I'm a relatively new fan to ANY of the comic book franchises. I just decided to pick up the first volume on a whim when I was at a bookstore's clearance sale. I've been a fan of Spidey for as long as I can remember, but I was born when comics were just starting to decline and cartoons were starting to take their place.
I still loved this comic, though. It was realistic, you got to know Ben Parker better, Peter is more relatable, and I just LOVE it. The art can be a little weird at times, but I guess I'm just too used to manga. This is an interesting modern take on Spidey-s adventures and a must-read for fans both new and old.