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Comic Book Question of the Week: Favorite Spider-Man Family Series

Which title do you think is truly superior?

Spider-Man has an awesome world filled with so much potential. Decades upon decades have established a great supporting cast of characters, unique allies and a plethora of villains who range from frightening to laughable. Whether you love or hate what's going on with the character right now, there's still a healthy variety of Spider-Man family books for you to jump right into (but your time is coming to an end with #42 if you're a VENOM fan...). Offering a wealthy variety of tones, there's something for pretty much any kind of Spider fan to appreciate right now. This week, however, we're wondering what you're enjoying the most out of the batch. Does Dan Slott continue to earn your support and praise or do one of the other titles hold a special place in your heart?

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Edited by Poncho

Wallopin Websnappers

Posted by theTimeStreamer

scarlet spider. not even a contest.

Posted by 8008S
Posted by flazam

Venom

Edited by Guardiandevil83

@poncho: Hahaha I remember that. You get a follow.

Edited by DonFelipe

I'm not an expert when it comes to Spider-Man but isn't Avenging Spider-Man missing? Just curious why Avenging couldn't make this list.

Posted by inferiorego

I'm not an expert when it comes to Spider-Man but isn't Avenging Spider-Man missing? Just curious why Avenging couldn't make this list.

Avenging is an awesome book

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Posted by k4tzm4n

I'm not an expert when it comes to Spider-Man but isn't Avenging Spider-Man missing? Just curious why Avenging couldn't make this list.

Because Yost's Avenging doesn't exist anymore. It concluded and he started up Team-Up. I imagine you can take Avengining into account when voting for TU if you really want to.

Posted by Barkley

I live in a world where Peter Parker isn't in a single Spider-man comic book....Sad....

Posted by ThePRez

@barkley said:

I live in a world where Peter Parker isn't in a single Spider-man comic book....Sad....

well Doc Ock lives inside Peter's body

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man for me

Posted by DonFelipe

@k4tzm4n said:

@donfelipe said:

I'm not an expert when it comes to Spider-Man but isn't Avenging Spider-Man missing? Just curious why Avenging couldn't make this list.

Because Yost's Avenging doesn't exist anymore. It concluded and he started up Team-Up. I imagine you can take Avengining into account when voting for TU if you really want to.

Oops! Well I said I was no expert. Hmm, I would solely base my votes on the cover art work so I may as well sit this voting out trying not to offend die-hard Spider-Fans.

Is it just me or does Marvel cancel some of their titles without officially cancelling them; meaning they let them run out without prior notice and then everybody's be like "what? they cancelled it". Then again, I'm no expert.

Edited by Captain13

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is hands down the most well written character piece and has the most engaging cast.

Scarlet Spider seems to be getting a lot of love on this poll, but, based on sales (Scarlet Spider was not even on Diamond's Top 100 in July), I think it will be cancelled before the Spring. To be fair, I think Marvel has already confirmed Venom's cancellation.

Edited by IDontLikeBirds

Damn, hard to decide. I love Ultimate Comics Spider-man, all of it, the art, the writing, and the character progression. I also love Superior Spider-man and seeing the changes and impact that Doc Ock has been making. Ultimate I guess wins out marginally, but a lot of that is the art (love me some Sarah Pichelli).

Posted by kanadiankozak

(but your time is coming to an end with #42 if you're a VENOM fan...)

Wait, what??? =(

Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

SCARLET SPIDER! By a mile! I would even call it one of the top 3 books at Marvel! Kaine is such a badass and I really hope that the series will last a while longer.

Somehow I never really learned to love Peter Parker, but Kaine is right up my alley!

Edited by dusk83

Scarlet Spider

Posted by Hawkguy

Couldn't decide between superior and superior foes but went with superior in the end.

Edited by Cavemold

Venom by a tad.

Edited by saoakden

I love Superior Spider-Man, Scarlet Spider, Venom and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Don't care for Superior Foes of Spider-Man. I'm following Superior Spider-Man Team-Up and Superior Carnage. It's a shame to see Venom go. If anything happens to Scarlet Spider, I'll be really bummed out. I better see it in December's solicits!!!! I don't want to go there and not find it it like I couldn't find Venom and Winter Soldier!!!

Posted by QuantumVertex

Ultimate Spider Man..... Scarlet Spider..... Superior Spider Man... the others don't matter these are superb. Ultimate is everything a comic should be! Scarlet had me sold from the beginning but it seems to get better with each arc and Superior is the title i'm the most antsy for out of the bunch!

Posted by thenexusrebound

Why can I not vote for Scarlet Spider, Venom and Ultimate Comics Spider-man!? Oh well I just went for Scarlet Spider, but I love those three.

Posted by NightCrawler358

I haven't read Scarlet Spider yet, but I want to! I for one love Superior, but I'm gonna go with Ultimate Spider-Man, just for giving me something completely fresh and giving me a reason not to drop the Ultimate line completely.

