Welcome Guest ( Login | Register )



All times are UTC [ DST ]



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Marvel Comics Reading Recommendations
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:50 pm 
Duke
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:50 pm
Posts: 3514
Location: Israel (Formerly Russia)

Thanked 0 times for this post.
2,046 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
Welcome to the Marvel Comics Reading Recommendations thread ! please let us know if there's anything we've missed that you'd like to see on the list.

Alpha Flight
Spoiler: show
Alpha Flight (1983) | Complete Series

Alpha Flight (2011) | Limited Series
Captain America
Spoiler: show
The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (1991) | Limited Series

Batman and Captain America (1996) | One Shot

Truth: Red, White & Black (2003) | Limited Series

Captain America (2005) | Complete Series

Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) | Limited Series

Captain America: Theater of War (2008) | Anthology
Daredevil
Spoiler: show
Daredevil: Expose (1980) | Story Arc
Daredevil #164

Daredevil: Gang War (1981) | Story Arc
Daredevil #169-172
Daredevil #180

Daredevil: Born Again (1986) | Story Arc
Daredevil #227-233

Daredevil: Last Rites (1991) | Story Arc
Daredevil #297-300

Daredevil: Fall From Grace (1993) | Story Arc
Daredevil #319-325

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear (1993) | Limited Series

Daredevil (1998) | Complete Series

Daredevil: Yellow (2001) | Limited Series

Daredevil (2011) | Ongoing Series
Icon
Spoiler: show
Casanova (2006) | Complete Series

Scarlet (2010) | Ongoing Series
Marvel Universe
Spoiler: show
Agents of Atlas (2009) | Complete Series

Fantastic Four: 1234 (2001) | Limited Series

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2008) | Complete Series

Incredible Hercules (2008 | Complete Series

New Warriors (1990) | Complete Series

The Avengers (1963) | Complete Series

Thor: Vikings (2003) | Limited Series

X-Men: Messiah Complex (2007) | Story Arc
X-Men: Messiah Complex #1
Uncanny X-Men #492
X-Factor #25
New X-Men #44
X-Men #205
Uncanny X-Men #493
X-Factor #26
New X-Men #45
X-Men #206
Uncanny X-Men #494
X-Factor #27
New X-Men #46
X-Men #207
X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files #1
Spider-Man
Spoiler: show
Spider-Man: If This Be My Destiny... (1965) | Story Arc
Amazing Spider-Man #31-33

Spider-Man: No More! (1967) | Story Arc
Amazing Spider-Man #50

Spider-Man: The Night Gwen Stacy Died (1973) | Story Arc
Amazing Spider-Man #121-122

Spider-Man: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut (1982) | Story Arc
Amazing Spider-Man #229-230

The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man (1984) | Story Arc
Amazing Spider-Man #248

Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff (1985) | Story Arc
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #107 – #110

Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt (1987) | Story Arc
Web of Spider-Man #31
Amazing Spider-Man #293
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131
Web of Spider-Man #32
Amazing Spider-Man #294
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #132

Spider-Man: Venom Strikes Back (1989) | Story Arc
Amazing Spider-Man #315-317

Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) | Complete Series

Spider-Man: Coming Home (2001) | Story Arc
Amazing Spider-Man #30-35/471-476
Wolverine
Spoiler: show
Wolverine: Alone! (1980) Story Arc
Uncanny X-Men #133

Wolverine (1982) | Limited Series

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1984) | Limited Series

Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown (1988) | Limited Series

Wolverine: 24 Hours (1989) | Story Arc
Wolverine #10

Wolverine: Bloodlust (1990) | One Shot
Wolverine Annual #2

Wolverine: Weapon X (1991) | Story Arc
Marvel Comics Presents #72-84

Origin: The True Story of Wolverine (2001) | Limited Series

Wolverine: Enemy of the State (2004) | Story Arc
Wolverine #20-32

Wolverine: Old Man Logan (2008) | Story Arc
Wolverine #66-72
Giant-Size Wolverine: Old Man Logan

_________________
Image


 Profile  
 

The thanks button has been moved to the left hand column, under user details.
You can now thank people for any post, not just the original topic.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:51 pm 
Squire
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:51 am
Posts: 11

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
I'd highly recommend the current Alpha Flight mini-series by Van Lente and Eaglesham. The first 7 are already out and are fantastic...only one more to go. Marvel really ticked me off by announcing that the series would turn into a full blown series, only to cancel it before it started, but this series is funny.

