Peter Parker faces challenges like never before...

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger will swing onto the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” this May! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

The wallcrawler entered his 39th year of existence in 2001, and he kicked off the year by teaming up with a fellow New York hero: Daredevil. Both Spider-Man and the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen sought the Kingpin in DAREDEVIL/SPIDER-MAN #1, but found Gladiator, Stilt-Man, and Copperhead blocking their path. Kingpin hired Matt Murdock as his lawyer when the villains blew up his headquarters in DAREDEVIL/SPIDER-MAN #2, just as the Owl and the Black Widow entered the picture. The two heroes confronted the villains in the sewers of New York and discovered Copperhead as the ringmaster in DAREDEVIL/SPIDER-MAN #3. Then the two fought an army of the dead in DAREDEVIL/SPIDER-MAN #4.

Plagued by weird, disturbing Green Goblin dreams in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25, Peter Parker succumbed to Norman Osborn’s drugged toothpaste and awoke to a real nightmare. Osborn tortured him in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #25, but our hero fought back, resisting the Green Goblin’s scheme to make him his heir.

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #25

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #25

  • Published: November 01, 2000
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: August 12, 2013
  • Rating: T+
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After his battle with the Squid in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 and his rescue of a mysterious cat hunted by criminals in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27, various police officers reflected on the webslinger’s adventures in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #26. The Robot Master returned in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #27 as a disembodied head held captive by his own machine, forcing Spidey to devise a plan to shut him down without killing him in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #28.

Peter learned that Mary Jane survived a supposedly fatal plane crash in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28, but her abductor got the better of him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29. Together, Spidey and MJ escaped his clutches in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #29, but MJ left afterward, no longer able to cope with her husband’s super hero career.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #29

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #29

  • Published: May 01, 2001
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
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In SPIDER-MAN: LIFELINE #1, Man-Mountain Marko stole the stone tablet containing an eternal life formula, prompting others to try to grab it for themselves. Peter’s old friend Dr. Connors drank the formula in SPIDER-MAN: LIFELINE #2, transforming him into a kind of Supper-Lizard, but Spidey and Doctor Strange stopped him in SPIDER-MAN: LIFELINE #3 and Strange took possession of the tablet to hide it away for good.

Saddened over his separation from Mary Jane, Peter ran afoul of a new menace called Fusion in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #30 and failed to stop a bomb that ends up killing hundreds of innocent people. Confronting the baddie, Fusion breaks Spidey’s neck in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #31, but our hero realized his foe’s power laid in persuasion, not reality, and recovered from the shock of thinking he had a broken neck in time to take him down in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #32.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #32

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #32

  • Published: August 01, 2001
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
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A man with spider-abilities called Ezekial taunted the wallcrawler with a strange destiny in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 before Ezekial told Peter about a powerful figure named Morlun in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32. Morlun beat our hero savagely in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33, but when Ezekial arrived to help in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34, it costs him his life, leaving Spidey with only a small sample of Morlun’s blood to defeat him with in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35.

The webslinger teamed with Frank Castle to clash with the Russian in PUNISHER #2, and later, on the anniversary of his Uncle Ben’s death, Peter took in a baseball game in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #33. During a date with his new neighbor in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #34, the wallcrawler faced off against a man with destructive eyes, and a young boy who idolized Spider-Man encountered a series of personal challenges in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #35.

A nosy insurance man investigated Spidey’s secret identity in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #36 and the hero himself confronted the horror of the September 11 attacks on his home city in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36.

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #36

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #36

  • Published: December 01, 2001
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: March 08, 2013
  • Rating: T+
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Pete, thanks for being a hero and, maybe more importantly, for reminding us of the heroes around us every day. See you in 2002.

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Dan Slott nears the end of his AMAZING run with a milestone issue on May 30.

After 10 years, Dan Slott’s epic run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is nearing its end in a big way with the “Go Down Swinging” arc, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 will be an appropriately huge issue in more ways than one.

Slott and artist Stuart Immonen will unveil what’s being touted as the biggest Peter Parker and Norman Osborn story of all time, joined by Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jim Cheung. AMAZING #800 will mark the first Marvel comic to ever hit 800 issues, and will feature 80 pages of brand-new story from Slott, who has written more issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN than any creator.

Slott’s time on AMAZING – before he moves over to IRON MAN – will wrap up in #801, but first “Go Down Swinging” is giving fans one of the most exciting stories in Spider-Man lore, culminating with Spider-Man facing his most evil villain yet.

Said editor Nick Lowe, “AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is the biggest single-issue story I’ve ever worked on. It’s 80-pages of story! And Dan and Stuart are being joined by some very important past AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artists to bring it to you in the coolest way possible! Everything you’ve loved about Dan Slott’s run on this book is on full display in this monumental issue that will have you shivering, crying, cheering, laughing and wishing it would never end!”

