Eisner Award–winning graphic designer Chip Kidd and award-winning photographer Geoff Spear deconstruct the first two iconic issues featuring Marvel Comics’ friendly neighborhood superhero in Spider-Man: Panel by Panel.
Spider-Man first swung onto the comic book pages in August 1962 with the publication of Amazing Fantasy no. 15, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and with cover art by Jack Kirby. Sixty years after the comic’s publication, award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd reimagines the iconic first story, which was also told in The Amazing Spider-Man no. 1 from March 1963, using original vintage copies of both comic books as well as the original art with handwritten notes to present these classic tales in a whole new way.
Perfect for both lifelong fans and the latest generation of Marvel enthusiasts, the book also includes text by Chip Kidd, Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, historian Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics), and Library of Congress curator Sara Duke. Stunningly photographed by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, Amazing Fantasy no. 15 and Amazing Spider-Man no. 1 are showcased as you’ve never seen them before—oversize and up close. This is a panel-by-panel exploration of both entire issues that captures every single detail and nuance of Lee and Ditko’s groundbreaking story, making it a must-have for every comic book collection.
Includes Color Illustrations