Spider-Man Confidential SC (2002 Hyperion Books) comic books
1st printing. By Edward Gross. For four decades, Spider-Man has enthralled fans of his comic books and television show. Now, step inside the story behind the superhero's growing empire, which is as fascinating as any of his adventures. Entertainment writer Edward Gross tells all in this first unauthorized history of the Spider-Man, his creator, and the movie that will catapult him into the public eye. Gross shows how Stan Lee's frustration as a comic book artist spawned the creation of a revolutionary comic book hero as he follows Spider-Man's popularity through the '60s and '70s, providing Spider-Man's fans with a riveting biography of the superhero, a rogue's gallery of archenemies, and a behind-the-scenes episode guide to all five television series. NOTE: This item may be available in retail locations before shipping to specialty market accounts. Softcover, 304 pages, Text (with B&W photosd and illustrations). Cover price $16.99.