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Old 02-15-2014, 03:18 AM   #1
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So I have all eased loved Spiderman, the movies, the games, the cartoons but I have never really ready any comic books before. What would be the best cheapest way to start collecting Spiderman comics? I am gusing for ultimate Spiderman this would be a good start looks like you get the first 39 issues for $20 while if you buy the vol ones it would take a cost a lot more has the vol are only like 5 issues and cost like $15-20.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...pf_rd_i=507846
For the amazing Spiderman I am thinking this http://www.amazon.com/The-Amazing-Sp...man+collectiononly it cost more then it did at one point looking at the reviews but if you get it used $150.
Also how many different Spiderman siers of comics are there? I know there are ultimate, amazing, supier Spiderman. Also if you cont ever Spiderman comic form ever Spiderman siers how many are there? I know there is a lot has Spiderman has been around form 1962 and still going and I gus the came out with a new issue ever week.

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Old 02-15-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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That Amazing Spider-Man CD-ROM is a superb starting point as you get around the first few hundred books that'll keep you going for the time being. also try looking in your Local Comic Store, some have back issues that are quite cheap to pick up individual issues. as for Titles for Spidey books other than Amazing or Ultimate then you can check out any of the following.

Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man
Spectacular Spider-Man
Web Of Spider-Man
Sensational Spider-Man
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Peter Parker: Spider-Man
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as well as various one shots or limited series issues.

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616 Universe:

Spider-Man Omnibus Volume 1
http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Spider.../dp/0785185658

Spider-Man Omnibus Volume 2
http://www.amazon.com/The-Amazing-Sp.../dp/078515857X

Ultimate Universe:

Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus
http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Spide...bus+-+volume+2

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The 40yrs of Spider-Man CD/DVD collection is great....if you can find it for a less than outrageous price. They were originally release at $40 but now sell for $200 on Amazon and Ebay since they were discontinued.

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Someone forgot to list Marvel Team Up....

Also, the cheapest way to start reading Spider-Man is to buy the latest issues and carry on month after month... The stories will be self-explanatory and easy to get into.


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Aloha,
Two ways to go. Start a subscription through Marvel.com they have the lowest prices for current issues and www.cheapgraphicnovels.com for all of your trades and HC.
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I'd say start off with a random story arc from the Amazings. Whether it'd be a story from Michelinie, Stern, or Slott. Then delve into Ultimate Spider-Man. You can't go wrong.

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I would highly recommend reading all of the Ditko era comics and most of the ones that were drawn by John Romita sr. Just pure gold.

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The 40yrs of Spider-Man CD/DVD collection is great....if you can find it for a less than outrageous price. They were originally release at $40 but now sell for $200 on Amazon and Ebay since they were discontinued.
I agree with this suggestion.

Other than the cd, I'd just pickup a trade paperback that sounds interesting to you. I've always felt tpb were the easiest transition into comics for new readers. You'll usually get a whole story arc, making it much more like reading a book. They're also a better value than collecting single issues, and you can find reviews for them everywhere on the net.

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Trade paperbacks are a great way to get into comics. You have a few omnibuses (for the 616 and Ultimate Spider-Man universes), but then there are the Marvel Masterworks series (in color) and the Essential series (black and white, but cheaper).

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^ Agreed on TPBs. I've got single issues myself but even when trying to find new stories today, I look at trades.

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I usually only buy single issues that have never appeared in trade paperbacks.

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I just try to find the volumes in the book stores and read them there.

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Lol that'd take me an hour and a half usually. Not doing that in store.

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I would highly recommend reading all of the Ditko era comics and most of the ones that were drawn by John Romita sr. Just pure gold.
Totally agree but why only 'most of the ones' drawn by Romita Sr? I say all of them. And, even when he was doing partial work with Gil Kane, I'd take those too.

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so out of the different spiderman comic sieras like the amazing spiderman comics, ultimate spidermans comics ect witch one would ever one say is there favorite and least favorite ones?

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so out of the different spiderman comic sieras like the amazing spiderman comics, ultimate spidermans comics ect witch one would ever one say is there favorite and least favorite ones?
Ultimate is my fav. Idk about my least fav really.

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It's all a matter of preference, really. There's stuff to love about each of those. It's all part of Spidey's history so you should soak up whatever you can and enjoy the rides!

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Hello! I have a really vague guestion for the real nerds out there.

Today, I've been trying to remember what or who was that certain foe Spider-man fought probably sometime 1980's. I have no knowledge what comic series I'm talking about. The villain in question had a wrecking ball for a hand, and of course was big+muscular as hell. He was probably just a brute without intellect. I think he didn't have a shirt on. Who was he?

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Hello! I have a really vague guestion for the real nerds out there.

Today, I've been trying to remember what or who was that certain foe Spider-man fought probably sometime 1980's. I have no knowledge what comic series I'm talking about. The villain in question had a wrecking ball for a hand, and of course was big+muscular as hell. He was probably just a brute without intellect. I think he didn't have a shirt on. Who was he?
sounds like the Absorbing Man, who could make a wrecking ball as part of his hand or one of the Wrecking Crew, called Thunderball, I believe......

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Ultimate is my fav. Idk about my least fav really.
Ultimate Spider-Man #1-39 is a great run. It almost feels like Brian Michael Bendis wrote a screenplay based on the 616 comics that was turned into a graphic novel. A MUST read for any Spider-Man fan! Ultimate Spider-Man is still great after issue #39, but but those early issues are really strong!

Now even if you like USM more, I still say its important to check out the classic 616 comics (especially the Ditko and John Romita Sr. comics) since that is THE source material for anything Spider-Man related, including the Ultimate comics.

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Today, I've been trying to remember what or who was that certain foe Spider-man fought probably sometime 1980's. I have no knowledge what comic series I'm talking about. The villain in question had a wrecking ball for a hand, and of course was big+muscular as hell. He was probably just a brute without intellect. I think he didn't have a shirt on. Who was he?
Are you referring to Wrecking Ball?


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Ultimate Spider-Man #1-39 is a great run. It almost feels like Brian Michael Bendis wrote a screenplay based on the 616 comics that was turned into a graphic novel. A MUST read for any Spider-Man fan! Ultimate Spider-Man is still great after issue #39, but but those early issues are really strong!

Now even if you like USM more, I still say its important to check out the classic 616 comics (especially the Ditko and John Romita Sr. comics) since that is THE source material for anything Spider-Man related, including the Ultimate comics.



Are you referring to THUNDERBALL?


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Wow, you were fast!

Sadly, no, that isn't the guy I was looking for. His hand was actually a wrecking ball. There was something about his face too, I don't know if he had a helmet but I don't remember any facial features.

I also don't think it was the Absorbing man. I think he didn't have the ability to change himself.

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