From the Publisher
THE LIFE AND TIMES
OF A POP CULTURE PHENOMENON
From his modest 1962 debut in Amazing Fantasy #15, Peter Parker -
better known to readers as the web-spinning Spider-Man - has
evolved from underdog to international icon. Along the way he's
thrilled entire generations through the comics, cartoons, movies,
and tons of spectacular toys.
Spider-Man: The Icon traces that unlikely evolution. A lavishly
illustrated chronicle, it charts the wall-crawler's career from
counter-culture figure to motion picture superstar, visually
portraying every aspect of the web-spinning phenomenon. This deluxe
celebration of the ultimate super hero includes insights from key
comic book writers and artists, photos of rare, vintage
collectibles, and a vast array of scintillating imagery from the
comics, cartoons, television series, and movies.
In doing so, it also traces the history of popular culture over the
last five decades. Renowned Spider-Man expert Steve Saffel combines
a wealth of arcane knowledge and incredibly rare archival material
to create the essential book for every Spider-fan!
About the Author
While on staff at Marvel Entertainment, Steve Saffel developed
behind-the-scenes magazines that revealed the secrets of the comics
and introduced readers to the worlds of film, animation, toys,
video games, and much more. He also spearheaded Marvel's
promotional efforts in the comic book specialty market.
His career as a professional editor has included tie-ins with the
first two Spider-Man movies, and allowed him to work with many
astonishingly talented people, including fantasists David Gemmell
and Greg Keyes, authors Greg Bear, Eric Nylund and Peter David,
science fiction legend Robert Silverberg, Star Wars icon Steve
Sansweet, thriller writer John Birmingham, actress Amber Benson,
and pop culture maven Mark Cotta Vaz.
Currently he's a writer, an editorial and marketing consultant, and
a multi-platform project developer. He''s also a long-standing
Spidey fan, and many of the rarer items of memorabilia showcased in
Spider-Man: The Icon come from his personal collection.
Coincidentally, he lives in Spider-Man's hometown of Forest Hills.
About the Book
From his modest debut in 1962, Spider-Man has evolved into an international icon. This lavishly illustrated chronicle charts the wall-crawlers career from counterculture figure to film superstar. Renowned Spider-Man expert Steve Saffel combines a wealth of arcane knowledge and incredibly rare archival material to create the essential book for every Spidey-fan. Includes a Foreword by Stan Lee.
Published: June 10, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1845763246
ISBN - 13: 9781845763244