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Old 07-11-19, 11:03 PM
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Spider-Man where to start catching up post 2005

So I have a free month of Marvel unlimited.
Its been over a decade since Iíve read anything SM so I want to binge a bunch of Spider-Man.
Looks like the Superior Spider-Man is a popular storyline. So maybe that. Or something else?

Also what is Marvel Unlimited?
Im looking through it and it looks like issues are missing.
For example Amazing Spider-Man 699 seems to be missing.
I think 699 is right at the start of the superior stories.


Old 08-11-19, 12:54 PM
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Oh well no one.
I started reading around 695 then tweeted at Slott for a,suggestion on where to start and he pointed me at 600 as the start of the Superior Spider-man business.
So for the last month I read everything from 600 right through to 700 including all the .1 .2 etc issues.

I did skip through a handful of issues that seemed to be filler more then being connected to anything important.

There is a lot of really terrible pencils in those 100+ issues.

Everytime Waid had a story it was just poor and really sloppy Art.
I know there must be a template on they look of the characters especially PP and MJW but if you opened some of those books you wouldn’t know they where supposed to be PP and MJW unless someone told you.

Now after issue 700 it looks like all the numbering is all over the place again.
Apparently Amazing stopped at 700 and Superior became the main title.
Then there’s a Avenging book too that ties into that continuity.

Then about 1 or 2 years in to that a new Amazing starts and then about 2 years ago another Superior title.
My free sub is over but there are still ways to read these so now I’m just trying to figure out the reading order.

This Superior SM thing seems to have started in 2014.



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I would start at #1 honestly. The Stan Ditko/Romita years are so good. College Spidey with his great supporting cast is still the best.
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Iím enjoying the current series by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley. The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Spencer wrote was also really good and ties into the current series.
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I’ve read little Spider-Man in my life, have enjoyed most of what I’ve tried over the decades though. But my collecting mania takes over when Comixology has double dip sales, so I’ve accumulated pretty much every Spider-Man comic for pennies an issue. One of these years I’ll start a read-thru from issue one, skipping many but trying to hit most of the main continuity.
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Re: Spider-Man where to start catching up post 2005

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I would start at #1 honestly. The Stan Ditko/Romita years are so good. College Spidey with his great supporting cast is still the best.
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I would start at #1 honestly. The Stan Ditko/Romita years are so good. College Spidey with his great supporting cast is still the best.
I quoted you twice because I agree with this gigantically.
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Re: Spider-Man where to start catching up post 2005

Yeah I’m not reading from 1.
I own almost every issue from 6 on up to about 570 or so.

Read them, know how great much of it is.

stopped buying them around when Brand new day was wrapping up.
That’s why I was looking for a good jumping on point after ‘05 or the BND stuff.

Slott himself got me into a great starting point.

Found this web site with what appears to be a good reading order but it stops at a few years ago so it isn’t fully caught up.

https://comicbookreadingorders.com/m...reading-order/

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Spider-Island. The Superior Spider-Man storyline is good. After that read Edge of Spider-Verse, Spider-Verse, Spider-Men (both mini-series), Spider-Geddon, the Donny Cates Venom book and Absolute Carnage, which just started last week.
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This Wiki list has the recent storylines

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...Man_storylines
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Thanks. For that wiki.



I didn’t care for Spider Island.
Wasnt anything like I expected.
Thought it was pretty dopey.

Dont like stories that turn people into creatures and then a miracle cure immediately turns them back and that’s abkut it for that story.
Big Time was a pretty decent story but that art for that was garbage so I was a bit disappointed.
Hated what they had the Lizard do to his own son.
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Re: Spider-Man where to start catching up post 2005

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Oh well no one.
I started reading around 695 then tweeted at Slott for a,suggestion on where to start and he pointed me at 600 as the start of the Superior Spider-man business.
So for the last month I read everything from 600 right through to 700 including all the .1 .2 etc issues.

I did skip through a handful of issues that seemed to be filler more then being connected to anything important.

There is a lot of really terrible pencils in those 100+ issues.

Everytime Waid had a story it was just poor and really sloppy Art.
I know there must be a template on they look of the characters especially PP and MJW but if you opened some of those books you wouldnít know they where supposed to be PP and MJW unless someone told you.
You are encountering Marvel's new house style of the past decade - as cheap and disposable art as possible.

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You are encountering Marvel's new house style of the past decade - as cheap and disposable art as possible.
I don't think is the house style but apparently because he's fast and serviceable and had chemistry with Slott, Humberto Ramos was given the reigns to Spider-Man for far too long. I really dislike his art to the point that is distracting from the story.
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Ramos is definitely one of the sloppy ones.
Paul Azeceta might be the worst Spider-Man artist Iíve ever seen.
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I'm old, old man, so I grew up on the original Stan Lee and John Romita run and all that followed. I finally left during the J Michael Stracynski disappointing (at least for me) run, which brought us Spider-Gods and the Norman Osborn-Gwen Stacy affair. About two years ago I started getting recent Comics trades from the library and sort of found myself lost without a compass. Spider-Man in particular has so many different series, spin-offs and re-boots. "Spider-Man Worldwide" isn't bad, since it involves the Peter Parker I know and a "Comics-logical" extension of his story (however, I don't know what the current status of the series is. I've enjoyed Bendis's run on the "Miles Morales" version, but I don't know what follows after the writer signed off the series.
About 50% of the art at The Big Two these days seems amateurish to me.

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I stopped in the late 580’s so I’m is the same place as you with all this.

From my investigating it looks like everything after issue 700 has gone into a myriad of confusion trying to figure out what the reading order is because of all the renumbering and number of different series.

I can’t figure out where anything between 700 and 800 is.
This is as far as The Amazing title is concerned.
Its a mess.
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Re: Spider-Man where to start catching up post 2005

I'd recommend Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, which ran for about 20 issues. I believe it's available in trade.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider...oves_Mary_Jane
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Crushing Krisis has great guides on the order of the comics and where to read them. Here's his Spider-Man guide which looks to be pretty current.

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