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  • 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 stories are well written.


  • Recommended by Nat Ripper, DarkFastLight, This Is Ridiculous
  • Comments: Every one of their Spider-Man fics have been very enjoyable, although if you aren't a fan of hurt/comfort you should proceed with caution. However, despite this authors tendency to write hurt/comfort, they also have written very fluffy and cute stories. 10/10 recommendation from this troper.


  • Recommended by Nerdman3000
  • Comments: Creator of a rather massive art and story reimagining of Spider-Man, his universe, and his history, Green-Mamba's Spider-Man project over on DeviantArt is honestly something of a work of art, presenting readers with a highly detailed, but also unique continuity that takes almost 60 years of Spider-Man history and reimagines it from the ground up. Recommended for any fan of Spider-Man to explore.

     General Fics 
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.

Through the Looking Glass by vendetta543

  • Recommended by Nerdman3000.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 1934, one year since becoming Spider-Man. He'd dealt with gangsters, insane scientists and whatever else old New York could spare. Then suddenly things...changed. A world brimming with 'progress', wannabe clowns calling themselves super and a noisy dame in white. Didn't matter; he'd still be the one left standing. (Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Gwen crossover)
  • Comments: Now has a sequel - Madhouse Blues (Ongoing)
  • Now has its own TV Tropes page.

Two Spiders on a Web by vendetta543

  • Recommended by batguy and Nerdman3000
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peter thought it was the end. Crumbling to dust in Mr. Stark's arms, when he closed his eyes he didn't think they'd open again. Except they did, and now he was stuck in a world where no one knew Spider-Man and the Spider-Woman who could help him was a stranger named Gwen Stacy.
  • Comments: Good story and characters with not just Peter and Gwen but Mayday and MJ as well.
  • Now has its own TV Tropes page.

Spider-Network by Rebuke X 7

  • Recommended by batguy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Social media has had many uses. Finding old friends, keeping up with the news, finding love, and even...saving the world? It started with a "stupid" idea Peter had during a date night with MJ but little did he know it would change the multiverse forever. A series of loosely connected one-shots that tell how an app saved existence.
  • Comments: Clever story with good chapters with awesome fight scene and dialogue.

Just a Face On a Train by katheryne

  • Recommended by Shay Guy, Looney Toons, Joysweeper, Jonn, alzbeta
  • Status: Complete
  • 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, alzbeta
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Moments 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.
  • Now has a tropes page.

Sing Us A Song, You're The Stilt-Man! by Chris Myers

  • Recommended by Nitramy, Pygmalion
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Funny Moment at the end where they... oh, just read it!

SpiderMan's Guide to Superheroics by paycheckgurl

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Exactly what it says on the tin. Spider-Man is tasked with creating a guidebook for new superheroes and this is the result.

WEBSLINGER: Spectacular Spider-Man by SevRez

  • Recommended by Tomulous
  • Status: Dead, last updated on Nov 2, 2014
  • 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.

The Extraordinary Spider-Man by Jesse Cullen

  • Recommended by Nerdman 3000
  • Status: Complete
  • Sequels: The Insidious Six (Complete) and Spider-Man: Inheritance (Ongoing)
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker must confront a collective of robots thirsting for Spider-Man's blood as well as the insane Doctor Octopus. Along the way he battles with inner demons, teams up with thieves wearing skin-tight black leather and learns to trust new friends and move on from the loss of Gwen Stacy in the face of feelings for a fiery red head. A continuation fic to TASM 2.
  • Comments: Though technically written as a continuation of the cancelled The Amazing Spider-Man Film Series, this ultimately quite brilliant and very fun fanfic can easily be enjoyed by any Spider-Man fan out there, even from those who might not have enjoyed the films for which this fic is based on. The sequel also introduces an alternate expanded version of the MCU, one which includes the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.

