6 Comic Book Stories you Need to Read Before 2014′s Comic Movies
5 0f 6 Ultimate Spider-Man: The Ultimate Collection
Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s Ultimate Spider-Man gives a modern retelling of Peter Parker's story, and it's the major source of inspiration to Marc Webb’s 'Amazing Spiderman' movies. Spidey's new suit is clearly based on this series. The costume for Electro worn by Jamie Foxx in the upcoming sequel was also based on this series. in fact, the entire reboot of the Spiderman franchise was based on this version of the comic book Universe. It also includes the debut of a very different Green Goblin, which many fans believe will influence how the villain is portrayed in the planned third instalment. If you want to be up to date on the modern Spiderman, the origin of his newly rebooted characters, and have an idea of what to expect in future Spiderman films, this is the place to start.
6 0f 6 The Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet
A few years ago, Marvel rebooted the Spider-Man story. They wiped out the whole story of his marriage to Mary Jane and introduced new bad guys instead of the classic villains. But in a storyline called “The Gauntlet” they re-introduced most of the classic villains with new looks and different motives. It's a great way to bring old fans up to date and introduce new fans to Spiderman's world. In book 1, “Rage of The Rhino” adds a much deeper aspect to the psychology of the Rhino, a character played by Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Aleksei Sytsovich actually gives up his life of crime until his wife dies. He blames Spider-Man, explaining himself with the haunting words: “All of this happened because I pretended to be something I am not. I will never forgive you.” In book 2, Electro (also featured in Amazing Spiderman 2, played by Jamie Foxx) gets a new direction and appearance. He's offered the chance at a cure for his condition and he agrees to the procedure. Spider-Man assumes that the villain was once again trying to hijack New York’s power, so he interferes and this results in Electro now being able to become electricity as well as wielding it. This collection is a great way to start learning of the modern reboots of all your favorite Spiderman characters.