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Spider-Man: Back In Black TPB (Graphic Novel Pb) [Paperback]

Ron Garney , Todd Nauck , Ron Cliquet , Colleen Doran , J. Michael Straczynski , Peter David
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27 Feb 2008 Graphic Novel Pb
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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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (27 Feb 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785129960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785129967
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 16.9 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 812,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Back in Black...Back in Business... 10 Feb 2009
Following from the event that was the Civil War, Spider Man is forced to make important decisions that will, in the end, change not only his story, but his character forever. With no money to pay for the treatment Aunt May needs and the Trauma from being the Cause of her injury, Peter goes back to black. He does this to symbolise what he now stands for, and what he is prepared to do to help is Aunt.

The story for back in black is not only one of my favourite but one of the best I have ever read. Marvel really do their best to capture the fall of Spider Man, and show clearly the emotion he is feeling. This is pulled off magnificently. His acts of violence and brutality towards his attackers are made clear with some of the best illustrations in any Spider Man book. Within Back in Black are the most iconic images of Spider Man you are likely to see. One example is Spider Man in his new Black suit sitting atop of a church with rain falling and lightning striking.

Simply, this is a great addition to the continuing story of Spider Man since the Civil War and one you must own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My first Spider-man comic (standalone) 26 July 2010
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I loved the main story. Sometimes for me Spider-man can be a bit girly, soft even with all the romance and troubling decisions he has to make, always taking the high ground and afraid to get dirty. Until now.

Peter Parker is angry and it leaps out of the pages. It feels more grown up and even realistic because when he hits someone, with all his superhuman strength, instead of them falling over like usual, bones break and they scream out. A bit violent but this is that: dark, black. As a result the dilemas and charecters seem much deeper for it.

I liked the J.J.Jameson story too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The not so new black 17 Oct 2007
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With the Civil War over and Captain America dead, Spider-Man finds himself in a bad situation. Aunt May has been shot and her life hangs in the balance, while poor Peter Parker finds himself a wanted fugitive with a price on his head. All of this leads Spidey to once again don the black costume (minus the symbiote) and seek some vengeance, or as close to vengeance as Spider-Man can really get. The issues collected in this hardcover collection are written by longtime Amazing Spider-Man scribe and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and legendary Hulk writer Peter David, however, both writer's amazing talents aren't nearly put to use well enough with the overall story of Back in Black. The overall effect feels as if both writers are holding back, and this feeling of restraint is felt throughout the story. Not to mention that nothing really significant happens here, as the story ends with a cliffhanger of sorts, which sets up One More Day, which allegedly will change everything about the Spider-Man mythos. The artwork is pretty decent throughout, featuring work from Ron Garney and Ron Cliquet, but there's not enough here to warrant picking it up. All in all, Back in Black isn't a bad chapter in the Spider-Man mythos, but there's nothing really substancial or noteworthy here either.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful story, not happy times for Spidey! 10 Dec 2007
By Elmore Hammes - Published on
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Collecting Amazing Spider-Man 539-543, Friendly Spider-Man 17-23 and Annual 1, this is the first book of two Back In Black hardcovers detailing Spider-Man's life after the Civil War events in the Marvel Universe, where his identity as Peter Parker had been publicly revealed.

Focusing on the aftermath of an assassin's attempts on his family, the story has Spider-Man facing the darker aspects of his character. Well told and drawn as usual, it cuts off rather abruptly at the end of the ASM issues. Would have liked a little more conclusive end point.
4.0 out of 5 stars Back in Black! 7 July 2014
By Chris Didyoung - Published on
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Excellent addition to anyone's collection. Very intense moment in the Marvel Universe. Enjoyed the intricate story line.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly Like The Description! 28 Feb 2013
By kyle schieman - Published on
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This was an amazing read! It continues where Civil War Spider-Man left off and does a remarkable job of capturing the mental state of Peter. Artwork was beautifully done and story is just a whirlwind of emotions. Highly recommend reading.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 23 Dec 2011
By Eddie27320 - Published on
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It has been a long time since I dipped into the world of comic books and while I was at the local book store I ran across this title. I only read just a few pages before I had to leave but from that day alone I was hooked and I wanted to make this book the first title I wanted to own again. From the artwork to the writing itself it was like i was watching a hollywood blockbuster movie. I love this book and it helped me get back into reading comics.
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