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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Type: Ongoing Series (Solo)
Genre: Superhero
Featuring: Spider-Man
Status: Finished
Publication Date: January, 1996October, 2012
37 issues • 132 images • 1 annual • 35 reprinted issuesNext Volume Red Next-icon.png

The Sensational Spider-Man is the name of a comic book series starring Spider-Man published by Marvel Comics for 35 issues (#0-33, with # -1 published in July 1997 between #17 and #18), from January 1996 until November 1998.

The title was initially conceived to be the flagship showcase for the new Ben Reilly Spider-Man. It replaced the Web of Spider-Man series.

The initial seven issues (#0-6, January–July, 1996) were written and pencilled by Dan Jurgens, who had helped revive interest in Superman for DC Comics in the mid 1990s. Jurgens pushed strongly for the restoration of Peter Parker as the true Spider-Man and plans were made to enact this soon, but Bob Harras, the new Editor-in-chief, demanded the story be deferred until after the Onslaught crossover. Jurgens had by this stage become disillusioned with the immense amount of group planning and constant changes of ideas and directions and took this as the last straw, resigning from the title.

He was succeeded by writer Todd DeZago and penciller Mike Wieringo, who remained as the title's regular creative team for the remainder of its run. It lasted for 34 issues (33 regularly numbered issues as well as an initial issue "0").

In February 2006, the Marvel Knights: Spider-Man book was renamed with #23 as the second Sensational Spider-Man series, when the series moved from the Marvel Knights imprint.