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800
GO DOWN SWINGING
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover by Alex Ross
On-Sale 5/30/18

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Mary Jane appeared to suffer a dire fate, while the Green Goblin sought his revenge.

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger will swing onto the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” this May! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

Hoping to patch up his marriage with Mary Jane in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13, Peter Parker attempted to see her off at the airport, but missed her. Later, her plane exploded in mid-air…

In PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #13, Cletus Kasady painted himself up as Carnage and embarks on a killing spree. Peter learned of MJ’s plane exploding in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14, but Spider-Woman’s declaration of love for him demanded his immediate attention. After a run-in with the Hulk, he began to struggle with the plane accident in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #14.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #14

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #14

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A mysterious phone call in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 informed Peter of his wife’s survival in far-off Latveria, so as Spidey he jetted to the little European nation to clash with a Doctor Doom robot in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #15 and come up empty-handed in his search for Mary Jane. Returning from Latveria in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16, the “Parker Luck” continued with his eviction from his home and the loss of his new job at Tricorp. Meanwhile, Venom battled the Sandman in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #16 and delivered a vicious bite to the former criminal.

Sandman, feeling ill from the bite, sought payback on Electro and Mysterio in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17. Kraven the Hunter used the wallcrawler as bait to lure Venom into a trap in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #17 and a Green Goblin appeared in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18. Spidey confronted the villain in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #18 and learned of its artificial nature, a construct of Norman Osborn, the original Goblin.

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #19

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #19

  • Published: May 01, 2000
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: August 05, 2013
  • Rating: T+
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Peter temporarily donned his black Spidey costume and clashed with Venom in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19, and a box related to Mary Jane arrived in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #19, forcing Peter to finally accept his wife’s apparent demise. The webslinger took a beating from a Spider-Slayer in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20, and saved loved ones from other Slayers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21.

Peter tried to get his humor back while visiting his Uncle Ben’s grave in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #20, and after apprehending a new street mime criminal gang, he tried stand-up comedy at an open mic night in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #21. The evil Senator Ward captured the Venom symbiote in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #22, exhibited strange powers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23, and revealed his collusion with aliens in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24.

Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin (2000) #1

Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin (2000) #1

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Norman Osborn sought help to heal his mind in SPIDER-MAN: REVENGE OF THE GREEN GOBLIN #1 while Sandman sought revenge on the webslinger in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #22. A new menace called Typeface manifested in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #23, and ran amuck in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #24. Peter experienced weird dreams and delusions thanks to Osborn’s machinations in SPIDER-MAN: REVENGE OF THE GREEN GOBLIN #2 and the man’s twisted plan to create an heir out of his enemy in SPIDER-MAN: REVENGE OF THE GREEN GOBLIN #3.

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Peter Parker ends the millennium with a bang!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger will swing onto the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” this May! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

1999 was a big year for Peter Parker! It all started with a couple of new #1s…

The hero kicked off the last year of the millennium still uncertain about donning his Spider-Man costume, but scored a new job at the Tri Corp Research Foundation in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 and witnessed the arrival of a strange new Spidey on the scene in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #1.

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #1

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #1

  • Published: January 06, 1999
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 05, 2011
  • Rating: T+
  • Cover Artist: John Byrne
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That web-slinging imposter turned out to be a fifteen-year-old girl named Mattie in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2, while elsewhere the Ritual of Five provided a new menace named Shadrac in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3. In PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #2, Peter donned his Spidey gear to fight alongside Thor versus the Dark God Thokkots.

The X-Men’s Iceman joined with the wallcrawler to clash with Gray Dolman in a subterranean world in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #3, and later our hero stood with the Fantastic Four to battle their opposite numbers, the Frightful Four, in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4. Not yet done with team-ups, Spidey accepted aid from another mutant, Marrow, to head into the sewers in search of missing persons in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #4.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #2

Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #2

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After a heartfelt talk with Daredevil following the funeral of Karen Page in DAREDEVIL #8, the web-slinger learned of Mattie’s adoption of the Spider-Woman title in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5, and together the two heroes fought a brand-new evil Spider-Woman in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #5 and learned her origin in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6.

The Kingpin made life worse for the hero in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #6 and the wallcrawler traveled to an alternate world in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 that boasted Flash Thompson as a costumed crimebuster and Mysterio as Spider-Man, later seen in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8. Spidey and Blade the Vampire Hunter joined forces in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #7 to battle Hunger (the villain, not the concept of) and together witnessed the return of Morbius the Living Vampire in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #8.

Daredevil (1998) #8

Daredevil (1998) #8

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A mystery man called Captain Power went after Doctor Octopus in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9, but Ock recognized him as his former assistant out for revenge in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10. The dreaded Venom performed a splashy comeback in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #9 and reabsorbed the Carnage symbiote from Cletus Kasady in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #10.

