For the longest time, my understanding of Conan the Barbarian was the 1982 feature film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the hunka hunka manly barbarian. It’s only as I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into comics that I even realized Conan was a consistent part of Marvel Comics from 1970 through 1990, with creative talent like Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, and John Buscema (among many others) crafting an in-depth comic book universe for the character. [Read more…] about Conan the Barbarian Comics Reading Order!
DC Comics has been publishing Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman comics starting all the way back in the late 1930s (Whereas Marvel Comics has a relevant continuity dating back to a paltry 1961). If you want some context around Superman and Batman’s longevity, the characters’ creation predates World War II, the Cleveland Indians’ World Series drought (Go Cubs!), and TELEVISION.
As a result, DC Comics has a heckuva long publication history that can be a challenge for new readers to navigate. [Read more…] about Where to Start With DC Comics In 2019
This week I binge over 30 issues of Deadly Class, consider what kind of comics make for the best TV shows, and praise the My Marvelous Year listeners! [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #53: Deadly Class, Comics to TV Adaptations, and the Awesome MMY Club!
This week on My Marvelous Year we look back on Marvel’s first full year of comics in 1962, sharing listener letters, poll results, and questions. [Read more…] about Marvel Year One: 1962 – Variant Cover!
It’s clearer than ever that tablets are the perfect digital comic book reading option. There’s also no doubt that digital comics services like Comixology and Marvel Unlimited have made it easier than ever to obtain vast resources of digital comics.
What’s less clear is what type of tablet or e-reader you should consider for your comics consumption. Do you invest in a sleek 10 inch tablet? What about a mini tablet to save a few dollars? Could you stick to a laptop or desktop? And what about non-Apple or Android options like Kindle, Nook, or Windows Surface? [Read more…] about The Best Tablets For Reading Comics: 2019 Edition!