The Spider-Man Project
Andrew Rilstone's on-going close-reading of Amazing Spider-Man #1 - #33 - the first great graphic novel in American literature.
"Perhaps the most detailed study of a comic book ever attempted; will be to The Amazing Spider-Man what Revolution in the Head is to the Beatles."
"You may think you love these comics. But Rilstone loves them more and has spent longer thinking about them than you have."
"Whether it's Flash Thompson's honour code; the connection between Jonah Jameson and Stanley Baldwin or all the times Stan Lee wrote a caption without understanding the pictures Rilstone will point out things about Spider-Man you never noticed before." (*)
I: How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko create Spider-Man
Amazing Fantasy #15
Spider-Man - Freak! Public Menace!
Spider-Man vs The Chameleon
Duel to Death With the Vulture
Spider-Man vs Doctor Octopus, the Strangest Foe of All Time
Nothing Can Stop - The Sandman!
Marked For Destruction by Doctor Doom
Face to face with the Lizard
The Return of the Vulture
The Terrible Threat of the Living Brain
What is Flash Thompson's problem with Peter Parker?
Peter Parker's glasses as a clue to the meaning of the Marvel Universe
Spider-Man Tackles The Torch
In the neighborhood
A Man Called Electro
Why Does J.J.J Hate Spider-Man?
Unmasked By Doctor Octopus
The Menace of Mysterio
1973: A Spider-Odyssey (Video Essay)
Week ending March 17, 1973
Spider-Man Comics Weekly #5
Amazing Spider-Man #13
The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin
Kraven the Hunter
Duel with Daredevil
The Sinister Six (I)
The Sinister Six (II)
Why is Doctor Octopus Spider-Man's Greatest Foe?
The Return of the Green Goblin
The End of Spider-Man
Spidey Strkes Back
The Coming of the Scorpion
Where Flies the Beetle
The Clown And His Masters of Menace
The Strange Case of Ditko's Feet
The Goblin and the Gangsters
Amazing Spider-Man #34 - #38
Amazing Spider-Man # 39 - #40
The Strange Afterlife of Ben Parker
Untold Tales of Spider-Man
Spider-Man Chapter One
No-one Escapes The Fury!
Peter Parker's Financial Situation
If you would like Andrew to complete this mammoth undertaking, please consider backing him on Patreon. If every regular reader pledged just $1 a month, this would be as good as a 10% pay rise..
(*) The kinds of things that I think people ought to be saying about the project: