Each entry in this database is graded into one of the following appearance levels,
of increasing importance. If a comic qualifies for two categories, then the
highest applicable catagory prevails.
- No Spider-Man: Spider-Man does not appear in this book/comic.
- Backup Only: Main story included because Spidey appears in a backup story.
- Review (No SM): We have reviewed this story, though Spidey does not appear.
- SM Reprint: Spider-Man appears in a reprint title.
- SM Reference: A reference only, e.g. "Spidey on T-Shirt", "Spider-Man Photo".
- SM Preview: A preview of an upcoming story, e.g. in Previews or Wizard.
- SM Article: A non-fiction article concerning the Spider-Man character.
- SM Parody: A satirical parody of Spider-Man.
- SM Spin-Off App: A Spider-Man spin-off character guest stars.
- SM Spin-Off: A Spider-Man spin-off character owns this title.
- SM Cover: Spider-Man appears only on the cover of this book/comic.
- SM Cameo: Spider-Man has a single-panel appearance.
- SM Guest: Spider-Man appears in a series not essentially his own.
- SM Title: A title predominantly concerned with Spider-Man.
Note: Many Spidey collectors do not collect "Spider-Man References", but we
include those that we come across. We may add more references over time, though
references are NOT included in our counts of "issues needing review".