’s going to be pretty awkward for Peter Parker for a while is a gross understatement. Yep, lots and lots of awkward moments. This part of the volume works pretty well and there’s plenty of for Spider-Man to be embarrassed about. The Black Cat side of the equation is pretty much done to death no matter how many times Spider-Man apologizes or comes up with the whole “Dr. Octopus inhabited my body” excuse. That excuse doesn’t work very well at home either, fellas! While Black Cat is piling it on, lets retcon Spider-Man’s origin and pretend that someone else got bitten by a spider and this young woman has been kept hidden until now. Okay? Are you buying into this? She, her name is Silk, and Spider-Man do have a Spidey connection. Woo Hoo! Spider-senses off the charts. It wasn’t Googling. Who among us isn’t tired of Bruce Wayne having dozens of friends who become irate villains or Superman dealing with another Kryptonian cousin or stretching a hero’s origin story like a piece of Silly Putty with a picture on it. Eventually you’re going to stretch that picture out until it’s unrecognizable. Right, kids? Nope, not Googling! *sigh* Bottom line: The Superior Spider-Man saga is over and please get someone else to do the art work on this title!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    I haven’t read many Spider-Man books compared to other superheroes, and reading All-New Marvel NOW! Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 made me realise why: I hate Peter Parker. Because I loved the Superior Spider-Man series when Doc Ock was running the show but now he’s gone and Peter’s back? It’s unbearable. So… (sigh)… he’s back. After the hasty demise of Doc Ock and Peter’s return to his own body, the first issue came out just in time for the latest (and worst) Spider-Man movie a few months ago - which I haven’t read many Spider-Man books compared to other superheroes, and reading All-New Marvel NOW! Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 made me realise why: I hate Peter Parker. Because I loved the Superior Spider-Man series when Doc Ock was running the show but now he’s gone and Peter’s back? It’s unbearable. So… (sigh)… he’s back. After the hasty demise of Doc Ock and Peter’s return to his own body, the first issue came out just in time for the latest (and worst) Spider-Man movie a few months ago - which also happened to have Electro as the villain. The loose ends of Superior Spider-Man are more-or-less dealt with quickly by Dan Slott so the book can focus on Electro and Black Cat teaming up to fight Spider-Man - because we had to return to the status quo immediately and what better way than a pair of classic Spidey villains going up against him? Electro’s motivation for hating Spider-Man is a mystery - he accidentally kills his punk girlfriend because his powers are out of control but other than that, he’s just after Spider-Man because that’s what he does. Which, to be fair, was more motivation than he got in the movie - I think Jamie Foxx was mad because Spidey didn’t remember his name or something? Has there been a worse motivation in film history? Meanwhile, Black Cat’s angry because he got her locked up in jail when he was Superior Spider-Man, which is fine but be honest: does a team-up between Electro and Black Cat against Spider-Man fill you with excitement? Me either, and it’s downright dull and laughable on the page too. The usual scrapes occur except I was painfully aware that Cat’s dialogue was full of cliched puns: “13. My lucky number. What’re the odds?” “This Black Cat’s crossing your path.” “If you’re a smart eel, you’ll slip away.” “I’m stealing your thunder. Actually (pointing to Electro), that’d be what my friend here’s doing.” “Oh Max, there’s nothing you could do that would shock me.” “Getting in here was so easy... it was downright criminal.” Cheesy AND corny - her lines are like a packet of Cheetos! There’s a side story featuring an obscure character called Cindy Moon, who also calls herself Silk. She got bitten with the same radioactive spider as Peter did so she’s got Spidey-powers herself except she’s been locked up for decades because of some creep called Morlun who will destroy the world or something if she gets loose. Like I said, I don’t read much Spider-Man so who the hell knows what that’s all about! But the rest of the book is Slott undoing what he did in Superior with Spidey rejoining the Avengers immediately, Peter deciding to rebuild a new supervillain prison like the Raft, and he gets into some shenanigans because, doh, he’s got that old Parker luck! It’s so totally boring and stale. Who’s interested in Jonah getting his own talk show? And why would an old man get his own TV show anyway? A disgraced former mayor no less? I guess it’s some Fox News deal or something, right? So, here you go, fanboys who were outraged at Superior Spider-Man - your boring old, incompetent, annoying (un)“Amazing” Spider-Man is back. Your dreary state of affairs is safely returned to you intact, as anyone with half a brain already knew would happen anyway. All the invention and freshness that defined Superior, at least for the first half of that run, is absent in Amazing Spider-Man, Volume 1, replaced with the red meat that traditional Spider-Man fans want - the same old, same old. And it couldn’t be a more tedious comic. Welcome back, I guess, Pete - I’m off to not read any more of your comics!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    After all the anticipation about how badly-mangled Spidey would be, after the wreckage that was left from Octavius wreaking havoc across Parker’s personal life, it’s refreshing to see it spool out slowly, like it’s not a total train wreck. Which it is most deservedly should be. Waking up after someone's been in his body like a joyride in your car? For like six months? A woman he's never technically met, living in his apartment? One of his exes on a homicidal mission? His business partner ready to han After all the anticipation about how badly-mangled Spidey would be, after the wreckage that was left from Octavius wreaking havoc across Parker’s personal life, it’s refreshing to see it spool out slowly, like it’s not a total train wreck. Which it is most deservedly should be. Waking up after someone's been in his body like a joyride in your car? For like six months? A woman he's never technically met, living in his apartment? One of his exes on a homicidal mission? His business partner ready to hang him out to dry? And even his old boss determined to shred his alter ego? I don't know what it is about the way Slott boils down his characters to the core, but they're at the same time super-simple and entirely compelling. I'm actually *excited* to read his dialogue, even if it probably resembles the high art of soap opera (I'm guessing - the patterns are there, even though I don't really feel like I'm reading an episode of WWE).

