The Amazing Spider-Man: Dr. Octopus!

The Amazing Spider-Man is an ongoing American superhero comic book series featuring the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man as its title character and main protagonist.

Being in the mainstream continuity of the franchise, it was the character’s first title, launching seven months after his introduction in the final issue of Amazing Fantasy.

The series began publication with a March 1963 cover date and has been published nearly continuously to date over six volumes with only one significant interruption.

Issues of the title currently feature an issue number within its sixth volume, as well as a “legacy” number reflecting the issue’s overall number across all Amazing Spider-Man volumes.

The title reached 900 issues in 2022.

The series began as a bimonthly periodical before being increased to monthly after four issues. It was the character’s sole monthly headlining title until Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man launched in 1978.

After 441 issues, The Amazing Spider-Man was restarted in 1999 as issue No. 1 of Volume 2. It ran for 58 issues before reverting to the title’s overall issue number with #500 in 2003.

The series ran essentially continuously over the first two volumes from 1963 until its landmark 700th issue at the end of 2012 when it was replaced by The Superior Spider-Man as part of the Marvel NOW! relaunch of Marvel’s comic lines.

The title was occasionally published biweekly during the first two volumes, and was published three times a month from 2008 to 2010. After the relaunch of Action Comics and Detective Comics, The Amazing Spider-Man briefly became the highest-numbered active American comic book.

The Amazing Spider-Man returned with volume 3 in April 2014 following the conclusion of The Superior Spider-Man story arc after 32 issues. In late 2015, the series was relaunched with a fourth volume following the 2015 Secret Wars event.

After 45 years , the volume was once again relaunched as part of Marvel Legacy, returning to the overall “legacy” numbering with issue No. 789 in late 2017. Less than a year later, the series was relaunched again with a fifth volume as part of Marvel’s Fresh Start. For the first time, although the issue numbers were again restarted from #1, the issues also bore the overall “legacy” issue number.

A sixth volume commenced in April 2022 to celebrate Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary. Since the second volume, the title has had various release schedules, including monthly and bi-weekly, among others.


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