The juggling act between Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up continues. It’s been mostly straight forward with a few little anomalies. For this update I’ll look at issues that land between Spectacular Spider-Man #11 and Spectacular Spider-Man #20.
I also need to go back and insert Howard The Duck #1 into the chronology. I only recently acquired and read it. While it is mostly a glorified cameo, with Spidey likely only appearing to boost sales, it is a bit of fun.
There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.
- Howard The Duck 01 – After Amazing Spider-Man 152. Peter references trips to Florida (Giant Size Spider-Man 5), Canada (Amazing Spider-Man 119) and Europe (Amazing Spider-Man 95). Mostly a glorified cameo. Skippable really but fun.
- Spectacular Spider-Man 011 – Direct reference to Marvel Team-Up 61 & 62 being “a few weeks back”.
- Marvel Team-Up 063
- Marvel Team-Up 064 – Continues from Marvel Team-Up 63.
- Marvel Team-Up 065
- Marvel Team-Up 066 – Continues from Marvel Team-Up 65.
- Marvel Team-Up 067 – Direct reference to Spectacular Spider-Man 2.
- Marvel Team-Up 068
- Amazing Spider-Man Annual 11 – May has started protesting, pre-attacks (Amazing Spider-Man 176).
- Amazing Spider-Man 181 – Flashback issue that occurs before Aunt May’s attack (Amazing Spider-Man 176). The text actually spoils the attacks so might work better as a flashback, but given the way that things like Untold Tales contain spoilers, I decided to put it in proper chronology. In terms of story 90% of it is just recapping Peter/Spider-Man’s history up to at least Amazing Spider-Man 170. Can really be read anywhere between Amazing Spider-Man 170 and Amazing Spider-Man 182.
- Amazing Spider-Man 172
- Amazing Spider-Man 173 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 172.
- Amazing Spider-Man 174 – Continues from Amazing Spider-Man 173.
- Amazing Spider-Man 175 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 174.
- Amazing Spider-Man 176 – Continues from Amazing Spider-Man 175. Aunt May’s heart attack. First Hamilton Green Goblin.
- Amazing Spider-Man 177 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 176.
- Amazing Spider-Man 178 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 177.
- Amazing Spider-Man 179 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 178.
- Amazing Spider-Man 180 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 179.
- Marvel Team-Up 069 – Direct reference to Aunt May recovering from a series of heart attacks in Amazing Spider-Man 176-177.
- Marvel Team-Up 070 – Immediately after Marvel Team-Up 69.
- Spectacular Spider-Man 012 – Direct reference to Peter’s arm injury in Amazing Spider-Man 173, which was pretty much healed completely by Amazing Spider-Man 176. Flash mentions Harry and Liz’s relationship troubles, but they just got back together at the end of Amazing Spider-Man 180. Makes this seem like it should be a bit earlier but not really anywhere to squeeze it in during that Amazing Spider-Man arc from 172-180.
- Spectacular Spider-Man 013 – Immediately after Spectacular Spider-Man 012.
- Spectacular Spider-Man 014 – Immediately after Spectacular Spider-Man 013.
- Spectacular Spider-Man 015 – Immediately after Spectacular Spider-Man 014.
- Marvel Team-Up 071
- Spectacular Spider-Man 016
- Spectacular Spider-Man 017
- Spectacular Spider-Man 018 – Immediately after Spectacular Spider-Man 017.
- Spectacular Spider-Man 019
- Spectacular Spider-Man 020 – Continues from Spectacular Spider-Man 019.
Be on the lookout for further updates coming soon. And you will always be able to find the Complete Chronology in it’s permanent home under Big Projects in the menu under the Gabbing Geek banner.