Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 8 (Couldn’t Stand The Weather Edition)

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Everything was going along just fine until disco came along.  I’m probably not the first person to write that sentence.  For our purposes I refer to the fact that even with 3 monthly books and various guest appearances, the wall-crawlers adventures had been pretty straight forward to put in order.  But then came a couple of issues where Peter went to the disco (and then teamed up with the cast of Saturday Night Live) where everything just went all to hell.

Much, much more on this after the break as I try to put this update to rest, not because I’m happy with it…but to save my sanity.  I can’t imagine what this is going to be like when I get to the 90’s…

As usual, spoilers follow from here on out if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 6

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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.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 5

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The web of continuity is getting a bit tangled now with the introduction of Spider-Man’s third regular monthly book The Spectacular Spider-Man.  After the cut the chronology slowly continues as I wiggle out from under the share volume of Secret Wars.  Covered in this update are issues falling between Amazing Spider-Man 163 and Spectacular Spider-Man 10.

There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 4

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Not quite back in the saddle, but being up to date on Secret Wars I can spend some time reading and organizing the endless Spidey books.  (Editor’s note: Jimmy, shouldn’t you be concentrating on your Secret Wars write ups?)  <mrburns>Up to date on Secret Wars…</mrburns>

After the break, a short update that takes place in-continuity after the original Clone Saga up through the debut of Jean DeWolff.  It’s mostly a back and forth of issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up, with one crossover issue of Marvel Two-In-One.  I also pushed an issue of What If? back a bit as it contains a continuity error.  (If you care about including those alternate universe tales.)  Also note that Spider-Man does not appear in Marvel Team-Up #35.

There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 0

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Being all cool and trendy (and to infuriate Ryan), this will be the “zero issue” of the chronology updates as technically it isn’t an update, but the notes for the initial list as we roll this out.  After the break, read my thoughts about the placement of issues in the chronology between Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #50.  The notes are a little on the light side this go round as most of this chunk are the early issues of Amazing interspersed with Untold Tales of Spider-Man, which Marvel has been pretty clear about where they fit chronologically.  There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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The Definitive Chronological List Of Every Spider-Man Comic Book

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Say you’re up late one night and you decide you want to read every Spider-Man comic book ever published but only if you can do so in chronological order.  Not publication order, mind you, but in an order that has all 2,000+ issues make sense as a single story.  Because this is what you do when you’re up late.  Don’t blame me.

Before today you had two options.  First, you could find some online reading orders but they can be lacking so that option is out.  Second, you could read every issue and then try to put them in order as you go but that defeats the purpose of reading them in order.

As of today, you have a third option.

One of the secret projects I’ve been working on for Gabbing Geek has been this definitive Spider-Man reading chronology. The goal is to incorporate as many canonical appearances as possible in an order that someone reading Spider-Man for the first time could follow.  Interested?  Find out more after the break. Continue reading The Definitive Chronological List Of Every Spider-Man Comic Book