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Marvel Resurrects Classic Treasury Edition Format for “Spidey”

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Marvel Comics celebrates its past with the return of its classic Treasury Edition format. The oversized presentation, popularized in the ’70s, will make its return this June for a special collection of Robbie ThompsonRobbie ThompsonRobbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw‘s first “Spidey” arc.


“Spidey: All-New Treasury Edition” arrives in June, collecting the series’ first five issues with a cover price of “$15.99.

“Nick Bradshaw’s work on ‘Spidey’ practically leaps off the page,” said Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel in a statement. “We knew we had to do something special for fans of this series. And since Robbie Thompson does such a wonderful job of capturing the early days of Peter Parker’s super hero career, we though ‘Spidey’ was the perfect title to bring back this classic comic format.”

The format, also called Marvel Special Edition and Marvel Treasury Special, was a popular one from the mid-’70s through 1981, featuring mostly reprinted, but sometimes new material in a 10″ by 14″ package. A number of milestone comic moments were commemorated in the format, including Superman and Spider-Man meeting, and Spider-Man and the Hulk battling at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Official Press Release

Swing into action True Believer and witness the return of the famous Marvel Treasury Edition! Gone from comic shops for nearly 35 years, be there as this long-lost format makes its big comeback with SPIDEY: ALL-NEW TREASURY EDITION VOL. 1! Presented in an oversized tabloid size format, this can’t miss tome collects the first five issues of Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw’s hit series SPIDEY! Prepare for a webslinging Spider-Man experience like no other when the oversized adventures of teenage Peter Parker are released this June!

“Nick Bradshaw’s work on SPIDEY practically leaps off the page,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We knew we had to do something special for fans of this series. And since Robbie Thompson does such a wonderful job of capturing the early days of Peter Parker’s super hero career, we though SPIDEY was the perfect title to bring back this classic comic format.”

Today, he’s the world’s greatest super hero. But before he was amazing, he was just Spidey. Class is in session as he faces off against Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Lizard, the Vulture and more iconic Spider-Man rogues! Strap in and suit up as Thompson and Bradshaw bring you an action-packed thrill ride through Peter Parkers early days. Don’t miss the SPIDEY: ALL-NEW TREASURY EDITION VOL. 1 when it comes to comic shops and wherever books are sold this June!

SPIDEY: ALL-NEW TREASURY EDITION VOL. 1 TPB

Collecting SPIDEY #1 – #5

Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON

Art & Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

112 pgs….$15.99