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The Definitive Spider-Man Collecting Guide and Reading Order

The Spider-Man comic books definitive issue-by-issue collecting guide and trade reading order for omnibus, hardcover, and trade paperback collections. Find every issue and appearance! Part of Crushing Krisis’s Crushing Comics. Last updated November 2018 with titles scheduled for release through April 2019.

Looking for Miles Morales, Spider-Man? He has his own guide!

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There is no hero more synonymous with Marvel Comics than Spider-Man.

Amazing Spider Man #546 variant by Bryan HitchEver since his debut in August of 1962, Peter Parker as Spider-Man has experienced more widespread recognition, popularity, and prolific appearances than any other Marvel hero debuted before or since. Even after he transformed from a scrawny nerd to a superhero, Peter Parker remained relatable thanks to his air of an underdog who somehow found a way to win. He’s also a fine role model, with the motto “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.”

Over fifty years of comic books focused on just one hero means there are many great Spidey stories out there to read – so many, in fact, that it is hard to know where to begin or what order they should be read in. Add to that the gradual appreciation of back issues, and for a new fan it might seem like enjoying Spider-Man is an insurmountable task.

Luckily, the vast majority of those comics have been collected into dozens of softcover graphic novels, called “trade paperbacks,” and the issues they contain fall into a discernible reading order. This page covers all of them – every issue, every collection – close to every appearance. If you want to figure out the best way to read Spidey, this page is your headquarters.

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First, to make things less confusing, this guide details three distinct formats of classic collections:

  • Essentials: Black & White collections of Spider-Man’s classic series
  • Epic Collections: Full-color paperback collections of huge, gapless chunks of material released in random order
  • Marvel Masterworks: Sequential, premium-format color collections of early issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up.

Then, I tackle Spider-Man’s titles issue-by-issue, chronologically from his debut through present day:

  • Silver Age Spider-Man: The debut of Spider-Man’s flagship title, Amazing Spider-Man
  • The 70s – Spectacular Spider-Man: Marvel adds Spectacular Spider-Man & Marvel Team-Up
  • The 80s – A Tangled Web: Amazing, Spectacular, Team-Up, and Web of Spider-Man.
  • The Early 90s – Venomous: Amazing, Spectacular, Web of, Spider-Man, and Spider-Man Unlimited
  • The Mid-90s – The Clone Years: Continues all five titles, plus Spider-Man Team-Up
  • The Late 90s – The Next Chapter: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 and Peter Parker: Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man by J. Michael Straczynski: Amazing, Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, Spectacular Vol. 2, Marvel Knights, and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man’s Brand New Day: Amazing Spider-Man goes bi-weekly
  • Spider Man’s Big Time by Dan Slott: Amazing Spider-Man & Avenging Spider-Man
  • Superior Spider-Man by Dan Slott: Superior Spider-Man and Superior Spider-Man Team-Up
  • Amazing Spider-Man by Dan Slott: Amazing Spider-Man
  • All-New, All-Different Spider-Men: Amazing Spider-Man by Dan Slott and Spider-Man/Deadpool

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Spider-Man Essentials

A sample interior page from Essential Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1Want to read Spider-Man comics cheaply and in black & white? Marvel’s Essentials line packs tons of comics into each phone-book-sized edition. If you don’t care about color and glossy paper, this is the best way to acquire your favorite Spidey stories quickly.

Essential Amazing Spider-Man

Essential, Vol. 1
Amazing Fantasty #15, #1-20, Annual 1 (after #16)

Essential, Vol. 2
#21-43, Annuals 2 (after #28) and 3 (after #41)

Essential, Vol. 3 (2011 printing)
#44-65 & Ann 4 (after #52) – An earlier printing stopped at #68 and did not included the Annual

Essential, Vol. 4
#69-89 Ann 4 and 5 (after #62) – This is likely due for a reprint to eliminate the gap from the new Essential Vol. 3

Essential, Vol. 5
#90-113

Essential, Vol. 6
#114-137 Giant-Size Spider-Man (1974) #1-2, Giant-Size Super-Heroes (1974) #1

Essential, Vol. 7
#138-160 Ann 10 GS 4-5

Essential, Vol. 8
#161-185 Ann 11 & Giant-Size Spider-Man (1974) #6 & Nova (1976) #12

Essential, Vol. 9
#186-210 Ann 13-14 and SpSM Ann 1

Essential, Vol. 10
#211-230 Ann 15

Essential, Vol. 11
#231-248 and Ann 16-17

Essential Marvel Team-Up

Marvel Team-Up launched in March 1972 alongside Amazing Spider-Man #106 as a vehicle for Marvel to use Spider-Man’s popularity to print stories with other – frequently more-obscure – characters.

Essential, Vol. 1
#1-24

Essential, Vol. 2
#25-51 & MTIO #17

Essential, Vol. 3
#52-73, 75, & Annual 1-1 (Note that some listings continue the issue range to #81 – that is not the case. The missing #74 contained likenesses of the cast of Saturday Night Live, which Marvel does not have the rights to reprint.)

Essential, Vol. 4
#76-78, 80-98, & Annual 2-3

Essential Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man

Debuting in December 1976 alongside Amazing Spider-Man #163, Spectacular Spider-Man took its name from a short-lived Spider-Man magazine from the 60s.

Essential, Vol. 1
#1-31

Essential, Vol. 2
#32-53 & Ann 1-2, Amazing Spider-Man Ann 13, Fantastic Four #218

Essential, Vol. 3
#54-74 & Annual 3

Essential, Vol. 4
#75-96 & Annual 4

Essential, Vol. 5
#97-114 & Annual 5

Essential Web of Spider-Man

Web of Spider-Man launched in April 1985 on the heels of Spider-Man’s return from Secret Wars wearing a black suit. It debuted alongside Amazing Spider-Man #263 and Spectacular Spider-Man #101.

Essential, Vol. 1
#1-18 & Annual 1-2, and Amazing Spider-Man #268

Essential, Vol. 2
WoSM #19-32 & Annual 3, Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, and Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132

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Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collections

Have you ever wished you could own an entire series in one consistent, convenient, full-color bookshelf format? Most collectors would scream “YES!” to answer that query, and in 2014 Marvel finally granted their wish with Epic Collections. These are affordable, full-color collections of issues in perfect continuity order without a single gap.

The catch? Marvel is releasing them in a random order to focus on the biggest gaps first – since early issues are already well-covered by both Essentials and Masterworks.

Vol. 1: Great Power: ASM #1-17 & Annual 1
Collects Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-17 & Annual 1

Vol. 2: Great Responsibility: ASM #18-38 & Annual 2

Vol. 3: Spider-Man No More: ASM #39-52 & Annual 3-4
Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #39-52 & Annuals 3-4 and material from Not Brand Echh (1967) #2
[Confirmed to collect only through #52 on the cover]

Vol. 4: The Goblin Lives: ASM #53-67
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #53-67, Spectacular Spider-Man (1968) #1-2, Marvel Super-heroes (1967) #14, and material from Not Brand Echh (1967) #6 & 11

Volumes 5-6: Not yet announced, but will include ASM #68-104

Vol. 7: The Goblin’s Last Stand: ASM #105-123

Volumes 8-14: Not yet announced, but will include ASM #125-258

Vol. 15: Ghosts of the Past: ASM #259-272
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #259-272, Annual 18-19; Web of Spider-Man (1985) #1 & 6

Vol. 16: Not yet announced, but will include ASM #273-288:

Vol. 17: Kraven’s Last Hunt: ASM #289-294 & Annual 20-21
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #289-294 & Annual 20-21; Spider-Man vs. Wolverine; Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #131-132 & Annual 7; and Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31-32

Vol. 18: Venom: ASM #295-310
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #295-310 & Annual 22; Web of Spider-man (1985) #33; Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #133

Vol. 19: Assassin Nation: ASM #311-325 & Annual 23
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #311-325 & Annual 23 and Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives Gn

Vol. 20: Cosmic Adventures: ASM #326-333
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #326-333 & Annual 24, Spectacular Spider-Man #158-160 & Annual 10, Web of Spider-Man #59-61 & Annual 6

Vol. 21: The Return of the Sinister Six: ASM #334-350
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #334-350 and Spider-Man: Spirits of the Earth OGN

Vol. 22: Robin Bound: ASM #351-360
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #351-360 & Annual 25, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 11, Web of Spider-Man Annual 7

Volumes 23 and up: Not yet announced, but will include ASM #361-441

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Spider-Man Masterworks

Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1Marvel Masterworks editions are high quality, full color reproductions of original issues. The volumes were originally released as hardcovers, with many now out of print.

The same print sequence of books is now being released as paperbacks. If you decide to buy hardcovers, the newest editions are 2003 or newer, with silver dustjackets.

Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks

Masterworks Vol. 1: ASM #1-10
Hardcover (ISBN 0785112561) / Paperback (ISBN 0785136924) / 2015 Hardcover (ISBN 0785191313) – Also collects Amazing Fantasy #15

Masterworks Vol. 2: ASM #11-19 & Annual 1 (after #16)
Hardcover (ISBN  0785112642) / Paperback (ISBN 0785136940) – Annual 1  (after #16)

Masterworks Vol. 3: ASM #20-30 & Annual 2 (after #28)
Hardcover (ISBN 0785111883) / Paperback (ISBN 0785136967)

Masterworks Vol. 4: ASM #31-40
Hardcover (ISBN 0785111891) / Paperback (ISBN 0785142800)

Masterworks Vol. 5: ASM #41-50 & Annual 3 (after #41)
Hardcover (ISBN 0785111905) / Paperback (ISBN 0785145656)

Masterworks Vol. 6: ASM #51-61 & Annual 4 (after #52)
Hardcover (ISBN 0785113622) / Paperback (ISBN 0785150544) – Also collects Also collects

Masterworks Vol. 7: ASM #62-67 & Annual 5 (after #62) 
Hardcover (ISBN 0785131981) / Paperback (ISBN 0785159355) – Also collects The Spectacular Spider-Man (1968) #1 (after #59) and 2 (after #66)

Masterworks Vol. 8: ASM #68-77
Hardcover (ISBN 0785120742) / Paperback (ISBN 078518807X) –  Also collects Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #14

Masterworks Vol. 9: ASM #78-87
Hardcover (ISBN 0785124624)

Masterworks Vol. 10: ASM #88-99
Hardcover (ISBN 0785129324)

Masterworks Vol. 11: ASM #100-109
Hardcover (ISBN 0785135073)

Masterworks Vol. 12: ASM #110-120
Hardcover (ISBN 0785142142)

Masterworks Vol. 13: ASM #121-131
Hardcover (ISBN 0785150366)

Masterworks Vol. 14: ASM #132-142
Hardcover (ISBN  0785159754) – Also collects Giant-Size Super-Heroes (1974) #1 and Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #1

Masterworks Vol. 15: ASM #143-155
Hardcover (ISBN 0785166319) – Also collects Marvel Special Edition 1

Masterworks Vol. 16: ASM #156-168
Hardcover – Also collects Annual 10

Masterworks Vol. 17: ASM #169-180
Hardcover – Also collects Annual 11, Nova #12, and Marvel Treasury (1974) #14

Masterworks Vol. 18: ASM #181-193
Hardcover – Also collects Mighty Marvel Comics Calendar #1978 and material from Annual 12

Masterworks Vol. 19: ASM #193-202
Hardcover – Also collects Annual 13 and Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 1

Masterworks Vol. 20: ASM #203-213
Hardcover – Also collects Annual 14

Marvel Team-Up Masterworks

Masterworks Vol. 1: Marvel Team-Up #1-11
Hardcover (ISBN 078514210X)

Masterworks Vol. 2: Marvel Team-Up #12-22
Hardcover (ISBN 078514210X) Also collects Daredevil #23

Masterworks Vol. 3: Marvel Team-Up #23-30
Hardcover – Also collects Giant-Size Spider-Man (1974) #1-3

Masterworks Vol. 4: Marvel Team-Up #31-40
Hardcover – Also collects Giant-Size Spider-Man (1974) #4-5

Spectacular Spider-Man Masterworks

Masterworks Vol. 1: Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #1-15
Hardcover (ISBN 978-1302903565)

Masterworks Vol. 1: Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #16-31
Hardcover (ISBN 978-1302917395)

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Silver Age Spider-Man

Spider-Man's debut in Amazing Fantasy #15Spider-Man was introduced in the final issue of anthology series Amazing Fantasy in 1962, where his origin as an every-day geek turned crime-fighter via mad science and an unfortunate tragedy captured the imagination of an adoring public. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko quickly debuted him in his own title only a few months later, where his first issue featured a guest appearance from The Fantastic Four!

Unlike other pencillers of the time, Ditko’s illustrations of Spider-Man and his gallery of rogues have hardly aged – his iconic early covers depict a bold, lithe version of Spidey that remains relevant to this day. John Romita, Sr. took over art duties with issue #39, and began a run with Lee that would close out the decade and include a series of classic stories still referenced today.

The easiest way to collect this run in full color to is to buy it in Omnibus edition:

#1-38: The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1Oversize Hardcover
3rd printing. Also collects Amazing Fantasty #15, ASM Annuals 1-2, Fantastic Four Annual 1, and Strange Tales Annual 2. 2016 Reprint.

Untold Tales of Spider-Man Omnibus Oversize Hardcover
Though written in the 1990s, the stories in this collection run seamlessly alongside Amazing Spider-Man issues #6-23 (exact chronology indicated below in italics). Collects Untold Tales #-1, 1-25, and Annuals 1996 and 1997. Also collects Amazing Fantasy #16-18, and Untold Tales of Spider-Man: Strange Encounters #1 (which is also in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017)).

#39-67: The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 2(2012 oversize hardcover)
Also Collects Annuals 3-5. Reprinted in 2016.

#68-104: The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 3

#105-142: The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 4 (2019 oversize hardcover, 978-1302915599)
Collects Amazing Spider-man (1963) #105-142, Giant-Size Superheroes (1974) #1, and Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #14

If you aren’t looking for a complete run via Omnibus, Masterworks, or Essentials, you can also find selected issues from this run in collections based on certain themes, villains, or artists.

Spider-Man stories in the period during Amazing Fantasy #15 and through ASM #1, excluding brief flashbacks (of which there are many), is: Amazing Fantasy #15, Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #60 (2nd story), Spider-Man’s Tangled Web (2001) #14, Spider-Man: With Great Power (2008) #1-5, Marvel Graphic Novel: Amazing Spider-Man, Parallel Lives (1989), Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine (1968) #1 (2nd story), Amazing Fantasy (1996) #16-18, Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 (2014) #1.1 (14), Amazing Spider-Man Family (2008) #1 & 3

Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One #1-5, reprinted in 2019

Spider-Man: With Great Power Hardcover
A five-issue 2007 limited series looking at Peter Parker’s life before Spider-Man.

Amazing Spider-Man #1#1: Spider-Man Firsts
This mammoth 2014 paperback collects all of Spidey’s many first issues (though, oddly, not Amazing Fantasy #15): ASM #1, MTU #1, Giant-Size Spider-Man #1, SpSM #1, WoSM #1, SpM (1990) #1, SMU (1993) #1, Untold Tales of Spider-Man #1, Spider-Man Team-Up #1, Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #0, SpM (1996) #0, PP:SM #1, Tangled Web #1, Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #1, Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1, FNSM #1, Spider-Man Family #1, Amazing Spider-Man Family #1, AvSM #1, SupSM #1, SupSMTU #1

#1: Fantastic Four / Spider-Man Classic
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1, Fantastic Four (1961) #218, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100 & 132-133, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #42, Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995) Annual ’96

#1-17 & Annual 1: Epic Collection: Great Power (Vol. 1)
Collects Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-17 & Annual 1

Spider-Man immediately leaps from his own title to make an appearance in Fantastic Four Annual 1

#3: Spider-Man vs. Dr. Octopus
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #3, 54-56, 130-131, & The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Annual 15

#4: Spider-Man: The Saga of the Sandman
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #18-19, The Incredible Hulk (1968) #138, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #1, Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #86, Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995) #3

After ASM #5, Spidey appears in Strange Tales Annual 1. Untold Tales of Spider-Man begins after ASM #6. After ASM #7 he appears in Strange Tales #115.

#8: Marvel Visionaries: Jack Kirby HC
Along with many other key Kirby issues, including Avengers #4.

Spider-Man next appears in Avengers #8

#12-13: Spider-Man’s Greatest Villains
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #12-13, 69, 82, 224, 316, Annual 28, and Web of Spider-Man (1985) #38

#14: Curiously, the first appearance of vintage foe The Green Goblin has not been reprinted in any Goblin-centric TPBs to date!

Spider-Man next appears in Tales to Astonish #57.

#15: Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt – Deluxe Edition
Collects Amazing Spider-man (1963) #15 & 293-294; Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31-32; Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-man (1976) #131-132; Marvel Team-up (1972) #128; Amazing Spider-Man: Soul Of The Hunter; What If? (1989) #17; and material from Sensational Spider-Man Annual ’96, Amazing Spider-man (1999) #634-637, and What The-?!# 3

#16: The Greatest Spider-Man & Daredevil Team-Ups
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #16 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #396 Daredevil (1964) #270 Marvel Team-Up (1972) #56 Marvel Team-Up (1972) #73 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #26 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #27 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #28 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #219

Annual 1: Comes after #16

Stories in the period from Amazing Spider-Man #1-17 & Annual 1, excluding brief flashbacks: ASM #1 and Fantastic Four (1961) Annual 1 (2nd story) and Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 (2014) #1.2, ASM#2 and Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 (2014) #1.3-5, ASM #3, ASM #601 (2nd story), ASM #4 and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2005) Annual 1, ASM #5, Peter Parker, Spider-Man (1999) Annual 2001, Strange Tales (1951) Annual 2, ASM #6, Untold Tales [AKA UToSpM] #1-2, Spider-Man Family Vol. 2 (2007) #9 (2nd story), Avengers (1963) #1.5, ASM #7, Iron Man: Iron Age (1998) #2, Strange Tales (1951) #115, UToSpM #3, ASM #8, UToSpM #4, Avengers (1963) #3, ASM #9, ASM #10 & UToSpM #5-7, UToSpM #8-9, Strange Tales (1951) #119, Captain America: Man Out Of Time (2010) #2, ASM #11, ASM #12 & UToSpM #11-13, ASM #13, UToSpM #14, ASM #14, UToSpM #15, Tales To Astonish (1959) #57, Spider-Man Family Vol. 2 (2007) #3, UToSpM#16, ASM #16 and Sensational Spider-Man (1996) Annual 1996, UToSpM #17, UToSpM: Strange Encounters (1998) in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017) , ASM #16, UToSpM #18, ASM Annual 1, UToSpM #19, ASM #17, UToSpM #20-21

#18-19: In Sandman, above

#18-38 & Annual 2: Epic Collection: Great Responsibility (Vol. 2)

Stories in the period from Amazing Spider-Man #18-23 (which takes  us through the end of Untold Tales of Spider-Man) are ASM #18, UToSpM #20-22, ASM #19-20, UToSpM #23, UToSpM Annual 1997, Avengers (1963) #11, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Annual 37, Avengers Classic (2007) #11 (2nd story), ASM #21, UToSpM Annual 1996, Fantastic Four (1961) #35, ASM #22, UToSpM #24, Fantastic Four (1961) #36, Spider-Man/Human Torch (2005) #1 ASM #23, UToSpM #25Untold Tales Of Spider-Man (1995) #25, ASM #24-27 & Annual 31 (2nd story)

#20: Spider-Man: Spider-Verse – Fearsome Foes
Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #20 & 197; Spectacular Spiderman (1976) #139; Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #7; Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #11-12

Annual 2: Spider-Man’s Greatest Team-Ups
Comes after #28. This volume collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Annual 2-3 & 15, Daredevil (1964) #16-17, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100, and Spider-Man (1990) #15. Also collected in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017).

From ASM Annual 2, Spider-Man appears in Fantastic Four Annual #3.

Amazing Spider-Man #33#31-33: Marvel Visionaries: Steve Ditko
Reprints many Ditko classics – including Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Annual 1.

#33: The Very Best of Spider-Man
Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15, The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #33, 50, 248, 271, 317, & 365 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #189

#33: Marvel Visionaries: Stan Lee
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #33, 96-98, & Annual 1, Captain America Comics (1941) #3 & 16, Captain America (1968) #110, Daredevil (1964) #7 & 47, Fantastic Four (1961) #11 & Annual 03, Marvel Premiere (1972) #3, Silver Surfer (1968) #5, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) Super Special 1, Thor (1966) #179-181

After ASM #37, Spider-Man appears in Daredevil #16-17

#39-40 & 42: Marvel Visionaries: John Romita Sr.
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #39-40, 42, 50, 108-109, & 365; Captain America (1968) #138, Daredevil (1964) #16-17, Fantastic Four (1961) #105-106, Menace (1953) #11, Strange Tales (1951) #4, Tales of Suspense (1959) #77, Tales to Astonish (1959) #77, Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995) #-1, Vampire Tales (1973) #2, Young Men (1950) #24

#39-42: Spider-Man Visionaries: John Romita
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #39-42, 50, 68-69, 108-109

Annual 3: AKA Special #3, comes after ASM #41.

#43: Spider-Man/Mary Jane: You Just Hit The Jackpot
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #43, 259, 291-292, 309, & Annual 19, The Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #50, Marvel Graphic Novel: The Amazing Spider-Man ”Parallel Lives” (1989) OGN SC, Untold Tales of Spider-Man (1995) #16

After ASM #43, Spider-Man appears in X-Men #27. After ASM #46, he appears in Fantastic Four #61. After ASM #47, he appears in Daredevil #27 and Strange Tales #156. After #49 he appears in Marvel Super-Heroes #14. 

#50: In Very Best of and both Romita Visionaries, all above

After ASM #52, Spider-Man appears in X-Men #35.

Annual 4: AKA Special #4, comes after ASM #52 and X-Men #35.

After ASM #56, Spider-Man appears in Thor #148. After ASM #59, he appears in Fantastic Four #73.

Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1 comes after ASM #59 and Fantastic Four #73.

