Superheroes were nothing new in 1962 when Stan Lee first pitched Spider-Man to his boss, who argued against the idea, citing spiders, a teenage lead, and his loner persona as strikes against it. Finally allowing him to appear in the already-cancelled Amazing Fantasy, Spidey immediately shot to the top of the best-seller list. Six decades, multiple films, and countless issues later, the character is among the most recognizable in pop culture. Spider-Man Marvel Comics Library: Vol. 1 celebrates the neighborhood web-slinger with a reprinting of his first 21 stories, originally published between 1962 and 1964 and featuring iconic villains such as the Green Goblin, Mysterio, and Doctor Octopus. More than a simple reprint, each page was photographed as it looked decades ago, then digitally remastered and printed on three different paper stocks developed specifically to simulate the feel of the originals.
Hardcover / 11" x 15.6" / 10.62 lbs. / 698 pages