The Marvel Comics Library. Spider-Man. Vol. 1. 1962Ð1964
TASCHEN’s extra-large format and painstaking reproduction efforts reveal startling new details in the work of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists. Each volume includes an essay by a comic book historian along with hundreds of photos and artifacts.
In Spider-Man. Vol 1, pedigreed editions of the first 21 Spider-Man comics from 1962-64 have been newly photographed and methodically retouched to honor the original vision of Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. An in-depth historical essay by Marvel editor Ralph Macchio, an introduction by uber-collector David Mandel, original art boards, rare photographs, and other never-before-seen gems make this book the ultimate tribute to the character who redefined what it meant to be a hero, right ahead of Spider-Man’s 60th birthday.
The first printing of Spider-Man. Vol. 1 is released as a Famous First Edition, limited to 5,000 numbered copies. The book is also available as a Collector’s Edition, limited to 1,000 copies featuring an aluminum print cover tipped into a faux leather-bound spine, foil embossing, and housed in a slipcase. Ships within 2 weeks.