Posted by Skyfire

Scarlet Spider and Superior team-up, Scarlet just a lil' better.

Chris Yost is a fantastic writer.

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Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Superior for me.

Posted by Novemberx2

Ultimate Spiderman always

both Peter and Miles are great characters and the supporting cast is so well developed.

Superior spider man is a joke, in ten years people will look back and laugh that this was ever allowed

Edited by WWAJfan

Venom by a lot. I know scarlet is good but what Rick, Bunn and the rest of the team have done with the Venom series is just too epic, there is a reason why this series got so many issues (more than 42 if you count the 27.1, 13.1-13.4) even though it doesn't get that much promotion like other Marvel's titles. The only thing bad that happened on Venom was MoE, and it had bad luck cause it was caught in the middle of 2 great arcs (Savage 6, n Minimum). Besides MoE n the Ufoes arc, the rest was just plain Sick, and that Toxin arc was just Killing it on another level. Either way It's just my opinion, I know it wont change many people in the site, but to me this is the Best Spider Series out of all of them. You'll be missed Venom. Peace you all ; )

#SUPPORTTHEUNDERRATED

Posted by WWAJfan

How can someone say no to this series, with such great and emotional scenes such as this one. Everytime I see it, it gives me goosebumps. Kudos t Declan for killing it in this series : )

Posted by JMLG

Superior Foes is my favorite, since ive always liked street level villains

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Really hard to choose!I like the ones that I read all equally! Ok I will vote Venom since it's so underrated.

Posted by heroesgold

Scarlet Spider and Agent Venom is a close second. But Amazing will always be in my heart, well that is except 698-700

Posted by laabitres

a tie between scarlet spider, ultimate comics spider-man, superior carnage and venom

Posted by M1cAL

Ultimate, no question about it. i've been holding back on Scarlet Spider (for no reason), but this feed is tempting me to get on that

Posted by Edstone1

Guess I'll have to go with young Miles here, all that noble heroism and kind heart,fighting through the odds,never giving up,he reminds me of someone I used to know and still miss:(

Posted by superiorspidey1962

I'm not an expert when it comes to Spider-Man but isn't Avenging Spider-Man missing? Just curious why Avenging couldn't make this list.

series ended

Posted by PunyParker

Amazing Spider-Man....oh!....am i illegal or something?!

No seriously,the "to be cancelled" Scarlet Spider is awe-freakin'-some.

Posted by Bloxxeh

I'm in love with all the Spidey-Books. But one that really stands out is Ultimate Spider-Man. :3

Posted by mattwing87

I am sad that Venom and possibly Ultimate Spider-Man are ending. I love both! I also just recently got into Scarlet Spider and I love it so far! I also love Dan Slott's run on Spider-Man! His run is great so far. I have yet to read any Superior Spider-Man though.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Ultimate Spider-Man. Nuff Said

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Posted by Hawkguy

And people complain about the Bat family books....

Posted by mickeymayhew

Superior Spiderman - the clue's in the title

Posted by Acro808

Scarlet Spider for sure.

Posted by Yung ANcient One

You're Pure Evil K4tzman. How can you ask me to choose? HOW?!

This IS MADNESS!

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Posted by javancain16

Venom

Posted by That60sGuy

I get most of these books and my choice would be Superior Spider-Man, Superior Team-Up, Scarlet Spider and then Superior Foes. I don't buy Venom, Carnage or Ultimate so don't know about their quality.

I guess the real voting is done by sales and Superior Spider-Man gets both issues a month in the top 10 sales every month whilst none of the others have been in the top 10 selling books yet.

Edited by Strider92

@hawkguy said:

And people complain about the Bat family books....

Maybe because Batman has 10 books that correlate to him and 5 of which feature him as the main character or very prominently. Whereas the Spider-Family has the ones above only 2 of which feature Spider-man.....

Posted by Meteorite

I pick up my Scarlet and Amazing/Superior in trades, so voting for them sort of felt like cheating. I voted for Ultimate Comics, since it's the only one I buy in single issues.

Posted by ngrey651

I get most of these books and my choice would be Superior Spider-Man, Superior Team-Up, Scarlet Spider and then Superior Foes. I don't buy Venom, Carnage or Ultimate so don't know about their quality.

I guess the real voting is done by sales and Superior Spider-Man gets both issues a month in the top 10 sales every month whilst none of the others have been in the top 10 selling books yet.

Sales. Hmm. Let's look at sales

Superior Spider-Man Issue 11. 84,219

Superior Spider-Man Issue 12. 82,338

Superior Spider-Man issue 13. 81,678.

Superior Spider-Man Issue 14! 80,839

Want I should keep going or is it now pretty clear that sales are dropping pretty darn quick? And that's because Dan Slott's trading in infamy for writing actually decent stories about a person that's not an egomaniacal, homicidal, stuck-up, pretentious, smug, cold-hearted, cruel, hypocritical JACKHOLE.

Posted by jwalser3

Venom and Superior Foes!

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