This is a complete collection of every Amazing Spider-Man comic book ever printed covering over 40 years - Mar. 1963 to Dec. 2003, including Amazing Fantasy #15 – Spider-Man’s debut issue. A total of over 500 (issues 1 thru 500, and Amazing Fantasy #15 complete comic books including all articles, the Spider’s-Web column, Bullpen Bulletins and every advertisement – cover to cover complete. Articles and script from the great Stan "The Man" Lee, and artwork by non other than Steve Ditko. The digital images are created from the original historic paper comic books (complements of Marvel editor and collector Mr. Ralph Macchio), so some images may be a bit soiled, slight discoloration and small degrading of pages such as small tears, creases and pen marks. But that’s what gives it its historical value and character.
Forty years ago, The Amazing Spider-Man first leapt onto the pages of a comic book. In his hand-stitched red-and-blue costume, this teenage boy discovered an obligation to use his incredible powers to help save a world, despite the fear and mistrust held by many who he sought to aid. Though much has changed in Spider-Man’s world in those intervening years, all that matters has remained the same. Spider-Man has taught us that the greater power, the greater the responsibility comes bound with obligation. Trace the fascinating exploits of your favorite web spinner as he battles crime and cruelty in its many guises, while often putting his own search for happiness in second place. Packed with intrigue, love and loss, victory and defeat, this truly is The Amazing Spider-Man.