Meanwhile, other villains were embarked in similar quests. Earth-12041's Goblin tried to gather the DNA from different Spider-Men across multiple universes, and the Multiversal Sinister Six attempted to conquer numerous universes by taking the Isotope-8 from one in specific.
And while the Great Hunt takes place, the Spider-Army must find a way to defeat Morlun, Karn, and the rest of the Inheritors once and for all.
List of Casualties
These are the known forty-five "Fallen Spiders" already hunted down and slayed by an Inheritor, as well as those killed during the course of the Totem War. According to Karn, his family has hunted many Spider-Totems, including hundreds of Spiders. For a complete list of casualties, either Spider-Totems or not, see this category.
- Spider-Man 1602 (Peter Parquagh)
- Fantastic Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- House of M Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Alternate Civil War Iron Spider (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Armor MK I Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Alternate Ai Apaec
- Avengers Forever Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O'Hara)
- Timestorm Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O'Hara)
- Exiles Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O'Hara)
- Spider-Monster (Patton Parnel)
- Alternate Spider-Friends Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Alternate Spider-Man Unlimited (Peter Parker)
- MC2 Peter Parker
- Spider Moon-Man (Peter Parker)
- Bullet Points Spider-Man (Bruce Banner)
- Man-Spider (Peter Parker)
- Vampire Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Forever Yesterday Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Man Unlimited MC2 Peter Parker
- Golden Spongecake Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Mighty Defenders Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Cyborg Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Old Man Spider (Ezekiel Sims)
- Assassin Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Six-Armed Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Wolf (Peter Parker)
- The Goblin (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Monkey (Peter Parker)
- Captain Spider (Flash Thompson)
- Captain Universe (Peter Parker)
- Prince of Arachne (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Girl (Betty Brant)
- Capcom Games Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Man (Ben Reilly) 
- Scarlet Spider (Kaine Parker) (though he was later reborn almost immediately)
- The Other 
- Negative Zone Spider-Man
- Master Weaver 
- Spider-Man Reign (Peter Parker)
- Spider-Woman (Mary Jane Watson)
- Yinsen City Spider-Man
- Life Story Ben Reilly
- Spider-Man (Earth-70134) later resurected as Poison
- Thousands of other Spider-Totems
Edge of Spider-Verse
- Superior Spider-Man #32
- Edge of Spider-Verse #1
- Edge of Spider-Verse #2
- Superior Spider-Man #33
- Edge of Spider-Verse #3
- Edge of Spider-Verse #4
- Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 3) #7
- Edge of Spider-Verse #5
- Spider-Man 2099 (Vol. 2) #5
- Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 3) #8
In reading order:
- Spider-Verse #1
- Spider-Verse Team-Up #1
- Scarlet Spiders #1
- Spider-Woman (Vol. 5) #1
- Spider-Man 2099 (Vol. 2) #6
- Spider-Verse #2
- Scarlet Spiders #2
- Spider-Woman (Vol. 5) #2
- Spider-Verse Team-Up #2
- Spider-Man 2099 (Vol. 2) #7
- Scarlet Spiders #3
- Spider-Woman (Vol. 5) #3
- Spider-Verse Team-Up #3
- Spider-Man 2099 (Vol. 2) #8
- Spider-Woman (Vol. 5) #4
- The event had a 5-paged prelude in Free Comic Book Day 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Four teams were formed during this event: Peter's Team, Otto's team, Spider-Men (Earth-TRN461) and the Web-Warriors (Earth-12041).
- Writer Dan Slott mentioned that only eight versions of Spider-Man couldn't be used in Spider-Verse, including those partially owned by Sony Pictures (the Spider-Man from Sam Raimi's film trilogy, the Spider-Man from Marc Webb's film duology, the Spider-Man from Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, and the Spider-Man from The Spectacular Spider-Man).
- In spite of that, Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man and Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man were referenced in Spider-Verse #2.
- Marvel's website has a Spider-Verse Scorecard written by Ben Morse, which lists most of the participating characters and provides "digital spotlights" of prior adventures where applicable. Notably, the Scorecard lists Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special Vol 1 1 as being set in Earth-25 instead of Earth-8311, and misspells "Assassin" as "Assasin" when referring to the Spider-Man from Earth-8351.
- When asked on Twitter why the universe designations for Spider-Man Unlimited and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 3) #7 and for Spider-Gwen in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 3) #9 differed from those listed in the Marvel Universe Appendix, Dan Slott responded that "[unless] mentioned in actual stories, designations in wiki entries and handbooks don't count." The validity of his statement is yet to be confirmed, and the wiki has made a policy of treating the "retconned" designations as alternate universes.
- In an official FAQ response in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 3) #12 in regards to the universe designation of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, editor Nick Lowe stated that "There are a lot of universes out there, so maybe there's a version of the Amazing Friends who are still alive. I wouldn't bank on it, though."
- Despite having gotten Spider powers from Peter Parker, the Venom symbiote and its progeny from Earth-616 are not counted as Totems. In spite of this declaration, versions of Venom and Carnage still appear alongside the various Spider-Men and Women that are depicted in the Web of Life and Destiny in Spider-Woman (Vol. 5) #3, and it is also contradicted by What If Spider-Man Killed Kraven the Hunter?, which established Venom and Anti-Venom as Spider-Totems. The editorial reason Agent Venom and other symbiote characters weren't included in Spider-Verse was because Marvel had to draw the line somewhere and chose to exclude the symbiotes from the event.
- Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 3) #14 reveals the event takes place the day before Ultimate Peter Parker was revealed to be alive after being revived by Oz.
- According to writer Dan Slott and editor Nick Lowe, the Spider-Man from Earth-7831 is the one from both the Spider-Man: The Animated Series and Spider-Man: Unlimited cartoons, which they decided were "logically" in the same continuity. This is disregarded by X-Men '92 (Vol. 2) #10.
- Spider-Ham is stated to be from Earth-25, but this is retconned in Spider-Verse (Vol. 2) #1 and Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #18, which state he is from Earth-8311.
- The use of a handful of variants of Spider-Man were forbidden for Dan Slott and his collaborators. This included Zombie Spider-Man, the Spider-Man from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, the Spider-Man from Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man duology, and Spider-Boy from Amalgam Comics. The appearance of the last three was limited by legal issues related to their co-ownership. The story "It's the Little Things" from Spider-Verse #2 was used as a way to sneak references or small glimpses of these forbidden Spider-Men. For instance, part of Spider-Boy's head and chest can be seen in the story's final page as part of a crowd of numerous Spider-Men. The cinematic versions of the characters are referenced through allusions to the actors that portrayed them Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, respectively.
- Supaidāman should have been one of these forbidden Spider-Men, but he appeared in the event regardless due to an internal misconception when in reality Marvel didn't have permission to use the character. After Toei Company, the creators and owners of the character, found out, they asked Marvel to not use Supaidāman again. However, the character's acknowledgement in Spider-Verse was acclaimed by his Japanese fans, prompting Toei to change their mind and let Marvel keep using the character.
- Dan Slott was inspired by his own work on the game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions to conceive Spider-Verse.
- Spider-Verse was originally going to be a story set during Superior Spider-Man, and would've run in the place of the "Necessary Evil" and "Darkest Hour" story arcs.