Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 2

SpiderMan Chronicles

This update contains comics that fall chronologically between Amazing Spider-Man #103 and #152 (with a couple of relevant What If?’s tagged on the end).

One thing that you will notice more here than in previous updates is a lot of comments along the lines of “Immediately after issue X”.  There wasn’t much of this previously because I never had to pay as much attention to the flow of the books.  It was mostly just issues of Amazing with the odd injection.  But now, trying to interject the ongoing Marvel Team-Up, I need to be as clear as I can where things fall.

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

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  1. Amazing Spider-Man 103 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 102.
  2. Amazing Spider-Man 104 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 103.
  3. Amazing Spider-Man 105 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 104.
  4. Amazing Spider-Man 106 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 105.
  5. Amazing Spider-Man 107 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 106.
  6. Amazing Spider-Man 108 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 107.
  7. Amazing Spider-Man 109 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 108.
  8. Amazing Spider-Man 110 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 109.
  9. Amazing Spider-Man 111 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 110.
  10. Amazing Spider-Man 112 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 111.Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_112
  11. Amazing Spider-Man 113 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 112. References Marvel Team-Up 4
  12. Amazing Spider-Man 114 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 113.
  13. Amazing Spider-Man 115 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 114.
  14. Amazing Spider-Man 116 – Not immediately after 115 but Peter still wearing fake mask. Issues 116-118 are the reworking of Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine 1 [Story 1].
  15. Amazing Spider-Man 117
  16. Amazing Spider-Man 118 – After this is the first real break we have to plug in a bunch of Marvel Team-Ups, though 118 does end with a plug for 119’s Hulk appearance.
  17. Marvel Feature 04
  18. Marvel Team-Up 005
  19. Marvel Team-Up 006 – Immediately after Marvel Team-Up 5.
  20. Marvel Team-Up 007
  21. Marvel Team-Up 008 – References Amazing Spider-Man 116-118 story line.

