Comic book fans tend to shudder at the thought of a heavy handed retcon. Spider-Man fans could certainly rattle off a few instances of retroactive continuity that have marred the character (“One More Day,” “Sins Past,” Aunt May’s resurrection …). But I like to be optimistic, so on ComicBook.com, I ranked five of the best retcons in comic book history. These are the moments that changed a series for the better.
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Mark Ginocchio is a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. He's been collecting Amazing Spider-Man comic books since the late-1980s and launched Chasing Amazing in 2011 as a way to tell his story about Spider-Man, comics, collecting and everything else in-between. You also find Mark's writing at Comics Should Be Good at Comic Book Resources, WhatCulture.com and Longbox Graveyard. Follow him on Twitter for comic book chat @ChasingASMBlog.
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Great article, as usual. Thanks for including Steve Englehart’s work on Captain America. His run was fantastic. I look for those back issues wherever I can find them at reasonable prices to add to my collection.