If there's one thing we've learned from our years on the Internet, it's that there's no aspect of comics that can't be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there's no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we're taking it upon ourselves to compile lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

This week, as Marvel's Spider-Verse crossover rolls on, we sift through the mountains of radioactive spider bites to pick the five best alternate versions of the Amazing Spider-Man, from the pig that brought us Captain Americat to a shockingly popular version that just sort of stands around waiting for things to work out on their own.

Show Notes:

  • Believe it or not, they actually made a paperback of Spectacular Spider-Ham, and it's a lot weirder than you think. There's also a one-shot written by J. Michael Straczynski, and needless to say, you should avoid that like it's made of razorblades dipped in the T-virus.
  • The original 1602 miniseries was basically a total bust, but Spider-Man 1602 is great -- and weirdly enough, the hardcover's cheaper than the paperback.
  • Catch up on Newspaper Spidey over at Comics Kingdom, or just follow along with Josh Fruhlinger's commentary at the Comics Curmudgeon.
  • Go read everything with Spider-Gwen in it. Just do it.
  • ComicsAlliance has extensively covered Supaidaman in the past, including a sadly brief guide to the first few episodes.