Along Came a Radioactive Spider: Strange Steve Ditko and the Creation of Spider-Man

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$18.99  $17.66
Page Street Kids
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8.43 X 10.39 X 0.47 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Annie Hunter Eriksen realized while writing With Great Power: The Marvelous Stan Lee (Page Street Kids) that she, like most people, was overlooking Steve Ditko's role in the Spider-Man origin story, which inspired her to create the biography he deserves (even if he would totally hate the attention). In addition to comics, Annie loves cats, true crime, and running trail races. She lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband, two cats, and a hedgehog.

Lee Gatlin is the illustrator of With Great Power: The Marvelous Stan Lee (Page Street Kids), among other books for kids and many, many comics. Spider-Man has always been his favorite superhero, so he loved drawing the behind-the-scenes on the guy who made Spidey the hero he is. Lee lives with his wife and three children in Georgia.

"Spider-Man soars thanks to an unconventional illustrator [...] Die-hard comics aficionados will appreciate getting tangled up in this diverting web."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Gatlin's striking illustrations, carrying a nostalgic vibe of their own, present Ditko himself as a wiry, elusive figure. Back matter fills in a little detail about his time at and departure from Marvel [...] Spidey fans will no doubt be intrigued."

"Mixed media art blends both the cartoony style of newspaper comic strips with the more dynamic movement of superhero comics [...] this would make an easy sell to superhero fans, especially kids aspiring to work in the comic world biz."