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([April] 2007)

Candlewick Press, 2007 Series
 
Price:
24.99 USD
Pages:
18
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2007-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Brand:
Candlewick Press
ISBN:
978-0-7636-3263-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Caroline Repchuk
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
10.25 in. (top) / 7.75 (bottom) x 10.0 in. (sides) [trapezoid]
Binding:
Hardcover

Issue Notes

Per indicia on back cover: "Age 5 and up." Manufactured in Thailand. Copyright 2007 Marvel Characters, Inc.
This is a pop-up book with sequential panels (abridged comic-book reprints) making up brief narratives throughout. All interior pages are spreads with pop-up splash panels spotlighting a particular character, with touched-up or altered artwork, surrounded by flat panels and pull-out tabs. Spider-Man's first appearance / origin is reprinted in abridged form on alternating right-hand pages. All panels have new, mostly verbatim lettering in original balloons. Sequences' combined page count is higher than book's total page count due to fold-out origin chapters.
Various websites (including publisher's at one time, although the book is no longer listed there) have given list price as $19.99, but book says $24.99 US. Only date in publication data is copyright; on-sale date from publisher's website.


Spider-Man Tastic! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru ? (main figure); Steve Ditko (corner box)
Inks:
Mike Esposito ? (main figure); Steve Ditko (corner box)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (design); typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Main image source is unknown by indexer. Please add!

The Amazing Spider-Man! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / illustration / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru ?
Inks:
Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover (Pg. 2) and left-hand side of Pg. 3 have pop-up Spider-Man figure, same as cover, from unknown source, with brief character description in caption.

Key Character Fact File: Aunt May and Uncle Ben (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
? (text); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Artie Simek (balloon)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Peter Parker; Aunt May [May Parker]; Uncle Ben [Ben Parker]

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at top left of Pg. 3 is short profile of Aunt May and Uncle Ben with relettered panel reprint from story "Spider-Man!" in Amazing Fantasy #15.

Spider-Man Fact File (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (text only)

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at bottom left of Pg. 3 is handbook-style entry listing Spider-Man's vital statistics, skills, etc.

The Spider-Man Story Part 1... (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; ? (new captions)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Artie Simek (balloons)
Editing:
Stan Lee (original); Caroline Repchuk (abridgment)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Peter Parker [Spider-Man] (introduction, part origin); Aunt May [May Parker] (introduction); Uncle Ben [Ben Parker] (introduction)
Synopsis:
A teenaged "bookworm", Peter Parker, is bitten by a radioactive spider and develops strange powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Right-hand side of Pg. 3 begins abridged, reformatted reprint of first Spider-Man story. Sequence is only half-page wide when closed, but opens to present another page's worth of content.

The Green Goblin (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (new captions); Stan Lee (story panels)
Pencils:
? (Green Goblin); Steve Ditko (Spider-Man); John Romita (story panels)
Inks:
? (Green Goblin); Steve Ditko (Spider-Man); Mike Esposito (story panels); John Romita (story panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Artie Simek ("Green Goblin"); Sam Rosen (original balloons, "Whoom!")

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (part origin)
Synopsis:
Norman Osborn gains superhuman abilities from a chemical explosion that also turns him mad.

Indexer Notes

Pg. 4 and left-hand side of Pg. 5 have pop-up figure of Green Goblin from unknown source next to brief character description and title. Remainder of Pg. 5 reprints panels from story "Spidey Saves the Day!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #20.

Goblin Fact File (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (text only)

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at bottom left of Pg. 5 is handbook-style entry listing Spider-Man's vital statistics, skills, etc.

Doc Ock (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
? (new captions); Stan Lee (story panels)
Pencils:
John Romita (main figures); Steve Ditko (story panels)
Inks:
? (main figures); Steve Ditko (story panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Sam Rosen ("Doc Ock"); John Duffy (panel balloons)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius; Doc Ock] (part origin); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Synopsis:
Robotic arms are fused to the body of scientist Otto Octavius.

Indexer Notes

Left-hand side of Pg. 6 reprints panels from story "Spider-Man versus Doctor Octopus" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #3. Remainder of Pg. 6 and left-hand side of Pg. 7 have pop-up figures of Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man in battle under brief character description and title.

