The Spot Reading Order: Jonathon Ohnn (1984-present)

When the Kingpin tasks scientist Dr Johnathon Ohnn with emulating Cloak‘s powers, he gains the ability to tap into the Spotted Dimension and use wormholes as weapons. As the Spot, Ohnn’s criminal career is sporadic, with the character veering from laughing stock to homicidal nightmare.

Must Reads: Story arcs marked with a ✔ are must-read stories from this time period, along with any key related stories and often-forgotten tales that are worth a read.

Anthology Issues: When an issue contains multiple stories, the relevant story is denoted with square brackets. For example, [2/5] refers to the second story of the five stories in that issue, so you don’t need to read the other four.

Want to keep it simple? Here’s the core reading order without story descriptions, page-by-page breakdowns – just the stories:

  •      Symbiote Spider-Man (2019) #1-5 (2019)
  •      Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man (197) #94
  • Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #97-100 (1984-1985)
  • Spectacular Spider-Man (1988) #245-246
  •      Fantastic Four (1998) #38, 40, 44
  • Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #16-17
  •      Wolverine (2003) #26-27
  •      Civil War: War Crimes #1
  •      Free Comic Book Day: The Amazing Spider-Man (2007) #1
  • Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 #1-3, 5
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2003) #589
  • Dark Reign: Mister Negative #1-3
  •      Amazing Spider-Man (2003) #642, 645
  • Daredevil (2011) #1
  • Daredevil (2011) #20-21
  •      Superior Foes of Spider-Man #12-13
  •      Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #6
  • Spider-Man 2099 (2014) #11
  •      Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #20.1,
  •      Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #16, 18
  •      Jessica Jones (2016) #2-6
  • Spider-Man (2018) #234-239
  •      Infinity Wars (2018) #1-2
  •      Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #6-7
  • Winter Soldier (2019) #3
  •      Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #19.HU
  •      Star (2020) #1
  •      Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #56, 66
  • Deadpool: Invisible Touch (2021) #1, 3-5
  • Carnage (2022) #2-4

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Chronology: Every appearance of the Spot from this period is included in chronological order, mapping out their timeline rather than just the order the issues were released.
Spoilers: The issue/story overviews may include spoilers, so be warned!

Must ReadsTitle, Synopsis & First AppearancesEvent / Crossover
Symbiote Spider-Man #1-5 (2019)
With assistance from his former MIT roommate, radiation expert Johnny Ohnn, Mysterio attempts to blackmail the Black Cat, bringing him into conflict with Spider-Man.
Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #94 (1984)
Dr Ohnn is among the scientists working for the Kingpin who successfully transferring Silvermane‘s head to a robot body.

1st appearance: Dr Johnathon Ohnn (unnamed)
Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #97-100 (1984-1985)
Johnathon Ohnn tries to emulate Cloak‘s powers, accidentally transforming himself into the Spot; Spot attacks Spider-Man and the Black Cat in an effort to earn his place as the Kingpin’s new assassin; Spider-Man battles the Spot and the Kingpin, but breaks off his attack on the Kingpin to avoid arrest.

1st appearance: Leonard Elkhart, Miranda ‘Randi’ Cooper, Barbara ‘Bambi’ Modica, Candice ‘Candi’ Muggins
New identity: Dr Johnathon Ohnn as the Spot
Spectacular Spider-Man #245-246 (1997)
The Spot forms the Spider-Man Revenge Squad with Gibbon, Grizzly & Kangaroo; Spider-Man dubs the group the ‘Legion of Losers’ and easily defeats them.
Fantastic Four #38, 40, 44 (2001)
Spot cameo; Spot and the Nega-Man are kidnapped by the Gideon Trust who use their powers to gain access to the Negative Zone.

1st appearance: Senso
Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #16-17 (2002)
The Spot ends up sharing a cell with Tombstone who coerces him into helping him escape prison; Tombstone ‘rewards’ Spot by breaking his neck.
Wolverine #26-27 (2005)
Spot cameo; having survived his encounter with Tombstone, Spot is one of the villains killed by Elektra and resurrected as agents of the Hand & Hydra for an attack on SHIELD’s Helicarrier.

1st named appearance: Gorgon
Must ReadsTitle, Synopsis & First AppearancesEvent / Crossover
Civil War: War Crimes #1 (2007)
Spot cameo; Spot is among the costumed criminals gathered by Hammerhead and apprehended by Iron Man and SHIELD.
Free Comic Book Day: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2007)
Spot cameo; Spot puts a bet on Spider-Man defeating Overdrive.

1st appearance: Bookie/John Ladue, Jackpot/Sara Ehret, Officer Vin Gonzales, Mister Negative/Martin Li, Officer Alan O’Neil, Overdrive/James Beverley, Slyde
Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 #1-3, 5 (2008)
MODOK recruits a number of costumed criminals, including the Spot, to steal an unlimited energy source called the Hypernova; Spot betrays the group and takes the stolen Hypernova to the Mandarin (Temujin) who punishes Spot for his dishonorable behaviour by banishing him to his own Spotted Dimension.
Amazing Spider-Man #589 (2009)
Having been driven insane in the Spotted Dimension, the Spot focuses on reuniting with his son Wyatt Ohnn in order to return to Earth; the Spot discovers his son has been left comatose following a botch drive-by carried out by a Russian gang; Spider-Man steps in when Spot tries to kill mob boss Dmitri Ivankov.
Dark Reign: Mister Negative #1-3 (2009)
Mister Negative promises to cure Johnathon Ohnn of his Spot powers in return for infiltrating the Hood‘s gang; Spot helps Mister Negative escape the Hood, but doesn’t receive a cure.
Amazing Spider-Man #642 [1/3] (2010)
Amazing Spider-Man #645
[1/2] (2010)
The Spot is among the costumed criminals hunting down the infant son of Norman Osborn for Doctor Octopus; Spot is apprehended by Spider-Man.

