It is often said that Watchmen is the most influential comic ever to be released. That comics wouldn’t be where they are without it, for good and for ill. But how did we get here, exactly? More to the point, just what influence did Watchmen provide to the larger world of comics? What, ultimately, is … [Read More...] about Who Watched the Watchmen? What Doomsday Clock Gets Wrong
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Marvel Fresh Start Reading Order!
Marvel Fresh Start is the 2018 summer rebranding of the Marvel Comics publishing line, following hot on the barely-walking-yet heels of late 2017’s Marvel Legacy. As the name suggests, Marvel is desperately positioning this rebrand as a great time to jump onboard with any number of comics getting … [See the Reading Order!] about Marvel Fresh Start Reading Order
Where To Start?
Welcome to the Comic Book Herald Complete Marvel Reading Order Guide. Some quick words of explanation that should help answer the most frequent questions. In the years I've worked editing and updating this guide, I've focused primarily on the modern era of comics from the late 90's through the … [See the Reading Order!] about The Complete Marvel Reading Order Guide
Recommended Reading Order!
Marvel took C2e2 2019 by storm with the in-person announcement that writer Jonathan Hickman is returning to the publisher to write two congruent X-Men series. From 2008 to 2015, Hickman stood out as one of the best Marvel Universe writers, delivering impressive work across titles like Fantastic … [See the Reading Order!] about Jonathan Hickman X-Men Reading Order!
Featured Reading Order
Let's face it: Batman is the coolest. Even for a comic book fan like me, one who spends an inordinate amount of time fixated on the Complete Marvel Universe, reading Batman is almost always a good decision. It's no surprise there are 6 (nearly 7) Batman stories within my top 50 of the best comics … [See the Reading Order] about Batman Reading Order