The Spider-Woman and Spider-Girl 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 February 2017 with titles scheduled for release through October 2017.
Marvel’s Many Spider-Women
Marvel never intended to have a Spider-Woman.
It’s true! The first Spider-Woman was introduced in a rush because Marvel was concerned that the rights-holder of the Spider-Man cartoon would be able to secure a copyright on the character by introducing her first.
Since then, the codename of “Spider-Woman” has had a tangled history at Marvel, being occupied by no less than four characters (plus a handful of Spider-Girls). However, none of these characters were part of Marvel’s A-list until 2006, when Spider-Woman joined the Avengers. Since then, she has been one of the most-used guest-stars in the Marvel Universe.
That development greatly simplifies keeping tracking of the Spider-Woman herself, but in 2014 Marvel amped up the Spider-Women in a major way, introducing Silk and Spider-Gwen, plus re-emphasizing Spider-Girl. [Read more…] about Definitive Spider-Woman Collecting Guide and Reading Order