Have you ever wanted to know a little bit more about a certain wall-crawling web-slinger? As let's face it; there aren't many characters in popular American fiction more recognizable than Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's teenage superhero, Spider-Man! From his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15, circa 1962, all the way up to his cinematic return in the 2017 blockbuster, “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, overall I'd say old-spider-face has firmly cemented his place in modern pop culture.

I mean, can you remember the theme tune heard at the start of his 1960s cartoon show? If I remember rightly I think it went a little something like this...

'Spider-man, Spider-man, does whatever a spider can. Climbs up walls, has big balls, never runs yet always crawls. Look out, here comes' the Spider-Man. Does he cook, can he fly, why-oh-why does he never lie. If I was him, I'd be grim, but only if my limb was slim. Hey there, there goes the Spider-Man'.

Well, I could be wrong, and most probably am. Although, come to think of it, someone who'd definitely know would be Mark Ginocchio, as he's a writer and editor whose work and opinions have been seen in numerous forms of media, such as newspapers, magazines, corporate publications, as well as websites such as CBR, ComicBook.com, WhatCulture, and Sequart. But more importantly than that, he's also the founder of the Chasing Amazing blog and the co-host of the Amazing Spider-Talk podcast, two online portals which are dedicated to all things Spider-Man. What's more, he's even written a book about Spidey!

In '100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die', Mark has brought together more than five decades worth of Spider-Man trivia and lore in one convenient reference. Loaded with all of the essential knowledge, behind the scenes history, and activities that any Spidey fan must know and understand, this great new title brings value to both diehard collectors and casual fans alike. Some of the highlights include:

  • A heartfelt foreword from iconic comic book writer, Tom DeFalco.
  • Profiles of the people who brought Spider-Man to life, including Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
  • Analysis of classic “must-read” issues like “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” and “Spider-Man No More”, and how these issues changed the world of comics.
  • Information and breakdowns of Spidey’s nemeses, from famous figures like Doctor Octopus to a variety of lesser known foes.
  • How to take a Spider-Man tour of New York City, the very real setting for the hero’s fantastic adventures.

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'100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die' provides a thoughtfully ranked list of the key characters, events, history, and personalities surrounding the iconic superhero. With stories to educate fans, both young and old, this great new reference title brings value to readers of all stripes. Now for any more information please don't hesitate to click on the links provided. Or alternatively, visit Triumph Books via their website or twitter pages. In the meantime, however, please check out the following infographic and video to see more of Aunt May's favorite nephew.


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