This week on “Previously On,” I review House of X as an entry point for new readers, consider comics that have even come close to Hickman’s X-Men pre-release approval rating, and accidentally steal comics from awesome creators! [Read more…] about Previously On #77: Can You Read House of X As a Starting Point?, The All Time Pre-Release Hype Rankings, and Being a Fool At a Creator Signing
I’m joined by John Galati to discuss our picks for best comics of the year to date!
Earlier this year I created The Marvel 52, a 1-story-per-week annual reading plan to take you through the Marvel universe. The guide’s proved popular enough that I’ve been fielding DC requests ever since. Naturally I can’t refuse! [Read more…] about The DC 52: A 1-Story-Per-Week Annual Reading Guide!
For the first time since Avengers: Endgame we know what the outline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look like through 2021. In a blend of unmitigated excitement and reaction to 8 million requests for related reading orders (which I have for every Phase 4 movie outlined! Planning!), I’ve put together a reading companion for all of Phase 4.[Read more…] about The Road to MCU Phase 4! Reading Companion For Every Movie & Show!
Looking back, there aren’t many games that meant as much to me as Marvel’s sequence of Ultimate Alliance related video games. There are games I played more – Super Smash Bros, Donkey Kong 64, and Metroid all come to mind – but you know, I didn’t wind up calling this site Banjo Kazooie Herald Dot Com (although… don’t tempt me).
It’s not just that the X-Men Legends franchise (which segues into Ultimate Alliance) was a piece of Marvel Comics lore in my life during the 2000’s, it was *the* primary touchpoint. The first X-Men Legends was released in 2004 when I was in high school, and I wouldn’t really start reading comics with any regularity for another four years. I wouldn’t step into a comic shop for another seven.
I hear the tired cliche that a lot of readers fall out of love with comics in high school as they discover sexy things, but honestly I didn’t really have comics to fall out of love with. I had never started reading, and wouldn’t even have known where to start. [Read more…] about Previously On #76: The Road to Ultimate Alliance 3 – The Black Order