The many faces of Peter Parker's allies and foes.

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

After teaming with the Thing in MARVEL TEAM-UP #6 to put down a joint plane between the Puppet Master and the Mad Thinker, Spider-Man swung into a political quagmire in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #116 involving a popular yet controversial candidate called Richard Raleigh. Things heated up when a new villain named the Disruptor tried to kill Raleigh in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #117, and Spidey got quite a shock in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #118 when he learned the baddie’s real identity: Raleigh himself.

The webslinger aided Thor in MARVEL TEAM-UP #7 versus Kryllk the Cruel, and the Cat in MARVEL TEAM-UP #8 against the Man-Killer. Later, as Peter Parker he jetted off to Montreal to investigate a mysterious telegram sent to his aunt in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #119, but stumbled into a battle with the Hulk that spilled over into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #120. With little to no rest after that, our hero became embroiled in a war between the Tomorrow Man and Kang the Conqueror in MARVEL TEAM-UP #9 that also involved the Human Torch in MARVEL TEAM-UP #10 and the Inhumans in MARVEL TEAM-UP #11

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #119

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #119

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Peter’s friend and roommate Harry Osborn fell deeper into his addiction to drugs in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #121, a situation made even worse by his father Norman Osborn’s relapse into his criminal role as the Green Goblin. The wallcrawler swung to the rescue when the Goblin kidnapped Gwen Stacy to hurt Peter, and witnessed the worst moment of his life when the young woman died from a fall off the Brooklyn Bridge during the fight.  

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #121

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #121

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An inconsolable Spider-Man desired nothing less than full revenge on Norman Osborn in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #122, and their subsequent ultimate showdown ended in the Goblin’s death from being impaled on his own glider. Later, Mary Jane Watson comforted Peter over his loss of Gwen. J. Jonah Jameson hired Luke Cage to hunt down and capture Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #123, but the young hero convinced Cage to doubt Jameson’s dubious high-moral reasons for doing so.

Running from his sorrows in San Francisco, Spidey helped the Werewolf triumph over Moondark in MARVEL TEAM-UP #12, and back in New York in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #124 fought another lycanthrope, John Jameson as the Man-Wolf. After diving the solution to Jameson’s hairy problem in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #125, he joined with Captain America against the Grey Gargoyle in MARVEL TEAM-UP #13, with Namor the Sub-Mariner versus Tiger Shark in MARVEL TEAM-UP #14, and with Ghost Rider against the Orb in MARVEL TEAM-UP #15.

The Kangaroo bounced back into the webslinger’s troubled life in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #126, and a new super villain named the Basilisk created chaos for Peter and Captain Marvel in MARVEL TEAM-UP #16. When Mary Jane became the target of the Vulture for witnessing a crime in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #127, the bird-brained baddie swooped in to snag Spidey and drop him from a very, very high height…

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The face of Peter Parker revealed, Spider-Slayer and more!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Still stuck in the Savage Land in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #104, the wondrous web-head somehow managed to snatch victory from the jaws of an alien monster and rescue both Gwen Stacy and J. Jonah Jameson. Back home again, Spidey saw action alongside his old sparring partner the Human Torch versus the slippery Sandman in MARVEL TEAM-UP #1

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #1

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #1

  • Published: March 10, 1972
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: March 29, 2010
  • Writer: Roy Thomas
  • Penciler: Ross Andru
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The unappreciative Jameson once again hired Professor Smythe and his Spider-Slayer in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #105, which forced the webslinger to act fast to protect his secret identity in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #106 and to hold off the mobsters Smythe’d fallen in with in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #107.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #106

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #106

  • Published: March 10, 1972
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 04, 2012
  • Penciller: John Romita
  • Cover Artist: John Romita
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Spidey put up with Johnny Storm again in MARVEL TEAM-UP #2 to protect the Negative Zone portal at the Baxter Building from the Frightful Four. Later, the mystery of Peter Parker’s high school tormentor Flash Thompson deepened in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #108, and so Spidey stepped in to save the day with a little help from Doctor Strange in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #109.

Morbius the Living Vampire flew in for a bite in MARVEL TEAM-UP #3, but not even still more assistance from the Human Torch provided the wallcrawler with the manpower to take him down. It fell to the uncanny X-Men in MARVEL TEAM-UP #4 to shine some light on the situation and help Spidey put the final nail in Morbius’ coffin.

