Spider-Man Team-Up

 SMTU   (Marvel, 1995-1997)

™ and ©1996 Marvel Characters, Inc.

Throughout the seventies and eighties, a series called Marvel Team-Up paired Spider-Man with another Marvel hero to do battle against the villain of the month. Ironically, the team-up formula was conceived because there was great worry in the Marvel offices that Spider-Man, already the star of The Amazing Spider-Man, might not be able to hold down a second monthly series all by himself. Today, with Spidey appearing in a half-dozen or more series at once, these worries seem almost quaint.

It was a bit of a blast from the past when Marvel introduced the modern-day version of Marvel Team-Up in 1995. Entitled Spider-Man Team-Up, this title is a giant-sized, quarterly version of the old MTU formula, with Spider-Man joining with heroes like Doctor Strange of the Incredible Hulk to face down the bad guys in two different stories each month.

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#1

  12/1/1995
  $2.95
  $2.00
7 copies available from $1.69
Takes place before Spectacular Spider-Man #222 & X-Force #49Mark Waid, Tom Peyer, Scott LobdellKen Lashley

#2

  3/1/1996
  $2.95
  $2.75
6 copies available from $2.75
52 pagesGeorge Pérez, Roger SternTom Grindberg

#2 Variation A

  3/1/1996
  $2.95
  $10.00
No copies available
Roger Stern Autographed Edition; Includes C.O.A. (Hero Bot Con 2012)George Pérez, Roger SternTom Grindberg

#3

  6/1/1996
  $2.95
  $2.25
4 copies available from $0.25
52 pagesDan JurgensBob McLeod

#4

  9/1/1996
  $2.95
  $1.25
5 copies available from $1.25
68 pagesGeorge PérezSteve Geiger, Darick Robertson, Dan Jurgens, Brandon McKinney

#5

  12/1/1996
  $2.95
  $2.50
7 copies available from $1.50
68 pagesDarick Robertson, Glenn Greenberg, Steve GerberDarick Robertson, James W. Fry III

#6

  3/1/1997
  $2.99
  $2.50
5 copies available from $2.50
Minor price increaseLarry Hama, J.M. DeMatteis, Marv WolfmanDietrich Smith, Bob McLeod

#7

  6/1/1997
  $2.99
  $3.50
4 copies available from $3.25
52 pagesKurt BusiekSal Buscema

Book #1

  7/1/1997
  $7.99
  $7.00
1 copy available for $7.00
Collects Spider-Man TeamUp #1-5Todd DezagoValentine DeLandro