Spider-Man: Birth of Venom

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Marvel, Apr 4, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 352 pages
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The Beyonder's Battleworld might seem a strange place to get new threads, but it's Spider-Man who becomes unraveled when his shape-changing costume attempts to darken his life as well as his fashion sense! But ridding himself of his riotous raiment proves an even greater mistake when its alien enmity bonds with mortal madness to form our hero's most dedicated decimator! Plus: the first appearances of Puma and the Rose! Mary Jane Watson's startling secret! And the debut of the battling...Bag-Man!? Guest-starring the Black Cat, the Fantastic Four and more! Collects Secret Wars Amazing Spider-Man #252-259, #298-300 & #315-317; Fantastic Four #274 and Web of Spider-Man #1

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Review: Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (Spider-Man Marvel Comics)

User Review  - Tomer - Goodreads

Great book, the art is kind of bad in the first few issues but it gets better really enjoyed during the reading. Read full review

Review: Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (Spider-Man Marvel Comics)

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

So, I'm giving it four stars even though I'd forgotten it almost immediately and failed to add it to Goodreads last week. I knew the keynotes of this story, but I'd never read it through. Man, there ... Read full review


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Shooter penned an unforgettable run on The Avengers and was Marvel's editor-in-chief from 1978-1987.

Tom DeFalco, a former editor-in-chief of Marvel, is the author of DK's Spider-man: The Ultimate Guide. As editor-in-chief and a senior writer, Tom coordinated a massive editorial effort with 9 other creators to develop the Maximum Carnage story.

John Byrne, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is one of Britain's top cartoonists, comedy writers and stand-up comedians with wide-ranging experience in performance, production and the teaching of creative skills. He is currently the resident artist on Nickelodeon TV (UK), drawing live and unscripted, and often with "art materials" that include everything from sausages to toothbrushes to TV presenters with luminous paint in their hair. He has a six year-old son Pearse, is married to Fumi, and has a house full of teen in-laws (who he loves dearly especially since realizing the importance of babysitters!).

Louise Simonson writes about monsters, science fiction and fantasy characters, and superheroes. She wrote the award-winning Power Pack series, several best-selling X-Men titles, Web of Spider-man for Marvel Comics, and Superman: Man of Steel and Steel for DC Comics. She has also written many books for kids. She is married to comic artist and writer Walter Simonson and lives in the suburbs of New York City.

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