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50 Greatest Spider-Man Covers of All-Time: 6-4

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. Future installments will deal with Spider-Man creators, Spider-Man characters and Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man covers.

You all voted, now here are the results! We’ll reveal five covers a day until the end of the month (with the top ten being split into #10-7, 6-4, 3-1). Here is a master list of all the covers that have been revealed so far.


6. Amazing Spider-Man #122

Art by John Romita Sr.

5. Web of Spider-Man #32

Pencils by Mike Zeck. Inks by Bob McLeod.

4. Amazing Spider-Man #33

Art by Steve Ditko


That’s 7 out of 10 so far. I wonder if my last three will be on here. Number one pick was for Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #43.

Amazing #33 was no. 2 on my list.

The Crazed Spruce

March 31, 2012 at 1:27 am

I’m 3 for 3 this time ’round. I had ASM 122 at #6, Web 32 at #4, and ASM 33 at #1.

Web #32 is great; ASM #122 is better.

I’m an old-schooler, and still like word balloons and captions on covers. Yes, there are many many many great modern covers (all comics, not just Spider-man), but I find the straight portraiture repetitive much of the time.

These were all in my Top 5, I believe. I’m a little disappointed that my top choice (ASM 33, natch) didn’t crack the Top 3, but it was awesome seeing all but two of my choices make the cut. Congratulations at having taste, CSBG readers!

I’m guessing there is no love for those fantastic Ed Hannigan covers from PPSSM.

I came late to the Spidey train, and Web o’ Spidey marked my entry into his world, at least from a collecting standpoint. I’m glad to see a few of those covers made this list, especially as high up as they are. There were some pretty amazing covers overall. Too bad about some of the storylines after you opened the cover though.

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