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fredhot16 from Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Oct 6th 2016 at 11:12:06 AM

Yo. I'm somebody who may have picked up a few comics just because they were there but never really got interested in them. After some deliberation, I find that I DO want to read comics but, as is usually the problem with newcomers, I don't know where to start. Could somebody please recommend to me which good books I should read to get up to date with the new status quo of DC and Marvel?

I have many potential ideas to write about but only eight slots left.
Mr.Badguy Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Jan 11th 2017 at 12:28:24 PM

Anything DC Rebirth is good. It's a little dependent on continuity but it's good to jump in there.

Ms. Marvel is an excellent new series tailored to newcomers. Plenty of non-cape readers pick it up.

edited 11th Jan '17 12:29:00 PM by Mr.Badguy

DokemonStudios Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Feb 28th 2017 at 12:38:17 PM

I'm looking for some indie (or non DC/Marvel) comics with either one or all of these traits.

  • Cartoony
  • Artsy (Almost looks like a painting)
  • PG-13 to R

These are probably stuff you'd see in a webcomic, than a print comic, but hey, comics to me are ripe for independent creators to expose themselves and to not be controlled by any producers.

Edit: Oh dear I killed the thread. I guess my tastes were too specific for the comic industry.

edited 9th May '17 7:15:53 PM by DokemonStudios

RAlexa21th Magical Girls, henshin! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Magical Girls, henshin!
May 17th 2017 at 1:12:00 PM

Velvet by Ed Brubaker. Spy thriller.

Fables by Bill Willingham. Crossover deconstruction of fairy tales.

edited 17th May '17 1:14:55 PM by RAlexa21th

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Jun 27th 2017 at 1:46:27 PM

I'm sure peeps that already know me could probably glean this from my yelling about it for the past couple months now but I LOVE ME SOME FRICKIN SCUD.

Fans of Dan Harmon's TV work and/or people that have enjoyed literally anything related to Deadpool owe it to themselves to check it out, and I almost feel like the latter comparison is too reductive, but I think it does a better job of explaining who would dig it in short than any lengthier discussion really would.

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Karxrida Summer Sun from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Aug 21st 2017 at 10:08:11 PM

I found a comic book store in my area recently and I'd like some recommendations for books to get. I'm largely interested in DC stuff found in trades/omnibuses that are entry-levelish reads, though I will accept recommendations for Marvel or ongoing DC Rebirth stuff. Don't really have any superhero preferences at the moment.

Also, I already own Watchmen and have Nextwave on my wishlist.

edited 21st Aug '17 10:08:28 PM by Karxrida

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SKJAM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Oct 15th 2017 at 7:33:42 PM

You might consider the Showcase Presents volumes (or Marvel Essentials, if you also like Marvel) for various characters you recognize. This will give you a better idea of what they were really like back in the Silver Age, rather than the stereotypes we've backfilled on them since.

RAlexa21th Magical Girls, henshin! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
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Oct 28th 2017 at 4:16:35 PM

Ms. Marvel (2014) Omnnibus vol 1 is a fairly recent origin story. There is some Inhuman shenanigans in the background but they aren't that important.

I've heard that Ultimate Spider-Man is a good retelling of Peter's origin. The Ultimates was well-liked when it came out and it is the main inspiration for the MCU (most of the aesthetic comes from this book).

Captain America: Winter Soldier is the beginning of Ed Brubaker's acclaimed run. There's some Avengers event in the background and the thing called Cosmic Cube that can be a bit confusing.

[up]What do you mean Silver Age heroes aren't stereotypes?

edited 28th Oct '17 4:28:02 PM by RAlexa21th

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SKJAM Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Nov 1st 2017 at 12:02:16 PM

Oh, they are, but some have had changes in retrospect. For example, Hal Jordan was smart in his first run.

JamesWagoner from USA Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Feb 28th 2018 at 2:10:40 AM

I've found a wonderful comics Stand Still. Stay Silent and just want to read something similar.

edited 28th Feb '18 2:11:00 AM by JamesWagoner

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Invincibleasshole fuckANN from Not here Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
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Aug 17th 2018 at 10:45:34 AM

What are some good dc stories or runs that are a bit more under the radar

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RAlexa21th Magical Girls, henshin! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Magical Girls, henshin!
Aug 17th 2018 at 6:37:51 PM

Um, DC Comic Bombshells, though that's an Elseworld.

Maybe Black Lightning Year One.

A lesson without pain is meaningless.
Dec 26th 2018 at 9:39:32 PM

Looking for any good Batman story. How old it is doesn't matter. It's Boxing Week and I have money to spend.

RAlexa21th Magical Girls, henshin! from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Magical Girls, henshin!
Dec 26th 2018 at 9:40:06 PM

Knightfall is a classic.

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Feb 1st 2019 at 4:21:14 AM

I have been watching the Riverdale TV series lately. I know that they are based on characters from Archie comics, but I had never read them before. Where should I start?

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Feb 2nd 2019 at 1:04:14 PM

Mark Waid recently started writing Archie, kinda updated to match Riverdale's feel. There are several trades available.

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