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…]
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…]
This week’s question of the week comes from James, who asks:
Just a quick question – I read that 1985 is labeled as the beginning of the modern era [of Marvel Comics]. I´d like to, from some point, read everything, is that a good start or should I stick to marvelous year [reading club]?
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…]
This week’s question of the week:
“So my question to you after reading your site.
If someone had access to nearly all marvel and dc comics, back to even the Timely era of Marvel. Where would you begin reading? My plan is not to do more then 50 of a series in a hit to prevent burnout but I also am a bit unsure if I should begin in the beginning or the silver age era or just throw darts at a board?
At the end of the day it’s my decision I know, but I was hoping for some thoughts from someone who I can see is educated in the craft.
Thank you.” [Read more…]
Another question this week that I get from time to time: Where do I start reading Marvel Comics in layman’s terms. [Read more…]
Since the start of 2016, Comic Book Herald has been hosting ‘My Marvelous Year,’ the only comic book reading club that reads comics from every single year of Marvel’s history. Starting this Friday, May 20, 2016, we will be diving in to the year 1980.
Update 1.3.17: Comic Book Herald is now updated with a simpler guide for starting with Marvel Comics in 2017. There’s still plenty of good info below about how to get into comics for brand new readers.
So you’re new to Marvel comics in 2016. Welcome. Whether you used to be a fan and dropped off for years (curse you, Clone Saga!) or you just watched Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time and want more, this guide will help you choose starting places that are fun, excellent, and most importantly, accessible. Jumping into Marvel comics, with 75 years of celebrated continuity, can be a bit intimidating. This guide is designed to help get you rolling and to fall in love with the books! [Read more…]