For the life of Comic Book Herald, I’ve concentrated most heavily on what I consider the modern Marvel era, 1998 to present day. This is all well and good for catching up with the Marvel comics scene, and there are plenty of great comics from this time period, but obviously it overlooks the fantastically varied and full library of Marvel comics from 1961 (the publication of Fantastic Four #1) to the new millennium. [Read more…] about The 25 Essential Trades to Marvel Comics From 1961 to 2000
Best of Lists
Every month throughout 2015, I’ll be taking a look at the most interesting comic book trade collections released, or available for pre-order. The goal is to give new and long time comic book lovers a good sense of what’s available this month, and what comic book trades you might want to add to your growing collection. Without further ado: [Read more…] about The Most Interesting Comic Book Trade Releases – February 2015
Since 2013, I’ve been putting together mid-year and start-of-the-year guides to the best ongoing comics for new fans, collectors, and first (second, third…) time readers. As we begin 2015, though, I feel a need for a change to the approach, largely because 2014 marked the year I largely stopped collecting ongoing comics on a weekly basis. [Read more…] about The 2015 Guide to Catching Up With Ongoing Comics
I’m either more plugged into the new comic book landscape through my reviews over on Capeless Crusader, or 2014 is absurdly impressive in terms of new comic book output. Seems like every week there are a handful of “must-grab” number one issues. This is exciting (tons of good comics!), but also a bit intimidating. Let’s say you’re new to comic book pulllists, or simply on a budget. Where do you start? [Read more…] about 2014’s 10 Best Ongoing Comic To Start Reading RIGHT NOW (Mid-Year Edition!)
Of all the founding Avengers, Captain America was one of them.
This is an egregious foray into sacrilige, but it’s how I felt about solo Captain America stories for years. The old guy? The boyscout without superman’s godlike ability? The star of one of the most unintentionally hilarious B-movies of all time? No thanks!
Needless to say, I’ve learned the error of my ways. Here are the best Captain America comics on Marvel Unlimited: [Read more…] about The Best of Captain America Comics in Marvel Unlimited