Everyone is quite excited to see the Web-Slinging superhero, Spider-Man, traveling across the Multiverse in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. Villains from both Marc Webb and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe to battle with Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man. However, a true fan will know that the character is not really a stranger in the Marvel Comics.
With that being said, for those who really want to understand every bit and piece of the upcoming Spider-Man film, it is quite necessary to understand some of its past. Thus, these are the 5 Spider-Man Multiversal comics fans should read before watching Spider-Man: No Way Home –
The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows
This comic shows the world where Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker finally get into a relationship. They in fact have a daughter together, Annie. As a result, the family got famous with the name of Spider-Family. That’s how it qualitatively managed to become the most prominent comics about Mary Jane. With that being said, it was Annie and Mary Jane who got Peter’s powers and this allowed him to become Spiderling and Spinneret. It also included some prominent threats like the Sinister Six, the Regent, and the Brotherhood of Mutants as well.
Miles Morales was quite a worthy successor in his timeline or universe. However, it was indeed a shame that he failed to experience adventures as Peter did in his universe. As a result, it was Brian Michael Bendis who took both the version of Spider-Man and mashed it up. It was quite an intriguing crossover, to be honest. With that being said, the Spider-Men comic was a simple premise. However, it was really effective. Watching the Spider-Man from Earth-616 interacting with Miles Morales was a significant deal for the ones who were not familiar with the universes. They both proved that they have a splendid dynamic that helped Bendis deliver a sequel in 2017, named Spider-Men II.
Spider-Man traveling across the Multiverses is quite fun to watch and read. However, the Marvel fans unknowingly have a soft corner for Venom. That is why the Marvel writers introduced and featured a dedicated Multiversal adventure for Venom, Venomverse. There, it was Doctor Strange who pulled Venom into a war between two variants and new species called the Poisons. With that being said, it showcased quite some powerful hosts of him who derived from various alternate universes. These included hosts such as Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-23, and others. Furthermore, the new race of Poisons showed up to be really dangerous as compared to Venom’s race.
When it comes to the Multiversal stories of Spider-Man, it was Dan Slott’s Spider-Verse that echoed the most prominent story to date. The story was so effective that its title got used in the first Multiversal movie named Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The premise of the comic was simple – when a villain starts eliminating Spider-Man from various dimensions; all Spider-People unite to fight the threat. With that said, the concept allowed Marvel fans to watch Peter Parker, Spider-Gwen, Miles Morales, Spider-Girl, Jessica Drew, Spider-Noir, and Kaine Parker come together. For some obvious reasons, this was perhaps one of the most significant events that accelerated the concept of Multiverse in Marvel Comics.
Name any version of the Web-Slinging superhero; he/she was here during this giant event in Spider-Geddon. Morlun showed up once again and he was more powerful this time. As a result, a Spider-Army assembled together to fight this monster. While the comic could have easily echoed how Spider-Man chewed Morlun, it took some time to build a bigger foundation for the mega event. With that being said, one of the most prominent events that showed up in this comic was the inclusion of Spider-Man from the Insomniac games. Moreover, it was perhaps the best way to put an end to the Spider-Geddon thing. To conclude, Spider-Geddon (2018) was quite an explosion of adventures while also serving the basic things that’d hook any reader in.