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Section Name: Industry Material
Base Level: No Spider-Man

These are books which are concerned with the general history of comics, or with the history of the fictional characters.

Where a book is specifically concerned with the life and career of one or two specific real-world individuals, then it will generally be found over in Books (Biographies & Profiles).

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.

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The Steranko History of Comics 1
Year 1970 : NM ($40.00) : SM Article
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher:  Supergraphics
Writer:  Jim Steranko
Cover Art:  Jim Steranko
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Comix: A History of Comic Books in America
Year 1971 : NM ($40.00) : Review (No SM)
Find ISBN 0517110377
Publisher:  Bonanza Books
Writer:  Les Daniels
Artist:  John Peck
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The Steranko History of Comics 2
Year 1972 : NM ($30.00) : SM Article
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher:  Supergraphics
Writer:  Jim Steranko
Cover Art:  Jim Steranko
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NM ($30.00)
The Comic Book Makers
Year 1990 : NM ($20.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1887591354
Summary: Biography of Joe Simon (includes Untold Origin of Spider-Man)
Publisher:  Vanguard Productions
Writer:  Jim Simon, Joe Simon
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Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades
Sep 1991 : NM ($40.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 0810938219
Summary: Contains Much Spider-Man Information
Publisher:  Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Writer:  Les Daniels
Introduction:  Stan Lee
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From Aargh To Zap!
Year 1991 : NM ($25.00) : SM Article

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Summary: Spider-Man on Cover; Featured in "The Super-Hero Revival" Chapter
Publisher:  Prentice Hall Press
Writer:  Harvey Kurtzman, Michael Barrier
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Funny Papers: Behind the Scenes of the Comics
Year 1993 : NM ($20.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 0688115756
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover; Reprints Spider-Man Newspaper Strip from September 1, 1993
Publisher:  Morrow Junior Books
Writer:  Elaine Scott
Photographer:  Margaret Miller
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Jack Kirby's Heroes and Villains: Black Magic Edition
Year 1994 : NM ($13.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1566850029
Summary: Spider-Man Pin-Up
Editor:  Greg Theakston
Artist:  Jack Kirby (Pin-Ups)
Inker:  Frank Miller (Pin-Ups)
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Marvel Universe
Year 1996 : NM ($40.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 0810981718
Summary: Spider-Man Chapter; On Cover
Publisher:  Abradale Press (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)
Writer:  Peter Sanderson
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Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers
Feb 1999 : NM ($18.00) : Review (No SM)
Publisher:  University Press of Mississippi
Writer:  Matthew J. Pustz
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Comic Wars
Apr 2002 : NM ($25.00) : Review (No SM)
Find ISBN 0767908309
Publisher:  Broadway Books
Writer:  Dan Raviv
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The Science of Superheroes
Sep 2002 : NM ($25.00) : Review (No SM)
Find ISBN 0471024600
Writer:  Lois Gresh, Robert Weinberg
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The Silver Age of Comic Book Art
Year 2003 : NM ($20.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1888054859
Summary: Spider-Man Appears in Steve Ditko Chapter and Elsewhere
Publisher:  Collectors Press
Writer/Designer:  Arlen Schumer
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Comic Book Nation
Oct 2003 : NM ($15.00) : Review (No SM)
Find ISBN 0801874505
Publisher:  The Johns Hopkins University Press
Writer:  Bradford W. Wright
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Baby Boomer Comics
Nov 2003 : NM ($28.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 087349668X
Summary: The Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Comic Books of the 1960s (Spider-Man Appears)
Publisher:  Krause Publications
Writer:  Craig Shutt
Illustrator:  Jim Mooney
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Comics Creators on Spider-Man
Jul 2004 : NM ($15.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1840234229
Publisher:  Titan Books
Writer:  Tom DeFalco
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The Rough Guide to Superheroes
Oct 2004 : NM ($13.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 1843533863
Summary: Spider-Man on Cover
Publisher:  Penguin Group
Editor:  Helen Rodiss, Michaela Bushell, Paul Simpson
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Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe
Year 2006 : NM ($50.00) : SM Article

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Summary: Spider-Man on Cover and Chapter
Writer:  Roy Thomas
Audio Commentary:  Stan Lee
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Webslinger
Mar 2007 : NM ($18.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 9781933771069
Summary: Unauthorized Essays on Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
Publisher:  BenBella Books
Editor:  Gerry Conway, Leah Wilson
Writer:  Adam-Troy Castro, Brett Chandler Patterson, Darren Hudson Dick, David Hopkins, Joseph McCabe, J.R. Fettinger, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Lou Anders, Matthew Pustz, Michael A. Burstein, Michael Marano, Paul Lytle, Richard Hanley, Robert B. Taylor, Robert Burke Richardson, Robert Greenberger
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The Little Book of Super Heroes
Year 2009 : NM ($10.00) : SM Article
Summary: Spider-Man Article
Publisher:  G2 Entertainment Limited
Writer:  Michael Heatley, Mike Gent
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Marvel: The Expanding Universe Wall Chart
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates
Aug 2007 : NM ($80.00) : SM Article
Find ISBN 9780883631249
Summary: Fold-Out Wall Poster (Spider-Man Appears)
Publisher:  Hugh Lauter Levin Associates
Writer:  Michael Mallory
Research:  Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, Stuart Vandal
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Year 2014 : NM ($30.00)
Publisher:  Beaux Arts Editions
Age of TV Heroes
Mar 2010 : NM ($40.00) : SM Article
Summary: Book detailing the various TV super-hero shows: Spider-Man Chapter
Writer:  George Khoury, Jason Hofius
Cover Art:  Alex Ross
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Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture
May 2012 : NM ($25.00) : Review (No SM)
Find ISBN 9780071797023
Publisher:  McGraw Hill, Inc.
Writer:  Rob Salkowitz
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