Spider-Man: Big Time Ultimate Collection

Category: Graphic Novels
Author: Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos
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by Tigertemprr   2018-11-10

I recommend giving the Marvel Comics Guide over at /r/Marvel a visit.

> I started with the series ‘Avengers Disassembled’ because it was the main suggestion for a jumping in point for everything that came out post-2000 basically. So what I’m trying to ask is, where do I go from here?

> Hawkeye

> Thor

> Iron Man

> Jessica Jones

> Spider-Man

> Deadpool

> Wolverine

by Tigertemprr   2018-11-10

   Modern Essentials

      Ultimate Spider-Man | #1-160 | 2000-2008 | Bendis

  • Self-contained Ultimate universe where new readers can start with the very first issue and not miss anything. Hits on all major teenage Spider-Man story beats, friends, and villains. Considered one of the best modern Spider-Man runs of all time.

      Spider-Man: Blue | #1-6 | 2002 | Loeb

  • Short, beautiful, touching, heart-warming story about a young Peter Parker torn between two romantic interests and maturing emotionally. Only 6 issues = a low-commitment peek at the character for new readers.

      Amazing Spider-Man | #30-57, 500-545 | 2001-2007 | Straczynski

  • JMS' run is well-regarded for making Peter Parker and "average guy" again, just trying to pay rent and survive adulthood. It's dark, funny, dramatic, well-paced, and introduces new status quo/mythos, even supernatural elements.

      Amazing Spider-Man (Brand New Day) | #546-647 | 2008-2010 | Slott, et al.

  • A fresh start for Peter Parker after Civil War. His memory has been reset and everything is new/different. He's back to his roots: struggling to pay rent, learning how the world works, and fighting his rogue gallery. Closest thing to a "reboot" Amazing Spider-Man has ever had = new reader friendly.

      Amazing Spider-Man (Big Time) | #648-700.5 | 2010-2013 | Slott, et al.

  • Peter Parker is back in his groove, he's leading the Avengers, has a new girlfriend, and landed a major career opportunity. This eventually sets up one of the coolest modern Spidey stories in Superior Spider-Man below.

      Superior Spider-Man | #1-33 | 2013-2014 | Slott, et al.

  • An impostor takes over for Spider-Man. Very different from the usual Spider-Man characterization = refreshing.
by Tigertemprr   2018-11-10

First, check out the Marvel Comics Guide in the sidebar. There's an Introduction to Comics and Starter Recommendations.

Keep in mind: the comics are very different from the movies.

For a fresh cinematic/action/comedy universe that doesn't require any prior reading:

For character you mentioned in other comments:

Iron Man

   Iron Man: Extremis | #1-6 | 2005 | Ellis

  • In this redefined Iron Man techno-thriller action story, the Extremis chemical can imbue people with volatile superpowers while Tony Stark is accused of being an irresponsible arms dealer. When an old friend asks him for help, Tony attempts to unravel the Extremis mystery which proves dangerous, challenging, and potentially beneficial as a means for a major Iron Man suit upgrade.

   Invincible Iron Man | #1-33, 500-527 | 2008-2012 | Fraction

  • In this celebrated modern run, the billionaire genius playboy with new Extremis Iron Man suit is targeted by international terrorists, tries to protect superhero identities before losing all brain function, loses his fortune/fame, prevents his technology from being misused, struggles with alcoholism, repels foreign invaders, and ultimately attempts to rebuild his life and forge a better future.

Spider-Man

   Ultimate Spider-Man | #1-160 | 2000-2008 | Bendis

  • Self-contained Ultimate universe where new readers can start with the very first issue and not miss anything. Hits on all major teenage Spider-Man story beats, friends, and villains. Considered one of the best modern Spider-Man runs of all time.

   Spider-Man: Blue | #1-6 | 2002 | Loeb

  • Short, beautiful, touching, heart-warming story about a young Peter Parker torn between two romantic interests and maturing emotionally. Only 6 issues = a low-commitment peek at the character for new readers.

   Amazing Spider-Man | #30-57, 500-545 | 2001-2007 | Straczynski

  • JMS' run is well-regarded for making Peter Parker and "average guy" again, just trying to pay rent and survive adulthood. It's dark, funny, dramatic, well-paced, and introduces new status quo/mythos, even supernatural elements.

