10. Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Mark Millar, Terry Dodson and Frank Cho’s 12-issue Marvel Knights Spider-Man run is simply superb. Kicking off with an epic showdown between the titular character and the Green Goblin, Peter Parker’s Aunt May is later kidnapped by a mysterious foe (a classic rogue who is quickly transformed from a B-List bad guy to one of the most fearsome Marvel villains) who has been told Spidey’s secret identity by the now imprisoned Norman Osborn. We also get a new Venom, the introduction of the Sinister Twelve and an overarching story which established Millar as easily one of the best Spider-Man writers of all-time. It’s simply epic, with The Avengers, X-Men and Black Cat all playing a major role at times, but never gets bogged down in too much confusing continuity. Visually, it’s also stunning, and both Cho and Dodson’s battle sequences really come alive off the page.