Spider-Man felt squashed by the Blob in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11, and again by Juggernaut and the Exemplars in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #11. To make matters even worse, a new Sinister Six revealed themselves in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 before setting out to show our hero who really had the upper hand in PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN #12.

We’ve got good news and bad news, Pete. The good news? Y2K isn’t real. The bad news? There’s more Parker Luck in store for the new millennium!

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With Valentine's Day upon us, learn about the creation of this adorable depiction of Spidey and MJ.

Gentle Giant Ltd has already delivered plenty of adorable offerings with their Marvel Animated Statue line, but they may have outdone themselves with their newest release, the Spider-Man and Mary Jane Animated Statue.

With Valentine’s Day almost here, we sent some questions over to the team at Gentle Giant to find out what went into this recreation of Skottie Young’s variant cover for SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 and its depiction of Spider-Man and Mary Jane’s love story.

Marvel.com: First off, every person who has seen the statue in the Marvel office has let out a huge “Awww!!” Does this go for you guys as well?

Gentle Giant Ltd: Absolutely! We were already in love with the 2-D art on the Marvel comic cover, but when it comes out of the 3-D Printer, the statue is cleaned up, assembled and painted… and then you see Mary Jane’s eager little face waiting for that ring and the connection between the two of them your heart just melts!

Marvel.com: This is the first time you have done two full characters together in this line. How did it come to be? Was this something you were thinking about doing for awhile?

Gentle Giant Ltd: This is the first time we have done two full-sized characters on the same Marvel Animated Statue. Last year we did an adorable animated statue of Groot holding Rocket that has become a real fan-favorite. We wanted to get another version of Spider-Man into our Animated Statue line and when we saw this artwork, we knew if we were going to release this statue it had to be in February!

The Skottie Young variant cover for Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 that inspired the new Gentle Giant LTD Spider-Man and Mary Jane Animated Statue

Marvel.com: Talk a bit more about using Skottie Young’s RENEW YOUR VOWS variant art. Did seeing that art crystalize how it could work as a statue?

Gentle Giant Ltd: We have been doing our Marvel Animated Statue line for almost 2 years and have based our current line on those variant covers that Skottie did for Marvel. Skottie himself has been a big fan of these statues and we are BIG fans of him! Skottie came and signed these statues for fans in our booth last year at San Diego Comic Con! As soon as we saw his cover for RENEW YOUR VOWS, the wheels in our heads started turning!

Marvel.com: Spider-Man is such an icon and has had so many interpretations. What do you think it is about the character that makes him so malleable?

Gentle Giant Ltd: It’s funny, when a lot of us were growing up as Spider-Man fans it didn’t seem like there were a lot of interpretations on the character. You had Spider-Man from the comics, and he was the same as Spider-man from the short-lived TV show and he was the same as Spider-Man from the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” cartoon. Really the only variation was on “The Electric Company,” where he didn’t speak. Sometime around the original SECRET WARS, when Marvel gave him a new costume (which was shocking back in the day), they started opening up the character to some new versions and interpretations and once he started to permeate more media channels like animation, video games and feature films, Marvel really allowed the character to keep opening up and creators to be able to draw and write the character in new and exciting ways. You kids today are living in a golden era of geekdom!

Marvel.com: Meanwhile, Mary Jane has really stood out as a character who has moved beyond any simple “love interest” label and is popular in her own right. Was it fun to get to depict her for this project?

Gentle Giant Ltd: It really was. Despite her first appearance back in 1966, Mary Jane has not appeared in very much physical product. She has been an integral part of Spider-Man’s life and his story. We have always been a fan of their relationship and we are happy when we are able to celebrate it!

Marvel.com: Spider-Man is hanging upside down by his web in the original art, which has to be a huge challenge when turning this into a statue. Do you relish those challenges and finding out how to make it work?

Gentle Giant Ltd: It is always fun to be able to solve those sorts challenges in a sculpt. Our stable of artist really relish figuring out how to execute a piece like this. You can only have so many “guys waiting for a bus” posed statues in your collection, so we are always looking for fun and interesting new ways to get these characters on your shelf. It is always fun when a fan looks at your work and askes “How did they do that?” We did a fun Spider-Man hanging from a streetlamp statue in our Collector’s Gallery line last year. Spider-man might be the worst character ever to have posed standing. You want to see him in action!

The Spider-Man and Mary Jane Animated Statue can be pre-ordered now at GentleGiantLTD.com and will be released this month!

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Spidey suffers from an Identity Crisis, as the four Slingers identities make their debut.