Annual 5: AKA Special #5, comes after ASM #62

Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine #1 comes after ASM #66 (during #67)

Amazing Spider-Man #68#67-69 & 71: John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition
An oversized collection printed directly from the penciled boards of original art – without colors, and often making clear the minor alterations or corrections made to the artist’s initial work. Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #67-69, 71, 75, 84

#68-69: In both Visionaries: Romita editions, above.

#69: In Greatest Villains, above

After ASM #67, Spider-Man appears in Avengers #59-60.

#71 & 75: Collected in Romita Artist Edition, above

After ASM #71, Spider-Man appears in Sub-Mariner #14. He appears in Daredevil #54 during ASM #75.

#82: Collected in Greatest Villains, above.

The flashback in X-Men/Spider-Man #1 belongs after ASM #82

#84: In Romita Artist edition, above.

After #85, Spider-Man takes a break to appear in Captain America #130, Silver Surfer#14, and Avengers #82.

#86: A key Black Widow issue, it’s collected in her Sting of the Widow hardcover, as well as Women of Marvel TPB, and Black Widow & The Marvel Girls.

Spider-Man next appears in Amazing Adventures #3.

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The 70s – Spectacular Spider-Man

in omnibus hardcovers…

#68-104: The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 3

#105-142: The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 4 (2019 oversize hardcover, 978-1302915599)
Collects Amazing Spider-man (1963) #105-142, Giant-Size Superheroes (1974) #1, and Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #14

as collected by single issue or storyline…

Amazing Spider-Man #121#88-92: Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #88-92 & 121-122. This issue range alone was also printed as The Death of Captain Stacy. #92 is also collected in X-Men Marvel Masterworks Vol. 7

#93-95: Not collected (except Masterworks & Essentials, above)

After #94, Spider-Man appears in Avengers #85, Captain America #137-138, Daredevil #77, and Sub-Mariner #40.

#96-98: Spider-Man: The Death of Gwen Stacy
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #96-98 & 121-122 and Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man (1999) #1. Also collected in Visionaries: Stan Lee, above.

#99: Marvel Visionaries: Gil Kane
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #99 & 123, Captain Marvel (1968) #17, Daredevil (1964) #146, Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #116, Marvel Premiere (1972) #1 & 15, Tales of Suspense (1959) #88-91, Tales to Astonish (1959) #76, and What If? (1977) #3

Marvel Team-Up (MTU) debuts in March 1972 alongside Amazing Spider-Man #106 – a title that pairs Spidey with another marquee Marvel character. Typically team-ups last only 1-2 issues. Amazing Spider-Man issues continue to be bolded without any title abbreviation.

MTU #1: Collected in Saga of the Sandman (and in Masterworks & Essentials, above)

Spider-Man appears in Fantastic Four #111.

MTU #2: Not collected (except in Masterworks & Essentials, above)

#100-102: Spider-Man: Strange Adventures
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #100-102 and 14, Howard the Duck (1976) #1, and Marvel Fanfare (1982) #1-2

#105-123: The Goblin’s Last Stand (Epic Vol. TBA)

MTU #3-4: Issue #3 runs alongside ASM #103-105, but is not collected. Issue four appears inX-Men Marvel Masterworks Vol. 7 and other X-Men gap years collections; see X-Men #1-94.. (Both collected in Masterworks & Essentials, above)

Spider-Man appears in Hulk #152-153 between those issues of MTU, then appears in Marvel Feature #4.

MTU #5-7: Occur after #107. Not collected (except Masterworks & Essentials, above)

#108-109: Collected in both Spider-Man and Marvel Visionaries: John Romita, each above in Silver Age

MTU #8: Women of Marvel Omnibus

MTU #9-11: Spider-Man/Iron Man: Marvel Team-Up
Collects Marvel Team-Up (1972) #9-11, 48-51, 72, 110, & 145

Spider-Man appears in Fantastic Four #133 after Marvel Team-Up #8.

#121-122: Collected in both Death of the Stacy’s and The Death of Gwen Stacy, each above.

#123: Collected in Visionaries: Gil Kane, above.

Spider-Man appears in Luke Cage #12, and between the next two MTU issues in Daredevil #103.

MTU #12-13: Not collected (except Essentials, above). #12 also appears in Essential Werewolf by Night, Vol. 1

#124-128: Not collected (except Masterworks & Essentials, above)

MTU #14-17: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

Spider-Man also appears in Avengers #118 after #125, and Sub-Mariner #68-69 after MTU #17.

#129: Not collected (except Masterworks & Essentials, above)

#130-131: Collected in Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus, above.

MTU #19-21: Not collected (except Essentials, above) and #21 in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017)

#132-133: Not collected

MTU #22-23: Not collected (except Essentials, above), though #23 appears in X-Men Marvel Masterworks, Vol. 8

Spider-Man also appears in Giant-Size Super-Heroes (prior to MTU #22) and Giant-Size Spider-Man #1 alongside MTU #23.

#134-135: Not collected (except Masterworks & Essentials, above)

MTU #24-27: Not collected (except Essentials, above). Spider-Man does not appear in #26

Spider-Man also appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #2 after MTU #24, and Creatures on the Loose #32 after MTU #25.

#136-137: Spider-Man: Son of the Goblin
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #136-137 & 312 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #189 & 200

#138: Not collected (except Masterworks & Essentials, above)

MTU #28-29: Not collected (except Essentials, above). Spider-Man does not appear in #29

#139-150: Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga (ISBN 0785155236)
Collecting The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #139-150 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #25-31, 149, 162-163, and Annual 08. #141-150 was previous collected in 1995 as Clone Genesis along with Giant-Size #5.

ASMv01 - 0151MTU #30-38: Not collected aside from #38 in X-Men Marvel Masterworks, Vol. 8 (except Essentials, above, #32 in Essential Marvel Horror Vol. 1, #33-35 in Essential Defenders Vol. 2). Spider-Man does not appear in #32 or 35.

Spider-Man appears in Giant-Size Spider-Man #3 and MTU #30 and after ASM #140; in MTU #31, Giant-Size Spider-Man #4, and Thor #233 after ASM #142; in MTU #33-34 alongside ASM #145-146 and then Giant-Size Spider-Man #5; and in MTU #36-38 after #150.

#151-162 & Annual 10: Not collected (except Masterworks & Essentials, above); Annual 10 falls after #159

MTU #39-47: Not collected (except Essentials, above, #45 in Essential Killraven, #46 in Deathlok Marvel Masterworks, #47 in Essential Marvel Two-in-One Vol. 1). Spider-Man crosses over to Marvel Two-In-One #17 between #46-47.

MTU #48-51: Spider-Man/Iron Man: Marvel Team-Up
Collects Marvel Team-Up (1972) #9-11, 48-51, 72, 110, & 145. Also, #50-51 in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017).

ASM’s coverage in Masterworks presently ends with #155. After #152, Spider-Man appears in Howard The Duck #1, MTU #39-40, and Daredevil #135; after #154 in Iron Fist #8; and after #162 in Omega the Unknown #35, MTU #41-51, Marvel Two-In-One #17, and Marvel Treasury Edition #12, 

#163-171: Not collected except for #171 in Nova Classic, Vol. 1 crossing over with Nova #12 (except Essentials, above)

Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man (SpSM) launches in December 1976 alongside ASM #163 and MTU #52. Amazing Spider-Man issues continue to be bolded without any title abbreviation.

MTU #52-58 & Ann 1: Not collected aside from #56 in Greatest Spider-Man and Daredevil Team-Ups (except Essentials, above), though #55 appears in Warlock Masterworks and Essentials. Ann 1 continues into #53, which features The X-Men.

MTU #59-70 & 75: Spider-Man: Marvel Team Up by Claremont & Byrne
This includes several famous team-ups that also appear in other collections – #61-62 with Fantastic Four issues of this period, #63-64 with Iron Fist, #65-66 with Captain Britain, #68 with Man-Thing. Issue #68 is also collected in Doctor Strange: Lords Of Fear

SpSM #1-11: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

After ASM #164 & SpSM #2-3, Spidey appears in Ms. Marvel #1 and Marvel Super Special #1.

After ASM #166 he appears in Marvel Treasury Edition #13 before SpSm #4-5.

After ASM #170 he appears in the modern Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure mini (collected in TPB), followed by MTU Ann 1 & #53-55, Hulk #248, MTU #56, SpSM #6-8, MTU #57, and Nova #12 – then heading back to ASM #171.

After that, he appears in MTU #58, Human Fly #1, ASM #181 (a flashback story), MTU #59-62, SpSM #9-10, MTU #63-64, SpSM #11, MTU #65-70.

#172-175 & Ann 11: Not collected. The annual comes first, sequentially.

Spidey makes a brief stop in Code of Honor #2 after ASM Ann 11. 

#176-180: Amazing Spider-Man: A New Goblin

Amazing Spider-Man #178SpSM #12-16: Not collected

SpSM #17-18: Champions Classic, Vol. 2
The Avengers (1963) #163, The Champions (1975) #12-17, Iron Man (1968) Annual 04, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #17-18, Super-Villain Team-Up (1975) #14

SPSM #19-20: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

MTU #71: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

After ASM #180, Spider-Man appears in Thor #271, SpSM #12-15, MTU #71, SpSM #16-20, and Defenders #61.

#181-186: Not collected (except Essentials, above). As noted earlier, #181 falls earlier in continuity.

MTU #72-91 & Annual 2: The stories in MTU #79 & 82-85 fit chronologically into the next period. Much of this run is collected outside of Essentials in single issues – #72 in Spider-Man/Iron Man: Marvel Team-Up. #73 in Spider-Man/Daredevil (above), #75 in Claremont/Byrne (above), #76-77in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017), #79 in Spider-Man/Sonja She-Devil, #80-81 in Essential Marvel Horror, Vol. 1 and in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017) , #86 in Guardians Of The Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers Vol. 02, #89 in Avengers Academy: Arcade Death Game, #90 in Spider-Man: Mutant Agenda, #91 in Ghost-Rider Team-Up.

SpSM #21-24: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

SpSM #25-31: Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #139-150 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #25-31, 149, 162-163, and Annual 08. #27-28 also appear in the Daredevil by Frank Miller Companion Omnibus and Marvel Universe by Frank Miller Omnibus (2018 oversize hardcover)

After ASM #185, Spider-Man appears in SpSM #21, MTU #72, SpSM #22-23, ASM #185 2nd story & ASM #186, MTU #73, SpSM #24, MTU #74-78, Godzilla #24, MTU #80-81, Uncanny X-Men #123, MTU #90, Ann 2,  & 86-89, Captain America #237, MTU #91, and SpSM #25-31 and the first six pages of #32.

#187-192: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

Spider-Man appears in Fantastic Four #204 during ASM #190.

#193-200:Spider-Man: Return of the Burglar

#194-195:Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat, Vol. 01
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #194-195, 204-205, & 226-227

Annual 13: Not collected

MTU #92-95: Some of this run is collected singly (as well as in Essentials, above) – #95, which is Mockingbird’s first appearance, in Hawkeye hardcover and TPB; #96 in Howard the Duck Omnibus; and #97 in Essential Spider-Woman Vol. 2

SpSM #32-40: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

After ASM #193, Spider-Man appears in Fantastic Four 207 & SpSM #32-34. After ASM #200, he appears in Fantastic Four Annual 14, Uncanny X-Men #135 (cameo), SpSM #35-37, MTU #92, Spider-Woman #20, MTU #93-95, Captain America #250, ASM Ann 13, SpSM Annual 1, Marvel Two-in-One #69, and SpSM #38-40.

#197: Spider-Man: Spider-Verse – Fearsome Foes
Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #20 & 197; Spectacular Spiderman (1976) #139; Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #7; Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #11-12

Peter Parker (2010)
This story takes place at some point after Peter has his own apartment. Need to check placement.

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The 80s – A Tangled Web

Amazing Spider-Man #203#201-203: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

SpSm #41-42: Not collected, except #42 in various FF team-ups (and Essentials, above)

#204-205: In Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat, above in the 70s

After ASM #202 Spidey appears in SpSM #41, ASM #203, Dazzler #1-2, SpSM #42, Fantastic Four #218, and ASM #204-205.

#206-223: Not collected, except #206 in Stern collections directly below (except Essentials, above)

SpSM #43-61: Spider-Man by Roger Stern Omnibus Oversize Hardcover
Collects ASM #206, 224-252, & Ann #16-17, SpSM #43-61 & 85, and material from ASM Ann 15, SpSM Ann 3, WoSM Ann 3, and What If #34.

SpSM #43-54: Spider-Man Visionaries: Roger Stern
Also includes ASM #206

SpSM #43 & 47-48: Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin
Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #238-239, 244-245, 249-251 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #43, 47-48, 85. Previously collected in a 1992 TPB of the same name, but with only #85 of the SpSM issues.

MTU #70, 82-85, 96-113: Not collected except 100 in various (including Fantastic Four/Spider-Man Classic and Frank Miller, directly below), #101 & 111 in Essential Defenders Vol. 5, and #110 in Spider-Man/Iron Man: Marvel Team-Up. MTU essentials end with #98.

Annual 14 & MTU Annual 4:The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man (2002)
Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Annual 14-15, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100 & Annual 4, and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #27-28. Both annuals (and all the other material!) also collected in Marvel Universe by Frank Miller Omnibus. Annual 14 also collected in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017)

Spider-Man, Storm & Power-Man
This was a free anti-smoking issue, which is collected in Spider-Man Fights Substance Abuse.

The sequence for this period is:

          • SpSM #43, ASM #206-207
          • SpSM #44-46, MTU #79 & #82-85, Spider-Woman #26, Daredevil #160, Marvel Treasury Edition #25, Spider-Woman #28-29, ASM #208, MTU #96,
          • SpSM #47-48, MTU #98, ASM 209, MTU Ann 3, 126, & 99, ASM Annual 14, MTU #100-101, ASM #210,
          • SpSM #49-51, ASM #211-212, Hulk Annual 11,
          • SpSM Ann 2 & #52, MTU #102,
          • SpSM #53, ASM #213-218, MTU #103,
          • SpSM #52 & 54-55, MTU #106
          • SpSM #56, MTU #107, Spider-Man Storm & Power-Man anti-drug comic
          • SpSM #57, ASM #219, MTU Ann 4, Marvel Fanfare #1-2, SpSM #71,
          • SpSM #58 & Ann 3, ASM #220, MTU #108-109, ROM #23, ASM #221, MTU #110,
          • SpSM #59-60, ASM #222, MTU #111-112, ASM #223 & Ann 15, MTU #113,
          • SpSM Ann 3 & 61-62.

Amazing Spider-Man #238#224-252: Spider-Man by Roger Stern Omnibus
Collects ASM #206, 224-252, & Ann #16-17, SpSM #43-61 & 85, and material from ASM Ann 15, SpSM Ann 3, WoSM Ann 3, and What If #34.

#224-230: Amazing Spider-Man: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut
#229-230 in The Gauntlet, Vol 4, below.

#226-227: In Spider-Man vs. the Black Cat, above

#229-232: Wizard Spider-Man Masterpiece Edition
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #229-232, 248, & 315-317 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #107-110

MTU #114-120: Except #116 in Essential Defenders Vol. 5 & #119 in Essential Defender Vol. 6

SpSM #62-63 & 65-68: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

SpSM #64 & 69-70: Cloak & Dagger: Crime and Punishment
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #64, 69-70, 81-82, 94-96, Marvel Fanfare (1982) #19, Marvel Team-Up (1972) Annual 06

The sequence for this period is ASM #224-225, SpSM #63, MTU #114, SpSM #64, ASM #226, MTU 115-116, SpSM #65, Silver Surfer #14, Marvel Graphic Novel #1, Captain America #265-266, ASM #227, Fantastic Four #242-243, Defenders #107-109, SpSM #66, ASM #228 SpSM #67, Avengers #221, ASM #229-230, SpSM #68, MTU #117-119, SpSM #69-70, Dazzler #21, Marvel Two-in-One #90, MTU #120.

ASM #231-237 & Annual 16: Spider-Man: Mark of the Tarantula. Annual 16 is also collected in Avengers: Absolute Vision, Vol. 1

MTU #121-125 & Annuals 5-6: Except #121 in Marvel Super Hero Team-Up, Annual 5 in Thing: The Serpent Crown Affair, and Annual 6 in Cloak and Dagger, above.

SpSM #71-74: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

Contest of Champions #1-3: See Marvel Universe Events: Contest of Champions. Spider-Man primarily appears in #1

After ASM #236, Spider-Man appears in Captain America #275, MTU #121, Contest of Champions #1-3, Hulk #277-279, Fantastic Four #250, Marvel Two-in-One Ann 7 & #96, MTU Ann 6 & #122-123, SpSM #72, MTU Ann 5, SpSM #73, MTU #124-125, ASM #237, SpSM #74, &  ASM Ann 16.

#238-239, 244-245, #249-251: Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin
Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #238-239, 244-245, 249-251 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #43, 47-48, 85. Previously collected in a 1992 TPB of the same name, but with only #85 of the SpSM issues.

MTU #126-140: Not collected, except #128 in Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt – Deluxe Edition and #132-133 in Fantastic Four / Spider-Man Classic

SpSM #75-89: Not collected (except Essentials, above) except for #81-82 in Cloak & Dagger: Crime and Punishment, and #85 in Origin of the Hobgoblin – both above.

Secret Wars #1-12: See Marvel Universe Events: Secret Wars. Spider-Man plays a role through this series.

Reading Order:

        • SpSM #75-77
        • ASM #238-239, SpSM #78-79, Marvel Fanfare #6, Ka-Zar #21-26, MTU #127-128, 
        • ASM #240-241, MTU #129-130, SpSM #80, MTU #131, Thing #5, 
        • ASM #242-243, Avengers #235, MTU #132-133, 
        • ASM #244, SpSM #81-82, MTU #134, 
        • ASM #245, SpSM #83, 
        • ASM #246, Avengers #236-237, MTY #135, SpSM #84, 
        • ASM #247-248, SpSM #85,
        • ASM Ann 17, MTU #136, ASM #248 (2nd story), MTU #137, Marvel Fanfare #47 (published later), SpSM #86, MTU #138, SpSM #87,
        • ASM #249-250, MTU #139-140, She-Hulk #29, 
        • ASM #251, WoSM #26 (published later), SpSM #88-89, MTU #140, Secret Wars #1-12

#252-258: The Complete Alien Costume Saga, Book 1
Also collects MTU ##141-145 & Annual 7 and SpSM #90-95

#252-259: Spider-Man: Birth of Venom
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #252-259, 298-300, 315-317 and Annual 25; Fantastic Four (1961) #274, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (1984) #8, and Web of Spider-Man (1985) #1. A prior 1988 & 1992 TPB collected just the #252-259 sequence.

MTU #141-145 & Annual 7: In Alien Costume Saga, above. Also, #145 in MTU #48-51: Spider-Man/Iron Man: Marvel Team-Up

#259-263: The Complete Alien Costume Saga, Book 2
Marvel Team-Up (1972) #146-150; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #96-100, Annual 4; Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 259-263; Web of Spider-Man (1985) 1

SpSM #90-93: Not collected (except Essentials, above)

SpSM #94-96: In Cloak & Dagger: Crime and Punishment, above

#259-272: Epic Collection: Ghosts of the Past (Epic Vol. 15)
Also collects Annual 18-19 and Web of Spider-Man #1 & 6.

MTU #146-150 & Annual 7: The series ends with #150.

Reading Order:

        • ASM #252, MTU #141, SpSM #90, 1985 #5-6, MTU #141, SpSM #91,
        • ASM #253, SpSM #91, Hulk #300,
        • ASM #254, SpSM #92, MTU #142-143,
        • ASM #255, MTU Ann 7, SpSM #93, MTU #144, Marvel Graphic Novel 17, SpSM #94-95, MTU #145, Knights of Pendragon Vol. 2 #6 (published later),
        • ASM #256-258, MTU #146, SpSM Ann 4,
        • ASM #258-259, Sub-Mariner #3, SpSM #96-97, MTU #147-148, Spider-Man UK Magazine  #607 & 61
        • ASM Ann 18, Questprobe #2,
        • ASM #260-261, SpSM #98, MTU #149,
        • ASM #262, SpSM #99
        • ASM #263, SpSM #100, WoSM #1, MTU #150, Uncanny X-Men #190-191, Power Pack #6, SpSM #101, WoSM #2, SpSM #102

Amazing Spider-Man #270

SpSM #101-106: Not collected

WoSM #1-6: Not collected except #1 above in Birth of Venom and #6 in Secret Wars II Omnibus (below), and both Ghosts of the Past (above) (and in the Essentials for this book, above)

Marvel Graphic Novel 22: Amazing Spider-Man – Hooky OGN 
Also collected in the 2012 TPB Spider-Man: The Graphic novels.

SpSM #107-110: Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolf
Also collects #134-136. First four issues also collected in a 1990 TPB of the same name.

Secret Wars II #1-9: See Marvel Universe Events: Secret Wars II. Spider-Man appears in #2 and 7-9, plus several tie-ins.

Reading order:

        • ASM Ann 18, Questprobe #2,
        • ASM #260-261, SpSM #98, MTU #149,
        • ASM #262, SpSM #99
        • ASM #263, SpSM #100, WoSM #1, MTU #150, Uncanny X-Men #190-191, Power Pack #6, SpSM #101, WoSM #2, SpSM #102
        • ASM #264, Marvel Graphic Novels 17 & 22, WoSM #3
        • ASM #265, SpSM #103
        • ASM #266, WoSM #4, SpSM #104
        • ASM #267, WoSM #5, SpSM #105-106, Code of Honor #4, Secret Wars II #2, WoSM #6.
        • ASM #268, WoSM #7, ASM #269-270, Avengers #258, SpSM Ann 5
        • ASM Ann 19, Cloak & Dagger Vol. 2 #3, WoSM #8-9, Longshot #3-4, WoSM Ann 1, 
        • ASM #271-272, WoSM #10-11, SpSM #107-110, WoSM #12-13, Secret Wars II #7

#273-274: Not collected, except #268 & 273-274 in Secret Wars II Omnibus, which also includes WoSM #6 and SpSM #111.

