A tie-in to the release of the new Spider-Man film presents an unauthorized portrait of one of the world's favorite comic book superheroes, an overview of his archenemies, a profile of his creator Stan Lee, and a look at the comic book series and the television series and film that it inspired. (A Columbia Pictures film, written by David Koepp, directed by Sam Raimi, releasing Spring 2002, starring Tobey Maguire, Kiren Dunst, & Willem Dafoe) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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: For four decades, Spider-Man has enthralled fans of his comic books and television show. Now, step inside the story behind the superheroes growing empire, which is as fascinating as any of his adventures. Entertainment writer Edward Gross tells all in this first unauthorized history of the Spider-Man (a.k.a. webslinger), his creator, and the movie that will catapult him into the public eye. Gross shows how Stan Lees frustration as a comic book artist spawned the creation of a revolutionary comic book hero as he follows Spider-Mans popularity through the 60s and 70s. He provides Spider-Mans fans with a riveting biography of the superhero, a rogues gallery of archenemies, and a behind-the-scenes episode guide to all five television series. Spider-Man is back and this fact-filled, fully illustrated book will become the perfect resource for his millions of fans.