Published December 13, 2017

The History of Spider-Man: 1991

Spidey becomes part of a new Fantastic Four, a reserve Avenger and much more.

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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!

Our webby wonder regained his powers in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #343, just in time to cross swords with Simon Steele in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #72, and the Puma in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #172. Ever a glutton for punishment, he even joined with Wolverine, the Hulk, and Ghost Rider to form a new Fantastic Four in FANTASTIC FOUR #348 and #349 when the original was incapacitated.

Fantastic Four (1961) #348

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Spidey re-teamed with Ghost Rider to search for a child abducted by Hobgoblin in SPIDER-MAN #6, one which they rescued in SPIDER-MAN #7. Later, the wallcrawler ran across Cardiac in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #344, worked to save his life in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #345, fought Venom again in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #346, and faked his own death to get away from the sinister symbiote in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #347.

Speaking of sinister, Spidey battled the new Sinister Syndicate in DEADLY FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #1, the Headmen in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #73, Spark in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #74, a blizzard in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #75, and the Avant Guard in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #76. Doctor Octopus resurfaced in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #173, and held the new Daily Bugle building and Mary Jane Parker hostage in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #174, as well as J. Jonah Jameson’s wife Marla in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #175.

Spider-Man: Deadly Foes of Spider-Man (Trade Paperback)

  • Published: October 26, 2011

After finally officially becoming an Avengers reserve substitute member in AVENGERS #329, the webslinger investigated the murder of a young boy in SPIDER-MAN #8, accepted help from Wolverine to track down the suspected murderer in SPIDER-MAN #9, fought the Wendigo in SPIDER-MAN #10, held off both the press and the police in SPIDER-MAN #11, and uncovered the true killer in SPIDER-MAN #12. Our hero crossed the Sandman in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #348, tracked the Black Fox in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #349, and teamed up with none other than Doctor Doom to clash with the Arcane Order of Night in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #350.

The sewer-dwelling Morlocks and a new Firebrand crashed a charity event in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #77, prompting Spidey to descend into the underground to help the Morlocks while Cloak and Dagger confronted the villain in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #78. A new menace called Corona caused a commotion in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #176, sending the wallcrawler up a wall to ask for aid from Reed Richards in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #177. Morbius the Living Vampire put the bite on some bums in SPIDER-MAN #13, so Spidey curbed his appetite in SPIDER-MAN #14.

Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1

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Nova arrived like a beam of light to help Spidey against the Life Foundation in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #351 and the Tri-Sentinel in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #352. The wily Silvermane sent android mercenaries to squash the spider-hero in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #79 so that he could use his blood to save his own life in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #80. Still filled with blood, Spidey battled Bloodshed’s thirst for revenge in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #81. In INFINITY GAUNTLET #1, our hero witnessed the death of half the life in the universe along with all the other heroes of Earth.

Vermin crawled back to make Spidey’s skin crawl in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #178 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #179. Harry Osborn cracked under the pressure of being the Green Goblin in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #180, drugged his friend the webslinger in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #181, tagged teamed with Vermin in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #182, and entered into his final showdown with Spider-Man in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #183.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #353

  • Published: November 10, 1991
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: August 06, 2013
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Peter conferred with the Beast over his radioactive blood in SPIDER-MAN #15, blockaded the Juggernaut with X-Force in SPIDER-MAN #16, and died—sort of—in SPIDER-MAN #17. The wallcrawler joined with Darkhawk and the Punisher to fight the Secret Empire in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #353, as well as Nova, Night Thrasher, and Moon Knight in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #354. The Seekers slipped into the scene in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #355, and the whole mess came crumbling down in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #356.

Man-Mountain Marko resurfaced in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #82, and an out-of-work business man became Hypertron 1.0 in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #83.


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