My introduction to Miguel O’Hara actually came via the excellent (and Spider-Verse predecessor) Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video game. I found an instantly engaging new player in the Spider-Man mythos, bringing all the qualities of Peter Parker to the future 2099 timeline, and an incredible costume to match! [Read more…] about Spider-Man 2099 Reading Order
Although I’m sure Namor takes great offense to this claim (and I can hear Jim Hammond’s fan shouting at me from an undisclosed location), Captain America is easily the most relevant character from Marvel’s Golden Age, debuting in the early part of the 1940’s. Very few Marvel characters can claim the lengthy history of Steve Rogers, meaning his full comics chronology is more on par with Superman or Batman than anyone in the Marvel canon. [Read more…] about Classic Captain America Reading Order (1940’s to 2000)
Shang-Chi is an unlikely Marvel success story, born from an unholy alliance of 1970’s Kung Fu craze and Marvel’s fallback plans to utilize the public domain character Fu Manchu. The end result is a surprisingly contemplative action showcase, where Shang-Chi, the son of Fu Manchu, goes on a journey to become a heroic master of martial arts. [Read more…] about Shang-Chi (Master of Kung Fu) Reading Order!
Young Avengers is one of those overly simplistic ideas you’d have expected from Marvel in the Bronze Age, as an attempt to replicate DC’s Teen Titans. Instead, it’s a 2000’s era concept that remains shockingly effective, and has resulted in some of the best new characters in the entire Marvel Universe. [Read more…] about Young Avengers Reading Order
As the Comic Book Herald audience has grown from my cats (and only then under duress; I’m not proud of the threats I made) to a multi-pronged legion of fanatical comic fans, I’ve been getting more and more questions.
What’s up with this specific aspect of your Infinity reading order? I’m new to comics, where should I start with the Avengers? You seem like an omega-level intellect – how would you handle the crisis in the Ukraine? [Read more…] about Question of the Week: Where Do I Start With Avengers Trade Collections?