The Spider-Man comics are some of the best in the Marvel Universe. They feature a wall-crawling superhero who battles villains, saves lives and tries to keep his personal life in order. The comics have been adapted into several successful movies and television shows, making Spider-Man one of the most popular superheroes in the world.
1- Amazing Fantasy #15
This is the comic that started it all. In Amazing Fantasy #15, we are introduced to Peter Parker, a shy and nerdy high school student who was bitten by a radioactive spider. This gave him the ability to climb walls and shoot webs out of his wrists. He originally used his powers to make money by becoming a professional wrestler. However, after his Uncle Ben was killed by a criminal that he could have stopped, he realized that with great power comes great responsibility. He then became the crime-fighting superhero known as Spider-Man.
2- Amazing Spider-Man #50
In this issue, we see Spider-Man at his lowest point. His Aunt May is on her deathbed and he is struggling to pay the bills. To make matters worse, the villain known as the Kingpin has put a hit out on him. While Spider-Man is web-slinging through the city, he stumbles upon a group of criminals robbing a store. He tries to stop them, but they shoot him in the arm. He then proceeds to beat them all up, but he is so weak from the loss of blood that he passes out. He is then taken to the hospital where his Aunt May dies. This issue is a great example of Spider-Man’s resolve and determination, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
3- Amazing Spider-Man #100
In this issue, we see the introduction of one of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains, the Green Goblin. The Green Goblin is a super-strong and agile villain who uses high-tech weaponry to battle Spider-Man. He is also able to fly with his goblin glider. In this issue, the Green Goblin kidnaps Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man’s girlfriend, and takes her to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Spider-Man then races to save her, but the Green Goblin throws her off the bridge. Spider-Man can catch her with his webbing, but she dies from the fall. This issue is significant because it marked the end of the Silver Age of Comics and the beginning of the Bronze Age.
4- Amazing Spider-Man #121
In this issue, we see the death of Gwen Stacy’s father, Captain George Stacy. Captain Stacy was a respected police captain and a friend of Spider-Man. He knew about Peter Parker’s secret identity and often helped him out. In this issue, Captain Stacy dies while saving a child from being crushed by debris during a battle between Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man is devastated by the death of his friend and he swears to never let another person die because of him.
5- Amazing Spider-Man #200
In this milestone issue, we see the return of Mary Jane Watson, Spider-Man’s ex-girlfriend. Mary Jane had left Peter Parker because she couldn’t handle the stress of his double life. However, she realizes that she still loves him and she comes back to him. This issue is also notable for its introduction of the black costume, which Spider-Man would later adopt as his new costume.
6- Amazing Spider-Man #252
In this issue, we see the first appearance of Spider-Man’s black costume. As we mentioned before, Mary Jane Watson had left Peter Parker and he was feeling lost without her. He then found the black costume, which had been created by an alien symbiote. The black costume gave him enhanced strength and agility. However, it also had a mind of its own and it began to take over Peter’s life. He eventually realized that the costume was evil and he got rid of it.
7- Amazing Spider-Man #300
In this issue, we see the introduction of Venom, one of Spider-Man’s most popular villains. Venom is an alien symbiote that had bonded with Peter Parker’s rival, Eddie Brock. Together, they become a super-strong and agile villain that is able to shoot webbing and climb walls. Venom is also able to create its own costume and it often looks like a black version of Spider-Man’s costume. In this issue, Venom sets out to destroy Spider-Man and he almost succeeds. However, Spider-Man is able to defeat him using his own strength and determination.
8- Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21
In this annual issue, we see the wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. After years of dating, the two finally get married. This issue is significant because it is one of the few times that we see Spider-Man without his costume. He is shown to be a normal man who is in love with his wife. However, this happy moment is short-lived as Venom soon crashes the wedding and kidnaps Mary Jane.
The Amazing Spider-Man is one of the most popular comic book characters of all time. He has been featured in countless comics, movies, and television shows. He is a symbol of hope and determination. Spider-Man’s stories are always filled with action, suspense, and drama. If you’re looking for a good comic book to read, then you can’t go wrong with the Amazing Spider-Man.