Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 0

SpiderMan Chronicles

 

Being all cool and trendy (and to infuriate Ryan), this will be the “zero issue” of the chronology updates as technically it isn’t an update, but the notes for the initial list as we roll this out.  After the break, read my thoughts about the placement of issues in the chronology between Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #50.  The notes are a little on the light side this go round as most of this chunk are the early issues of Amazing interspersed with Untold Tales of Spider-Man, which Marvel has been pretty clear about where they fit chronologically.  There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

Variant Steve Ditko Amazing Fantasy 15 cover.
Variant Steve Ditko Amazing Fantasy 15 cover.
  1. Amazing Fantasy 15 [Spider-Man story only]
  2. Spider-Man – Mythos 01 – Essentially an updated version of Amazing Fantasy 15.
  3. Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine 01 [Story 2] – Story 2 takes place at Ben’s funeral shortly after Amazing Fantasy 15, but is essentially just a retelling of Spider-Man’s origin.
  4. Amazing Spider-Man Family 01 [Story 1]
  5. Amazing Spider-Man Family 03 [Story 1]
  6. Amazing Fantasy 16 – Unfortunately, Learning To Crawl retcons the entire arc (issues 16-18) out of continuity. I guess the question is “does it matter?” since Brand New Day will retcon most everything and I won’t be removing post wedding issues from the chronology…
  7. Amazing Fantasy 17
  8. Amazing Fantasy 18
  9. Amazing Spider-Man 001
  10. Fantastic Four Annual 01 [Spider-Man story only]
  11. What If? – V1 – 007 – Someone Else Had Been Bitten By The Radioactive Spider – Has to take place after Amazing Spider-Man #1.
  12. Amazing Spider-Man 002
  13. Peter Parker Spider-Man Annual 2001 – Placement after Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems a little early. Pete is still in high school but he is super confident and “experienced” as Spider-Man. (Though he is pretty cocky in Amazing Spider-Man 3.)
  14. Amazing Spider-Man 003
  15. Amazing Spider-Man 004
  16. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual [Story 1]
  17. Amazing Spider-Man 005
  18. Strange Tales Annual 02 [Spider-Man story only]
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  19. Amazing Spider-Man 006
  20. What If? – V2 – 072 – Spider-Man Became A Murderer – Has to take place after first Sandman (Amazing Spider-Man 4) and Lizard (Amazing Spider-Man 6).
  21. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 01
  22. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 02
  23. Amazing Spider-Man 007
  24. Strange Tales 115 [Spider-Man story only] – Outside of a flashback of the events in Amazing Spider-Man 4, really only 2 panel cameo for Spidey. But leads directly into Untold Tales of Spider-Man 3.
  25. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 03
  26. Amazing Spider-Man 008 [Story 1]
  27. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 04
  28. Amazing Spider-Man 009
  29. What If? – V2 – 076 – Peter Parker Had To Destroy Spider-Man – Has to take place after Amazing Spider-Man 1, first Vulture (Amazing Spider-Man 2), Sandman (Amazing Spider-Man 4) and Electro (Amazing Spider-Man 9).
  30. Amazing Spider-Man 010 [Pages 1 – 5]
  31. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 05
  32. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 06
  33. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 07
  34. Amazing Spider-Man 010 [Pages 6 – 22]
  35. What If? – V1 – 001 – Spider-Man Joined the Fantastic Four – Has to take place after Amazing Spider-Man 02 and after Foswell revealed as Big Man (Amazing Spider-Man 10).
  36. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 08
  37. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 09
  38. Amazing Spider-Man 011
  39. Amazing Spider-Man 012 [Pages 1 – 3]
  40. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 10
  41. Amazing Spider-Man 012 [Pages 4 – 22]
  42. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 11
    That's right kids, comics used to cost pennies.  [Editor's note: Jimmy, you used that joke before.]  Dang.
    That’s right kids, comics used to cost pennies. [Editor’s note: Jimmy, you used that joke before.] Dang.
  43. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 12
  44. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 13
  45. Amazing Spider-Man 013
  46. Spider-Man – Human Torch 01 – Chronologically immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 13 I think. But could argue to move it later as it is technically a flashback that starts with “Ten years ago…”
  47. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 14
  48. Amazing Spider-Man 014
  49. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 15
  50. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 16 – This issue really plays havoc with a continuity read. Though it may be placed before Amazing Spider-Man 15, it totally ruins the MJ reveal YEARS later in Amazing Spider-Man 42. It also shows when MJ discovers that Peter is Spider-Man, which wasn’t retconned in until much, much later. This stuff happens a lot with Untold, but this is a major one along with issue 25.
