There’s an intriguing dissonance between the simplicity of Swamp Thing’s creation (big ol’ fun bronze age horror monster created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson) and the character’s influence on the entire superhero comics medium. In many ways The Saga of the Swamp Thing is the godfather of the mature readers targeting Vertigo movement that swept the late 80’s and 90’s, perhaps unsurprising when you consider Watchmen writer Alan Moore was on the book for well over 40 issues. [Read more…] about Swamp Thing Reading Order
Comic Book Herald Reading Orders
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The world of Black Hammer, created by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (and published by Dark Horse Comics), is my favorite addition to superhero comics of the 2010’s. [Read more…] about Black Hammer Reading Order!
There are few things in comics more exciting than omnibus and absolute collections. If you love comic books, and the DC Universe, what could be better than GIANT books filled to the brim with DC Comics? The power to chef burritos with but a thought? Ok, yes, but what else?
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This Patreon request for a “Midnight Sons” reading order sent me down a deep (sometimes literally) dark hole into the supernatural mythology on the fringes of the Marvel Universe. [Read more…] about Midnight Sons & Darkhold Reading Order!
“X-Man”. Singular. To the uninitiated, it’s a frequent misnomer for Wolverine- the mutant franchise’s most popular and recognizable member. Sometimes the eye-blasting Cyclops gets tagged with this handle and, okay, maybe even occasionally bald mentalist founder Professor Charles Xavier is mistaken. But really who we’re talking about is the character Nate Grey. [Read more…] about X-Man (Nate Grey) Comics Reading Order!