Fresh off the heels of his first adventure with the Avengers in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker is back in action! With a mentor like Tony Stark – a.k.a. Iron Man – it looks like Spider-Man’s about to hit the big time. But New York’s newest villain has other plans. Go behind the scenes in this new keepsake volume continuing Marvel’s popular ART OF THE MOVIE collection! Discover exclusive concept art, production stills and commentary from cast and crew as Marvel Studios and Sony team up to bring Spider-Man into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe!
REVIEW- The Marvel “Art of” books are so detailed, and inviting with their layout and presentation. Spider-Man: Homecoming is no different in this regard. The picture on the front slipcase gives a great shot of action, and the book inside is cleverly done as a high school yearbook. Each chapter is laid out as First Period, Second Period, etc., and cleverly ending with Detention and Art Class. It’s a unique way that the publisher presented the book that I really like.
It was great seeing all of the Spider-Man suit concepts too, as well as Iron Man, Vulture, and Shocker. The web shooters, and spider drone get some nice showcasing, which was great since I love seeing the technical side of things. Quite a lot of concept art, and weapon design is given to Vulture, which seems fair since given that he’s the main antagonist of the film. There’s a lot of details within the book that got me excited about the film all over again. I love seeing how the book shows how the artists went from concept, then from design to design – trying to figure out what the director wanted for the final forms.
The book doesn’t spoil the movie at all inside the pages, in my opinion. It shows a lot of what has already been shown in public trailers. So browsing the book is safe to do, without giving much away about the film persé.
This is an excellent book, and one I definitely recommend if you loved the film too. If you’re a “The Marvel Art of…” collector like I am, this will make a great addition to your growing collection.