Enter the world of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Ever since he was bitten by a radioactive spider and transformed into the amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker has been astounding comic-book fans with his breathtaking acrobatics as well as his battles against a host of villains such as the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, the Rhino and Venom. "Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide" brings you everything you ever wanted to know about the wall-crawler including the thrilling events and personalities that have shaped the life of one of the world's best-known comic-book characters. Spider-Man is one of the most easily recognizable comic book characters in the world today and the Spider-Man comics are some of the most popular titles within this highly competitive market.Having been published for nearly 40 years, Spider-Man has a loyal and fanatical following. The release of a major feature film in May 2002 will trigger an enormous level of interest in Spider-Man and related licensed products. The book will feature never-before-seen artworks which "Marvel" have specially commissioned for this title. The book features a foreword by Stan Lee, one of the founders of "Marvel Comics" and regarded by many as the father figure of modern comics.