  51. Tales to Astonish 057 [Spider-Man story only]
  52. Amazing Spider-Man 015
  53. Sensational Spider-Man Annual 1996
  54. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 17
  55. Amazing Spider-Man 016
  56. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 18
  57. Amazing Spider-Man Annual 001
  58. Untold Tales of Spider-Man – Strange Encounter – After Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1? Flash, etc don’t know Dr. Strange in the Annual
  59. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 19
  60. Amazing Spider-Man 017
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  61. Amazing Spider-Man 018 [Pages 1 – 2] – Amazing Spider-Man 18 and Untold Tales of Spider-Man 22 overlap. (Made even more confusing by the fact that Untold Tales of Spider-Man 20-21 occur between pages 2 and 3 of Amazing Spider-Man 18.)
  62. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 20
  63. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 21
  64. Amazing Spider-Man 018 [Pages 3 – 22]
  65. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 22
  66. Amazing Spider-Man 019
  67. Amazing Spider-Man 020
  68. Untold Tales of Spider-man 23
  69. Avengers 011
  70. Amazing Spider-Man 021
  71. Amazing Spider-Man 008 [Story 2]
  72. Untold Tales of Spider-Man Annual 1996
  73. Amazing Spider-Man 022
  74. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 24
  75. Amazing Spider-Man 023
  76. Untold Tales of Spider-Man 25 – Much like other aspects of Untold, this issue ruins the Norman Osborn reveal of Amazing Spider-Man 39 if reading truly chronologically.
  77. What If? – V1 – 019 – Spider-Man Had Never Become A Crimefighter – Has to take place after Untold Tales of Spider-Man 25; Daredevil changes to his red suit; Foswell arrested (Amazing Spider-Man 10) and the Sinister Six have formed.
  78. Amazing Spider-Man 024
  79. Amazing Spider-Man 025
  80. What If? – V2 – 082 – J. Jonah Jameson Adopted Spider-Man – Has to be after Amazing Spider-Man 02, first Spider Slayer (Amazing Spider-Man 25), Scorpion (Amazing Spider-Man 20).
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  81. Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man 07 – Has to take place before high school graduation (Amazing Spider-Man 28) and falling out with Liz (Amazing Spider-Man 26). An interesting continuity snag, Deadpool is on the cover of a magazine. 🙂
  82. Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man 08
  83. Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man 09
  84. Amazing Spider-Man 026
  85. Amazing Spider-Man 027
  86. Amazing Spider-Man 028
  87. Amazing Spider-Man Annual 002
  88. Amazing Spider-Man 029
  89. Amazing Spider-Man 030
  90. Amazing Spider-Man 031
  91. Amazing Spider-Man 032
  92. Amazing Spider-Man 033
  93. Spider-Man – Fantastic Four 01
  94. Amazing Spider-Man 034
  95. Amazing Spider-Man 035
  96. Amazing Spider-Man 036
  97. Amazing Spider-Man 037
  98. Daredevil 016
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  99. Daredevil 017
  100. Amazing Spider-Man 038
  101. Amazing Spider-Man 039
  102. Amazing Spider-Man 040
  103. Amazing Spider-Man 041
  104. Amazing Spider-Man 042
  105. What If? – V1 – 046 – Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben Had Lived – Has to take place after Amazing Spider-Man 42.
  106. Amazing Spider-Man 043
  107. What If? – Aunt May Had Died Instead Of Uncle Ben – Has to take place after Peter starts dating MJ (Amazing Spider-Man 42).
  108. Amazing Spider-Man Annual 003
  109. X-Men 027 – Spider-Man cameo 4 panels.
  110. Amazing Spider-Man 044
  111. Amazing Spider-Man 045
  112. Amazing Spider-Man 046
  113. Amazing Spider-Man 047
  114. Daredevil 027
  115. Amazing Spider-Man 048
  116. Amazing Spider-Man 049
  117. Amazing Spider-Man 050
Amazing Spider-Man #50.  While the cover has spawned endless homages, this interior panel is one of the most iconic Spider-Man images ever.
Amazing Spider-Man #50. While the cover has spawned endless homages, this interior panel is one of the most iconic Spider-Man images ever.

Be on the lookout for further updates coming soon.  And you will always be able to find the Complete Chronology in it’s permanent home under Big Projects in the menu under the Gabbing Geek banner.

2 thoughts on “Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 0

    1. Hi Viktor. You are correct, but see http://www.gabbinggeek.com/2015/12/16/spider-man-complete-chronology-update-6-2/ for my explanation as to why it is “missing”. If you don’t care about the “spoilers” that it introduces, you can definitely slot them as you said. It’s a struggle at times to decide if continuity inserts should be placed in chronological order or as flashbacks. In the end, I place them where I am comfortable with, but there is no right or wrong.

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