As discussed in part three of this series, in his 50+ years of continuity, it has only been the last decade or so that Spider-Man has been a full fledged Avenger. He was always too much of a loner or often times viewed as a criminal. It never stopped the Avengers from trying to recruit him though.
After the break, we’ll look at a bunch of cameos from our webbed wonder in the main Avengers book that didn’t make it into the Spider-Man Complete Chronology.
I picked up my first comic books in 1990. There was an Amazing Spider-Man drawn by future Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen; an issue of Detective Comics written by one of my favorite comics writers, John Ostrander; and an issue of Avengers written by Larry Hama and drawn by Paul Ryan. The story in question there would introduce such classic Avengers foes as the Tetrarchs of Entropy and a hallucinating Russian cosmonaut called Surge, but only on the cover of the next issue.
Never heard of them? Never mind that. We also got Rage. He stuck around for a while.