Professor Charles Xavier is one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe, equal parts warm father figure and scheming manipulator. Although he’s well known as the telepathic leader of the X-Men, Professor X is also a deeply complicated individual trying to solve the endlessly complex challenge of mutant and human relations. [Read more…] about Professor X Reading Order!
Wildstorm was Jim Lee’s imprint under Image Comics. It was begun as a home for his attempt at creating his unique comics universe, which had three great ideas early on:
1. Make every character origin be about technology and/or government secrets
2. Print holographic, foil, and other gimmicky covers
3. Give up control and invite the best creators in the industry
That last part lead to Wildstorm being bought out by DC in an event they cheekily called “Shattered Image.” [Read more…] about Wildstorm Universe Reading Order!
America’s Best Comics (ABC) was a comic title that originally ran from 1940-49 and featured such golden age and pulp heroes as The Black Terror, Captain Future, Doc Strange, and the Fighting Yank. Sadly, Standard/Better/Nedor, parent company to ABC, folded in 1956, during the crash in comic book sales brought on by the Cold War. [Read more…] about America’s Best Comics (ABC) Reading Order!