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  • SageinaRageSageinaRage regular Registered User regular
    Hey guys, I've been out of comics for a while and am looking at getting back into it. Can someone give me some suggestions? I'm looking for:
    - stuff released within the last 5-8 years. Before that I'm pretty well versed and know what's out.
    - Things that are fairly standalone, either mini-series or at least single series, not looking for huge events. I like contained stories.
    - Things that are funny, quirky, or weird. I enjoy things like Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, GLA, Nextwave, Fables, Scalped...
    - But I also like normal superhero stuff if it's unique in some way, or just well done. I've been curious about Dr. Strange and got the first couple books of his current series, and it's pretty good.

    I remember hearing good things about Hawkeye and Squirrel Girl, are they good places to start? I also enjoyed Agents of Atlas, is that still around?

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    Hawkeye and Squirrel Girl are definitely good places to start.

    I would strongly recommend checking out Jonathan Hickman's Avengers saga that went from 2012 to 2015. Check out this infographic: http://i.imgur.com/X9zUA8X.png

    Other stuff I'd recommend checking out:

    Al Ewing's work on Mighty Avengers / Captain America and the Mighty Avengers / Ultimates / New Avengers / USAvengers

    Si Spurrier's X-Men Legacy

    Tom King's Omega Men and Vision

    Grant Morrison's Multiversity

    Gerry Duggan's Deadpool and Uncanny Avengers

    Kieron Gillen's Young Avengers and Al Ewing's Loki: Agent of Asgard

  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget regular Registered User regular
    Ms. Marvel.

  • ReznikReznik regular Registered User regular
    So I have a Marvel Unlimited subscription now, and I've started reading from Claremont's run on X-Men while also rewatching the 90s X-Men cartoon (I am actually quite impressed with how faithful the cartoon has been now that I'm reading the source material).

    When I started Whedon's Astonishing run a little while back everything was strange and confusing (Emma Frost isn't evil? Beast is a catman for some reason? Where's Jean Grey and and Rogue and Gambit and Storm?).

    So given that I am very much stuck in the early 90s when it comes to X-Men continuity, what would you guys say is a rough cut-off point after which things will be new and strange and the team lineup changes significantly from what I'm used to?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    Grant Morrison's New X-Men (2001) #114-154 is the key. That's where Jean dies, Scott hooks up with Emma, and Beast became a cat-man. It also introduces characters like Quentin Quire and the Stepford Cuckoos that have become mainstays of the X-books.

    As far as Rogue and Gambit, they were around during Whedon's Astonishing, they were just in different X-books. You should read X-Men (1991) from #166 until it changes over to X-Men Legacy (2008) and that up until it ends. Rogue is a main character all throughout.

    Reznik
  • ReznikReznik regular Registered User regular
    Awesome, thanks!

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  • kicktracer011kicktracer011 new member Registered User new member
    Thank you for this super extensive list of comics I can read. I will make sure to give the Amazon links a look and see which ones are fun to read. I usually read webcomics so this is pretty new to me.
    I think I will start with Astro City, I love anything with space.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    Astro City isn't really about space, just so you know. It is great, though.

    If you want to read an interesting series set in space, check out Prophet by Brandon Graham or Fear Agent by Rick Remender.

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  • Dizzy DDizzy D regular NetherlandsRegistered User regular
    Or Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen.

    Image has quite a few Sci-Fi series btw. (Southern Cross is another one that is very promising so far)

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  • TaranisTaranis regular Registered User regular
    Okay, so I got my girlfriend into comics a few years back and I'm looking for recommendations for Christmas.

    So far she's read: Ms Marvel, Tank Girl (which she didn't really like), Persepolis, Embroideries, Blue is the Warmest Color, Bechdel's graphic novels, Diary of an American Teenager, Maus 1&2, Bitch Planet, March, and probably a few others I'm forgetting. Basically she likes comics about feminism, mental illness and trauma, and nonfiction comics. She's not really into superhero comics which is my thing, and I've kind of exhausted all of the common recommendations I could find online.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated!

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    Off the top of my head:

    Love and Rockets by the Hernandez Bros.

    Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore

    Saga by Brian K Vaughn

    Lazarus by Greg Rucka

    Rachel Rising by Terry Moore

    Taranis
  • Dizzy DDizzy D regular NetherlandsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Seconding Saga.

    Daytripper (Vertigo) by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (or is it the other way around?): Hard to explain the plot without giving away too much. It's the story about the life of a man. Each issue deals with a different day in his life, all showing different ways his life could have gone.

