^Right... I was told to put them in the comics continuity but write them like movies, i.e. as standalone, accessible adventures. Although my Spidey novel ended up being pretty closely tied to the comics continuity and was in fact a sequel to a comics story from the early 2000s -- but nowhere near as much as Jim Butcher's Spidey novel The Darkest Hours
from the same line was a direct sequel to J. Michael Straczynski's first Amazing Spider-Man
storyline. I made sure to explain everything clearly enough for the novice reader, though.