Fanfic Recs: Spider-Man

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Authors and Websites

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Comments: He makes one of the best Spider-Man/Young Justice crossover around, every one was in character and all his stores are well written.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Just a Face On a Train by katheryne
  • Recommended by Shay Guy, Looney Toons, Joysweeper, Jonn
  • Synopsis: After rescuing a train from Doctor Octopus's attack, Peter Parker found himself unmasked and indebted to those he had just saved. Four months later, a train passenger again crosses paths with the young hero. Based on events from the film Spider-Man 2.
  • Comments: 11,000 words of pure WAFFy goodness.
    • Looney Toons: Seconded. Bigtime. This is a fine piece of work.
    • Joysweeper: I wouldn't praise it quite that highly, but it was still a rather nice, sweet story, worth the read. ...I'm a bit sad that this was written in 2004 and the author had a note saying she was working on a new story which would be up in a month or so, yet this is her only story.
Identity Crisis by jjonahjameson
  • Recommended by Glidergun, Jonn
  • Synopsis: Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. So how the hell did a traincar full of people keep a secret as big as Spider-Man's identity?
  • Comments: Short, funny, and brilliant.

Polarity by Chris Myers
  • Recommended by Windona, Stratagemini, Pygmalion
  • Synopsis:When a Romero-style zombie outbreak hits, three supervillains, led by a long time loser, find themselves doing whatever it takes to save themselves, and eventually, the rest of humanity.
  • Comments: Well written, a decent length, well thought out and well characterized with its moments.
    • Very much in the Style of The Shocker: Legit. The fic is completed, and filled with Crowning Moment of Awesome. The Shocker rides the line between Anti-Hero and a wise cracking hero protagonist. A fun romp through the Marvel Universe for everyone. This does follow Comic Continuity, not Movie Continuity.

Sing Us A Song, You're The Stilt-Man! by Chris Myers
  • Recommended by Nitramy, Pygmalion
  • Synopsis: Proof that the power of lip synced music, sung in crowded bars, can bring everyone together...
  • Comments: A Slice of Life short revolving around Spider-Man's Rogue's Gallery. Stilt-Man gets lucky. Super villains discover the power of karaoke. Has an absolutely wonderful Crowning Moment of Funny at the end where they... oh, just read it!

The Mutant Problem by Katt
  • Recommended by Myrdschaem
  • Synopsis: A week after Black Tuesday's telepathic attack on the world, Peter Parker took some pictures for a story on "the mutant problem." Ten years later, he's still taking pictures. The only difference is his definition of "the problem."
  • Comments: Crossover with X-Men movies. This is the kind of photo journalism that gets awards in the real world. The beautiful cosplay makes it believable.

Spider-Man Crawl Space by Kevin Cushing
  • Recommended by Zarius
  • Synopsis: Following the death of his Aunt May, Peter Parker peices together the horrifying deal he made with Mephisto and vows to put things right. Breaking the deal and reuniting with his wife Mary Jane, Peter resumes his usual mad-cap adventures, facing familiar faces in terrifying new forms, and coming face to face with a secret figure from his parent's past...
  • Comments: One of the first "Fixfics" to come out of the post-One More Day/Brand New Day fallout, talented writer Kevin Cushing picks up the ball dropped at the end of JMS' run on ASM and carries it forward, opting not to neglect certain characters from the recent direction of the book (like Carlie Cooper), and managing to make them feel well-rounded and approachable to the reader. There's even an original character who's origin ties in well with another cold topic for Marvel: the history of Peter's parents, and the surprise return of a cult character from the 1990s is explained in brilliant detail and makes a lot of sense. The series went on hiatus in 2010, but Cushing has vowed to get it going again once his work load in real life settles down a bit.

