After seeing “The Amazing Spider-Man” starring Andrew Garfield, on the big screen, viewers can read the behind the scenes story of one of the most celebrated comic book series in “Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero” by DK Publishing. The book explains how “Spider-Man” was created and developed, examines storylines and traces the superhero’s entire career. The book also includes fun facts, artwork, and a foreword by Stan Lee.
This book, like the new Spider-Man film, is suitable for the whole family. The recommended age is 8 and up. A major theme in the early comics which is heavily explored in the new film is the notion that Peter Parker is an outsider. “The Amazing Spider-Man” should be particularly meaningful to teenagers, as the plot addresses issues adolescents face every day, such as bullying and self-discovery. These aspects of the film are excellent reasons for families to see it together.
Besides “Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero”, there are several other Spider-Man books that the whole family can enjoy, such as “Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide” by Cynthia O’Neil, Tom DeFalco, and Stan Lee. This in-depth guide offers over 600 full-color images, including never before seen, specially commissioned artwork. Many hardback and paperback books have also been released based on the original Spider-Man Marvel comics.