I havent read the amazing series in awhile. I love spider-man but have been reading others. Now i have issue 666 of ASM and one shot infested. so i was wondering is it worth the read to pick up all the spider-island comics? Such as the cloak and dagger ect. Or should i pick up after spider island? also i wanna get the new venom series but will reading that be affected by not reading spider-island. Sorry for the trouble!
I read just the Amazing Spiderman issues of spider island and none of the tie ins and its was a very enjoyable story. There is an issue of Venom that includes some information on one of the villians, I didn't read it personally but my friend told me about it. From what he mentioned it isn't necessary, but is a good issue "reveal" wise
You don't need to read every single Spider Island tie-in to understand the story... the most important parts of Spider island happen in Amazing Spiderman itself... then the Venom crossovers just flesh out things that are sort of happening in the background on ASM. ASM and Venom are the main Spider Island books.
The rest of the Spider Island books don't necessarily react with ASM or Venom, other than the fact that they are all happening at the same time in different parts of city. Cloak and Dagger as well as Deadly Hands of Kung Fu were my two favorite parts of Spider Island. They both have 3 issues to each, and they stand alone... both very good reads.
Oh ya, also... regarding reading Venom, I think Venom has been a consistently good book since its first issue, so Id say its worth it to buy them all. You wouldnt be lost if you started collecting them after the Spider Island bits, but id say the whole series is worth the money. One of Marvel's top ongoing releases right now.
Venom #9 came out a couple of weeks ago, I recommend you at least pick up #5 onward, but recommend the whole series. It's awesome. And you should be fine just reading the main story in ASM. All I picked up and read was Venom & ASM and you don't miss anything in my opinion by just picking those 2 up. Happy reading, its a great story!!!
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