  7. 5 out of 5

    Terence

    Is there a card that says sorry one of my worst enemies took over my body for the last few months? If there is, Peter Parker could really use it...especially as Spider-Man. Pete's returned to deal with the fallout of having Doc Ock being Spider-Man and learning what his personal life became under Otto. I was really excited for Parker Luck, I thought it would be awesome to see Peter have his life back. Unfortunately that's not the case. I'm not quite sure why, but I couldn't really get into the st Is there a card that says sorry one of my worst enemies took over my body for the last few months? If there is, Peter Parker could really use it...especially as Spider-Man. Pete's returned to deal with the fallout of having Doc Ock being Spider-Man and learning what his personal life became under Otto. I was really excited for Parker Luck, I thought it would be awesome to see Peter have his life back. Unfortunately that's not the case. I'm not quite sure why, but I couldn't really get into the story. I'm starting to think Peter is a little too goofy for me and I may have outgrown him. I know that might sound odd coming from an adult who reads comic books, but that's just how I'm feeling. Perhaps that thought is premature, I'll certainly check out the next volume. Parker Luck could've been titled The Apology Tour. Peter and Spider-Man have a ton of apologies to hand out. Peter stepping into Doctor Octopus's footsteps will certainly find even more reasons to apologize.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    Peter Parker finally returns and it's... kinda... just...average? He has a lot to deal with: Black Cat hates him, Electro appeared in a movie this year so needs a push in a story, there's a new character who looks set to play and important role going forward, and he has to explain the whole mind swap thing to Anna Marconi. Along with just generally proving to everyone that spider-man/peter Parker are back to being the regular characters we know and love. Slott has a pretty dense style of storytell Peter Parker finally returns and it's... kinda... just...average? He has a lot to deal with: Black Cat hates him, Electro appeared in a movie this year so needs a push in a story, there's a new character who looks set to play and important role going forward, and he has to explain the whole mind swap thing to Anna Marconi. Along with just generally proving to everyone that spider-man/peter Parker are back to being the regular characters we know and love. Slott has a pretty dense style of storytelling at times. His pages will often have 6 panels and be filled with a lot of word balloons. When he's got a lot to do in so many issues, there's not really another way he can do it. It's a little boring at times. It's too dialogue heavy. You kind of want to to zip along to something more interesting happening. I did like the use of Black Cat, though I'm not that keen on her slightly redesigned costume. Black Cat and Spider-man have a long and interesting history, often switching between love and hate. She's used as a villain here, which is something that's not been done for a while. There's less of the flirting and making Peters current girlfriend jealous. She just hates him because of what happened in Superior. The new character is Silk. She's around the same age as Peter, since her origin happened at the same science exhibit where Peter got his powers. She's also being as his latest love interest. A girl with spider powers. Hmmm, I dunno. Seems pretty forced. She's not as annoying as Alpha, though. I also tend to really like Humberto Ramos art, but he's better at the spider-man stuff than the Peter soap opera stuff, and this arc feels more like there's the latter in it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    Welcome back Mista Pah-ker! OK so it's a mixed bag. There's good (humour is still there thankfully), bad (ridiculous stuff with Electro and Black Cat) and many points in between. Apparently getting punched in the face my Doc Spidey made Black Cat lose her shit, and decide she's going to be the new Kingpin or something...and Electro is the way to do that? I know he got experimented on by Doc Spidey, but still...Electro shows more humanity than she does. There's Silk, the new character, who's very go Welcome back Mista Pah-ker! OK so it's a mixed bag. There's good (humour is still there thankfully), bad (ridiculous stuff with Electro