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger will swing onto the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” this May! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

Spider-Man wrapped up his battle with Gremlyn Lord Buel in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #23 just in time to celebrate Christmas by fighting Hydro-Man in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #24. Later, he snagged the Globe of Infinite Knowledge for the Authority in MARVEL TEAM-UP #5, and held his own against Namor and the Wrecking Crew in MARVEL TEAM-UP #6 and Blade the Vampire Hunter in MARVEL TEAM-UP #7.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #430

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #430

  • Published: January 10, 1998
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 10, 2013
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The Shocker and the Trapster failed at their schemes in SPIDER-MAN #87, while Carnage pilfered the Power Cosmic by taking over the Silver Surfer in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #430 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #431. Spidey took a run through the jungle with Kraven and Calypso in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #253, endured Dr. Angst’s endurance tests in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #254, and once again sent the Lizard back to the swamps in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #19.

A webbed-up corpse discovered in SPIDER-MAN #88 pointed to our hero as the murderer, setting the entire city against him. The Daily Bugle put a five-million-dollar bounty on Spidey’s head in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #25, New Yorkers became intent on capturing him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #432, Shot gun and the Punisher entered the sweepstakes in SPIDER-MAN #89, and the wallcrawler himself hunted down the new Green Goblin to save little Normie Osborn in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #255.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #432

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #432

  • Published: March 10, 1998
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 03, 2013
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Sandman and Hydro-Man made an unusual team to nab the webslinger and Silver Sable in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #26, and Mr. Hyde tried his best to beat them to the punch in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #433. Spidey crossed over into the Negative Zone in SPIDER-MAN #90 to clash with Blastaar and his adversary Dusk. Back on Earth, Peter Parker wore a bag over his head to stuff the White Rabbit back into her hole in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #256 and team-up with Hannibal King to nail the coffin lid down on Dracula’s daughter Lilith in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #20.

Adopting the new heroic identity of Ricochet to take the heat off Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #434, Peter took on the Black Tarantula in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #435. As the Hornet, he fought the Looter in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #27 and the Vulture in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #28, and as Dusk he tangled with the Trapster in SPIDER-MAN #91 and SPIDER-MAN #92. Still not done with alternate identities, he became Prodigy to rescue an ambassador’s child in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #257 and mix it up with both Jack O’ Lantern and Conundrum in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #258.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #258

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #258

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Back in his regular webby guise, Spidey crossed paths with the Black Cat in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #29 to fight alongside her against Arcade in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #30. After many months of mystery, the wallcrawler finally exposed the true identities of both the Rose and the Black Tarantula in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #436 and synched up with Synch of Generation X to uproot Plantman in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #437. Following that, Ghost Rider paid him a visit in SPIDER-MAN #93, Kingpin, Ox, and Silvermane demanded his attention in SPIDER-MAN #94, and a trip to Europe with Betty Brandt scared up the Frankenstein Monster in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #21.

The Green Goblin busted Hobgoblin out of jail in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #259 to acquire a missing Osborn journal, Norman Osborn made a deal with Hobgoblin for it in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #260 and subsequently threw him to the dogs in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #261. Meanwhile, Spidey roped in a rampaging Rhino in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #31, dared to accept aid from Daredevil versus Synario in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #438, and saved a little girl’s life in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #439. Any good feelings from that swiftly disappeared when Peter later found himself trapped in an elevator with none other than Norman Osborn in SPIDER-MAN #95.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #263

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #263

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The webslinger battled Override at the Technomancer Building in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #32, received a hotfoot from the Molten Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #440, and fell into the tangled skein of Madame Web in SPIDER-MAN #96. Norman Osborn began the necessary preparations for the Gathering of the Five in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #262, while Spidey threw down once more with Override in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #33. Across town, the Scorpion kidnapped J. Jonah Jameson and his wife in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #22.

The supposed final chapter in the sinister saga of Osborn and Parker kicked into gear in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #441, sending our hero into battle with Osborn as the Green Goblin in SPIDER-MAN #97. A very-much alive Aunt May surfaced in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #263 to further confuse Peter, as well as what he believed to be his daughter in SPIDER-MAN #98. Later, after the dust cleared, Spider-Man witnessed the birth of four new heroes in SLINGERS #1 when others took over the four costumed identities he’d recently created for himself.

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Peter Parker takes on the Black Tarantula, Morbius the Living Vampire, and the Juggernaut!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger will swing onto the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” this May! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

As every year seems to be, 1997 was a busy time for Peter Parker.

After a close brush with the new Black Tarantula in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #419 and a team-up with X-Man Nate Grey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #420, Parker got back into the swing of things by trapping the Trapster in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #12. And after locking arms with both the Puma and Doctor Strange in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #15, the wallcrawler witnessed the debut of a new hero called S.H.O.C. in SPIDER-MAN #76, as he and Mary Jane enrolled in classes at Empire State University.

