Student by day, masked ninja by night: Peter Parker is not your average teenager. When Peter puts on that Spider-Man costume, the problems of his daily life seem further and further away. If this sounds like the Spider-Man you already know, think again. By giving this famous character a Manga spin, Marvel's creators are able to impart a distinctly Asian flavor to American icons. From the art to characters to story themes, the Marvel Mangaverse effect is like seeing your favorite heroes for the very first time - which also makes these volumes great for readers of Manga collections who may not currently be reading Marvel stories.