October 21, 2008

Upcoming Ditko - Spider-Man Masterworks softcover

Marvel is beginning to re-issue their Marvel Masterworks line in softcover for a very reasonable price. The first release is the early adventures of Spider-Man. Noteworthy in this release is that they're going to have the artwork for the first story shot from the original art recently donated to the Library of Congress.  Two cover designs, the one shown below for most retailers and a cover that emulates the original Masterworks design also available to the direct market.




MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 TPB
by STEVE DITKO and STAN LEE with JACK KIRBY
Cover by JACK KIRBY & STEVE DITKO


Celebrate Marvel's 70th anniversary by experiencing the tales of the world's most-famous super heroes from the very beginning! The Marvel Masterworks have brought readers deluxe hardcover collections of Marvel's classics from the Golden Age, Atlas Era, and the mighty Marvel Age, and now you can join in the Masterworks excitement with our new, monthly Marvel Masterworks trade paperbacks. And where better to start than where comics' most robust line of archival comic collections began-the Amazing Spider-Man! In 1962 in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave birth to one of the most-enduring icons in American popular culture-the one and only Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. The combination was pure magic. So join us in the following pages as we present stories of spectacular web-slinging adventure from Spidey's very beginning including, the tragic origin that started it all, the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro, and guest-star nods by the Fantastic Four and Human Torch. And to top it off, we've packed this volume full of bonuses galore, including the complete original artwork to Spider-Man's Amazing Fantasy #15 origin from the Library of Congress archives!

Collecting AMAZING FANTASY #15 & THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-10.

272 PGS/All Ages ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3692-7


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 TPB - DM ONLY
272 PGS/All Ages ...$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-3693-4

3 comments:

  1. Dear Sir or Ma'am,

    I would like to see Steve draw Dr Strange meets the original Captain Marvel?

    Clay

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  2. Does this volume contain any "reconstructed" or redrawn art?

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  3. I assume it's using whatever version is used in the other recent reprints of the material. I'm not sure, but I think the early Spider-Man stuff they had decent source material for (I think a few issues in the 20s and one of the Annuals are among the issues that recent reprints had redrawn versions of).

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