2013 has been a year of firsts. I started a new job, I spilled scotch on a suit, and I started actively collecting ongoing comic issues for the first time. [Read more…] about The Best Comics To Start Collecting in Ongoing Series RIGHT NOW (2013 Mid-Year Edition)
“I just like having it in my hands.”
If I’m saying this it means one of two things: 1) I’m defending myself after my wife complains about me having my hands down my pants in broad daylight or 2) I’m explaining why I prefer print books to digital.
I’ll never stop shoving my hands down my pants (I’m my own man! What’s that? Dirty dishes? I’m on it, honey!), but digital comic book reading may have won me over this past week. Here’s why.
As my long-time true believers know, the original purpose of Comic Book Herald was (and remains) to catalog a coherent reading order for newcomers, relapsed old-timers (I mean… wise-timers), and just about anyone looking for a way in.
That said, this is pretty clearly a work in progress, and even at full strength (see also: me getting fired and devoting myself fully to the not-for-profit sector here) it’ll be limited in scope.
And let’s face it: if you’re like me you want to read it all! [Read more…] about So You Want The Complete History of Marvel Comics
So you have a Netflix account and you love comic books. Netflix has built up a pretty respectable amount of comic book movies and animated superhero shows, but it’s not always super easy to answer the all-consuming question: Where do I start?
[Read more…] about The Complete Guide to Comic Book Shows & Movies on Netflix
Secret War is something of an anomaly in the Marvel Universe. The 5 issue mini-series is the first Marvel “war” of the 2000’s, yet it frequently falls outside the realm of the major Marvel events.
Aside from the part where the issues nearly steal their name verbatim from a much better known series in Marvel history, this really shouldn’t be the case. Secret War is one of the more compelling events in Marvel chronology and has far reaching implications, strongly affecting Civil War and Secret Invasion.
I’ve had a few readers ask recently where Secret War belongs in the Marvel reading order, and it’s time we solved the puzzle once and for all – without further ado, here’s the complete Secret War reading experience guide. [Read more…] about The Secret War Experience – Marvel’s First New Millenium War