#1 Posted by TifaLockhart (14044 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm talking about like when he told off Thanos to save the life of a little girl.

I've never read a Spider-Man book in my life. So if you have any recommendations, I'm interested!

#2 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11376 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly recommend Bendis's Ultimate Spider-Man. It is one of the greatest series Marvel has released - EVER.

There's also Bendis's New Avengers - which highlights Spider-Man in a very positive way.

Also, JMS's run on Spider-Man is great too. It runs from issue 30 of Spider-Man volume 2 and ends at #543 before the god awful and worst Spider-Man story - One More Day . It should be noted that volume 2 eventually goes back to it's original numbering at around 45 to issue 500.

There's also the Ben Reilly Epic / Clone Saga -- which eh gets mixed reviews -- Kraven's Last Hunt, Spider-Man: Blue ... and ... I'll have to get back to you on this. But perhaps @punyparker can help.

#3 Posted by TheBlackPeterParker (52 posts) - - Show Bio

The Amazing Spider-Man #33.

Nuff Said.

#4 Edited by Fallschirmjager (16826 posts) - - Show Bio

Start with the first 160 issues of Ultimate Spider-Man. Its accessible and modernizes a lot of the concepts very well and is basically the best Spider-Man run ever imo.

After that you can go back and read some of the 616 stories.

  • Kraven's Last Hunt
  • The Night Gwen Stacy Died
  • Spider-Men
  • Spider-man: Blue
  • Death of Jean DeWolfe
  • Back in Black
  • Maximum Carnage

There's a bunch more stuff, but that's all I got off the top of my head right now. I also personally love any time Black Cat is interacting with Spidey as its super fun. Oh and Venom.

#5 Posted by PunyParker (9836 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly recommend Bendis's Ultimate Spider-Man. It is one of the greatest series Marvel has released - EVER.

There's also Bendis's New Avengers - which highlights Spider-Man in a very positive way.

Also, JMS's run on Spider-Man is great too. It runs from issue 30 of Spider-Man volume 2 and ends at #543 before the god awful and worst Spider-Man story - One More Day . It should be noted that volume 2 eventually goes back to it's original numbering at around 45 to issue 500.

There's also the Ben Reilly Epic / Clone Saga -- which eh gets mixed reviews -- Kraven's Last Hunt, Spider-Man: Blue ... and ... I'll have to get back to you on this. But perhaps @punyparker can help.

You covered it preety much.
You can add Sensational Spider-Man Annual #1 by Matt Fraction which highlights Peter's relationship with Mary Jane in a fantastic way,and of cource Mark Millar's story in Marvel Knights:Spider-Man!

#7 Posted by Strider92 (16290 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart: If you can tell me what sort of storylines you enjoy I can give you some recommendations as not all stories are for everybody and what I think is great might differ from you :)

#8 Posted by TifaLockhart (14044 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by Strider92 (16290 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart: Hmmmm spring to mind

  • The Boy Who Collects Spider-man
  • Death Of Jean Dewolff
  • Transformations, Litteral and Otherwise #471-476
  • Back In Black
  • Kraven's Last Hunt
#10 Posted by TifaLockhart (14044 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by angelalfonso (1010 posts) - - Show Bio

if you read "the boy who collects spider man" be ready to shed some tears.

#12 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16826 posts) - - Show Bio

if you read "the boy who collects spider man" be ready to shed some tears.

dude was that the 700.x issues?

I was IN TEARS!!!!! Especially given the current status of Peter...

#13 Edited by segamarvel (616 posts) - - Show Bio

There was a time where Spidey fought a villain named Psycho-Man. His main weapon is an emotion-controlling device that projects a ray capable of stimulating the centres of emotion within a person's brain. The device has settings allowing it to produce fear, doubt, and hate, which he can induce for whatever duration and intensity he desires. Though the limits of this device are unknown, he can induce a condition of fear capable of triggering hallucinations and even trigger death due to heart strain. But Peter managed to overcome this. He may doubt himself but he doesn't let that stop him from doing what needs to be done. He gets shit done whether it ruins his life in the process or not. That's just the kind of hero he is. Sorry if it's a little out of order.

#14 Posted by segamarvel (616 posts) - - Show Bio

It's moments like this that say THAT"S what Spidey's all about.

#15 Posted by I_NEED_A_HORSE (77 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man's defining moments lets see there's: the second clone saga, OMD, BND, OMIT, Spider-Man 3, Alpha, Superior Spider-Man, The Ultimate Spider-Man TV show, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game, yep MARVEL knows how to take care of their flagship character :P All of those things I just listed are an absolute disgrace to Spider-Man.

#16 Posted by segamarvel (616 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_need_a_horse: I thought this thread was supposed to be full of positive stuff. Plus in my opinion Amazing Spider-Man 2 is an ok game.

#17 Edited by AmazingSpiderman15 (1089 posts) - - Show Bio

#18 Posted by segamarvel (616 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by PunyParker (9836 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by SilverPool (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of the first half of JMS's run before it went bad.

#21 Posted by segamarvel (616 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it just me or is most of Spidey's moments revolve around lifting something really heavy?

#22 Edited by Bezza (3522 posts) - - Show Bio

@segamarvel:

Seems that way, as a skinny guy myself, I love those moments when a skinny guy like Spiderman pushes heavy objects...

I also loved this !

#23 Edited by strejda (13 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart said:

I'm talking about like when he told off Thanos to save the life of a little girl.

I've never read a Spider-Man book in my life. So if you have any recommendations, I'm interested!

Uncles. That should be exactly what you are looking for. It's a short story where it's just Peter talking with Franklin Richards (son of Mr. Fantastic and Invinsible Woman) after death of his uncle. I believe it was colected in Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman vol. 4, but you can find it online.

As for just plain good Spider-Man stories, if you like old comics, I would recomend some of the original Stan Lee run, like Green Goblin Reborn! (the one where Harry Osborn became a drug addict) and Harry Osborn Saga by J. M. DeMatteis and his run on Spectacular Spider-Man (issues #178-200) in general, though lots of it haven't been reprinted as far as I know. Most of the Harry Osborn stuff should be in Son of the Goblin paperback.