Astonishing Spider-Man

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The Astonishing Spider-Man
The Astonishing Spider-Man volume 3 #1, published by Panini Comics in 2009
Publication information
PublisherPanini Comics ανδ Marvel UK
ScheduleFortnightly
GenreSuperhero
Publication dateVolume 1: November 1995 - April 2007
Volume 2: April 2007 – December 2009
Volume 3: December 2009 - September 2013
Volume 4: October 2013 - January 2015
Volume 5: January 2015 - July 2016
Volume 6: August 2016 - May 2018
Volume 7: May 2018 - Present
Editor(s)Brady Webb

The Astonishing Spider-Man is a comic book series being published by Panini Comics in the United Kingdom every fortnight as part of Marvel UK's 'Collectors Edition' line. It reprints selected Spider-Man stories and material from the American comic books.[1]

Volume 5 (2014–2016)[edit]

It features two crossover storylines, "Spider-Verse" and "Secret Wars".

Volume 6 (2016–2018)[edit]

Comics that weren't published were:

They also published Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #148 - #152.

Volume 7 (2018–present)[edit]

Issue 1: 100-PAGE-SPECIAL!


Issue 2:


Issue 3:


Issue 4:


Issue 5:


Issue 6:


Publication history[edit]

Astonishing Spider-Man began in November 1995[2] after Panini Comics obtained Marvel UK's licence to reprint Marvel US's comics internationally. 150 issues were printed before it was re-launched in 2007 to mark its change from a 4-weekly publishing schedule to a 2-weekly one.[3] Volume 2 went on for another two years before it was re-launched again in December 2009 to mark the start of the "Brand New Day" storyline. Volume 4 launched in October 2013 as the Superior Spider-Man run of stories begins in the title. Volume 6 is currently running.

Format[edit]

The current format is 76 pages, with three stories being printed every issue. Whilst it usually prints more modern story lines, ‘classic tales’ are also used as back-up strips.[4] The front of the comic contains a message from the editor as well as a ‘Story so far’ section so the reader can catch up with anything they may have missed. At the back of the comic is a letter’s page (Web-Mail) whereby readers can write in and give their views and opinions on the stories. The letters page also used to print short comic strips called ‘Mini-Marvels’ (initially reprints of Chris Giarrusso's & Lew Stringer’s work), though it no longer does. A subscription is also available, for a cheaper price.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.comics.org/series/37176/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2007. Retrieved 1 May 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.subscription.co.uk/home/mpurchase.asp?m=1076&src=PCWB

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