Birth of Venom showed up from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spider-Man-Birth-Venom-Graphic-Novel/dp/0785124985/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/203-5824321-7183130?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179137240&sr=8-1 Now admitedly the quoted text from above is almost what Marvel used on the back of the book - they add in ASM Annual 25 - but be warned this book isn't 100% as advertised. Secret Wars 8 is represented with 2 pages worth of material, as is FF 274. ASM 298 is one page, ASM 299 is 2 pages and (the unmentioned here) ASM Annual 25 is just the Venom back up strip. So that's 5 issues advertised on the back of the book as being it that are incomplete, 2 of them early McFarlane ASM that I was looking forward to reading again ! Spectacular Spiderman 100 has 4 pages in and that doesn't get a mention. The 12 issues that are in there are good, and seeing as the TPB retails for less than the back issue price of ASM 252 it's worth a read.