A well-meaning young man named Marty Blank told Spider-Man he wanted to become a super hero in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #110, but our hero unfortunately laughed him off, leaving a gap big enough for Kraven the Hunter to leap into and push Marty into becoming the villainous Gibbon in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #111

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #111

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #111

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After another public smear-campaign against the webslinger by J. Jonah Jameson in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #112, Peter wrestled with a worsening ulcer while Doctor Octopus hit town with his latest crime spree in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #113. When Ock’s war with crime boss Hammerhead heated up in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #114, Spidey swung in for a direct confrontation in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #115 with the eight-limbed maniac, only to wind up on the wrong end of a gun wielded by the doctor’s new housekeeper…Pete’s dear old Aunt May.

By the time the dust cleared and Ock ended up back behind bars, a tussle with both the android Vision and the hulking Monstroid in MARVEL TEAM-UP #5 seemed like a walk in the park to our young wallcrawler.

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Harry Osborn in peril, extra arms for our hero, and much more!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

The X-Men’s Iceman clashed with Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #92, but after realizing his mistake, joined forces with our hero to put the kibosh on Sam Bullit, a crooked politician wooing Gwen Stacy following the death of her father. Spidey stood alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at a charity event in AVENGERS #85, but when Gwen announced a permanent move to London in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #93, he tried to drown his sorrows in a rematch with The Prowler.

After a bout with The Beetle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #94, and making up his mind to fly to London to bring Gwen back, Peter Parker changed to his alter-ego in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #95 to put down some British criminals. Back home again in CAPTAIN AMERICA #137, the Web-Slinger held off an attack by The Falcon, then teamed with the high-flying hero and Captain America versus Stone Face in CAPTAIN AMERICA #138.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #92

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #92

  • Published: January 10, 1971
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Gil Kane
  • Cover Artist: John Romita
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Peter took a job with Norman Osborn in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #96, but the business tycoon allowed the pressures in his head to explode and reawaken his other self, The Green Goblin. He battled Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #97, while unbeknownst to the two combatants, Norman’s son and Peter’s friend Harry fell under the spell of a drug dealer. The Wall Crawler crashed the pusher’s party in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #98, and made Norman see the light of reason by forcing him to face his son’s pill problem.

Spider-Man helped out Daredevil in a fracas with Namor the Sub-Mariner in DAREDEVIL #77, then broke up a prison riot in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #99. Later, weary of his role as a super hero, Peter concocted a potion to be rid of his spider-powers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #100, but instead gave himself an extra four arms. Now sporting as many limbs as an actual spider, the young hero stumbled into the path of Morbius the Living Vampire in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #101, and felt immense relief when his friend Dr. Curt Connors cured him of his multiple arms in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #102.

Desiring nothing more than a chance to get away from it all, Peter flew with Gwen and his boss J. Jonah Jameson to the Savage Land in search of a legendary monster in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #103. When they found the creature, it took the timely intervention of Ka-Zar to unstick them from the web they’d fallen into.

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A crime war ignites and Doctor Octopus returns with fatal consequences!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

After exposing the wily Chameleon at a gala event in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #80, Spider-Man took the bounce out of The Kangaroo before he released deadly bacteria into the city in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #81. Later, the web-slinger battled The Silver Surfer for a young boy’s life in SILVER SURFER #14, and turned the lights out for Electro on the set of a TV talk show in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #82.

A new criminal in town called The Schemer challenged The Kingpin to be the head of the city’s crime cartel in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #83, so when the battle reached the latter’s home in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #84, our hero swung in to insert himself between the two titans. In the aftermath of the tussle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #85, he learned the Schemer’s true identity as Richard Fisk, the Kingpin’s long-lost son.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #80

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #80

  • Published: January 10, 1970
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jim Mooney, John Buscema
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The Wall Crawler started to feel sick in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #86, just in time for a challenge from Black Widow. Believing his spider-powers fading away, Peter revealed himself as the webbed wonder in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #87, but after discovering he only suffered from the flu, asked the former Prowler to masquerade as his costumed alter-ego to put his friends off the scent.

A Zodiac force-field kept Spidey from entering Manhattan in AVENGERS #82, but that didn’t stop him from going after an escaped Doctor Octopus in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #88. Ock seemed to die in a fiery plane crash, but the web-spinner refused to believe his demise and proved the eight-armed maniac still lived in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #89.

Then, the unthinkable: Gwen’s father Captain Stacy died in the fallout from the pitched battle between Spider-Man and Octopus in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #90, leaving his daughter to proclaim her hatred for the hero in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #91 and a candidate for District Attorney to build a campaign around taking Spidey once and for all.

