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In 1962, comic book writer Stan Lee created the action hero Spider-Man for Marvel Comics. Spider-Man began starring in his own newspaper strip and soon became one of the most successful newspaper comics. Spider-Man has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide, making it the longest running of all Super Hero strips. In 1967, the first Spider-Man series ran on TV and continued to be a favorite tv show until 1998.
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It begins with an orphan named Peter Parker, raised by his beloved
Aunt May and Uncle Ben in Queens. A quiet student, he works diligently
at his studies and pines for the beautiful Mary Jane Watson. But this
ordinary teenage boy is about to have his life turned upside, when he
is bitten by a genetically altered spider. suddenly, he finds himself
in possession of spectacular powers. He is now and forever Spider-Man!
The Venom Factor
In a Manhattan warehouse, an innocent man has been murdered during
a mysterious crime. Evidence points to the involvement of Venom - the
alien symbiote who is obsessed with Spider-Man's destruction. Yet Venom
has always safeguarded innocent lives. Has Venom gone completely around
the bend, or is there another suspect? Spider-Man thinks there is more
to the crime than meets the eye.
The Adventures of Spider-Man
When a genetically enhanced spider escapes from a laboratory cage and
bites Peter Parker, his normal teenaged life is transformed. Suddenly,
Manhattan has its own superhero one that can climb walls, soar
through the air, and shoot spider-webbing from his hands! But danger
lurks in the streets of the city the Green Goblin wants to take
over the world, starting with New York City! Can Spider-Man keep the
city safe? Or will the Green Goblin squash him like a bug?
The Rat Pack - a paramilitary organization of thieves - is on a city-wide
crime spree that no one, not even Spider-Man, seems to be able to stop.
In fiery speeches and newspaper editorials, millionaire businessman
and Daily Bugle co-owner Norman Osborn issues a blistering series of
demands for action to stop this threat to the safety of New York citizens.
Two years have passed, and Peter Parker struggles to cope with the
demands of life as a college student, a Daily Bugle photographer, and
a crime-fighting superhero. But it hasn't gotten any easier. Condemned
by the press, tormented by secrets he can never reveal, forced to give
up the girl of his dreams--at times the lonely burden of Spider-Man
seems almost too great to bear . . . and the temptation to give up grows
stronger by the hour.
Wanted Dead or Alive
Attempting to stop a bank robbery on a crowded New York street, the
amazing Spider-Man finds himself blamed for the accidental shooting
of an innocent bystander. The newspapers have a field day with the incident,
which makes the web-slinger the perfect target for mayoral candidate
Brian Timilty. However, Timilty is secretly the pawn of Tyler Stewart,
a wealthy businessman seeking to take over New York's crime syndicates.
Marvel Comics - full of cosmic battles and complex psychology - are
the best-selling comics in America today. For generations, Marvel's
moody heroes have captured the imagination of readers with their daring
feats and iconoclastic wit. Relive the Marvel Magic in this lively history
of the company and its heros - both imaginary and real.
The Ultimate Guide
Ever since he was bitten by a radioactive spider and transformed into
the amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker has been astounding comic-book
fans with his breathtaking acrobatics, as well as his battles against
a host of villains, such as the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Rhino,
and Venom. Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide brings you everything you
ever wanted to know about the wall-crawler, including the thrilling
events and personalities that have shaped the life of one of the world's
best-known comic-book characters.