The History of Spider-Man: 1993
Spidey has a fateful battle against Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin and faces Maximum Carnage!
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!
Spider-Man and his sometimes-ally the Black Cat held off an assault by the new Spider-Slayer in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #372, and finally shut it down in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #373. The plight of the woeful Vermin reached a conclusion in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #196, while Spidey and Ghost Rider duked it out with Demogoblin in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #96. Later, the wallcrawler attempted to train Captain Zero in SPIDER-MAN #30, and used him to defeat Brainstorm in SPIDER-MAN #31.
After Venom kidnapped the couple claiming to be Peter Parker’s parents in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #374, the webslinger sought Eddie Brock’s ex-wife for help in inching him closer to a truce with the raging alien symbiote in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #375. The X-Men needed Spidey’s help versus Professor Power in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #197 and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #198, especially when the villain’s castle fell from the sky in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #199.
Blood Rose swept up the crumbs of Kingpin’s crumbling empire in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #97, but when the Foreigner vied for those same crumbs in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #98, our hero found himself up against the new Enforcers in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #99. What else could he do but don an amazing suit of spider-armor to win the day in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #100? Across town, the Master of Vengeance impersonated Spidey in SPIDER-MAN #32, bringing the real deal into conflict with the Punisher in SPIDER-MAN #33 and SPIDER-MAN #34 to prove him the master of nothing.
Cardiac popped up again in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #376 on a hunt for Styx and Stone, which put him in direct confrontation with Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #377. Peter’s friend Harry Osborn suffered a complete mental breakdown in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #200, leading to a violent turn as the Green Goblin and his sad demise after saving his son.
Venom’s own “son” Carnage escaped in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #1 and immediately began gathering evil individuals to his side to sow chaos. They attacked Spidey and his allies in a church in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #101 and invaded Central Park in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #378 while the wallcrawler reluctantly teamed with Venom in SPIDER-MAN #35 to balance the scales. The Black Cat also paired with Venom to clash with Carnage and his gang in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #201.
Spidey drew his allies together in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #102 to barricade Carnage at a nightclub, then seek a weapon to use on him in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #379. J. Jonah Jameson aide the webslinger in setting a trap for Carnage’s human host at an orphanage in SPIDER-MAN #36, and Venom himself threw down with his offspring in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #202. Carnage utilized the powers of Shriek to torture his “parent” in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #103, and in the aftermath, Spidey and his team dealt with fallout in the city from Shriek’s blast in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #380.
A relatively quiet adventure with the Hulk and Doc Samson ensued for Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #381 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #382 until Tombstone reared his ugly head once more in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #204 to wreak havoc on Spidey’s friends in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #205 before being buried again in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #206. With no time to assess the damage, Spidey fell under the influence of the so-called Goddess in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #104, battled his fears on his soulscape in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #105 and clashed with his fellow heroes in a sprawling fracas over the Goddess in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #106.
Electro needed to get back on top in SPIDER-MAN #38, so he concocted a new scheme to do so in SPIDER-MAN #39, but when it backfired in SPIDER-MAN #40 he turned to his old foe the webslinger for help. The mysterious Shroud aided Spidey in confronting the Screaming Masks of Cytorrak in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #207, Doctor Octopus tried to save the life of an old flame in SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #3, and Jameson’s wife Marla inadvertently transformed her assistant into the menace called Sandstorm during weapons tests in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #107.
The webbed wonder witnessed Iron Fist’s quest for a traitor at the Rand Corporation in SPIDER-MAN #41, and the armored mercenaries known as the Jury made their presence known in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #383 to capture Spidey and put him on “trial” in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #384 for the hero’s part in Venom’s creation.
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