and Black Cat) and many points in between. Apparently getting punched in the face my Doc Spidey made Black Cat lose her shit, and decide she's going to be the new Kingpin or something...and Electro is the way to do that? I know he got experimented on by Doc Spidey, but still...Electro shows more humanity than she does. There's Silk, the new character, who's very good potential, and ties up with an older storyline from ASM. I liked the follow through on it, and I like where it leads to. Spidey having to deal with the webbing now being different and affecting his wardrobe was funny. Explaining it to Cap, priceless. There's some nice moments between Peter and Johnny Storm, who can relate to being "dead" for a while. Anna-Maria took the news WAY too well, and I wonder what's going to happen down the road, but it looks like Parker Industries is going to breed more bad than good. It's interesting, but there's no way it's up there with Superior. That being said, it's the natural ebb and flow of storylines, I'm sure it will pick up again. They can't all be 5-star books.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Peter Parker returns from the dead (or at least exile inside his own body that was taken over by a dying Doc Ock) in the latest comic book continuity reboot. In case you missed it, a couple of years ago Marvel killed off Peter Parker by having Doc Ock take over his body. For a little over thirty issues, Ock was in control of Peter's life and his powers, helping Peter earn his doctorate, start his own company and begin a romantic relationship with Anna-Maria. He also earned Peter's alter-ego Spide Peter Parker returns from the dead (or at least exile inside his own body that was taken over by a dying Doc Ock) in the latest comic book continuity reboot. In case you missed it, a couple of years ago Marvel killed off Peter Parker by having Doc Ock take over his body. For a little over thirty issues, Ock was in control of Peter's life and his powers, helping Peter earn his doctorate, start his own company and begin a romantic relationship with Anna-Maria. He also earned Peter's alter-ego Spider-Man a new reputation for ruthlessness and efficiency as he went up against some of Spidey's old foes. But Peter wasn't dead -- just lurking inside of Ock's brain waiting for the right moment to reassert himself and take control back. That moment just happened to tie-in with the release of last year's Amazing Spider-Man 2 because you wouldn't want movie audiences coming to the comic books to find Doc Ock in control and not Peter Parker. It also gives you the marketing tie-in opportunity of launching (or in this case re-launching) your flag ship title with a first issue and lots (and lots) of variant covers. All of this brings us to the first collection of the newly rebooted Amazing Spider-Man with Peter once again firmly in control of his body, but trying to pick up the pieces of his life that Ock left behind. Peter has no idea that Ock and Anna Maria are close (even living together) or how to complete the various projects that Ock has put into play at his new company. He's also had to publicly distance his company from Spider-Man due to the concluding events of The Superior Spider-Man. And somehow the excuses he uses to run off and go into Spidey mode are wearing thin with colleagues who have tied their future and earning potentials to his company. Reading this collection of six issues, I couldn't help but wonder where all the fun of reading Spider-Man comics has gone. Re-reading some of the early days of the character, there was always the real-world angst to Peter Parker, but there was also a sense of fun to balance that out. With this latest reboot, it feels like Dan Slott and company have forgotten that comic books can and should be fun and not feel like they're pushing some corporate agenda (this isn't helped by the fact that the main foe for this series is Electro, tying in to last summer's movie.) Slott did some interesting things early on with Ock taking over as Spider-Man, but that fizzled out quickly, ending with a thud as Marvel hit the reset button (yet again!). This new series stumbles out of the gate, failing to recapture the magic that made me love Spider-Man so much when I first discovered him years ago. Maybe I'm getting too old and too cynical to enjoy the book these days, but I hope that's not the case.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shadowdenizen