the kubler-ross theory by antivenom

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete, with a sequel called the heisenberg uncertainty principle.
  • Synopsis: Peter loses Gwen in a split-second of motion.It takes much, much longer for him to find himself afterwards.(In which Peter deals with a loss that immobilizes him and permeates through every drawn breath. In which his grief is a visceral abstraction that he can touch, that he can feel. And in which, with a little help, with time, with acceptance, with anger, with sadness, with Wade, he learns how to live in a world without her.)
  • Author Notes: I pull mostly from the movies, but there are some comics mixed in. Basically Peter and Gwen meet in college and fall and love. Peter is a second semester sophomore and has been Spider-Man since he was 16. Deadpool comes in at word 5648; if that doesn't tell you anything, just know that this will be the slowest of slow burns, and the relationship itself is not the focus . I have a lot of reasons for that, which I'm sure I'll talk about in author's notes along the line. The work gets its name from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's method of the 5 stages of grief, though the fic doesn't follow them as strictly as possible (another thing I can babble on about forever and therefore might pop up again)
  • Comments: This fanfic gives an insightful view on both those who leave and those who are left behind.

Maggie Fitzgerald and the Saltwater Drip by antistar_e antistar_e (kaikamahine)

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Google politely tells her there are no poisonous spiders in Manhattan. Judging by her symptoms — fever, superstrength, newfound desire to shove herself into small dark spaces, and sudden reputation as a masked vigilante — Gwen would beg to differ.
  • Tags: Spider!Gwen

the wrath of may by Nokomis

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Aunt May decides it’s time to have a serious talk with Tony Stark about Peter’s internship.

In Your Corner by asterisms

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five adults who try to be the reasonable authority figure Peter needs in his life post-homecoming and one who was there all along.

what would tony stark do? by IntrovertedOwl

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peter wears Iron Man tees to school. Tony finds out.

this has been a public service announcement by Nokomis

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peter tells the other Avengers about certain public service announcements. It spirals from there.

Ben and May's by Quillium

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Synopsis: They open the cafe shortly after Ben's death. A coffeeshop AU that's not a romance.

Peter Parker's Home for the Wayward Villain by BeanieBaby

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A really long redemption story.

The Fifth Dog by Sectionladvivi

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Dead (last updated September 2017)
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker can keep being Spider-Man a secret from his aunt, but what about a hundred pound Rottweiler?
  • Note: This work is not on ao3 anymore.

like a bridge over troubled water by CivilBores

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Peter faces unthinkable, unprecedented challenges in the form of a creature called Venom, and learns to reach out to others for help on the way.

embryonic by aloneintherain

  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Spider-Man is bare inches away from them. Spider-Man is looking their way. Spider-Man is … a lot shorter in person.

     Alternate Universe Fics 
Stories where one or more plot points or characters are significantly different from canon.

Another Strand In The Great Web by Celgress

  • Recommended by batguy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What if Peter had been shot that fateful rather than Aunt May? The deal with Mephisto never happens. What will change and what will stay the same? Find out in this exciting story that turns events of the past decade on their heads.

Entwined Destines by Celgress

  • Recommended by batguy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: What if Peter Parker had saved Gwen Stacy that fateful night? In a corner of the vast multiverse, he must have. This is one such universe. Behold a very different world and character evolutions from those you know in the comics.

The Amazing Spider-Gwen by Scapolite

  • Recommended by Darkabomination
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2019
  • Synopsis: Gwen Stacy is an anti-social young woman living with her best friend and roommate MJ. Deciding to fight crime in following her deceased father's memory as much as an opportunity to get out of the house and socialize a bit, she's content with beating up petty thugs until a bank robbery puts her up against a mysterious man going by the Shocker, giving her the first big challenge of her career. Soon she finds herself the target of gangsters looking like they came out of the thirties led by their leader only known as "the Don". With a number of superpowered criminals on the loose and a growing conspiracy involving a wealthy woman and the sudden reappearance of her childhood friend harry, Gwen finds herself in the midst of a decades-long plot tied with the legacy and mysterious murder of her father.
  • Comments: An alternate version of Spider-Gwen that takes the basic premise of Gwen Stacy being bitten by the spider and goes off in its own direction. A promising story that takes a unique approach with the concept, departing from the comics in many ways. This take has Gwen with a dose of Peter's street smarts and sarcasm, with enough tomboy traits to make her her own character. With a Peter parker very much alive and without powers of his own, the fic sees a twist to their relationship with his science and hacking skills from the Amazing movies brought into focus. As the title would suggest, a lot of inspiration is derived from the modern update but takes cues from the Animated Series and an extensive knowledge of the main comics. Many major characters and villains are reimagined and given new origins but have the traits that make them recognizable. All in all, a new series that looks to be making many changes to the formula while keeping to the spirit of what makes a Spider-Man story. Consistently updates every month with decently-sized chapters.

