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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Master List

I was putting together the Greatest Stories Ever Told Master List when I noticed that I never compiled the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories poll from last year into a single list. It really doesn’t work to link to ten different lists on the master list, so I figured now was as good a time as any to make a master list of the 50 Greatest Spider-Man stories, as voted on by you readers last year!

Enjoy!
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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #5-1

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We conclude with #5-1! Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #10-6

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #10-6. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #15-11

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #15-11. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #20-16

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #20-16. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #25-21

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #25-21. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #30-26

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #40-36. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #35-31

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #40-36. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #40-36

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #40-36. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #45-41

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! We continue with #45-41. Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories: #50-46

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. We’ve done Spider-Man covers, Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man creators and now, finally, Spider-Man stories!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories! Click here for a master list of all the stories revealed so far!

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told: Master List

Here is the master list of the stories that YOU voted for for the greatest Spider-Man stories ever told!

Click on any story to read about the story and see a page from it.

50. “The Crime-Master Versus the Green Goblin,” Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #26-27

49. “Flowers for Rhino,” Tangled Web #5-6

48. “The Original End of Spider-Man” Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #18-19

47. Spider-Man: Reign #1-6

46. “The Horns of the Rhino” Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #41-43

45. “Cosmic Spider-Man,” Spectacular Spider-Man #158-160, Web Spider-Man #59-61 and Amazing Spider-Man #327-329

44. “A Death in the Family,” Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Volume 2) #44-47

43. “The Conversation,” Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 2) #38

42. “Doc Ock Wins,” Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #53-56

41. “The Wedding” Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21

40. “I’m With Stupid,” Spider-Man/Human Torch #1-5

39. “Return of the Burglar,” Amazing Spider-Man #198-200

38. “Return of the Sinister Six,” Amazing Spider-Man #334-339

37. “To Have and to Hold,” Sensational Spider-Man Annual #1

36. “The Commuter Cometh!” Amazing Spider-Man #267

35. “Down Among the Dead Men”/”Venomous”/”The Last Stand,” Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #1-12

34. “Return of the Sin-Eater,” Spectacular Spider-Man #134-136

33. “Venom,” Ultimate Spider-Man #33-38

32. “New Ways to Die,” Amazing Spider-Man #568-573

31. “The Spider or the Man?” Amazing Spider-Man #100-102

30. “Learning Curve,” Ultimate Spider-Man #8-12

29. “Unscheduled Stop,” Amazing Spider-Man #578-579

28. “Spider-Island,” Amazing Spider-Man #667-672 (plus various tie-ins and a prologue in #666 and an epilogue in #673)

27. “Death of Spider-Man,” Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160

26. “The Original Clone Saga,” Amazing Spider-Man #143-149 (plus an epilogue in #150)

25. “Confessions,” Ultimate Spider-Man #13

24. “Maximum Carnage,” Spider-Man Unlimited #1-2, Web of Spider-Man #101-103, Amazing Spider-Man #378-380, Spider-Man #35-37 and Spectacular Spider-Man #201-203

23. “The Second Hobgoblin Saga,” Amazing Spider-Man #250-251, 259-261,

22. “Power and Responsibility,” Ultimate Spider-Man #1-7

21. “Venom,” Amazing Spider-Man #299-300

20. “The Sinister Six,” Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 – 86

19. “No One Dies,” Amazing Spider-Man #655-656

18. “The Death of Captain Stacy,” Amazing Spider-Man #88-90

17. “The Owl/Octopus War,” Spectacular Spider-Man #72-79

16. Spider-Man Blue #1-6

15. “Harry Osborn is on Drugs!” Amazing Spider-Man #96-98

14. “The Alien Costume Saga,” Amazing Spider-Man #252-258

13. “Coming Home,” Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 2) #30-35

12. “The Gift,” Amazing Spider-Man #400

11. “The Goblin Unmasked!,” Amazing Spider-Man #39-40

10. “The Harry Osborn Saga,” Spectacular Spider-Man #178-184, 189-190, 199-200

9. “Spider-Man No More!” Amazing Spider-Man #50-52

8. “The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man,” Amazing Spider-Man #248

7. “Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut!” Amazing Spider-Man #229-230

6. “The Original Hobgoblin Saga,” Amazing Spider-Man #238-239, 244-245, 249-251 and Spectacular Spider-Man #85

5. “Spider-Man!” Amazing Fantasy #15

4. “The Death of Jean DeWolff,” Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110

3. “The Death of Gwen Stacy,” Amazing Spider-Man #121-122

2. “The Master Planner Saga,” Amazing Spider-Man #30-33

1. “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132 and Web of Spider-Man #31-32

Vote for Spider-Man’s 50 Greatest Stories!