   Amazing Spider-Man (Brand New Day) | #546-647 | 2008-2010 | Slott, et al.

  • A fresh start for Peter Parker after Civil War. His memory has been reset and everything is new/different. He's back to his roots: struggling to pay rent, learning how the world works, and fighting his rogue gallery. Closest thing to a "reboot" Amazing Spider-Man has ever had = new reader friendly.

   Amazing Spider-Man (Big Time) | #648-700.5 | 2010-2013 | Slott, et al.

  • Peter Parker is back in his groove, he's leading the Avengers, has a new girlfriend, and landed a major career opportunity. This eventually sets up one of the coolest modern Spidey stories in Superior Spider-Man below.

   Superior Spider-Man | #1-33 | 2013-2014 | Slott, et al.

  • An impostor takes over for Spider-Man. Very different from the usual Spider-Man characterization = refreshing.

Thor

   Thor | #1-12, 600-603 | 2007-2009 | Straczynski

   Thor: God of Thunder | #1-25 | 2012-2014 | Aaron

  • In this epic fantasy, gods have been disappearing across time/space and past, present, and future Thors attempt to unravel the mystery of the God Butcher. The adventure continues with returns of ruthless Dark Elf lords and romantic interests, a look into Thor's life outside of superheroics, otherworldly prisons, multinational corporations, and the Devourer of Worlds.
by Tigertemprr   2018-11-10

Ultimate Spider-Man | #1-160 | 2000-2008 | Bendis

Self-contained Ultimate universe where new readers can start with the very first issue and not miss anything. Hits on all major teenage Spider-Man story beats, friends, and villains. Considered one of the best modern Spider-Man runs of all time.

Spider-Man: Blue | #1-6 | 2002 | Loeb

Short, beautiful, touching, heart-warming story about a young Peter Parker torn between two romantic interests and maturing emotionally. Only 6 issues = a low-commitment peek at the character for new readers.

Amazing Spider-Man | #30-57, 500-545 | 2001-2007 | Straczynski

JMS' Spidey run is well-regarded for understanding the character being an average guy trying to figure stuff out and make things work. It's dark, funny, dramatic, well-paced, and introduces some new status quo/mythos and even supernatural elements.

Amazing Spider-Man (Brand New Day) | #546-647 | 2008-2010 | Slott, et al.

New Peter Parker after Civil War. Memory has been reset. Everything is new/different. Closest thing to a "reboot" Amazing Spider-Man has ever had = new reader friendly.

Amazing Spider-Man (Big Time) | #648-700.5 | 2010-2013 | Slott, et al.

Peter Parker is back in his groove and this eventually sets up one of the coolest modern Spidey stories in Superior Spider-Man below.

Superior Spider-Man | #1-33 | 2013-2014 | Slott, et al.

An impostor takes over for Spider-Man. Very different from the usual Spider-Man characterization = refreshing.

by Tigertemprr   2018-11-10

Ultimate Spider-Man | #1-160 | 2000-2008 | Bendis

It's a self-contained universe where new readers can start with the very first issue and not miss anything. Hits on all major teenage Spider-Man story beats, friends, and villains. Considered one of the best modern Spider-Man runs of all time.

Spider-Man: Blue | #1-6 | 2002 | Loeb

Short, beautiful, touching, heart-warming story about a young Peter Parker torn between two romantic interests and maturing emotionally. Only 6 issues = a low-commitment peek at the character for new readers.

Amazing Spider-Man | #30-57, 500-545 | 2001-2007 | Straczynski

JMS' Spidey run is well-regarded for understanding the character being an average guy trying to figure stuff out and make things work. It's dark, funny, dramatic, well-paced, and introduces some new status quo/mythos and even supernatural elements.

Amazing Spider-Man (Brand New Day) | #546-647 | 2008-2010 | Slott, et al.

New Peter Parker after Civil War. Memory has been reset. Everything is new/different. Closest thing to a "reboot" Amazing Spider-Man has ever had = new reader friendly.

Amazing Spider-Man (Big Time) | #648-700.5 | 2010-2013 | Slott, et al.

Peter Parker is back in his groove and this eventually sets up one of the coolest modern Spidey stories in Superior Spider-Man below.

Superior Spider-Man | #1-33 | 2013-2014 | Slott, et al.

An impostor takes over for Spider-Man. Very different from the usual Spider-Man characterization = refreshing.