TSA: The Amazing Spider-Man: Vol 1, Vol 2 By Nomad88
  • Recommended by Masterbow
  • Synopsis: A different vision of the web-swinging hero, Peter Parker evolves into the role of Protector of New York as The Amazing Spider-Man.
  • Comments: While the beginning of this saga is a little off putting, due to changes in the origin story, it quickly turns into a story with astonishing depth, containing elements from all the different versions of Spider-Man and doing them all justice. However it is in the second volume which at the moment is over 1 million words and growing that the author really comes into his own. The characters are perfectly portrayed and the action is well written and very engaging. The story is set in its own Marvel universe with appearances from Daredevil, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, Heroes for Hire and the Marvel Knights, and will lead to full stories based on these other Marvel characters at a later date.
  • Has its own page. TSA The Amazing Spider Man

Secret Warrior: SpiderMan by Nomad88
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker is Nick Fury's Top Secret Super Spy. A story that spans across the Marvel Universe.
  • Comments: This is a different take on the Spider-man Mythos and pretty much the whole Marvel U. Some of the same villains that we know and love will make an appearance but Nomad88 is trying his best to put a new spin on them to make them fit into this new Spider-man world he is creating. Unlike his other stories where he is pulling from comics, and T.V series, for this story he going to be pulling from the spy genre including every movie I've seen in my lifetime to every TV show. Everything from: James Bond to Jason Bourne, from Austin Powers to Archer, from Dark Angel to Alias, and my absolute favorite Spy Show….Burn Notice.

SpiderMan's Guide to Superheroics by paycheckgurl
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Synopsis: Exactly what it says on the tin. Spider-Man is tasked with creating a guidebook for new superoheros and this is the result.

Diary of the Wife of Spider-Man by spidermanwife
  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Synopsis: "My name is Mary Jane Parker. I've got a lot to say and there are secrets that have been locked up for too long now. Let's start with this: I am the Wife of Spider-man." An autobiography of Mary Jane and her life with Peter Parker.

ZeroBen's Amazing SpiderMan by ZeroBen
  • Recommended by A Black Raptor
  • Synopsis: As said by the story's summary: "Action-Packed Spider-Man Reboot taking place in my own Marvel Universe. At 16, Peter's got a lot on his plate. Toss in a spider-bite, some powers, new girl Mary Jane, best friend Harry Osborn, working with Doctor Connors, school, and the pain of mysteriously losing his parents at a young age. But, what seems random and chaotic, might end up being part of the plan all along."
  • Comments: What can't be said about this alternate take on Spider-Man? Yes, it changes the origin quite a bit (for one thing, Uncle Ben lives, and Peter knows from the beginning about responsibility), and some characters aren't exactly perfect adaptations of themselves, but the story works well in spite of, or possibly because of, these. With turning minor villain Van Adder into a really important Anti-Villain, Norman into The Chessmaster without becoming Goblin first, making Blackie Drago THE Vulture, and a very big reimagining for Black Cat-no longer is she just a Fetish Fuel Station Attendant Classy Cat-Burglar, now she's a Punisher styled Anti-Hero-but the way it weaves arcs together and manages to really play with the subplot ball...Lets just say that Marvel should really think about hiring this guy some day.

Spiderman Rebirth: Genesis by MarvelHero1610
  • Recommended by Lykaios The Spartan
  • Synopsis: Essentially a reimagining of Spider-Man's origin set in the author's Marvel Rebirth universe that currently spans three universes including Spider-Man, the story chronicles the origin of this universe's Spider-Man from his nerdy days, Uncle Ben's death and then his first encounters with villains. The summary on the site REALLY undersells the actual story.
  • Comments: There are a lot of changes to Peter Parker's life, but I'd much rather you read them then I spoil it for you. I greatly enjoyed reading although the beginning chapters are rather short, the later ones get longer thankfully. It is a very different take on multiple characters that still feels like a Spider-Man story although it gets Darker and Edgier as well as delving into Bloodier and Gorier sections too. It's very good. Sadly, its sequel and the rest of the Marvel Rebirth universe appears to be on hiatus.

