Saturday, April 22, 2023


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With Sony's Spider-Man movies crawling onto the Disney+ streaming platform, before swinging into watching this comic book superhero films again decided now would be a good time to delve into learning all about the character's history. The Quarto Group has published an marvelous look into Spidey's past with SPIDER-MAN: A History & Celebration of the Web Slinger, Decade by Decade by Matthew Manning, Robert Greenberger and Peter David. The book is available on

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SPIDER-MAN: A History of the Web Slinger, Decade by Decade
provides a comprehensive look back at how the character went from being introduced in the last issue of a failing comic book to becoming a pop culture icon. Since his 1961 debut in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man has been featured in more than twenty movies and tv shows, numerous video games, millions of pages of comic book stories and countless consumer products including clothing and toys. Even those who aren't familiar with Spider-Man's origin story will instantly recognize this superhero. 

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How did we get to a point where this wall-crawling, web-slinging hero became a global sensation? SPIDER-MAN: A History of the Web Slinger, Decade by Decade from The Quarto Group. The book is filled with expert commentary from people involved with the creative process of crafting Spider-Man's adventures thus far and artwork from the web of stories they have spun. 

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SPIDER-MAN: A History of the Web Slinger, Decade by Decade
is full of amazing and spectacular imagery from comics, movies, and items from Marvel's archives. Exploring the behind-the-scenes details included in this book with have fans' Spidey Sense tingling with excitement. 

Enjoy six decades worth of Spider-Man trivia, including:

  • A timeline of Spider-Man's various adaptions in comics, movies, toys and more; 
  • "Remember When?" moments such as the time Marvel introduced the Spider-Mobile; 
  • The most interesting and shocking plot points in Web Slinger's comic book history;
  • An overview of the creators who have crafted Spider-Man's brand over the years.
History and Celebration of the Web-Slinger

After you've caught up on Spider-Man's history, see if it provides new insights into your enjoyment of his movies that being shown on Disney Plus. Sony actually owns the movie rights to Spider-Man which Marvel licensed to them in the years before the comic book publisher had its own movie studio and way before it became a part of the Disney corporation. The first Spider-Man™ films by Sam Raimi “Spider-Man™,” “Spider-Man™ 2,” “Spider-Man™ 3,” and “The Amazing Spider-Man™” are now available to subscribers of Disney+. “Spider-Man™: Homecoming” and “Venom” will join the service on May 12, 2023.

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Spider-Man™ (2002)
 Average teenager Peter Parker (Toby Maguire) is transformed into an extraordinary superhero after he is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider. When his beloved uncle is savagely murdered during a robbery, young Peter vows to use his powers to avenge his death. Deeming himself "Spider-Man," he sets about ridding the streets of crime, bringing him into conflict with malevolent super-villain "Green Goblin." 

Spider-Man™ 2 (2004) 
In “Spider-Man 2™,” Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter's life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock." When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ, Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement. 

Spider-Man™ 3 (2007) 
Peter Parker finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson, and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man's suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains - the deadly Sandman, Venom, and the New Goblin - as well as the enemy within himself. 

The Amazing Spider-Man™ (2012) 
A teenage Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) grapples with both high school and amazing super-human crises as his alter-ego Spider-Man. 

Spider-Man™: Homecoming (2017) 
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero. Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine, but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. 

Venom (2018) 
Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers - transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?


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