The Folic Society To Release A Gorgeous Spider-Man Hardcover

Experience the amazing adventures of Marvel’s iconic Super Hero in Spider-Man, the second volume in Folio’s exclusive ‘Marvel Heroes’ series. Featuring acclaimed comic books by Stan Lee, Steve Dikto, Todd McFarlane and Brian Michael Bendis. 

Spider-Senses everywhere have been tingling in anticipation of this second volume in Folio’s acclaimed ‘Marvel Heroes’ series.

The amazing Spider-Man collects twelve momentous tales of web-slinging action. Also included is a complete replica of The Amazing Spider-Man #1, created by the legendary team of Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. Following Folio’s Captain America, this dazzling edition presents an exclusive portrait of an iconic Super Hero. And who better to curate and introduce this collection than former Marvel editor Roy Thomas? Thomas selects archetypal stories from almost sixty years of crime-fighting adventure. You’ll discover the debuts of Doctor Octopus and Venom, as well as Peter Parker’s first encounter with his young successor, Miles Morales.

This hardback edition comes sheathed in a beautiful blue-and-red slipcase stamped with Spidey’s iconic sigil, while the cover features original artwork by Marcos Martín, the multiple-award-winning Marvel artist famed for his work on Spider-Man.

Production Details


– Bound in blocked cloth and paper printed with a design by Marcos Martín

– Prelims set in Miller with Benton Sans display

– 304 pages printed in 4-colour throughout

– Endpapers printed with a design by Marcos Martín


– Cloth slipcase blocked with a design by Marcos Martín

– 10½˝ x 7˝

Scale replica comic

– 32 pages with 4-page cover

– 9½˝ x 7˝

A Remarkable Replica of The Amazing Spider-Man # 1

Spider-Man first appeared in the pages of 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, an anthology title on the brink of cancellation. But the wall-crawler proved so phenomenally popular that he received his own title just seven months later. Launching in March 1963, The Amazing Spider-Man #1 has been reproduced here as a perfect replica, stored within a pocket inside the slipcase. Avoiding all digital remastering, Folio has scanned an original collector’s copy, leaving no authentic detail excluded, from vintage toy ads to grains in the newsprint. Spider-Man creators Lee and Ditko defied convention by making their Super Hero not a muscleman, but a scrawny teenager more concerned about paying the rent than saving the world. The most groundbreaking moments from this six-decade saga are collected in the main book, including art and storytelling by masters old and new, from artists John Romita, Todd McFarlane and Sara Pichelli to writers Brian Michael Bendis and Dan Slott.

Enter The World of The Web Slinger

Roy Thomas’s expert introduction will guide you through the tangled web of a Super Hero whose powers prove as much a tragic curse as a teenager’s dream come true. You’ll relive those crucial battles with Super Villains the Green Goblin and sinister symbiote Venom. You’ll also discover the moments of heartbreak that have impacted Peter Parker’s life over the years. Experience the shocking fate of Gwen Stacey, which devastated readers in 1973, as well as ’The Conversation‘ from 2002. In this low-key masterpiece, Peter’s frail Aunt May finally learns the horrifying truth that her beloved nephew is Spider-Man. Concluding with another subtle classic – 2018’s ’There For You‘ with award-winning art by this edition’s cover-artist Marcos Martín – Folio’s Spider-Man is a truly startling compendium that will show you the world through the eyes of a Super Hero.


’Spider-Man!’ – Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962)

’Spider-Man versus Doctor Octopus’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (July 1963)

’Spider-Man Tackles the Torch!’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #8 (January 1964)

’The Birth of a Super-Hero!’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #42 (November 1966)

’And Death Shall Come!’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #90 (November 1970)

’The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #121 (June 1973)

’The Goblin’s Last Stand!’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #122 (July 1973)

’The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man!’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #248 (January 1984)

’Venom’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988)

’The Conversation’ – The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2 #38 (February 2002)

’Spider-Men’ – Spider-Men #2 (August 2012)

’There For You’ – The Amazing Spider-Man #801 (August 2018)


Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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