Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man (McFarland, 2012) edited by Robert Peaslee collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and an afterword by Gary Jackson (winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize).
Robert Moses Peaslee is an associate professor and chair of Journalism and Electronic Media at the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. His work has been published in several journals and he is co-editor of two previous essay collections on comics.
Web-Spinning Heroics was co-edited with Robert G. Weiner.