1st appearance: Stanley Osborn;
Daredevil #1 (2011)
Taking the silent approach, the Spot is hired to kidnap a bride on her wedding day; when Daredevil intervenes, Spot kills his own employer.
Daredevil #20-21 (2013)
A mysterious organisation experiments on the Spot, recreating his abilities and forcing them on the Coyote who acts as their assassin; Daredevil tries to free the Spot, but he uses his new twisted form to enact his revenge on the Coyote.
Superior Foes of Spider-Man #12-13 (2014)
Spot cameo; as a member of the Owl‘s Sinister Sixteen, the Spot is tasked with retrieving a painting from the Chameleon with neither side realising it was actually taken by Boomerang.
Amazing Spider-Man #6 (2014)
Spot cameo; back in human form, the Spot joins the Black Cat’s gang.
Spider-Man 2099 #11 (2015)
Spot cameo; the horrifyingly twisted Spot lures Spider-Man into battle, but is defeated with help from Miguel O’Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099.
Amazing Spider-Man #20.1 (2015)
Amazing Spider-Man #16 (2015)
Amazing Spider-Man #18
[2/2] (2015)
Spot cameo; returning to his human form Spot is seen as a member of Black Cat’s gang in human form.
Jessica Jones #2-6 (2017)
The Spot is hired to kidnap Jessica Jones; Spot is incapacitated by Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) who traps him in his own spots.
Spider-Man #234[1/2] (2018)
Spider-Man #235-239 (2018)
The new Iron Spider recruits the Spot, Bombshell, Electro, Hobgoblin & Sandman into his own Sinister Six to steal a decommissioned SHIELD Helicarrier; Spot considers betraying the Iron Spider when the team clash with Spider-Man (Miles Morales).

New identity: Prowler/Aaron Davis as the Iron Spider
Must ReadsTitle, Synopsis & First AppearancesEvents / Crossover
Infinity Wars #1-2 (2018)
Spot is among the villains hired by Turk Barrett when he obtains the Mind Stone and agrees to meet the other bearers of the Infinity Stones.
Amazing Spider-Man #6-7 (2018)
Spot is among the costumed criminals who turn against Boomerang and the Liar (Peter Parker) at the Bar With No Name when the Kingpin offers a reward for Boomerang’s head.
Winter Soldier #3 (2019)
The Winter Soldier investigates RJ Boyle‘s past, leading them both into a brutal fight with the Spot when they stumble upon his latest scheme.
Amazing Spider-Man #19.HU (2019)
Spot cameo; Spot socialises with other criminals at the Pop-Up With No Name.
Star #1 (2020)
Spot cameo; Spot frequents another superhuman bar.
Amazing Spider-Man #56 (2021)
Spot flashback cameo; the Kingpin and Norman Osborn use the Spot’s power to trap Kindred.
Amazing Spider-Man #66 (2021)
Spot cameo; Spot frees Kindred and makes sure Norman Osborn remembers their deal to allow him to remain free from the Ravencroft Institute.
Deadpool: Invisible Touch #1, 3-5 (2021) [Infinity Comic]
Iron Man disguises himself as Doctor Doom and hires the Spot to steal a computer drive from the Fantastic Four; Spot is apprehended by Deadpool and the Invisible Woman.
Carnage #2-4 (2022)
Carnage forces Spot to give him access to the Spotted Dimension; Spot offers an alliance, but Carnage insists on a far more grisly fate…

UniverseTitle, Issue Number & Synopsis
Earth-1610Ultimate Spider-Man #111 (2007)
Roxxon Industries give a man only known as Frank the ability to open wormholes; as the Spot, he uses his powers against Roxxon until he’s defeated by Spider-Man.
UniverseTitle, Issue Number & Synopsis
Earth-12041Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comics #7-11 (2015)
Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comics #6 (2016)
The Spot strikes out on his own after breaking away from Hydra, coming into conflict with Spider-Man, Power Man and White Tiger.

Other reading orders featuring the Spot:

Notable collected editions featuring the Spot…

Collected Edition TitleIncludes
Amazing Spider-Man: The Complete Alien Costume Saga vol.2Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #97-100
Spider-Man’s Tangled Web OmnibusSpider-Man’s Tangled Web #16-17
MODOK: Head Trips

Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11
Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 #1-5
Spider-Man: 24/7

Spider-Man: Brand New Day – The Complete Collection vol.3
Amazing Spider-Man #589
Collected Edition TitleIncludes…
Dark Reign: The Underside

Spider-Man: Brand New Day – The Complete Collection vol.4
Dark Reign: Mister Negative #1-3
Daredevil by Mark Waid vol.2 (oversized hardcover)

Daredevil by Mark Waid vol.4 (paperback/standard hardcover)

Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus vol.1
Daredevil #20-21
Miles Morales: Spider-Man Omnibus vol.2 (2022)

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Omnibus (2020)

Spider-Man: Miles Morales vol.4
Spider-Man #234-239
Carnage vol.1: In the Court of CrimsonCarnage #2-4

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