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Kingpin, Shocker, and more battle Spidey over an all-powerful artifact!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Peter Parker tried to stay out of the student demonstrations at Empire State University in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #68, but still entered into the chaos when The Kingpin and his men used the disturbance as a distraction to steal an ancient stone tablet from campus.

After quickly attending the wedding of Janet Van Dyne and Yellowjacket in AVENGERS #60, Spider-Man traded blows with Kingpin over the aforementioned tablet in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #69, and though he retrieved the object, the cops still mistook him for the real thief. On the run in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #70, our hero tracked the crime boss down, but lost him again when a mystery woman showed up to spirit Kingpin away.

With J. Jonah Jameson in the hospital following a heart attack, Robbie Robertson cleared the web-slinger’s name in the Daily Bugle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #71. The mutant speedster called Quicksilver sought Spidey to make himself look good to the authorities, but swiftly realized the police’s mistake. Peter smarted from Gwen Stacy’s anger at him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72, but worked out his frustrations on The Shocker when the super criminal attempted to steal the tablet.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #68

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #68

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The wallcrawler looked everywhere for the missing tablet in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #73, and when he discovered Maggia leader Silvermane’s interest in it, found himself dealing with enforcer Man-Mountain Marko. Silvermane got his hands on the coveted artifact in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74, and forced Peter’s friend Dr. Curt Connors to make a serum from the alchemical instructions on it. Believing the concoction to be the fabled Fountain of Youth, the mob boss drank it and began to turn younger.

Spidey tracked down Silvermane in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #75, but Connors transformed into his alter ego The Lizard to complicate any kind of a rescue. Loose on the city in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #76, Lizard presented the web-slinger with another challenge, one that seemed like a cakewalk to the young hero when later Gwen’s father Captain Stacy began to pry into the secret of Spider-Man’s identity.

The Human Torch involved himself in the Lizard’s capture in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #77, and sometime later Peter found Gwen on a date with returned war hero Flash Thompson in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #78. Elsewhere, window washer Hobie Brown turned his safety inventions into workable gear to become The Prowler. When the wallcrawler came across him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #79, he discovered the Prowler’s identity and convinced the young man to give up his newly acquired life of crime.

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Peter Parker protects his loved ones from The Kingpin, plus much more!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Suffering from amnesia and tricked into thinking himself part of Doctor Octopus’ gang, Spider-Man avoided further indignity in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #56 and escaped Ock’s fury in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #57. A knock-out blow from Ka-Zar returned our hero’s memory in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #58, but a revised Spider-Slayer threatened everything he’d fought and suffered for.

Peter Parker offered an explanation for his long disappearance to the police in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #59 in just enough time to catch Mary Jane’s new go-go dancer act. Behind the curtain lurked The Kingpin, though, and the crime boss’ scheme to brainwash Captain Stacy exploded in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #60 when Peter sold photos of the duped detective’s criminal activity to the Daily Bugle.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #56

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #56

  • Published: January 10, 1968
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: John Romita
  • Cover Artist: John Romita
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The captain revived in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #61, but when he and his daughter Gwen found themselves kidnapped by the Kingpin’s goons it fell to the wallcrawler and his unexpected ally Norman Osborn to rescue them. After duking it out with the Fantastic Four during a plot by Doctor Doom in FANTASTIC FOUR #73, the webslinger tussled with Medusa’s living tresses in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #62.

The original Vulture flew in to gain revenge on his successor in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #63, which placed Spidey smack dab in the middle of their war and brought injury to Peter’s friend Joe Robertson. Gwen Stacy sought reconciliation with Peter in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #64, but when the webbed wonder passed out in the middle of the street and wound up in prison in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #65, it took more than the love of his friends to extricate him from the predicament.

In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #5, Spidey learned that his parents operated as spies for The Red Skull before their untimely deaths and zipped off to Europe to uncover evidence of their real status as loyal CIA agents and clear their names. When he returned to the States in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #66, Mysterio awaited the wallcrawler with a new attempt at revenge. Our hero awoke from a battle with the illusionist to find himself shrunk down into a miniature amusement park in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #67, but soon discovered the reality of it and beat Mysterio at his own game.

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The Shocker and The Kingpin debut, Lizard and Doc Ock return, plus much more!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Our friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man took off after his friend Dr. Curt Connors in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #44 when The Lizard, the doctor’s alter-ego, reappeared. With a sprained arm from their first scuffle and smart from being framed by Lizard for a robbery, the web-slinger still managed to save the day in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #45 and cure Connors of his scaly self.

