Spidey crosses paths with the Frightful Four, Jack O’Lantern and... the Mud-Thing!?

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

After wading through watery warfare from Hydro-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #212, and helping Nighthawk fend off an old flame who tried to kill him in MARVEL TEAM-UP #101, everyone’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man confronted a clutch of would-be aliens and his old foe Mysterio in PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #50 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #51.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #50

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #50

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Spidey devoted all his attention to an attack by the wingless Wizard in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #213, but even with the help of Namor the Sub-Mariner against the villain’s full-fledged Frightful Four in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #214, it still took the Fantastic Four themselves to turn the tide against the baddies in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #215. Later, our young hero fought alongside Doc Samson versus the Rhino and A.I.M. in MARVEL TEAM-UP #102, and with Ant-Man against Taskmaster and his school for super villains in MARVEL TEAM-UP #103.

The wallcrawler appeared alongside mutant singer Alison Blaire in DAZZLER #1, mastered Gideon Mace in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #52, tussled with the Tinkerer and his raucous robot Toy in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #53, and held his own against a swarm of samurai meted out by the Maggia in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #54.

Dazzler (1981) #1

Dazzler (1981) #1

  • Published: March 10, 1981
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 17, 2008
  • Writer: Tom DeFalco
  • Penciler: John Romita
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The mysterious Madame Web reappeared in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #216 to vex Spidey, but his name really became mud when Hydro-Man teamed with the Sandman in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #217 to merge into the weird wonder known as Mud-Thing, as seen in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #218. How the webslinger found the time to take on both Captain America and the Scorpion in MARVEL TEAM-UP #106, and She-Hulk and the Man-Killer in MARVEL TEAM-UP #107, the world-at-large may never know.

The nutty Nitro blew into town in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #55, as did Jack O’Lantern in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #56, but when Killer Shrike kidnapped Dr. Marla Madison, the love of J. Jonah Jameson’s life, in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #57, Spidey felt the deck stacked against him. This became quite evident the Grey Gargoyle showed his stony face in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #219, and Moon Knight seemingly wanted to kill him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #220.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #220

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #220

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A new criminal called Thermo frosted Spidey and Paladin’s cookies in MARVEL TEAM-UP #108, so Dazzler shed some light on the situation in MARVEL TEAM-UP #109. The dastardly debuts continued in MARVEL TEAM-UP #110 when first-time super villain Magma decided to go all molten on the wallcrawler and his pal Iron Man.

The Ringer made the webslinger jump through hoops in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #58. The Beetle crawled out of the woodwork again in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #59, but got squashed by the combined efforts of our hero and the Gibbon in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #60. Not to be outdone, Ramrod, another first-time foe, butted heads with Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #221, the Squadron Sinister’s Whizzer adopted a new and improved codename and costume as the Speed Demon in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #222, and the Red Ghost’s so-called Super-Apes monkeyed around to drive the wallcrawler bananas in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #223.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #222

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #222

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The day grew longer and weirder in MARVEL TEAM-UP #111 when Devil-Slayer enlisted Spider-Man’s aid in slashing away at Serpent-Men and Spider-People, and the new Moonstone enacted a scheme to steal Dr. Curt Connors’ “enervator” in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #61 to re-energize her criminal pursuits.

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Take a trip down memory lane with one last legendary Spider-Man game!

Welcome to National Video Game Week here at Marvel.com! To celebrate the occasion, we’re taking a look at the gaming history of our very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. And who better to swing with us through the annals of Spidey-game history than the dev team at Insomniac Games? This stellar group—hard at work bringing the Wall-Crawler to life on PlayStation 4— have run the gamut of web-slinging video game action over the years, from arcade cabinets right up to the PlayStation 3.

Each day, we’ll bring you the thoughts of someone new at Insomniac, so check back to hear more about all of these spectacular, amazing versions of Spider-Man!

To close out our countdown, Jon Paquette – Senior Writer on “Marvel’s Spider-Man” at Insomniac – recounts the time he spent with “Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin” on Sega CD.

