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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Prelude (Amazing Spider-Man (Paperback)) Paperback – 22 Apr 2014

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: MARVEL - US; 01 edition (22 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785154167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785154167
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 0.6 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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About the Author

Tom Cohen is Professor at the Department of English at the State University of New York, Albany. He is the author of Anti-Mimesis (Cambridge, 1994)and Ideology and Inscription (Cambridge, 1998). He is also contributing editor of Material Events: Paul de Man and the Afterlife of Theory (2000).

Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. He is also the chairman and chief creative officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company based in Beverly Hills.

Steve Ditko continues to create comics in his studio in New York City.


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By Squirr-El HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 25 May 2014
Format: Paperback
The following comic books are collected as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Prelude:
Amazing Spider-Man: The Movie Adaptation #1 & #2
Amazing Spider-Man: The Movie #1 & #2
Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite Comic #1
Amazing Spider-Man #9 & #41

They all have excellent artwork (the `classic' reprints are by Steve Ditko and John Romita) and verg dood scripting.

Amazing Spider-Man: The Movie Adaptation #1 & #2 is a surprisingly readable adaptation. It doesn't suffer from the usual problem of a film adaptation of appearing to be just a collection of scenes and dialogue strung together; this adaptation's story flows along just like a comic book story, helped by the `voice-over' captions by Peter Parker that fill-in the gaps. It does have the usual problem of fitting in a long story into two comic books, so it feels too short - though not `rushed'. Taking the Spider-Man: Season One (Amazing Spider-Man) volume that retells the origin story as an example, the film really needed about six issues to do it justice. However, this is still a very readable adaptation.

Amazing Spider-Man: The Movie #1 & #2 is an expansion of some of the scenes of the first film, showing them at greater length and filling in a lot of the background story, but more importantly showing them from Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy's point of view, rather than Spider-Man's (though he does get screen-time). This is a story within a story, as it were, showing the civilian/human side of the first film, and definitely fleshing-out Gwen Stacy's character.
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It is a decent book with a decent set of stories, but it isn't not an Amazing Spider-Man 2 comic book story. It is a prelude in the sense of a story, previous to Amazing Spider-Man 2, but I was hoping for a book which took place during the films story. Other than that, its a decent read.
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