Comic books can be intimidating. The easy solution to learning to love comics is quite clearly “read some,” but it can be a challenge to know where to start. The first time I walked into a comic book shop, I walked out with a “Flash” issue that tied into an event I knew nothing about, and focused exclusively on a Flash rogue (Boomerang) without hardly any mention of the hero. [Read more…] about How To Start Reading Comics In 2020: A Beginner’s Guide
For the first time since Avengers: Endgame we know what the outline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look like through 2021. In a blend of unmitigated excitement and reaction to 8 million requests for related reading orders (which I have for every Phase 4 movie outlined! Planning!), I’ve put together a reading companion for all of Phase 4.
Jimmy Olsen is one of the most recognizable supporting characters in comics, and for my money, the most famous pal in history. The red-headed bow-tie wearing Daily Planet photographer is up there with Archie and Dennis the Menace as fictional presences interwoven in the modern American mythology. [Read more…] about The Essential Jimmy Olsen Comic Book Stories
Spider-Man: Far From Home is uniquely situated to carry the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a post Endgame future (no easy feat), and based on early indicators, both Mysterio and concepts of the Marvel multiverse will be major factors. [Read more…] about The Best Comics to Read With Spider-Man Far From Home!
Thanks to reader support on Patreon, every week I put together weekly recaps and analysis of the biggest storylines impacting Big 2 superhero continuity. [Read more…] about This Month In Comics Continuity: January 2018