Sometimes I look at Amazing Spider-Man 370 and I’m amazed with how I wasn’t turn away with how intimidating it should have been for a new reader. It is in the middle of a storyline. The Scorpion and Black Cat are on the cover, not the two biggest names in Spider-Man’s cast of characters. Though I do like the Black Cat. This is before the 90s FOX Spider-Man cartoon, so I didn’t really know Scorpion yet. Promoting the mystery of Peter’s parents. It is shipping twice that month, so I’m going to have to come back soon to get the next issue. Right there in a corner, Spider-Man turn 30, so there is 30 years of history with the character. I think about when Quesada was running Marvel and how he made a point, for a year there, that all covers had to be essentially posters with no hint at what was going on inside the covers, that was a disappointing era, artistically.
The comic is cover dated December 1992, so it probably came out sometime in October of that year. I have been reading comics, essentially straight, for twenty two years with no real breaks.
Spider-Man One More Day came out in 2007 so I was a hardcore Spider-Man fan for 15 years.