    Lumberjanes if you want to go for an all-ages series. It's a lot of fun about a group of girls at a summercamp dealing with all kind of weird things. Very cartoonish.

    And maybe a weird suggestion so I'll add a lot of explanation to it: Sunstone (Image) by Stjepan Sejic. It's a romance/drama/comedy with sex and nudity (it's definitely not pornographic though) about a lesbian couple into BDSM (with actual understanding of such a relationship, not the 50 Shades of Bullshit you usually get.), but all my female friends I lent this series were really into it (as am I. Quote several people "I'm not into bondage, but I understand why somebody would be from this."). The main draw is the relationship between the two main characters, both having to deal with their own demons.
    Stjepan has a joke about having a stand on cons and women come to check out the first trade to try it. He always says "see you tomorrow" and he's almost always right. You can get the whole series digitally right now if you buy the Humble Bundle, but digital comics might not be easiest for Christmas gifts where you want to wrap something up.

    Edit: another weird suggestion: The Flintstones (DC): based on the old cartoon series, but with a different artstyle and a rather different sense of humor, the series is actually a satire on modern society. With lots of commentary on society, religion, relationships etc.

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  • ReznikReznik regular Registered User regular
    Looking to check out Iron Fist. What are the highlights for someone who only has a vague notion of the character? Preferably available on Marvel Unlimited.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    Immortal Iron Fist (2006) is the definitive Iron Fist series. It's great stuff and real easy to get into.

    If you want more after that, check out Defenders (2011) and Power Man and Iron Fist (2015). Heroes for Hire (1997) is good stuff too.

    Dizzy DBobby Derie
  • ReznikReznik regular Registered User regular
    Back again, this time looking for Batman recommendations. I like the 90s cartoon and the Nolan films. I'm not well versed in DC in general but I don't have any desire to read anything that crosses over a lot with the non-Batman characters. So looking for some tight Gotham-focused stories preferably available in TPB format.

    Things I have read, half of which were stolen from my brother:
    - Killing Joke
    - the novelization of Knightfall, for some reason
    - Venom
    - Hush
    - War Games
    - Arkham Asylum

    I have a preference for the smaller scale threats.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus regular Registered User regular
    You're definitely going to want to check out Batman: Year One, if you haven't already. All-time great comic, that one.

    The Man Who Laughs is a very good retelling of the first Joker story.

    They can be hard to find at a decent price in physical form right now, but Matt Wagner's Batman and the Mad Monk and Batman and the Monster Men, and Peter Milligan and Kieron Dwyer's Dark Knight, Dark City are fantastic smaller-scale Batman stories.

    I'm also a big fan of Grant Morrison's Batman epic, which consists of these stories:

    Batman and Son
    Batman RIP
    Final Crisis
    Time and the Batman
    Batman & Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn
    Batman & Robin Vol. 2 Batman vs. Robin
    Batman & Robin, Vol. 3: Batman & Robin Must Die
    The Return of Bruce Wayne
    Batman Incorporated
    Batman Incorporated Vol. 1: Demon Star
    Batman Incorporated Vol. 2: Gotham's Most Wanted

  • ED!ED! regular Registered User regular
    Just picked up an Amazon Kindle HD 10 for comic's ringing and boy oh boy is the Grant Morrison Omnibus amazing. It's Morrison updating Batman from his JLA days and it's just way too much fun.

    . . .just curious, is "The Owl Society" (or whatever it's called) part of his run? Didn't want to spoil myself searching online.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Steeeve Perry Steeeeeeve PerryRegistered User regular
    ED! wrote: »
    Just picked up an Amazon Kindle HD 10 for comic's ringing and boy oh boy is the Grant Morrison Omnibus amazing. It's Morrison updating Batman from his JLA days and it's just way too much fun.

    . . .just curious, is "The Owl Society" (or whatever it's called) part of his run? Didn't want to spoil myself searching online.

    Court of Owls was Scott Snyder, who did the Batman series when DC rebooted all the books in 2011. I wouldn't recommend it as it starts out strong but peters out and the Owls become this generic mook organization.

    But I definitely, definitely recommend Snyder's Batman: The Black Mirror run from Detective Comics, which takes place right after Morrison's run. It is fantastic.

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    What in the hell is Major X? It doesn't seem part of the XMan alt-world or the "left behind" world.. is it just.. is it just a Liefeld "do whatever you want" vehicle that has nothing to do with anything else. My local comic book store got warned me it was bad but didn't say why, now i see why.

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