The Spider-Man comic books definitive issue-by-issue collecting guide and trade reading order for omnibus, hardcover, and trade paperback collections. Find every issue and appearance! Part of Crushing Krisis’s Crushing Comics. Last updated August 2016 with titles scheduled for release through April 2017.
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There is no hero more synonymous with Marvel Comics than Spider-Man.
Ever since his debut in August of 1962, Peter Parker as Spider-Man has experienced more widespread recognition, popularity, and prolific appearances than any other Marvel hero debuted before or since. Even after he transformed from a scrawny nerd to a superhero, Peter Parker remained relatable thanks to his air of an underdog who somehow found a way to win. He’s also a fine role model, with the motto “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.”
Over fifty years of comic books focused on just one hero means there are many great Spidey stories out there to read – so many, in fact, that it is hard to know where to begin or what order they should be read in. Add to that the gradual appreciation of back issues, and for a new fan it might seem like enjoying Spider-Man is an insurmountable task.
Luckily, the vast majority of those comics have been collected into dozens of softcover graphic novels, called “trade paperbacks,” and the issues they contain fall into a discernible reading order. This page covers all of them – every issue, every collection – close to every appearance. If you want to figure out the best way to read Spidey, this page is your headquarters. [Read more…] about The Definitive Spider-Man Collecting Guide and Reading Order