10-18-2011, 03:51 PM
The Big Time is a catch-all for the current era of Spider-Man comics, which started with Amazing Spider-Man #648.
Originally Posted by Hwlights92
Spider Island, which started with Amazing Spider-Man #666 would be part of the Big Time era.
10-18-2011, 03:54 PM
Seems simple enough. And Issue #666? Sounds so encouraging lol.
10-18-2011, 04:00 PM
was a good one... thats the prelude to Spider-island.
Originally Posted by Hwlights92
10-20-2011, 09:49 PM
Do you guys think I would be safe jumping on right after spider island is over? I really just want to start reading Amazing but I have no idea of any of the continuity aside from seeing the TV series when I was younger and the movies.
10-21-2011, 01:26 AM
Probably, but if you really care enough to learn about the continuity, wikipedia can give you a crash course to catch up. But I if you dont want to do that I dont think you will be confused all that much.
Originally Posted by MiscChoc
10-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Hey guys, I was wondering what to read about Spider-Man. Most people recommend jumping on from Big Time and so I've bought all the trades from then to now and then started buying singles.
I was wondering if there was more things to read to flesh out Spider-man and Peter Parker's history more. Certain trades or arcs that made him him type of thing. Any good arcs or trades that involve him and Black Cat. Good villain arcs and so on.
Pretty much, I've read all the latest stuff but I want to dive head first into the history. Just need to know where to aim. Advice?
11-01-2011, 06:25 PM
Hey guys I'm trying to get back into Spiderman and I want to get into the current stuff. The problem is I have time and money constraints so I'm trying to pick up the good stuff and the story arcs where important things happen. So far I have BND vol. 1 and 2. So what the best modern stories..( I know I posted this in the other thread but I soon realized it fits better here)
11-01-2011, 10:52 PM
Good recent collections include the Big Time, and Matters of Life and Death. The latter is coming out in paperback on November 23.
Originally Posted by ngt146
The best volumes from 2010 are probably The Gauntlet: the Lizard, and Grim Hunt.
11-19-2011, 03:54 AM
Wikipedia and Google is best option
11-19-2011, 04:44 AM
Last edited by Chaos_Alfa; 11-19-2011 at 04:47 AM.
12-15-2011, 06:16 PM
Well, I got a couple of months off college, so i'm planning on reading up more spidey.
Right now i'm about to read Kraven's Last Hunt and New Ways to Die (before i've read Maximum Carnage and the Birth of Venom TP, as well as current issues, the first Marvel Masterworks volume and American Son) anything recommendation for other stories?
Just, not really interested in OMD or Civil War. Other than that, i'm open to anything.
12-16-2011, 01:56 AM
I'm looking to tackle spidey from Brand New Day onwards, ideally in trades or bigger collections?
Can anyone possibly help me out with trade titles / reading order? And any that are no good and skippable? If its good then id like to get a hold of it. Due to do another Amazon order shortly so could really use some help?
EDIT: If possible can you also please include all the other spider-man ones i need to be able to follow if ASM doesn't contain the complete stories?
Last edited by philby82; 12-16-2011 at 01:57 AM.
Reason: Forgot something
12-16-2011, 05:29 PM
After more playing around on Amazon i see the JMS ultimate collections. Is it possible to read those without having to follow the other spidey series that were going at the time? Or is there other necessary trades i'l need to get to be able to follow it all? I was looking at getting all 5 of the JMS ones so i'm ready for BND onwards?
12-16-2011, 05:34 PM
You do not need JMS's run for BND, but it is my favorite run so I would advice you to get it, but probably just the first four as the fifth is basically Civil War/Back in Black/One More Day. They were not very good but you could still get them if you really want.
Originally Posted by philby82
12-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Cheers mate, pretty keen to work my way back completely eventually.
Originally Posted by charlesthehammer
Does JMS run read standalone or do i need to get other spidey series from the same time?