I’ve been collecting Amazing Spider-Man comics since I first used my $1 allowance at the corner candy store to buy Amazing Spider-Man #296 in 1987. Chasing Amazing follows my journey to collect every issue of this series, while also reminiscing about how I got to this point. Expect new posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with additional posts depending on its relevance and my mood that week.
Additionally, I’m a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY, who has written for newspapers, web-sites and corporate publications. I write the “Gimmick or Good?” column at Comic Book Resource’s Comics Should Be Good blog, and also contribute to such esteemed sites as ComicBook.com, Sequart.org and Longbox Graveyard. I’m the co-host of the Amazing Spider-Talk podcast, which reviews new issues of Spider-Man every month as well as looks back on classic comics. Please check out Chasing Amazing’s sister-site, superiorspidertalk.com for video podcasts, reviews and additional content.
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Just found your blog. Good luck to you. I have collected since 1986 and the back issues of Amasing Spiderman are very expensive. I have alot myself and can help you out with some you need for a descent price.
But don’t think I have alot of way back issues, just saying if I have somenthing you don’t I will help you out.
This is such a cool idea, only wish I would have though of it first because I also love Spider-Man(I named my son Parker). I will be coming back to your blog on a regular basis to check it out and I’m putting you on my blog roll. Keep up the good work.
i saw this online and it looks like your missing no. 12?
I knew you collected comics as a kid, but I had no idea the extent of it!
Good luck and God’s Speed on your quest.
PS: Nice work with the name Chasing Amazing… I’m sure you’ve gotten a chuckle out of Kevin Smith for that one!
Thanks for the link! And there is no way I’m racing you!
I’m not racing you either, but my first Spider-Man issue was Amazing #259 (the yellow cover with the return to the red & blues).
Hi from Spain!
I have been collecting Spider-man comics since I was less than 7 years old, But, since my collection is in Spanish version, it got far more cheap than your project sure is.
In my own quest to collect every issue of Amazing Spider-man I found you blog. Great job! I am interested in your opinion on the ASM variants. Do you collect the ASM variants, or just one comic per issue? Finding and buying the variants seems to be slowing me down from collecting all of the issues. ASM #666, in particular, with over 150 variants, is a wallet breaker.
Hey, love your reviews. I am doing something similar (although I am trying to read my way through all marvel comics), so I salute you for taking on a major task. I am collecting digitally if possible though….you must have a lot of room taken up by all those long boxes..
My wife would kill me if I tried that.
What a cool idea! I have been reading ASM since I was a kid and have also tasked myself with attempting to collect every issue. It is so much fun and I wish you the best of luck.
I love Spiderman fan sites. A friend of mine showed me OnlineSpiderGames.com, tons of Spiderman games, movies, images and more.
I personally don’t collect anything but I’m a hugh fan of SM.
I been collecting since I was 5 , I;m 42 now, my earliest issue seeing on the newsstand was #136, but I recall buying #166 (lizard). My chase ended last september- I bought issue 1 . So The only thing I”m missing is amazing fantasy #1 .What issues are you missing because I do have some older issues for sale including #18
Im trying something similar, though I cant decide if i’ll collect all the variants… thanks for the inspiration that this can be done!
Out of curiosity, you said you were missing six issues a few posts back, which ones?