    While I typically love Dan Slott (his issues of She-HUlk are some of my favroite Marvel stuff of the last few decades!), I found this reboot of Spidey utterly underwhelming and uninspired. Many of the other reviewers hit (very eloquently) on some of the many key points/flaws with this reboot, mainly having to do with Peter Parker and how insipid and oblivious he has become (or maybe he always was, and we just have rose-colored glasses on?) After Amazing #700, I was wondering whether to read "Super While I typically love Dan Slott (his issues of She-HUlk are some of my favroite Marvel stuff of the last few decades!), I found this reboot of Spidey utterly underwhelming and uninspired. Many of the other reviewers hit (very eloquently) on some of the many key points/flaws with this reboot, mainly having to do with Peter Parker and how insipid and oblivious he has become (or maybe he always was, and we just have rose-colored glasses on?) After Amazing #700, I was wondering whether to read "Superior SPider Man", where Doc Ock inhabits Peter Parkers body. Ultimately, I did, and that "Superior" run left me totally awestuck, and wanting more as the inevitable "reboot" came back around. After reading a layered depiction of a villian waffling between good and evil, I couldn't bring myself to stick with the milquetoast Peter Parker again, as nothing new was added to his story in these issues, and there was just TOO DAMN MUCH going. Moreover, this title almost seems like a set-up for the Spider-verse. And we're introduced to ANOTHER newly created SPidey-character that will likely play a major role, while Peter Parker gets lost in the Marvel continuity shuffle once more.

  12. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Just meh. I had high hopes after superior spiderman but this just didnt hit the same heights. Still a fun story but kinda using very similar plot reveals in a new world and a slightly different Peter.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Queen V

    2.5✨ Honestly I was kinda disappointed... As a fan of Spider-man it was a let down I don't know what to think of Silk. She's a cool character, but her story came out of nowhere. Like how she just happened to get bit on the same day, by the same spider as Peter. And she been hidden all her life in a bunker...like wha- I didn't like the romance, it came out of nowhere. And it was because of their "spider sense", It made absolutely no sense. Catwomen wasn't as awesome as she usually is. I personally di 2.5✨ Honestly I was kinda disappointed... As a fan of Spider-man it was a let down I don't know what to think of Silk. She's a cool character, but her story came out of nowhere. Like how she just happened to get bit on the same day, by the same spider as Peter. And she been hidden all her life in a bunker...like wha- I didn't like the romance, it came out of nowhere. And it was because of their "spider sense", It made absolutely no sense. Catwomen wasn't as awesome as she usually is. I personally disliked the way she just went crazy with revenge. It was pretty annoying. And I didn't really like her as one of the villains. I did kinda enjoyed reading it....But it was disappointing

