Just seen a topic with a similar name, figured I should open one as well.
I've been a Spidey fan for years, though I don't own too many Spidey comic books (a lot of the books that I've read weren't mine). At long last, I'm starting a collection of Spider-Man TPBs/OHCs/whatnot, and would like to get some recommendations of Spidey story that you think every Spidey fan should read & own,.
Here's a list of stuff I'm planning on getting (gonna take a while to collect all of these though due to those big price tags on omnibuses ), please tell me what you think about these books:
-Maximum Carnage TPB ('94 print) (read it before and really liked it, would like to own it & re-read it)
-Spider-Man: The Other - Evolve or Die ( same as Maximum Carnage)
-Spider-Man: Big Time Ultimate Collection (same here, haven't read the .1 issue though)
-Spider-Man: Spider-Island TPB (haven't read it yet, I'd like to know what you think about it)
-Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus (I've only read most of the first story arc collected in this omnibus and I really like Ultimate Peter/Spider-Man)
-Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus - Todd McFarlane (though I have only read one of the issues collected in this omnibus, I heard it's really good and collects a lot of Spidey classics, such as Venom's first appearance. Also, I've been looking into McFarlane's art and liked it a lot)
-Amazing Spider-Man Pocketbooks: These are basically small TPBs, each about 200 pages long, collecting classic Amazing Spider-Man issues. It's published in the UK and it's a cheap way to read comic books. I have 7 of these and they're all great.