List of Spider-Man storylines

The superhero Spider-Man has appeared in many American comic books published by Marvel Comics since he first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962). The character has since been featured in various storylines, forming longer story arcs. These particular arcs have been given special names and have gone through reprints over the years. During the 1960s and 1970s, these story arcs normally only lasted three issues or less (sometimes only one, such as the classic story "Spider-Man No More!") and would appear in Spider-Man's main comic book title The Amazing Spider-Man. "The Death of Jean DeWolff" was the first popular story arc outside The Amazing Spider-Man, as it appeared in the third monthly ongoing series of The Spectacular Spider-Man.

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Starting in the 1980s, more Spider-Man comic book titles became popular, with Spider-Man storylines being connected to different comics. Story arcs become longer than in previous decades, such as "Kraven's Last Hunt", "Maximum Carnage", and the "Clone Saga". Spider-Man story arcs could be found in titles such as The Amazing Spider-Man, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Spider-Man Unlimited, and Peter Parker: Spider-Man. During the 21st century, the more popular Spider-Man story arcs would mostly be found in The Amazing Spider-Man, with some arcs taking as long as a year to complete.

Comics such as "Secret Wars", "Spider-Island" & ""Dead No More" are crossover comic books and sometimes move away from Spider-Man titles and involve other comic books.

Known storylines[]

