Dan Slott’s 2005 miniseries Spider-Man & The Human Torch is a love letter to the collective history of the two characters and the somewhat quirky friendship they have shared over the decades. Over the course of five issues, Slott recounts the major stories that both Peter Parker and Johnny Storm have been a part of, in the visual style of each era.

The writing, tone, and art changes in every issue is based on when the specific flashback takes place. It’s extremely faithful to the stories that it retells, while adding some humor and pulling everything together over a larger narrative. At the time of its initial release, the Spider-Man books had been somewhat stagnant and humorless, so Slott’s dose of adrenaline came just in time.