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Published September 7, 2017

The History of Spider-Man: 1979

Mysterio strikes, Carrion creeps and the Black Cat makes her debut!

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For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe, and this year, the web-slinger swings onto the silver screen once more in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story!

Trying to wrap up a case with Daredevil in PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #26, Spidey becomes blinded by the Masked Marauders and must rely upon the Man Without Fear’s help to continue the fight in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #27 and then defuse the villain’s H-Bomb in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #28.

After a battle with Jigsaw in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #188, our hero needed a long rest, but duty called and he aided Ms Marvel versus Silver Dagger in MARVEL TEAM-UP #77, Wonder Man against the Griffin in MARVEL TEAM-UP #78, and a transformed Mary Jane Watson to take down an ancient sorcerer in MARVEL TEAM-UP #79.

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #77

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #77

Professor Smythe returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #189 to attempt revenge on J. Jonah Jameson once more, and used Jameson’s own son the Man-Wolf against him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #190 and the last of the Spider-Slayers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #191. To make matters worse, he also strapped both Spidey and the publisher to a handcuff bomb in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #192 before his ultimate defeat.

A strange entity known as Carrion attacked Peter Parker in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #29, and stood revealed as a decaying clone of Professor Miles Warren in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #30. The White Tiger lent his might to Spidey to defeat the creature and its “spider-amoeba” in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #31. When Doctor Strange became a werewolf in MARVEL TEAM-UP #80, Clea asked the webslinger for help, but it fell to the Devil’s own daughter Satana to make a mortal self-sacrifice to free the Sorcerer Supreme from the curse in MARVEL TEAM-UP #81.

Spider-Man clashed with the buzzing Fly in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #193, and, waiting in the wings, Mysterio schemed his latest mind-game for the hero in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #194, which coincided with the introduction of the wily Black Cat into the wallcrawler’s personal universe. A brainwashed Black Widow required aid in MARVEL TEAM-UP #82, so Spidey swung in to rescue her from S.H.I.E.L.D. in MARVEL TEAM-UP #83, invade a helicarrier with Shang Chi in MARVEL TEAM-UP #84, and save the President of the United States in MARVEL TEAM-UP #85.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #194

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #194

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Dr. Curt Connors accidentally created the Iguana in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #32, prompting a swift Spidey response in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #33, and a knock-down double match with both the Iguana and the Lizard in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #34. Later, the webslinger managed to convince the Mindworm to reform in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #35, right before he faced the reconstituted menace of Swarm in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #36 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #37.

The wallcrawler fought alongside the grounded Guardians of the Galaxy in MARVEL TEAM-UP #86, the beleaguered Black Panther in MARVEL TEAM-UP #87, and the irritated Invisible Girl in MARVEL TEAM-UP #88.

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #86

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #86

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spidey renewed his ongoing struggle with Mysterio in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #195 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #196, his longtime feud with the Kingpin in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #197, then entered into another re-match with Mysterio in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #198, which led to his powers being taken away by the bubble-headed baddie’s chemical spray in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #199.

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