As some you Spider-Man fans well know, comic books are not the only print medium where you could follow the wall-crawler’s adventures. Since 1977, Spider-Man has regularly appeared in a daily newspaper comic strip, which was originally written and illustrated by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr. And while new strips of The Amazing Spider-Man are still being published and are available in print and online, wanting to read the original strips in their entirety takes a bit more work. Even though some of the older strips have been previously collected in hardcover, they did not include the full-color strips from the Sunday funny pages.
Until now, that is.
Adding to IDW Publishing’s ever-growing partnership with Marvel, the publishers announced today at New York Comic Con they will be teaming up to bring the world’s most popular Super-Hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, to IDW’s Library of American Comics (LOAC) imprint.
The wondrous wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan Lee, John Romita, and others will be collected in a series of deluxe new hardcover editions that are sure to leave Super Hero fans and comic-strip collectors equally delighted. Consistent with the other newspaper strip reprints in the Library of American Comics line, each volume in the Spider-Man series will include full-color Sunday pages…
…LOAC’s Spider-Man series is designed by Dean Mullaney and edited by Bruce Canwell, both winners of multiple 2014 Eisner Awards for Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth.
The first volume of The Amazing Spider-Man newspaper strips will go on sale in early 2015. Which not only means saving the trouble of having to hunt down old editions in a relative’s garage or the morgue file of your local paper, but an opportunity to read more classic Spider-Man.