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
So you want to create your own website about comic books (or just about any other passion will do). Awesome! It’s a noble aim (not to be confused with A.I.M.), if I do say so myself. That said, I know very well that starting a blog can be an intimidating, confusing, and frustrating process. There’s all this technical know-how and paying money for things that gets in the way of just writing / creating / doing the comic book thing you love.
Let’s fix that: [Read more…] about How to Start a Comic Book Blog
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!
Earlier this week, Scribd stealth released a “Comics Unlimited” wing to their Netflix for books subscription service. According to Scribd you can “Browse more than 10,000 comics and graphic novels from Marvel, IDW/Top Shelf, Valiant, and more.” It’s an exciting addition to the digital comics landscape, and as you’d expect, I have a lot of thoughts. [Read more…] about Scribd Unlimited Comics Review: Is It Worth It? What Are the Best Comics?
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