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The Amazing Spider-Man stands up to cancer

by Matthew Price Published: June 1, 2012

A new line of Spider-Man shirts will allow fans to take a stand against cancer.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Columbia Pictures film, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” are collaborating on a line of T-shirts.  The shirts will feature artwork from “The Amazing Spider-Man” and messages from “Stand Up To Cancer.”

The full line of T-shirts, in youth’s, men’s and women’s sizes, will be available for purchase online at with proceeds benefiting SU2C.

“One of the great things about Peter Parker is he’s a regular guy from Queens who is transformed into a hero,” said Andrew Garfield, the star of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” in a news release. “These shirts underscore the idea that anyone has the power to be a hero. Cancer is one of our greatest villains. I’m proud to join others in standing up to this disease.”

SU2C co-founder Laura Ziskin, who died in June 2011, was a producer of the last three Spider-Man features and was working on “The Amazing Spider-Man” at the time of her death.

“We’re grateful to everyone at Columbia and Marvel for enlisting this iconic superhero in the fight against cancer,” said Pam Williams, SU2C co-founder, in a news release. “Part of the Spider-Man mythology is the idea that ‘with great power comes great responsibility,’ and Sony, Marvel and everyone on the film is holding up that pledge with this campaign. Our beloved co-founder Laura Ziskin, who was key to the success of both the Spider-Man franchise and SU2C, would have absolutely loved these designs and their message of empowerment.”

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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