SpSM #111-112: Not collected (except Essentials) except #111 in Secret Wars 2 Omnibus

WoSM #6-13: Not collected (except SpSM & WoSM in Essentials, above)

Reading order: AASM #273, SpSM #11, Secret Wars II #8, ASM #274, SpSM #112, Power Pack #21

#275-278: Flash Thompson Unmasked
All but #277 part of Flash Thompson Unmasked, not collected except for #276 & 278 in Captain America: Scourge of the Underworld.

SpSM #114-116: Not collected

WoSM #14-16: Not collected

SpSM #117-118 & WoSM #17-18: Part of “Missing In Action,” not collected (except WoSM in Essentials, above)

WoSM #17-23: Not collected

Reading order: ASM #275-276, Secret Wars II #9, SpSM #113, ASM #277, WoSM #14-15, SpSM #114,  ASM #278, SpSM #115-116, Power Man & Iron Fist #125, Marvel Fanfare #27 (2nd story), WoSM #16-17, 

#279-281: Spider-Man vs. Silver Sable, Vol. 01
Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #265 & 279-281 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #128-129

#282-289: Not collected except for #287 inSpider-Man by David Michelinie and Erik Larsen Omnibus and #289 in Kraven’s Last Hunt, below. ASM #289 & WoSPM #29 cross over for Hobgoblin Revealed.

SpSM #119-130: Not collected, except #128-129 in Silver Sable, above.

WoSM #24-30: Not collected. ASM #289 & WoSPM #29 cross over for Hobgoblin Revealed.

Reading Order:

        • ASM #279, SpSM #117, WoSM #18-19, Vision & Scarlet Witch Vol. 2 #11, WoSM Ann 2, SpSM #118,
        • ASM #280-282 & WoSM #19, Marvel Fanfare #32 & 42, SpSM #119, WoSM #20-23, SpSM Ann 6,
        • ASM Ann 20, SpSM #120
        • ASM #283  SpSM 130 & 121-122, WoSM #23-24, SpSM #125, 
        • ASM #284-287, SpSM #123, Fantastic Four #299, WoSM #25 & 27, Power Pack #29,
        • ASM #288, SpSM #125-126, WoSM #28, Webspinners #17-18 (published later)
        • Amazing Spider-Man vs. Wolverine
        • ASM #289 & WoSM #29, WoSM #30, SpSM #127, WoSM #28, SpSm #128-129.

Amazing Spider-Man #294

#289-294 & Annuals 20-21: Kraven’s Last Hunt (Epic Vol. 17)
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #289-294, Annual 20-21; Spider-Man Versus Wolverine; Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #131-132, Annual 7; Web Of Spider-man (1985) #31-32

The material in that Epic was previously collected across two paperbacks…

#290-292 & Annual 21: Amazing Spider-Man: The Wedding
This 1991 TPB collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #290-292 & Annual 21 and Not Brand Echh (1967) #6. The Annual alone is collected in Marvel Weddings.

#293-294: Kraven’s Last Hunt
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #293-294, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #131-132, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31-32. Also available in hardcover and collected in a 1990 TPB of the same name.

#293-294: Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt – Deluxe Edition
Collects Amazing Spider-man (1963) #15 & 293-294; Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31-32; Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-man (1976) #131-132; Marvel Team-up (1972) #128; Amazing Spider-Man: Soul Of The Hunter; What If? (1989) #17; and material from Sensational Spider-Man Annual ’96, Amazing Spider-man (1999) #634-637, and What The-?!# 3

SpSM Ann 7: Occurs after #294. Collected with Last Hunt Epic, above.

Spider-Man: Parallel Lives OGN
AKA Marvel Graphic Novel #46 Also collected in the 2012 TPB Spider-Man: The Graphic novels.

#295: Life in the Mad Dog Ward(ISBN 0785185038)
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #295, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #33, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #133, and the later published Spider-Man (1990) #29-31

WoSM #34: Not collected

Reading order: ASM #290-292 & Ann 21, SpSM Ann 7, Spider-Man: Parallel Lives, ASM Ann 1996 (published later), WoSM #31, ASM #293, SpSM #131, WoSM #32, ASM #294, SpSM #132, Power Pack #33, WoSM #33, ASM #295, SpSM #133, WoSM #34

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The early 90s – Venomous

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#296-329: The Amazing Spider-Man by David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane Omnibus
Also collects SpSM Ann 10. Reprinted in 2018.

ASM #300 & 315-317: Spider-Man vs. Venom
1990 TPB. Includes material from #298-299.

ASM #298-305: Spider-Man Visionaries: Todd McFarlane

Annual 22: See Marvel Universe Events: Evolutionary War. Also collects SpSM Annual 8 and WoSM Annual 4.

SpSM #134-136: Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolf
Also collects #107-119.

SpSM #137-150: Tombstone, Vol. 1
Also includes material from SpSM Annual 8. #139 also in Spider-Man: Spider-Verse – Fearsome Foes

WoSM #35-43: Not collected, parallel to SpSM #137-142

ASM #300 & 315-317: Spider-Man vs. Venom
1990 TPB. Includes material from #298-299.

ASM #306-314: Spider-Man Legends, vol. 02: Todd McFarlane
Also collects SpSM Ann 10

WoSM #40-46: Not collected. Parallel to SpSM #143-145. WoSM #44 crosses over with Incredible Hulk #349 and is included in Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 3

#311-313: X-Men: Inferno Crossovers oversize hardcover
Includes SpSM #146-148 and WoSM #47-48.In total: Power Pack (1984) #40 & #42-44, Avengers (1963) #298-300, Fantastic Four (1961) #322-324, Amazing Spider-Man (1962) #311-313, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #146-148, Web of Spider-Man #47-48, Daredevil (1964) #262-263 & 265, Excalibur (1988) #6-7, and Cloak & Dagger (1988) #4. Re-issued in 2016 in paperback without the Power Pack, Excalibur, and Cloak & Dagger issues.

SpSM #149: Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #139-150 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #25-31, 149, 162-163, and Annual 08

Amazing Spider-Man: Spirits of the Earth OGN
Also collected in the 2012 TPB Spider-Man: The Graphic novels.

#315-317: Spider-Man: The Birth of Venom
Secret Wars #8; Amazing Spider-Man #252-259, #298-300 & #315-317; Fantastic Four #274 and Web of Spider-Man #1

#318-319: Marvel’s Greatest Super Battles
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #318-319, Journey Into Mystery (1952) #112, Marvel Two-In-One (1974) Annual 07, The Punisher War Journal (1988) #10, Uncanny X-Men (1963) #212-213

#315-323, 325 & 328: Spider-Man Legends, vol. 03: Todd McFarlane
#320-325 (inclusive of #324) were also collected in a 1992 The Assassin Nation Plot TPB. #317 is also in The Very Best of Spider-Man, above.

Annual 23: See Marvel Universe Events: Atlantis Attacks. Also collects SpSM Annual 13 and WoSM Annual 5. The Captain Universe backup from WoSM is included in Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable.

SpSM #151-157 & WoSM #49-58: Not collected. There is a crossover between SpSM #153-154 & WoSM #53-54.

Reading order:

        • ASM #296-297, WoSM #35-36, SpSM #134-136, WoSM #37, SpSM #137, WoSM #38
        • ASM #298-300, Damage Control #1, Thor #391, SpSM #138, WoSM #39
        • ASM #301-303 & 304, also SpSM #139-142, WoSM #40-43, Hulk #346, Iron Man #234
        • ASM Ann 22 & #304-309, WoSM Ann 4, SpSM #143, WoSM #44, Hulk #349, WoSM #45, SpSM Ann 8 & #144-145
        • ASM #310, WoSM #46, Avengers #298, 
        • ASM #311, SpSM #146, WoSM #47
        • ASM #312, SpSM #147, WoSM #48
        • ASM #313, SpSM #148, WoSM #49
        • ASM #314, SpSM #149, WoSM #50, ASM: Spirits of the Earth
        • ASM #315, SpSM #150, WoSM #51
        • ASM #316-317, SpSM #151, WoSM #52, Sensational She-Hulk #3, Moon Knight Vol. 3 #2
        • ASM #318-319, SpSM #152, WoSM #53, SpSM #153, WoSM #54, Daredevil #270
        • ASM Ann 23, SpSM Ann 9, Daredevil Ann 5
        • ASM #320, SpSM #154, WoSM #55
        • ASM #321-325, SpSM #155-156, WoSM Ann 5 & #56-57, SpSM #157, WoSM #58

ASM #324, 327, 329-350: Spider-Man by David Michelinie and Erik Larsen Omnibus
Effectively a sequel to the Michelinie/MacFarlane omnibus and the Spider-Man MacFarlane omnibus combined. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #287, 324, 327, 329-350; Spider-Man (1990) #15, 18-23; Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #19-21; and material From Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #48-50

ASM #326-333: Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Cosmic Adventures
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #326-333 & Annual 24, Spectacular Spider-Man #158-160 & Annual 10, Web of Spider-Man #59-61 & Annual 6. A 1993 TPB version included the full SpSM and WoSM runs but stopped at ASM #329 and did not include any of the Annuals. That same run of issues is duplicated within the Acts of Vengeance omnibus.

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Two other collections include a portion of that ASM run, as well as other key Venom issues that follow:

ASM #330-333: Spider-Man: Venom Returns (1993)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Annual 25, 330-333, 344-347

ASM #332-333: Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #332-333, 346-347, #361-363, 373-375, 388, & Annuals 25-26, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) Annual 12, Spider-Man Special Edition (1992) #1, and Web of Spider-Man (1985) Annual 08

SpSM #161 & 164 & WoSM #62-63: Not collected

Annual 24: Spidey’s Totally Tiny Adventure
Not collected. A three-part crossover from ASM Annual 24, SpSM Annual 10, and WoSM Annual 6. The Captain Universe story from WoSM Annual 6 in Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable

SpSM #162-163: Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #139-150 and The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #25-31, 149, 162-163, and Annual 08

Reading order:

        • ASM #326, Marvel Comics Presents #39/4 ,SpSM #158, W0SM #59,
        • ASM #327, SpSM #159, W0SM #60
        • ASM #328, SpSM #160, WoSM #61, Quasar #7
        • ASM #329-330, Punisher War Journal #14-15, SpSM #161, WoSM #62, SpSM #162,
        • ASM #330-333, Marvel Comics Presents #48-50
        • ASM Annual 24, SpSM Annual 10, WoSM Annual 6, WoSM #63, SpSM #162-164

ASM #334-350: Epic Collection: Return of the Sinister Six (Vol. 21)
Also collects Spirits of the Earth OGN

ASM #334-339: Spider-Man: Sinister Six
Also collects material from Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1. Also collected in a 1994 “Return of” TPB, sans Annual. Reprinted in 2018.

SpM #1-14 & 16: Spider-Man by Todd McFarlane Omnibus
Also collects X-Force (1991) #4 and Spider-Man/Deadpool #1-6. It’s unclear what that Deadpool series refers to, as Todd never pencilled one by that name.

SpM #1-5: Vol. 1: Torment

WoSM #64-65: Acts of Vengeance Crossovers Omnibus
Collects Fantastic Four #334-336; Wolverine (1988) #19-20; Dr. Strange (1988) #11-13; Incredible Hulk #363; Punisher #28-29; Punisher War Journal #12-13; Marc Spector: Moon Knight #8-10; Daredevil #275-276; Power Pack #53; Alpha Flight (1983) #79-80; New Mutants #84-86; Uncanny X-Men #256-258; X-Factor #49-50;  Web of Spider-Man #64-65; and the Damage Control mini-series.

SpSM #165-170 & WoSM #66-70: Not collected

Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #1-4: Collected in Deadly Foes of Spider-Man

Reading order: ASM #334-339, Avengers #314-318, Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular, SpSM #165-167, SpM #1-5, Thor #427, WoSM #64-68, Uncanny X-Men Annual 14, WoSM #69-70, SpSM #168-170, Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #1-4, Moon Knight Vol. 3 #19-21, Marvel Comics Presents #67/4.

ASM #340-343: Powerless (except #340) – In Epic, above.

SpSM #171-175: Not collected

SpM #6-7: Vol. 2, Masques
Also collects #13-14 & 16:

WoSM #71-72: Not collected

ASM #344-347: Venom Returns
This is tricky – #346-347 are collected in Vengeance of Venom, above, but they aren’t the entire story – which was collected over twenty years ago in the 1993 “Venom Returns,” also above.

Reading order:

        • ASM #340-343, SpSM #171-172, Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #4, Marvel Super Heroes Vol. 3 #4, Fantastic Four #347-349, WoSM 71-72, (Marvel Collector’s Edition)
        • ASM #344-347, SpSM #173, SpM #6-7, Avengers #329-330, SpSM #174-175, Darkhawk #2-3.

ASM #348:Spider-Man: Am I an Avenger?
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Annual 03 & #348, Avengers (2010) #1, The Avengers (1963) #236-237, 314-318, & 329, and New Avengers (2005) #3.

SpSM #176-177 & Annual 11: Not collected, except for portions of annual, below.

WoSM #73-89 & Annual 7: Not collected, except for portions of annual, below.

Annual 25: The Vibranium Vendetta
A three-part story from ASM Annual 25, SpSM Annual 11, and WoSM Annual 7. Material from these stories are collected above in Vengeance of & Return of Venom, respectively, as well as Epic Vol. 22, below.

SpM #8-12: Vol. 3, Perceptions

SpM #13-14, 16: Vol. 2, Masques
Also collects #6-7

SpM #15: Spider-Man’s Greatest Team-Ups
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Annual 2-3 & 15, Daredevil (1964) #16-17, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100, and Spider-Man (1990) #15

SpM #15 (& 18-23): Spider-Man by David Michelinie and Erik Larsen Omnibus
Effectively a sequel to the Michelinie/MacFarlane omnibus and the Spider-Man MacFarlane omnibus combined. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #287, 324, 327, 329-350; Spider-Man (1990) #15, 18-23; Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #19-21; and material From Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #48-50

Infinity Gauntlet: See Marvel Universe Events: Infinity Gauntlet

SpM #17: Not collected. An Infinity Gauntlet tie-in.

#349-352: Vs. Dr. Doom / Return of the Tri-Sentinel
In Epics, but #349-350 were also in a 1995 Spider-Man vs. Doctor Doom TPB. Also uncollected are SpSM #178-184 and WoSM #77-81.

Spider-Man: Fear Itself OGN
Also collected in the 2012 TPB Spider-Man: The Graphic novels.

#351-360: Epic Collection: Robin Bound (Epic Vol. 22)
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #351-360 & Annual 25, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual 11, Web of Spider-Man Annual 7

SpM #15 & 18-23: Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six and Spider-Man by David Michelinie and Erik Larsen Omnibus

Reading order

        • ASM #348, SpSM #176-177, Foolkiller #8, Iron Man #275, Spider-Man Family: Amazing Friends,
        • W0SM #73-76, Ghost-Rider #16-17, SpSM Annual 11 (3rd story),
        • ASM Annual 25, SpSM Annual 11, WoSM Annual 7, Quasar #23, New Warriors Annual 1, Sleepwalker #5-6, SpM #17, Cloak & Dagger Vol. #3 #16-18,
        • Infinity Gauntlet #1, Hulk #383, Infinity Gauntlet #2-3, Silver Surfer Vol. 3 #52 & 54, Infinity Gauntlet #4 & 6, Avengers #332-333, SpM #8-12, Damage Control #1, WoSM #77-78
        • ASM #349-350, Marvel Holiday Special 1991, WoSM #79-80, Spider-Man: Fear Itself, SpM #13-14, Moon Knight Vol. 3 #32-33, SpM #15
        • ASM #351-352, X-Force #3, SpM #16, X-Force #4, WoSM #81-83, SpM #19-20, Slapstick #1-2, SpM #18-23, WoSM #84-86, Daredevil #300, WoSM #87-89

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#353-358: Round Robin: The Sidekick’s Revenge!
Collected in Epic, above, plus a 1994 TPB.

SpSM #178-185: Uncollected

#359-360: Return of Cardiac
Not collected.

SpSM #186-190: Not collected

#361-363: Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom
See initial listing above for full collection info. Also collected in a 1993 Carnage TPB.

Annual 26: Spider-Man & The New Warriors: The Hero Killers
Collects an annuals crossover between ASM Annual 26, SpSM Annual 12, WoSM Ann 8, and New Warriors Annual 2. Also collected in New Warriors Omnibus, Vol. 1. Some back-up material from these annuals is included in The Vengeance of Venom, above.

WoSM #90-92: Not collected

Spider-Man & Dr. Strange: The Way to Dusty Death OGN
Re-collected in Spider-Man/Doctor Strange: The Way to Dusty Death (2017) along with other Spider-Man and Doctor Strange team-ups from Amazing Spider-Man Annual 2 & 14; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #21, 50-51, 76-77, 80-81; Spider-Man/Dr. Strange: The Way To Dusty Death OGN; Untold Tales Of Spider-Man: Strange Encounter; and material from Marvel Fanfare (1982) #6

Infinity War: See Marvel Universe Events: Infinity War

Spider-Man #24: Infinity War tie-in – see Marvel Universe Events: Infinity War for collection information apart from Spider-Man collections.

Amazing Spider-Man: Soul of the Hunter OGN
Recollected in Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt – Deluxe Edition

Reading Order:

        • ASM #353-358, SpSM #178-185,
        • ASM #359-360, Fantastic Four #362, Daredevil #305-306, SpSM #186-190, Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #1,
        • ASM #361-363, Morbius #1-4
        • ASM Annual 26, SpSM Ann 12, WoSM Ann 8, NW Ann 2, Darkhawk #19-20, Sleepwalker #17, WoSM #90, (? – Spider-Man / Dr. Strange: The Way to Dusty Death),
        • Infinity War #1, SpM #24, Infinity War #2, War Machine Vol. 2 #13, Infinity War #3, Avengers West Coast #84-86, Thor #447-448, WoSM #91-92, ASM: Soul of the Hunter

ASM #364-367: Shocker & Skullwork
Not collected, except for #365 in Very Best of and Visionaries: John Romita Sr., both above. Also uncollected are SpSM #191-196, WoSM #93-96, SpM #25-31, except for SpM #25 in Avengers Academy 2.5: Arcade – Death Game and the four issues of the WoSM & Spirits of Vengeance crossover in a 1993 TPB.

Reading Order: ASM #364-367, SpM #25-26, SpSM #191-196, WoSM #93-95, Spirits of Vengeance #5, WoSM #96, Spirits of Vengeance #6, SpM #27-31, Marvel Holiday Special 1992, Marvel Comics Presents #120/4, Knights of Pendragon Vol. 2 #7-9 (and in flashback in #6)

ASM #368-373: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
Not collected aside from a 1995 TPB and #373 in Vengeance of Venom, above.

ASM #374-377: Cardiac, Styx, & Stone
Not collected, except #374-375 in Vengeance of Venom, above. Also uncollected are SpSM #197-200, WoSM #97-100 & Annual 9, and SpM #32-34, except for SpSM #200 in Son of the Goblin, above.

Reading Order:

        • ASM #368-375, Mys-Tech Wars #2,, Fantastic Four #372-373
        • ASM #375/2, Fantastic Four #374, Venom: Lethal Protector #1-6, WoSM #97-100, Fantastic Four #376-378, SpM #32-34,
        • ASM #376-377 & Annual 27, SpSM #197-200, WoSM Ann 9,  New Warriors #32-34 & Annual 3, Darkhawk #27, and Alpha Flight #121

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ASM #378-380: Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #378-380, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #201-203, Spider-Man (1990) #35-37, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #1-2, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #101-103.

Reading Order: SMU #1, WoSM #101, ASM #378, SpM #35, SpSM #201, WoSM #102, ASM #379, SpM #36, SpSM #202, W0SM #103, ASM #380, SpM #37, SpSM #203, SMU #2

Spider-Man / Punisher / Sabretooth: Designer Genes OGN

ASM #381-382: Spider-Man vs. Hulk – Rematch
Not collected. Also uncollected are SpSM #204-207, WoSM #104-106 (Infinity Crusade tie-ins), SpM #38-40

Infinity Crusade: See Marvel Universe Events: Infinity Crusade

Spider-Man & X-Factor: Shadowgames #1-3: Not collected

Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda #0-3: Collected in TPB along with Marvel Team-Up #90.

Reading Order:

        • Secret Defenders #6-8, Spider-Man / Punisher / Sabretooth:Design Genes, Midnight Suns Unlimited #3, W0SM #104, 
        • Infinity Crusade #1, Thor #464, Moon Knight Vol. 3 #57, Infinity Crusade #2, Dr. Strange Vol. 3 #55, WoSM #105-106, Infinity Crusade #4, Alpha Flight #127, Infinity Crusade #6
        • ASM #381-382, Marvel Comics Presents #138/4, SpM #38-40, War Machine Vol. 2 #28-29, SpSM Annual 13, Marvel Holiday Special 1993, SpSM #204-207, Spider-Man: Mutant Agenda #1-3

ASM #383-385 & Annual 28: Trial by Jury
Not collected. Also uncollected are SpSM #207208, WoSM #107-108, SpM #41-43, SMU #3-4

Lethal Foes of Spider-Man #1-4: Collected in Deadly Foes of Spider-Man

Reading Order: ASM #383-385, WOSM #107-109, Lethal Foes of Spider-Man #1-4, SMU #3, SpM #41-43, SMU #4, Quasar #60, Dr. Strange Vol. 3 #61, Sleepwalker #32, SpSM #207-208, ThunderStrike #4-7, Spider-Man/X-Factor: Shadow Games #1-3, ASM Annual 28

ASM #386-388: Lifetheft
Not collected. Also uncollected are SpSM #209-210, WoSM #109-111, SpM #44 – except for #388 in Vengeance of Venom, above.

