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Base Level: No Spider-Man

These are books that are primarily concerned with the life and careers of one or two specific individuals.

Note that many of the books in our Books (History of Comics) title also contain much biographical content.

Note: Comics shown are for database purposes only. None of these comics are for sale. Valuations shown are indicative Near Mint Values. Dates shown are cover dates.

The Art of Neal Adams Volume Two
Year 1977 : NM ($15.00) : SM Article
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher:  Sal Quartuccio
Cover Art:  Neal Adams
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The Art of John Buscema Volume One
Year 1978 : NM ($15.00) : SM Article
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher/Editor:  Sal Quartuccio
Cover Art:  John Buscema
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The Art of John Byrne Volume One
Year 1980 : NM ($15.00) : SM Article
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover and Back Cover
Editor:  Sal Quartuccio
Artist:  John Byrne
Introduction:  Roger Stern
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The Art of Jack Kirby
Year 1992 : NM ($29.00) : SM Reference
Find ISBN 0963446711
Summary: Spider-Man References: Reprints covers of Amazing Fantasty #15, Fantastic Four Annual #1, Amazing Spider-Man #1, Amazing Spider-Man #10
Editor:  Catherine Hohlfeld, Greg Baisden
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Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee
May 2002 : NM ($14.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 0684873052
Summary: Autobiography of Stan Lee (Spider-Man on Cover)
Publisher:  Schuster New York, Simon
Writer:  George Mair, Stan Lee
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Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book
Sep 2003 : NM ($25.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1556525060
Summary: Biography, includes Information on Spider-Man's Creation
Publisher:  Chicago Review Press, Inc.
Writer:  Jordan Raphael, Tom Spurgeon
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Mantlo: A Life in Comics
Year 2007 : NM ($7.50) : SM Reference
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Summary: Spider-Man Reference: Reprints covers of ASM #181, MTU #40, 48, 53, 56, PPSSM #24, 29, others. Features on Mantlo's Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man/Hulk Team-Ups
Publisher:  Sleeping Giant Comics
Writer:  David Yurkovich, Michael Mantlo
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Joe Sinnott: Brush Strokes With Greatness
Apr 2007 : NM ($18.00) : SM Article

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Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher:  TwoMorrows Publishing
Writer:  Tim Lasiuta
Cover Art:  Joe Sinnott
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John Romita...And All That Jazz!
Jul 2007 : NM ($25.00) : SM Article
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Summary: Spider-Man on Cover and Throughout, reprints Spider-Man Strips of 11/17/79, 3/25/07, 4/17/07
Publisher:  TwoMorrows Publishing
Writer:  Jim Amash, Roy Thomas
Artist:  John Romita, Sr. (Spider-Man Strip), Larry Leiber (Spider-Man Strip)
Cover Art:  John Romita, Sr.
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Stan Lee: Conversations
Jul 2007 : NM ($20.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1578069858
Summary: Collection of Stan Lee Interviews (Spider-Man Articles)
Publisher:  University Press of Mississippi
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Kirby: King of Comics
Year 2008 : NM ($40.00) : SM Reference
Find ISBN 9780810994478
Summary: Spider-Man References: Reprints cover of Amazing Fantasy #15, Daredevil #1, Toys for Tots Poster, Super-Hero Postage Stamps, Kirby Self-Portrait from Marvelmania International, Marvelmania International Production Art
Publisher:  Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Writer:  Mark Evanier
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Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko
Year 2008 : NM ($40.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 9781560979210
Summary: Spider-Man Chapter
Publisher:  Fantagraphics Books
Editor:  Gary Groth, Greg Sadowski, Kim Thompson
Writer:  Blake Bell
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Jack Magic: The Life and Art of Jack Kirby, Volume Two
Year 2011 : NM ($25.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1566850673
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover and discussed in text.
Writer:  Greg Theakston
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Creators of the Superheroes
Year 2011 : NM ($40.00) : SM Article

Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Writer:  Thomas Andrae
Cover Art:  Jack Kirby
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The Stan Lee Universe
Nov 2011 : NM ($25.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1605490296
Summary: Includes Articles related to Spider-Man
Publisher:  TwoMorrows Publishing
Editor:  Danny Fingeroth, Roy Thomas
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Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
Year 2012 : NM ($18.00) : SM Reference
Summary: Spider-Man Reference: Partial back of Spidey's Head in New York Comic Con Audience
Writer:  Marc Tyler Nobleman
Artist:  Ty Templeton
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Mad's Greatest Artists: Mort Drucker, Five Decades of His Finest Works
Year 2012 : NM ($30.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 9780762447138
Summary: Spider-Man Parody: Spider-Alfred on Cover, Reprints cover of Mad #418
Editor:  Greg Jones, John Ficarra
Artist:  Mort Drucker
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Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics
Jul 2012 : NM ($25.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 9781605490427
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher:  TwoMorrows
Writer:  Aaron Sultan, Dewey Cassell
Cover Art:  Marie Severin
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Who Is Stan Lee? (Spider-Man References)
Dec 2014 : NM ($6.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 9780448482361
Publisher:  Grosset and Dunlap
Writer:  Geoff Edgers
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Amazing Fantastic Incredible: Stan Lee, A Marvelous Memoir
Hardcover
Nov 2015 : NM ($30.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 9781501107726
Summary: Graphic Novel Autobiography of Stan Lee; Spider-Man Appears
Writer:  Peter David, Stan Lee
Artist:  Colleen Doran
Colorist:  Bill Farmer, Joseph Baker, Jose Villarrubia, Juan Fernandez, Val Trullinger
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