Spider-Man Crawl Space by Kevin Cushing

  • Recommended by Zarius
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Following the death of his Aunt May, Peter Parker pieces 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.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man by Neil Bogenrieder

  • Recommended by Zarius
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker is happily married to Mary Jane and is fresh off becoming a father to beautiful Annie May Parker. He has an extensive network of friends (including Felicia) who have his back, and he's got a promising new job. You'd think his luck will hold out for once...but think again! Peter finds the stakes raised to a level he's never faced before, forcing him to make decisions that threaten to shatter his moral compass, and the startling transformation of one young Cindy Moon draws Peter into an additional role of responsibility that pits him up against the iron might of Tony Stark and his fellow Avengers. If he's not careful, the neighborhood might not be so friendly.
  • Comments: The second online Script Fic series from the Spider-Man Crawl Space website and launched in late 2016, this ongoing takes various elements from the last several years of official Spider-Man content and brings them together into a cohesive whole. The writing is note perfect in terms of characterization and there's no limit to the usual Parker wit, there are bleak and psychologically scarring moments, but they are tempered with the hope and sense of courageous spirit that Peter and Mary Jane are capable of displaying...oh, and not a trace of psycho Queenpin Felicia in sight, and yet another series with a likable Carlie Cooper. Extra brownie points there. The series concluded in December 2018.

TSA: The Amazing Spider-Man: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3 By Nomad88

  • Recommended by Masterbow
  • Status:
    • Vols. 1 and 2: Complete
    • Vol 3: Dormant; last updated September 2018
  • 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. 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 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 Nomad 88

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 Nomad 88 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.

ZeroBen's Amazing SpiderMan by ZeroBen

  • Recommended by A Black Raptor
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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...
  • Comments: 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 Miko 122
  • Status: Dormant (dead link)
  • 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 fanfictions 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.

Spider-Man: Origin of the Species by Weskron

  • Recommended by The3raser
  • Status: Dormant (dead link)
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker is just your average teenaged nerd living in Queens who, after getting bitten by a radioactive spider at a school fair, becomes one of the greatest heroes ever known to man. But, in other, darker corners of New York, a jealous evil begins to stalk our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man as he learns that with great power, comes great responsibility. (AU, Gwen x Peter)
  • Comments: This is a pretty heartwarming and real interpretation of Spider-Man. I legitimately cried at Chapter 7 and got teary eyed at a couple other parts. The villains chosen, the cameos that appear, and the overall buildup and structure of the story are masterful. It's not finished yet but the author updates regularly and he's definitely very passionate about the story, I expect it to be finished soon! My biggest criticism is that the dialogue can sometimes drag, but you get used to it. One of the best fanfics I've ever read so far. Seriously, this is worth a read. I highly recommend it.

Laura Parker, a Spider's Little Sister By Phatomdemon 2

     Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Freeze-Frame by htbthomas

  • Recommended by Paycheckgurl
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Half Your Age (Plus Seven) by fancastical

  • Recommended by: ThisIsRidiculous
  • Pairing: Peter Parker/Wade Wilson
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Deadpool has oddly specific and frustrating morals, Spider-Man has excellent friends, his lab partner has an opening for a bassist, Johnny Storm has the warmest feet, and everyone has had enough of hearing Peter talk about Wade Wilson (except Aunt May: she’s always glad to hear he’s back in town).

