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.[Read more…] about The Road to MCU Phase 4! Reading Companion For Every Movie & Show!
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