I’ve gotten variations on this question several times, typically recommending readers looking for a Marvel NOW! fast track check out the back end of my favorite 100 Marvel comics from 1998 to 2015. Victor asks: [Read more…] about Question of the Week: Do You Have a Marvel NOW! Fast Track Guide? (2012 to 2015)
At the risk of exposing us all to awesome-overload (the return of Game of Thrones and the perfectness of Daredevil on Netflix!), the Marvel NOW! reading order on Comic Book Herald now includes every single comic from 2012 to 2015. Check it out!
I had half a mind to exclude Avengers Assemble altogether from my Marvel NOW! reading order. Partially this was because of how uninterested I found myself in the Brian Michael Bendis helmed first seven issues (when Zodiac and Thanos fall flat, you know you’re in trouble), but mostly because Avengers Assemble is the most heavily connected to the Marvel cinematic universe of any Marvel comics. In many ways, this is a comic that feels disconnected from Marvel continuity at large (it’s kind of a hobby). Nonetheless, with Kelly Sue Deconnick taking writing duties, and with a long run of tie-ins to Age of Ultron and Captain Marvel: The Enemy Within, Avengers Assemble has earned its place in the Marvel NOW! reading order (literally the highest honor I can bestow). [Read more…] about Avengers Assemble #9 – #13 Review! Marvel NOW’s Cinematic Infusion
In almost every way, X-Men Legacy is one of the least likely and riskiest books of the Marvel NOW! relaunch. For starters, the book is really just a Legion solo series, which is a bit wild in and of itself because there are even plenty of X-fans who would look around and wonder, “Who’s Legion?” To be honest, if not for the wild and crazy lead-in to Age of Apocalyse, I’m not sure I’d have any concept of Legion, aka David Haller, aka the son of Charles Xavier, myself. So why X-Men Legacy, then? What’s so special about Legion that he gets his own ongoing series? [Read more…] about X-Men Legacy NOW! – The Story of Legion (Don’t Call Him Legion)