Breaking The Deal by NKSCF
  • Recommended by Milarqui
  • Synopsis: When Peter and Mary Jane accepted the deal with Mephisto, they didn't know that it would make the demon far more powerful than anything else in the hell. So, when Doctor Strange informs Spider-Man of the damage this has caused on reality, Spider-Man must begin a travel to recover his life and rescue Mary Jane from Mephisto's claws, while fighting against his demon-controlled enemies...
  • Commentaries: THE One More Day Fix Fic. It distillates awesomeness and fun in every chapter, and is a must read for every Spiderman fan that hated One More Day (which pretty much means everyone that likes Spider-Man...).

"Spider-Man: Evolution" by L-Dog Z
  • Recommended by Miko122
  • "Synopsis" Set in the same universe and time-frame of X-Men: Evolution, the story of Peter Parker is retold...again. Like most reboot fics, it starts from the spider bite and continues on how Peter becomes the web slinger he's known for, all the while joined by his friends and family, as well as some close allies.
  • "Comments" Spider-Man Evolution is a fresh take on the Spider-Man mythos, and is a great reinterpretation of the characters of Spider-Man. Every character is done justice, with Daredevil and Moon Knight as main characters. The series stars many classic Spider-Man villains, including Vulture, Taskmaster, Scorpion, Tinkerer, Chameleon and other lesser known villains like Ricochet and Tolensky. Spider-Man Evolution isn't just a stand alone story, but builds into a bigger universe. The plots are compelling, the length is reasonable, and the dialogue is great. The plots are unique, and L-Dog Z does an interesting take on the character of Spider-Man.

"Spider-Man Chronicles Volume One: Origins" by megamatt09
  • Recommended by lknmjh
  • "Synopsis" Essentially based on the The Spectacular Spider-Man, though it does borrow elements from other universes, it is a retelling of the story of Peter many other fan fictions out there. However, there is more to this story than meets the eye.
  • "Comments" The first in a trilogy, this fanfic is unlike any other. There's action, comedy and even some really good and really intense drama. The fights are spectacular, and it really does borrow all the good elements from the other universes, tv shows, movies, animated shows and mythos. It's a great read if you're a fan of the Marvel Universe comics as a whole, but even if you're not a fan of the comics, it doesn't matter because it's written in such a manner that you don't need prior knowledge of them.

WEBSLINGER: Spectacular Spider-Man by SevRez
  • Recommended by Tomulous
  • Synopsis: Norman Osborn is believed dead. Spider-Man's reputation is in tatters. To make matters worse, Peter Parker is now a social pariah. Fighting a two-front war, NYC's young hero endures. Action and Drama, Romance and Rivalry, all spun together in the life of the Spectacular Spider-Man! A continuation of the "Spectacular Spider-Man" animated series.
  • Comments: Though often a tad more 'adult' than the series would get, this is nonetheless the closest thing to a true continuation of The Spectacular Spider-Man any fan will get. Though currently only two 'episodes' have been completed, Sev Rez writes with an obvious understanding of the source material, and any fan of the short-lived animated series would do well to check this out.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Freeze-Frame by htbthomas
  • Recommeded by Paycheckgurl
  • Pairing: Peter/various, but mainly Mary Jane
  • Synopsis: While trying to set up a special photograph, Peter thinks back to some of the photos he has taken of the loves of his life.
  • Comments: A truly wonderful, fluffy fic that is a shining of example of honoring other pairings and their merit to the mythos while still showing the love between Peter and MJ.

Everybody Loves Spidey By Maximus- Reborn
  • Pairing: Peter/Various
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shots featuring several of Marvel's finest women being paired up with Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man. With each chapter comes a different story and pairing
  • Comments: A wonderful series with fics that range from fluffy to sweet to heartbreaking. The characterization is spot on and pairings never seem forced or overdone. A wonderful fic for light reading.

Two or more non-related works interact.