The Chameleon returned in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #242 to ensnare Spidey in a web of his own, and even learned our hero’s secret identity in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #243. The web-head searched for the chameleonic criminal in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #244, and learned to his horror that Mary Jane stood as the baddie’s next target in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #245. Morbius the Living Vampire appeared at ESU in SPIDER-MAN #77, Peter fell ill from his bite in SPIDER-MAN #78, both HYDRA and S.H.O.C. tried their hands at capturing him in SPIDER-MAN #79, then Hammerhead crashed the party in SPIDER-MAN #80! Phew!

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #419

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #419

  • Published: January 10, 1997
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 03, 2013
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The web-slinger flew down to the Savage Land in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #13 to find Ka-Zar evacuating its denizens ahead of an ecological catastrophe. The Hulk and Stegron got involved in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #14 and together they saved the hidden country from ruin in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #15.

Spidey met the assassin known as Dragonfly in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #421, got a shock at Electro’s rebirth in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #422, found himself caught between Dragonfly and Electro in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #423, battled ninjas with Elektra in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #424, and once again joined with X-Man to throw cold water on Electro in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #425. Later, the web-slinger ended up in Latveria to clash with the Dreadknight over Doctor Doom’s castle in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #16.

The martial artist called Cat needed a hand from Spidey in her fight against Shockwave and Razorfist in SPIDER-MAN #81, and Peter’s bite from Morbius grew worse as a riot involving the Friends of Humanity broke out at ESU in SPIDER-MAN #82. The wound worsened in SPIDER-MAN #83, giving our hero a case of uncontrollable vertigo. Washed-up villains the Grizzly, the Gibbon, the Kangaroo, and the Spot attempted to renew their reps in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #246, Jack O’ Lantern attacked J. Jonah Jameson in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #247, and then Spidey held off Kraven’s beasts while he searched for Jack in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #248.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #421

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #421

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Following a rematch with Gaunt in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #17, the wallcrawler took on the new Prowler and the Vulture in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #16 and SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #17, before seeing the Vulture return to his proper age in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #18. Spidey battled D.E.A.D. with help from Generation X in MARVEL TEAM-UP #1, Dr. Zeus with Hercules in MARVEL TEAM-UP #2, Flag Smasher and Ultimatum with Sandman in MARVEL TEAM-UP #3, and the Authority with Man-Thing in MARVEL TEAM-UP #4. Take it easy, Pete!

The original Doctor Octopus’s returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #427 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #428, as well as in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #18. An unstable John Jameson rampaged through the city and Norman Osborn bought the Daily Bugle in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #249, prompting the man to finally show himself publicly in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #250 and fend off an attack from an outraged Spidey. New York’s citizens began to turn against the web-slinger in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #251, allowing Kraven to play hero and try to bring him in. Our hero wanted none of it in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #252 and demanded answers from Kraven about his father, the original Hunter.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #427

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #427

  • Published: October 10, 1997
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 10, 2013
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Spider-Man entered the pocket universe that gobbled up the world’s other heroes in HEROES REBORN: THE RETURN #2, worked to convince that crowd to take up their former lives in the real world again in HEROES REBORN: THE RETURN #3, and happily saw them do just that in HEROES REBORN: THE RETURN #4. A new female Living Pharaoh unwrapped herself in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #19, and Spidey helped her save herself in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #20. Later, he confronted the Order of the Brotherhood of the Technomancer in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #21, and the group’s associate, Gremlyn Lord Buel, in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #22.

The web-slinger blocked the path of the Juggernaut in SPIDER-MAN #84, took on the Shocker for the life of Gwen Stacy’s cousin Paul in SPIDER-MAN #85, before throwing down on the Brooklyn Bridge in SPIDER-MAN #86. Following that, he dealt with the Absorbing Man and Titania in disguise during AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #429.

Peter Parker: serial overachiever!

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Ben Reilly takes over as Spider-Man, battling Carnage, Hobgoblin, Lizard, and more.

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger swung onto the silver screen once more in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and will do so again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

With Spider-Man in his past, Peter Parker moved to Portland, Oregon, only to encounter the threat called Tendril in SPIDER-MAN: THE FINAL ADVENTURE #1-4. Meanwhile, the new official Spider-Man, Ben Reilly, took a job in a coffee shop in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #0 to make ends meet, while Mysterio planned a comeback. Later, Spidey battled Sandman in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #407, the deadly Poison returned in SPIDER-MAN #64, and a couple of eco-terrorists stirred the pot in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #230.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #407

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #407

  • Published: January 10, 1996
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 20, 2013
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After a hair-raising adventure with the Black Cat in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #11, Ben discovered Mysterio’s new cable network in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #1, took the fight to the master of mysteries in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #408, and won the day in SPIDER-MAN #65. Peter Parker’s other clone Kaine found himself resurrected in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #231, held off an attack by the Rhino in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #2, and joined a cadre of villains against Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #409, knowing that the wallcrawler must die for him to continue to live in SPIDER-MAN #66.

