([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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 [abridged, reformatted]

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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 [abridged, reformatted]

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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 [abridged, reformatted]

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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15 [abridged, reformatted]

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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
Andy Mansfield (design); typeset

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Wolverine; Spider-Man; The Human Torch; Cyclops

Indexer Notes

This book and the True Believers Retro Character Collection in general are hyped on the back cover with blurb and repurposed character artwork, above publication information, publisher logo, and barcode.

Editing

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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