Spiders And Magic Rise Of Spider Mane by Maximus_Reborn
  • Recommended by couchpotato
  • Synopsis: Trouble is brewing, and Spider-Man is summoned to save the day! However, he takes the form of a pony upon his arrival and grows weaker by the day. With Discord returning in the near future, can Peter find his purpose in Equestria before it's too late?
  • Comments: A crossover with My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Twilight Sparkle uses her magic to summon Peter Parker to help defeat a dragon that's terrorizing Ponyville. He also gets a warning about the return of Discord from the dragon as soon it is defeated. Afterward, we find Peter trying to adjust to life in Equestria as a pony. It is extremely well written, and the author does an amazing job depicting the character's respective personalities accurately. It's full of action, comedy, and has its share of heartwarming moments as well. A must read for any fan of Spider-Man or My Little Pony.

Variant Strain by scriviner
  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, Tropers/Senevri
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker was an ordinary teenager until two guys in military-style uniform and their mysterious hooded companion intruded and killed Uncle Ben. Peter's vengeance is swift and bloody as he... eats the hooded man? This isn't your average Spidey tale, for Peter is going to get... hungry.
  • Comments: A Fusion Fic with Prototype. The fic is now also available on

The League of Interdimensional Heroes by The 1597 Faceless Writer

Origin Story by jjonahjameson
  • Recommended by jyshin2
  • Synopsis: Crossover. Too bad there isn't a category called 'silly'...Spider-Man gets some help with his itchy suit and a costume designer gets a new career direction.
  • Comments: A hilarious crossover with The Incredibles that honestly makes perfect sense.
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  • Seven Ages of Man by Salomonderiel
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense
    • Synopsis: Crossover with Avengers. He wasn’t entirely sure when he first met Richard, and when he asked about it for his Best Man speech a few years later – turns out, neither does Richard.
    But somehow, Tony made a best friend in the biochemical engineering department.
    • Comments: A little short, but still very satisfying.

    SHIELD Investigation by Wednesday0991
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense
    • Synopsis: Crossover with Avengers. Phil Coulson is investigating the events in the Amazing Spider-man for SHIELD. Interrogating Curt Connors eventually leads him to discoveries he hadn't expected.
    • Comments: One of the best SHIELD discovers Spider-Man fics out there. Very good writing. It unfortunately hasn't been updated since September 2012.
      • Updated as of September 2013

    It's My Problem by Namikaze Artemis
    • Recommended by Lucia Malpense.
    • Synopsis: Crossover with Avengers. In which Peter is Tony's illegitimate child, and he's prepared to do anything to keep that a secret. Although, that doesn't stop him from trying to get Tony's approval. He is Peter's idol, after all.
    • Comments: This fic is one of the rare gen superfamily fics out there. The author has a realistic take on the illegitimate son idea, and doesn't choose to rush things for the sake of fluff. Completed as of March 2013, with a sequel in progress.

    The Mutant Problem by Katt
    • Recommended by Myrdschaem
    • Synopsis: A week after Black Tuesday's telepathic attack on the world, Peter Parker took some pictures for a story on "the mutant problem." Ten years later, he's still taking pictures. The only difference is his definition of "the problem."
    • Comments: Crossover with X-Men movies. This is the kind of photo journalism that gets awards in the real world. The beautiful cosplay makes it believable.

    More Then Meets the Eye by The Writer with no Name
    • Recommended by SAMAS
    • Synopsis: Like many teenagers, the time has come for Peter Parker to get his first car. In his case, it's a beat-up yellow camaro that still runs like a dream. Unfortunately, said camaro is a lot more than it seems, (If the title didn't tell you already}, and an ancient war is about to find its way back to Earth...
    • Comments: As you might expect, this is at it's base a retelling of Transformers with Ultimate Spidey in Sam's place. At the same time, it also borrows heavily from G1, with an expanded cast, and even having had the series take place in the eighties (An adult Spike/Sam appears as one of Peter's teachers).

    Spidey's Life is a Game! by Rebuke X 7
    • Recommended by cmcwiki
    • Synopsis: Spider-man's life has never been easy, but what if one day a tournament began with stakes so high that it could mean the absolute destruction of the world as he knew it ? Watch as he and his two unlikely allies strive to reach the top!
    • Comments: Marvel Versus Capcom 3 brings itself to life in this fic. Words can't describe. Author has requested trope page