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Publisher: Marvel Comics
Type: Ongoing Series (Solo)
Genre: Superhero
Featuring: Spider-Man
Status: Finished
Publication Date: April, 1985October, 2012
131 issues • 379 images • 1 annual • 60 reprinted issues • 5 TPB editionsNext Volume Red Next-icon.png

'Web of Spider-Man' is the name of a comic book series starring Spider-Man published by Marvel Comics for 129 issues between 1985 and 1995. It replaced Marvel Team-Up as the third major Spider-Man title of the time.

For the first several years of its run, and in 1990-1991, Web of Spider-Man had no permanent creative team - as a result, the book's quality was much more inconsistent compared to the other two major Spider-Man titles of the time, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Spectacular Spider-Man. From 1984 to 1988, the personnel who contributed to the title included writers Louise Simonson, David Michelinie, Bill Mantlo, James Owsley, and Peter David, and pencillers Greg LaRocque, Jim Mooney, Sal Buscema, Marc Silvestri, Mike Zeck, and Mark Bagley.

The most frequent contributor to the book was artist Alex Saviuk, who pencilled over 80 issues of the series between 1988 and 1994. During his run on the title, Saviuk worked with a succession of writers - Gerry Conway (1989-1990), Howard Mackie (1992-1993), and Terry Kavanagh (1993-1995), and was succeeded by Steven Butler in 1994. Butler and writer Todd DeZago were the last creative team on the series before it was canceled.

After #129 in October 1995 the title was renamed Web of Scarlet Spider and started again at #1. After 4 issues of Web of Scarlet Spider the series was canceled to make way for a new The Sensational Spider-Man title.

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