Comics : Spider-Sense Spider-Man: Sticker Book (Alligator)
This story is part of a Lookback Series: The Magic of Color
This review was first published on: Feb 2013.
This is one of a dozen or so reasonably-priced Spidey colouring & activity products available in the UK-only from Alligator Books Limited. Specifically, this is the 'Spider-Sense Spider-Man: Sticker Book" from 2009.
Spider-Sense Spider-Man: Sticker Book (Alligator)
Year 2009 : SM Title
Find ISBN 9781847505019
Physically this book is 8.25" x 11.7", which is an inconvenient UK size that doesn't fit into a standard magazine archival bag. It features a skimpy 16 pages of content, plus a center-fold featuring the two sheets of stickers.
The "activities" include half-a-dozen colouring pages, a join-the-dots, a spot-the-difference, a couple of mazes, and the usual other typical stuff. The artwork is clean, and appears to have been created specially for this series.
This is a UK book, and UK books are famous for being stingy and cramped. And indeed, the page count is pretty pathetic. But surprisingly the stickers are actually rather decent. See the images for a scan of the centre-fold with the stickers.
This is in striking comparison to the immediately preceding sticker book I reviewed... Amazing Spider-Man: Activity Book - Arachnid Attack! (Bendon), which despite being a U.S. book, offered some of the lamest stickers I've seen in a very long time!
Well, what to do with the rating?
The stickers are pretty good, although that's pretty much a must-have for a "Sticker Book". And although the asking price of £2.99 isn't exceptionally high, I still can't help but feel that 16 pages is pretty skimpy.
In a moment of weakness, I think I'm going to give this book the benefit of the doubt and go for a three-web rating. Really, it's probably more like 2.75 webs. But let's round up.