The Amazing Spider-Man

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

The comic book character Spider-Man first appeared 50 years ago. Created by artist/plotter Steve Ditko and writer/editor Stan Lee, Spider-Man battled not only super-villians, but also his high school bully, the common cold, and a skeptical newspaper editor, all in order to save the world and protect the peace of mind of his elderly Aunt May. 

Spider-Man has made the leap from comics to television and film several times, and the latest effort to bring him to the big screen is "The Amazing Spider-Man," which opens July 3. David Garland presents highlights from James Horner's score for that new film, plus music by Danny Elfman and others from previous Spider-Man adaptations. In addition, Garland tells of his visits with the enigmatic, rarely interviewed Steve Ditko.

Comments [3]


thank you for including the information about Steve Ditko and his contributions to that it was almost all of super heroes in the marvel universe, Stan Lee contributed little else than the captions yet he has taken much of the credit from the artists.

Jun. 30 2012 10:03 PM
GCL from Astoria NY

Yes well done.
The second one. The soundtrack as song. I recall that one being written for an animated TV series that came close to the original ideas for the comic. More then even the one that surfaced on one of the Disney channels some years ago. The one which has narration by one of the best actors around, I also recall being out about the same time period.

Jun. 30 2012 10:00 PM
Jerry from San Jose, Costa Rica

Well done...thanks David.

Jun. 30 2012 09:55 PM

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