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Gary_Fatality




Hey,

I am looking to maybe get back into Marvel been a bit since I have read anything from them. I had a stint of lack of money and just feeling out picking up more titles again. I am a huge fan of The Darkness and Witchblade and things like those but I also like superhero type stuff as well. Anyway enough rambles from me. What titles would you recommended and why?


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dave




> I am looking to maybe get back into Marvel been a bit since I have read anything from them. I had a stint of lack of money and just feeling out picking up more titles again. I am a huge fan of The Darkness and Witchblade and things like those but I also like superhero type stuff as well. Anyway enough rambles from me. What titles would you recommended and why?

Ok, the thing about Marvel right now is that we've been getting a steady stream of "big events" and all the major titles have been tied into these with a lot of filler issues. The two Avengers books have been the worst at this, both coming across as just backstory pages for the big event. However, if you are in Avengers fan the new Dark Avengers arc might still interest you. If you don't know the backstory I won't ruin it all for you. Basically, Norman Osborn (former Green Goblin and director of the Thunderbolts) was credited for saving Earth from the skrull invasion (the last big event) and was promoted to director of a new organization that is basically taking the place of SHIELD. Essentially, Norman is the sheriff in town and has control over all other super humans and is seen by the public as a good guy.

I honestly wouldn't recommend any of the Avengers books for a returning reader though. Spiderman just had a major continuity reboot, which kind of sucks but might be good for a returning reader. The book I would recommend the most, however, is Daredevil. It's consistently great, written by fan favorite Brubaker, and has excellent art. It doesn't seem to get tied into the major events, which is nice if you only want to pick up a couple books. Furthermore, there are frequent guest appearances by the "streets" of the MU (Iron Fist, Cage, White Tiger, etc). It's become the unnofficial "street" book and never disappoints. If you like this book you might also want to check out Brukaker's other recent works in Captain America and Iron Fist, both being pretty popular.

If street level heroes aren't your thing, Marvel has done a great job of putting some energy back into their space characters. Annihilaton was a great big event and you can probably get it in a trade. Check out Nova or Guardians of the Galaxy as well.

That's my two cents.


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ChrisBechtloff




> Hey,
>
> I am looking to maybe get back into Marvel been a bit since I have read anything from them. I had a stint of lack of money and just feeling out picking up more titles again. I am a huge fan of The Darkness and Witchblade and things like those but I also like superhero type stuff as well. Anyway enough rambles from me. What titles would you recommended and why?

Thor, Hulk, Daredevil, and Hercules are all pretty good and are all rather stand alone, so I think they'd be a good place to start.


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mjyoung




> Hey,
>
> I am looking to maybe get back into Marvel been a bit since I have read anything from them. I had a stint of lack of money and just feeling out picking up more titles again. I am a huge fan of The Darkness and Witchblade and things like those but I also like superhero type stuff as well. Anyway enough rambles from me. What titles would you recommended and why?

My first advice with any recommendation, is to simply try it out. Maybe the best way for you to do this is just go to a Barnes and Noble, and read the first issue of a TPB.

Invincible from Image - Series about a teenage superhero. Great characterizations, new characters galore, and a very established world.

Fables from DC - Series about the characters from various fable stories like The Big Bad Wold and Snow White. Great characterizations, great stories, and a huge main cast.

Ultimate Spider-Man - Series which revamps Spider-Man into modern settings. Just great stories, characterizations, and relationships between the characters.

Captain America - Written by Brubaker, the series really tells great stories with a long standing subplots.

New Avengers - It's become the most important book at Marvel, always leading the way for other titles. It has great characterizations and stories. However, the book ties into a lot of different series, and has a lot of mediocre stories mixed in between the good issues.

Incredible Hercules - Buddy team up book about the adventures between Herc and his genius kid sidekick. The writing is really great here, and has a lot of funny moments.

There are a lot of great stories that you probably missed in the past, which are really just too numeous to mention.





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Flint




hmmmmmmmm

Well The Avengers franchise is the current lynchpin of the MU. My guess, since you like Darkness and teh Witchblade, New Avengers would be your speed. Bendis still writes that book. As of last issue, the team roster is more Avengery than it ever has been. The roster is the new Cap, Ms. Marvel, Ronin (former Hawkeye), Mockingbird, Spiderwoman, Spider-Man, Wolverine. Iron Fist may be leaving the book and Dr. Strange may return for good.

Mighty Avengers is the book for us longtime Assemblers who felt burned by the rosters Bendis! set up. Dan Slott takes over the book next issue. He has a respect for history and can be funny or serious when the occasion arises. The finalized roster isn't known yet. Slott said most of teh guys who assemble the first mission won't be around after the first arc. The team is going to be set up outside the US and Norman Osborn's influence. I think US Agent, Hercules, Wasp II, and Jocasta will form the core. Iron Man, Hulk, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and teh New Avengers are to be featured...who actually stays is unknown...REALLY looking forward to this one!

Dark Avengers is a new take on the original Thunderbolts formula. Villains posing as heroes. Deodato art and Bendis!' sharp take on villains will make this a winner.

