Oh god, George Wood had correspondents.
Skip to 1:28 for a primer on 90s comic book human anatomy.
So I have to read issues 201, 202 and 203 of The Amazing Spider-Man, then 52, 53 and 54 of just Spider-Man...then 1, 2 and 3 of The Uncanny Spider-Man, then 24, 25, 26 of The Amazing Spider-Man, but only if I read issues 78, 89 and 101 of Clone Spider-Man Wars...but the story won't make sense without Spider-Man: Teen Idol 15, 19, 22, 34 and 35B, not 35A. When you've read all of those, the story ends with Peter Parker waking up realizing it was all just a dream. If you want more backstory though, read 89, 90, 91, 95, 102 and 113 of The Real Spider-Man, where his dream is actually reality...except there is a time travel mishap, so you better read...etc, etc, etc.
Gee, I wonder why kids don't read comics anymore.
So pretty much standard Marvel operating procedure.
Yeah, this was the storyline where I gave up on comics as a teen as well. They managed to take one of the most-relatable and likable superheroes and just bury him in an endless maze of nonsense.
I like comics, but even in grade school (in the 80s) I couldn't understand the appeal of superhero comics.
Yeah, EC, Peter Bagge, older Crumb and Bloom County were what really did it for me as a tween. Oh, and pre-Simpsons Matt Groening. My best friend and I were kind of obsessed with Life In Hell in 6th and 7th grade. Later on I discovered The Magic Whistle and Jim Woodring and more recently the original, mid 70s run of Howard The Duck.
Closest thing to a superhero comic I was much into was Reid Fleming. The Marvel and DC stuff just seemed really pedantic and felt like the same things happened over and over in slightly different form. I didn't even like the Superman movies that much as a kid. Enjoyed them but never felt like rewatching them.
Oh, and the 60s/70s magazine-format horror comics like Creepy were always fun when I found one at a yard sale or something.
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