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Spider-Man: Back in Black (edition 2008)

by J. Michael Straczynski, Peter David, Colleen Doran (Illustrator), Ron Garney (Illustrator), Todd Nauck (Illustrator)1 more, Ron Cliquet (Illustrator)

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Title:Spider-Man: Back in Black
Authors:J. Michael Straczynski
Other authors:Peter David, Colleen Doran (Illustrator), Ron Garney (Illustrator), Todd Nauck (Illustrator), Ron Cliquet (Illustrator)
Info:Marvel (2008), Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:Comics (borrowed), Read but unowned
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Tags:comics, marvel, spider-man

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"Civil War" is over, but Peter Parker's secret is out, and somebody aiming at Peter has shot Aunt May. Peter gets her to a hospital, and eventually tracks down the hit to the man who ordered it: The Kingpin, who is behind bars. In what may be the most powerful and dramatic Spider-Man scenes I have read, Peter Parker goes after the Kingpin in his own environment, and breaks him. This is a different level of this iconic hero; no more levity and jokes, just naked revenge and protection of his family.The rest of the book involves another in a seeming series of mystical spider-iconic creatures as Flash Thompson and Betty Brant (improbably formidable here) go to bat for Spider-Man. And in another very satisfying sequence, Peter Parker and Jonah Jameson have it out after Jonah fires Robbie. ( )
  burnit99 | Nov 29, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785129960, Paperback)

The first of two titanic hardcovers collecting the status-quo-shattering "Back in Black" saga! Reeling in the aftermath of Civil War, Peter Parker has plenty of reasons to consider a change of wardrobe: Black is his state of mind. But the worst is yet to come for Spider-Man! In Amazing Spider-Man, events are set in motion that will forever change the life of your favorite web-slinger. There IS no going back! In Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, the secrets of the alternate Uncle Ben are revealed, but not before the Sandman attacks! Collecting Amazing Spider-Man #539-543, and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17-23 and Annual #1.

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"Black heart. Black soul. Spider-Man is back in black. The Civil War has ended: one side has won, another has lost, and all the rules have changed. With Spider-man's identity revealed to the world, he has exposed himself to the treachery of his enemies. Peter Parker's life has been turned upside down-- and along with it, the lives of his dearest friends and family members. As this nightmare spins a treacherous web from which he cannot escape, Spider-Man embraces the darkness and finds he must make a stand-- maybe his last stand-- against some of his fiercest foes, including the Sandman, the mysterious 'Other' and the deadly Kingpin" -- dust jacket.… (more)

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