Key Character Fact File: The Sinister Six (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
? (text); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Sam Rosen (balloons)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sinister Six [Electro [Max Dillon]; Mysterio [Quentin Beck]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; The Vulture [Adrian Toomes]; The Sandman [William Baker; Flint Marko]; Kraven the Hunter [Sergei Kravinoff]]

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at bottom of Pg. 6 is short profile of The Sinister Six with relettered panel reprint from story "The Sinister Six!" in Amazing Spider-Man Annual, The (Marvel, 1964 series) #1.

Spider-Man Part 2... (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; ? (new captions)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Artie Simek (balloons)
Editing:
Stan Lee (original); Caroline Repchuk (abridgment)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (part origin); Aunt May [May Parker]; Uncle Ben [Ben Parker]; Crusher Hogan (introduction)
Synopsis:
Peter uses his powers to win a wrestling match, develops a web-shooting device, sews a masked costume, and names himself Spider-Man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Right-hand side of Pg. 7 continues abridged, reformatted reprint of first Spider-Man story. Sequence is only half-page wide when closed, but opens to present another page's worth of content.

Vulture (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (new captions); Stan Lee (story panels)
Pencils:
John Romita (layouts in main panels); Don Heck (finished pencils in main panels); Steve Ditko (other panels)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (main panels); Steve Ditko (other panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Artie Simek (balloons, "Zak!" in main panels); John Duffy (balloons in other panels)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Vulture [Adrian Toomes]
Synopsis:
Spider-Man captures his battle with The Vulture on camera.

Indexer Notes

Pg. 8 and left-hand side of Pg. 9 have pop-up panels of Vulture battling Spider-Man from story "The Vulture's Prey" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #64 under brief character description and title. Remainder of Pg. 9 reprints panels from story "Duel to the Death with The Vulture!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #2.

Key Character Fact File: Meet J. Jonah Jameson (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
? (text); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); John Duffy (balloons)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
J. Jonah Jameson

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at bottom of Pg. 9 is short profile of J. Jonah Jameson with relettered panel reprint from story "Duel to the Death with The Vulture!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #2.

Electro! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
? (new captions); Stan Lee (story panels)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Sam Rosen (balloons in main panels); Artie Simek ("Electro!"; balloons in other panels)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Electro [Max Dillon] (part origin); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Synopsis:
Max Dillon becomes "a living electrical generator" after a freak accident.

Indexer Notes

Pg. 10 and left-hand side of Pg. 11 have pop-up figures of Electro and Spider-Man in battle from story "The Sinister Six!" in Amazing Spider-Man Annual, The (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 next to brief character description in caption with title, surrounded by panels from story "The Man Called Electro!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #9.

Electro Fact File (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Electro [Max Dillon] (text only)

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at top left of Pg. 11 is handbook-style entry listing Electro's vital statistics, powers, etc.

Spider-Man Part 3... (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; ? (new captions)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Artie Simek (balloons)
Editing:
Stan Lee (original); Caroline Repchuk (abridgment)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (part origin); Aunt May [May Parker]; Uncle Ben [Ben Parker] (death)
Synopsis:
Spider-Man can't be bothered to stop a thief, who by a twist of fate ends up killing his Uncle Ben.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Right-hand side of Pg. 11 continues abridged, reformatted reprint of first Spider-Man story. Sequence is only half-page wide when closed, but opens to present another page's worth of content.

Kraven the Hunter! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (new captions); Stan Lee (story panels)
Pencils:
John Romita (main figures); Steve Ditko (story panels)
Inks:
John Romita (main figures); Steve Ditko (story panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Sam Rosen ("Kraven"; "Btanng!"); Artie Simek (balloons in story panels)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kraven the Hunter [Sergei Kravinoff]
Synopsis:
Sergei Kravinoff, better known as Kraven the Hunter, enjoys a monologue in his lair.

Indexer Notes

Pg. 12 and left-hand side of Pg. 13 have pop-up figure of Kraven the Hunter from story "In the Hands of the Hunter!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #47 next to brief character description and title. Remainder of Pg. 13 reprints panels from story "Kraven the Hunter!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #15.