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. The first month was the 50 Greatest Spider-Man covers (click here for the results of the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Covers poll). The second month was the 50 Greatest Friends and Foes of Spider-Man (click here for the results of the 50 Greatest Friends and Foes poll). Last month was the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Writers and Artists (click here for the results of the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Writers and Artists poll). This month is the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories!

Spider-Man has starred in a bunch of a great stories, from one-shot issues to multi-issue stories to, well, sagas. So here you will be casting your vote for who you feel are the greatest Spider-Man stories!

You folks all vote in the comments section here up until 11:59 Pacific time, June 19th. I’ll tabulate all the votes and I’ll begin a countdown of the top 50 beginning June 21st.

Okay, here are the guidelines!

1. Vote in the comments section below, making sure to include that classic word “ACBC” somewhere in your comment so your vote will be marked invisible.

2. Vote for your TEN favorite Spider-Man stories.

3. Rank your ten stories from #1 (what you think is the greatest story) to #10 (what you think is the 10th greatest). I’d prefer it if you actually numbered your entry, #1-10. It’s easier for me to count. On that note, please also avoid listing them like this “1) 2) 3) 4),” because 8 with a ) after it transforms into a smiley face in the comments section (this one 8) ). Just plain ol’ “1. 2. 3.” works best. Really, just use this template:

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4. Your top choice will be given 10 points, your second choice 9, etc.

5. Ultimate Spider-Man stories count.

6. Now for the most annoying part of the rules. What is the definition of a particular story? First off, runs are not stories. To wit, you can’t pick, say, Amazing Spider-Man #1-10 and call it a story. It is not. Each of those individual issues is a story. Now Amazing Spider-Man #11-12, THAT can count as a single story since it was a two-parter.

Author intent is a big factor in whether I’ll count a bunch of non-consecutive issues as a “saga,” like the Harry Osborn Saga from J.M. DeMatteis’ Spectacular Spider-Man run (#178-184, 189-190, 199-200). DeMatteis clearly intended the stories to lead into each other and finally end with Harry’s death. Contrast that with early Green Goblin stories where Lee/Ditko weren’t planning anything specific when they introduced the first Green GOblin, so you can’t tie Amazing Spider-Man #14 in with Amazing Spider-Man #39 and 40 and call it all a saga. #14 is one story and 39-40 is one story.

I’ll count Roger Stern’s Hobgoblin issues of Amazing Spider-Man (plus that one Spectacular issue) as “The first Hobgoblin saga” and Tom DeFalco’s Hobgoblin issues of Amazing as “The second Hobgoblin saga.” Gang War is a separate story. So is Hobgoblin Lives.

The Saga of the Black Costume is Amazing #252-259.

I’ll allow you to count Joe Kelly’s two Rhino stories as one (#617 and 625). We can call it the Saga of Rhino’s Failed Second Chance on Life.

The first Clone Saga is one story. That’s easy. The second Clone Saga, though, is tricky. For the second Clone Saga, it was SO big that I’ll allow you to vote for the second Clone Saga as a single story while also allowing you to vote for any component stories of the Clone Saga separately. So if you want to vote for the Second Clone Saga AND, say, “The Gift” from Amazing #400, feel free. Or if you just want to vote for “The Gift” and not the Second Clone Saga, also feel free.

7. Mini-series count as one story. Like Spider-Man/Human Torch or Spider-Man/Fantastic Four.

8. Make sure to include ACBC in your ballot.

9. If you have questions and or requests for clarification, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.

Remember, please include the following word: ACBC – on your ballot. It will make it so your ballot appears invisible to other readers, so only I can read it (and count your vote secretly).

Most importantly, have fun!

Now vote! :)

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