Okay humans and humettes, time for a question to answer (if anyone cares or just likes whatever panels pop up).
Aside from being buried in real life BS the past few months, I am also now buried in a load of comics I haven’t yet read. We have choices!
What should I read, guys?
Captain America from the beginning (I’m currently on issue 136ish)
Spider-Man from the beginning (the chronology. All of the chronology)
X-Men from the beginning (the chronology. All of the chronology)
I might throw Nova in here too. I have that going on in the folder.
Flash from the beginning
Aquaman from the beginning
No, no I am not going to attack Batman yet. That is insane. Are you insane? I’d never get through it all. Do you realise the size of that folder. It rivals Superman! Haha 90s Superman and the long hair going on. Ha. (I’m still reading the current New 52 issues however and will eventually go back in time)
I’ll also mention that I’m reading the Infinity event now. Finally. As well as gathering together the Inhumanity and Original Sin events. AXIS is on the pull list for the future as well.
No, this doesn’t mean I’m going to ignore DC. I have Flash and Aquaman and pretty much everything else in the queue, and not only that, but I’m fully enjoying Real Heroes and plan on posting some panels from Skyman soon.
I will also accept recommendations for titles that aren’t from either of the Big Two (or even the Big Five).
Note that no answers will result in my friends dictating it to me, which doesn’t necessarily mean much. So guys, what should I read?
Bruce takes them to the most interesting places.
How about a souvenir door key?
I actually have some sort of draft about Black Widow saved on ONE of my tumblrs, but I’ll dig that up later. For now, my reaction to issue #1 of Black Widow, the new comic series Marvel’s thrown up along with several restarts and a couple new groups (Can’t wait for New Warriors #1).
I could do…
X-posted from my gaming tumblr, my thoughts on Black Widow #1
Norrin Radd: 'Dawn, I wield the Power Cosmic. I can do anything. I can grow hair if I want to.’
Dawn Greenwood: 'You're trying to do it now, aren't you?'
Captain America: ‘And I’m a little light on capable soldiers, so you’re free to help me with this mission, but when it’s over — you’re under arrest.’
San Blathers - Organisation
(Note I originally typed this in July 2013, but for some reason never hit ‘publish’, but rather ‘draft’. I figure I might as well publish it now)
I’ve been lagging on posting things this past week. I admit it, I’m not really very sorry, but I admit it. I should be sewing my costume for FanExpo, but instead I’m putting off such things in lieu of organising the major DC events and storylines from Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985 until now.
Seriously, just… unless you have a metric buttload of time to do this…
I have no idea why I find it interesting to do. Picking comics out of torrents and writing down lists of comics to buy when I get the chance for the storylines and events I really enjoy can take up hours of my day and I just don’t care. I get so fully distracted and immersed that while I may start at 2PM on a day I don’t need to do anything but relax, it’s nearly 4AM before I realise it and I have nothing of worth to show for it but maybe seven new events in chronological order. Unless it’s Infinite Crisis, in which case I just left it to the torrent I downloaded to hopefully be right.
Just wow, okay. After Infinite Earths I’m just not gonna bother until I settle down with a few litres of Pepsi and read it from start to finish.
I don’t think it helps that as I organise I tend to click open many of these comic files and just randomly start reading.
During all of this I discovered just how many Batman comic series there were. How many Superman series, how many series that fit under the ‘Justice League’ umbrella. I discovered comic series I didn’t realise, in my limited knowledge based entirely on the popularity of characters past and present, I had never heard of, but play some key roles in the major events throughout the decades.
I also discovered just how utterly amused I am by Booster Gold.
But, also, I discovered just how insanely messy DC is for organising. Marvel I had an easier time with, but DC? Things are all over the place and are often confusing. Enough so that you either skip whole bits entirely or trudge through it and hope your brain can make sense of it all at the end. I am wholly grateful to those few people with torrents already organised, but there are so few of those out there compared to the rest that when I do come across one it really stands out.
Jarvis: ‘Also, you still have… issues with the operation of the cafetiere.’
San Blathers: A + X
I swear, if you haven’t been reading A + X and are a fan of the Avengers, or a fan of the X-Men, or a fan of both, you really need to give this comic a run. Really.
I post a lot of panels from these comics every month for good reason, and I’m sure a whole lot of other people do too.
It may not fit into any particular chronology, but man, it doesn’t have to. It’s just that entertaining.
GO BUY IT.