Coming To Terms by Lushcoltrane

  • Recommended by: Tito Mosquito
  • Pairing: Mary Jane Watson/Gwen Stacy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Gwen Stacy is confused by her feelings after the eerie incident outside the boutique's dressing room and decides to confront the main inspiration of her new feelings.
  • Comments: If you like f/f, this is the fic to read. Despite that, it's written so well that it could easily fit into Earth-616 canon. It includes a cameo from a 70's sitcom.

SpiderMan Hearts Jenny W by Snorpenbass

  • Recommended by: Mister Dr Bob 2
  • Pairing: Spider-Man/She-Hulk
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A depressed Jennifer Walters is getting drunk, and an equally morose Peter Parker tries to cheer her up.
  • Comments: A very sweet fic featuring the mother of all rarepairs. In fact, it will make you wonder why more people don't pair them!

Spider-Man's Bathtime Lifeguard Love by CVGW James

  • Recommended by: Wingnut
  • Pairing: Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Peter returns home to take a bath after another battle as Spider-Man. He finds MJ there with some... suggestive ideas.

Spider-Man & Yuri: Compassion by RavenT2

  • Recommended by: Pikamencer079
  • Pairing: Peter Parker/Yuri Watanabe
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shots and multi-chapter stories and Divergence Fic of Insomniac's Spider-Man game series. After the Devil's Breath incident, Spider-Man and Yuri confide in each other about their respective traumas, developing a closer friendship with one another that eventually blossoms into romance.
  • Comments: A very wholesome Hurt/Comfort Fic that writes the titular characters very faithfully to canon and propels their already good chemistry from the first game to maximum overdrive, with their relationship being incredibly entertaining to read and providing a solid foundation for the story even before they actually become a couple. What wrinkles pop up in the original plot are extremely welcome and make the story all the more uplifting. Highly recommended for fans of the games, especially anyone who enjoyed the Spider-Cop interactions.

     Crossover Fics 
Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different franchises.

Marvel Crossovers

Seven Ages of Man by Salomonderiel
  • Recommended by Lucia Malpense
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with the 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 Wednesday 0991

  • Recommended by Lucia Malpense
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Synopsis: Crossover with the 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.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with the 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 the X-Men movies. This is the kind of photojournalism that gets awards in the real world. The beautiful cosplay makes it believable.

The Humanity of Spider Man by JustmeSpidey

  • Recommended by Kaguya Cat
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Avengers (2012)
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker was a regular teenage guy who was bitten by destiny. As he struggles to battle the crime of NYC as the masked vigilante Spider-Man and retain a normal home life with his Aunt May and girlfriend Gwen Stacy, his abilities catch the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D.. They want to know who Spider-Man really is, and they won't stop until they get an answer.
  • Has a sequel.
  • Tags: Adventure, Humour

Spider-X series by Agent-G

  • Recommended by: Marcus S Lazarus
  • Status: Complete (potentially)
  • Crossover with: X-Men: Evolution
  • Pairings: Peter Parker/Rogue, Scott Summers/Jean Grey, etc.
  • Synopsis: A trilogy of Spider-X, Return of Spider-X and Sensational Spider-X that starts with Scott and Rogue meeting Spider-Man during their trip to New York to recruit Angel, which leads to Peter Parker becoming the newest resident of the Xavier Institute while May Parker joins the staff. As a result, a series of changes take place for the X-Men, as the Brotherhood's ranks expand to include the likes of Electro, Hydro-Man, Sandman and Black Cat, Eddie Brock and the symbiote develop a hatred of mutants as well as the wall-crawler, and Peter himself falls in love with Rogue.