Storyline Issue(s) Publication date Writer(s) Penciller(s)
"If This Be My Destiny...!"[1][2] The Amazing Spider-Man #31-33 December 1965 – February 1966 Stan Lee Steve Ditko
"How Green Was My Goblin!"[3] The Amazing Spider-Man #39-40 August 1966 – September 1966 Stan Lee John Romita, Sr.
"Spider-Man No More!"[4][5] The Amazing Spider-Man #50-52 July 1967 – September 1967 Stan Lee John Romita, Sr.
"Doc Ock Wins!"[6] The Amazing Spider-Man #53-56, #58 October 1967 – January 1968 Stan Lee John Romita, Sr.
"Green Goblin Reborn!"[7][8] The Amazing Spider-Man #96-98 May–July 1971 Stan Lee Gil Kane
"The Six Arms Saga"[1][9] The Amazing Spider-Man #100-102 September–November 1971 Stan Lee
Roy Thomas
Gil Kane
"The Night Gwen Stacy Died"[1][10] The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122 June–July 1973 Gerry Conway Gil Kane
"Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut!"[11][12] The Amazing Spider-Man #229-230 June–July 1982 Roger Stern John Romita Jr.
"Hyde & Seek"[13] The Amazing Spider-Man #231-232 August-Septembre 1982 Roger Stern John Romita Jr.
"The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man"[10] The Amazing Spider-Man #248 January 1984 Roger Stern Ron Frenz
"Secret Wars" The Amazing Spider-Man #249-252 February–May 1984 Jim Shooter
"The Death of Jean DeWolff"[10][14] Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110 October 1985-January 1986 Peter David Rich Buckler
"The Wedding"[15][16] The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 1987 Jim Shooter
David Michelinie
Paul Ryan
"Alien Costume Saga"[17] The Amazing Spider-Man #252-263
Marvel Team-Up #141-150
The Spectacular Spider-Man #90-100
Web of Spider-Man#1
1986-1987 Various Various
"Kraven's Last Hunt"[5][14] Web of Spider-Man #31-32
The Amazing Spider-Man #293-294
The Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132
October–November 1987 J. M. DeMatteis Mike Zeck
"Venom Strikes Back"[13] The Amazing Spider-Man #315-317 May–June 1989 David Michelinie Todd McFarlane
"Torment"[18] Spider-Man #1-5 August–December 1990 Todd McFarlane Todd McFarlane
"The Return of the Sinister Six" The Amazing Spider-Man #334-350 July 1990-August 1991 David Michelinie Erik Larsen
"Invasion of the Spider-Slayers" The Amazing Spider-Man #368-373 November 1992-January January David Michelinie Mark Bagley
"Maximum Carnage" Spider-Man Unlimited #1-2
Web of Spider-Man #101-103
The Amazing Spider-Man #378-380
Spider-Man #35-37
The Spectacular Spider-Man #201-203
May–August 1993 Various Various
"Clone Saga"[19] Various October 1994-December 1996 Various Various
"Planet of the Symbiotes" The Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1
Spider-Man Super Special #1
The Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1
Web of Spider-Man Super Special #1
June–October 1995 David Michelinie Various
"Identity Crisis" The Amazing Spider-Man #434-435
The Sensational Spider-Man #27-28
Peter Parker: Spider-Man #91-92
The Spectacular Spider-Man #257-258
May–June 1998 Todd Dezago
Howard Mackie
Tom DeFalco
J. M. DeMatteis
"The Gathering of Five" The Amazing Spider-Man #440
The Sensational Spider-Man #32-33
Peter Parker: Spider-Man #96
The Spectacular Spider-Man #262
1998 Todd Dezago
John Byrne
Howard Mackie
"The Final Chapter" The Amazing Spider-Man #441
Peter Parker: Spider-Man #97-98
The Spectacular Spider-Man #263
1998 Todd Dezago
John Byrne
Howard Mackie
"Flowers for Rhino"[20][16] Spider-Man's Tangled Web #5-6 October–November 2001 Peter Milligan
"The Other" Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-4
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #19-22
The Amazing Spider-Man #525-528
December 2005-March 2006 Peter David
Reginald Hudlin
J. Michael Straczynski
"Civil War" The Amazing Spider-Man #529-538 April 2006-March2007 J. Michael Straczynski Ron Garney
"Back in Black" The Amazing Spider-Man #539-543 April–October 2007 J. Michael Straczynski Ron Garney
"One More Day"[21] The Amazing Spider-Man #544-545
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24
The Sensational Spider-Man vol. 2 #41
November 2007-January 2008 J. Michael Straczynski
Joe Quesada
Joe Quesada
"Brand New Day" The Amazing Spider-Man #546-564 January–July 2008 Dan Slott
Marc Guggenheim
Bob Gale
Zeb Wells
"Kraven's First Hunt"[22] The Amazing Spider-Man #565-567 August–October 2008 Marc Guggenheim Phil Jimenez
"New Ways to Die" The Amazing Spider-Man #568-573 August–October 2008 Dan Slott John Romita, Jr.
"Spidey Meets the President!"[23] The Amazing Spider-Man #583 2009 Zeb Wells Todd Nauck
Frank D'Armata
"Died in Your Arms Tonight" The Amazing Spider-Man #600-601 July–August 2009 Various Various
"Red-Headed Stranger" The Amazing Spider-Man #602-605 August–September 2009 Various Various
"Return of The Black Cat" The Amazing Spider-Man #606-611 September 2009-January 2010 Joe Kelly Mike McKone
Eric Canete
"The Gauntlet" The Amazing Spider-Man #612-633 November 2009-June 2010 Various
"Grim Hunt" The Amazing Spider-Man #634-637 August–July 2010 Various
"One Moment in Time" The Amazing Spider-Man #638-641 September–October 2010 Joe Quesada
"Origin of the Species"[24] The Amazing Spider-Man #642-647 November–December 2010 Various Various
"Big Time" The Amazing Spider-Man #648-656 November 2010-March 2011 Dan Slott
"Spider-Island" The Amazing Spider-Man #666–673
Additional Marvel Comics comic books, the majority having Spider-Island featured in front of their title.
Venom vol. 2 #6–8
August–November 2011 Dan Slott Stefano Caselli
"Ends of the Earth" The Amazing Spider-Man #682-687 (along with one Special)
The Avenging Spider-Man #8
March–June 2012 Dan Slott Stefano Caselli
"Dying Wish" The Amazing Spider-Man #698-700 November–December 2012 Dan Slott Humbertos Rambos
Richard Elson
"Spider-Verse" Various November 2014 – February 2015 Dan Slott Olivier Coipel
Giuseppe Camuncoli
"Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy" The Amazing Spider-Man #19-24 2016 Dan Slott Jim Cheung
Giuseppe Camuncoli
"Go Down Swinging" The Amazing Spider-Man #797-800 2018 Dan Slott Nick Brashaw
Humberto Ramos
Giuseppe Camuncoli
Stuart Immonen
Marcos Martin
Mike Hawthorne
"Spider-Geddon" Various 2018 Christos Gage Jorge Molina

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