Series Spotlight

Spider-Man: Legacy

Celebrating the Legacy of Peter Parker, Spider-Man! He’s been the Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler for over five decades – to help cover 50+ years of web-slinging, here’s our breakdown of Spider-Man’s history...in 788 issues! Get all caught up before reading Spidey’s Legacy relaunch in Amazing Spider-Man #789, brought to you by comic maestros Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen!

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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-441

in The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1

Peter Parker swings into his own ‘monthly mag’ following the success of his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15. Although fifteen years old, Spidey’s no kid sidekick – his debut issue sees him putting the kibosh on a malfunctioning space shuttle…hang on tight, Web-Head!

Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #1-58; #500-700

in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #1

Peter’s second Amazing ongoing starts on rocky footing – because Spider-Man’s missing! The Human Torch investigates the whereabouts of New York City’s hero, while Peter embraces civilian life. This long-running series would introduce foes like Morlun and Mister Negative, while also shaking the status quo with events like One More Day. And who can forget when Spidey unmasked himself to the press during Civil War?!

Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1-33

in Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1

Fresh off the gut punch in Amazing Spider-Man #698, writer Dan Slott continues the Frankenstein-horror chapter in Peter’s life with Superior Spider-Man. Doctor Octopus lays dying, sustained only by life support. But when he discovers the secret identity of Spider-Man, Otto Octavius swap Peter’s consciousness into his dying form! Now Doc Ock is both Peter Parker…and the ruthless Superior Spider-Man!

Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1-18

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #1

Restored in mind and body, Peter Parker is off to a fresh start. And it’s good timing – there’s an oddball crew of animal-themed villains running amok as ‘The Menagerie'. This series also introduced us to web-weaving hero Silk! Plus, read on for the multiversal team-ups of Spider-beings in the Spider-Verse event!

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2015) #1-5

in Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2015) #1

In this Secret Wars mini-series, Peter and Mary Jane fulfill the fantasy of many a Spider-fan – by settling down and starting a family. But scraping by to make ends meet is the least of this young family’s worries…a mysterious presence is killing off super heroes, and Spider-Man fears he’s next on the hit list.

Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1-32

in The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

The International Spider-Man! Following Secret Wars, Peter finds renewed purpose as the C.E.O. of his vastly expanding tech company, Parker Industries. And taking a cue from Tony Stark, Spider-Man is his “bodyguard” in tow! But success breeds enemies as Peter soon discovers, as a global cabal of the Zodiac begins tracking his every move...