Ben and Peter heard of a skeleton found in a smokestack in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #232, the Burglar’s daughter, Jessica Carradine, entered Ben’s life in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #3, Carnage returned for a rampage in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #410, and the symbiote chose the new webslinger as a host in SPIDER-MAN #67. Spider-Carnage ran amuck in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #233 until Ben resisted the creature’s influence.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #410

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #410

  • Published: April 10, 1996
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 20, 2013
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Jessica learned Spidey’s secret identity in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #4, and Ben and Peter buried the mystery skeleton in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #411. The wallcrawler faced a new and improved Hobgoblin in SPIDER-MAN #68, fell under his assault in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #234, and turned the tables on the criminal in SPIDER-MAN #69. Ben also beat a murder rap in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #12, and witnessed the latest return of the Molten Man in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #5.

Questions concerning a corporation called Multivex attracted Spidey’s curiosity in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #412, Mysterio shrunk him down to bug-size in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #413, and the deadly Delilah brought new dangers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #414. Hammerhead vied with Don Fortunato for the Kingpin’s criminal empire in SPIDER-MAN #70, and wound up in the same hospital as a very ill Peter in SPIDER-MAN #41. The Will o’ the Wisp reappeared in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #235 to aid the webslinger versus Dragon Man in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #236.

Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #8

Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #8

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Jessica Carradine became even more conflicted over Ben in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #6, Ben believed Peter’s sickness stemmed from clone degeneration in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #7, and the Looter stole high-tech super villain weaponry to use for himself in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #8. During the Onslaught event, Spidey clashed with Sentinels in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #415 and SPIDER-MAN #72, then pondered a world without its heroes in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #416.

Peter’s condition worsened in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #237, a more monstrous Lizard tore up the landscape in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #238, and the original Lizard arrived in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #239 to put an end to it all. The webslinger teamed up with Luke Cage and Iron Fist in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #13, mixed it up with Swarm in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #9 and SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #10, and once again landed in the middle of battling crimelords in SPIDER-MAN #73 and SPIDER-MAN #74.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #418

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #418

  • Published: December 10, 1996
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 30, 2014
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Recovered from his sickness, Peter donned a spare mask to help Ben versus the Host in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #417, put his head together with his double for a serious talk in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #240, and stood up against Gaunt while Mary Jane went into unexpected labor in SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #11. While the two heroes battled Gaunt, the baby sadly arrived stillborn in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #418, and Peter faced the real culprit behind all of his and Ben’s misery, the long thought dead Norman Osborn, in SPIDER-MAN #75. In that debacle, Peter once more took on the role of Spider-Man when Ben lost his life to Osborn’s treachery.

Later, Peter and Mary Jane dealt with not only the loss of Ben but also their child in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #241 while the Chameleon waited offstage to reveal his next scheme.

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How Spider-Man, Silk and Spider-Gwen got bold new depictions in both statue and print form.

First unveiled at New York Comic Con last year, Sideshow Collectibles’ Mark Brooks Spider-Verse collection – consisting of new statues of Spider-Man, Silk and Spider-Gwen — were quickly highly-coveted by fans. Since then, a limited edition Mark Brooks Spider-Verse Fine Art Print was announced as well, depicting the three characters in the same poses seen in the statues.

Marvel.com spoke to Mark about the project recently, alongside Sideshow’s Art Director, David Igo, and the Head of Sideshow’s Print Program, Gracie Bifulco.

Marvel.com:  What were your first discussions like with Sideshow about this project? How does tackling something like this first begin?

Mark Brooks: I’ve known David and the Sideshow team for almost a decade now. We had bounced a few ideas around in the past, and collaborated on a few different designs, but nothing had been released at that stage. I was at San Diego Comic-Con sharing a booth with Marvel concept artist and illustrator Adi Granov, and David came over to hang out.

David Igo: Adi rocks! We work with him a lot. He’s a rad artist and a good friend.

Mark Brooks: We all got chatting and David and I started daydreaming about a few of the ideas we’d bounced around back in the day.

Gracie Bifulco: I actually bought a convention sketch from Mark at the same show! I love Mark’s art and I’ve been a fan for a long time. I knew I wanted to work with him on a print at some point.  It was just a matter of finding the right project.

Mark Brooks: Sideshow wanted to bring out a new comic book inspired line of statues. David and I had so many deep-dive nerd conversations over the years, just geeking out about different characters and what we could do. But, we started narrowing that list down, and I had a few ideas that I pitched them to David.

