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Old February 11 2012, 03:32 AM   #31
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I recently read Planet Hulk and World War Hulk. If you're at all interested in the Hulk character, they're both fun stories, though Planet Hulk is far superior, and the WWH art isn't very good.
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Old February 11 2012, 03:59 AM   #32
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Wow, thanks for all of the advice guys. Just make things easier for me, here is a list of the specific stuff I'm interested in.
Marvel:
Avengers Disassembled
Civil War
Secret Invasion
House of M
Utopia
Annihilation
Dark Reign
Seige
Thanos Imperative
Spider-Island
Planet Hulk
World War Hulk
Dark Phoenix Saga
Days of Future Past
Messiah Complex
Endangered Species
Second Coming
Schism
Regenesis
Death of Captain America

DC:
new krypton
Bruce Wayne Murderer/Fugitive
War Games
No Man's Land
Batman RIP
Batman Inc.
Infinte Crisis
Final Crisis
Blackest Night/Brightest Day
Sinestro Corps War
War of the Green Lanterns
I'm pretty sure there are others, but those are the only ones I can think of right now.
Obviously I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to read all of these, but they are the ones that caught my attention while skimming through Comixology.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:18 AM   #33
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^ That's a pretty good list to start
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Old February 11 2012, 04:26 AM   #34
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"Dark Reign" and "Regenesis" aren't "events" per se, but rather just the banner that some books ran/are running during certain time periods. Just like "The Heroic Age" and "Shattered Heroes". There is no real other connection between the books other than the banners.
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Old February 11 2012, 04:57 AM   #35
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Annihilation gets my vote. Keith Giffen did an awesome job (with some help from people like Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, Simon Furman, etc.) of fleshing out the Marvel cosmic universe. I think it benefited from the fact that instead of "major" characters with their own titles, the characters in Annihilation were "free" for the event and no one had to worry about crossing over with other titles. The minis that precede the actual Annihilation mini-series do a great job of introducing the main characters and fleshing them out.

If you like it, I'd recommend the Nova series that spun out of it, Annihilation: Conquest, the Guardians of the Galaxy title that spun out of that, War of Kings, Realm of Kings, The Thanos Imperative, and the two Annihilators minis.
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Old February 11 2012, 05:07 AM   #36
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Mr Light wrote: View Post
Of the recent crossovers... and this is the main series not the endless tie-ins...

MARVEL:
Civil War: A
World War Hulk: B-
Secret Invasion: B
Siege: B
Fear Itself: B-

DC:
Infinite Crisis: A
Sinestro Corps War: (Green Lantern exclusive) A+
Final Crisis: C
Blackest Night: B
Flashpoint: D
Grade inflation is a terrible thing, man.

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Wow, thanks for all of the advice guys. Just make things easier for me, here is a list of the specific stuff I'm interested in.

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Old February 11 2012, 05:19 AM   #37
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You should add 52 to your DC list, it follows Infinite Crisis and leads out to Countdown to Final Crisis. I can't recommend Countdown, it's a let down. 52 is really good though.

Not as recent but I enjoyed DC One Million when it came out.

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Old February 11 2012, 05:51 AM   #38
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I'd add JLA Earth Two by Grant Morrison which introduces a new version of the Cryme Syndicate of Amerika.
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Old February 12 2012, 04:58 AM   #39
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You should add 52 to your DC list, it follows Infinite Crisis and leads out to Countdown to Final Crisis. I can't recommend Countdown, it's a let down. 52 is really good though.

Not as recent but I enjoyed DC One Million when it came out.

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I'm sticking as much as possible to what Comixology has available, and they actually do have DC One Million, so I might check that one out too.

I just remembered something I've been meaning to ask. How important is Cataclysm to No Man's Land? Cx only has NML, and I was wondering if I would be completely lost reading it without Cataclysm.
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Old February 12 2012, 05:06 AM   #40
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House of M: C

like Flashpoint, it's an utterly pointless what-if story that's only important for the ending continuity reboot event. at least the art was pretty
Flashpoint, I didn't find pointless at all. Aside from the continuity re-imagining, it resolved the issues Barry was going through since the beginning of Flash: Rebirth, it gave some interesting closure to Batman regarding his father, and it featured the death of Professor Zoom (who had been built up as a major foe in the preceding two years).

That said, compared to previous summer crossovers, this one was much more contained to its title character and not nearly as universe-wide.

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DC:
new krypton
I am just finishing up reading this in trade form. I recommend the following trades to really get the whole story.

The Coming of Atlas
Brainiac
New Krypton (1-4)
Codename: Patriot
Supergirl: Who Is Superwoman?
Supergirl: Death and the Family
Mon-El
Mon-El: Man of Valor
Nightwing and Flamebird (1-2)
Last Stand of New Krypton (1-2)
War of the Supermen


If you want some more preludes to the arc, I recommend these as well. They are not really necessary to understand the New Krypton storyline, but they foreshadow some of the themes and/or introduce/reintroduce some major characters:

Up, Up, and Away
Last Son
Escape from Bizarro World
Superman and the Legion of Superheroes
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Old February 12 2012, 05:28 AM   #41
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Do you know the indidival issue #s for that stuff? Comixology doesn't have alot of Superman family collections yet, so most of that stuff will be in individual issues.
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Old February 12 2012, 05:48 AM   #42
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Final Crisis is a big "love it or hate it" type of thing. I personally love it, but your mileage may vary. I generally hate crossovers, but I enjoyed this one. Probably because I wasn't reading comics at the time. Infinite Crisis would probably read a lot better, if I didn't have the sour taste in my mouth of all the books it ruined for me.
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Read Greg Cox's novelization of Final Crisis before your read the graphic novel. It will give you a better understanding of what is going on. It did for me and I love Grant Morrison's work...but Greg's breakdown of it is outstanding.
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Old February 12 2012, 06:42 AM   #44
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You should add 52 to your DC list, it follows Infinite Crisis and leads out to Countdown to Final Crisis. I can't recommend Countdown, it's a let down. 52 is really good though.

Not as recent but I enjoyed DC One Million when it came out.

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I'm sticking as much as possible to what Comixology has available, and they actually do have DC One Million, so I might check that one out too.

I just remembered something I've been meaning to ask. How important is Cataclysm to No Man's Land? Cx only has NML, and I was wondering if I would be completely lost reading it without Cataclysm.
I don't think you would be lost just reading NML by it's self, the set up is pretty good in the early issues, from what I remember. Oh, you know what, I don't know how Cx has it laid out, but look for Road to No Man's Land first, that's the set up story.

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Read Greg Cox's novelization of Final Crisis before your read the graphic novel. It will give you a better understanding of what is going on. It did for me and I love Grant Morrison's work...but Greg's breakdown of it is outstanding.
Thanks! I had the advantage of being able to read all of Grant's original scripts, consult with the folks at DC, and email Grant directly!
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