Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1
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Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 14, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Being Spider-Man has put an enormous strain on Peter Parker's personal life. To make matters worse, Spidey must throw down with his greatest foe, the Green Goblin!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 26, 2004

    About as enjoyable a comic that I've come across is quite some time as Mark Millar offers up the Spider-Man comic I've been wanting to read for the better part of the past decade. Not to put down the work of Paul Jenkins, or J. Michael Straczynski, but this is the first mainstream Spider-Man title that has managed to fully grab my interest. I mean this a highly entertaining bit of writing as we jump right into the middle of a heated battle between Spider-Man and the green Goblin, before taking us on an equally engaging trip into Peter life after the battle, as the scene where we get a good look at the damage that he incurred during the fight is a very unsettling look at the price that he pays. The book also offers up a wonderful scene where Peter and Aunt May reflect back on the life they shared in the family home, and this issue also manages to convince me that Peter's job as a teacher could very well be a good move, as I loved the way that Mark Millar transforms the students into a r Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 20, 2004

    A fresh, original and more serious take on Spider-Man is exactly what the Marvel Knights line demanded, and this creative team delivers it in spades. Working within the confines of a standard superhero premise, Millar and the Dodsons craft a distinctive story which sets up a fine mystery and draws heavily on the more successful of the Spider-Man storylines of recent years, coming up with a satisfyingly adult Spidey tale - albeit one which will not alienate readers looking for more simple superhero pleasures. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Apr 18, 2004

    Perhaps future issues will justify this title's existence, but at the moment I'm just baffled as to what the point is. Well, actually I'm not. The point is to get more readers and more money, which is fine. But Marvel need to make the product worth reading too, and at the moment, they're not. Read Full Review

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