Soem background knowledge would be VERY helpful, but if you are familiar with Alpha Flight at all, don't mind some very Canadian stereotypes, and can let go at the end of 8 issues, it might be for you.

Speaking of AF, the first series ran well over a 100 issues, is cheap, and quite a fun ride. Now volume 2 on the other hand only lasted 20 issues and was VERY disappointing.

Another series that you can get on the cheap is New Warriors volume 1. This one ran 75 issues (pretty sure) and is one of my favourites. Mostly young heroes without being too teenagerish, interesting and changing line-up (Night Thrasher, Nova, Namorita, Rage, Turbo, Slipstream, Scarlet Spider, Dagger, Speedball, Silhouette, Justice, Firestar etc), and some darn good art and stories. I know at least some of the series is in trade paperback as well.

I'd also highly recommend Avengers volume 1, especially the issues from the 70's and 80's.

_________________
-Captainflakk


 Profile  
 

 Post subject: Re: Marvel Comics Reading Recommendations *Help Needed*
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:48 am 
Duke
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:50 pm
Posts: 3514
Location: Israel (Formerly Russia)

Thanked 0 times for this post.
2,046 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
added to the list,thanks. :-)

can you recommend specific storylines from the Avengers ?

_________________
Image


 Profile  
 

 Post subject: Re: Marvel Comics Reading Recommendations *Help Needed*
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:08 pm 
Squire
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:51 am
Posts: 11

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
I'd love to offer some Avengers help=:) I've always liked them and have been aggressively collecting them for the past year or so in anticipation of the movie and been able to get many, many more than I read as a kid.

I did a quick search and found this VERY helpful link to makor Avenger arcs on Comic Vine-
Code:
http://www.comicvine.com/avengers/65-3806/story-arcs/

Note: this collects various volumes

As for some of the arcs that I really enjoyed (click on the titles in the link and it will display the issues)-
Avengers/Invaders limited series (12 issues of awesomeness! Time travel involved)

Avengers Under Seige (The Masters of Evil take over Avenger's Mansion. Loads of injuries and near deaths including Herc and a non-powered "Avenger")

Civil War (This series got me back into comics. Cap's anti-registration team VS Iron Man's pro-registration, government back team. First time I really started to appreciate Cap and hate IM)

Secret Wars (Currently trying to get this limited series)

Kang Dynasty

Ultron Unlimited

There are many, many more. I'd also once again recommend a lot of the issues from the 70's and 80's but back then most of their "arcs" were maybe two of three issues long. The Ultron issues, ongoing Wonderman/Vision saga and Kang stories are awesome!

I also really like the New Avengers. It is currently on volume two and not too far in if someone wanted to jump on the bandwagon.

Hope that helps=:)

_________________
-Captainflakk


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:16 pm 
Squire

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:07 pm
Posts: 5

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
Under the Daredevil list should be the new ongoing that Marvel is putting out. It is excellent!


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:18 pm 
Squire

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:07 pm
Posts: 5

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
I might also suggest the Spider Island story arc under the Spider-man section...

:spider:


 Profile  
 

 Post subject: I Need a Crash Course in Marvel
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:39 pm 
Serf
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:48 am
Posts: 4
Location: NYC

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
I hope that this post is not Too far out of place (I was eager to post, I'm new here and I'm on my way to read the Rules/FAQ now).

I need some Marvel reading recommendations (specially X-Men).
I'm a big DC Guy because I grew up with Batman. And as I got into it more and more, I read more Batman, then all the stuff he appears in… And him being well.. Batman, that essentially left me absorbing every DC thing I could get my hands on because the character affects nearly every corner of the DC Multiverse.
I was surprised to learn that Captain America is a much cooler character than I had thought he was. And I’m ashamed to say that I spent my childhood assuming the comic was some sort of lame propaganda machine.

I realllly love the X-men and I want to read it All.

I jumped right in at Deadly Genesis due to my interest in storylines that involved Prof. X doing morally questionable things. And being able to get away with it; 'cause who's gonna remember? :wolverine:
However I did Not read House of M or really much of any X-men and I have already moved on to Rise and Fall of Shiar.
How important is the chronology? If it is really important than I should probably stop now and go back before I get overly confused. The problem with this is that X-men in particular seemed to go through some really rough patches that I'd rather avoid.
And I'm sorry Grant Morrison, but even though you have Amazing Ideas for individual stories and long arcs and have done things to my favorite characters that will forever change them in amazing ways; you can't write for crap. For example: Damien is an amazing character, but Batman and Son kinda sucks, especially when you're someone like me who owns all the various Batman had a son comics that have been done over the years. And have spent your entire life prior to Morrison's run on Batman discussing with your friends how awesome it would be if Bruce Wayne and Talia had a child.
I literally got exactly what I wanted delivered in exactly the wrong way, bleh
Despite that, I will read new x-men, because I'm sure it's awesome. But it can be hard to read such amazing ideas in Batman that are so poorly written. I should say that this is coming from a Big Frank Miller fan, so the scale I'm judging on may be unfair (I've always cared more about what I'm reading than the art, which I'm finally learning to appreciate).

