I remember when I joined this board some four years ago. Before then I had been lurking at Spidermanhype for some two years after I saw Kirsten Dunst mention it on Letterman. Like loads of you, I am all about Spider-Man. Personally speaking I am a 616 continuity freak, I hate USM and I don't really like the films too much either. I just like the real Spider-Man. My favourite thing is the comics, but the 'Spider-Man' in ASM now is not the Spider-Man I grew up reading. That guy would not make illogical deals with the devil to forsake MJ, or reveal his secret id to the world because Iron Man wanted him to thus endangering his loved ones, or stab his enemies to death with bone spikes that shoot out of his wrists...etc etc. What was so great about Spider-Man comics in the past was that even up to the point when they had four core books running in the early 90's, they were still all very tightly scripted in relation to each other. The characters were great and the continuity was- for the most part immaculate. You got to know PP's personality, it was like he was a real person because you knew where his line in the sand was. Around the mid 90's the books went crappy with the clone saga. It all started to lose direction... and purpose. There has been some good stuff since then, Paul Jenkins on Spectacular Vol 2 was great and I thought Mark Millar on MKSM for 12 issues was fine too. Those books showed that with good writers Spidey could continue moving forwards instead of regressing to where he is now. What we have now, the culmination of a four year clusterf**k that the character has suffered kills everything that made the book great. The characterization has been flat out wrong for four years and continuity thrown out of the window. Beyond that the last 20 odd years of print have been reset, wiped out. Anyway, you know all this. What is the point of this thread?- I'm not gonna chew over what is being moaned about elsewhere, I don't actually enjoy moaning about Spidey comics. At least it is at and end now, sucks that we got dragged down in the s-hit for 4 years, but that is life. I hope eventually a new EIC comes in and resets the books status quo back to say, #500, that would work for me. What I want to know is, what is everyone here who's quitting ASM going to be reading? I'm collecting Spider-Man back issues, beyond that my pull list is pretty slim- Punisher MAX HULK (starts next month) ..so Il be looking out for cool new comics to read.