Enter the world of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Ever since he was bitten by a radioactive spider & transformed into the amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker has been astounding comic-book fans with his breathtaking acrobatics, as well as his battles against a host of villains, such as the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Rhino, & Venom. This book, filled with full-color illustrations, brings you everything you ever wanted to know about the wall-crawler, including the thrilling events & personalities that have shaped the life of one of the world's best-known comic-book characters. Includes a Foreword by Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man & other characters for Marvel comics. Oversize; heavy-coated stock.
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Unless Peter Parker decides to pen his own autobiography someday, you're not going to find a better guide than this to the life and times of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. From that fateful radioactive bite in the science hall up to Spidey 2099, DK's Ultimate Guide recounts all the career milestones--major and minor--of Stan Lee's web-slinging wall-crawler. Organized and authored by Tom DeFalco, former Marvel editor in chief and the series' bestselling author, this guide pulls together the storyline's many twists and turns (chronologically, by decade) and devotes big spreads to nearly every noteworthy ally, friend, and villain (with one curious omission in the Shocker). Special sections cover episodes like the alien costume, the regrettable clone saga, and the wedding to Mary Jane, while panel after panel of original art (over 600 images in all) flesh out the action (a particular treat with the corny old dialogue and art).
DeFalco makes some small missteps--inevitable in any fan-boy project--and certainly The Ultimate Guide will feel dated as the series evolves, but as a comprehensive guide, it just doesn't get any better. Throw in a foreword by the inimitable Stan Lee, and you've got a book that would make even Peter Parker proud. --Paul HughesAbout the Author:
Ranking as the web-slinger's top-selling comic-book author, Tom DeFalco has written about the adventures of Spider-Man and his friends for over 20 years. At one point, he was even Marvel's Editor-in-Chief. Other titles Tom has written for Marvel include Fantastic Four: Nobody Gets Out Alive and Thor: Alone among the Celestials. He also edited the definitive Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Child's H/B, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1405319119
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Child's H/B, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111405319119