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ASM #389: Pursuit
Not collected. Crossover to The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #211, Spider-Man (1990) #45, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #112

Reading Order:

        • ASM #386-387, Daredevil #326, Ghost Rider Vol. 3 #48, WoSM #109-111, Spider-Man:Web of Doom #1-3, SpSM #209-210, SpM #44, Spider-Man Holiday Special 95, Shroud #1-2,
        • ASM #388 & SpM #45, SpSM #211, WoSM #112,
        • ASM #389, Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal

ASM #390-393: Shrieking
Not collected. Also uncollected are SpSM #212-216, WoSM #113-116, SpM #46-50, SMU #5-6

Spider-Man: Arachnis Project #1-6

Reading Order:

        • SpSM #212, SMU #5, Shroud #1-2 & 4, Nomad Vol. 2 #3, SMU 5/2, Nightwatch #1, SMU 6/2 & 6/3, WoSM Annual 10, SpM #46, Prowler #1, SpSM #213-214, Morbius #21-23, Silver Surfer Vol. 3 #93, Black Cat #1, SpSM Annual 14, Black Cat #4, SMU #11/2, Punisher War Journal #67-68, SpM #47, WoSM #113-114
        • ASM #390-392, during #392 in SpM #48, WoSM #115, SpM 49, SpSM #215, Annex #1 & 3-4, SMU #6, Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #30, Solo #1-4, Fantastic Four Unlimited #7, Spider-Man: Arachnis Project #1-6
        • ASM #393, Clandestine #6-7, SpM #50, SpSM #216

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in oversize hardcover…

Spider-Man: Clone Saga Omnibus, Vol. 1(2016 oversize hardcover)
Collects roughly the equivalent of the first three Clone Saga trades, but only the main Spider-Man series – none of the side minis or one-shot specials. Includes Web Of Spider-Man (1985) #117-125, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #394-401, Spider-Man (1990) #51-58, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #217-224, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #7-9

Spider-Man: Clone Saga Omnibus, Vol. 2(2017 oversize hardcover)
Collects roughly the equivalent of the fourth and fifth Clone Saga trades, as well as the “Super Specials” from Vol. 3 and the “Lost Years” minis from the first. Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #402-406 & Super Special; Spider-Man (1990) #59-63 & Super Special; Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #225-229 & Super Special; Web of Spider-Man (1985) #126-129 & Super Special; Venom Super Special; New Warriors (1990) #61-66; Spider-Man: The Jackal Files; Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Alph & Omega; Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #10; Spider-Man Team-up #1; Spider-Man: The Lost Years #1-3; and Spider-Man: The Parker Years

Spider-Man: Ben Reilly Omnibus, Vol. 1(2019 oversize hardcover)
Collects most of the material from the first three Ben Reilly trades, with the exception of New Warriors #65-66. Collects Web Of Scarlet Spider #1-4, Amazing Scarlet Spider #1-2, Scarlet Spider (1995) #1-2, Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1-2, Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1, Green Goblin #3, Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #0-3 and Wizard Mini-comic, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #407-410 & Annual ’96, Spider-Man (1990) #64-67, New Warriors (1990) #67, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #230-233, Spider-Man/Punisher: Family Plot #1-2, Spider-Man Holiday Special 1995, Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #1-4, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #11, Spider-Man Team-Up #2-3 and material from Venom: Along Came A Spider #1-4.

in trade paperback…

#394: Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Vol. 1 (ISBN 978-0785144625)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #394, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #217, Spider-Man (1990) #51-53, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #7, Spider-Man: The Lost Years (1995) #1-3, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #117-119. Reprinted in 2016 as ISBN 978-1302903183.

WoSM #118-119 & SpM #52-53: Venom: Separation Anxiety (2016 Printing)
Collects Venom: The Mace #1-3, Venom: Nights Of Vengeance #1-4, Web Of Spider-man (1985) #118-119, Spider-Man (1990) #52-53, Venom: Separation Anxiety #1-4

#395-399: Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Vol. 2 (ISBN 0785143513)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #395-399, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #218-221, Spider-Man (1990) #54-56, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #8, Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus (1995) #1-3, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #120-122. Reprinted in 2017 as ISBN 978-1-302-90366-4.

Spider-Man also makes guest appearances around the time of ASM #398 in Morbius #29, Secret Defenders #25, Spider-Man: Friends & Enemies #1-4, Darkhawk #50, Marvel Holiday Special #94, and after SMU #8 in Spider-Man: The Power of Terror #1-3, and Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil.

#400-401: Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Vol. 3 (ISBN 978-0785149545)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #400-401 & Super Special #1, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #222-224 & Super Special 1, Spider-Man (1990) #57-58 & Super Special 1, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #9, Spider-Man: The Clone Journal (1995) #1, Venom Super Special (1995) #1, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #123-124 & Super Special 1. Reprinted in 2017 as ISBN 978-1-302-90367-1. Reprinted in 2017 as 978-1302903671.

Spider-Man also makes guest appearances around the time of ASM #400 in Cosmic Powers Unlimited #1

#402-404: Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Vol. 4 (ISBN 978-0785149552)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #402-404, The New Warriors (1990) #61, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #225-227, Spider-Man (1990) #59-61, Spider-Man: Jackal Files (1995) #1, Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage (1995) Alpha & Omega, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #125-127. Reprinted in 2017 as ISBN 978-1302903688.

Spider-Man also makes guest appearances after #403 in Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal.

#405-406: Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Vol. 5 (ISBN 978-0785150091)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #405-406 & Super Special #1, The New Warriors (1990) #62-64, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #228-229 & Super Special #1, Spider-Man (1990) #62-63 & Super Special #1, Spider-Man Team-Up (1995) #1, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #10, Venom Super Special (1995) #1, Web of Spider-Man (1985) #128-129 & Super Special #1. Reprinted in 2017 as ISBN 978-1302903695.

For placement of the flashback series Untold Tales of Spider-Man, see Silver Age. It is collected in total in an omnibus.

Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Vol. 1 (ISBN 978-0785155454)
All of the Spider-books were retitled to “Scarlet Spider” for two months to indicate the transition away from Peter Parker as Spider-Man. Amazing Scarlet Spider (1995) #1-2, Green Goblin (1995) #3, The New Warriors (1990) #65-66, Scarlet Spider (1995) #1-2, Scarlet Spider Unlimited (1995) #1, The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #0, Spectacular Scarlet Spider (1995) #1-2, Spider-Man: The Parker Years (1995) #1, Web of Scarlet Spider (1995) #1-2, Wizard Mini-Comic (1995) #3

Spider-Man also makes guest appearances after SpSM #229 in Daily Bugle #1-3. 

#407-408: Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Vol. 2 (ISBN 978-0785156123)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #407-408, The New Warriors (1990) #67, The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #1, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #230, Spider-Man (1990) #64-65, Spider-Man Holiday Special (1995) #1, Spider-Man/Punisher: Family Plot (1996) #1-2, Venom: Along Came a Spider (1996) #1-4, Web of Scarlet Spider (1995) #3-4

#409-410: Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Vol. 3 (ISBN 978-0785156130)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #409-410, The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #2-3, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #231-233, Spider-Man (1990) #66-67, Spider-Man Team-Up (1995) #2, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #11, Spider-Man: The Final Adventure (1995) #1-4

Spider-Man also makes guest appearances after SpM #66 in Venom: The Hunted and after SpSM #233 in New Warriors #70-71. He appears before ASM #413 in Avengers #400.

#411-413: Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Vol. 4 (ISBN 978-0785161318)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #411-413, Daredevil (1964) #354, The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #4-6, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #234, Spider-Man (1990) #68-70, Spider-Man Team-Up (1995) #3, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #12, Spider-Man: Redemption (1996) #1-4

#414-416: Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Vol. 5 (ISBN 978-0785163831)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #414-416, The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #7-10, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #235-239, Spider-Man (1990) #71-72, Spider-Man Team-Up (1995) #4, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #13

Spider-Man also makes guest appearances after ASM #415 in Fantastic Four #416 and after ASM #416 in Green Goblin #13, both a part of Onslaught. For more information see Marvel Universe Events: Onslaught.

#417-418: Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Vol. 06 (ISBN 978-0785165521)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #417-418, The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #11, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #240-241, Spider-Man (1990) #73-75, Spider-Man Team-Up (1995) #5, Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #14 and three Spider-man one-shots – 101 Ways to End the Clone Saga, Dead Man’s Hand, and The Osborn Journal (1997) #1. A 1997 Revelations TPB collects only ASM #418, SeSM #11, SpSM #240, and SpM #75

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SMTU #7: Thunderbolts: Justice Like Lightning and Thunderbolts Classic Vol. 1

ASM #419-431: Not collected, except #420 in X-Man: Dance With the Devil. Also not collected are Spider-Man Team-Up #6, The Sensational Spider-Man #12-24, Spider-Man #76-88, and the Spectacular Spider-Man #242-253 – except Sensational Spider-Man #13-15 in a 1997 TPB of Spider-Man: Savage Land.

The Marvel “-1” flashback month occurred here; Spider-Man stories from ASM, SpM, and SenSM were all set in flashback near Spidey’s debut.

Reading order:

        • (? – SenSp #12)(? – SMTU #6)
        • ASM #419-420, SpM #76, X-Man #24, Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives #1-3, SpM #77-78, Heroes for Hire #1, SenSM #13-15, Punisher #16, SpSM #242-246
        • ASM #421 & Annual 30/1997, SMU #17
        • ASM #422-424, SpM Annual 1997, SpSM #246-250
        • ASM #425-428 (all occur during SpSM #250), SMU #18, SenSM #21-23, SpSM #250, SM #85-87, Thunderbolts #8, Journey Into Mystery #513, SpSM #251-253, Venom: Finale #1-3, Spider-Man: Venom (1998)
        • ASM #429, X-Man #35, Heroes Reborn: The Return #1, Marvel Team-Up Vol. 2 #4-5, Heroes Reborn: The Return #2-4.
        • ASM #430-431, Marvel Team-Up Vol. 2 #6, Thunderbolts #10, Spider-Man/Kingpin: To The Death,  Fantastic Four Vol. 3 #2, SenSM #24, Marvel Team Up Vol. 2 #7 

ASM #432-433: Spider-Man: Spider-Hunt
Also collects The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #25-26, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #254-256, and Spider-Man (1990) #88-90

ASM #434-435: Spider-Man: Identity Crisis
Also collects The Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #27-28, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #257-258, and Spider-Man (1990) #91-92

ASM #436-439: Not collected, along with Spider-Man #93-95 and Sensational Spider-Man #29-31.

SpSM #259-261: Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives
Also collects Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives (1997) #1-3

ASM #440-441: Spider-Man: The Gathering of Five
Collects both Gathering of Five and Final Chapter crossovers between Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 440-441, Spider-Man (1990) 96-98, Sensati onal Spider-Man (1996) 32-33, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) 262-263, Legacy of Spider-Man

Reading order:

        • SpM #88, SpSM #254, SenSM #25,
        • ASM #432, SpM #89, SpSM #255, X-Man #37-38, SenSM #26,
        • ASM #433, SpM #90, SenSM #26, SpSM #256, X-Men #77, SenSM #27,
        • ASM #434, SenSM #28, Avengers Vol. 3 #1, SpM #91, SpSM #257-258,
        • ASM #435-436, SM #92, SpSM #257, Shadows & Light #2, SMU #20, Spider-Man: Mad Men,
        • ASM Annual 31/1998, Excalibur #125, Fantastic Four #7, SenSM #29-30, SM #93, SpSM #259-261
        • ASM  #437, SM #94, Fantastic Four #9, SenSM #31,
        • ASM #438-439, SM #95 & Annual 1998, Thor Vol. 2 #5, Avengers Vol. 3 #10-11, SMU #22, SenSM #32
        • ASM #440, SM #96, SpSM #262, SenSM #33
        • ASM #441, SM #97, SpSM #263, SM #98, Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin

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The Late 90s – The Next Chapter:
Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2 & Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999-2001)

ASMv2 - 0008#1-6: Spider-Man: The Next Chapter, Vol. 1
Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #1-6 & Annual 99, Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #1-6, and Thor (1998) #8.

Amazing Spider-Man: Toy Fair Special (1999) #1 was released around this time; it is likely not in continuity.

Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #1-18 was launched in 1999, but the stories occur variously at other points of continuity. It is collected in its entirety in Spider-Man: Webspinners – The Complete Collection along with material from Shadows & Light (1998) 2-3.

#7-12: Spider-Man: The Next Chapter, Vol. 2
Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #7-12 and Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #7-12 & Annual ’99.

#13-19: Spider-Man: The Next Chapter, Vol. 3
Collects The Amazing Spider-Man #13-19 & Annual 2000, Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #13-19, and Spider-Woman (1999) #9.

#20-24: Not collected.

After #21: Fantastic Four, Vol. 3 #36

Maximum Security: See Marvel Universe Events: Maximum Security

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #20-33 & Annual 1: Spider-Man: Light in the Darkness
Also collects Amazing Spider-Man #25

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #20-22 & 26: Vol. 1, A Day in the Life
Collects Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #20-22 & 26 and Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man (1999) #10-12

PPSM Annual 1 & #23-24: Not collected. #24 is part of Maximum Security.

After Maximum Security: Sentry #3-5 and Sentry team-up issues /FF, /Hulk, /Spider-Man, /X-Men, and /Void. Wolverine #156-157. He then appears in ASM #36 (9/11 issue), followed by SMU #15/2 from ’06.

Spider-Man and Mysterio (AKA the Spider-Man: Mysterio Manifesto AKA  Spider-Man Universe #11-13) #1-3: Not collected

#25: Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin
Some of the initial action occurs in parallel to PPSM #23-24. Collects The Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #25, Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #25, and Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin (2000) #1-3.

#26-29 & Annual 2001: Not collected

After #26: PPSM #26, Spider-Man / Marrow, Spider-Man: Lifeline #1-3 (AKA Spider-Man Universe #14-16)
After #27: PPSM #27-28, Daredevil #20/2, Fantastic Four #40-41
After #29: PPSM #29
After Annual 2001: Tangled #1-3

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #27-34: Vol. 2, One Small Break
#30-33 occur after ASM #30, below. #34 fall after Tangled #34.

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #1-6: Vol. 1
#1-3 directly follow Annual 2001. #4-6 follow PPSM #33. Also collected in Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Omnibus (2017).

Spider-Man Activision #0: Not collected. Despite presumably existing outside of continuity, this GamePro Magazine #147 freebie was written by Brian Bendis!

Spider-Man: Death and Destiny #1-3 (2000): Not collected. Need to check placement

Spider-Man vs. Punisher (2000): Not collected. One-Shot. Need to check placement.

Daredevil / Spider-Man (2001) #1-4: Unusual Suspects
Need to check placement

Year In Review: Spider-Man (2000) AKA Peter & Mary Jane’s Spider-Man Scrapbook: Not collected. May be reprint material.

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The Amazing Spider-Man by J. Michael Straczynski (2001-2007)

As recollected in oversize hardcover omnibuses

Amazing Spider-Man by J. Michael Straczynski Omnibus Vol. 1 (2019 oversize hardcover)
Amazing Spider-man (1999) #30-58 & (1963) #500-514, plus #509 Director’s Cut

This run of Amazing was recollected in Ultimate Collections, which are effectively double-length TPBs.

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#30-45: By JMS Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1

#46-58 & 500-502: By JMS Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2

#503-518: By JMS Ultimate Collection, Vol. 3

#519-528: By JMS Ultimate Collection, Vol. 4
Also collects Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2005) #1-4, Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004) #19-22, and  Spider-Man: The Other (2005) Sketchbook

#529-545: By JMS Ultimate Collection, Vol. 5
Also collects Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2005) #24, The Sensational Spider-Man (2006) #41, and Spider-Man: One More Day Sketchbook (2007).

Much of the run was also collected in a series of oversized hardcovers with the slightly misleading name “Best of Spider-Man.”

#30-36: Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 1
Tangled Web #4-6, Peter Parker: Spider-Man #36, Ultimate Team-Up #6-8

#37-47: Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 2
Tangled Web #10-11

#46-58 & 500: Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 3

#501-514: Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 4

#515-524: Best of Spider-Man: Vol. 5

This series of hardcovers effectively continues into The Other hardcover, below.

As originally collected, including other Spider-Man series from this time period.

#30-35: Coming Home – Vol. 1

After #30: PPSM #30-33, Tangled #4-6, PPSM #34
After #31: Daredevil #21 & 24-25

#36-39: Revelations – Vol. 2

During #38: Tangled #7-9, Jay Leno & Spider-Man: One Night Only #1-3 (presented as back-up stories in other comics), Tangled #10-11, PPSM #37, Punisher #2, Infinity Abyss #1-6

After #38: Tangled #13, PPSM #38-39, Tangled #12, PPSM #40-1, Defenders #9-10, Spider-Man: Sweet Charity, PPSM #42-43, Spider-Man/Daredevil #1 (collected with Spider-Man/Wolverine (2003)), Venom #11, Avengers #51 (flashback), Daredevil #34-35, Order #5-6, Venom #10, PPSM #44-49, Venom #14-18, Alias #15 (single panel), Tangled #18.

Spider-Man Unlimited #1-15: Not collected. Need to confirm placement.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #35 & 37: Vol. 4, Trials & Tribulations
Also skips ahead to collect #48-50, which is why it’s titled Vol. 4.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #36: ?

Spider Man’s Tangled Web #7-11: Vol. 2 – Also collected in Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Omnibus (2017).

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #12-17: Vol. 3 –  Also collected in Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Omnibus (2017).

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #38 in Nuff Said

Peter Parker: Spider-Man#39-41 & Spectacular Spider-Man #21-22 & 27
These issues were reprinted much later in Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 6, The Final Curtain

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #18-22: Vol. 4 – Also collected in Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Omnibus (2017).
Also includes Peter Parker: Spider-Man #42-43

Peter Parker: Spider-Man #44-47: Vol. 3, Return of the Goblin

Peter Parker, Spider-Man #48-50: Vol. 4, Trials & Tribulations
Also collects #35-37.

#40-45: Until the Stars Turn Cold – Vol. 3

During #43: Tangled #19, Spider-Man: Get Kraven #1 (Spidey does not appear in #2-5), Call of Duty: The Wagon

Spider-Man: Quality of Life #1-4

Spider-Man: Blue #1-6: Modern-day voiceover. Recollected in MARVEL KNIGHTS: Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale: Yellow, Blue, Gray & White Omnibus (2018 oversize hardcover)

Released here, but unsure of placement (or if it is in continuity): Startling Stories: Megalomaniacal Spider-Man (2002) – #1 (collected later in Strange Tales (2009).

After #45: Spider-Man: Get Kraven #6

#46-50: The Life and Death of Spiders – Vol. 4

After #50: PPSM #50, Thor #51, Deadline #2, Punisher #33-37, Spider-Man: Black and Blue and Read All Over #1 (flashback & reprint – not collected), Tangled #22, PPSM #51-57, Spectacular Spider-Man #1-5

Spectacular Spider-Man #1-5: Vol. 1, The Hunger

#51-56: Unintended Consequences – Vol. 5

During #54: SpSM #6-10, Black Panther #52, Tanged #21, Venom/Carnage #1-4
After #54: Spider-Man: Get Kraven #6, SMFamily #2, Spider-Man/Wolverine #1-4
After #55: Captain Marvel, #10

Spider-Man & Wolverine (2003) #1-4: Spider-Man Legends Vol. 4
Fits afters #54

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Spider-Man

Comic book superhero

"Peter Parker" and "Spidey" redirect here. For other people, see Peter Parker (disambiguation). For the comic book series, see Spidey (comic book). For subsequent versions of the character, see List of incarnations of Spider-Man. For other uses, see Spider-Man (disambiguation).

Peter Parker
Spider-Man
A drawing of Spider-Man crouched, looking up to the camera

Cover to Web of Spider-Man #129.1 (Oct. 2012)
by Mike McKone and Morry Hollowell

PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceAmazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962)
Created byStan Lee
Steve Ditko
Alter egoPeter Benjamin Parker
SpeciesHuman mutate
Place of originQueens, New York City
Team affiliations
Partnerships
Notable aliasesRicochet,[1]Dusk,[2] Prodigy,[3]Hornet,[4]Ben Reilly,[5]
Scarlet Spider,[6]Captain Universe,[7] Liar[8]
Abilities
  • Superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, agility, coordination and balance
  • Ability to cling to solid surfaces
  • Accelerated healing
  • Genius level intellect
  • Proficient scientist and engineer
  • Precognitive spider-sense ability
  • Utilizing wrist-mounted web-shooters

Spider-Man is a superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and in movies, television shows, and video game adaptations set in the Marvel Universe. Spider-Man is the alias of Peter Parker, an orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City after his parents Richard and Mary Parker died in a plane crash. Lee and Ditko had the character deal with the struggles of adolescence and financial issues and gave him many supporting characters, such as J. Jonah Jameson, Harry Osborn, romantic interestsGwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson, and foes such as Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, Venom, and Mephisto. In his origin story, he gets spider-related abilities from a bite from a radioactive spider; these include clinging to surfaces, superhuman strength and agility, and detecting danger with his "spider-sense." He also builds wrist-mounted "web-shooter" devices that shoot artificial spider-webbing of his own design.

When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, a high school student from Queens behind Spider-Man's secret identity and with whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate.[9] While Spider-Man had all the makings of a sidekick, unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man had no superhero mentor like Captain America and Batman; he thus had to learn for himself that "with great power there must also come great responsibility"—a line included in a text box in the final panel of the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively attributed to his guardian, his late Uncle Ben Parker.

Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, the first and longest-lasting of which is The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker character developed from a shy, nerdy New York City high school student to troubled but outgoing college student, to married high school teacher to, in the late 2000s, a single freelance photographer. In the 2000s, he joins the Avengers. Spider-Man's nemesis Doctor Octopus also took on the identity for a story arc spanning 2012–2014, following a body swap plot in which Peter appears to die.[10] Marvel has also published books featuring alternate versions of Spider-Man, including Spider-Man 2099, which features the adventures of Miguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man of the future; Ultimate Spider-Man, which features the adventures of a teenaged Peter Parker in an alternate universe; and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which depicts the teenager Miles Morales, who takes up the mantle of Spider-Man after Ultimate Peter Parker's supposed death. Miles is later brought into the mainstream continuity, where he sometimes works alongside Peter.

Spider-Man is one of the most popular and commercially successful superheroes.[11] He has appeared in countless forms of media, including several animated and live actiontelevision series, syndicated newspaper comic strips, and in multiple series of films. The character was first portrayed in live action by Danny Seagren in Spidey Super Stories, a The Electric Company skit which ran from 1974 to 1977.[12] In films, Spider-Man has been portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield,[13] and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Tom Holland. He was voiced by Chris Pine and Jake Johnson in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Reeve Carney starred originally as Spider-Man in the 2010 Broadway musicalSpider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.[14] Spider-Man has been well received as a superhero and comic book character, and he is often ranked as one of the most popular and iconic comic book characters of all time and one of the most popular characters in all fiction.

