SPIDER-MAN WEB-SLINGER, HERO, ICON
By Rich Johnson
Hardcover / 8.5” x 11” / 224 pages / more than 300 color illustrations / $50.00 U.S.
ISBN: 978-0-7893-3779-5 / Universe Publishing / Release date: September 2022
He is us. Peter Parker is an awkward kid, a nerd. He is a teenager who wears big glasses, is a science wiz and an amateur photographer, and is bullied and picked on in high school. Okay, maybe he is some of us. Peter is not an alien from another planet with super-powers, or a billionaire who is also a masked vigilante—he is an average teenager from Queens. Peter Parker is someone readers can relate to. He is a kid who happened to get super-powers after being bitten by a radio-active spider.
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 superheroes 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.
SPIDER-MAN: AVENGER, HERO, ICON
By Rich Johnson
Hardcover / 8.5” x 11” / 224 pages / more than 300 color illustrations
$50.00 U.S. / $67.50 Canadian / ₤36.95 U.K.
Release date: September 2022
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: AVENGER, HERO, ICON
June 2022 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-0-7893-3778-8 | $50.00