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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s greatest super-hero returns to cinemas this week in The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

I infamously left Spider-Man off my list of Top Ten Marvel Characters, but even I must acknowledge that Spidey is Marvel’s greatest creation … and while I might run hot-and-cold on Spidey, you wouldn’t be able to from the many times ol’ Web-Head has been featured here at Longbox Graveyard!

To help whip you into a frenzy for Spider-Man’s second (fifth?) movie, here are links to Longbox Graveyard’s coverage of the Amazing Spider-Man!

I took an affectionate look at the original Steve Ditko/Stan Lee run of Amazing Spider-Man HERE. There’s no doubt in my mind about who put the “amazing” in Amazing Spider-Man!

Amazing Fantasy #15

You can get a close look at the expressive faces of Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man HERE. You’ll find more Steve Ditko — along with John Romita and other classic Spidey artists, in my Spider-Man Gallery.

We’ve also taken an in-depth look at Spider-Man’s many battles and enemies, which is especially on-topic as this new picture is set to introduce the Sinister Six! Just this week I ran a Gallery of Spider-Man’s most spectacular foesMark Ginocchio of Chasing Amazing Blog counted down his Top Ten Spider-Man battles (Part 1, Part 2), and offered up a “Bottom 10” of Spider-Man’s Bronze Age villains, while I reviewed the first appearance of one of Spidey’s signature foes in another early Lee/Ditko landmark in “Face-To-Face With … The Lizard!”

Amazing Spider-Man #6, Steve Ditko

But Mark wasn’t done! He also joined me on the Longbox Graveyard Podcast to count down his Top 10 issues of Amazing Spider-Man, and provided a very popular look at the unique friendship between Spider-Man and Marvel’s other Silver Age teen idol — the Human Torch.

Spidey Torch 10

Finally, I’m of the firm opinion that Spider-Man’s greatness lies beneath this mask, which is why I was delighted to host Superior Spider-Talk’s Dan Gvozden’s look at Peter Parker’s love life (Part 1, Part 2) … and with things almost certain to go rough for poor Gwen in the new movie, you might want to review Dan’s list for insight on who will be the female lead in The Amazing Spider-Man 3!

Enjoy the movie!

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Steve Ditko’s Strange Faces Gallery

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Strange Tales #135

Read my column about Steve Ditko’s Doctor Strange Beneath The Longbox Shortbox!

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Steve Ditko’s Spider-Faces Gallery

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Steve Ditko, Amazing Spider-Man #24

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