This weekend the web-slinger returns to the silver screen in Spider-Man: No Way Home. As Peter Parker is set to do battle with a myriad of villains across multiple universes, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the best Spidey stories you can dive into right now!
Start from the beginning with the wall-crawler’s origin, explore tales devoted to his most dangerous enemies, or explore the vast reaches of the Marvel Universe in these terrific tales. Here’s a list of the classics and the current must-reads with options for the Spider-Man fan of any age.
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #1-5 and material from Free Comic Book Day 2018 (Amazing Spider-Man). It's a new beginning for the Amazing Spider-Man! Peter Parker's life is turned upside down when a revelation from the past puts his job, relationships and whole life in jeopardy! And as if that's not enough, Spidey must deal with an alien invasion (with a mysterious twist), a new roommate (who's secretly the villainous Boomerang), new wrinkles in his love life - and a dangerous new enemy! But are you ready for…Peter Parker vs. Spider-Man? Someone out there is impersonating Peter…but why? Be here as Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley kick off a brand new era in Spider-Man's life!
Miles Morales is hitting the big time! Not only is he joining the Marvel Universe, but he's also a card-carrying Avenger, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America! And he'll soon be a media sensation in this All-New, All-Different New York! One thing's the same, though: non-stop action! Like when Earth's Mightiest heroes all fall, and Miles stands alone against a villain with the power to destroy the universe. Or when the Black Cat tries to get her claws in this new Spider-Man. Or when a new mutant threatens to grab the spotlight! And don't forget Miles' toughest foe yet: his grandmother! But his grades might be the ultimate challenge - maybe a study session (date?) with Ms. Marvel would help? Welcome to the neighborhood, Spider-Man - hope it's friendly! Collecting SPIDER-MAN (2016) #1-5.
Collects Spider-Man (1990) #1-14, 16; X-Force (1991) #4. The book that transformed comics! Todd McFarlane became a superstar illustrating AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, but he changed the industry forever with his next project: the ""adjectiveless"" SPIDER-MAN! Taking on both writing and art duties, McFarlane ushered Peter Parker into a gritty new era - and it began with ""Torment""! When the Big Apple's streets run red with blood, the web-slinger heads into the sewers to stop the Lizard's homicidal rampage. But what is driving his old friend and foe? Plus: Ghost Rider lends a bony hand when the deranged Hobgoblin returns, the wall-crawler finds himself at the center of a clash of claws between Wolverine and Wendigo and Pete goes back in black to face Morbius the Living Vampire! And in the ultimate nineties team-up, Spidey joins X-Force to battle the unstoppable Juggernaut!
Peter Parker. Spider-Man. Scientist. Troublemaker? Thanks to none other than Tony Stark, a new scientific research station for the teenage heroes of the Marvel Universe has just been completed — and Spider-Man just got an invitation to join! Working alongside some of your favorite faces from the MU, inventing and studying a whole bunch of awesome new gadgets, and with Iron Man keeping an eye on the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, surely everything’s going to go great, right? Either way, thanks to his newfound friends Spider-Man is about to take his great power and great responsibility across the globe. Unfortunately, where the wallcrawler goes, chaos usually follows! And Spidey and the W.E.B. are about to run right into a big, green and angry example of chaos personified! Collecting W.E.B. OF SPIDER-MAN (2021) #1-5.
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1-10, material from Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15. The stories that built the Marvel Universe, from the brilliant minds of legendary creators - now available in a new lineof Mighty Marvel Masterworks! The stories that built the Marvel Universe, from the brilliant minds of legendary creators - now available in an accessible new format the whole family can enjoy! When young Peter Parker gains remarkable abilities from a radioactive spider, he must step up and try to become a hero - while also dealing with the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager! For with great power, there must also come great responsibility! Enjoy these stories of spectacular web-slinging adventure from Spidey's very beginning - including the tragic origin that started it all; the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture and Electro and guest-star nods from the Fantastic Four and Human Torch! Relive the foundation of every amazing arachnid adventure that followed!
Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #564-567. Her name is Kraven. She's Spider-Man's newest and most terrifying nemesis - and she just discovered his secret identity. With an army of villains at her command, even with the help of Daredevil, can Spidey protect his secret identity from his new foe?
Collects Edge of Spider-Verse #1-5. Peer over the edge of the Spider-Verse, at five different realities - and five daringly different spiders! Spider-Man Noir returns, as the Peter Parker of the 1930s finds himself up against Mysterio and knee-deep in the biggest Spider-Man event of all! What is the secret of Dr. Aaron Aikman, the Spider-Man? Who are the villainous Red Eye and Naahmurah, and can Aaron live through Morlun's arrival? In a universe where the story you know becomes as horrific as possible, a radioactive spider bites a high-school nerd who is already something of a monster. Then, what or who is the incredible SP//dr? And finally, the breakout character of Spider-Verse makes her exciting debut - in a world where the radioactive spider bit Gwen Stacy!
Collects Venom (2018) #1-6. An ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York. With it, something equally evil has been awakened in that most wicked of web-slingers: Venom! The symbiote may still be a Lethal Protector of innocents in New York, but this never-before-seen threat could possibly force Venom to relinquish everything it holds dear - including its human host, Eddie Brock! As Eddie and Venom summon the strength to defend New York against the most powerful foe they've ever faced, there's one more thing standing in their way: Miles Morales, Spider-Man! Two of the hottest creators in comics today, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, join forces to deliver a Venom adventure a thousand years in the making!
Our favorite heroes in a half shell are back! The trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is out and fans are getting excited for the newest TMNT animated movie. From Nickelodeon Cartoon Universe: Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo. Names that we all know and love, but you’ve never seen them like this before in
More of your favorite comics are receiving the Penguin Classics treatment in 2023, in a series of collectible paperback and gold foil-stamped hardcover editions! The next three books in the series: The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, and The X-Men will be published on 9/12/23. Don’t miss out on this perfect gift for longtime Marvel fans and first-time