5 Spider-Man Books to Read

Here’s some recommendations if you enjoyed watching the new Peter Parker up on the big screen.  By the way these along with many other Spidey tales are available at the SLCPL.


2 thoughts on “5 Spider-Man Books to Read

  1. In 1982 Roger Stern wrote for Amazing Spider Man one of the most beautiful story arcs I’ve ever read. It is rather short (it starts in issue 226 and ends in the following one), but every single panel of it is pure awesomeness.
    Spider Man and Black Cat were the leading characters of that arc.
    In that period Spidey had started to become more and more similar to Batman: the series passed from a sunny setting to a dark one, Peter started to cooperate with a female version of Commissioner Gordon (Jean De Wolff), and, most of all, he developed a detective approach he never had before. His relationship with Black Cat was a part of this project: Black Cat is Marvel’s Catwoman, so the affair between her and Peter deliberately reminded of the one between Batman and Catwoman.
    This magic period ended with the death of Jean De Wolff. She is one of the Spider Man characters who should have been employed more and in a far better way, along with Eddie Brock, Cletus Kasady, Betty Brant and so on.

    • I’ve heard about this 2 issue arc from Stern, but never read it. I know Stern more for his DC work. Black Cat is a lot of fun. I like her w/Peter more than MJ but we all know that Black Cat wants Spider-man, not Peter. Just like Batman/Catworman, I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. It’s a common formula on ASM that if you want to screw up Peter then kill someone so that he feels responsible. It happens all the time.

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