David Igo: Right away we had three killer concepts, all based around people within the Spider-Verse, and I started thinking about a whole Artist Series line with Mark, but we kept coming back to one character in particular…

Mark Brooks: Yeah, I really wanted to design a Spider-Gwen! She was the catalyst behind the idea of a series. We got thinking about Silk, and Spider-Man and the potential there. It’s such a great [trio], you know.

David Igo: That trilogy is such a strong place to start. It’s an awesome line up!

Gracie Bifulco: It was at that point that we suggested a print too. It was still early on, but once that trilogy idea took hold, we really wanted a companion print of those characters all together. I knew they’d look awesome!

Mark Brooks: It’s funny, but knowing in the back of my mind that there was going to be accompanying artwork in print form became very much a part of my design process. I always had that in the back of my mind. It helped me to think of these characters all together.

Marvel.com: What’s it like seeing your art brought into three dimensions with these Sideshow statues?

Mark Brooks: It’s so crazy! Like I said earlier, I’ve known the Sideshow team for years now. But things have changed so much since we first started talking about collaborating on some work. My style has evolved a lot, and the work that Sideshow is producing is getting better and better.

David Igo: We’ve leveled up for sure. We’re always trying to bring our ‘A’ game in every way; art, sculpt, paint, materials, manufacturing, everything. There’s just so much more you can do now!

Mark Brooks: Exactly! This series wouldn’t have been possible 7 or 8 years ago. I wasn’t there yet, and neither were Sideshow. This is the perfect time to make it happen.

Marvel.com: What were your discussions like with Mark about how the characters should be depicted here?

David Igo: We had a lot of faith in Mark’s abilities as a designer, and in his understanding of the process. We could connect him directly with our art team and let them riff off each other. Spider-Gwen, for example, had design input from JP Mavinga, as well as a whole team of kickass sculptors — Steve “Schu” Schumacher, Matt Black, Steve Lord, and Alfred Paredes — who were all able to work with Mark and translate Mark’s art to 3D.

Mark Brooks: I think it’s great that Sideshow give their artists so much credit on these pieces. I love what I do, but I know my limitations too. I wanted to push the boundaries on this character and really play with what was possible, but they embraced every challenge and actually did it, they brought her to life!

David Igo: As an Art Director, it was a blast. I love it when this happens. Mark had a vision, and I was like “Heck yeah!!!” He had so many suggestions regarding the contrasting textures and tones, so many little touches, and our artists love that.

Mark Brooks: Spider-Gwen was the starting point for my texture obsession! I must’ve driven the artists crazy! So much blood, sweat, and tears went into getting her just right. I wanted contrasts, coarse and smooth, matte and glossy, then light and dark. Nothing is flat. Nothing is simple. I wanted her to have a certain richness, not only as a visual thing, but as a tactile thing too.

David Igo: Mark sent us so much reference for paint handling. So many ideas! It became all about communication as well as teamwork. It was a challenge, but it was a fun one. And I think the piece came out great! She set the bar for the whole series.

Marvel.com: So, do you have a favorite character among this trio?

Mark Brooks: I love Spider-Man because he ties them together, as a character and as part of a series of statues. The more I talked with David about the way in which statues are displayed as well as designed, I became fixated on “skylines” and how these characters could flow together. I really became married to the silhouettes of these figures, and their poses really reflect that. At its simplest, Spider-Man is the lynch pin, Silk and Spider-Gwen bookend him, but it got a lot deeper than that…

David Igo: We like to talk about how these statues can flow together in a collection, we’re always thinking about that collector experience. One of the most interesting conversations we had was about levels. Spidey is always up high! We wanted to explore a Spider-Man at street level.

Mark Brooks: My first design after that discussion actually had him crouched on a chunk of New York city street. It was kind of cool. But as we explored that webbing for the figure bases, we thought it would be cool to use webbing to almost literally tie them together.

David Igo: The base designs are so much fun! You really have to see them “in the flesh” to appreciate them.

Mark Brooks: I love the paint application on the street signs. They are so realistic! You know, the worst thing about this project is waiting! We’ve been working on these statues for two years now. It’s excruciating! I want my statues!

David Igo: It’s like a movie. Waiting, keeping it secret. It’s tough, but it’s worth it to see the audience reaction.

Marvel.com:  Some people may first think of the figures and statues for Sideshow, but the beautiful prints the company creates are getting more and more attention. Is that gratifying to see?

Gracie Bifulco: The print program has grown really quickly, and that’s totally down to the enthusiasm of the collectors. Like Dave said earlier, we’re always thinking about that all-round collector experience. The idea that you can have this super limited edition luxury fine art print to accompany the statues is so great. It adds another level to a display, and it gives you another way of connecting with the art and the artist. We have the pleasure of working with some of the best artists from comics, illustration, concept art, and the movie industry, and it’s the perfect excuse to commission even more awesome art and share it with our fellow collectors. I’m so happy that people like what we are doing, it’s been incredibly rewarding.

