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Spider-Man The Icon: The Life and Times of a Pop Culture Phenomenon Hardcover – Oct 23 2007


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (Oct. 23 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845763246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845763244
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 30.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #731,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am amazed...how come this book is still available for such a low price..it should have been sold out long before. or not many people know about this book. forget all the other guides encyclopedias etc..this is the ultimate book that packs everything..art history..information .. on toys....games...animated series..events.. the book is in oversized format..really thick..good quality paper.
get this while its still available.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Everything about Spidey and much, much more! Oct. 25 2007
By Michael L. Pasqua - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is both for the novice fan and for the individual who (erroneously) thought that everything about Spider-Man was available in other books. This is a meticulously researched project and an obvious labor of love by Steve Saffel. Going beyond comics and exploring cartoons (including the lyrics for the Spider-Man Theme Song), newspaper strips, toys and films, this is a comprehensive treatise on the web-slinger that should satisfy everyone who even has a marginal interest in Spider-Man. The author probably has information that even Stan Lee is probably unaware of (if that's possible). An excellent volume that sets the bar for similar books. What next, Fantastic Four? Steve Saffel has the credentials to make further volumes equally great!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Behind the mask of Spider-Man Nov. 2 2007
By Mark Vaz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In the classic "Spider-Man" comics, Peter Parker, and his Spidey alter ego never seemed to get respect. Nowadays, Aunt May's favorite nephew is a certified movie star and there's finally a book that celebrates Spider-Man's history with the grandeur, and sense of fun, the character deserves. Author Steve Saffel comes out of the Marvel universe and had a long and successful run as an editor with the Random House Publishing Group, so it's a treat to see him put that experience to work on behalf of the 'ol webslinger. A tip of the hat to Titan Books as well for producing the kind of beautiful, high-class volume that this pop culture phenomenon deserves (those who saw the recent book on Stan Winston know that Titan pulls out all the stops). It's a class act, one that I hope will attract not just the legion of comics fans, but those who only know Spider-Man from the movies. Gazing into my crystal ball, I see a lot of "Spider-Man: The Icon" books wrapped up and waiting under many a Christmas tree.
Mark Cotta Vaz
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Along came a Spider... Oct. 31 2007
By James - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Great compilation of all things Spidey. A must for every collector and fan. This book is not just of Spiderman but for anyone interested in the creation and evolution of an "icon." From the first incarnation to the latest movies, the history is both a fantastic homage to a hero and a thrilling tale of creation, art, and how an icon changes over times. Thoughtful, respectful, funny, and in all ways entertaining.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Spider-Man the Icon Rocks! Oct. 31 2007
By Gina R. Misiroglu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As a fan of the Web-slinger and a pop-culturalist, I am amazed with Steve Saffel's book. It is beautifully produced, bursting with rare art, filled with cool factoids, and historically and factually sound. What an effort! It speaks to both the comic-book novice and the longtime Spidey fan, making it the perfect giftbook for just about anyone on your list this holiday season.
--Gina Misiroglu, co-author of The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Beyond the best! Oct. 31 2007
By Shannon R. Workman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
First...Amazing illistration. The history from start to finish makes this one a page turner. The title says it all...Icon. This book is a must have for any spidey fan!

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