Spider-Man, my favorite superhero!
I am not "new" to spider-man, but only this year have I been collecting and reading comics because of the new 52 that DC has put out.
I have read the Gwen Stacy arc of the amazing spider-man and really enjoyed it, but other then that my perceptions of Spider-Man and the other characters involved come from
the 90s animated TV show and the live action movies.
If I was to start reading amazing Spider-Man I feel as if I would be terribly lost with the huge back-story, and possibly disappointed with an aged Peter/Spider-Man (correct me if I'm wrong).
So I remembered way back when the first Spider-Man movie came out they came out with the "Ultimate Universe" series. This seems like something I would enjoy as it is more relate-able to me being slightly younger then Peter around the time when the book came out. HOWEVER! I am really hating some of the villain re-designs, especially the Green Goblin. I mean seriously, I would be surprised if Spider-Man fans at that time didn't outrage! I really enjoy the classic Green Goblin. Is this series worth reading? Will it give me some familiar stories with just some updates?
Now I know the Ultimate series I am talknig about ended and they started the new Spider-Man with the black/red costume, but that doesn't really interest me, I want the Spider-Man or at least something close to what I know.
SO I would greatly appreciate it if you could recommend a tittle and possibly some easy entry issues, or perhaps there are collected volumes I can pick up that would make reading easier.
What Spider-Man series is best suited for me to read?