  14. 5 out of 5

    Connor

    This was okay. I haven't read superior Spider-Man so I didn't know a lot of the references, but ignoring that, I feel I like this was a little bit of an ad for the other comic series in the universe especially Fantastic Four. Also Spider-Man just seemed incapable in this volume. Will probably continue but not right away. This was okay. I haven't read superior Spider-Man so I didn't know a lot of the references, but ignoring that, I feel I like this was a little bit of an ad for the other comic series in the universe especially Fantastic Four. Also Spider-Man just seemed incapable in this volume. Will probably continue but not right away.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Gillespie

    I couldnt finish it , lost interest and found it really slow

  16. 5 out of 5

    ellie

    i just wanna say i love peter parker with ALL my heart. and cindy? she can, like, get it

  17. 4 out of 5

    Josh Caporale

    Out of the three comic books I read this year so far, I have to say that this is my favorite. It's not because it's about Spiderman, but... yeah, I think that the fact this is Spiderman has a lot to do with why I enjoyed this. Spiderman and his alter ego, Peter Parker, are very well put together and possess a sense of likability, humor, and the ability to make the right decision, as out of the ordinary as it may sound. In this case, there is definitely a sense of things being out of the ordinary Out of the three comic books I read this year so far, I have to say that this is my favorite. It's not because it's about Spiderman, but... yeah, I think that the fact this is Spiderman has a lot to do with why I enjoyed this. Spiderman and his alter ego, Peter Parker, are very well put together and possess a sense of likability, humor, and the ability to make the right decision, as out of the ordinary as it may sound. In this case, there is definitely a sense of things being out of the ordinary, but when is that not the case? In this particular case, Peter Parker has returned to his body, after being mind-swapped by Doc Ock (Otto Octavius). While he was Peter Parker, Doc Ock created Parker Industries and turned it into a successful entity, but at the same time created a mess that the real Peter Parker had to return to. The most evident mess was how Doc Ock, as Spiderman, shattered the lives of Max Dillon and Felicia Hardy, who would become Electro and Black Cat, respectively. Both of these characters are looking to rid the world of Spiderman after what he did to damage their livelihood. At the same time, Cindy Moon is bitten by the same radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker, giving her the powers and abilities that Parker himself picked up (only hers are keener). She is locked away for an extended period of time, but when she is rescued, it really spins the story on its head. Parker also has a new girlfriend, Anna Maria Marconi, who Doc Ock as Parker started dating. Marconi plays an important role in Parker Industries as well. Another key supporting character is that of J. Jonah Jamison, the former mayor forced to resign due to issues involving corruption. He is a relative of Parker's, but he hates Spiderman. All of this makes for an exciting six issues to this particular first volume. I am quite familiar with the Spiderman franchise, having watched the first two movies and watching my good friend play the PlayStation game on a daily basis. This is the first time I read a Spiderman comic in its entirety and I am so glad that I did so. I like the dimension of Spiderman, from his easygoing disposition to his ability to act when need be. I think the dimension of villains was pretty good and that the supporting group of people was as strong as ever. There were some moments where I did questions Spiderman's motives, but I think that this is to be expected, for in a way, it is meant to work out. The way it ended also left me in a bit of question, but I refer to the previous statement to provide me with an explanation. I plan to read the rest of this series. Whew, comic books are bound to grab and keep your attention!