Publication history

Further information: List of Spider-Man titles

Creation and development

Richard Wentworth a.k.a. the Spiderin the pulp magazine The Spider. Stan Lee stated that it was the name of this character that inspired him to create a character that would become Spider-Man.[15]

In 1962, with the success of the Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics editor and head writer Stan Lee was casting about for a new superhero idea. He said the idea for Spider-Man arose from a surge in teenage demand for comic books, and the desire to create a character with whom teens could identify.[16]: 1  As with Fantastic Four, Lee saw Spider-Man as an opportunity to "get out of his system" what he felt was missing in comic books.[17] In his autobiography, Lee cites the non-superhuman pulp magazine crime fighter the Spider as a great influence,[15]: 130  and in a multitude of print and video interviews, Lee stated he was further inspired by seeing a spider climb up a wall—adding in his autobiography that he has told that story so often he has become unsure of whether or not this is true.[note 1] Although at the time teenage superheroes were usually given names ending with "boy", Lee says he chose "Spider-Man" because he wanted the character to age as the series progressed, and moreover felt the name "Spider-Boy" would have made the character sound inferior to other superheroes.[18] He also decided to insert a hyphen in the name, as he felt it looked too similar to Superman, another superhero with a red and blue costume which starts with an "S" and ends with "man"[19] (although artist Steve Ditko intended the character to have an orange and purple costume).[20] At that time Lee had to get only the consent of Marvel publisher Martin Goodman for the character's approval. In a 1986 interview, Lee described in detail his arguments to overcome Goodman's objections.[note 2] Goodman eventually agreed to a Spider-Man tryout in what Lee in numerous interviews recalled as what would be the final issue of the science-fiction and supernatural anthology series Amazing Adult Fantasy, which was renamed Amazing Fantasy for that single issue, #15 (cover-dated August 1962, on sale June 5, 1962).[21] In particular, Lee stated that the fact that it had already been decided that Amazing Fantasy would be canceled after issue #15 was the only reason Goodman allowed him to use Spider-Man.[18] While this was indeed the final issue, its editorial page anticipated the comic continuing and that "The Spiderman [sic] ... will appear every month in Amazing."[21][22]

Regardless, Lee received Goodman's approval for the name Spider-Man and the "ordinary teen" concept and approached artist Jack Kirby. As comics historianGreg Theakston recounts, Kirby told Lee about an unpublished character on which he had collaborated with Joe Simon in the 1950s, in which an orphaned boy living with an old couple finds a magic ring that granted him superhuman powers. Lee and Kirby "immediately sat down for a story conference", Theakston writes, and Lee afterward directed Kirby to flesh out the character and draw some pages.[23] Steve Ditko would be the inker.[note 3] When Kirby showed Lee the first six pages, Lee recalled, "I hated the way he was doing it! Not that he did it badly—it just wasn't the character I wanted; it was too heroic".[23]: 12  Lee turned to Ditko, who developed a visual style Lee found satisfactory. Ditko recalled:

One of the first things I did was to work up a costume. A vital, visual part of the character. I had to know how he looked ... before I did any breakdowns. For example: A clinging power so he wouldn't have hard shoes or boots, a hidden wrist-shooter versus a web gun and holster, etc. ... I wasn't sure Stan would like the idea of covering the character's face but I did it because it hid an obviously boyish face. It would also add mystery to the character....[24]

Although the interior artwork was by Ditko alone, Lee rejected Ditko's cover art and commissioned Kirby to pencil a cover that Ditko inked.[21] As Lee explained in 2010, "I think I had Jack sketch out a cover for it because I always had a lot of confidence in Jack's covers."[25]

In an early recollection of the character's creation, Ditko described his and Lee's contributions in a mail interview with Gary Martin published in Comic Fan #2 (Summer 1965): "Stan Lee thought the name up. I did costume, web gimmick on wrist & spider signal."[26] At the time, Ditko shared a Manhattan studio with noted fetish artist Eric Stanton, an art-school classmate who, in a 1988 interview with Theakston, recalled that although his contribution to Spider-Man was "almost nil", he and Ditko had "worked on storyboards together and I added a few ideas. But the whole thing was created by Steve on his own... I think I added the business about the webs coming out of his hands."[23]: 14  Ditko claimed in a rare interview with Jonathan Ross that the costume was initially envisioned with an orange and purple color scheme rather than the more famous red and blue.[27]

Amazing Fantasy#15 (Aug. 1962) first introduced the character. It was a gateway to commercial success for the superhero and inspired the launch of The Amazing Spider-Mancomic book. Cover art by penciller Jack Kirbyand inker Steve Ditko

Kirby disputed Lee's version of the story and claimed Lee had minimal involvement in the character's creation. According to Kirby, the idea for Spider-Man had originated with Kirby and Joe Simon, who in the 1950s had developed a character called the Silver Spider for the Crestwood Publications comic Black Magic, who was subsequently not used.[note 4] Simon, in his 1990 autobiography, disputed Kirby's account, asserting that Black Magic was not a factor, and that he (Simon) devised the name "Spider-Man" (later changed to "The Silver Spider"), while Kirby outlined the character's story and powers. Simon later elaborated that his and Kirby's character conception became the basis for Simon's Archie Comics superhero the Fly.[28] Artist Steve Ditko stated that Lee liked the name Hawkman from DC Comics, and that "Spider-Man" was an outgrowth of that interest.[24]

Simon concurred that Kirby had shown the original Spider-Man version to Lee, who liked the idea and assigned Kirby to draw sample pages of the new character but disliked the results—in Simon's description, "Captain America with cobwebs".[note 5] Writer Mark Evanier notes that Lee's reasoning that Kirby's character was too heroic seems unlikely—Kirby still drew the covers for Amazing Fantasy #15 and the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. Evanier also disputes Kirby's given reason that he was "too busy" to draw Spider-Man in addition to his other duties since Kirby was, said Evanier, "always busy".[29]: 127  Neither Lee's nor Kirby's explanation explains why key story elements like the magic ring were dropped; Evanier states that the most plausible explanation for the sudden change was that Goodman, or one of his assistants, decided that Spider-Man, as drawn and envisioned by Kirby, was too similar to the Fly.[29]: 127 

Author and Ditko scholar Blake Bell writes that it was Ditko who noted the similarities to the Fly. Ditko recalled that "Stan called Jack about the Fly", adding that "[d]ays later, Stan told me I would be penciling the story panel breakdowns from Stan's synopsis." It was at this point that the nature of the strip changed. "Out went the magic ring, adult Spider-Man and whatever legend ideas that Spider-Man story would have contained." Lee gave Ditko the premise of a teenager bitten by a spider and developing powers, a premise Ditko would expand upon to the point he became what Bell describes as "the first work for hire artist of his generation to create and control the narrative arc of his series". On the issue of the initial creation, Ditko stated, "I still don't know whose idea was Spider-Man".[30] Ditko did, however, view the published version of Spider-Man as a separate creation to the one he saw in the five pencilled pages that Kirby had completed. To support this Ditko used the analogy of the Kirby/Marvel Thor, which was based on a name/idea of a character in Norse mythology: "If Marvel’s Thor is a valid created work by Jack, his creation, then why isn’t Spider-Man by Stan and me valid created work, our creation?" [31]

Kirby noted in a 1971 interview that it was Ditko who "got Spider-Man to roll, and the thing caught on because of what he did".[32] Lee, while claiming credit for the initial idea, has acknowledged Ditko's role, stating, "If Steve wants to be called co-creator, I think he deserves [it]".[33] He has further commented that Ditko's costume design was key to the character's success; since the costume completely covers Spider-Man's body, people of all races could visualize themselves inside the costume and thus more easily identify with the character.[18]

Commercial success

A few months after Spider-Man's introduction, publisher Goodman reviewed the sales figures for that issue and was shocked to find it was one of the nascent Marvel's highest-selling comics.[34]: 97  A solo ongoing series followed, beginning with The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (cover-dated March 1963). The title eventually became Marvel's top-selling series[9]: 211  with the character swiftly becoming a cultural icon; a 1965 Esquire poll of college campuses found that college students ranked Spider-Man and fellow Marvel hero the Hulk alongside Bob Dylan and Che Guevara as their favorite revolutionary icons. One interviewee selected Spider-Man because he was "beset by woes, money problems, and the question of existence. In short, he is one of us."[9]: 223  Following Ditko's departure after issue #38 (July 1966), John Romita Sr. replaced him as penciller and would draw the series for the next several years. In 1968, Romita would also draw the character's extra-length stories in the comics magazine The Spectacular Spider-Man, a proto-graphic novel designed to appeal to older readers. It only lasted for two issues, but it represented the first Spider-Man spin-off publication, aside from the original series' summer Annuals that began in 1964.[35]

An early 1970s Spider-Man story ultimately led to the revision of the Comics Code. Previously, the Code forbade the depiction of the use of illegal drugs, even negatively. However, in 1970, the Nixon administration's Department of Health, Education, and Welfare asked Stan Lee to publish an anti-drug message in one of Marvel's top-selling titles.[9]: 239  Lee chose the top-selling The Amazing Spider-Man; issues #96–98 (May–July 1971) feature a story arc depicting the negative effects of drug use. In the story, Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn becomes addicted to pills. When Spider-Man fights the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn, Harry's father), Spider-Man defeats him by revealing Harry's drug addiction. While the story had a clear anti-drug message, the Comics Code Authority refused to issue its seal of approval. Marvel nevertheless published the three issues without the Comics Code Authority's approval or seal. The issues sold so well that the industry's self-censorship was undercut and the Code was subsequently revised.[9]: 239 

In 1972, a second monthly ongoing series starring Spider-Man began: Marvel Team-Up, in which Spider-Man was paired with other superheroes and supervillains.[36] From that point on, there have generally been at least two ongoing Spider-Man series at any time. In 1976, his second solo series, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man began running parallel to the main series.[37] A third series featuring Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, launched in 1985 to replace Marvel Team-Up.[38] The launch of a fourth monthly title in 1990, the "adjectiveless" Spider-Man (with the storyline "Torment"), written and drawn by popular artist Todd McFarlane, debuted with several different covers, all with the same interior content. The various versions combined sold over 3 million copies, an industry record at the time. Several miniseries, one-shot issues, and loosely related comics have also been published, and Spider-Man makes frequent cameos and guest appearances in other comic book series.[37][39] In 1996, The Sensational Spider-Man was created to replace Web of Spider-Man.[40]

In 1998 writer-artist John Byrne revamped the origin of Spider-Man in the 13-issue limited series Spider-Man: Chapter One (Dec. 1998 – Oct. 1999), similar to Byrne's adding details and some revisions to Superman's origin in DC Comics' The Man of Steel.[41] At the same time, the original The Amazing Spider-Man was ended with issue #441 (Nov. 1998), and The Amazing Spider-Man was restarted with vol. 2, #1 (Jan. 1999).[42] In 2003, Marvel reintroduced the original numbering for The Amazing Spider-Man and what would have been vol. 2, #59 became issue #500 (Dec. 2003).[42]

When the primary series The Amazing Spider-Man reached issue #545 (Dec. 2007), Marvel dropped its spin-off ongoing series and instead began publishing The Amazing Spider-Man three times monthly, beginning with #546–548 (all January 2008).[43] The three times-monthly scheduling of The Amazing Spider-Man lasted until November 2010, when the comic book was increased from 22 pages to 30 pages each issue and published only twice a month, beginning with #648–649 (both November 2010).[44][45] The following year, Marvel launched Avenging Spider-Man as the first spin-off ongoing series in addition to the still-twice monthly The Amazing Spider-Man since the previous ones were canceled at the end of 2007.[43] The Amazing series temporarily ended with issue #700 in December 2012, and was replaced by The Superior Spider-Man, which had Doctor Octopus serve as the new Spider-Man, his mind having taken over Peter Parker's body. Superior was an enormous commercial success for Marvel,[46] and ran for 31 issues before the real Peter Parker returned in a newly relaunched The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in April 2014.[47]

Following the 2015 Secret Wars crossover event, a number of Spider-Man-related titles were either relaunched or created as part of the "All-New, All-Different Marvel" event. Among them, The Amazing Spider-Man was relaunched as well and primarily focuses on Peter Parker continuing to run Parker Industries, and becoming a successful businessman who is operating worldwide.[48]

Fictional character biography

Early years

In Forest Hills, Queens, New York City,[49]Midtown High School student Peter Benjamin Parker is a science-whiz orphan living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. As depicted in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), he is bitten by a radioactivespider (erroneously classified as an insect in the panel) at a science exhibit and "acquires the agility and proportionate strength of an arachnid".[50] Along with heightened athletic abilities, Parker gains the ability to adhere to walls and ceilings. Through his native knack for science, he develops a gadget that lets him fire adhesive webbing of his own design through small, wrist-mounted barrels. Initially seeking to capitalize on his new abilities, Parker dons a costume and, as "Spider-Man", becomes a novelty television star. However, "He blithely ignores the chance to stop a fleeing thief, [and] his indifference ironically catches up with him when the same criminal later robs and kills his Uncle Ben." Spider-Man tracks and subdues the killer and learns, in the story's next-to-last caption, "With great power there must also come—great responsibility!"[51]

Despite his superpowers, Parker struggles to help his widowed aunt pay the rent, is taunted by his peers—particularly football star Flash Thompson—and, as Spider-Man, engenders the editorial wrath of newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson.[52][53] As he battles his enemies for the first time,[54] Parker finds juggling his personal life and costumed adventures difficult. In time, Peter graduates from high school,[55] and enrolls at Empire State University (a fictional institution evoking the real-life Columbia University and New York University),[56] where he meets roommate and best friend Harry Osborn, and girlfriend Gwen Stacy,[57] and Aunt May introduces him to Mary Jane Watson.[54][58][59] As Peter deals with Harry's drug problems, and Harry's father is revealed to be Spider-Man's nemesis the Green Goblin, Peter even attempts to give up his costumed identity for a while.[60][61] Gwen Stacy's father, New York City Police detective captain George Stacy is accidentally killed during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus (issue #90, November 1970).[62]

1970s

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In issue #121 (June 1973),[54] the Green Goblin throws Gwen Stacy from a tower of either the Brooklyn Bridge (as depicted in the art) or the George Washington Bridge (as given in the text).[63][64] She dies during Spider-Man's rescue attempt; a note on the letters page of issue #125 states: "It saddens us to say that the whiplash effect she underwent when Spidey's webbing stopped her so suddenly was, in fact, what killed her."[65] The following issue, the Goblin appears to kill himself accidentally in the ensuing battle with Spider-Man.[66]

Working through his grief, Parker eventually develops tentative feelings toward Watson, and the two "become confidants rather than lovers".[67] A romantic relationship eventually develops, with Parker proposing to her in issue #182 (July 1978), and being turned down an issue later.[68] Parker went on to graduate from college in issue #185,[54] and becomes involved with the shy Debra Whitman and the extroverted, flirtatious costumed thief Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. the Black Cat,[69] whom he meets in issue #194 (July 1979).[54]

The Amazing Spider-Man#252 (May 1984): The black costume debut that brought controversy to many fans. The suit was later revealed as an alien symbioteand was used in the creation of the villain Venom, cover art by Ron Frenzand Klaus Janson

1980s

From 1984 to 1988, Spider-Man wore a black costume with a white spider design on his chest. The new costume originated in the Secret Warsminiseries, on an alien planet where Spider-Man participates in a battle between Earth's major superheroes and supervillains.[70] He continues wearing the costume when he returns, starting in The Amazing Spider-Man #252. The change to a longstanding character's design met with controversy, "with many hardcore comics fans decrying it as tantamount to sacrilege. Spider-Man's traditional red and blue costume was iconic, they argued, on par with those of his D.C. rivals Superman and Batman."[71] The creators then revealed the costume was an alien symbiote which Spider-Man is able to reject after a difficult struggle,[72] though the symbiote returns several times as Venom for revenge.[54] Parker proposes to Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man #290 (July 1987), and she accepts two issues later, with the wedding taking place in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 (1987)—promoted with a real-life mock wedding using actors at Shea Stadium, with Stan Lee officiating, on June 5, 1987.[73]David Michelinie, who scripted based on a plot by editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, said in 2007, "I didn't think they actually should [have gotten] married. ... I had actually planned another version, one that wasn't used."[73] Parker published a book of Spider-Man photographs called Webs.[74] and returned to his Empire State University graduate studies in biochemistry in #310 (Dec. 1988).[54]

1990s

In the controversial[75] 1990s storyline the "Clone Saga", a clone of Parker, created in 1970s comics by insane scientist Miles Warren, a.k.a. the Jackal, returns to New York City upon hearing of Aunt May's health worsening. The clone had lived incognito as "Ben Reilly", but now assumes the superhero guise the Scarlet Spider and allies with Parker. To the surprise of both, new tests indicate "Reilly" is the original and "Parker" the clone.[76] Complicating matters, Watson announces in The Spectacular Spider-Man #220 (Jan. 1995) that she is pregnant with Parker's baby.[54] Later, however, a resurrected Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) has Watson poisoned, causing premature labor and the death of her and Parker's unborn daughter.[77] The Green Goblin had switched the results of the clone test in an attempt to destroy Parker's life by making him believe himself to be the clone. Reilly is killed while saving Parker, in Peter Parker: Spider-Man #75 (Dec. 1996), and his body immediately crumbles into dust, confirming Reilly was the clone.[77]

In issue #97 (Nov. 1998) of the second series titled Peter Parker: Spider-Man,[78] Parker learns his Aunt May was kidnapped by Norman Osborn and her apparent death in The Amazing Spider-Man #400 (April 1995) had been a hoax.[79][80] Shortly afterward, in The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 2) #13 (#454, Jan. 2000), Watson is apparently killed in an airplane explosion.[81] She turns up alive and well in (vol. 2) #28 (#469, April 2001),[81] but she and Peter become separated in the following issue.[82]

2000s

Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski began writing The Amazing Spider-Man, illustrated by John Romita Jr., beginning with (vol. 2) #30 (#471, June 2001). Two issues later, Parker, now employed as a teacher at his old high school, meets the enigmatic Ezekiel, who possesses similar spider powers and suggests that Parker having gained such abilities might not have been a fluke—that Parker has a connection to a totemic spider spirit. In (vol. 2) #37 (#478, Jan. 2002), May discovers her nephew Parker is Spider-Man, leading to a new openness in their relationship.[80] Parker and Watson reconcile in (vol. 2) #50 (#491, April 2003),[80] and in #512 (Nov. 2004)—the original issue numbering having returned with #500—Parker learns his late girlfriend Gwen Stacy had had two children with Norman Osborn.[83]

He joins the superhero team the New Avengers in New Avengers #1–2. After their respective homes are destroyed by a deranged, superpowered former high-school classmate, Parker, Watson, and May move into Stark Tower, and Parker begins working as Tony Stark's assistant while again freelancing for The Daily Bugle and continuing his teaching. In the 12-part 2005 story arc "The Other", Parker undergoes a transformation that evolves his powers. In the comic Civil War #2 (June 2006), part of the company-wide crossover arc of that title, the U.S. government's Superhuman Registration Act leads Spider-Man to reveal his true identity publicly. A growing unease about the Registration Act prompts him to escape with May and Watson and join the anti-registration underground.

In issue #537 (Dec. 2006), May is critically wounded by a sniper hired by Wilson Fisk and enters into a coma. Parker, desperate to save her, exhausts all possibilities and makes a pact with the demon-lord Mephisto, who saves May's life in exchange for Parker and Watson agreeing to have their marriage and all memory of it disappear. In this changed reality, Spider-Man's identity is secret once again, and in #545 (Jan. 2008), Watson returns and is cold toward him.

That controversial[84] storyline, "One More Day", rolled back much of the fictional continuity at the behest of editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, who said, "Peter being single is an intrinsic part of the very foundation of the world of Spider-Man".[84] It caused unusual public friction between Quesada and writer Straczynski, who "told Joe that I was going to take my name off the last two issues of the [story] arc", but was talked out of doing so.[85] At issue with Straczynski's climax to the arc, Quesada said, was

...that we didn't receive the story and methodology to the resolution that we were all expecting. What made that very problematic is that we had four writers and artists well underway on [the sequel arc] "Brand New Day" that were expecting and needed "One More Day" to end in the way that we had all agreed it would. ... The fact that we had to ask for the story to move back to its original intent understandably made Joe upset and caused some major delays and page increases in the series. Also, the science that Joe was going to apply to the retcon of the marriage would have made over 30 years of Spider-Man books worthless, because they never would have had happened. ...[I]t would have reset way too many things outside of the Spider-Man titles. We just couldn't go there....[85]

In this new continuity, designed to have very limited repercussions throughout the remainder of the Marvel Universe, Parker returns to work at the Daily Bugle, which has been renamed The DB under a new publisher.[86] He soon switches to the alternative press paper The Front Line.[87]J. Jonah Jameson becomes the Mayor of New York City in issue #591 (June 2008).[83] Jameson's estranged father, J. Jonah Jameson, Sr., marries May in issue #600 (Sept. 2009).[83][88]

During the "Secret Invasion" by shape-shifting extra-terrestrials, the Skrulls, Norman Osborn shoots and kills the Skrull queen Veranke.[89] He leverages this widely publicized success, positioning himself as the new director of the S.H.I.E.L.D.-like paramilitary force H.A.M.M.E.R. to advance his agenda,[89] while using his public image to start his own Dark Avengers. Norman himself leads the Dark Avengers as the Iron Patriot, a suit of armor fashioned by himself after Iron Man's armor with Captain America's colors.[90]

Harry is approached by Norman with the offer of a job within the Dark Avengers. It is later revealed that it is a ruse to coerce Harry into taking the American Son armor, whom Norman had planned to kill, in order to increase public sympathy. When Harry has the option of killing Norman, Spider-Man says to decapitate him, since Norman's healing factor may repair a blow to the head. Spider-Man also cautions Harry that killing Norman will cause Harry to "become the son Norman always wanted". Harry instead backs down, and turns away from his father forever.[91]

2010s

Siege

Further information: Siege (comics)

At Loki's suggestion, Norman Osborn creates a rationale to invade Asgard, claiming the world poses a national security threat. During a pitched battle with several superheroes, Osborn fights with the recently-resurrected Steve Rogers, however, Iron Man removes Osborn's Iron Patriot armor remotely, revealing Osborn used green facepaint to create a goblin-like look. Osborn screams that the Avengers do not know what they have done, only for Spider-Man to knock him down.[92] He ends up incarcerated in the Raft penitentiary, blaming his Goblin alter-ego for ruining his chance to protect the world.[93]

"Big Time"

Further information: Spider-Man: Big Time

Sometime after Siege, MJ invites Peter over so the two of them could gain closure over the marriage that did not happen and the breakup.[94] Later, a massive war ensued between Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man to get Lily Hollister's and Osborn's son, in which Spider-Man found that the child was actually Harry's, who later leaves town to raise him. Spider-Man assisted the Avengers in defeating Doctor Octopus' army of Macro-Octobots. He then faced a new Hobgoblin and the Kingpin, but days later, he lamentably lost Marla Jameson in a fight between Alistair Alphonso Smythe's Spider-Slayers.[95]

"Spider-Island"

Further information: Spider-Island

After helping Anti-Venom (Eddie Brock) reveal Mr. Negative's true identity,[96][97] The Queen was revealed as the true mastermind: she wanted to turn the whole human race into spiders. Mr. Fantastic created a cure using the Anti-Venom Symbiote which Peter's clone Kaine accidentally cured from his mutations, turning him into a perfect clone. While he and the Avengers battled the Spider-Queen in Central Park, Kaine killed her and Peter managed to get the cure to every citizen via Doctor Octopus's Octobots. He met with Jay and May while they were leaving for Boston.

