I am thinking of starting to read the comic books again after a few years hiatus. I have been reading on and off but not solidly, though mostly the Ultimate Spiderman (i love that series). The last Spiderman comic I read was a Peter Jenkins story arc with the Chameleon, though a year ago I did pick up the storyline with Spidey and Captain America and he mutated into that Spider monster. Now I am seriously considering spending some time (and money) on my old friend Spiderman. However I'd like to get caught up. I read some things from Wikipedia about his powers having a Shamanistic source which seemed like an interesting story arc, but what I am curious about is this Iron Spider thing. What's up with that? Spiderman's had an steel outfit beefore but why does he need Tony Stark's armor? Did he suddenly become an invalid? Also if anyone else has any important updates or interesting info they'd like to share, I'd appreciate it. I'll try read thru this forum for other info. thanks folks!