A Big problem that I'm facing is that most major comic book events really aren't that fun to read unless you already know Everything about it (without context it's just annoyingly confusing). But having some sort of major plot twist spoiled when it’s referred to later in passing dialogue isn’t great either.

Obviously mismatched chronology is something you have to get used to when reading comic books. I guess what I really need is the major Pillars of the X-Men chronology (various starting points for the good story arcs.)
If anyone with knowledge of DC and Marvel is willing to listen. I can tell you what I love about my favorite DC comics and what I find interesting about Marvel and haven't read. Then maybe you can give me some recommendations on starting points.

_________________
"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all." -Isaac Asimov


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:07 pm 
Squire

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:45 pm
Posts: 5

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
Now that we have the Avengers in the cinema, and I'm sure we have all heard the praises for Joss Whedon, it's a good time to go through one of his runs in the comic book realm; Astonishing X-men. Truly something worth your time.


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:07 am 
Serf

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:54 am
Posts: 3

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
Hey fellas i used to be an Xmen/Spiderman nut back in the early 90s and honestly havent read anything Marvel since The Phalanx saga ended. Anything that I must read ever since that period? I mean like a huge event sort of like the Killing Joke was for Batman. I know I sound like such a noob but I really have been out of the loop hopefully someone can extend a hand. Thanks in advance


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:11 pm 
Squire

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:47 pm
Posts: 15

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
The Daredevil list could use the Bendis/Maleev run, which is really good, and the ongoing series by Waid which has been amazing from the start.


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:26 am 
Squire

Joined: Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:06 am
Posts: 11

Thanked 0 times for this post.
12 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
I will recommend The Punisher Essentials Vol. 2. It is a thick BW TPD with 20+ issues. Great art and some crazy stories. Lots of action. Its not expensive either. I prefer Eniss' punisher over these stories but it is still a solid buy. I am going to try Spider man Essentials next.


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:26 pm 
Squire

Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:15 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Earth-616

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
Hmm...what about:

[crossover]Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage

[crossover]Spider-Man: Clone Saga

[crossover]Spider-Man: Civil War

Amazing Spider-Man: Dying Wish

Spider-Man: Something About a Gun


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:12 pm 
Squire

Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:26 pm
Posts: 5

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
Don't know if this is for this discussion or not, but I used to follow Cap,Spidey & the Avengers faithfully from 1970's to 1990's. Now I'm getting my son into the story - how do I catch up on all that has happened over the past 20 years?


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:57 am 
Squire

Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:15 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Earth-616

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
O_O

As for Spider-Man, I'd hit the TPB's:

Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage
Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 1
Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 2
Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 3
Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 4
Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 5
The Osborn Journal
The Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War
Civil War: Spider-Man
Civil War: Peter Parker
Spider-Man: One More Day
Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Vol. 1
Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Vol. 2
Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Vol. 3
Spider-Man: Spider-Island
Spider-Man: Dying Wish

And, for bonus - Spider-Man 2099, Vol. 1

Of course, in 20 years, with multiple canons running simultaneously...and the last 6 years having 3 issues a month, not to mention 1-shots, cross-overs, etc. - this is the basic Spidey Catch-Up kit.

You might also want to check out:
Venom (Volume 2)
Scarlet Spider (Volume 2)
Superior Spider-Man
Avenging Spider-Man
Collections of Spider-Man, Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, and Web of Spider-Man.

**NOTE: Civil War would be a must for almost every Marvel character you're interested in catching up on; especially Captain America and Spider-Man.

Lastly, since some of Spidey's best moments happened in the last 20 years, if you have any questions or anything, I'll be glad to help as much as I can.


 Profile  
 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:41 am 
Serf

Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:29 am
Posts: 3

Thanked 0 times for this post.
0 total thanks.
Say thanks


Offline
this list is amazing, i cant wait to check all these out, definitely loved the civil war series, it got me back into comics. :wolverine: :captain: :iron:


 Profile  
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron