In anticipation for DC Comic’s latest 2019 event, I began putting together a “Road To” the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes. In doing so, I realized I’d have to simultaneously launch my DC Rebirth Year 4 reading order. Oh the challenges of running the world’s most manual guide to comics!
This week on “Previously On,” I reflect back on all the touchstones that helped shaped me into a lifelong comics fan, and reveal that 99% of them were not actual comics. Oh, and I celebrate the value of reading The Green Lantern with annotations! [Read more…] about Previously On #79: How I Fell In Love With Comics In Chronological Order (Ages 0 to 18), and Loving The Green Lantern Annotations
Zack & Dave cover your questions, poll results, and recap the Marvel Comics of 1972!
From “Thanos Wins” to Absolute Carnage, this is your road to the Marvel Universe by writer Donny Cates![Read more…] about Best Comics Ever #45: The Connected Marvel Comics-Verse of Writer Donny Cates
Writer Jonathan Hickman’s return to Marvel Comics with the two-series X-Men event House of X and Powers of X is the most discussed series in superhero comics this year (and then some). The passion and theorizing around these transformative comics is like nothing I’ve seen in fandom, and so far, it’s bringing all the best aspects of loving superhero comics to the forefront.
While I’d agree these are compelling entry points into the world of X-Men, I also see dense, multi-layered stories full of references that newer or lapsed readers might not follow. Or even references that longtime readers may have simply forgotten (I know I’ve had plenty of those recently with Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s hyper-referential The Green Lantern). [Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa: Secrets of House of X!