The Ultimate Guide to Reading Spider-Verse

One of the greatest Spider-Man events in recent history, Spider-Verse, is a story that should be read by all Spider-Fans. A sequel event named Spider-Geddon is currently going on at Marvel Comics, and on December 14th, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is coming to theaters. For those of you who are interested in catching up with Spider-Man of Earth-616, and all of his dimensional doppelgangers, this is the reading guide for you.


The Amazing Spider-Man # 30 Cover (Source: Marvel Comics)

Prologue



There is a massive build-up to this story. The comic books I’ve listed on top handle the significant introduction of the villain, Morlun. He is the original villain of the Spider-Verse story arc, but he is not alone.


Other characters are revealed like Ezekiel and The Other. These characters become rather crucial to explaining some of the Animal Totems mythos and what it represents in the Marvel Comic Universe.


Superior Spider-Man #32 Cover (Source: Marvel Comics)

Beginning



Spider-Verse is finally happening! Morlun’s family, the Inheritors, are first shown, and their true motives are revealed, but what are their plans? We also get a glimpse at what has been going on with some Spider-Men from some of the other dimensions.


Superior Spider-Man explains how the Spiders begin to find out what is going on with their fellow Spider-People. The stories display so much destruction and death, and Dan Slott paints a picture of the real power that the Inheritors hold.


Spider-Verse Team-Up #1 Cover (Source: Marvel Comics)

Spider-Verse Event



This is where the magic happens. Every Spider-Man up against the Inheritors. There are different Spider-Teams and all types of Spider-Man showdowns. There are even some Spider-Man vs. Spider-Man moments. Dan Slott lets his hair down and displays an in-depth knowledge of Spider-Man’s history.


The Amazing Spider-Man #14 Cover (Source: Marvel Comics)

Ending and Epilogue



It all comes to close in these two issues, Spider-Man and the other Spiders are beaten and broken by the Inheritors. How do they stop an immortal enemy? The decision comes down to the two Spider-Men of Earth-616, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) or the Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius).


Dan Slott did a fantastic job writing, and artist Oliver Coipel creates some beautiful images for this gigantic event. Spider-Man fans are given glimpses into just about every Spider-Man they have ever watched or read, so reading Spider-Verse is an absolute must for any Spider-Fan out there. While Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse shares the same name, it does not look like it is following the same storyline. If you are interested in the route they are going, consider checking out Spider-Men (2012) and Spider-Men II (2017). I hope you find this helpful for reading some great Spider-Man comics.


Did you enjoy reading Spider-Verse? Do you have any more comic book events you want us to cover? Let us know in the comments section.


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