The first "season" of Runaways (issues 1-18) is definitely worth the read. It's a series that takes place in the Marvel universe, but has very little to do with its' popular characters. It's just a great series in its own right, based on a great idea.
Also, I'm not sure if this is available to you, but Peter Milligan's satirical run on X-Force
is a good read. He basically portrayed them as a fame-hungry, back-stabbing, totally dysfunctional team that threated to fall apart at least every five minutes.
The early issues of Spider-Man's Tangled Web
are pretty great. Enjoyable and imaginative stories free from continuity.