Action #775 from 2001 was "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way" which is the basis for the Superman Vs. The Elite DVD. The Geoff Johns/ Gary Frank run from 858-870 which included a Legion and Brainiac story were very good.
Ok, I just got back from the movie so here are some initial thoughts.
SPOILER warning for anybody who didn't pay attention to the thread title.
The rehashing of the origin was my biggest concern going in and I actually enjoyed that portion of the movie much more than I thought I would. It felt a little like Ultimate Spider-Man vs classic Spider-Man. They kept enough intact to be true to the origins but changed enough so that it felt a little fresh and added some mystery involving his parents that may carry through the next few flicks. I felt that Peter, Gwen, Uncle Ben, Aunt May, and Capt Stacy were well written and developed. Curt Connors got the short end of the stick. I dont feel we got to know much about him before the transformation and afterwards it was hard to get a feel of what his motivation was. The CGI and effects were hit and miss. Spidey and the Lizard looked good most of the time but there were a few backgrounds and inanimate objects( ex. Cars) that looked bad. However, the 3D was pretty good. It didn't look muddy or too dark and there wasn't a lot of gotcha moments(other than a blatant one at the end).There were also a few bad ADR spots. I did enjoy the action sequences and felt we got a little more comic book movement to Spidey than in the previous films. I also liked the prescence of a major character even though he didn't really appear in the film (Give you 2 guesses on who he is,but you'll only need 1). My biggest gripe, the same as the first 3, is why would Spider-Man go to the trouble of making a mask if he voluntarily removes it every time he is in costume? I know the actor wants their face on screen but it happens so much it is distracting. Overall, it is much better than it could have been but still has room for improvement. 4 out of 5 frekking sweers. for reference: Spider-Man - 4 out of 5, Spider-Man 2 - 4.75 out of 5, Spider-Man 3 - 2.75 out of 5
There is also a mid-credit scene for anyone wondering.