“This came out in the early 90s,” he begins. “I was in college, and I worked at a Blockbuster Video. I couldn’t afford my own game console, but I could use the rental stuff we had in store. I always chose to play the Sega CD games because the store’s Sega CD unit was never rented out. This game was perfect for me because it was non-linear in the sense that you had a map of the city, and you could just pick a location, do a quick level, then go back to the main map. Not to mention that this game hits all the nostalgia buttons; being young, being broke, and trying to sneak in some game-time while I was supposed to be dusting shelves and rewinding tapes.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed our National Video Game Week celebration—and look forward to “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” coming to PlayStation 4 courtesy of Insomniac Games!

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Get a new perspective on a retro Spidey game from the Insomniac crew!

Welcome to National Video Game Week here at Marvel.com! To celebrate the occasion, we’re taking a look at the gaming history of our very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. And who better to swing with us through the annals of Spidey-game history than the dev team at Insomniac Games? This stellar group—hard at work bringing the Wall-Crawler to life on PlayStation 4— have run the gamut of web-slinging video game action over the years, from arcade cabinets right up to the PlayStation 3.

Each day, we’ll bring you the thoughts of someone new at Insomniac, so check back to hear more about all of these spectacular, amazing versions of Spider-Man!

As the Community Director at Insomniac, James Stevenson has his finger on the pulse of Spidey game fans. He brings us the whirlwind experience he had reviewing “Spider-Man 2” for PlayStation 2 back in the day…

“I was writing for ‘Cinescape Magazine’ at the time, and had covered ‘Spider-Man 2’ in preview form,” shares Stevenson. “Fairly last minute, Activision asked me to fly out so my review could hit on launch day for the game and film. I basically flew to [Los Angeles], went to Activision’s offices, and spent a full day playing the game while food and beverage was brought to me to keep me going. It was pretty incredible to have the sense of freedom and the incredible web-swinging. While I was clumsy at first, by the end of the game I was pulling off audacious stuff while swinging around Manhattan. I went back to my hotel room and wrote the review for publication. I flew home that morning and there was a FedEx box on the porch with a copy of the game; even though I had just spent a full day playing it for review, I went straight in and started up a new game to play some more.”

Next week, we wrap things up with one more classic Spidey gaming experience!

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A classic Spider-Man game offers four times the wall-crawling action!

Welcome to National Video Game Week here at Marvel.com! To celebrate the occasion, we’re taking a look at the gaming history of our very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. And who better to swing with us through the annals of Spidey-game history than the dev team at Insomniac Games? This stellar group—hard at work bringing the Wall-Crawler to life on PlayStation 4— have run the gamut of web-slinging video game action over the years, from arcade cabinets right up to the PlayStation 3.

Each day, we’ll bring you the thoughts of someone new at Insomniac, so check back to hear more about all of these spectacular, amazing versions of Spider-Man!

From Insomniac HQ we bring Bryan Intihar – Creative Director of “Marvel’s Spider-Man”! He takes us back to the long-forgotten days of 2010 and the release of “Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.”

“Four different Spider-Man experiences for the price of one?” posits Intihar. “‘Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions’ is definitely one of my favorite videogames featuring Marvel’s famous wall-crawler. Each universe not only had its own distinct art style, but each also offered a great unique gameplay twist. Which one was my favorite? Well, while it’s hard to beat Ultimate’s powerful symbiote abilities, I’d have to say the stealthy gameplay of the Noir universe came out on top. Oh, one more thing about ‘Shattered Dimensions’: it’s worth playing just for the anthropomorphic cameo during the end credits!”

Tomorrow it’s back to the past for another classic Spidey gaming experience!

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The wallcrawler takes on Electro, Kraven the Hunter, The Vulture, and more!

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

Getting stuck without super powers at New Years can never be a good thing, but Spider-Man somehow managed to navigate the world without his abilities—and confront Uncle Ben’s killer—in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #200. Then, after finding his powers again, he worked with Nightcrawler to stop Cutthroat in MARVEL TEAM-UP #89 and fought alongside Beast against Killer Shrike and The Modular Man in MARVEL TEAM-UP #90.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #200

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #200

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Morbius the Living Vampire finally found a cure for his bizarre condition in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #38, and when the wallcrawler transformed into a Spider-Lizard in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #39, his new form prompted him to seek a cure of his own in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #40. The Punisher showed up in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #201 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #202 to accept Spidey’s help in fighting organized crime, but our high-flying hero found his hands full in the immediate aftermath when Ghost Rider joined him in MARVEL TEAM-UP #91, Hawkeye in MARVEL TEAM-UP #92, and a certain Werewolf by Night in MARVEL TEAM-UP #93. Phew!

