By my count, Secret Wars has featured 59 tie-in series, along with the core Marvel event from Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic. Fortunately, I’ve been keeping up with the universe-smashing action since launch in May 2015, with a reading order and mini-review of every issue to date. [Read more…] about What Are The Best Secret Wars Tie-Ins? Every Series Ranked
Best of Lists
It’s been my goal since starting Comic Book Herald to help readers and new (or lapsed) comic fans navigate the modern Marvel Universe. In my estimate, that has always been since just before the turn of the century, as Marvel Knights, the Ultimate Universe, and the editorial reign of Joe Quesada rose from the ashes of Heroes Reborn.
I never really thought about what it might look like if this modern Marvel era ended. With Secret Wars set to launch the Marvel Universe into a new state of being (however dramatic that may be), it’s suddenly a fantastic time to look back on the era as a whole. What were the best Marvel stories told from 1998 through 2015? These are my picks: [Read more…] about The Best 100 Marvel Stories Told From 1998 to 2015!
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
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