SPIDER-MAN: A History and Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade [Epic Ink]


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On the heels of the exclusive cover reveal at Marvel.com comes this complete biography of one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes. SPIDER-MAN: A History and Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade explores Spider-Man’s development through behind-the-scenes anecdotes, images, and rarely-seen interviews.

From the comic page to the big screen and beyond, Spider-Man has thrilled fans for generations. Since swinging onto the scene in 1961, in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the world’s most famous wall-crawler has captivated the world, starring in millions of comics, over twenty different films and animated series, and numerous blockbuster video games, as well as appearances in countless other mediums.

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man, 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, this book will let you:
  • 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.
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About the Authors

Matthew K. Manning is the author of over fifty books and dozens of comic books, ranging from history books about Batman and Wolverine to comics starring Wonder Woman and Spider-Man. His recent Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic book series was nominated for Comic of the Year by the Diamond Gem Awards. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit him online at matthewkmanning.com.

Robert Greenberger has long worked in the pop-culture field, including tenures at Starlog Press, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Weekly World News. His works include The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, Spider-Man Vault (co-written with Peter David), and Stan Lee's How to Write Comics (co-written with Stan Lee). He has over a dozen Star Trek books to his credit, in addition to editing the comic book adaptations for eight years. For more information, see his website, bobgreenberger.com.

Peter A. David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them. Peter authored the original printing of The Spider-Man Vault.

SPIDER-MAN: A History and Celebration of the Web-Slinger, Decade by Decade
By Matthew K. Manning, Robert Greenberger, Peter A. David
Published October 4, 2022, by Epic Ink
Hardcover, 208 pages
$40.00 US, $53 CAN
ISBN: 9780760375631
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