    Not the Thanos helicopter issue...
    Not the Thanos helicopter issue…
  22. Marvel Team-Up 009 – Explicitly states issues 9-11 are before Amazing Spider-Man 119-120
  23. Marvel Team-Up 010 – Immediately after Marvel Team-Up 9.
  24. Marvel Team-Up 011 – Immediately after Marvel Team-Up 10.
  25. Amazing Spider-Man 119
  26. Amazing Spider-Man 120 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 119.
  27. Amazing Spider-Man 121 – Pretty much right after Amazing Spider-Man 120 as Peter returns to NY.  Bye Gwen.
  28. Amazing Spider-Man 122 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 121.
  29. Amazing Spider-Man 123 – Pretty much immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 122.
  30. What If? – V1 – 024 – What If Spider-Man Had Rescued Gwen Stacy?What_If-_Vol_1_24
  31. Marvel Team-Up 012 – Has to be after Amazing Spider-Man 123.  Continues in Daredevil 103.
  32. Daredevil 103
  33. Marvel Team-Up 013 – Has to be after Daredevil 103.
  34. Amazing Spider-Man 124 – Takes place after SF trip in Marvel Team-Up 12-13 and Daredevil 103
  35. Amazing Spider-Man 125 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 124.
  36. Marvel Team-Up 014
  37. Amazing Spider-Man 126 – Man-Wolf arc seems to be before Giant Size Super Heroes 1.  1st Harry Osborn as Green Goblin.
  38. Marvel Team-Up 015 – After Amazing Spider-Man 126.
  39. Amazing Spider-Man 127
  40. Amazing Spider-Man 128
  41. Marvel Team-Up 016Marvel_Team-Up_Vol_1_16
  42. Marvel Team-Up 017 – Immediately after Marvel Team-Up 16.
  43. Amazing Spider-Man 129
  44. Amazing Spider-Man 130 – 1st full Spider-Mobile. Aunt May/Doc Ock wedding.
  45. Amazing Spider-Man 131 Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 130.
  46. Spider-Man/Human Torch 03 – Technically a flashback. This was a tough one to place, mainly because of the fact that the Spider-Mobile gains the ability to stick to walls, which it cannot do while under the ownership of Spider-Man. It’s a pretty minor quibble, but I thought about removing it from continuity. Will leave for now. At worse, maybe move this whole series into a slot in the future and keep it all together as a series of flashbacks. If keeping in continuity has to be placed after Punisher 1st appearance (129) and after Ock and May getting married (131).
  47. Marvel Team-Up 019
  48. Marvel Team-Up 020 – Immediately after Marvel Team-Up 19.
  49. Sub-Mariner 69 – Not much more than a glorified cameo.  Can mostly be skipped.  Preceeded by 1 panel Peter Parker cameo in Sub-Mariner 068.
  50. Marvel Team-Up 021
  51. Amazing Spider-Man 132
  52. Amazing Spider-Man 133  – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 132.
  53. Giant Size Super-Heroes 01 – Spidey says he just fought Doc Ock and Molten Man which occur across Amazing Spider-Man 130-133.Giant-Size_Super-Heroes_Vol_1_1
  54. Marvel Team-Up 022 – After Liz Allen’s return in Amazing Spider-Man 132.
  55. Giant Size Spider-Man 01 – After 1st Spider-Mobile (Amazing Spider-Man 130). Before Marvel Team-Up 23.
  56. Marvel Team-Up 023 – Spider-Man doesn’t really appear but has two small cameos which are rehashes of sequences from Giant Size Spider-Man 1 (though told slightly differently).
  57. Amazing Spider-Man 134 – After Giant Size Spider-Man 1.  Harry learns Peter is Spider-Man.
  58. Amazing Spider-Man 135 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 134.
  59. Marvel Team-Up 024
  60. Marvel Team-Up 025
  61. Amazing Spider-Man 136 – Peter and MJ are dating.  No real lead up to this?  Harry is not happy about it…was that seen anywhere?Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_136
  62. Amazing Spider-Man 137 – Couple of days after Amazing Spider-Man 136.  Pete and JJJ are still feuding.  Seems like it still might be before Marvel Team-Up 27.
  63. Marvel Team-Up 027 – Has to be after Peter and JJJ have falling out in Amazing Spider-Man 136
  64. Giant Size Spider-Man 02
  65. Amazing Spider-Man 138
  66. Marvel Team-Up 028 – After Amazing Spider-Man 138 as Peter is sleeping at Flash’s apartment.  Been two weeks looking for a new apartment.
  67. Amazing Spider-Man 139 – Been 3 weeks looking for an apartment.  References Marvel Team-Up 28
  68. Amazing Spider-Man 140 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 140
  69. Giant Size Spider-Man 03 – References Marvel Team-Up 28
  70. Marvel Team-Up 030 – After Peter moves into new apartment and meets Gloria Grant (in Amazing Spider-Man 140)
  71. Amazing Spider-Man 141 – Spider-Mobile ends up in the East River.  (Never showed the ability to stick to walls like Spider-Man/Human Torch 3)
  72. Amazing Spider-Man 142 – Day after Amazing Spider-Man 141.  First Gwen clone cameo.Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_142
  73. Marvel Team-Up 031 – Giant Size Spider-Man 2 reference.  Spidey’s hands are still sore from Amazing Spider-Man 141.  He basically fights Benjamin Button.
  74. Giant Size Spider-Man 04 [Story 1] – Has to be after Amazing Spider-Man 135, 141, 142 but likely before 143.  [Story 2] reprints Dr Strange 179
  75. Amazing Spider-Man 143 – Gwen clone cameo. MJ and Peter first kiss?  They’ve been dating awhile though.  Off to Paris.
  76. Amazing Spider-Man 144 – Pretty much right after 143.  Back in NY.  First full Gwen Clone.
  77. Amazing Spider-Man 145 – Immediately after 144.  Editors note that Marvel Team-Up 33 takes place between panels 2 and 3 of page 17.
  78. Marvel Team-Up 033 – Editor’s note that this issue takes place during Amazing Spider-Man 145.
  79. Amazing Spider-Man 146 –  After Amazing Spider-Man 145, but not necessarily immediately.
  80. Marvel Team-Up 034 References Amazing Spider-Man 144-145.
  81. Giant-Size Spider-Man 005 – References Scorpion being “out of the way” which just happened in Amazing Spider-Man 146.  Peter asks Betty where Gwen is staying and she says with her. Seems he already knows this in Amazing Spider-Man 146.  Probably just a continuity slip.  Direct reference to Amazing Spider-Man 145, almost seems like first time Peter and Gwen have seen each other since then, but they did in Amazing Spider-Man 146.
  82. Amazing Spider-Man 147 – Has to take place immediately after Giant Size Spider-Man 5 as it continues the story from there and shows Peter returning from Florida
  83. Amazing Spider-Man 148 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 147
  84. Amazing Spider-Man 149 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 148.  First Spider-Man Clone (Ben Reilly)

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    Let the Clone Saga begin…
  85. Amazing Spider-Man 150 – Several hours after Amazing Spider-Man 149
  86. Amazing Spider-Man 151 – Immediately(?) after Amazing Spider-Man 150.  Harry Osborn is back.
  87. Amazing Spider-Man 152 – Immediately after Amazing Spider-Man 151.
  88. What If? – V1 – 030 – What If Spider-Man’s Clone Had Lived – Needs to be after Peter tosses the clone body in the incinerator in Amazing Spider-Man 151. Placing after Amazing Spider-Man 152 to not break up that story.
  89. What If? – V2 – 058 – What If The Punisher Had Killed Spider-Man – Originally placed immediately after the Punisher’s debut in Amazing Spider-Man 129, but there are several reveals that ruin a chronological read: Gives away Jackal’s identity; Details of Punisher’s origin not yet revealed and Gwen’s clone is there. The Punisher says Spidey killed the Green Goblin, but he’s wanted for killing Norman Osborn, and no one knows he was the Goblin. Maybe Jackal or Punisher do know, but just seems like a continuity error.

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.

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