Because of he revealing he had spider-powers, Peter's psychic blind spot was weakened, letting Charlie Cooper to know he was Spider-Man, causing Peter to be single once again. Peter gives a last cure sample to MJ, who briefly attempted to keep some spider-powers and then look at the Empire State Building, lit in red and blue in his honor.

The Superior Spider-Man

Further information: Dying Wish and The Superior Spider-Man

In the middle of a fight, Spider-Man was unsuspectedly pinched by one of Doctor Octopus' Octobots programmed to swap consciousness between the two, causing Peter to become trapped in the dying body of his foe while Doctor Octopus claimed Peter's life for himself. In an attempt to take back his life with the little time he had left, Peter broke out of Octopus's cell in the Raft,[98] leading to a final confrontation between the two in the Avengers Tower. Though Peter failed to reverse the change, he managed to establish a weak link with Otto's mind using an Octobot. In his final moments, Peter forced Otto Octavius to relive all of his memories. Having experienced in a flash all of Peter's trials and tribulations, Otto learned his lesson of power and responsibility and swore to carry on with Peter's life with dignity as a "Superior" Spider-Man.[99]

A portion of Peter survived in his original body in the form of a subconsciousness.[100] Though Otto attempted to rid of this remnant of Peter,[101] he decided to seek its help sometime later after being overwhelmed by the returned Green Goblin and his Goblin Nation. Realizing that he failed in his role as the "Superior" Spider-Man, having pushed his allies aside and lost his resources in the process, Otto willingly allowed Peter to reclaim his body in order to defeat Osborn once and for all and save Anna Maria Marconi, Otto's love.[102] In the aftermath of Otto's possession of his body, Peter began to amend the relationships damaged by Otto's arrogance and negligence, both as Peter Parker and Spider-Man. He additionally took up the reins of Parker Industries, a small company founded by Otto after leaving Horizon Labs.[103]

"All-New Marvel NOW"

Further information: Spider-Verse

While adjusting to his new status quo, especially his position as the CEO of his very own company,[104] Peter learned a second person has been bit by the radioactive spider, Cindy Moon. Spider-Man tracked her down and freed her from a bunker owned by the late Ezekiel Simms, where Cindy had spent over a decade in voluntary confinement shortly after getting her powers, in order to avoid drawing Morlun's attention. While Peter notified Cindy that Morlun was dead, he had in fact survived his last encounter against Spider-Man.[105] Not long after rescuing Cindy, who went on to adopt her own superheroic identity as Silk,[106][107] Spider-Man was approached by a contingent of spider-people from all over the Multiverse that banded together to fight the Inheritors, a group of psychic vampires and the family of Morlun that had begun to hunt down the spider-totems of other realities.[108] During a mission to gather more recruits in A.D. 2099, the Spider-Army stumbled upon another party of spider-people led by Otto Octavius, or rather a version of him from the recent past who had been plucked out of time.[109] With the help of Spider-Woman, who had previously infiltrated the Inheritor's base on Earth-001, the Spider-Army learned of a prophecy in which the Inheritors planned to sacrifice three key spiders: the Other, the Bride, and the Scion. These individuals were Kaine, Moon, and Benjamin "Benjy" Parker of Earth-982, respectively. With the help of even more recruits from other realities and even a deviant Inheritor named Karn, the Spider-Army, including a version of Gwen Stacy with spider-powers known as "Spider-Gwen", launched one final attack on the Inheritors' home of Earth-001. The ritual was stopped, and the Inheritors were exiled with no means to return home to the radioactive wasteland that had become the world of Earth-3145. With the Inheritors neutralized, most of the spider-totems were sent home.

"All-New, All-Different Marvel"

Further information: Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy

Following the revival of the Multiverse, Octavius secretly created a digital backup of his mind that ended up inhabiting of the metallic body of Parker Industries' robotic assistant, the Living Brain.[110] Octavius routinely hacked into the systems of the market share to manipulate its numbers in favor of Parker Industries. As a consequence of this, the company managed to expand into a global conglomerate with numerous bases in different countries, with the company's trademark invention being a mobile device called the Webware. By 8 months after the revival, Spider-Man officially became the mascot of Parker Industries under the guise of being Peter's bodyguard.[111]

Peter discovered New U as a front of operations for the Jackal, who claimed to have found a way to bring people back from the dead using cloning technology.[112] In the turn of events, the Jackal was revealed to be Ben Reilly, who had been brought to life by the original Jackal before taking his place. The Jackal's plan eventually fell apart following the triggering of cellular decay in the clones created by New U, which led to the release of the Carrion Virus worldwide.[112]

"Fresh Start"

Further information: Hunted (comics)

After the events of "Go Down Swinging," Peter's life was plagued with problems on both sides. As Spider-Man, Mayor Fisk publicly supported him, condemning all other vigilantes in order to isolate him from his superhero peers. As Peter Parker, his academic credentials were revoked after being accused of plagiarizing his doctoral dissertation from Octavius, resulting in his firing from the Daily Bugle. On the other hand, Peter became romantically involved again with Mary Jane.[113] For a brief time, Peter Parker and Spider-Man were split into separate beings due to an accident involving the reverse-engineered Isotope Genome Accelerator.

However, the separation split Peter down the middle, so both individuals did not share Peter's sense of responsibility, resulting in a reckless and vain Spider-Man. Peter eventually managed to reverse the process, and merge his two halves back together before the side-effects could worsen and result in their death.[114] Later, Spider-Man becomes plagued by visions of a mysterious villain known as "Kindred" who has seemingly been working with Mysterio.[115] As this happened, villains the Black Ant and the Taskmaster captured animal-themed supervillains for Kraven the Hunter as part of a plan to destroy unworthy hunters. Spider-Man was tasked with finding Kraven the Hunter, whose ultimate goal through the hunt was to anger Spider-Man and lead him to kill him, ending his curse. After Spider-Man refused and Dr. Connors saved his child Billy, Kraven lifted the force field from Central Park, allowing Spider-Man, Connors, Billy, and the Black Cat to escape while the Avengers rounded up all the loose criminals.

2020s

"Last Remains"

Further information: Last Remains

Kindred uses the resurrectedSin-Eater's sins to create constructs that attack the ship Spider-Man is on underwater with Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman, Anya Corazon, and Julia Carpenter. The sins possess the other spider-heroes, and they attack Spider-Man,[116] with Doctor Strange managing to hold down a demon-possessed Silk. Spider-Man admits that the Sin-Eater isn't controlling his friends, but "Kindred" is. Spider-Man tells Doctor Strange that he will take on Kindred, but he needs Doctor Strange's help since demon possession is not what Spider-Man is used to fighting. Doctor Strange agrees to Spider-Man's offer, and gives him the Hand of Vashanti.[116]

Finally encountering Kindred, Peter identifies the loved ones who died in his life morbidly arranged in attendance, provoking him to attack Kindred for his desecration of their remains. Peter frantically cries that Kindred stop what he's doing to them and kill him in place of their suffering. Owing to his end of the deal, Kindred then snaps Peter's neck, stating they will go and face the truth together. During the time Peter was dead, Peter's consciousness remembered the fateful day of the start of One More Day and Kindred accepts to resurrect Peter.[116]

"Sinister War"

Further information: Sinister War

Personality and themes

"People often say glibly that Marvel succeeded by blending super hero adventure stories with soap opera. What Lee and Ditko actually did in The Amazing Spider-Man was to make the series an ongoing novelistic chronicle of the lead character's life. Most super heroes had problems no more complex or relevant to their readers' lives than thwarting this month's bad guys... Parker had far more serious concern in his life: coming to terms with the death of a loved one, falling in love for the first time, struggling to make a living, and undergoing crises of conscience."

Comics historian Peter Sanderson[117]

Sally Kempton for the Village Voice opined in 1965 that "Spider-Man has a terrible identity problem, a marked inferiority complex, and a fear of women. He is anti-social, [sic] castration-ridden, racked with Oedipal guilt, and accident-prone ... [a] functioning neurotic".[49] Agonizing over his choices, always attempting to do right, he is nonetheless viewed with suspicion by the authorities, who seem unsure as to whether he is a helpful vigilante or a clever criminal.[118]

Notes cultural historian Bradford W. Wright,

Spider-Man's plight was to be misunderstood and persecuted by the very public that he swore to protect. In the first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, publisher of the Daily Bugle, launches an editorial campaign against the "Spider-Man menace." The resulting negative publicity exacerbates popular suspicions about the mysterious Spider-Man and makes it impossible for him to earn any more money by performing. Eventually, the bad press leads the authorities to brand him an outlaw. Ironically, Peter finally lands a job as a photographer for Jameson's Daily Bugle.[9]: 212 

The mid-1960s stories reflect the political tensions of the time. Early 1960s Marvel stories often deal with the Cold War and Communism.[9]: 220–223  As Wright observes,

From his high-school beginnings to his entry into college life, Spider-Man remained the superhero most relevant to the world of young people. Fittingly, then, his comic book also contained some of the earliest references to the politics of young people. In 1968, in the wake of actual militant student demonstrations at Columbia University, Peter Parker finds himself in the midst of similar unrest at his Empire State University.... Peter has to reconcile his natural sympathy for the students with his assumed obligation to combat lawlessness as Spider-Man. As a law-upholding liberal, he finds himself caught between militant leftism and angry conservatives.[9]: 234–235 

Powers, skills, and equipment

Peter Parker has superhuman abilities derived from mutations resulting from the bite of a radioactive spider.[119] Since the original Lee-Ditko stories, Spider-Man has had the ability to cling to walls. This has been speculated to be based on a distance-dependent interaction between his body and surfaces, known as the van der Waals force,[citation needed] though in the 2002 Spider-Man film, his hands and feet are lined with tiny clinging cilia in the manner of a real spider's feet. Spider-Man's other powers include superhuman strength, speed, agility and balance, and a precognitive sixth sense referred to as his "Spider-Sense," which alerts him to danger.[119] In the aftermath of the 1989 "Acts of Vengeance" storyline, Spider-Man was said to have "superhuman recuperative abilities" that sped up his recovery from the exhaustion he suffered in defeating the Tri-Sentinel.[120] The character was originally conceived by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko as intellectually gifted, but later writers have depicted his intellect at genius level.[121] After years of fighting, Parker honed his skill into an equivalent of martial arts that is unique to his powers. Academically brilliant, Parker has expertise in the fields of applied science, chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, mathematics, and mechanics.

With his talents, he sews his own costume to conceal his identity, and he constructs many devices that complement his powers, most notably mechanical web-shooters, to help navigate and trap his enemies along with a spider-signal as a flashlight and a warning beacon to criminals.[119]Thomas Fireheart's scientists, among the best in the world, are unable to replicate the fluid Parker created while in high school.[122]

Supporting cast

Main articles: List of Spider-Man supporting characters and List of incarnations of Spider-Man

Spider-Man has had a wide range of connected characters during his inception. A variant cover art of The Amazing Spider-Man(vol. 3) #1 depicts the heads of various Spider-Man enemiesbehind Spider-Man (as drawn by Kevin Maguire) as shown in the center.

Spider-Man has had a large range of supporting characters introduced in the comics that are essential in the issues and storylines that star him. After his parents died, Peter Parker was raised by his loving aunt, May Parker, and his uncle and father figure, Ben Parker. After Uncle Ben is murdered by a burglar, Aunt May is virtually Peter's only family, and she and Peter are very close.[50]

J. Jonah Jameson is the publisher of the Daily Bugle and Peter Parker's boss. A harsh critic of Spider-Man, he constantly features negative articles about the superhero in his newspaper. Despite his role as Jameson's editor and confidant, Robbie Robertson is always depicted as a supporter of both Peter Parker and Spider-Man.[52]

Eugene "Flash" Thompson is commonly depicted as Parker's high school tormentor and bully, but in later comic issues he becomes a friend to Peter and adopts his own superhero identity, Agent Venom, after merging with the Venomsymbiote.[52] Meanwhile, Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, is most commonly recognized as Peter's best friend, although some versions depicted him as his rival.[54]

Enemies

Writers and artists over the years have established a rogues gallery of supervillains to face Spider-Man, in comics and in other media. As with the hero, the majority of the villains' powers originate with scientific accidents or the misuse of scientific technology, and many have animal-themed costumes or powers.[note 6] The most notable Spider-Man villains are listed down below in the ordering of their original chronological appearance:

 dagger Indicates a group.

Unlike most superheroes, Spider-Man does not have a single villain with whom he has come into conflict the most. Instead, he is often regarded as having three archenemies, and it can be debated as to which one is the worst:[173]

  1. ^ Doctor Octopus (a.k.a. Doc Ock) is a highly intelligent mad scientist who utilizes four mechanical appendages for both movement and combat. He has been described as Spider-Man's greatest enemy, and the man Peter Parker might have become if he had not been raised with a sense of responsibility.[16][174] Doc Ock is infamous for defeating him the first time in battle and for almost marrying Peter's Aunt May. He is also the core leader of the Sinister Six, and at one point adopted the "Master Planner" alias. ("If This Be My Destiny...!")[175] Later depictions revealed him in Peter Parker's body where he was the titular character for a while.[174]
  2. ^ The Norman Osborn version of the Green Goblin is most commonly regarded as Spider-Man's archenemy.[173][176][177] While Norman is usually portrayed as an amoral industrialist and the head of the Oscorp scientific corporation, the Goblin is a psychopathic alternate personality, born after Norman's exposore to some unstable chemicals that also increased his strength and agility. The Goblin is a Halloween-themed villain, dressing up like an actual goblin and utilizing a large arsenal of high tech weapons, including a glider and pumpkin-shaped explosives. Unlike most villains, who only aim to kill Spider-Man, the Goblin also targeted his loved ones and showed no remorse in killing them as long as it caused pain to Spider-Man, therefore making him not only Spider-Man's worst enemy, but also Peter Parker's. His most infamous feat is killing Spider-Man's girlfriend in what became one of the most famous Spider-Man stories of all time and helped end the Silver Age of Comic Books and begin the Bronze Age of Comic Books.[173] While the Goblin was killed in the same story, he returned in the 1990s to plague Spider-Man once again, committing more heinous acts (such as being involved in the murder of Aunt May). He also came into conflict with other heroes, such as the Avengers.[178] Norman is sometimes depicted as an enemy of Spider-Man even when not being the Green Goblin.[179]
  3. ^ The Eddie Brock incarnation of Venom is often regarded as Spider-Man's deadliest foe, and has been described as an evil mirror version of Spider-Man in many ways.[165][124][173] He is also among Spider-Man's most popular villains.[180] Originally a photographer who grew to despise Spider-Man, Eddie later came into contact with the Venom symbiote, which had been rejected by Spider-Man. The symbiote merged with Eddie and gave him the same powers as Spider-Man, in addition to making him immune to the web-slinger's "spider-sense". Venom's main goal is usually to ruin Peter Parker's life and mess with his head in any way he can.[168] Despite this, Venom is not a traditional criminal, as he is only interested in hurting Spider-Man and does not engage in criminal acts, lacking the typical supervillain desires for wealth and power. The character also has a sense of honor and justice, and later starred in his own comic book stories, where he is depicted as an antihero and has a desire to protect innocent people from harm. On several occasions, he and Spider-Man even put their differences aside and became allies.[165][181]

Romantic interests

Peter Parker's romantic interests range between his first crush, fellow high-school student Liz Allan,[52] to having his first date with Betty Brant,[182] secretary to the Daily Bugle newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson. After his breakup with Betty Brant, Parker eventually falls in love with his college girlfriend Gwen Stacy,[54][57] daughter of New York City Police Department detective captain George Stacy, both of whom are later killed by supervillain enemies of Spider-Man.[62]Mary Jane Watson eventually became Peter's best friend and then his wife.[73] Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, is a reformed cat burglar who had been Spider-Man's sole superhuman girlfriend and partner at one point.[69]

Alternate versions of Spider-Man

Main article: Alternative versions of Spider-Man

Within the Marvel Universe there exists a multiverse with many variations of Spider-Men.[183] An early character included in the 1980s is the fictional anthropomorphic animalparody of Spider-Man in pig form named Spider-Ham (Peter Porker).[184] Many imprints of Spider-Men were created, like the futuristic version of Spider-Man in Marvel 2099 named Miguel O'Hara. In the MC2 imprint, Peter marries Mary Jane and has a daughter named Mayday Parker, who carries on Spider-Man's legacy and Marvel Noir has a 1930s version of Peter Parker.[183][185][186] Other themed versions exist within the early 2000s, such as a Marvel Mangaverse version and an Indian version from Spider-Man: India named Pavitr Prabhakar.[183][187]

Ultimate Spider-Man was a popular modern retelling of Peter Parker. The version of Parker would later be depicted as being killed off and replaced by an Afro-Latino Spider-Man named Miles Morales.[188]

The storyline "Spider-Verse" brought back many alternate takes on Spider-Man and introduced many newly inspired ones, such as an alternate world where Gwen Stacy gets bitten by a radioactive spider instead, along with a British-themed version named Spider-UK called Billy Braddock from the Captain Britain Corps.[185][189]

Cultural impact and legacy

Graph image depicting Spider-Man as the leading superhero in merchandise retail sales worldwide in 2016 (in millions)[190]

In The Creation of Spider-Man, comic book writer-editor and historian Paul Kupperberg calls the character's superpowers "nothing too original"; what was original was that outside his secret identity, he was a "nerdy high school student".[191]: 5  Going against typical superhero fare, Spider-Man included "heavy doses of soap-opera and elements of melodrama". Kupperberg feels that Lee and Ditko had created something new in the world of comics: "the flawed superhero with everyday problems". This idea spawned a "comics revolution".[191]: 6  The insecurity and anxieties in Marvel's early 1960s comic books, such as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, and The X-Men ushered in a new type of superhero, very different from the certain and all-powerful superheroes before them, and changed the public's perception of them.[192] Spider-Man has become one of the most recognizable fictional characters in the world, and has been used to sell toys, games, cereal, candy, soap, and many other products.[193]

Spider-Man has become Marvel's flagship character and has often been used as the company mascot. When Marvel became the first comic book company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1991, The Wall Street Journal announced "Spider-Man is coming to Wall Street"; the event was in turn promoted with an actor in a Spider-Man costume accompanying Stan Lee to the Stock Exchange.[9]: 254  Since 1962, hundreds of millions of comics featuring the character have been sold around the world.[194] Spider-Man is the world's most profitable superhero.[195] In 2014, global retail sales of licensed products related to Spider-Man reached approximately $1.3 billion.[196] Comparatively, this amount exceeds the global licensing revenue of Batman, Superman, and the Avengers combined.[195] Spider-Man is also one of the highest-grossing franchise titles being the highest-grossing American comic book superhero[197][198]est. $25.6 billion worldwide.[199][200]

U.S. President Barack Obamapretending to be webbed up by a boy dressed in a Spider-Man costume inside the White House

Spider-Man joined the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from 1987 to 1998 as one of the balloon floats,[201] designed by John Romita Sr.,[202] one of the character's signature artists. A new, different Spider-Man balloon float also appeared from 2009 to 2014.[201]

In 1992, Spider-Man was homaged by Italian band 883's song "Hanno ucciso l'Uomo Ragno", describing the possible aftermath of Spider-Man's murder on New York City.

When Marvel wanted to issue a story dealing with the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the company chose the December 2001 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man.[203] In 2006, Spider-Man garnered major media coverage with the revelation of the character's secret identity,[204] an event detailed in a full-page story in the New York Post before the issue containing the story was even released.[205]

In 2008, Marvel announced plans to release a series of educational comics the following year in partnership with the United Nations, depicting Spider-Man alongside the UN Peacekeeping Forces to highlight UN peacekeeping missions.[206] A BusinessWeek article listed Spider-Man as one of the top 10 most intelligent fictional characters in American comics.[207]

Rapper Eminem has cited Spider-Man as one of his favorite comic book superheroes.[208][209]

In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a case concerning royalties on a patent for an imitation web-shooter. The opinion for the Court, by Justice Elena Kagan, included several Spider-Man references, concluding with the statement that "with great power there must also come—great responsibility".[210]

In 2020, the laundry solution company Jensen-Group named one of their machines after the Amazing Spider-Man. The "Amazing Evolution Spider" is a machine for separating and feeding garments into a flatwork finishing machine after washing. Torben Andersen, the sales manager of Jensen-Group, said in an interview that he was an avid comic-book fan as a kid and wanted to pay homage to his childhood hero with the naming.[211]

Spider-Man has become a subject of scientific inquiry. In 1987, researchers at Loyola University conducted a study into the utility of Spider-Man comics for informing children and parents about issues relating to child abuse.[212] In 2019, an Israeli study from Ariel University and Bar-Ilan University suggested that exposure to short clips from the Spider-Man movies could help to reduce an individual's arachnophobia.[213]

Reception

The culmination of nearly every superhero that came before him, Spider-Man is the hero of heroes. He's got fun and cool powers, but not on the god-like level of Thor. He's just a normal guy with girlfriend problems and money issues, so he's more relatable than playboy billionaire Iron Man. And he's an awkward teenager, not a wizened adult like Captain America. Not too hot and not too cold, Spider-Man is just right.