A new costumed criminal calling himself the Shocker challenged Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46, and Peter Parker moved in with his pal Harry Osborn while avoiding Frederick Foswell of the Daily Bugle skulking around as “Patch.” Meanwhile, the wallcrawler helped the Man Without Fear in DAREDEVIL #27 by battling Stilt-Man, freeing Daredevil up to smash The Masked Marauder.

Kraven the Hunter decided all his recent woes fell on the shoulders of Norman Osborn in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #47, but when he attempted to kidnap the businessman’s son Harry for revenge he met defeat once again at the hands of the webbed wonder. The web-spinner heard the news of the Supreme Hydra threatening the world with a Death Spore Bomb in STRANGE TALES #156, but left it to Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. to juggle the whole mess.

Blackie Drago became the new Vulture in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #48 and beat an ill Spidey senseless. When Kraven caught wind of it, he went after Drago in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49 to prove his superiority, but the web-slinger recovered enough to crash their party and put them both down. Even with that win under his belt, the hero saw the fear in ordinary people’s eyes in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 and gave up his super hero career to concentrate on his grades and Aunt May. Fortunately, Peter reclaimed his Spider-Man suit to fight on when The Kingpin came to prominence in the city.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #44

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #44

  • Published: January 10, 1967
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: John Romita
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Frederick Foswell sucked up Kingpin in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51, and when the crime boss kidnapped J. Jonah Jameson to silence the Daily Bugle, the wallcrawler crept in to his headquarters for a personal, one-on-one match. Spidey lost that one, but managed to escape a watery death-trap with Jameson in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #52 and chase Kingpin away. Foswell, on the other hand, lost his life that day.

After tussling with the young X-Men over another case of mistaken identity in UNCANNY X-MEN #35, our hero finally took Gwen Stacy out on a date in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #53, a fine time interrupted by Doctor Octopus’ scheme to steal a new “nullifier” device. Later, the wall-crawler mixed it up with The Human Torch in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #4, but his mind kept returning to tracking down Octopus.

Spidey found the devilish doctor renting a room from Peter’s Aunt May in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #54, which led to a knock-down, drag-out fight that spilled over into AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #55 and the ultimate indignity for Spider-Man: amnesia and the suggestion of a new criminal career from none other than Doctor Octopus…

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Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Rhino, and more spell trouble for the Web-Slinger!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Spider-Man sought the expertise of Dr. Curt Connors in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32 to help him devise a serum to cure Aunt May’s poisoned blood, but Doctor Octopus stood in his way when he stole the isotope that would insure the formula’s potency. Later, trapped in rubble from a battle in Ock’s base, the Wall-Crawler used all his spectacular strength and resolve to free himself in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33 and save his ailing aunt.

Kraven the Hunter returned for a rematch in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34, as well as Molten Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35, but the webbed wonder dispatched both with little fuss. Later, Spidey tangled with Daredevil in DAREDEVIL #16, but the two costumed champions buried the hatchet in DAREDEVIL #17 to join forces against the real menace: The Masked Marauder.

Norman Osborn, businessman father to Peter Parker’s friend Harry Osborn, ducked and covered in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37 to avoid the wrath of Professor Stromm’s robot, and a man named Joe Smith attracted the Web-Slinger’s interest when his new acting career turned sour due to an unfortunate electrical accident in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38. Meanwhile, Norman placed a hefty pricetag on Spidey’s life that brought creeps out of the woodwork to collect.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #32

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #32

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Alas, Parker found bigger things to worry about when none other than The Green Goblin swooped down out of the skies in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #39 to capture the youth and inform him that he knew our hero’s secret identity. In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #40 the crazed tycoon regaled Peter with a tale of an explosion that created his Goblin persona, but when he suffered exposure to another blast during his subsequent battle with Spider-Man, the Green Goblin persona faded from his memory, seemingly forever.

The rampaging Rhino attempted to abduct astronaut John Jameson in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #41, prompting the Wall-Crawler to swing to the rescue. Afterward, Jameson gained super-strength from space-spores and tried to capture Spidey for the public good in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #42. To add insult to injury, Rhino busted out of lock-up in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #43 to claim his revenge on our hero.

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes convened in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3 to ponder membership for Spidey, and after a recommendation from Daredevil decided to test the Web-Slinger. Ultimately, Spider-Man failed his trial when he refused to capture The Hulk, believing the jade giant’s alter ego Bruce Banner to be too sickly to stand scrutiny by the Avengers.

