"Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies. Look Out! Here comes the Spider-Man."
Spider-Man, the teenaged geek turned superhero, debuted 50 years ago on Aug. 1, 1962 in issue #15 of Amazing Fantasy. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics, Spider-Man got his own comic book in 1965. Since then he has become one of the best known and favorite superheroes. Swing through the many Spider-man items in our catalog and enjoy some of these books about the man behind the mask and the artist that created him.
This updated edition of DKUs definitive guide includes more than 600 full-color illustrations from the Spider-Man comics, along with original illustrations, detailed character profiles, and descriptions of the latest developments in Spidey's world. Full color.
Stan Lee is the most legendary name in the history of comicbooks. The leading creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics, he brought to life some of the world's best-known heroes and most infamous villains. His stories, featuring super- heroes who struggled against personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity, added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in the super-human. In the process, he created a new mythology for the twentieth century. In this treasure trove of marvelous memories, Stan tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comicbooks. He moves from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comicbooks, followed by military training films during World War II, through the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to his recent adventures in Hollywood. The story of a man who earned respect by blazing new creative trails in a storytelling form once dismissed as just for kids, Excelsior! is an inspirational story about following one's vision, no matter the odds. Yet it's also the story of how some of the most exciting and memorable characters in the pop-culture universe came to thrill a generation.
Celebrate 70 years of Marvel Comics with The Marvel Encyclopedia ! Fully updated with new images and text, this one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel's greatest-from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains. An essential book both for new fans and for those who grew up loving the comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia is full of artwork, stats, and history for every character in the Marvel Universe. Updates on characters include information from the story arcs of Civil War and Annihilation, and brings fans up to date with the aftermath of Secret Invasion. TM & © 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Licensed by Marvel Characters B.V. All rights reserved.
Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for one year. He's fought villains and saved lives, but still has much to learn about being a super hero. Nick Fury is going to give Peter the chance to go to the next level. To train to become a real super hero. To be the Ultimate Spider-Man. Adapted directly from the early episodes of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, this all-new digest comes packed with 96 pages of art taken directly from the show.
In this incredible guide to the latest Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, fans get an in-depth look at all three blockbuster hits - including the hotly anticipated Spider-Man 3, which swings into theaters in May 2007. Full color.