QoW returns this week (did I really just abbreviate a feature I haven’t touched for, like, a year? Of course!) with a doozy. [Read more…] about Question of The Week: Should I Read Single Characters Comics or Events First?
Finally free of re-establishing the divided factions of the Avengers since the “Eight Months Later” timeskip, “You Can’t Win: Part 1” gets right down to the ugly business of getting the band back together. Whether they like it or not. [Read more…] about AVENGERS #39 Review: “Mr. Fantastic’s ‘The Art of War’!”
This past July, Marvel announced that they’ll be launching “Avengers NOW” in the fall, another revamp of their comic book universe. More dramatically, Marvel has unveiled key details of this initiative, including the reveal of Thor becoming a woman (but not Lady Thor), Sam Wilson upgrading from Falcon to Captain America, and Iron Man donning a new suit in a series titled “Superior Iron Man.” It’s a continued, largely successful effort on Marvel’s end to inject new life into their comics since Marvel NOW!, but as you’d expect the major character transformations are met with both praise and abject hate, cheering and cries of political correctness gone wrong. Personally, I’m a big fan of new stories and Marvel taking chances with their characters. Don’t buy it? Here’s a whole bunch of suggested reading from the past where Marvel dramatically changed established heroes along with the end result: [Read more…] about Suggested Reading: The History of Marvel Comics Dramatically Transforming Key Characters
It’s recently occurred to me that although I have my comprehensive reading order guide to the Marvel Universe (often imitated, never duplicated), I don’t really have a fast track guide.
You know, for people that aren’t as obsessively inclined to read all of the comics in the history of ever. Wimps, if you will. (Jokes, my little wimpy, jokes!)
So here it is – the fast track guide to the Modern Marvel Universe, giving you all the essential story lines in 25 trade collections. Save money, save time, and get your true believer on all at once! [Read more…] about The Modern Marvel Universe in 25 Trade Collections: 2000 to 2012 Fast Track
As I’ve made it abundantly clear, I’m kind of addicted to Marvel: Avengers Alliance, the free online RPG that lets you act as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent leading a team of the Marvel Universe’s mightiest heroes. [Read more…] about Monday Morning Comic Rack: Marvel Avengers Alliance Is Promoting Actual Comic Books! Sort of…