  18. 5 out of 5

    The Sapphic Nerd

    Until this book, I'd never read a Spider-Man comic. Yeah, I know, I'm late to the party. But I'm here now and that's what matters, right? So, what'd I think? I like it! I like Peter and his lighter personality. I like all the little comments he makes, and I like that he isn't smooth. He feels like a normal guy who's a little on the geeky, awkward side, and he doesn't take himself too seriously. This is someone who wants to help people, but he also is gonna have fun while doing it, and that's gold Until this book, I'd never read a Spider-Man comic. Yeah, I know, I'm late to the party. But I'm here now and that's what matters, right? So, what'd I think? I like it! I like Peter and his lighter personality. I like all the little comments he makes, and I like that he isn't smooth. He feels like a normal guy who's a little on the geeky, awkward side, and he doesn't take himself too seriously. This is someone who wants to help people, but he also is gonna have fun while doing it, and that's gold to me. He enjoys what he's doing. There are far too many heroes who're all dark and serious. I mean, geez - if you're gonna go around helping people acting like it's some heavy burden all the time... I dunno... There should be a balance. Peter Parker leans much more to the joking side of things and it's refreshing. This is also the book wherein they introduce Silk (Cindy Moon)! Yay!!! I absolutely adore her in her solo title, and she's one of my main reasons for reading this. Other than the fact that she's Asian, and that having been locked up for years in a bunker provides a lot of potential for character development, there isn't as much here to pique interest in her. She's all over Peter for a good chunk of her scenes, which I wrinkle my nose at. It seems... weird. Even with raging hormones, I doubt a girl who's been in isolation for years would jump the first boy she meets. But they give us suspected spider reasons to justify it (*still wrinkling my nose*). However, her action scenes do look quite cool, and she has some amusing interactions with other characters. Speaking of things looking cool (Great segue, huh?), the art in this book is comic-book-y in the best way. It's a light, loose art style that matches the tone of the story and characters. Lovely colours, too. I'm really happy with this book. I can't compare it to any other Spider-Man runs (I've heard people say they didn't like this), but as an introduction to the guy and his world, it makes a good impression. Worth the read, in my opinion. You'll likely get a few smiles out of it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    This sees Peter Parker return as the Amazing Spider-Man after Doc Ock took over his body and became Superior Spider-Man. Slott gets back into the swing of things pretty quickly (pun intended) as Spidey finds himself facing off against both Electro & the Black Cat. It is fairly standard Spider-Man fare, a battle between Spidey and some classic villains, who are both messed up thanks to Superior Spider-Man. Black Cat becomes more of a proper super villain here, although this is somewhat undermined This sees Peter Parker return as the Amazing Spider-Man after Doc Ock took over his body and became Superior Spider-Man. Slott gets back into the swing of things pretty quickly (pun intended) as Spidey finds himself facing off against both Electro & the Black Cat. It is fairly standard Spider-Man fare, a battle between Spidey and some classic villains, who are both messed up thanks to Superior Spider-Man. Black Cat becomes more of a proper super villain here, although this is somewhat undermined by her spouting of cheesy lines. Also introduced here is Silk, a girl who was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker. She's an interesting character and has a small role here but I have high hopes for her future storylines. There is no way this can be described as a particularly exceptional Spidey story but it is a decent start to Peter Parker's revival. If nothing else, this is worth reading for the great cliffhanger where Spider-Man's identity is about to be revealed.

  20. 4 out of 5

    ashley

    This looks like an amazing start to a new Peter Parker/Spider-man. I'm excited to see where they take this. I'll definitely be picking up more. This looks like an amazing start to a new Peter Parker/Spider-man. I'm excited to see where they take this. I'll definitely be picking up more.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    Re-read ... Can't remember where I originally read this perhaps Spiderverse? Re-read ... Can't remember where I originally read this perhaps Spiderverse?