DC Crossovers

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  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Dormant (thread last updated March 2019)
  • Synopsis: Crossover with The DCU. Teenager Peter Parker was minding his own business when some random disembodied voice started telling him that he was needed before plucking him from his home city and dropping him off in Gotham without directions or a general idea of what just happened. Now, for the foreseeable future, he's stuck in the crime capital of America with no money, resources or a plan. But what else was new? Peter's appearance during a Joker plot kicks of an unprecedented gang war, which gradually gets other heroes such like Supergirl involved.
  • Tags: Action, Drama.

Sandman Unlimited by WafflesTheApprentice

  • Recommended by: Guest
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Crossover with DC Animated Universe. Sandman's life was never easy. First a villain, then an Avenger, then a reluctant villain again. But now he's been thrown into a new dimension of different heroes entirely! Will he once again become the hero he was meant to be? Takes place during Justice League Unlimited, starting from "Starcrossed". Based on Ben 10: Unlimited by The Incredible Muffin.
  • Comments: A fic starring the Sandman as the main character and hero. Largely based off of Justice League Unlimited, but has some original content as well. Sandman/Zatanna pairing. Kind of surprised it doesn't have a tropes page of its own.
  • Tags: Adventure, Humour.

Peter Parker Needs A Hug by truebluefool

  • Recommended by: dragonwing7
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Crossover with the MCU Spider-Man and Batman: Wayne Family Adventures. Immediately after Dr. Strange erased everyone's memory of Peter Parker, Peter answers a call for help and ends up in the DC universe. Through a series of events that involve Spider-Man's Gotham debut, Peter Parker ends up as Bruce Wayne's newest adopted child.
  • Comments: This is a series of one-shot (with one exception) stories depicting what would happen if Tom Holland's Peter Parker ended up in another universe after losing his. His grief is portrayed fairly realistically, and the family dynamic the Bats have is on full display here.

SHG: Spider-Man by enCRYPTion5461

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: DC Super Hero Girls 2019
  • Status: Dormant; last updated August 2020
  • Synopsis: Peter figured that moving from New York was the break he needed from being Spider-Man after everything that's happened, he has never been more wrong before in his life. Can he survive Metropolis and his new friends?

Black Cat and Catwoman: Night of the Cat Thieves by CVGW James

  • Recommended by: Wingnut
  • Crossover with: Catwoman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Catwoman and Black Cat form an alliance to steal two priceless artifacts from the Cultural Museum

Just Around the Spidey Bend by diceysmiles

  • Recommended by: noboody
  • Crossover with: Batman
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Peter wakes up in a chrysalis, and emerges into Gotham.

Other Crossovers

Spiders and Magic: Rise of Spider-Mane by Maximus_Reborn
  • Recommended by couchpotato
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

The Spectacular Spider-Man: Lost in Gotham by WeirdScribe95

  • Recommended by dragonwing7
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Batman: Wayne Family Adventures
  • Synopsis: Being Spider-Man had never been a glamorous job, but lately, it's been ripping Peter Parker's life apart. Along with having no money, a ruined social life and having lost his internship at ESU (again), now Spider-Man has to deal with a machine that Doc Ock's trying to steal. Everything goes pretty normal... until he realized that the lab Doc Ock had invaded was the exact same one that Gwen was interviewing for a job at. One thing leads to another and, to protect his best friend, Spider-Man finds himself sucked into a portal...
  • Comments: A very fun, sometimes sad look at what would happen if the Spectacular Spider-Man ended up in Gotham.

Variant Strain by scriviner

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883, Tropers/Senevri
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 also available on

The League of Interdimensional Heroes by The 1597 Faceless Writer

Origin Story by jjonahjameson

  • Recommended by jyshin2
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

More Than Meets the Eye by The Writer with no Name

  • Recommended by SAMAS
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 its 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
  • Status: Complete
  • 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

Spider-Ninja by inkravens45

  • Recommended by dragonwing7
  • Status: Complete
  • Synonpis: Crossover with TMNT. Somewhere deep in the Spiderverse, a young Petra Parker, after losing her family, was taken in by the stern but kind Master Splinter, and raised alongside his four sons. With her brothers, she trained in the art of ninjutsu. One day, after an unauthorized trip to Oscorp, she's bitten by a strange spider and develops incredible powers. She and her brothers begin acting as vigilantes to protect NYC...and get the attention of a certain agency...

