I spent a couple years back in the early 90's collecting comics. I put together a fairly large collection. I stopped collecting the month that the last Sandman (was it issue 72?) was put out. At the time I was very, very poor and I was practicing little self control at the comic shop. I dropped more then $100 at the shop several times. I wasn't making my bills cause of it. I am the sort of person that either wants it all or doesn't want it at all. I decided that the best thing to do was to get out of it. And it was the proper decision, for the time. I still have that collection by the way. And I can get my hands on a scanner.... I have seen some links to something on this board that I would love to participate in. But that isn't what this thread is about. Anyways, everytime a Marvel movie comes out I find myself jonesing to get back on the horse. Well, reading about this civil war thing was too much for me. Last week I spent the first $30 on comics that I have spent in a very long time. There will be more money spent as my finances permit. I got several questions. 1) the first Spidey issue I read was #529. Peter keeps refering to Tony Stark as 'Boss'. At first I figured it was just a friendly gesture. I am beginning to think it is more then that. What is up with that? 2) Spidey is dead? Yeah I understand that he really isn't dead and that people think he is. What comes around goes around. Is this important or just some stupid thing going on? What is the deal with that? 3) What is the deal with the Hulk? He dissapeared? Others dissapeared? Wolverine seems to be stupid mad at the President and I get the impression that is tied into some dissapearences. Those are my civil war questions. A general question. Super Hero stuff wasn't really what I was reading way back when. I have ALWAYS had a soft spot for Spidey. And for the two years I read I picked up my fair share of spidey comics. I dare say that if Spidey wasn't one of the main guys caught up in Civil War I probably wouldn't have been as interested. Batman is the other superhero I would read (yeah I know, wrong universe). What I really dug was Vertigo. I was into it when Vertigo was literally brand new. Shade the Changing man, Neil Gaiman (all hail...), the OTHER Sandman series. Peter Bagg's stuff (Hate!). There were a lot of others but they are escaping me now. Any suggestions of things out now I would like? Stuff that I need to pick up? Oh and I already have figured out I need to give this 'Fable' thing a read.