—IGN staff on placing Spider-Man as the number one hero of Marvel.[214]

In 2005, Bravo's Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens, and Villains TV series declared that Spider-Man was the number 1 superhero.[215]Empire magazine ranked him the fifth-greatest comic book character of all time.[216]Wizard magazine placed Spider-Man as the third-greatest comic book character on their website.[217] In 2011, Spider-Man placed third on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time, behind DC Comics characters Superman and Batman.[214] and sixth in their 2012 list of "The Top 50 Avengers".[218] In 2014, IGN identified Spider-Man the greatest Marvel Comics character of all time.[219] A 2015 poll at Comic Book Resources named Spider-Man the greatest Marvel character of all time.[220] IGN described him as the common everyman that represents many normal people but also noted his uniqueness compared to many top-tiered superheroes with his many depicted flaws as a superhero. IGN noted that, despite being one of the most tragic superheroes of all time, he is "one of the most fun and snarky superheroes in existence."[214]Empire praised Spider-man's always-present sense of humor and wisecracks in the face of the many tragedies he faces. The magazine website appraised the depiction of his "iconic" superhero poses describing it as "a top artist's dream".[217]

George Marston of Newsarama called Spider-Man's origin the greatest origin story of all time, opining that "Spider-Man's origin combines all of the most classic aspects of pathos, tragedy and scientific wonder into the perfect blend for a superhero origin."[221]

Real-life comparisons

Real-life people who have been compared to Spider-Man for their climbing feats include:

  • In 1981, skyscraper-safety activist Dan Goodwin, wearing a Spider-Man suit, scaled the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, the Renaissance Tower in Dallas, Texas, and the John Hancock Center in Chicago.[222]
  • Alain Robert, nicknamed "Spider-Man", is a rock and urban climber who has scaled more than 70 tall buildings using his hands and feet, without using additional devices. He sometimes wears a Spider-Man suit during his climbs. In May 2003, he was paid approximately $18,000 to climb the 95-metre (312 ft) Lloyd's building to promote the premiere of the movie Spider-Man on the British television channel Sky Movies.
  • "The Human Spider", alias Bill Strother, scaled the Lamar Building in Augusta, Georgia in 1921.[223]
  • In Argentina, criminals that climb buildings and trespass into private property through the open balconies are said to use the "Spider-Man method" (in Spanish, "el Hombre Araña").[224][225]

Awards

From the character's inception, Spider-Man stories have won numerous awards, including:

  • 1962Alley Award: Best Short Story – "Origin of Spider-Man" by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Amazing Fantasy #15
  • 1963 Alley Award: Best Comic: Adventure Hero title – The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1963 Alley Award: Top Hero – Spider-Man
  • 1964 Alley Award: Best Adventure Hero Comic Book – The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1964 Alley Award: Best Giant Comic – The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
  • 1964 Alley Award: Best Hero – Spider-Man
  • 1965 Alley Award: Best Adventure Hero Comic Book – The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1965 Alley Award: Best Hero – Spider-Man
  • 1966 Alley Award: Best Comic Magazine: Adventure Book with the Main Character in the Title – The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1966 Alley Award: Best Full-Length Story – "How Green was My Goblin", by Stan Lee & John Romita Sr., The Amazing Spider-Man #39
  • 1967 Alley Award: Best Comic Magazine: Adventure Book with the Main Character in the Title – The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1967 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Costumed or Powered Hero – Spider-Man
  • 1967 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Male Normal Supporting Character – J. Jonah Jameson, The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1967 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Female Normal Supporting Character – Mary Jane Watson, The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1968 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Adventure Hero Strip – The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1968 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Supporting Character – J. Jonah Jameson, The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1969 Alley Award Popularity Poll: Best Adventure Hero Strip – The Amazing Spider-Man
  • 1997 Eisner Award: Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team – 1997 Al Williamson, Best Inker: Untold Tales of Spider-Man #17–18
  • 2002 Eisner Award: Best Serialized Story – The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 2) #30–35: "Coming Home", by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr., and Scott Hanna
  • 2019 Eisner Award: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310, by Chip Zdarsky[226]

In other media

Main article: Spider-Man in other media

Further information: Spider-Man in film, Spider-Man in television, Spider-Man in literature, and List of Spider-Man video games

Spider-Man has appeared in comics, cartoons, films, video games, coloring books, novels, records, children's books, and theme park rides.[193] On television, he first starred in the ABC animated series Spider-Man (1967–1970),[227]Spidey Super Stories (1974–1977) on PBS, and the CBS live action series The Amazing Spider-Man (1978–1979), starring Nicholas Hammond. Other animated series featuring the superhero include the syndicatedSpider-Man (1981–1982), Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–1983), Fox Kids' Spider-Man (1994–1998), Spider-Man Unlimited (1999–2000), Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003), The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008–2009), Ultimate Spider-Man (2012–2017)[228] and Disney XD's Spider-Man (2017–2020).

A tokusatsu series featuring Spider-Man was produced by Toei and aired in Japan. It is commonly referred to by its Japanese pronunciation "Supaidā-Man".[229] Spider-Man also appeared in other print forms besides the comics, including novels, children's books, and the daily newspaper comic stripThe Amazing Spider-Man, which debuted in January 1977, with the earliest installments written by Stan Lee and drawn by John Romita Sr.[230] Spider-Man has been adapted to other media including games, toys, collectibles, and miscellaneous memorabilia, and has appeared as the main character in numerous computer and video games on over 15 gaming platforms.

Spider-Man was featured in a trilogy of live-action films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as the titular superhero. The first Spider-Man film of the trilogy was released on May 3, 2002, followed by Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). A third sequel was originally scheduled to be released in 2011; however, Sony later decided to reboot the franchise with a new director and cast. The reboot, titled The Amazing Spider-Man, was released on July 3, 2012, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield as the new Spider-Man.[231][232][233] It was followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).[234][235] In 2015, Sony and Disney made a deal for Spider-Man to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[236]Tom Holland made his debut as Spider-Man in the MCU film Captain America: Civil War (2016), before later starring in his standalone film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), directed by Jon Watts.[237][238] Holland reprised his role as Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War (2018),[239][240]Avengers: Endgame (2019),[241] and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).[242]Jake Johnson voiced an alternate universe version of Spider-Man in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.[243]Chris Pine also voiced another version of Peter Parker in the film.[244]

Spider-Man will once again be seen in the MCU, as Sony and Disney have re-united for the production of the Spider-universe films.[245]

A Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, began previews on November 14, 2010, at the Foxwoods Theatre on Broadway, with the official opening night on June 14, 2011.[246][247] The music and lyrics were written by Bono and The Edge of the rock group U2, with a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.[248]Turn Off the Dark is currently the most expensive musical in Broadway history, costing an estimated $70 million.[249] In addition, the show's unusually high running costs are reported to have been about $1.2 million per week.[250]

In the fine arts, and starting with the Pop Art period and on a continuing basis since the 1960s, the character of Spider-Man has been "appropriated" by multiple visual artists and incorporated into contemporary artwork, most notably by Andy Warhol,[251][252]Roy Lichtenstein,[253]Mel Ramos,[254]Dulce Pinzon,[255]Mr. Brainwash,[256]F. Lennox Campello,[257] and others.

See also

Notes

  1. ^[page needed]Lee, Stan; Mair, George (2002). Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee. Fireside. ISBN .
  2. ^Detroit Free Press interview with Stan Lee, quoted in The Steve Ditko Reader by Greg Theakston (Pure Imagination, Brooklyn, NY; ISBN 1-56685-011-8), p. 12 (unnumbered). "He gave me 1,000 reasons why Spider-Man would never work. Nobody likes spiders; it sounds too much like Superman; and how could a teenager be a superhero? Then I told him I wanted the character to be a very human guy, someone who makes mistakes, who worries, who gets acne, has trouble with his girlfriend, things like that. [Goodman replied,] 'He's a hero! He's not an average man!' I said, 'No, we make him an average man who happens to have super powers, that's what will make him good.' He told me I was crazy".
  3. ^Ditko, Steve (2000). Roy Thomas (ed.). Alter Ego: The Comic Book Artist Collection. TwoMorrows Publishing. ISBN . "'Stan said a new Marvel hero would be introduced in #15 [of what became titled Amazing Fantasy]. He would be called Spider-Man. Jack would do the penciling and I was to ink the character.' At this point still, Stan said Spider-Man would be a teenager with a magic ring which could transform him into an adult hero—Spider-Man. I said it sounded like the Fly, which Joe Simon had done for Archie Comics. Stan called Jack about it but I don't know what was discussed. I never talked to Jack about Spider-Man... Later, at some point, I was given the job of drawing Spider-Man'".
  4. ^Jack Kirby in "Shop Talk: Jack Kirby", Will Eisner's Spirit Magazine #39 (February 1982): "Spider-Man was discussed between Joe Simon and myself. It was the last thing Joe and I had discussed. We had a strip called 'The Silver Spider.' The Silver Spider was going into a magazine called Black Magic.Black Magic folded with Crestwood (Simon & Kirby's 1950s comics company) and we were left with the script. I believe I said this could become a thing called Spider-Man, see, a superhero character. I had a lot of faith in the superhero character that they could be brought back... and I said Spider-Man would be a fine character to start with. But Joe had already moved on. So the idea was already there when I talked to Stan".
  5. ^Simon, Joe, with Jim Simon. The Comic Book Makers (Crestwood/II, 1990) ISBN 1-887591-35-4. "There were a few holes in Jack's never-dependable memory. For instance, there was no Black Magic involved at all. ... Jack brought in the Spider-Man logo that I had loaned to him before we changed the name to The Silver Spider. Kirby laid out the story to Lee about the kid who finds a ring in a spiderweb, gets his powers from the ring, and goes forth to fight crime armed with The Silver Spider's old web-spinning pistol. Stan Lee said, 'Perfect, just what I want.' After obtaining permission from publisher Martin Goodman, Lee told Kirby to pencil-up an origin story. Kirby... using parts of an old rejected superhero named Night Fighter... revamped the old Silver Spider script, including revisions suggested by Lee. But when Kirby showed Lee the sample pages, it was Lee's turn to gripe. He had been expecting a skinny young kid who is transformed into a skinny young kid with spider powers. Kirby had him turn into... Captain America with cobwebs. He turned Spider-Man over to Steve Ditko, who... ignored Kirby's pages, tossed the character's magic ring, web-pistol and goggles... and completely redesigned Spider-Man's costume and equipment. In this life, he became high-school student Peter Parker, who gets his spider powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider. ... Lastly, the Spider-Man logo was redone and a dashing hyphen added".
  6. ^Mondello, Salvatore (March 2004). "Spider-Man: Superhero in the Liberal Tradition". The Journal of Popular Culture. X (1): 232–238. doi:10.1111/j.0022-3840.1976.1001_232.x.

References

  1. ^Amazing Spider-Man #434
  2. ^Spider-Man #91
  3. ^Spectacular Spider-Man #257
  4. ^Sensational Spider-Man #27
  5. ^Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36
  6. ^Amazing Spider-Man #149–151
  7. ^What If? (vol. 2) #31
  8. ^Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 5) #6
  9. ^ abcdefghiWright, Bradford W. (2001). Comic Book Nation. Johns Hopkins Press : Baltimore. ISBN .
  10. ^Sacks, Ethan (January 12, 2014). "Exclusive: Peter Parker to return from death in 'Amazing Spider-Man' #1 this April". Daily News. New York City. Archived from the original on July 12, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  11. ^"Why Spider-Man is popular". Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  12. ^Weiss, Brett (October 2010). "Spidey Super Stories". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (44): 23–28.
  13. ^"It's Official! Andrew Garfield to Play Spider-Man!". Comingsoon.net. July 2, 2010. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  14. ^"Complete Cast Announced for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark". Broadway.com. August 16, 2010. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  15. ^ abLee, Stan; Mair, George (2002). Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee. Fireside. ISBN .
  16. ^ abcDeFalco, Tom; Lee, Stan (2001). O'Neill, Cynthia (ed.). Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide. New York: Dorling Kindersley. ISBN .
  17. ^STAN LEE: CAUGHT IN SPIDEY'S WEB - The Washington Post
  18. ^ abcThomas, Roy (August 2011). "Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Interview!". Alter Ego. TwoMorrows Publishing (104): 3–45.
  19. ^Little-known sci-fi fact: Why Stan Lee put a hyphen in Spider-Man – Syfy
  20. ^Johnston, Rich (August 31, 2020). "Steve Ditko Designed Spider-Man to be Orange and Purple". Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  21. ^ abcAmazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series)Archived March 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine at the Grand Comics Database: "1990 copyright renewal lists the publication date as June 5, 1962"; "[T]he decision to cancel the series had not been made when it went to print, since it is announced that future issues will include a Spider-Man feature."
  22. ^"Important Announcement from the Editor!", Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962), reprinted at Sedlmeier, Cory, ed. (2007). Amazing Fantasy Omnibus. Marvel Publishing. p. 394. ISBN .
  23. ^ abcTheakston, Greg (2002). The Steve Ditko Reader. Brooklyn, New York: Pure Imagination. ISBN .
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Spider-Man: Back to Basics

The Amazing Spider-Man  #1

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #1

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is… Spider-Man?! And if even that’s not enough, you’ll see a new roommate, new love interests—and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley!

The Amazing Spider-Man  #1

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

Peter Parker is CEO of a global tech company in this fast-paced series co-starring a slew of classic foes and allies!

Ultimate Spider-Man  #1

in Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1

A staff and fan-favorite, this defining Spidey run can’t be missed. Peter gets a revamped origin in this resonant series, chronicling his first days as the radioactive Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man  #1

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1

Restored after having Doctor Octopus’ brain swapped into his body, Peter Parker returns to the Friendly Neighborhood! But the life he comes back to has a very different status quo…

The Amazing Spider-Man  #31

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #31

Often cited as some of co-creator Steve Ditko’s finest work on Spider-Man, this extraordinary arc (read through #33), pits Peter Parker against his most insidious foe – self-doubt. A monumental testament to Spider-Man’s character.

The Amazing Spider-Man  #121

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #121

In this now-famous issue, Spider-Man’s worst enemy, the Green Goblin, shows how far he’s willing to go to squash Peter Parker. Read through #122!

The Amazing Spider-Man  #300

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #300

The birth of Spider-Man’s worst nightmare! Crooked journalist Eddie Brock is bonded to an inky, alien suit, threatening first Mary Jane, before taking his beef to Spider-Man!

Web of Spider-Man  #31

in Web of Spider-Man (1985) #31

Read this renowned arc as a Reading List! In the ultimate tale of revenge and obsession, Spider-Man becomes the prey to the predator Kraven the Hunter!

Spider-Man Unlimited  #1

in Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #1

Read this event as a Reading List! A fan of Venom? You’ll love this manic, symbiote smack down featuring Spider-Man, Carnage and even Captain America!

Amazing Spider-Man  #1

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #1

At the start of his second ongoing series, Spider-Man’s missing! Howard Mackie and artist John Byrne deliver a tightly wrought mystery.

Amazing Spider-Man  #529

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #529

At the cusp of the super hero Civil War, Peter takes a stance that threatens to expose his other “day job”. Plus, check out Spidey’s suped up suit courtesy of Tony Stark!

Amazing Spider-Man  #546

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #546

Following a monumental life change, Spider-Man gets a fresh start in this perfect-for-new-readers entry point.

Superior Spider-Man  #1

in Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1

Following a dramatic gut punch in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #700, longtime villain Doctor Octopus becomes…the Superior Spider-Man! We love the direction writer Dan Slott takes in this imaginative series.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man  #1

in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1

Following the death of the Ultimate Universe’s Peter Parker, a new teen wall-crawler is determined to uphold his legacy. A ‘Super Hero 101’ starring Spider-Man, Miles Morales!

Marvel Knights Spider-Man  #1

in Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004) #1

A hidden gem of a series. Spider-Man struggles to balance his responsibilities as Peter Parker while web-slinging alongside guest-stars like the Avengers, X-Men and Green Goblin!

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Spider-Man’s First Comic Brings $3.6 Million, Likely a Record

Spider-Man has just reached a new level of amazing. A copy of the Marvel hero’s first comic book appearance sold at Heritage Auctions on Thursday for $3.6 million. The comic book — Amazing Fantasy No. 15 from 1962, when it sold for 12 cents — was in near perfect condition. With this sale, Spider-Man leaps ahead of Superman for what is believed to be the highest price for a comic book.

Earlier this year, a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938 sold privately for $3.25 million. Amazing Fantasy No. 15, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko, introduced the world to Peter Parker and his wall-crawling alter ego in a 10-page story. In it, Peter evolves from selfish to selfless when a personal tragedy teaches him that “with great power there must also come — great responsibility.”

The Man of Steel will have another shot at an auction record soon. A copy of Action Comics No. 1 will be available for bid from Heritage Nov. 18-19.

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Amazing Spider-Man

Nerdy science type. Radiation. Experiments. Sounds like The Incredible Hulk right? Wrong. This is the story of a young man, bitten by a radioactive spider. Orphaned at a young age and being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, Peter Parker would learn that "...with great power comes great responsibility". The Amazing Spider-man was born!

Conceived and delievered by two of comics greatest giants, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spidey would go on to become the most iconic super hero of his time. Bigger than the Man of Steel or even The Dark Knight. "Web-head", as he has been known to some, is someone the young people of any generation can relate to but someone that adults from any generation can respect. He'd like to "get the girl" and "win" at life. Often times he is lonely and with no more than a couple dollars in his pocket. No matter what is going on in his personal life he always remembers, "With great power comes great responsibility."

And so he soldiers on from muggers to mutants and gangland drug wars to space armadas sometimes faltering but never falling. It's been over 60 years since Spider-man debuted in the pages of Amazing Fantasy 15 in 1962 yet Stan Lee's greatest collaboration endures the test of time from issues of death (ASM 121 Death of Gwen Stacy), vigilanteism (ASM 129 1st Punisher), from disease (ASM 248 The Boy with Cancer) to this nation's darkest days (ASM 36 Vol 2 - Black Cover). It's easy to understand why the future is bright for Peter Parker and his alter ego, the beloved Amazing Spider-man!

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Issue #1

What's Amazing Spider-Man #1 worth in 2021?

The value of Amazing Spider-Man #1 in Mint condition has tripled in value in the last 10 years.  You can expect a perfect condition CGC NM+ 9.6 copy to sell for over $300,000, while back in 2005 - 2007, copies were only going for $100,000.  Since most collectors can’t afford NM+ copies, let’s look at mid grade (FN 6.0) and low grade (GD 2.0) copies instead. You could have purchased in FN 6.0 back in 2007 for a measly $4,000.  That same copy would now sell for $18,000! A very nice 400+% increase in value in a dozen years. In GD 2.0, it’s much the same story. In 2007, you could have picked up a low grade copy for $1,000.  Nowadays, the entry fee is $5,000 to acquire a readable, complete copy. For big key issues like Amazing Spider-Man #1, we recommend you pick up a low grade copy that looks nice and hold onto it for the long haul.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Following the huge success of Amazing Fantasy #15, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko began a new ongoing series named “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 1963.  Amazing Spider-Man #1 introduces J. Jonah Jameson and Spider-Man’s first villain - Chameleon. To add more gravitas to the issue, Lee and Ditko brought over the Fantastic Four to guest star.  #1 issues always hold their value for popular characters and although this wasn’t Spider-Man’s first appearance, it did let the world know that the Amazing Spider-Man was here to stay!

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$4,650$7,950$16,200$44,400$131,450$262,900

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Issue #2

What's Amazing Spider-Man #2 worth in 2021?

The value of Amazing Spider-Man #2 in Mint Condition has remained pretty stable over the past 10 years. In 2007, a CGC NM+ 9.6 copy sold for $72,000.  8 years later, in 2015, a CGC NM+ 9.6 copy sold for $72,895. That's not much of an increase in value over 8 years. In the affordable grades, it's value has risen steadily.  In 2007, you could acquire a low grade copy for $400. Now that same low grade copy would fetch over double that at $850! The same trend holds if you are looking at mid grade (FN) copies.  10 years ago, you could have purchased a nice mid grade copy for $1,000. In today's market, it sells for nearly $3,000! So, If you're looking to buy a copy, we recommend you purchase a low to mid grade copy (GD 2.0 to FN 6.0) and wait for price appreciation!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Amazing Spider-Man #2 features the very first time the Vulture appears in comic books.  The Vulture is one of Spider-Man's main enemies and a member of the Sinister Six. He was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.  This issue is also the 3rd appearance of Spider-Man in comic history.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$850$1,475$2,675$6,200$26,300$72,895

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Issue #3

What's Amazing Spider-Man #3 worth in 2021?

The value of Amazing Spider-Man #3 in Mint condition has remained relatively stable over the years.  In 2007, you could have picked up a CGC NM+ 9.6 copy for about $40,000. Today, you might be able to buy a copy for $50,000.  Mid and lower grade copies have done much better due to their affordability. In 2007, a FN 6.0 copy could be purchased for $1,000 but today you will need to spend $3,000 for that same grade.  Low grade copies (GD 2.0) have gone up in value from $300 in 2007 to $1,000 today. We recommend you pick up a nice mid grade copy with no marvel chipping (link) and hold on for the ride!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Dr. Octopus, Spider-Man’s most popular arch-nemesis (and most infamous), is introduced in issue #3.  In the Marvel Universe, EVERYONE is affected by radiation (including Spider-Man) and Dr. Octopus begins his reign of terror in the same way, after being bombarded with radiation after a nuclear accident.  The accident fuses his arms to his body, messes with Doc Ock’s mind and brings a whole new challenge to the web slinger. He also becomes the leader of the Sinister Six (link).

