Since I’ve gotten deep into Marvel Comics, my reading has been driven in large part by the availability of comics on Marvel Unlimited. For the most part, this has meant that many classic 80’s Original Graphic Novels have escaped my focus (although they are now being added to the library more frequently). More prominently, due to their “mature” rating, it’s taken me longer to catch up on the vast majority of Marvel MAX comics, perhaps the last vestige of the Marvel library that has no signs of inclusion in Marvel Unlimited. [Read more…] about Every Marvel Max Comic Book Series!
No writer has had more of an influence on Marvel Comics in the 2000’s than Brian Michael Bendis. The prolific Bendis’s output and longevity are unrivaled in superhero comics this millennium, leaving a legacy of characters, comics, and Marvel architecture that speaks for itself.
As Bendis leaves the Marvel offices after 18 years for an opportunity to write DC Comic’s Superman books, it’s worth compiling all that Bendis produced for Marvel. [Read more…] about The Brian Michael Bendis Marvel Universe Reading Order (2000 – 2018)
Marvel Comics’ original Infinity Saga ran as a trilogy from 1990 to 1993. The cosmic event kicked off with the return of Thanos in pages of Silver Surfer and Thanos Quest, before escalating to 1991’s Infinity Gauntlet, 1992’s Infinity War, and 1993’s Infinity Crusade. [Read more…] about Marvel’s Infinity Saga (Gauntlet, Wars, Crusade) Reading Order!
Without question, the writing and vision of Jonathan Hickman across the Marvel Universe is my favorite modern run in superhero comics. Working with a roster of incredible artistic storytellers like Esad Ribic, Jerome Opena, and Dale Eaglesham (among many others), the Marvel Hickman-verse is wonderfully plotted and thematically connected from the Dark Reign era Secret Warriors through 2015’s mega-event Secret Wars. [Read more…] about Jonathan Hickman Marvel Universe Reading Order (2008 to 2016)
Marvel Legacy begins with a two-pronged approach to introducing (or reintroducing) comics readers to the Marvel Universe.
Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s core narrative revolves around a history of Marvel heroes that spans the dawn of man, and I’ve discussed the “Big Picture” developments at length in part 1 of this Marvel Legacy #1 guide.