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Quaker 11-29-2009 11:46 PM

Marvel Comics Recommendations
 
All the books I buy currently are either published by DC/Vertigo or Image. I've dropped a few Marvel books from my pull list in the last 2 months (Dropped Dark Avengers after #9, New Avengers after #57, Ultimate Avengers after #2, Dark Wolverine after #79) because I began to gradually dislike the books more with each ongoing issue.

I picked up the HC of the first arc of Secret Warriors and didn't care for it.

I was enjoying Amazing Spidey but decided to drop it because I felt three books a month was becoming too costly.

Does anyone have any suggestions for things I should consider picking up? Thanks for any suggestions.

allwillbemine 11-29-2009 11:58 PM

Incredible Hercules!!!!

Quaker 11-30-2009 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by allwillbemine (Post 276729)
Incredible Hercules!!!!

What is the series about? Should I just grab the latest issue?

Bruce Castle 11-30-2009 12:04 AM

You didn't like Secret Warriors? :eek:

Marvel I read:

Astonishing X-Men: You could pick up the first Ellis trade. http://www.amazon.com/Astonishing-X-...9542705&sr=8-1

Captain America: If you're not already reading, don't bother.

Daredevil: If you've never read anything, I'd start at the Smith stuff, or maybe Bendis if you prefer. They're both very good.

Smith: http://www.amazon.com/Daredevil-Guar...0&sr=1-1-spell Bendis: http://www.amazon.com/Daredevil-Vol-...9542861&sr=1-1

Invincible Iron Man: Start with the first trade. http://www.amazon.com/Invincible-Iro...9542966&sr=1-1

Punisher MAX: The first issue just came out, but you could always go back and read the Ennis stuff too.
http://www.amazon.com/Punisher-MAX-V...9&sr=1-2-spell

Quaker 11-30-2009 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Bruce Castle (Post 276735)
You didn't like Secret Warriors? :eek:

Does it get much better after the first six issues?

Bruce Castle 11-30-2009 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by metalliccorps (Post 276738)
Does it get much better after the first six issues?

Not yet. Things are percolating.

Something I forget to suggest, which may fall on deaf ears as well, is Hickman's FF. You're only a few issues behind there.

FF #570-573. Should be a trade soon.

Keyser Soze 11-30-2009 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Bruce Castle (Post 276735)
Captain America: If you're not already reading, don't bother.

Or, if you're like me and REALLY want to catch up on Captain America, pick up the Omnibus containing issues 1-25. ;) Though it's not quite as good a jumping-on point, if you're more financially-restricted, the graphic novel The Death of Captain America: The Death of the Dream could be an okay jumping-on point - it's what got me hooked in the first place.

As for my recommendations, my top three would be:

Invincible Iron Man
Thor
Captain America

GLJIMT 11-30-2009 12:18 AM

My Marvel Recommendations: Dont waste your money! :)

Quaker 11-30-2009 12:19 AM

Are you planning on reading Siege? The first part comes out next week and since I have an idea of what's going on in terms of Norman Osborn & etc. do you think I should pick it up?

Black Lantern Superman 11-30-2009 12:26 AM

OLD MAN LOGAN

myuserid 11-30-2009 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by metalliccorps (Post 276752)
Are you planning on reading Siege? The first part comes out next week and since I have an idea of what's going on in terms of Norman Osborn & etc. do you think I should pick it up?

I'll be reading it.

My Marvel list looks like this:

Invincible Iron Man
Captain America
Daredevil
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ultimate Comics Avengers
Spider-Woman
Wolverine Weapon X
Uncanny X-Men
X-Men Legacy
X-Force

Orion Pax 11-30-2009 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by GLJIMT (Post 276751)
My Marvel Recommendations: Dont waste your money! :)

This!

My Marvel List: None

Spider-Lantern 11-30-2009 01:08 AM

Deadpool and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth are the only Marvel books I'm reading.

Projekt 11-30-2009 01:10 AM

im only reading punishermax an deadpool merc w/ a mouth from marvel right now, both highly reccommened!

myuserid 11-30-2009 01:12 AM

I forgot Punisher MAX. I'm reading that too. It's only one issue in, so you could catch up quick on that.