Not long after, the X-Men approached the young crusader to bolster their own ranks against a new mutant menace in UNCANNY X-MEN #27, but Spider-Man turned them down, claiming he’d been too busy of late to focus on such things.

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Spidey lands in a gang war with The Green Goblin and much more!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Cantankerous publisher J. Jonah Jameson hired a scientist to create a menace to destroy the wall-crawler in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20. The result, a new criminal called The Scorpion, proved his mettle against the hero, but ultimately failed in his mission.

Peter Parker’s life intercepted that of the Fantastic Four when he visited the campus of State University and ran into The Thing and The Human Torch in FANTASTIC FOUR #35, and learned of Reed Richards and Sues Storm’s engagement in FANTASTIC FOUR #36. Later, he helped out against a clutch of crooks who tried to wipe out the happy couple’s wedding in FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3.

The Beetle arrived seeking revenge on the Torch in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21, prompting another helping hand from Spidey. Afterward, the Circus of Crime tried to go solo without The Ringmaster in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22, and The Green Goblin returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 to take over Lucky Lobo’s criminal gang.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #20

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #20

  • Published: January 10, 1965
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Steve Ditko
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Mysterio concocted a scheme to drive Spidey insane and reveal his identity in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24, and a professor named Smythe approached Jameson with a mechanical Spider-Slayer to squash our hero in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25. Things really heated up in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 when the web-slinger found himself in the middle of a war between The Green Goblin and a new menace known as The Crime Master. When the dust cleared from that one, The Crime Master lay dead and the Goblin escaped with his own secret identity still intact in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27.

Even the dire danger brought on by Molten Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 couldn’t quite suck all the joy out of Peter’s graduation from high school. Still feeling a sense of freedom, Spidey stood by Doctor Strange’s side to battle the evil Xandu in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2, and later blocked a plan of revenge by an escaped Scorpion on J. Jonah Jameson and himself in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29.

When Jameson offered a $1000 reward for the capture of a burglar known as The Cat in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30, Peter swung into action to snag the bounty, still reeling from learning of Betty Brant and Ned Leeds’ engagement. Now an official college student in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31, Peter saw his life grow even more complicated by the arrival of The Master Planner to throw a spanner into the works to gum them up.

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The web-slinger faces a variety of new foes, from Electro to The Green Goblin!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this summer, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of this stories history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Still new to the costumed crimebuster game in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8, the wall-crawler battled The Living Brain, a robot run amuck, and mixed it up with his teenage nemesis The Human Torch at a swingin’ party.

After telling Iron Man to take a hike in AVENGERS #3, Spidey met a living dynamo called Electro in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9, and suffered both from the latest attack by publisher J. Jonah Jameson and a dire medical emergency for his ailing Aunt May. The masked mobster known as The Big Man caused big trouble for the web-slinger in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 until his exposure as nebbish Frederick Foswell, one of Jameson’s employees.

A deepening secret surrounding Peter Parker’s friend Betty Brant reached a boiling point in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 when Doctor Octopus returned and her brother Bennett bit a bullet and died on Spider-Man’s watch. Doc Ock tried to use Betty as bait to lure Spidey into a trap in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12, and managed to unmask the hero. Thankfully, nobody believed the bespectacled bookworm could be the powerful wall-crawler and laughed it all off as a simple impersonation.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #8

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #8

  • Published: January 10, 1964
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

After a muddled mystery concerning a meddling Mysterio in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13, and a clash with Giant-Man in TALES TO ASTONISH #57, Spidey glommed onto the sight of what would become one of his worst enemies, The Green Goblin, in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14. Later, he met Kraven the Hunter’s challenge in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15, and under the Ringmaster’s hypnotism spell, dueled with Daredevil in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.

Almost all of the web-slinger’s major villains to that point—Doctor Octopus, The Sandman, Electro, Kraven, Mysterio, and The Vulture—joined forces as the Sinister Six to stick it to Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, but fell like ten-pins under their foe’s fists. The Green Goblin returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17, enabling Jameson to once again label Spider-Man as a coward in his newspaper editorials. Peter decided to quit his wall-crawling career in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18, but surged back into action when Flash Thompson once again posed as him and risked the wrath of The Sandman.

The Enforcers attempted another attack on the hero in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19, but met defeat under the combined battery of Spidey and the Torch. Barely catching his breath from that, the web-slinger rooted out a robot duplicate sent by Kang the Conqueror to break up Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in AVENGERS #11.

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