The Sensational Spider-Man is the name of a comic book series starring Spider-Man published by Marvel Comics for 35 issues (#0-33, with # -1 published in July 1997 between #17 and #18), from January 1996 until November 1998.
The initial seven issues (#0-6, January–July, 1996) were written and pencilled by Dan Jurgens, who had helped revive interest in Superman for DC Comics in the mid 1990s. Jurgens pushed strongly for the restoration of Peter Parker as the true Spider-Man and plans were made to enact this soon, but Bob Harras, the new Editor-in-chief, demanded the story be deferred until after the Onslaught crossover. Jurgens had by this stage become disillusioned with the immense amount of group planning and constant changes of ideas and directions and took this as the last straw, resigning from the title.
He was succeeded by writer Todd DeZago and penciller Mike Wieringo, who remained as the title's regular creative team for the remainder of its run. It lasted for 34 issues (33 regularly numbered issues as well as an initial issue "0").
No. 12-22 (1997)
No. 23-33 (1998)
- The Grand Comic-Book Database
- Spyder-25.com - Sensational Spider-Man Overview
- The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
- Full list of comics from this series that are in the database.