Quaker 11-30-2009 01:14 AM

I think I'm going to check out either Punisher MAX or Invincible Iron Man.

Bruce Castle 11-30-2009 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze (Post 276750)
Or, if you're like me and REALLY want to catch up on Captain America, pick up the Omnibus containing issues 1-25. ;) Though it's not quite as good a jumping-on point, if you're more financially-restricted, the graphic novel The Death of Captain America: The Death of the Dream could be an okay jumping-on point - it's what got me hooked in the first place.

As for my recommendations, my top three would be:

Invincible Iron Man
Thor
Captain America

If I could do it all again, I wouldn't read any of Bru's Cap. And Thor, we're about to have a new team. Isn't that hard to endorse, especially with Billy Tan onboard? :puke:

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Originally Posted by metalliccorps (Post 276752)
Are you planning on reading Siege? The first part comes out next week and since I have an idea of what's going on in terms of Norman Osborn & etc. do you think I should pick it up?

Yeah, you could start their if you wanted to.

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Originally Posted by metalliccorps (Post 276795)
I think I'm going to check out either Punisher MAX or Invincible Iron Man.

All you need for Punisher MAX is one issue, but again, don't neglect the early Ennis stuff.

And I'd try FF too. You're only four issues behind, and it was the best Marvel book this month.

Marvelous Iggy 11-30-2009 07:18 AM

Read Amazing Spider-Man start with #612

Mrt1000son 11-30-2009 08:17 AM

Most X-Men titles are pretty solid, my favs at the moment are Cable and X-Men: Necrosha

JohnnyV 11-30-2009 11:08 AM

Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth and Deadpool: Team Up - Kind of funny that Deadpool Team Up is what I'm most intrigued about in the DP universe. The first issue was really good. I've also enjoyed the first storyline of DP: Merc with a Mouth.

Amazing Spiderman
: The Gaunlet has been an entertaining storyline thus far. A little silly, but entertaining. What you generally suspect from a Spiderman story.

Invincible Iron Man
: Just got done reading The Five Nightmares, the Vol. 1 TBP. I really liked the plot and characters, art left something to be desired. Just really didn't like the style, especially of the human variety.

Dark Avengers: You said you dropped it, but I've enjoyed most of the characters in this team up. Everyone except Sentry. Moonstone, Bullseye, and Osbourne have really been carrying the series for me.

Spider Woman: A very bleak and dark comic, probably the darkest of anything I'm reading in the Marvel universe. The art is perfect for the story being told. After reading the paper edition of the comic, I recommend going on Hulu and seeing the motion comic, really adds to the experience.

Keith Dallas 11-30-2009 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by metalliccorps (Post 276795)
I think I'm going to check out either Punisher MAX or Invincible Iron Man.


Invincible Iron Man is a great read, especially in TPB format. I would also recommend Rick Remender's Punisher.

allwillbemine 11-30-2009 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyV (Post 277101)
Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth and Deadpool: Team Up - Kind of funny that Deadpool Team Up is what I'm most intrigued about in the DP universe. The first issue was really good. I've also enjoyed the first storyline of DP: Merc with a Mouth.

I recently checked out Merc with a Mouth, and I gotta admit, its kind of fun. But its also a ton of fan service. Not that its a bad thing, but its something to think about before buying it.

BLUELCMISHRA 11-30-2009 05:49 PM

Hands down Xforce is the best marvel title in my opinion

James Hunter 11-30-2009 06:02 PM

Recommended Marvel? Well my list looks like this:

AVENGERS INITIATIVE (old-school Avengers fun!)
MIGHTY AVENGERS (ditto)
CAPTAIN AMERICA (Ed Brubaker works wonders)
NEW AVENGERS (I enjoy it, I mean its a different animal to the old Avengers title, or any other but as long as you accept that it is fun, IMHO)
NOVA (especially if your a fan of GREEN LANTERN or GREEN LANTERN CORPS)
THUNDERBOLTS
TORCH (just because I'm a fan of Golden-Age characters)

Any of those are good, IMHO.

allwillbemine 11-30-2009 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by James Hunter (Post 277266)
AVENGERS INITIATIVE (old-school Avengers fun!)

Especially from the first arc through Killed in Action. That whole run was solid gold.


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