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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spider-Man's Tangled Web Volume 3

Title: Spider-Man's Tangled Web
Volume 3

ISBN: 078510951X

Price: $15.99

Publisher/Year: Marvel, 2002

Artist: Duncan Fegredo, Sean Phillips, Guiseppe Camuncoli, Paul Pope, Leandro

Writer: Zeb Wells, Ron Zimmerman, Brian Azzarello, Scott Levy, Paul
Pope, Daniel Way

Collects: Spider-Man's
Tangled Web

Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis: Five different stories featuring five different creative

    I was a Teenage Frog-Man - Leap Frog is out of prison and turning
over a new leaf, but his son can't take the embarrassment of having a loser
former super-villain for a father.  The
kids at high school are constantly making fun of him until he takes matters
into his own hands - and becomes the new Frog-Man!

    Double Shots - A group villains get together at a super-villain bar
and tell stories of their battles with Spidey. 
Kraven (the son) and the Vulture tell their stories until Norman Osborn
(the Green Goblin) trumps then all with his story.

    The Last Shoot - We get the story of Crusher Hogan before the
fateful night he challenged all comers and wound up against a masked teenager
who would become Spider-Man.

    The Collaborator - A teenage girl idolizes Spider-Man and gets yelled
at by her dad.  She sneaks out and
witnesses a new super-villain battle the cops until Spider-Man shows up.  Then she realizes who the new super-villain
is - her dad!

    Heartbreaker - Tombstone has a bum ticker and gets sent to prison
where he's in danger of having a heart attack at any moment.  The Kangaroo takes a special dislike to him
and he may never make it out of prison alive.

The art can be a bit rough, but works with the gritty crime angle to
the stories

This third volume of Tangled Web explores the darker side of the street
by focusing on Spidey's villains.  It's a
refreshing set of gritty stories with surprising appeal and much better than
the second (even the first) volume.

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