Comic books can be intimidating. The easy solution to learning to love comics is quite clearly “read some,” but it can be a challenge to know where to start. The first time I walked into a comic book shop, I walked out with a “Flash” issue that tied into an event I knew nothing about, and focused exclusively on a Flash rogue (Boomerang) without hardly any mention of the hero. [Read more…] about How To Start Reading Comics In 2017: A Beginner’s Guide
Getting into Marvel Comics is an exciting yet intimidating time, so let me be the first to welcome you to the wonderful world of Marvel! [Read more…] about Where to Start With Marvel Comics In 2017?
Dark Horse is one of the most consistent comic book publishers, right up there with Image and Vertigo Comics, with a unique blend of licensed properties (Alien, Predator, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and creator-owned masterworks (Hellboy, Concrete, Mind Mgmt). [Read more…] about The Best Dark Horse Comics: Where to Start With Dark Horse Comic Books?
Best of Lists! Hoozah! The annual Amazon compilation of critical darlings and best sellers is particularly useful if you’re looking for some high quality comics and graphic novels to give as gifts with the holiday season approaching. There are a handful of these that stem from more familiar publishers like Marvel, Valiant, and Image, but many are more off the beaten path and may be exciting fans for comic fans looking for new reads. [Read more…] about The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2016 (According to Amazon)
We’re approaching the end of 2016, which means it’s time to evaluate the best reads from this year to keep you current with Marvel. The vast majority of these picks have been running long enough that you can read at least the first volume or story arc in full on Marvel Unlimited (there are notable exceptions). [Read more…] about The Best Marvel Comics of 2016 (That You Can Binge on Marvel Unlimited Right Now!)