Expected to Ship: Mar 2022 - May 2022
About This Book
Travel back in time to witness the creation of the world’s favorite web-slinger as dreamed up by comic book legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who redefined what it meant to be a hero. In this Hulk-sized, collector’s dream, the first 21 Spider-Man stories from 1962–1964 have been meticulously photographed from the most pristine copies of these rare comic books—a fine art celebration of the teen superhero in this inaugural volume of TASCHEN’s Marvel Comics Library series!
This XXL-sized collector’s dream, close in size to the original artworks, features the first 21 stories of the world’s favorite web-slinger from 1962–1964. Rather than recolor the original artwork (as has been done in previous decades’ reprints of classic comics), TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. The most pristine pedigreed comics have been cracked open and photographed for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Each page has been photographed as printed more than half a century ago, then digitally remastered using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing—as if hot off of a world-class 1960s printing press. Three different paper stocks, including an uncoated and woodfree paper, were exclusively developed for this series to simulate the feel of the original comics.
With an in-depth historical essay by Marvel editor Ralph Macchio, an introduction by uber-collector David Mandel, and original art, rare photographs, and other gems, these 698 pages of wall-crawling wonder will make anyone’s spider-sense tingle with anticipation.
This deluxe volume features an aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing, and is housed in a slipcase.
Marvel fans, be sure to add the Spider-Man. Vol. 1 (1962-1964) Collector's Edition Book to your library today!
What's in the Box?
The Marvel Comics Library. Spider-Man. Vol. 1 Collector's Edition Book features:
- Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies
- Aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine
- Foil embossing
- Housed in a slipcase
- 698 pages
Additional Details & Dimensions
- Product Size
Height: 15.6" (39.6 cm)
Width: 11" (27.9 cm)
Weight: 11.13 lbs (5 kg) *
- Box Size
Height: 3.00" (7.6 cm)
Width: 12.75" (32.4 cm)
Depth: 18.50" (47 cm) *
- Shipping Weight
- 12.00 lbs (5.4 kg) *
* Size and weight are approximate values.
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