The Totally Amazing Spider-Man by BrawlerGamer

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa, Eva Unit 01, Redandready 45
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: There's a new guy at Beverly Hills High and both Clover and Sam take an immediate interest in him for different reasons. A few days later, the girls are given a mission by Jerry to track down and recruit a mysterious masked vigilante who suddenly showed up in town calling himself Spider-Man. Can be found here.
  • Comments: The action and comedy of both series can be found here, and the girls and Peter's relationship has pretty good chemistry as well.

Amazing Fantasy by The Infamous Man

  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya was once Quirkless, but a twist of fate gave him great power. Power that he will use to become one of the world's greatest Heroes! But first thing's first: he needs to know how to use them responsibly. And he will with the help of his mentor... Peter Parker? Hang onto your hats True Believers, because this is the birth of the world's strangest Hero... Spider-Man!
  • Comments: A fanfic that has tons of heart, understanding the ins and outs of both series to make the characters feel true to their canon selves. Peter and Izuku's relationship developing over training feels organic and the fic keeps up a quick pace that won't leave the reader bored.
  • Also available on SpaceBattles.

Friendly Foreign Exchange Student Spider-Man! by Zaru it can be read here and here

  • Recommended by: glactic, ThisIsRidiculous
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: Peter Parker at the end of Infinity War didn't simply stop existing when affected by the snap, he woke up in the My Hero Academia world at the very opening moments of the manga. Peter proceeds to work towards becoming a hero in a world similar but very different to his own where many of the things that once held him back simply do not exist anymore. His current goal is to graduate from UA and honor his promise to Tony Stark to become the greatest hero he can be, even if it isn't in his home world.

Shinji Ikari: Amazing Spider-Man by GainaxVel3o

  • Recommended by: Spence 95
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Synopsis: "Though the world may mock Shinji ikari, the timid teenager… it will soon marvel at the awesome might of Spider-Man!"
  • Comments: This author decided to do something risky and show Shinji becoming Spider-Man before he goes to Tokyo-3, going into his life before he became an Eva pilot. And the first story arc ended in a major Tear Jerker because The Green Goblin just destroyed half the city, including some of his friends.
  • TV Tropes page

The Book of the Spiderverse Series by What If Universe

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash (2014), and Supergirl (2015).
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis:
    • Peter Parker-Coulson, Agent S - Book 1 of the Spiderverse: Coulson has raised Peter Parker since he was 5 months old, after his parents were killed by HYDRA. After years of being trained by both Hawkeye and Black Widow, he is now on missions to shield the people of earth from harm. But in the shadows, HYDRA has been watching him while waiting to find the right moment to strike him and create their army of super soldiers using him.
    • Flash and Spider-Man - Book 2 of the Spiderverse: Peter Parker lost his parents and goes to live with his uncle, after a visit to Oscorp changed his life and Peter looses his uncle, he is sent to live with his aunt in Central City where he meets Ronnie Raymond and they become friends and Peter decides to use his powers to protect Central City as Spider-Man. But years later, a particle accelerator explodes and everything changed.
    • Stronger Together - Book 3 of the Spiderverse: In one universe, Peter Parker is an Agent of SHIELD who was given his powers by a serum. In another, Peter was bitten by a radioactive spider and works alongside the fastest man alive. In this universe, Peter doesn't know where his powers came from or who his real parents are, but he uses his powers as the one/only Spider-Man (as far he knows) and works alongside the Girl of Steel.

A Spider in Amphibia by Gamer_of_Action44D

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: Amphibia
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Peter had to admit, after fighting off Captain America and a bunch of rogue Avengers in Germany, Manhattan's crime life was feeling pretty slow. Things finally seemed to be picking up when a few hoodlums stole a music box. Wait, how did he get stranded in Frog World again?