The Amazing Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Hero, Icon

Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Hero, Icon is a dynamic curation of Spider-Man’s seminal comic book stories and related story lines spanning the comic book’s run.

Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Hero, Icon covers all things Spidey: his character’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy comic book, before he had his own stand-alone series; his allies, love interests, and archenemies; and his ongoing popularity as a cultural icon.
Spider-Man has been one of the most recognizable pop-culture characters of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Americana. Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Hero, Icon explores the phenomenon of one of Marvel Comics’ most popular super heroes and his appearance in the most memorable and influential comic book stories. Longtime comic-industry insider Rich Johnson examines the character using more than three hundred Spider-Man illustrations, including covers, interior comic art, variant covers, sketch treatments, and Marvel Studios film concept art. Beginning with Spidey’s first appearance in comics in the early 1960s to present-day treatments of the character, Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Hero, Icon will thrill new and mega comic book fans and Marvel collectors alike.
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About The Author

Rich Johnson is a longtime comic book industry mainstay: Johnson spent time as a VP with DC Comics, VP of Lion Forge Comics, has been an Eisner Awards judge, has written for comics website The Beat, and founded and was Co-Publishing Director of manga imprint Yen Press. Johnson also co-edited the critically acclaimed COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology, named by The Washington Post one of the best graphic novels of 2021.

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  • Publish Date: September 13, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels - Superheroes (See Also Fiction - Superheroes)
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $67.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-3779-5


"The handsome hardbound book is filled with color and black and white art, interesting and fascinating text and information about Spider-Man and close-up examinations of Spidey's supporting cast, villains and new characters. It's a veritable web filled cornucopia of Spider-Man goodies that fans of the Web-Slinger are sure to enjoy. So sit back, crack the book's pages, marvel at the art, be intrigued by the text and enjoy hours of reading and visual pleasure." —BOYCE MCCLAIN COLLECTOR'S CORNER

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