Spider-Man by Peter David

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It begins with an orphan named Peter Parker, raised by his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben in Queens, New York. A quiet student, he works diligently at his studies and pines for the beautiful Mary Jane Watson. But this ordinary teenage boy is about to have his life turned upside down, when he is bitten by a genetically altered spider. Suddenly, he finds himself possessed of spectacular powers. He is now and forever Spider-Man!

Follow Spider-Man’s action-packed journey, from his struggle to harness the extraordinary gifts that will prove to be both blessing and curse, to his fight to save innocent lives while the media tears him to pieces. It all leads up to his ultimate battle high above New York streets, against the death-dealing madman known as the Green Goblin. While the city watches helplessly and countless lives hang in the balance, Spider-Man confronts his archnemesis, and the Goblin puts Spider-Man’s vow to fight crime to the ultimate test . . .

About Peter David

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Peter David is the author of Fable: The Balverine Order and Fable: Blood Ties, as well as the fantasy novels Tigerheart, Sir Apropos of Nothing, The Woad to Wuin, Knight Life, and the quirky werewolf story Howling Mad. He is famous for writing some of the most popular original Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, including Imzadi and A Rock and a Hard Place, as well as the official novels of the movies Transformers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hulk. He has written just about every famous comic book superhero, including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and the futuristic Spider-Man 2099, and has scripted the bestselling Gunslinger Born graphic adaptation of the acclaimed Stephen King Dark Tower series. He collaborated with J. Michael Straczynski on the Babylon 5 novels and comic book series, and with Bill Mumy he created the Nickelodeon television series Space Cases. In his spare time, David writes movie screenplays, children’s books, and television scripts.
Published March 19, 2002 by Del Rey. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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The cover copy of this hard-bound collection of Spider-Man stories claims to reprint the 10 Greatest Spider-man Stories ever, while this reviewer would challenge that assertion, we would be willing to concede that they are certainly powerful stories and deserve to be collected into a hard-bound v...

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One of the major complaints about Julie Taymor's version of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was the classical spin that she gave the comic-book story, including the addition of the character Arachne from ancient mythology and a Greek ("geek") chorus of nerds that narrated the action.

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