Whats a good series for someone starting off in Marvel?

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  1. Billabong7329 Registered

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    I recently cut back on my comic spending and now I have some room to add some new titles. I already have the majority of the titles I want from DC so I figured I might try out something from Marvel. The only thing I've ever read is Ultimate Spider-Man, which I enjoy, but I rather just buy the trades of that. I want to get into a monthly title.

    So I'm just looking for a series that won't totally confuse me and make me uninterested right away. So recommend something that will catch a new reader's interest.
     
  2. Aristotle Registered

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    I'd say Captain America's your good shot. Pick up the back issues too. Also, Joss Whedon's entire run on Astonishing X-Men is perfect, although he's about to hand it off to Warren Ellis. Finally, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, X-Factor, and...damn...what's the other one...I feel like such a tard right now...drank too much beer...OH YEAH! New X-Men! Those four titles are in a crossover right now called Messiah Complex, which is making the mainline X-Men world cool as hell. It all kicked off with a one-shot. Of course, the X-Franchise is about to cancel some books and launch some new ones, and in general, it's not a good idea to get involved with the X-Men unless you want to throw a lot of cash down for about a trillion monthlies.

    Anybody know how many they're gonna be at post-MC?
     
  3. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    Continuing
    Uncanny X-Men by Ed Brubaker
    X-Men: Legacy (continuing from X-Men) by Mike Carey
    Astonishing X-Men: Second Stage (continuing from Astonishing X-Men) by Warren Ellis
    X-Factor by Peter David
    Wolverine by Jason Aaron
    Wolverine: Origins by Daniel Way
    X-Men: First Class by Jeff Parker

    New
    X-Force by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle
    Cable by Duane Swierczynski
    New Exiles by Chris Claremont
    Excalibur by Paul Cornell
    Wolverine: First Class by Fred Van Lente
    Deadpool by Daniel Way
    Young X-Men (rumored)


    Cancelled
    New X-Men
    Cable & Deadpool
    Exiles
    New Excalibur
     
  4. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    This wednesday's Amazing Spider-Man is the start of a whole new direction...that might be a good jumping on point for you.
     
  5. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I recommend the Amazing Spider-Man for the very reason CaptainStacy stated.

    Captain America is a good book to pick up too with the new Captain America comming in the next issue. Right now this is Marvel's best book in my opinion.

    Thor is also a great read. It's only 5 issues in and the back issues should be easy to find.
     
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    Iron Fist is the best Marvel title out. It's relatively new and therefore easy to pick up. Start there.
     
  7. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Do you read anything without a X in the title?
     
  8. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    If you're willing to pick up some trades or hardcovers to catch up, I heartily recommend Captain America. It is, in my opinion, the best series Marvel is currently publishing. Buy the Omnibus, which covers #1-25 of the current series, and then pick up the back issues or trades between there and the current issue. #33 just came out, so it's not a lot of issues.

    If you just want to hop onto something that's only recently started, Immortal Iron Fist started about a year ago and is about to hit #12, and Thor is still in the single digits, with #6 being the next issue due out. Both of those are excellent reads.
     
  9. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    The vast majority of my books are not X-books. Aristotle simply asked how many X-monthlies there will be post-MC and I answered him with what books are continuing, what new ones there will be, and which ones I get. I absolutely do not pick up a lot of those titles.

    The X-books I do pick up are Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, Wolverine, and X-Factor. I'm droppping Astonishing X-Men once Whedon is off the title and Cable & Deadpool is unfortunately getting cancelled.
     
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    New \Reader? get Avengers: The Initiaatiev
     
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  12. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Of those, I'll be reading:

    Continuing
    Uncanny X-Men by Ed Brubaker
    X-Men: Legacy (continuing from X-Men) by Mike Carey
    X-Factor by Peter David
    Wolverine by Jason Aaron
    X-Men: First Class by Jeff Parker

    New
    X-Force by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle
    Cable by Duane Swierczynski
    Excalibur by Paul Cornell
    Wolverine: First Class by Fred Van Lente
    Young X-Men (rumored) (Depends on what it is.)

    Damn, I read a lot of X-Men comics. :wow:
     
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    Billabong, regardless of what monthly title you pick up, it may be a good idea to pick up the Civil War trade, as the events of that miniseries are affecting most Marvel Comics for the next few years. It will be a good introduction to most characters if you have never read Marvel before.

    As a recommendation of monthly titles to jump on to, I would recommend Thor just because it is only a few issues in and has been an enjoyable read so far. The fifth issue was just released, and it would be very simple to find the first 4.
     
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    I never understand the point of these threads. The original poster just ends up getting 50 different responses about 50 different things. That would make me even more unsure about everything than I was before I made the thread.
     
  15. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, I've learned to stop asking for recommendations and ignore them when people give them to me unsolicited. It makes my life much less complicated.
     
  16. PhotoJones Registered

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    That's what the Pull List Discussion thread is good for, anyway. Anyone looking to get into some new books can check that thread out and see what someone who's opinions who value is reading.
     
  17. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, when I do pick up new series on others' "recommendations," it's usually not an actual recommendation, just someone describing a series and giving their opinion on it. Like when you were going bats***-f***ing crazy over Scott Pilgrim. When I cut through your abject fanboyism about it, it sounded like a genuinely interesting series with some fun quirks and cool art.
     
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    Didn't I just have a SP avatar, and mention that it's a really fun book? :confused:
     
  19. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Yeah, so it was mostly the art that made me look into it further. I think you also defended it when someone called your avatar goofy or something, too. But, really, Wikipedia did the heavy lifting on that un-recommendation, so screw you. :o
     
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    Oh. I didn't know that counts as being bat-**** insane. Anyway, Scott Pilgrim is a great ****ing book. :up:
     
  21. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    Ow. Reading that sentence hurt like hell.
     
  22. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    "Initiaatiev" is Russian for "Initiative."
     
  23. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I'm getting Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Legacy, X-Factor, and Wolverine. I'll be checking out X-Force, Cable and Young X-Men, to see if I like them and hopefully it's not true that Daniel Way is writing Deadpool.
     
  24. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Niceiza and Tieri sucked at writing Deadpool too, so the character's been pretty much dead to me since Priest left his last series.
     
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    I liked Joe Kelly's run on the book the best, myself.
     

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