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Arana Vol. 1: Heart of the Spider (edition 2005)

by Fiona Avery

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Title:Arana Vol. 1: Heart of the Spider
Authors:Fiona Avery
Info:Marvel Comics (2005), Paperback, 144 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Graphic Novel

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Araña, Vol. 1: The Heart of the Spider by Fiona Kai Avery



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Anya Corazon is a wild, impulsive, teenager who won't back down from any fight, despite the pleadings of her friends and father. Its this stubborn spirit that drives her to the park in the middle of the night to confront a bully, where she is dragged into a confrontation between the evil Sisterhood of the Wasp and Miguel of the mysterious Spider Society. Gravely wounded, Anya is given the choice by Miguel, to sacrifice something she holds dear and be reborn as a Hunter, or die. Anya's choice brings her deep within the Spider Society, where she has to learn to use the new powers she has been bestowed with, get along with her partner Miguel, and fight the Sisterhood of the Wasp.

Anya's vibrant character sucks readers right into the story with her. Her rare moments of vulnerability contrast nicely with her smart-mouthed, tough-girl attitude. The other characters need to be more fleshed out though, as they only have one or two characteristics at the most. Three of the most shown characters are Miguel who is mysterious and burdened, Anya's father who is overworked and worried, and tech support guy Ted who is awkward and rebellious. Since this is only volume one hopefully that will be taken care of in the future.

The plot is very action driven, battles between the Sisterhood and the Society happen fairly often and as each one takes place we see how Anya is growing in confidence and ability. However, despite all of the action the story itself doesn't focus so much on the importance of the ongoing fight, but about how Anya is growing as a person.

The story is worth picking up if you are looking for characters who are exciting and cheeky. ( )
  Rena_Westwong | Dec 4, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785115064, Paperback)

She's fierce, she's sassy...she sticks to walls! Amazing Fantasy is where it all begins: Meet an all-new, all-different heroine! Fiona Avery (Amazing Spider-Man) and Mark Brooks (Marvel Age Spider-Man) launch a surprising series of teen-friendly adventures set in the current Marvel Universe! Sugar and spice and everything nice - that's what this little girl is totally not made of!

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Introduces the story of Anya Corazon, a teen from Brooklyn with mystical powers who battles the evil Sisterhood of the Wasp.

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