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ottery Chocolat

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I liked this book. I will admit I am a fan of Dan Slott, despite hearing horrible things about the way he treats his fans online. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I am mature enough to be able to separate a creator from their work. As long as he isn't funneling his money into hate groups, talking about you Orson Scott Card, then I really don't take it too personally. Personality aside, Dan Slott has a talent for shaking things up in comics just enough and then bringing it all back home and making it all normal and wel I liked this book. I will admit I am a fan of Dan Slott, despite hearing horrible things about the way he treats his fans online. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I am mature enough to be able to separate a creator from their work. As long as he isn't funneling his money into hate groups, talking about you Orson Scott Card, then I really don't take it too personally. Personality aside, Dan Slott has a talent for shaking things up in comics just enough and then bringing it all back home and making it all normal and well. This coupled with the fact that he will stick with a book for a long time makes him a competent and desirable author. Now if only the artists on these books could be as loyal and not as fickle. Many people hated Dan Slott for turning Dock Ock into Spider-Man. I knew it wouldn't last, and honestly, the fact that he stuck around for as long as he did was because the truth is Dock Ock was a better superhero than Peter. A better Spider-Man? I'll let you know, when I read one of his tales. This book picks up with Peter having come back to his own body and now having to pick up the pieces of the life that was Dock Ock Peter Parker. It's as good a jumping on point as anywhere so I started here. It's named The Parker Luck for obvious reasons, and within the first 6 pages Slott establishes that this is DEFINITIVELY our beloved Peter Parker and not some other villain in his head. Trust me it's funny, and cute. Outside of that the other stories don't really do anything crazy or amazing, except when JJJameson decides to out Spider-Man's identity with the help of Felicia Day on television and . . . well, you just have to see what happens. Horny Peter is also a new one, see what I mean when I say Slott introduces interesting and new things to the character? It was a bit much, especially with the addition of Silk and at times, Peter really can be a real bonehead in his choices which seems out of character for him, but such is life. There's no perfect writer, no perfect book. It's also why this gets 3 stars instead of 5. Mostly because of the writing. Peter coming back IS NOT the book where you decide to level up Black Cat into an A-list villain, and try to make her less Catwoman and more evil. It is NOT THE BOOK where you turn Electro into some lame uncontrollable thing that can't even be considered a real villain but rather more of a tragic figure. Especially when Peter's rogues gallery is made up of repentant villains. Did you NOT JUST turn Dock Ock into a good guy? Yeah, lame. Perhaps this would have been the place to give Spider-Man Omega level threats. Spider-Man IS Marvel as far as comics are concerned. Yeah, the MCU films are all Avengers and Cap and they're Marvel too, but Spider-Man and FF ARE comic book Marvel. So their books should be treated with respect and should get the A-list treatment. Slott writing the book is a testament to that, being one of Marvel's most popular writers, but he dropped the ball here on this book. The writing is better than most, but mediocre for him. The art is spectacular, and that deserves a 5 star rating. But we're judging the book by it's whole not it's parts. I loved stylized work. Your mileage may vary, and Humberto Ramos has a very cartoony style that resembles anime and I know a lot of people do not like what he does with anatomy, when coupled with a character like Peter whose always swinging and doing crazy things makes for an even more difficult situation. For my part, the art is perfect, and I love Ramos' work. There's a freeness and a glee there that you just don't find in a lot of other artists art, and it is perfectly suited to Spider-Man. Plus the man is a work horse and he knows how to meet deadlines. All in all the series is cute, and it's nice to see Peter Parker back but you can begin to see where Slott was maybe running low on energy or that he had begun to run out of new ideas on what to do with the character. The book is good, one of the best, not exactly great. I am sufficieently interested though that I am going to try out the start of the whole Doc Ock as Spiderman. Not a book I need to own except maybe for the art.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tony

