Not gonna lie, this piece is late. Truthfully, I don’t think a part of me wanted to write it because that would mean accepting the end of an era. So, for the last two weeks, I’ve apparently been wrestling with living in a world that is post-Kieron Gillen Star Wars comics. [Read more…] about Kieron Gillen Star Wars Retrospective
Comic Book Herald Reading Orders
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Spider-Woman means several different characters depending on era, context, and whether or not we’re including alternate universes. For most readers in the modern Marvel era, Jessica Drew is the most familiar alter ego, and indeed Jess has the longest comics history with the title.
Believe it or not, though, she’s not the only Spider-Woman with Avengers credentials, though, and I’ll be referencing the full suite of Spider-Women in the below guide to Spider-Woman comics. [Read more…] about Spider-Woman Reading Order!
Mysterio’s always been one of the more interesting Spider-Man villains by virtue of his idiosyncratic approach to crime. In a rogues gallery full of animal-powers (Rhino, Scorpion, Lizard), goblins (Green, Hob, etc), and Octopi with advanced degrees, the dramatic actor with a half fish bowl helmet and relatively vague power of trickery certainly stands out.
Threats like Norman Osborn and Carnage may throw Spider-Man’s life upside down, but it’s always nice to know Spidey’s got his own personal Gob Bluth running around:
Mysterio, aka Quentin Beck, is a member of the original Sinister Six, and maintains ties to that group whenever Doctor Octopus is looking to get the band together. The magical Marvel manipulator also plays a pivotal role in Spider-Men, the original meetcute between Miles Morales and Peter Parker. [Read more…] about Mysterio Reading Order
From his bedazzled headgem to his string cheese cape, Mister Sinister is one of the most iconic villains in X-Men comics history. Sinister, aka Nathaniel Essex, is a dark reflection of obsessive eugenics, dedicated to creating the perfect species no matter the cost. [Read more…] about Mister Sinister Reading Order!
The 1970s were hot on horror and supernatural comics. Marvel was no exception with Tomb of Dracula and Ghost Rider putting up respectable numbers. This lead to Stan Lee making the buck-wild suggestion that Marvel should do a comic about Satan himself. Editor Roy Thomas decided “baby steps” and pitched doing Satan’s son instead. And thus was born Daimon Hellstrom, “The Son of Satan,” who was demonic enough to appear in Ghost Rider, but man-in-tights enough to be in Marvel 2-in-1 adventures. [Read more…] about Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) Reading Order!