This great anthology covers most of Spidey's career. The best story is "The Stalking of John Doe" by Adam-Troy Castro, which is one of the best Spider-Man stories ever written anywhere. You should buy this book just so you can read this story. Also really really good are the stories are by Tom DeFalco (who captures the early Spidey perfectly), Christopher Golden & Jose R. Nieto (great look at the Spidey/Torch relationship), John Garcia & Pierce Askegren (just a fun adventure story), Michael Jan Friedman (killer ending!), Ann Nocenti (deals with issues the comics _never_ deal with), Ken Grobe & Steven A. Roman (hilarious!), and Keith R.A. DeCandido (best Doc Ock story _ever_). The other stories are OK, too -- the only ones that really stink are Danny Fingeroth's stupid "The Doctor's Dilemma" and Glenn Greenberg's overwritten "Poison in the Soul."