I miss the old-fashioned annual. I know they still do annuals, but sadly in the modern comics world, the annual hardly stands out, it's not special really, just another installment.
Once upon a time when Marvel Comics was yet young, the annual was a way to showcase big events. They put the spotlight on something they deemed truly spectacular. In modern vernacular, they were often truly "internet-breaking".
I don't know if Spidey joining up with Avengers to fight the Hulk counts as "internet-breaking" these days, but the revival of the Golden Age Human Torch, the final member of Timely's Big Three to be brought into the Marvel Universe in a formal way was just that -- something worthy of a "King-Size Special".
I miss caring about comics this much really. Sigh.