Nope. Comics continuity these days is hideously complex. The publishers are coming up with "mega-events" so often now that they feel they have to make major changes to characters on a regular basis just to break through the noise and generate interest. (See my post above re: Spider-Man. He also apparently now has Wolverine-like "stingers.")
I have to wonder if superhero movies are so popular these days because the comics themselves have become so unfriendly to the casual reader.
Spider-Man "jumped the shark" a few years ago when a hack writer decided to make Peter Parker's first love, Gwen Stacy, a whore who slept with Norman Osborne and had his twin children before Osborne a/k/a Green Goblin decided to kill her. IMO, it's a real ugly stain in the official Spider-Man mythology and I'll be happy when some real fan completely guts the story in the same way they wrote out the original Stacy-clone in the 80s.
Spider-Man has been my favorite character since the early 70s but Marvel has shown a real lack of respect for the character in the last few years...