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…]
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…]
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…]
If we’re talking about who has the title for best comic book publisher in the 2010’s, my easy quick answer goes to Image Comics. Image has delivered comic books at such a consistently high quality, from such talented creators, that it has earned its reputation for highest batting average in the game.
What newer comic book fans might not realize, is that Vertigo Comics was held in similarly high esteem for most of the 1990’s (the imprint officially launched in 1993) and into the 2000’s. Given that pristine legacy, there’s always a possibility that Vertigo could return to reclaim their crown at any point. [Read more…]
If I’m pro-anything it’s 1) Pro bacon 2) Pro Double Shot Arcade (legit unbeatable 4 foot game) 3) Pro competition in digital comic book libraries.
I’ve written for years now that the best thing that could ever happen to Marvel Unlimited is some comparable digital comics library service (*cough*DCUnlimited*cough*). It’s easy to exist with flaws in a vacuum, but some healthy competition can push you to improve the product in a way that benefits all comic book readers.
So far throughout 2016, the My Marvelous Year reading club has covered the best, most essential Marvel Comics from 1961 to 1989. In remarkable feats of dedication, passion, and physical prowess (one simply assumes), the My Marvelous Year faithful have read ~1,000 Marvel Comics so far this year! You can try to get on their level, but you’re gonna need a space shuttle or a ladder that’s forever. [Read more…]