Incredible Hercules-Marvels BEST book 'nuff said. The Amadeus Cho is wearing out his welcome with me

Captain America-Marvels most consistant book over the past 6 or 7 years. It's slowed up abit but they are working towards issue #50 right now. You can also see classic Avengers like Black Widow and Falcon here

X-Force-Marvel cancelled the excellent New X-Men book and gave us this. I thought I'd hate it. By Kyle and Yost are on their way to being superstars. This book is very gory and very violent. Basically an X-Men assassination team that is a secret from the team members friends. Archangel, Wolverine, Warpath, X-23, Dominoe, Elixir, Wolfsbane and MAYBE the Vanisher comprise this squad

Guardian of the Galaxy-amazingly good book full of cosmic n-listers. DnA should take over FF when Millar and Hitch are done this summer. Them writing FF and they will officially become writing elite. Groot is my fav. But it has a nice mixture of Warlock, Dra, Gamorra, Starlord, the new Quasar, Rocket Racoon, Mantis, Vance Astro, and Starhawk (and Aleta Starhawk)


For me thats the best Marvel has to offer right now.

If you want DC picks, Booster Gold, JSA, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps are the best of their bunch


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fan4




> hmmmmmmmm
>
> Well The Avengers franchise is the current lynchpin of the MU. My guess, since you like Darkness and teh Witchblade, New Avengers would be your speed. Bendis still writes that book. As of last issue, the team roster is more Avengery than it ever has been. The roster is the new Cap, Ms. Marvel, Ronin (former Hawkeye), Mockingbird, Spiderwoman, Spider-Man, Wolverine. Iron Fist may be leaving the book and Dr. Strange may return for good.
>
> Mighty Avengers is the book for us longtime Assemblers who felt burned by the rosters Bendis! set up. Dan Slott takes over the book next issue. He has a respect for history and can be funny or serious when the occasion arises. The finalized roster isn't known yet. Slott said most of teh guys who assemble the first mission won't be around after the first arc. The team is going to be set up outside the US and Norman Osborn's influence. I think US Agent, Hercules, Wasp II, and Jocasta will form the core. Iron Man, Hulk, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and teh New Avengers are to be featured...who actually stays is unknown...REALLY looking forward to this one!
>
> Dark Avengers is a new take on the original Thunderbolts formula. Villains posing as heroes. Deodato art and Bendis!' sharp take on villains will make this a winner.
>
> Incredible Hercules-Marvels BEST book 'nuff said. The Amadeus Cho is wearing out his welcome with me
>
> Captain America-Marvels most consistant book over the past 6 or 7 years. It's slowed up abit but they are working towards issue #50 right now. You can also see classic Avengers like Black Widow and Falcon here
>
> X-Force-Marvel cancelled the excellent New X-Men book and gave us this. I thought I'd hate it. By Kyle and Yost are on their way to being superstars. This book is very gory and very violent. Basically an X-Men assassination team that is a secret from the team members friends. Archangel, Wolverine, Warpath, X-23, Dominoe, Elixir, Wolfsbane and MAYBE the Vanisher comprise this squad
>
> Guardian of the Galaxy-amazingly good book full of cosmic n-listers. DnA should take over FF when Millar and Hitch are done this summer. Them writing FF and they will officially become writing elite. Groot is my fav. But it has a nice mixture of Warlock, Dra, Gamorra, Starlord, the new Quasar, Rocket Racoon, Mantis, Vance Astro, and Starhawk (and Aleta Starhawk)
>
>
> For me thats the best Marvel has to offer right now.
>
> If you want DC picks, Booster Gold, JSA, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps are the best of their bunch



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Flint




Dan Abenett and Andy Lanning


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fan4






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Flint




They have been a for quite awhile. My first experience with them was the OK Force Works series from the mid-90's.

They struck critical gold when they took over the Legion of Superhero line in 1999-2000. They wrote both Legion and Legionaires for a few issues b4 a relaunch. The book became Legion Lost for 12 issues then The Legion and featured the Zero Hour Legion. All of it is highly recommended! Oliver Coipel became in demand from his work here.

Now they basically run Marvel's cosmic books. Both Guardians of the Glaxay and Nova are trendy faves. And they were architects for Marvels Annhiliation and War of Kings Events.

Like I said, If they got their hands on FF they would become superstars!


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> They have been a for quite awhile. My first experience with them was the OK Force Works series from the mid-90's.
>
> They struck critical gold when they took over the Legion of Superhero line in 1999-2000. They wrote both Legion and Legionaires for a few issues b4 a relaunch. The book became Legion Lost for 12 issues then The Legion and featured the Zero Hour Legion. All of it is highly recommended! Oliver Coipel became in demand from his work here.
>
> Now they basically run Marvel's cosmic books. Both Guardians of the Glaxay and Nova are trendy faves. And they were architects for Marvels Annhiliation and War of Kings Events.
>
> Like I said, If they got their hands on FF they would become superstars!





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fan4




> They have been a for quite awhile. My first experience with them was the OK Force Works series from the mid-90's.
>
> They struck critical gold when they took over the Legion of Superhero line in 1999-2000. They wrote both Legion and Legionaires for a few issues b4 a relaunch. The book became Legion Lost for 12 issues then The Legion and featured the Zero Hour Legion. All of it is highly recommended! Oliver Coipel became in demand from his work here.

What exactly does "struck critical gold" mean? And why did you use the acronym "DnA" instead of using their actual names?
>
> Now they basically run Marvel's cosmic books. Both Guardians of the Glaxay and Nova are trendy faves. And they were architects for Marvels Annhiliation and War of Kings Events.

Neither of those books interest me.
>
> Like I said, If they got their hands on FF they would become superstars!



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