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$900$1,625$3,100$7,325$35,000$57,000

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Issue #4

What's Amazing Spider-Man #4 worth in 2021?

In Mint condition, Amazing Spider-Man #4 is very rare and scarce.  There are only 3 copies in CGC NM+ 9.6 according to the CGC census (link).  The last (and only) public sale of a CGC NM+ 9.6 was back in 2011 for $77,000.  If another copy surfaced, there’s no guarantee that this price would be achieved again, however.  In low to mid grades, this issue is much more common. In 2007, FN 6.0 copies were selling for $600.  Today, you’ll pay about $2,000 for the same graded copy. That’s about a 350% increase. In low grade (GD 2.0) in 2007, copies were selling for $150.  Now, the price of a GD 2.0 copy will bring $500 or so. That is another 350% increase. You can’t go wrong with buying a nice copy of this issue, so if you’re looking for one, make sure it has bright colors and no marvel chipping (link).

Why is this comic book valuable?

Another radiation accident creates another great villain for Spidey - The Sandman!  The Sandman’s ability to become sand at a moment’s notice makes him nearly indestructible.  The Sandman is a member of the Sinister Six (link).

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$500$900$1,600$3,600$14,350$174,000

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Issue #5

What's Amazing Spider-Man #5 worth in 2021?

The record sale was $30,017 in 2002 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 grade. A FN 6.0 went for $400 in 2006, then climbed up to $1,300. The GD 2.0 went for $100 in 2005, and currently sells for $300. These low-to-mid grade versions saw a 300% value increase during that time!

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue marks the first battle between Spider-Man and Dr. Doom! It's also the first time we see Doom use a robot decoy in a confrontation.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$325$550$1,075$2,875$14,850$30,017

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Issue #6

What's Amazing Spider-Man #6 worth in 2021?

The value of Amazing Spider-Man #6 in Mint condition is $75,000 (CGC NM/MT 9.8).  It’s more readily available in high grade than issue #4. Still, it’s an iconic cover that is highly sought after by Spider-Man collectors and investors in Silver Age Comics.  Since 2007, FN 6.0 copies have increased in value from $400 to $1600, a 400% increase, while GD 2.0s have increased in value from $150 to around $400. We recommend you purchase a mid grade or higher copy due to the lack of scarcity of this comic and it’s affordability in these grades.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Amazing Spider-Man #6 introduces the Lizard, a reptilian lizard animal with a hatred for Spider-man.  In Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, Lizard becomes of member of the Sinister Six (link).

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$375$575$1,225$2,100$10,650$71,000

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Issue #7

What's Amazing Spider-Man #7 worth in 2021?

Only two CGC NM+ 9.8 copies of this book exist, and one sold for $63,501 in 2017. Back in 2002 a FN 6.0 had a value of $220, and goes for $500 today. In the same period of time, a GD 2.0 climbed from $75 to $215.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features the return of The Vulture after he escapes prison following the conclusion of The Amazing Spider-Man #2. This cements the villain as one of Spidey's top adversaries.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$225$325$550$1,400$10,000$63,501

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Issue #8

What's Amazing Spider-Man #8 worth in 2021?

In 2018, a CGC NM+ 9.8 of this issue sold for $20,500. In 2002 you could get a FN 6.0 for around $200, climbing to its current value of $500. A GD 2.0 went for $60 in 2003 and now has a value of $175. This gives the low grade version a 200% price appreciation over that time!

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of Mr. Petty's Living Brain. It also features a hero vs. hero battle where Spidey faces off against the Human Torch!

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$175$250$500$1,000$4,225$20,500

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Issue #9

What's Amazing Spider-Man #9 worth in 2021?

There are only two known CGC NM+ 9.8 grades for this issue, and one sold at $58,000 in 2013. The mid-to-low grades have seen excellent growth trends. FN 6.0 was valued at $250 in 2002 and goes for $1,100 today. That's a 340% price increase! The GD 2.0 went for $60 in 2003, and now sells at $300. That's a 400% difference!

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features the debut of Electro, one of Spider-Man's iconic adversaries.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$275$600$1,025$2,575$10,200$58,000

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Issue #10

What's Amazing Spider-Man #10 worth in 2021?

There are only nine copies of this issue graded at CGC NM+ 9.8; one sold for $18,000 in 2011! A FN 6.0 was valued around $250 in 2002, and now sells for around $400, doubling in value within that timeframe. A GD 2.0 has seen relatively flat growth by comparison over the same years, increasing from $100 in 2002 to $140 today.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features the debut of The Enforcers, a villain group of combat specialists.

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$150$300$425$825$3,150$18,001

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Issue #11

What's Amazing Spider-Man #11 worth in 2021?

Seven copies of this issue exist at a grade of CGC NM+ 9.6, and one sold for $20,750 in 2011. Back in 2002 you could get a FN 6.0 for a price of $185, which is now valued at $500. A GD 2.0 increased in price from $40 in 2005 to a $100 value today.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue sees the return of Doctor Octopus, who hadn't been seen since The Amazing Spider-Man #3. The long awaited second appearance helped establish Doc Ock as a top adversary for Spider-Man.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$275$300$500$2,225$12,200$20,750

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Issue #12

What's Amazing Spider-Man #12 worth in 2021?

The top value for this issue was $16,500 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 back in 2007. in 2003 a FN 6.0 went for $175, leading to its current price of $500. A GD 2.0 was priced at $40 in 2002 and currently goes for $125. That's a 300% increase!

Why is this comic book valuable?

Spider-Man loses his mask in battle with Doc Ock! Thankfully, everyone watching thinks Peter Parker is just pretending to be Spidey. It was potentially disastrous, but his true identity remained a secret.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$125$250$450$950$4,075$18,000

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Issue #13

What's Amazing Spider-Man #13 worth in 2021?

In 2012, a CGC NM+ 9.6 sold for $33,500. The real story is the amazing increases this issue has seen at the mid-to-low grades. If you bought a FN 6.0 for $225 in 2003, it would be worth $1,500 today. That's a gain of over 550%! Even more impressive: the GD 2.0 saw appreciation from $50 to $450 for 800% growth!

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the debut of Mysterio, one of Spider-Man's top villains in the history of the series!

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$425$750$1,475$3,200$10,500$33,500

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Issue #14

What's Amazing Spider-Man #14 worth in 2021?

As of this writing there is only 1 copy of Amazing Spider-man #14 in mint condition (CGC NM/MT 9.8) and it last sold for $55,000 in 2015. Spidey’s popularity is so strong the issue could easily fetch several thousand more dollars just 4 years later! Certainly one of the most sought after issues in any grade you will find this book a very stable investment in any condition. As with many issues from this era low to mid-grade books are more common and more affordable.

Copies in GD 2.0 sell for $900 today. Ten years ago the same book sold for just $200, which is a 400% increase in actual realized value. A mid-grade copy (CGC FN 6.0) produced similar results selling for $700 in 2009 and bringing $2,500 currently. Another huge increase in value! We recommend purchasing this book in whatever grade fits your budget. It is as close to a “sure thing” as you can get for a comic book.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Green is the theme for this issue of Amazing Spider-man. The introduction of one of Web-head’s most dastardly villains - Green Goblin! Stan Lee crafts a masterful tale of the Goblin’s secret identity that would linger another twenty-five issues. As if that isn’t enough Spider-man has his first run in with ol’ Mean Green, the Incredible Hulk! These panels are filled with mystery and mayhem from legendary artist, Steve Ditko. Often discussed as some of Lee and Ditko’s best work it is easy to see why this book could be considered so valuable.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$650$1,275$2,375$3,850$14,400$210,000

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Issue #15

What's Amazing Spider-Man #15 worth in 2021?

This issue sold at $13,700 for a CGC NM+ 9.6 back in 2012. Its value is going through the roof as movie speculation heats up. In 2002 a FN 6.0 sold for $150, ramping to its current price of $1,000. GD 2.0 went from $50 to $450. 500-800% growth!

Why is this comic book valuable?

This issue features the first appearance of Kraven the Hunter. A movie is in the works for this character, causing speculators to jump in on this debut! The price could go even higher.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$325$600$1,025$2,700$7,500$32,000

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Issue #20

What's Amazing Spider-Man #20 worth in 2021?

There are only four known copies of this issue in CGC NM+ 9.8, with a record sale price of $18,200 for the grade. A FN 6.0 sold for $150 in 2003, exploding to its current value of $600. That's a 400% increase! The GD 2.0 showed parallel growth, with a 2005 $50 value now raised up to $200.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The Scorpion makes his debut! He attacks J. Jonah Jameson for being the only one who knows his secret identity, but Spidey comes to the rescue.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$200$350$600$1,250$3,600$18,200

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Issue #28

What's Amazing Spider-Man #28 worth in 2021?

The top value for this issue was $35,000 in 2018 for CGC NM+ 9.6. There are only eight documented copies at this grade, and none higher. A FN 6.0 copy for $90 in 2002 is now $250. There are only 12 documented copies in GD 2.0, which might account for the stagnant price of $50 from 2004 to today. It's an outlier, as a VG 4.0 saw a 250% increase during the same time period.

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the first appearance of Molten Man.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$50$150$275$1,050$16,500$35,000

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Issue #31

What's Amazing Spider-Man #31 worth in 2021?

A CGC NM+ 9.6 sold for $11,400 in 2018. A FN 6.0 was valued at $70 in 2002, and is now priced at $300 for an increase over $300%. A GD 2.0 doubled its price in the same time period, jumping from $35 to $70. 

Why is this comic book valuable?

A double debut for two of the most important people in Peter Parker's life: Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn. Professor Warren also makes his debut, and would later become Jackal.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$75$175$300$675$5,625$96,000

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Issue #33

What's Amazing Spider-Man #33 worth in 2021?

The highest price point for this issue was in 2019, with a $5,000 value for a CGC NM+ 9.8. If you bought a FN 6.0 for $50 it would be worth around $150 today for a 300% value increase! Even if the high end price isn't remarkable compared to others in this early series, the mid-to-low end has showed great return on investment.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The issue starts with an iconic, nerve-wracking scene where Spidey is struggling to escape an underground lair that's being flooded with water.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$25$125$175$325$725$9,700

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Issue #39

What's Amazing Spider-Man #39 worth in 2021?

There are five documented copies of this issue graded at CGC NM+ 9.8, with a top price point of $14,000. A FN 6.0 sold for about $70, and is now worth $250! GD 2.0 had an even bigger increase, going from $15 in 2007 to its current price of $80. That's growth over 400%!

Why is this comic book valuable?

It's the shocking unmasking of Green Goblin, who is revealed to be Norman Osborn. This plot was a main focus of the iconic 2002 Spider-Man film.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$75$125$250$525$3,000$31,200

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Issue #40

What's Amazing Spider-Man #40 worth in 2021?

Back in 2010, a CGC NM+ 9.6 was sold for $30,000! FN 6.0 had a modest increase, going from $100 in 2002 to its current value of $150. A GD 2.0 doubled its sell cost from $35 in 2007 to today's price of $70.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Following up on issue #39, the battle with Green Goblin changes Norman Osborn's memory to remove the villain from his personality. This puts the iconic adversary to rest . . . for now!

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$50$75$175$375$1,900$30,000

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Issue #41

What's Amazing Spider-Man #41 worth in 2021?

Today, a CGC 4.0 copy of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 41, sells for about $200, but a CGC 6.0 copy goes for about $180. However, in 2006, the price for a first print CGC 9.8 copy spiked to $13,500, and it spiked again in 2012.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This 1966 release introduces Rino, a horned villain influenced by foreign interests. Regardless if you purchase this comic for resale value, the graphics of “The Horns of the Rhino!” are just smashing.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$75$175$300$650$2,450$20,049

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Issue #42

What's Amazing Spider-Man #42 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 42, is generally stable under 1K, but in 2018, a record sale for a CGC 9.8 was $7,001, followed by 2-3K for slightly lower grade copies. Today, a CGC 2.0 copy sells for $30 and a CGC 6.0 copy is valued around $70, but limited copies make this issue hard to find.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In this 1966 release of “The Birth of Super-Hero,” Rino makes a space-strength comeback after exposure to strange spores on a space mission. And, Mary Jane (MJ) reveals her lovely face for the first time.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$25$50$125$300$1,950$14,400

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Issue #44

What's Amazing Spider-Man #44 worth in 2021?

Today, Amazing Spider-Man #44 sells for $324 for a VF+8.5 and $325 for a VF/NM9.0. The highest graded copy ever sold was an NM/MT9.8 and sold for $4,600 in December 2002. Current FN6.0 copies sell for $125 (high) and $55 (low). Previous FN6.0 copies have sold for $43 in 2002, $60 in 2003, $41 in 2004, $27 in 2005, $43 in 2006, $43 in 2008, $37 in 2009, $30 in 2010, $60 in 2011, $123 in 2012, $60 in 2013, $40 in 2015, $135 (high) in 2018, and $61 (low) in 2013. Previous GD2.0 copies have sold for $49 in 2002, $20 in 2006, $14 in 2012, and $25 in 2014.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Amazing Spider-Man #44 was published in 1967. This issue contains the first appearance of the Silver Spoon Cafe.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$25$75$75$225$1,675$10,002

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Issue #50

What's Amazing Spider-Man #50 worth in 2021?

In 2014, a first print, CGC 9.8 copy, of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 50, had a record sale of a whopping $30,000! Today, a CGC 2.0 copy sells for around $100, and a CGC 6.0 copy averages a price of $350.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In this 1967 release of “Spider-Man No More,” Spider-Man casts off his suit for college life, and the Daily Bugle nabs it for display. But the fan value is in Spider-Man’s story of renewed commitment to bring down villain Kingpin’s mob rule using Peter Parker’s superhero heart.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$100$325$575$1,375$7,225$55,200

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Issue #78

What's Amazing Spider-Man #78 worth in 2021?

With ten copies at the high grade of NM/MT 9.8, there's plenty of movement at the top for this Silver Age book. The highest sale was $3,812 in 2018. FN 6.0 was at $30 in 2004 and had no growth for many years until finally increasing to today's price of $85 for almost 300% profit. VG/FN 5.0 performed even better, from $15 in 2004 to today's $95.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Amazing Spider-Man #78 was published in 1969. This issue marks the first appearance by Hobie Brown AKA The Prowler!

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$25$50$75$200$775$9,200

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Issue #100

What's Amazing Spider-Man #100 worth in 2021?

There are 65 copies of this book at the high grade of NM/MT 9.8, so there's plenty of market history. It went from $2,875 in 2002 all the way up to the historical high of $6,766 in 2009. It saw a massive dip from there to a low of $1,500 in 2015, and inched back a bit to today's $3,200. Other grades followed a similar trajectory: FN 6.0 started at $50 in 2002 followed by lots of fluctuation, and settled at today's $125.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This is the centennial issue of “The Amazing Spider-Man” comic book series.

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$50$75$125$200$500$6,766

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Issue #101

What's Amazing Spider-Man #101 worth in 2021?

The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 101, CGC 9.8 copy had a record sale of $10,650 in 2019! Today, a CGC 2.0 copy sells around $225, and the price of a CGC 6.0 copy averages $385.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This 1971 release of gets freaky! A six-armed Spider-Man fights Morbius, The Living Vampire, who looks like a disco disaster. Dr. Curtis Connors (the Lizard) also makes a guest appearance to aid Spider-Man and create an antidote for their extra features. Some fans value this edition for introducing the horror-style villains of the 1970s.

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GD 2.0VG 4.0FN 6.0VF 8.0NM 9.4RECORD SALE!
$225$225$425$775$2,250$23,250

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Issue #121

What's Amazing Spider-Man #121 worth in 2021?

The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 121, record sale peaked at $6200 for a CGC 9.8 copy in 2018. Today, the price for a CGC 2.0 is about $150, and a CGC 6.0 copy sells for an average $215.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This 1973 release of “Turning Point” tells the Green Goblin’s return filtered through Harry’s drug-addled perception. Spider-Man must come to terms when his superhero strength isn’t gentle enough to save the Green Goblin’s victim. The real value of this issue is in setting the stage for the series theme “with great power comes great responsibility.”

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$150$125$225$375$975$9,300

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Issue #122

What's Amazing Spider-Man #122 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 122, ranges from $50 to just under $5000 since 2004. Today, a CGC 2.0 sells around $65, and a CGC 6.0 copy may sell for $130.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This 1973 release portrays "The Goblin's Last Stand" against Spider-Man, in which the Norman Osborn pushes Peter Parker into acts of revenge. A huge value-add for “The Goblin's Last Stand” is the sci-fi illustrations of Green Goblin’s geeky gear and weaponry.

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$75$125$150$275$700$10,800

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Issue #129

What's Amazing Spider-Man #129 worth in 2021?

In 2010, the price for a first print, CGC 9.8 copy of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 129, spiked to $1300, and it spiked again in 2019 to $1450. Today, a CGC 4.0 sells for about $500, but a CGC 6.0 copy sells for an average $485.

Why is this comic book valuable?

Besides the complexity of a villain tricking a villain, this comic provides fan value with additional story information about Green Goblin. The 1974 release of "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" pits Spider-Man against two villains: Jackal and the Punisher, who is convinced by Jackal that Spidey is evil.

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$450$600$775$1,250$3,075$1,000,000

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Issue #194

What's Amazing Spider-Man #194 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 194, ranges from $34 to $5000 since 2007. Today, a CGC 2.0 sells around $35, and a CGC 6.0 copy may sell for $100.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The 1979 release of "Never Let the Black Cat Cross Your Path!" introduces the female villain Black Cat, who pairs with Bruno Grainger and demolitions expert Boris Korpse for a complex scheme. Value added includes a stolen, mask-lifting kiss from the Black Cat.

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$25$75$100$175$325$5,760

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Issue #210

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$0$0$40$60$120$2,900

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Issue #212

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$0$20$30$50$80$925

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Issue #238

What's Amazing Spider-Man #238 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 238, peaked at $2650 in 2004 for a CGC 9.9 copy. Today, a CGC 2.0 sells for $40, and a CGC 6.0 copy sells for around $65.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In this 1983 release of "Shadow of Evils Past!" a small-time criminal stumbles on the remains of the Green Goblin and develops into his villainous shadow, the Hobgoblin. Fans appreciate the value of this issue for its continuity with the Green Goblin story.

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$50$75$100$125$250$7,800

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Issue #252

What's Amazing Spider-Man #252 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 252, ranges from $5 to $2050 since 2009 with a record sale of $6000 in 2015. Today, a CGC 2.0 sells around $10, and a CGC 6.0 copy may sell for $40.

Why is this comic book valuable?

In the 1984 release of numerous copies of “Introducing the New Spider-Man,” Spider-Man returns home from the Secret Wars in a signature black suit marked with a white spider—the precursor to Venom, a villain that many fans follow.

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$12$25$50$75$150$8,000

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Issue #298

What's Amazing Spider-Man #298 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 298, ranges from $0 to $1475 since 2009. Today, a CGC 6.0 copy may sell for $55.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The 1988 release of “Chance Encounter" shows an encounter with Chance, an illegal-arms dealing villain. Peter Parker’s living situation is complicated with Mary Jane (MJ) moving into his apartment to keep a new marriage and modelling career afloat. The true value of this issue is the first shadowy glimpse of Venom amid newfound happiness.

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Issue #299

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$0$70$80$90$190$3,500

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Issue #300

What's Amazing Spider-Man #300 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 300, ranges from $100 to $1850. The book was published in a "direct edition" with no barcode and a "newsstand edition" with a barcode. The newsstand edition is currently a slightly more desirable issue and prices reflect that. Today, a CGC 2.0 sells around $125, and a CGC 6.0 copy sells for an average $250.

Why is this comic book valuable?

This 1988 special-release issue is the valued 25th Anniversary Edition! Venom merges with reporter Eddie Brock and quotes Mr. Rogers in true sarcastic fashion. Peter Parker dons his old fav, a blue-and-red Spidey suit, to fight Venom.

The introduction of Venom introduced a villain for a new generation. Quickly supplanting Green Goblin, Hobgoblin, and Kingpin as Spidey's main bad guy, it was inevitable that Venom's popularity would spawn other alien symbiotes but this is the book that started it all. Couple that infamous introduction with the uniquely fresh skills of relatively new artist, Todd McFarlane, and you have a book for the ages!

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$125$200$200$275$450$15,000

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Issue #301

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$0$10$60$100$150$3,566

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Issue #316

What's Amazing Spider-Man #316 worth in 2021?

The 1st cover appearance of Venom is fast becoming one of the most sought after Copper Age keys in the industry today. In 2017 this book was topping out at nearly $700 CGC graded NM/MT 9.8. Today, the same copy recently sold for nearly $2,000! Low grade copies in Good 2.0 will go for around a $75 and a Fine 6.0 will bring around $300 in today's market!

Why is this comic book valuable?

One of McFarlane's most iconic covers is finding itself at the top of everyone's want lists. Venom had an immediate impact upon arrival in 1988 with Amazing Spider-man 300 and has never looked back. It wouldn't be until issue 316 the vaunted villain found his way to the main page. Turns out, he's thriving in the spotlight. If you can grab this book at any discount it's a win!

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Issue #361

What's Amazing Spider-Man #361 worth in 2021?

The price of The Amazing Spider-Man, Issue 361, ranges from $42 to $1802 since 2008. Today, first edition, CGC 9.8, copies are numerous in circulation and sell between $1000-1800. A CGC 6.0 sells around $55.

Why is this comic book valuable?

The 1992 release of “Carnage Part One” spawns more, creepy symbiote action. Criminally insane inmate Cletus Kasady is altered by Venom into the faster, more lethal villain named Carnage. Graded copies less than a CGC 9.0 may be hard to find since this issue appears to hold its value.

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$10$22$50$100$125$4,750

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Issue #362

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$0$0$30$60$60$1,800

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Issue #430

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$0$0$0$40$50$280

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