Mark Brooks: The whole thing together, statues and art, is really something special. It was such a fun experience.

Marvel.com: There are plenty of other Spider-Verse characters. Anyone else you’d love to tackle for a project like this if the opportunity arose?

Mark Brooks: Black Cat for sure! Maybe, Mary Jane. She’d be fun! Oh, I’d love to do a really crazy Doc Ock! Just go super dark and push the tragedy of that character.

David Igo: I loved the Spider-Man / Doctor Octopus Year One stuff.

Mark Brooks: Those comics were amazing! Yes!!

David Igo: Anyone else? What about Aunt May?

Mark Brooks: I’d love to design an Aunt May statue! We could make the base a corner of her kitchen, make it really simple and sweet at first glance, and then just go nuts filling it with Easter eggs from Spider-Man lore. Just go completely crazy with details.

David Igo: That’s actually kind of amazing…

Gracie Bifulco: Yes!!!

The Sideshow Mark Brooks Spider-Verse Collection, can be pre-ordered now at http://sideshow.com/mbspiderverse.

Mark Brooks is on Twitter as @markbrooksart.

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Peter Parker goes through a massive personal loss while facing Maximum Clonage.

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger swung onto the silver screen once more in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and will do so again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

Doctor Octopus learned our hero’s secret identity while the webslinger slugged it out with Stunner in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #397, but later Ock attempted a cure for a deadly virus plaguing Spidey in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #220. Battle broke out between the two in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #398, and the mysterious Kaine lurked on the sidelines while Octopus and Spider-Man concluded their battering business in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #221.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #221

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #221

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Peter Parker’s clone, Ben Reilly, carved out some crunch time with the Grim Hunter in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #120 and SPIDER-MAN #54, but Kaine and the Jackal insisted on their own appointment with the Scarlet Spider in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #121. In the aftermath, the Hunter lost his life in SPIDER-MAN #55, and Ben took on Terror Unlimited in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #8.

Peter and Ben put aside their differences to team up against the Jackal in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #122, while the villain renewed his lust for life in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #399 and manipulated his mind games on the heroes with a clone of the late Gwen Stacy in SPIDER-MAN #56. A third Parker clone entered stage left in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #222, both Ben and Peter learned the supposed “truth” about their own existence in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #123, and the ultimate unthinkable, the death of our beloved Aunt May, occurred in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #400.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #400

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #400

  • Published: April 10, 1995
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 20, 2013
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Despite the pall fallen over Peter’s life, Kaine continued to stir the pot in SPIDER-MAN #57, and the Jackal escaped prison while at the same time Peter found himself incarcerated in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #223. Accused of murder in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #124, the wallcrawler felt the mark of Kaine upon him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #401, and Mary Jane encountered a threat of her own in SPIDER-MAN #58. Ben swapped places with Peter behind bars in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #224, and the third Parker clone transformed into a monster called Spidercide. The Sinister Seven declared war on Kaine in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #9.

The Traveler vied for Aunt May’s soul in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #402, and Ben took the fight directly to him and Scrier in SPIDER-MAN #59. Peter encountered the Gwen clone in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #125, and witnessed the rise of a strange, new Green Goblin in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #225. Ben, posing as Peter, faced a murder trial in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #126, while the Traveler began to conduct a trial of his own against Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #403. Kaine stood revealed as another clone of Peter in SPIDER-MAN #60, and Ben trial concluded with a big battle in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #226.

Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Alpha (1995) #1

Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Alpha (1995) #1

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Spidercide reared his ugly head in SPIDER-MAN: MAXIMUM CLONAGE ALPHA, the Punisher shot the Jackal in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #127, only to see him healed in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #404 and tormenting Kaine and Ben. The Scarlet Spider faced down an entire army of Spider-Clones in SPIDER-MAN #61, joined with Spidey to clash with Kaine in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #227, and observed the deaths of both the Jackal and Spidercide in SPIDER-MAN: MAXIMUM CLONAGE OMEGA.

The question of the right to continue as Spider-Man plagued both Peter and Ben in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #128, prompting Ben to leave town in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #405 only to be captured by the new Doctor Octopus when he decided to return. The Vulture flapped his wings for attention in SPIDER-MAN #62, so Ben clipped said wings in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #10.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #229

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #229

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The Jackal’s hypnotic suggestion for Peter to kill Mary Jane flared up in full flame in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #228, and later he joined forces with the Scarlet Spider and the New Warriors in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #129. It proved to be one of Peter’s last missions as Spidey (for the time being), because after the new Doctor Octopus’ virtual reality debacle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #406, and the two heroes’ takedown of the villain in SPIDER-MAN #63, Ben Reilly too over as the one, the only Spider-Man in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #229.

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