An all-access, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the amazing Hollywood blockbuster In 1962, when Spider-Man first appeared in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15, the response was so electrifying the web-spinner was given his very own comic book series within a year. Now, on the 40th anniversary of that fateful beginning, Marvel Comics' most popular superhero stars in his own spectacular feature film! Here for the first time all the juicy details of Spider-Man's journey to the silver screen are revealed. From script to soundstage, from costumes to visual effects, the book captures the creative energies of those responsible for this supreme act of illusion. Behind the Mask of Spider-Man features: Hundreds of never-before-seen photos, costume sketches, storyboards, and set design illustrations Candid reflections and delicious anecdotes from cast members, including Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, and Kirsten Dunst Fascinating revelations from director Sam Raimi (The Gift, Evil Dead, For Love of the Game) on how he sought to capture the outcast hero who is the essence of Spider-Man The magic behind the film's dazzling visual effects and digital wizardry Scenes that never made it into the movie A movie like this comes along once in a lifetimea story of good and evil, love and cruelty, awesome powers that become both blessing and curse . . . It is the marvelous story of Spider-Man. Go for the ultimate spin at www.sony.com/spiderman From the Trade Paperback edition.Mark Cotta Vaz is the author of 'Behind the Mask of Spider-Man: Special Edition', published 2002 under ISBN 9780345456052 and ISBN 034545605X.