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Share Your Thoughts About Your Favorite Spider-Man Stories

If you’d like to share your thoughts about the stories you voted for for the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told, feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com and if the story you voted for made the Top 50, I’ll include your comments with the entry for that story.

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Spider-man 200 was my first big supersize issue since I had started collecting Spidey. It looked like a milestone and it was. Spidey vs the burglar and he only has Peter Parker strength. Keith Pollard had some great art and Aunt May back and making peace with Spider-Man was awesome. In the end Spidey finally coming to peace with being Spider-Man and enjoying being a hero. I must have read that story 100 times. Spidey rocked then and he rocks now! Go Spidey go!

I can’t say enough good things about J. M. DeMattteis’ writing of Spidey and how much it resonates with me; considering how different in tone it is to his Justice League Bwa-ha-ha stuff (which I also love). Kraven’s Last Hunt, The Child Within (Spectacular Spider-Man 178-184) and what follows, culminating in the [spoilers] (first) death of Harry Osborn [/spoilers] on Spectacular Spider-Man 200, plus the Soul of the Hunter special is to me one giant arc, and the best of that era. I don’t like Sal Buscema’s art – he drew all the Spectacular Spider-Man on I’ve mentioned, Kraven’s Last Hunt is, of course, pencilled by Mike Zeck and inked by bob McLeod – and still this is probably my favorite Spidey story of all time.

Regardless of what came after, Power and Responsibility which was the very beginning of the Clone Saga, was a great WTF at the time, and full of possibilities. During the 90’s I lived and breathed Spider-Man (and X-Men), so I have pretty much everything that was published then, plus a bunch of collections and reprints of stuff that came before. To me Spidey was truly Amazing back then.

The Crazed Spruce

June 19, 2012 at 7:41 am

For the record, I was waiting ’til I had time to cruise through the Grand Comicbook Database to get a few specific issue numbers.

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