The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Masterworks, Volume 1

The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Masterworks, Volume 1

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Overview

When a young Peter Parker is given the fantastic powers of an arachnid, he must also deal with the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. Check out these stories of spectacular web-slinging adventure from Spidey's very beginning, including the tragic origin that started it all, the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro, and guest-star nods by the Fantastic Four and Human Torch. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-10.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785170020
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Series: Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 264,346
File size: 149 MB
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About the Author

Stan Lee was the former head writer, editorial and art director, publisher, and chairman of Marvel Comics, where he created or co-created enduring characters including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and many others. As the defining editorial voice for Marvel he introduced a generation to a new, more humanized approach to superheroes.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Masterworks, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike the print copy, the Nook version omits the first, most important story. The first Spidey story from Amazing Fantasy #15!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This volume is comprised of Amazing Fantasy #15 (1st Appearance of Spider-Man) and Amazing Spider-Man issues #1-10. That's 11 classic comic book stories for the price of 4 comics today. And these stories are worth every penny! You get to see the introduction of some of Spidey's greatest villains - Doc Ock, Sandman, The Vulture, Electro, and The Lizard, to name a few. The artwork may not appeal to younger readers of today's ultra-stylized comics, but it really is a great example of good storytelling. The drawings are clear, and the action is clean. There's no guessing as to who's doing what. The writing is, of course, dated. But, remember, these are the original stories that started the legend. It's amazing to see how much simpler things were then. Plus, at the time, these plots and situations were unique. A costumed crimefighter never had to worry about girls, bullies, and parental figures. That's one of the reasons this character is so appealing. In closing, one of my favorite things about these old issues is that you can't just skim thru them like some of today's comics. You have to actually sit down and read them, because they just pack so much good stuff onto one page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has the first ten comics!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, you have a choice. You can A. spend thousands of dollars for old beatup back issues and not eat for a few months. Or B. Spend twelve bucks for this attractive graphic novel with a cool introduction from Stan Lee himself. Think long and hard now...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read for a person who wants to start from the begining please add the rest of the volumes thank you
Squish_K More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as a gift for my oldest nephew on the occasion of his fifth birthday. This is the perfect beginning to what I hope will be a lifetime love affair with superheroes, masked avengers, caped crusaders and graphic novels in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My dad reads this to me every night before I go to sleep. My favorite part so far is the first (Amazing Fantasy) episode. The Doctor Octopus comic book is good too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has everything that you would expect from the masterminds of Marvel, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Stan Lee's broad imagination for storylines and Steve Ditko's excellent illustrations make this book an enjoyable thing for children and adults.
schteve on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Amazing" is right. Such was the opposition to Stan Lee's concept of a hung-up, teenage superhero, he had to resort to introducing the character via a one-off story in the final issue of a magazine due to be cancelled. By way of contrast, The Mighty Thor debuted in his own series the same month as Spider-Man snuck in under everyone's guard.Handing his outline to Jack Kirby, Lee soon realised that Kirby's heroic style wasn't what the strip required and reassigned it to the quirkier Steve Ditko who gave Peter Parker the required nerdy look. In the end Kirby's contribution would be limited to the first 2 covers although he has been credited with creating Spidey's famous red and blue costume.But it was Ditko who gave the strip its uncharacteristic look and apart from a run in with alien invaders in issue 2 the Spider-Man approach would eschew the scifi stylings Kirby was exploring with the Fantastic Four.Here Ditko and Lee create some of the enduring characters of comics: J Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, The Vulture, The Sandman, The Lizard and of course Dr Octopus. With supporting characters like Betty Brant, Flash Thompson and Liz Allen the groundwork was laid for one of the great superhero soap operas ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love spiderman and getting to thread the comics is even better. I just wish there were more comics in one edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only have the demo and im saving up it looks awsome
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I love The Amazing Spiderman sereis. You cant beat a teenager who becomes a superhero who faces villians like the Lizzard, Camileon, and Doctor Octopus. I also love how in this volume it tells how Stan Lee come up with the idea of Spiderman and how he had to convince marvel comics to publish the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!!! You hav to buy it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite spidey collection ever! You gotta love the classics!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As you can see by the title I think this is terrific. This includes the origin of Spidey and the debute in his own series! I rated this 5 stars but without a thought, this things pushing for 6!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It would obviously cost a small fortune to try to buy all the original first ten, or even the first 40 issues of Spider-Man. These are perfect for those of us who can not afford to do so. I love this book and the others in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Titles! Fantistic beginings and endings to match each story. Some/most bad guys go down too easily (Plus, The SandMan turns out to seem like the least of Spider-Man's worries). Great action, unlike some of today's comics that show second-to-no action (and just talk) whatsoever.