10 Best Times Spider-Man Teamed Up

It gets lonely saving the world by yourself sometimes.

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While the friendly neighbour hood Spider-Man is usually swinging around the streets of New York all by his lonesome, he is up for the occasional team up. Well actually it's hardly occasional if he teams up in the comics every other day it seems.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man turned down a position on the Avengers in his first solo outing and only became part of the team when Tony Stark rather unceremoniously 'knighted' him during Infinity War a few years later. However, if comic Spidey had been in this position, he would have leapt at the chance to team up. Heck, by the time the Avengers asked him, he definitely would have had several team ups under his belt already.

Perhaps Peter Parker is just a bit lonely, or simply gets a bit bored going after criminals day after day all on his own? On the other hand, maybe he actually enjoys being in the spotlight, stealing the show and wanting to be involved in seemingly every comic book story.

No matter whether the threat is earthly, otherworldly, or on a cosmic scale, the street-level hero loves to get involved. You could skim through a Marvel encyclopaedia and be hard pressed to find a hero or villain that the web-head hasn't crossed paths with, or a team he hasn't momentarily joined...

10. X-Men

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Spider-Man! Mutants! Vampires!

When Spidey was mistakenly thought to have kidnapped a science professor in Marvel Team up #4, Charles Xavier mustered his X-Men to intervene. The usual team-up tropes ensue: Heroes battle one another over a misunderstanding. Heroes realise their mistakes. Heroes band together to take down the actual bad guy. Heroes go home. Sounds a bit by the numbers, but at least this team up features a vampire!

Morbius the Living Vampire was a respected scientist who, after creating an experimental cure for a blood disease, turned himself into a vampire, as you do. When the vamp encountered Spider-Man, the wall crawler was suffering from a small thing called, uh, growing four extra arms (don't ask).

Discovering that Morbius' blood could be the cure to his extra appendages, Spidey hunted him down, and, with the help of the X-Men (once all misunderstandings had been smoothed out) defeated the vampire, rescued the professor and cured the web head.

Although he was cured, the thought of an eight limbed Man-Spider in the ranks of the X-Men is an interesting one.


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