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. And let the juggling begin!!!! Seriously though...there is a LOT going on here. All the fall out from Pete being turned into the Amazing Spider-A#$ is crammed into a few issues. We have Black Cat going psycho, Electro randomly loosing control of his powers and frying people, Anna Maria finding out about Pete/Otto/Spider-Man, Silk making her debut...holy crap that's a lot of stuff to cover. As such some things that should have gotten more time were glossed over or felt rushed. Black Cat going nuts- And let the juggling begin!!!! Seriously though...there is a LOT going on here. All the fall out from Pete being turned into the Amazing Spider-A#$ is crammed into a few issues. We have Black Cat going psycho, Electro randomly loosing control of his powers and frying people, Anna Maria finding out about Pete/Otto/Spider-Man, Silk making her debut...holy crap that's a lot of stuff to cover. As such some things that should have gotten more time were glossed over or felt rushed. Black Cat going nuts-ok, I can see her going to the dark side after what Otto did to her (recap, sucker punched her, left her webbed up and caused her carefully structured socialite life to come crashing down). I was expecting her to just want to make Spideys life difficult but she went full blown super villain. Interfering in Spider Mans attempt to rescue people trapped in a fire? After teaming up with Electro was she really going to use him to fry Parker Industries (and in the process probably kill him)? She was always portrayed as having some type of moral compass. Granted she was a thief but never a murderer. She seems to have left that all behind and now wants to work with the likes of Mr. Negative and Hobgoblin. This is a HUGE fall for a previous ally of Spider-Man. With all the times characters are brain washed, cloned, replaced etc you'd expect a lot more forgiveness. Electro-I get his motivations. Ottos experiments caused his powers to go out of control. He killed numerous people while trying to bust them out and killed a super villain groupie. He blames all of this on Spider-Man not knowing it was Otto (and doesn't care when Spidey desperately tries to explain) Anna Maria- One of the great things about having a writer like Slott on a single title for so long is the secondary characters really get fleshed out. If Superior was Slotts end writing Spider Man then characters like Anna Maria would probably be relegated to the background. And she is a great character. Only thing I dont like is how easily she accepted that 1. Pete is Spider Man and 2. she wasn't really dating Pete but Otto in Petes body. Her reaction was almost like "Oh...you burned dinner, lets get pizza instead." This seemed too rushed. A little more with her processing this should have been done. Silk- I admit I'm a sucker for anything that has to do with JMS's The Other story. I love the whole Morlun, Ezekiel and mystical component of Spideys origin that he added (I know, I'm not exactly in the majority). Some of the best parts are the small ones. (Spidey decking Cap when Cap admits he knew the Venom symbiote was being used on one of Peters old friends. Spidey worrying that Johnny Storm will see him swinging around in webbed up underwear, and then the cut to Johnny laughing hysterically.)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Nina

    I have such mixed feelings on this volume. I think my biggest critique is that this volume did a lot of "telling not showing" and relied too much on previous comics to explain what was happening. I just felt that so much of the beginning was confusing because although this is the first volume this is really just another chapter in the never-ending Spider-Man story that you're getting thrown into. I was able to follow most things, but that doesn't mean that I thought it was done well. Another neg I have such mixed feelings on this volume. I think my biggest critique is that this volume did a lot of "telling not showing" and relied too much on previous comics to explain what was happening. I just felt that so much of the beginning was confusing because although this is the first volume this is really just another chapter in the never-ending Spider-Man story that you're getting thrown into. I was able to follow most things, but that doesn't mean that I thought it was done well. Another negative was how literally every female character was drawn but don't even get me started on that. Ok but let's look at some positives. One thing that I did really like about this was that we got introduced to Silk/Cindy Moon. I've seen her pop up in a few comics now so it was cool to get more of her backstory. I also did really like the plot, it just felt like I was being thrown into a half completed story (which is technically true). But the plot was intriguing and I of course did enjoy reading about Peter Parker.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    Good to see Peter back in action as our favorite wall-crawler - I'm only slightly familiar with the Doc Ock takeover; wasn't a fan of the little I read of it - and having to deal with the usual complications. (Would true believers expect anything less?) Oh, and I'm intrigued by the introduction of Silk. Good to see Peter back in action as our favorite wall-crawler - I'm only slightly familiar with the Doc Ock takeover; wasn't a fan of the little I read of it - and having to deal with the usual complications. (Would true believers expect anything less?) Oh, and I'm intrigued by the introduction of Silk.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    Confusing book setup The one storyline about Spidey and Doc Ock switching minds was interesting, but it was crammed in with so many other stories in such a disorganized fashion that it made it hard to follow or enjoy. At least with DC trades the stories presented as a linear narrative.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Snehith Devalapalli

    Entertaining

  28. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    First Comic ever I had never read a superhero comic book before, so I figured I’d give it a try. It was fun to see the characters that I love from the movies in a different medium.

  29. 5 out of 5

    katrina

    The best part of this volume was the cameo of Mary Jane where she calls Spider-Man an idiot.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Will Andrews

    the amazing spider man is back! after dock ock switched minds with him. and the electro and black cat are ready for revenge!

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