Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 1

SpiderMan Chronicles

 

For this first official update I’ve added issues that fall in the timeframe between Amazing Spider-Man 51 and Marvel Team-Up 4.  The chronology notes are still pretty lightweight at this point as the bulk of the issues are Amazing.  The introduction of Marvel Team-Up in 1972 is the first time that Spider-Man is appearing in more than one title a month.  It adds some complexity, but the two titles are actually pretty tightly knit editorially, and the two series weave together nicely.

There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

X-Men_Vol_1_35

  1. Amazing Spider-Man 051
  2. Amazing Spider-Man 052 – Peter and Gwen first “date” but nothing serious.
  3. X-Men 035
  4. Amazing Spider-Man Annual 004 – Peter and Gwen are dating.  Aunt May is on vacation.  Wanted to move somewhere around Amazing Spider-Man 72, but not a great fit there either.
  5. Amazing Spider-Man 053
  6. Amazing Spider-Man 054
  7. Amazing Spider-Man 055
  8. Amazing Spider-Man 056
  9. Amazing Spider-Man 057
  10. Amazing Spider-Man 058
  11. Amazing Spider-Man 059
  12. Amazing Spider-Man 060
  13. Amazing Spider-Man 061
  14. Fantastic Four 073
  15. Amazing Spider-Man 062 – Peter and Gwen seem “broke up” though they never really seemed to be together.  MJ and Harry haven’t dated.
  16. Amazing Spider-Man Annual 005
  17. Amazing Spider-Man 063
  18. Amazing Spider-Man 064 – 1st MJ with short hair…which doesn’t last long.
  19. Amazing Spider-Man 065
  20. Amazing Spider-Man 066
  21. Amazing Spider-Man 067
  22. Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine 02 – Placing after Amazing Spider-Man 67, though there are several continuity issues and overlaps with the previous couple of issues of Amazing. Harry “dating” MJ?
  23. Amazing Spider-Man 068
  24. Amazing Spider-Man 069
  25. Amazing Spider-Man 070 – Peter says Harry and MJ are dating.
    Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_70
  26. Amazing Spider-Man 071
  27. Marvel Super-Heroes 14 [Spider-Man story only] – Pete and Gwen are dating.  Harry and MJ too.  Other chronology’s place this issue between Amazing Spider-Man 49 and 50, but doesn’t really make sense given the previously mentioned couplings.
  28. Amazing Spider-Man 072 – Aunt May leaves for vacation
  29. Amazing Spider-Man 073
  30. Amazing Spider-Man 074 – First appearance of Harry Osborn’s shortly lived mustache.  Peter and Gwen on the outs over Flash (Amazing Spider-Man 72).
  31. Amazing Spider-Man 075
  32. Amazing Spider-Man 076
  33. Amazing Spider-Man 077
  34. Amazing Spider-Man 078
  35. Amazing Spider-Man 079
  36. Amazing Spider-Man 080
  37. Spider-Man/Human Torch 02
  38. Amazing Spider-Man 081
  39. Amazing Spider-Man 082
  40. X-Men/Spider-Man 01 – Move to publication date and keep them all together due to Mr. Sinister appearance?
  41. The Silver Surfer 14
  42. Amazing Spider-Man 083
  43. Amazing Spider-Man 084
  44. Amazing Spider-Man 085
  45. Amazing Spider-Man 086
  46. Amazing Spider-Man 087
  47. Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man 04 – Mentions Ben Urich who doesn’t show up technically for another 8 years worth of Amazing issues.
  48. Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man 05
  49. Webspinners Tales of Spider-Man 06
  50. Amazing Spider-Man 088
  51. Amazing Spider-Man 089
  52. Amazing Spider-Man 090

    The oldest comic (1970) I actually own.
    The oldest comic (1970) I actually own.
  53. Amazing Spider-Man 091
  54. Amazing Spider-Man 092
  55. Amazing Spider-Man 093
  56. Spider-Man – Death and Destiny 01 – Newspaper editorial says it is a week after Captain Stacy’s death in Amazing Spider-Man 90.  But it is before the funeral which is shown at the beginning of Amazing Spider-Man 91.  Things start to overlap and get a bit confusing after this point as the funeral is also shown here.  Amazing Spider-Man 92 picks up right after 91.
  57. Spider-Man – Death and Destiny 02 – Continuity error, Peter still has his motor bike which he sold in Amazing Spider-Man 66.
  58. Spider-Man – Death and Destiny 03 – Peter knows Gwen is going to England…which she doesn’t tell him or do until Amazing Spider-Man 93.  Continuity is played fast and loose here, as such, placing the entire series after Amazing 93 as more of a flashback.
  59. Amazing Spider-Man 094
  60. Captain America 137
  61. Captain America 138
  62. Daredevil 077
  63. Sub-Mariner 40
  64. Amazing Spider-Man 095
  65. Amazing Spider-Man 096
  66. Amazing Spider-Man 097
  67. Amazing Spider-Man 098
  68. Amazing Spider-Man 099
  69. Marvel Team-Up 001
  70. Marvel Team-Up 002
  71. Amazing Spider-Man 100
  72. Amazing Spider-Man 101
  73. Amazing Spider-Man 102
  74. What If? – V2 – 042 – What If Spider-Man Had Kept His Six Arms? – Has to take place after Amazing Spider-Man 102.
  75. Marvel Team-Up 003 – takes place about 2-4 weeks after Amazing Spider-Man 102.  Spidey has already told Human Torch about Morbius.  Torch knows Spidey goes to college. (Does he know he’s Peter?)  The first couple of pages occur directly after 102, but the rest does not and is continued in Marvel Team-Up 4.  Placing these issues is tricky within the Amazing Spider-Man timeline as each issue seems to follow the next almost immediately.  Going to place them after 102 to keep all the Morbius stuff together, though technically it takes place “weeks later”.  Has to occur before Amazing Spider-Man 113 which has a direct reference to Marvel Team-Up 4.
  76. Marvel Team-Up 004ASM-101

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.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: