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Old December 26 2012, 02:55 AM   #121
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Ooo, they do have the Marvel Masterworks for FF so I might have to check that out. They appear to have most of the Vol. 1s, so I might have to check out some of the others too.
So once I've read through the early stuff, where would be a good place to jump into the modern stuff?
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Old December 26 2012, 03:49 AM   #122
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Mark Waid or Jonathan Hickman. Though you might have to read Mark Millar since Hickman's run uses a major plot point from Millar's run.
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Old December 26 2012, 01:35 PM   #123
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Mark Millar's run started out great but ended very anti-climactically. The Hickman run was solid throughout though, a classic run.
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Old December 27 2012, 01:54 AM   #124
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Hmm, I'm not finding any Mark Millar Fantastic Four on B&N. I did find some on Amazon though. Comixology isn't wanting to load on my laptop or NookHD, so I haven't been able to check there yet. What was Millar's run?
EDIT: Comixology is back up and a little searching has answered my question. Looks like they have almost everything from JMS through to Matt Fraction. For some reason they jump from 569 to 575.
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Old December 27 2012, 02:42 AM   #125
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I think the last time Millar and Hitch's run was collected was in 2010. I just did a quick check on Amazon Canada and they had no copies available. It was called "The Masters of Doom" and featured Doom's old master returning to check on him I believe, been a while since I've read it, don't recall all the details.
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Old December 28 2012, 01:09 AM   #126
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Since I found them on Comixology I'll just go that route for any of the ones that aren't available as digital collections on the Nook.
EDIT: How accessible is Batman: Hush? I've read Year One and Death in the Family.
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Old December 28 2012, 01:16 AM   #127
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Very accessible. It was mostly intended as a standalone arc.
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Old December 28 2012, 01:55 AM   #128
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Cool. It's the next comic I plan on reading.
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Old January 11 2013, 04:18 AM   #129
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What would be good jumping on points for the last couple decades of Spider-Man, X-Men and Marvel Cosmic? If it helps I already have House of M on my wishlist since you guys recommended it as part of my Avengers list.
I've been meaning to thank you guys for all of the help, I've really appreciated it.
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Old January 11 2013, 04:22 AM   #130
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X-Men - AvsX then All-New X-Men #1
Spider-Man - Brand New Day
Cosmic - Annihilation, Annihilation War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, War of the Kings
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Old January 11 2013, 04:29 AM   #131
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Well, a new era of X-Men stories just began after the end of AvX and the premiere of All-New X-Men. That era that just ended began with Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, encompassed House of M, and contained the "Messiah Complex" and "Second Coming" events, among others.

My advice, however, would to be to go even further back and read what you can find of the definitive Uncanny X-Men run written by Chris Claremont.
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Old January 11 2013, 07:07 AM   #132
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Essential comics are black and white reprints that look like phone books because there's 25 to 40 issues bound into every volume. There are many essential volumes for all the major character/teams from Marvel comics. They are all at your public library. Try before you buy unless money is not an option.

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Old January 11 2013, 05:27 PM   #133
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Well, a new era of X-Men stories just began after the end of AvX and the premiere of All-New X-Men. That era that just ended began with Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, encompassed House of M, and contained the "Messiah Complex" and "Second Coming" events, among others.

My advice, however, would to be to go even further back and read what you can find of the definitive Uncanny X-Men run written by Chris Claremont.
Actually, the mention of All New X-Men makes me wonder if it might be easier to just jump into the Marvel NOW! stuff in general. Would it be fairly easy to jump into those?
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Old January 11 2013, 07:43 PM   #134
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JD wrote: View Post
Turtletrekker wrote: View Post
Well, a new era of X-Men stories just began after the end of AvX and the premiere of All-New X-Men. That era that just ended began with Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, encompassed House of M, and contained the "Messiah Complex" and "Second Coming" events, among others.

My advice, however, would to be to go even further back and read what you can find of the definitive Uncanny X-Men run written by Chris Claremont.
Actually, the mention of All New X-Men makes me wonder if it might be easier to just jump into the Marvel NOW! stuff in general. Would it be fairly easy to jump into those?
Most likely.

I've been away from Marvel since like 2005 except for Fantastic Four and I have had a really easy time jumping into the Marvel Now stuff I've read (New Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Avengers, Indestructible Hulk, All-New X-Men).

Also there are some other Marvel sereis that aren't related to Marvel Now that are relatively new and of high quality. Daredevil is 21 or so issues in and has been downright amazing. Daredevil may be the most consistently well-written character in mainstream comics and this run is no exception. And Hawkeye, which is about to come out with issue 7 has been amazing.
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Old January 12 2013, 02:02 AM   #135
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Well, a new era of X-Men stories just began after the end of AvX and the premiere of All-New X-Men. That era that just ended began with Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, encompassed House of M, and contained the "Messiah Complex" and "Second Coming" events, among others.

My advice, however, would to be to go even further back and read what you can find of the definitive Uncanny X-Men run written by Chris Claremont.
Actually, the mention of All New X-Men makes me wonder if it might be easier to just jump into the Marvel NOW! stuff in general. Would it be fairly easy to jump into those?
Most likely.

I've been away from Marvel since like 2005 except for Fantastic Four and I have had a really easy time jumping into the Marvel Now stuff I've read (New Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Avengers, Indestructible Hulk, All-New X-Men).

Also there are some other Marvel sereis that aren't related to Marvel Now that are relatively new and of high quality. Daredevil is 21 or so issues in and has been downright amazing. Daredevil may be the most consistently well-written character in mainstream comics and this run is no exception. And Hawkeye, which is about to come out with issue 7 has been amazing.
Yeah. Pretty much what he said.
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