Cover Image: Marvel Spider-Man Swing into Action!

Marvel Spider-Man Swing into Action!

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A very lively introduction to the world of Spider-Man, for kids who probably have seen him streamed a couple of times and know he is in books, but don't know it all.  It's a Tom Gates kind of presentation, where every few words there is SPLASH a change of font and BLAMMO a spot illustration interrupting or interacting with the script.  What it did prove, however, was a slightly irregular mix of the necessary, and known-to-all, such as his origins and his original lesson in responsibility, and the more obscure lore and characters that have never, ever crossed my path before (Cindy Moon vs Morlun being wholly unheard of, in my house).  Still, it should prime many a young reader for most of the Spider-stories they would encounter, allowing them greater connection with the franchise.  It could have dropped the unfunny joke about insisting Peter Parker was a STEM nerd so flippin' regularly, mind – things like that make four stars for it a bit on the generous side.
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Review to come September 14th on blog/goodreads.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

So while I am not too big of a fan of Marvel/DC stuff I do have some superheroes in those universes that I like. One of them is Spiderman (well, actually my favourite is Spider-Gwen, but still counts, right?). So I had to pick up this book when I saw it on Netgalley.

In this fun and delightful book we get a spoiler-filled journey through the Spiderverse, and then mainly the normal Peter Parker, the original one if one could call him that. We read about his friends, about how he became Spiderman, how he made all sorts of gadgets (including the webshooter), how he became friends (or at least teammates) with other superheroes and there is so much more and I really enjoyed reading this one because of all that but also because of the fun way it was written. I was totally invested into learning all about Spiderman. 

Haha, I just hadn't expected that it would be so spoilery. It is no problem to me because well you know I am not into it that much, but I can imagine that for a newbie or someone who has just seen bits of Spiderman and is interested in seeing more that that, this wouldn't be a very welcome book. I mean it delves DEEP. 

Also, I didn't know that Spider-Gwen/Spider-Woman is now Ghost-Spider? I only really know her as those first two names so that was a surprise to me. I even looked it up as it just sounded so weird. XD You can see here how much I care about Marvel/DC stuff. ;P

The book is also heavily illustrated and I just loved it all! It gave it that comic feel and that is perfect. The style was really great and did Spiderman and everyone else justice. 

All in all, be warned for spoilers, but I would recommend this book to all.
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My 7-year-old devoured this book!  The mixture of text, unusual fonts, pictures and diagrams kept him engaged for hours, only lifting his head to tell me a knew Spider-Man related fact that he had found out.  This book explains who Spider-Man is, what the superpowers are, who the bad guys are and also has a useful glossary.  This book is perfect if you are new to the Marvel world, or if you are a fan and want to check your knowledge and experience the wonderful illustrations in this book.

Thank you NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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