Since he first span his way into the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, Spider-Man has told hundreds of stories over dozens of years. Whether he's fighting his usual motley crew of villains or gate-crashing other titles to lend a helping hand, Peter Parker has given countless hours of entertainment throughout his history.
But with such a storied back catalog, it can be quite a slog figuring out what is essential in the Spidey canon. After all, for every time he's defeated Venom, there are memories of Doctor Octopus almost marrying Aunt May that leave you reaching for the mental floss.
As a comic book fan, this can leave you with a conundrum when it comes to everyone's favorite Web-Head, namely - what's worth reading and what should be cast onto the nearest bonfire. Do you really need to see him sacrifice his marriage to the Devil, or would you just be better off pretending that never existed?
Hopefully, this list will help point you in the right direction, whether you're a long time fan or new to the trials and tribulations of the friendly neighborhood crimefighter.