Giant-Man collaborated with Spidey in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #41, working to take down a giant-sized Meteor Man. Afterward, Electro posed as The Human Torch in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #42 and captured the webslinger for the Frightful Four, The Trapster masqueraded as the young hero in an attempt to trick the Fantastic Four in FANTASTIC FOUR #218.

Fantastic Four (1961) #218

Fantastic Four (1961) #218

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The luminous Lightmaster returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #203 to sap the powers of the mutant Dazzler, and Spidey had a return match-up with The Black Cat in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #204 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #205. The Shroud offered some assistance to the web-head in his fight against Dansen Macabre in MARVEL TEAM-UP #94, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Bobbi Morse became Mockingbird in MARVEL TEAM-UP #95, and Spidey slugged it out with Status Quo (and used a little bit of Quack-Fu, thanks to Howard the Duck) in MARVEL TEAM-UP #96.

A mysterious new figure named Madam Belladonna then entered the fray in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #43. Spider-Man took on the Vulture’s nephew in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #44 before trying the old flying coot himself in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #45. Following a bout of madness in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #206, the wallcrawler clashed with Mesmero on Broadway in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #207, Fusion the Twin Terror in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #208, and Kraven the Hunter in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #209.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #209

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #209

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The Maggia reared its ugly head once again in MARVEL TEAM-UP #98, Machine Man revved things up in MARVEL TEAM-UP #99, and Spider-Man met the newest New Mutant in MARVEL TEAM-UP #100. Cobra escaped prison in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #46—but not Spidey’s web. And Belladonna hired a new Prowler to kill Spidey in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #47…before the Prowler turned the tables on her in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #48.

Spider-Man’s introduction to the cryptic Madame Web went south in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #210, and had an impromptu tussle with Namor the Sub-Mariner in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #211. Luckily, his easy win against the Smuggler in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #49 solved a few problems and cured many ills.

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Hit the arcade for another retro take on Spider-Man with Insomniac!

Welcome to National Video Game Week here at Marvel.com! To celebrate the occasion, we’re taking a look at the gaming history of our very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. And who better to swing with us through the annals of Spidey-game history than the dev team at Insomniac Games? This stellar group—hard at work bringing the Wall-Crawler to life on PlayStation 4— have run the gamut of web-slinging video game action over the years, from arcade cabinets right up to the PlayStation 3.

Each day, we’ll bring you the thoughts of someone new at Insomniac, so check back to hear more about all of these spectacular, amazing versions of Spider-Man!

Today we bring you Ryan Schneider—Chief Brand Officer at Insomniac Games! He recalls for us some fond memories of “Spider-Man: The Video Game,” an arcade game he loved in his high school days.

“I’m going to go off the beaten path here for a bit: the arcade game from the early 1990s,” says Schneider. “It became a small part of what had become an afternoon ritual for my friends and I in high school.

“A local convenience store near my house had the Spider-Man arcade game for what was probably a couple months. It was located across the street from the Chinese food buffet spot my buddies and I would loiter at and pump quarters into ‘Shinobi’ on many afternoons—probably my favorite arcade game of all-time. I was pretty decent at ‘Shinobi’ but my friends were absolute masters. I grew tired of watching them play all afternoon; plus I was getting sick of having to buy the beef with broccoli just so we didn’t get kicked out of the restaurant again. I remember liking to play as both Spider-Man and Hawkeye—even with his garish attire—switching from game to game since I knew them best from the comics. Looking back, the lack of web traversal for Spidey was a bummer, but as a moody teen, punching and throwing things more than made up for that shortcoming and at least I had a web attack! The best part of the game was progressing to fight the classic villains. As most arcade games were back then, Spider-Man was hard as hell though. I never came close to beating it—damn you, Electro and Doc Ock!—but could make my way through a few boss battles. It was also cool to switch between platforming and combat in the game—maybe that’s why I became so immediately drawn to ‘Ratchet & Clank!’”

Tomorrow a Spider-Man game of more recent vintage makes the cut!

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The Founder of Insomniac Games highlights a classic take on Spider-Man!

