Sunday, 4 December 2016

Nerdversity Reviews: Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero


In 1963. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko would create Spider-Man, a teenaged superhero with powers similar to that of a spider, granting him the agility and speed of a spider, the ability to crawl over any surface, spider-sense and webbing. Little did they know just how much of an icon he'd become.


The Spider-Man Ultimate Guide was published in 2013 by Dorling Kindersley. It was written by Matthew K. Manning. The book was published alongside the Chronicle and released in book stores the world over.


Clocking in at well over 300 pages, the Ultimate Guide gives readers a unique insight into the world of Spider-Man in relation to his publication history. The first 50 pages of the book cover the history of Peter Parker from his birth up to Spider-Island, as well as his powers, abilities, allies and enemies. The rest of the book follows on from the same style of previous guides, in that it lists each decade and has bios on major characters, key storylines and key issues from each decade.


This book, like other guides, is aimed at 10 year old children and covers everything you needed to know or wanted to know about the spider-man comics universe. Manning has done amazing work putting this book together and like the others, I can easily see that more adult Spider-Man aficionados will get a lot of enjoyment out of this guide.