Be sure to check out the other parts of this series: Part One (Intro/Reading Order)
In this installment, we will look at the foundation that Spider-Verse is built upon.
Spinning The Web
The groundwork for the ideas at the center of Spider-Verse are rooted way back in Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #30 (2001) by J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr. The next handful of issues of the series would see the debuts of Ezekiel Sims and Morlun. And also the introduction of the concepts of Spider-Totems, beings who feed on them and Ezekiel building bunkers to hide Totems from Inheritors.