Kraven Fact File (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kraven the Hunter [Sergei Kravinoff] (text only)

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at top left of Pg. 13 is handbook-style entry listing Kraven the Hunter's vital statistics, skills, etc.

Key Character Fact File: Meet Mary Jane Watson (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
? (text); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Sam Rosen (balloons)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Peter Parker; Anna Watson; Mary Jane Watson

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at bottom of Pg. 13 is short profile of Mary Jane Watson with relettered panel reprints from story "The Birth of a Super-Hero!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #42.

Nothing Can Stop The... Sandman! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
? (new captions); Stan Lee (story panels)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Sam Rosen (balloons)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [William Baker; Flint Marko] (part origin); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Synopsis:
After escaping prison and having his body turned into a kind of living sand by an atomic explosion, Flint Marko encounters Spider-Man.

Indexer Notes

Pg. 14 and left-hand side of Pg. 15 have flipped, pop-up panel of Sandman from story "Nothing Can Stop... The Sandman!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 under brief character description in caption with title, surrounded by other panels from that story and from cover to that issue.

Sandman Fact File (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [William Baker; Flint Marko] (text only)

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at top left of Pg. 15 is handbook-style entry listing The Sandman's vital statistics, powers, etc.

Spider-Man The Final Part... (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; ? (new captions)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Artie Simek (balloons)
Editing:
Stan Lee (original); Caroline Repchuk (abridgment)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Peter Parker [Spider-Man] (part origin)
Synopsis:
The burglar who killed Ben Parker is apprehended by Spider-Man, who recognizes him as the thief he failed to stop earlier and sees that "with great power there must also come -- great responsibility!"
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Right-hand side of Pg. 15 concludes abridged, reformatted reprint of first Spider-Man story. Sequence is only half-page wide when closed, but opens to present another page's worth of content.

Mysterio! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? (new captions); Stan Lee (story panels)
Pencils:
John Romita (main figures); Steve Ditko (story panels)
Inks:
? (main figures); Steve Ditko (story panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (letters?, design, paper engineering); Sam Rosen ("Mysterio!"); Artie Simek (balloons)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mysterio [Quentin Beck] (part origin)
Synopsis:
Quentin Beck describes the hidden gadgets in the costume he designed to confront Spider-Man.

Indexer Notes

Pg. 16 and left-hand side of inside back cover (Pg. 17) have pop-up figures of Spider-Man and Mysterio in battle from unknown source under brief character description and title. Remainder of Pg. 17 reprints panels from story "The Menace of... Mysterio!" in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #13.

Mysterio Fact File (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / character profile / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mysterio [Quentin Beck] (text only)

Indexer Notes

Pull-out sequence at bottom left of Pg. 17 is handbook-style entry listing Mysterio's vital statistics, skills, etc.

True Believers Retro Character Collection (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. Spider-Man Tastic!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. The Amazing Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  3. 2. Key Character Fact File: Aunt May and Uncle Ben
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. Spider-Man Fact File
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. The Spider-Man Story Part 1...
    Spider-Man
  6. 5. The Green Goblin
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. Goblin Fact File
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. Doc Ock
    Spider-Man
  9. 8. Key Character Fact File: The Sinister Six
    Spider-Man
  10. 9. Spider-Man Part 2...
    Spider-Man
  11. 10. Vulture
    Spider-Man
  12. 11. Key Character Fact File: Meet J. Jonah Jameson
    Spider-Man
  13. 12. Electro!
    Spider-Man
  14. 13. Electro Fact File
    Spider-Man
  15. 14. Spider-Man Part 3...
    Spider-Man
  16. 15. Kraven the Hunter!
    Spider-Man
  17. 16. Kraven Fact File
    Spider-Man
  18. 17. Key Character Fact File: Meet Mary Jane Watson
    Spider-Man
  19. 18. Nothing Can Stop The... Sandman!
    Spider-Man
  20. 19. Sandman Fact File
    Spider-Man
  21. 20. Spider-Man The Final Part...
    Spider-Man
  22. 21. Mysterio!
    Spider-Man
  23. 22. Mysterio Fact File
    Spider-Man
  24. 23. True Believers Retro Character Collection
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