Spider-Man vs. the Vulture
May 30, 2017
6.5 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
STAN LEE is known to millions as the man who co-created such legendary comic book superheroes as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Daredevil, and the Incredible Hulk, among hundreds of others. He has written numerous best-selling books, most recently Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee, his autobiography written with George Mair, and has been the co-executive producer for numerous animation projects starring Spider-Man and the X-Men, as well as the Spider-Man, X-Men, X2, Daredevil, and Hulk movies. Stan lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Joan.
Louise Simonson writes about monsters, science fiction and fantasy characters, and superheroes. She wrote the award-winning Power Pack series, several best-selling X-Men titles, Web of Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, and Superman: Man of Steel for DC Comics. She has also written many books for kids. She is married to comic artist and writer Walter Simonson and lives in the suburbs of New York City.
Ditko was born on November 2, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of first-generation American Rusyn immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), father Stephen Ditko, an artistically talented master carpenter at a steel mill, and mother Anna, a homemaker. The second-oldest child in a working-class family, he was preceded by sister Anna Marie, [and followed by sister Elizabeth and brother Patrick. Inspired by his father's love of newspaper comic strips, particularly Hal Foster's Prince Valiant, Ditko found his interest in comics accelerated by the introduction of the superhero Batman in 1939, and by Will Eisner's The Spirit, which appeared in a tabloid-sized comic-book insert in Sunday newspapers. Ditko in junior high school was part of a group of students who crafted wooden models of German airplanes to aid civilian World War II aircraft-spotters. Upon graduating from Greater Johnstown High School in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 26, 1945, and did military service in Allied-occupied Germany, where he drew comics for an Army newspaper.