In 1962, Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko created Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man, in Amazing Fantasy #15. And later this year, Marvel is going to celebrate that milestone with an official Spider-Man 60th anniversary book.
Via Marvel.com, Marvel Comics and Quatro will publish Spider-Man: A History and Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade. Comic scribe Peter David and Robert Greenberger wrote a previous iteration of this book ten years ago. Their contributions remain in the new edition, which features updated content by Matthew K. Manning.
Marvel also released the cover for the book, which looks like it features John Romita Sr.’s take on the wall-crawler.
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Marvel also released the official description for the book:
“From the comic page to the big screen and beyond, Spider-Man has thrilled fans for generations. Since swinging onto the scene in 1961, the world’s most famous wall-crawler has captivated the world, starring in millions of comics, over twenty different films and animated series, numerous blockbuster video games, and one Broadway show, as well as appearances in countless other mediums.
In celebration of his illustrious and expansive history, Spider-Man: A History and Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade is a comprehensive collection of exciting art and expert commentary that brings Spidey’s backstory out of the archive and into the arms of fans worldwide. Organized by decade, you will:
- Relive the origin and adaptations of Spider-Man, along with his friends and enemies, through comic books, films, TV shows, toys, and more
- Spark your memory with “remember when?” moments (the Spider-Mobile, anyone?)
- Recall the most interesting and shocking plot points of the comic
- Meet the creators who worked on Spider-Man’s adventures throughout the years
Illustrated with images from the comics, movies, and other Spider-Man–related items, this collection is a must-have for any fan of the web-slinger.”
Spider-Man: A History and Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade will be released on September 6.
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