Welcome to National Video Game Week here at Marvel.com! To celebrate the occasion, we’re taking a look at the gaming history of our very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. And who better to swing with us through the annals of Spidey-game history than the dev team at Insomniac Games? This stellar group—hard at work bringing the Wall-Crawler to life on PlayStation 4— have run the gamut of web-slinging video game action over the years, from arcade cabinets right up to the PlayStation 3.

Each day, we’ll bring you the thoughts of someone new at Insomniac, so check back to hear more about all of these spectacular, amazing versions of Spider-Man!

First up, we have Ted Price – Founder and CEO of Insomniac Games! His pick for favorite Spidey game memory goes to “Spider-Man” for the PlayStation!

“Back in the PS1 days the term ‘open-world’ didn’t really exist,” Price explains. “Most games were linear, level-to-level affairs. However, I recall this Spider-Man having more of an open world feel than just about any game I played on the PS1. Sure, it was level-based; and sure, I was limited to the tops of buildings and a few interiors. Yet the game design disguised its linear nature well. When I was exploring areas, I rarely felt like I was hemmed in by traditional level constraints.

“And in terms of mechanics, the game delivered on what makes Spider-Man special: swinging, zipping, wall/ceiling crawling and of course beating up bad guys. Most of all, it was fun to play—something that was fairly unique for super hero games at the time. Considering the constraints of the PS1, [game publisher] Neversoft knocked this one out of the park.”

Tomorrow we head all the way back to the early 90s for a blast from the past!

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See how Marvel's number one deathtrap builder got his start!

Every Friday we use the powers of Marvel Unlimited to look back at the very first appearance of a major character, place or object that made waves this week.

Arcade resurfaced this week in the pages of SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #21 by Elliott Kalan and Todd Nauk looking to test his brand new Murderworld on the title characters! This, of course, fits right in with his history of putting the Wall-Crawler through a series of deathtraps going back to his first appearance in 1978’s MARVEL TEAM-UP #65 and 66.

Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Arcade made his first appearance right after the Dean introduced Peter Parker to his new roommate, Brian Braddock, otherwise known as Captain Britain! 

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #65

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #65

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Back in England, representatives of the Commission inquired about hiring Arcade, a master assassin, to kill Braddock because they think he might be Captain Britain.

Meanwhile, in NYC, thanks to a misunderstanding, Braddock assumed that Spider-Man had done something shady to Peter Parker’s apartment, turned into Captain Britain and gave chase. After the requisite fight and origin swap, the heroes made friends just in time for a tricked-out trash truck to trap them both!

In the following issue, Spidey and Cap found out why Arcade charged so much for his hits. Instead of simply killing his targets, the murderer put them inside incredibly complex death traps. In this case, they awoke inside large clear balls that turned out to be part of an enormous, murderous pinball machine. 

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #66

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #66

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The implements of death proved more outlandish and dangerous from there. The heroes figured out how to work together in order to eventually escape Murder World, and also save Braddock’s girlfriend Courtney Ross, destroying what Arcade built in the process. Surprisingly, undeterred by the fact that his quarry escaped and that the people who hired him died, Arcade jauntily moved on to his next project.

Over the years, Arcade’s plied his wicked wares on everyone from various X-Men and The Thing to Hellcat. Luckily, he always leaves a small chance of escape to keep things fair, so our heroes tend to walk away relatively unscathed.

Flash Forward

One group of heroes who did not walk unharmed starred in the book AVENGERS ARENA. In that 18 issue series by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker, the bow tie-loving villain had 16 young heroes captured and brought to an elaborate island version of Murderworld. The captured young men and women – including X-23, Chase and Nico from RUNAWAYS and AVENGERS ACADEMY alums Hazmat and Mettle – found themselves dealing with a very serious version of Arcade, not averse to killing kids or releasing the footage he recorded of the event to the public in an effort to expose their actions to the world. Some of the survivors decided to go after their enemy once and for all in the follow-up series AVENGERS UNDERCOVER.

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Mysterio strikes, Carrion creeps and the Black Cat makes her debut!

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

Trying to wrap up a case with Daredevil in PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #26, Spidey becomes blinded by the Masked Marauders and must rely upon the Man Without Fear’s help to continue the fight in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #27 and then defuse the villain’s H-Bomb in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #28.

After a battle with Jigsaw in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #188, our hero needed a long rest, but duty called and he aided Ms Marvel versus Silver Dagger in MARVEL TEAM-UP #77, Wonder Man against the Griffin in MARVEL TEAM-UP #78, and a transformed Mary Jane Watson to take down an ancient sorcerer in MARVEL TEAM-UP #79.

