Marvel authority Tom DeFalco unmasks the history of the beloved websling in this updated edition of DK's definitive guide, which includes more than 600 full-color illustrations from the Spider-Man comics, along with original illustrations, detailed character profiles, and descriptions of the latest developments in the Marvel Universe. MARVEL, Spider-Man and the distinctive likeness thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc., and are used with permission. (c) 2006 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.This book is produced under license from Marvel Characters, Inc. AUTHOR BIO: Tom DeFalco has written about the adventures of Spider-Man and other super heroes for over 20 years. Tom has been a top writer and Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, and has written many titles for Marvel & DK, including Hulk: The Incredible Guide, Fantastic Four: The Ultimate Guide, Avengers: The Ultimate and most recently, The Marvel Encyclopedia.