Where do you start reading Spider-Man comics? And other recommendations.
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I want to know about the current status quo. Please mention the issues from which I can get the idea about it. Also I would like to know that out of all the spiderman titles which are the great ones.
I first started reading religiously when I first discovered Maximum Carnage! Great start
The latest issue of Amazing Spider-Man (#648) kicks off the new status quo for the title.
Originally Posted by MillerFan
I'd say Amazing Spider-Man is the great title.
Surprisingly enough One Moment in Time got me into Spiderman but for anyone who doesn't want to spend large amounts of time on the internet finding out back stories, the start of Big Time (648) or the start of Origin of the Species (642) require little background (most of which is in the comic).
Started with ASM issue #600.
I'll never forget my first Spider-man comic... got it at a gas station in Alabama. Spider-man #52, which concluded the fight between the Scarlet Spider and Venom. (Took me a while to realize the Scarlet Spider WASN'T Spider-man.)
So yeah, the Clone Saga screwed up my experience right from the get go.
Hey guys. I'm fairly new to Spider-man comics. I've went through the usual stuff to get started, but I was hoping you could help me find some specific comics.
I fondly remember The Lizard from the animated series in the 90s and I've also done some research and added "Spider-man: Torment" and "Spider-man: The Gauntlet - The Lizard" to my list. I was just wondering if there's anymore comics I should look in to buying that feature The Lizard. Ideally, I'd want to get comics from the late 80s up until the present. Not really a fan of older comics. Thanks!
It's solid stuff, but not Lee/Romita's best.
Originally Posted by swampwater
I would personally recommend the silver age material in its entirety. The cheapest reprints are the black & white Essential Spider-Man volumes (and the artwork of Ditko & Romita is solid enough in that format.)
If you prefer the stuff in color, there are always the Marvel Masterworks collections, Marvel's reprinting the most popular ones in softcover, and they're up to the fifth Spider-Man volume, which collects Amazing Spider-Man #41-50, as well as the third annual.
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Here's a question...
I've been out of reading Spidey regularly since Osborn returned from dead. A LONG time. I kind of defected to Ultimate Spidey when that kicked off, and other than reading The Other I've still been away from 616 Spidey completely.
Regardless of public opinion on the quality/logic/angst of the last few years, dies anybody know where I could find a list of trades, in chronological order, since One More Day onwards?
Yes, I know the whole thing is likely to make me angry, but I'd like to catch up.
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Wikipedia has a list of Spider-Man collections.
Originally Posted by The Sword Is Drawn
This is a list of all the trades since One More Day:
- Spider-Man: Brand New Day Volume 1
- Spider-Man: Brand New Day Volume 2
- Spider-Man: Brand New Day Volume 3
- Spider-Man: Kraven's First Hunt
- Spider-Man: New Ways To Die
- Spider-Man: Crime and Punisher
- Spider-Man: Death and Dating
- Spider-Man: Election Day
- Spider-Man: 24/7
- Spider-Man: American Son
- Spider-Man: Died In Your Arms Tonight
- Spider-Man: Red Headed Stranger
- Spider-Man: Return of the Black Cat
- Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Book 1 – Electro & Sandman
- Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Book 2 – Rhino & Mysterio
- Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Book 3 – Vulture & Morbius
- Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Book 4 – Juggernaut
- Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Book 5 – Lizard
- Spider-Man: Grim Hunt
- Spider-Man: One Moment In Time
- Spider-Man: Origin of the Species
All of those are available now and that collects the last three years worth of stories, the era was dubbed 'Brand New Day'. A few other trades from this era that might be worth a look are Ms Marvel Volume 9: Best You Can Be, Dark Reign: The Underside and Spider-Man: The Short Halloween.
The current direction is called 'Big Time' and only four issues have been released so far (Amazing Spider-Man 648, 649, 650 & 651). The trade containing these issues comes out on February 16. It's called Spider-Man: Big Time Volume 1
There is also a trade called Spider-Man: One More Day, which contains the big retcon.
Last edited by sirvk; 01-16-2011 at 05:00 AM.