The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story Book App Review (iOS, $2.99)

  • Category: Book
  • Publisher: Disney
  • Updated: Nov, 28 2011
  • Version: 2.6
  • Size: 140.84 MB

Languages: Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications

Minor fixes.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
10 Ratings
All Versions:
381 Ratings


****Includes English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Danish Language Audio and Text!
*** Reached #1 in Book Apps!
*** Narrated by comic book legend Stan Lee!
*** #1 iPad App for Kids, 2011 (CNET)
*** Multiple Reading Modes for Readers of All Ages!

Experience Peter Parker's transformation from average high school student to the Amazing Spider-Man! Then, read-along as you take control of his sensational ability to crawl up walls and swing across the city.

You'll Experience:
*Narration from Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee!
*Interactive games: test your strength, swing through the city, target your web-shooters, and more!
*Read to Me, Read by Myself, Auto-Turn, and Younger Reader Modes!
*Action-Packed Artwork!
*Spidey sound-effects and Music!

"The Amazing Spider-Man app is a terrific first introduction to the Spider-Man story for young readers!" -Stan Lee

If you are experiencing any techinical issues, please don't hesitate to contact customer care at 877-662-3769 or

Customer Reviews

  • No sound

    by DennyPeters

    Did not work at first. Now a few hours later it works great. Classic radio reading style.

  • Spider Senses

    by The Rover 29

    Nice graphics, Stan Lee narration is cool. My Spider Senses tell me this app should highlight the words being read like other Disney apps for young readers.

  • Good app

    by adsc

    6 year old loves it!

  • I Like it

    by blannet


  • Stan the Man's Fan (and Spider-Man's)!

    by CopperSulfate4

    I love this app! It was free, so I checked it out. I love hearing Stan Lee's voice and I've wondered for a long time how the original origin story went for Spider-Man and it makes me so happy that I got to learn so! Thank you, thank you!

  • Darren's

    by Djghfnghng

    Best spider man book ever

  • An Enjoyable Experience

    by peaceloveandringo

    A must have for the Marvel enthusiast. Delightful interaction and a great storyline with engaging art and animation.

  • An excellent app for Spiderman fans of any age

    by no nicknames please

    My 4 year old has the paperback version of this book, too. The app is very close to the book version. He absolutely loves this app! It's perfect when we're out and I can't read him the actual book but this allows him to still get the story, interact with it more then he can do with a hardback book and hear the legendary Stan lee's voice! What could be better then that? If your child is a Spiderman fan, this is a no brainer, you must get this app! You, and your child, will not be disappointed!


    by Alexander ngo

    It's read by the guy who made spiderman!

  • Great art, not-so-great interactive features

    by V!!!?

    My 4-year-old son really has gotten into the Marvel fanfare lately. He loves when we "read" Spiderman as well as the other Marvel Reads books. However, he tends to lose focus when the narration drags a bit. I'm sure it's like that with many 4-year-olds. The interactive features do not contribute much to the storyline and I actually think they take away from the reading experience. At any rate, thank you Marvel for putting this out there for families. We all get something out of your books, shows, etc!


    by EJasmin13


  • Bringing the webslinger to life!

    by CUannie

    Engaging retelling of the Spiderman story, love the interactivity and little animations that bring the book to life! If they make more of these, it'd be cool to bring in the Green Goblin and more notable villains. A good buy for slightly older kids, and dedicated comic fans.

  • Top notch!

    by Zan's Mama

    My little boy loves this digital comic ... nicely made app!

  • Loved it

    by T-Cole74

    But it needs more stories now how about an update!!! Ha lets get a few new stories and if they did this will all comics id buy them Fasho

  • My son loves this!

    by DebbiePark

    I really like this. My son goes through the book over and over again. I can't wait for more books to come out!

  • Where is Thor?

    by Turk Family

    Hope you continue with the origin series

  • Story time with a legend

    by KatherineEmslie

    The retelling of a classic story by a true legend makes for an action packed story time. The game where you can swing through the streets is awesome. I just wish that there was a way to personalize the experience.

  • Amazing format, not-so-super duration

    by dwj1618

    Pros: Excellent blend of background music, read-aloud, text, movie-like zoom, and mini-games. Cons: Only about 20-40 minutes total-time (estimated for quick to slow reading pace, respectively) -- way shorter than I expected for $4.99.

  • More Marvel books Apps

    by Ze JP Family

    This App may not may happy the oldest fans of SpiderMan despite the fact that having the voice of Its creator reading the story is a great Bonus. But the story is well written with a lot of interactions on most pages. Games after the recent update are much better and our 3 boys love jumping from a building to another one or trying to catch the targets. I guess only 2 things could be improved. Having the other origin stories (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America) and having other languages ready. Always fun to hear the same story with other languages and trying to have the kids learning another language than their own. Another one please!

  • Amazing :)

    by Parabolee77

    Wonderful narration by Stan Lee and very faithful to Amazing Fantasy #15! My 3 year old loved it, and so did I! More please!

  • Waste of money

    by F.gon

    Definitely not recommended !!! Boring and complicated games !!!!

  • Disappointed Parent

    by Hellodudemonkey2

    I purchased this interactive comic book for my son. And I can't get a hold of anyone for support. I'm very disappointed. My son is five. I depend on the interactivity and the narrations. There is no sound for this app. No sound effects. No music. No narration by Stan Lee. If any developer reads this, please help. My son won't use this if he can't go thru it by himself. Waste of money. And I've already tried to delete and reload.

  • No sound

    by Asisgirl

    I got this for my 3 year old, however, there is no sound so the narration doesn't work or the young reader function, I don't mind reading it to him, but that's what real books are for. Please fix

  • Stupid

    by Bryon t

    Worst thing ever! Far to short. I want my money. Back from this crap!!!

  • Hate

    by meripatchen


  • Spiderman

    by Yoginidev

    Super bummed there is no audio for this app. Please fix bugs. I have the iOS 5 new iPad and this app is not functioning.

  • Not that good

    by Supahsweet5

    Really dont like it I wish it had a longer story.

  • Not great

    by Jakie p

    Not educational at all.

  • Rip off

    by Healthy Mama

    The sound does not work on this app.

  • Dumb

    by desperado40

    This is definitely not worth 6.99 for just a few pages of childlike activities.all you does listen to a story,then it tells you to click on things like a kid.i would certainly like a refund.

  • Not what you expect

    by Lavardi

    This is a great app for my kids. Reads the story and also allows interaction.

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