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    Spider-Man

    Character » Spider-Man appears in 16341 issues.

    Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider as a teenager, granting him spider-like powers. After the death of his Uncle Ben, Peter learned that "with great power, comes great responsibility." Swearing to always protect the innocent from harm, Peter Parker became Spider-Man.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Spider-Man was created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He has since become the most popular comic book character from Marvel, and one of the most recognizable characters of all-time. He has starred in thousands of comics (too many to list), so the following is a list of his most iconic and best.

    The Silver Age

    Origin - Amazing Fantasy #15: Spider-Man!

    One of the most iconic origin stories ever told; a teenage boy gains super powers and learns the hard lesson that, with great power, there must also come great responsibility. Written by Stan Lee, and illustrated by Steve Ditko.

    Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

    Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Great Power - Amazing Fantasy #15, The Amazing Spider-Man #1-17, The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1

    Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Great Responsibility - The Amazing Spider-Man #18-38 + The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2

    The birth of many of Spider-Man's most iconic villains, including Chameleon, Green Goblin, Scorpion, Electro, Sandman, the Vulture, and Doctor Octopus. This run also features one of the most iconic stories in comics, as the Green Goblin learns Spider-Man's true identity. Written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Steve Ditko.

    Spider-Man by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.

    Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man

    Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys - The Amazing Spider-Man #88-92

    After Steve Ditko left, he was replaced by John Romita, Sr. This is where Peter Parker's college years began, and iconic characters like Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn, and Mary Jane first appeared. Many new villains were created as well, like the Rhino, the Kingpin, and the Shocker. Spider-Man grows significantly throughout this run.

    The Bronze Age

    Spider-Man by Gerry Conway

    Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man

    Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys - The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122

    This is the comic book run that ended the Silver Age of comics, and ushered in the Bronze Age. With the Comics Code reformed, more mature characters, like Morbius and The Punisher were introduced. This run also featured arguably Spider-Man's most iconic biggest story- The Night Gwen Stacy Died.

    Spider-Man by Marv Wolfman

    Spider-Man by Marv Wolfman

    This run took place deeper in the Bronze Age. As Marv Wolfman takes over writing duties, Felicia Hardy became the Black Cat, and Spider-Man had some of his fiercest battles with the Kingpin.

    Spider-Man by Roger Stern

    Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

    The Origin of the Hobgoblin

    The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man

    Spider-Man by Tom DeFalco

    The Amazing Spider-Man: The Complete Alien Costume Saga

    The Amazing Spider-Man #271 - Whatever Happened to Crusher Hogan?

    The Modern Age

    Spider-Man by David Michelinie

    Spider-Man by David Michelinie

    The Amazing Spider-Man #365 - Fathers and Sins

    Spider-Man by Peter David

    The Death of Jean DeWolff

    Back in black - Amazing Spider-Man #539-543 + Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17-23, Annual #1

    Alternate Timeline: Ultimate Spider-Man

    Ultimate Spider-Man

    Ultimate Spider-Man

    Death of Spider-Man - Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160

    This is a modern day retelling of Spider-Man's classic origin. Spider-Man will be a teenager here, and you will see modern twists to many of his classic villians. This run is a great starting point for people who want to read somthing from the beginning, who don't want to go back and read the old Silver Age stuff.

    All New Ultimate Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection

    Further Reading

    Kraven's Last Hunt

    Kraven's Last Hunt - Web of Spider-Man #31-32 + Amazing Spider-Man #293-294 + Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132

    Spider-Man by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

    Spider-Man: Blue - Spider-Man: Blue #1-5

    The return of Mary Jane

    Spider-Man Died in your arms tonight

    The Gauntlet

    The Gauntlet

    Amazing Spider-Man: Grim Hunt

    Spider-Man by Dan Slott

    Spider-Man: Big Time

    Spider-Man: Spider-Island

    Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth

    Spider-Man: Dying wish

    Superior Spider-Man

    Spider Verse

    Spider-Verse

    Secret War

    Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows - Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1-5, Secret Wars: Secret Love #1

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