The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide (HC)

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The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide (HC)

The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide (HC)
Tom DeFalco | DK Publishing | CBR | ISBN 0756626757 | Updated Ed. (Mar 19, 2007) | 184 Pages | 63.80 MB

Marvel authority Tom DeFalco unmasks the history of the beloved websling in this updated edition of DK's definitive guide, which 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 the Marvel Universe. Author Tom DeFalco has written about the adventures of Spider-Man and other super heroes for over 20 years. Tom has been a top writer and Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, and has written many titles for Marvel & DK, including , , and most recently, . --
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 Hughes, for amazon.com (2001 ed. review)


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