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #77

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #77

Professor Smythe returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #189 to attempt revenge on J. Jonah Jameson once more, and used Jameson’s own son the Man-Wolf against him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #190 and the last of the Spider-Slayers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #191. To make matters worse, he also strapped both Spidey and the publisher to a handcuff bomb in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #192 before his ultimate defeat.

A strange entity known as Carrion attacked Peter Parker in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #29, and stood revealed as a decaying clone of Professor Miles Warren in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #30. The White Tiger lent his might to Spidey to defeat the creature and its “spider-amoeba” in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #31. When Doctor Strange became a werewolf in MARVEL TEAM-UP #80, Clea asked the webslinger for help, but it fell to the Devil’s own daughter Satana to make a mortal self-sacrifice to free the Sorcerer Supreme from the curse in MARVEL TEAM-UP #81.

Spider-Man clashed with the buzzing Fly in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #193, and, waiting in the wings, Mysterio schemed his latest mind-game for the hero in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #194, which coincided with the introduction of the wily Black Cat into the wallcrawler’s personal universe. A brainwashed Black Widow required aid in MARVEL TEAM-UP #82, so Spidey swung in to rescue her from S.H.I.E.L.D. in MARVEL TEAM-UP #83, invade a helicarrier with Shang Chi in MARVEL TEAM-UP #84, and save the President of the United States in MARVEL TEAM-UP #85.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #194

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #194

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Dr. Curt Connors accidentally created the Iguana in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #32, prompting a swift Spidey response in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #33, and a knock-down double match with both the Iguana and the Lizard in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #34. Later, the webslinger managed to convince the Mindworm to reform in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #35, right before he faced the reconstituted menace of Swarm in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #36 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #37.

The wallcrawler fought alongside the grounded Guardians of the Galaxy in MARVEL TEAM-UP #86, the beleaguered Black Panther in MARVEL TEAM-UP #87, and the irritated Invisible Girl in MARVEL TEAM-UP #88.

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #86

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #86

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Spidey renewed his ongoing struggle with Mysterio in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #195 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #196, his longtime feud with the Kingpin in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #197, then entered into another re-match with Mysterio in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #198, which led to his powers being taken away by the bubble-headed baddie’s chemical spray in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #199.

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Program includes animated shorts, chapter books and expanded line of merchandise debuting this Fall!

Little True Belivers, this one’s for you! Starting this Fall, we’re gearing up for the brand new school year with “Marvel Super Hero Adventures” – a multi-platform content program targeting Marvel’s youngest fans through animation and publishing. Through stories that touch upon aspirational themes of friendship, helping others, and heroism, preschool kids and young readers will have a gateway into the Marvel Universe. This new program will be supported by new offerings across comic books, graphic novels and merchandise including toys, lifestyle and apparel.

Marvel Animation will launch a season of 10 short-form episodes for the pre-school audience. The 3.5 minute animated episodes will feature Spidey in an epic team-up with other inspiring and brave Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Wasp, Ms. Marvel and more. Platforms and launch date for this short-form series will be announced at a later date.

Debuting in September will be a series of early-reader chapter books joining the existing line of popular Marvel Super Hero Adventures activity books and storybooks from Marvel Press. The first chapter book, “Deck the Malls!,” written by MacKenzie Cadenhead and Sean Ryan, illustrated by Derek Laufman, features Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen in a fully illustrated adventured with a bonus one-page comic. Three more chapter books and an expanding publishing program will continue through 2018 and beyond.

The Super Hero Adventures merchandise is led by a toy collaboration with Hasbro, featuring new character tie-ins and play experiences inspired by Marvel Animation. They’re a perfect way for preschoolers to celebrate their young passion for Marvel in their daily lives. Further merchandise rollouts include wide offerings across toys and apparel with supportive collaborations from Mad Engine, Jay Fanco, GBG, Jakks Pacific and others–all representative of the major categories for Marvel preschoolers. Additional Marvel Super Hero Adventures products will debut throughout October during Marvel Mania, Marvel’s celebratory campaign spanning marquee retailers including Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and more.

Parents and fans around the world can share the Marvel Super Heroes Adventure program with young fans as it expands even more in Spring 2018.

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