I was recently thinking about how to introduce a non comic book reader to comics, particularly Spider-Man. I figured the best way to do this would be through Spider-Man: Blue. It tells a complete story where characters undergo a genuine arc and it doesn't require any real knowledge of Spider-Man or his history (though seeing a movie is a bonus).
I then thought of all the best arc and best writer and best run threads I've posted in here, but realised I haven't found a best mini (one shot or GN) thread, so I thought I'd make one.
While I like Spider-Man: Blue, it isn't my favourite mini series ever. That would probably be The Final Adventure or I'm With Stupid. I also enjoyed American Son. I think that Spider-Man Vs. Wolverine is probably the best one-shot ever, not only for the writing but the impact it had on the overall Spider-Man narrative.
What are your favourites? Maybe we can compile a list of the best minis, one shots and GN's and some posters can discover some good stories that they may not have otherwise heard of.