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Old January 12 2013, 03:42 AM   #136
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Actually the X-Men "era" that just concluded with Avengers Vs X-Men was kicked off by Grant Morrison's New X-Men. Joss's Astonishing X-Men followed it, and then so forth.

Last decade of Spider-Man: The end of JMS's Amazing Spider-Man run, One More Day/Brand New Day. Big Time (also a jumping on point) (start of Slott's current run) and now Superior Spider-Man. Although yeah I suppose the jumping on point for Spider-Man would indeed be Brand New Day.


Mark Waid's Daredevil will be branded with the Marvel Now label at the start of issue 23, but that's just a branding. Nothing will change with the book. I also would highly recommend it.
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Old January 12 2013, 05:43 AM   #137
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Thanks, looks like I'll be jumping into the current stuff for both of the big too then. I might still go back and read some of the older Marvel stuff from time to time though.
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Old January 13 2013, 11:34 PM   #138
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Actually the X-Men "era" that just concluded with Avengers Vs X-Men was kicked off by Grant Morrison's New X-Men. Joss's Astonishing X-Men followed it, and then so forth.
I suppose it depends on how one defines a specific era. I sort of consider the Morrison stuff to be an era unto itself, with the Whedon stuff being the new-reader friendly "jumping on point".
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Old January 14 2013, 02:43 AM   #139
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Yeah I didn't realize at first that we were talking about "jumping on points" when I posted at first
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Old July 13 2013, 12:11 AM   #140
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I'm trying to get back into reading comics on a regular basis, and I figured instead of derailing current threads, or riving a million dead ones I'd just restart this one.
Just started the digital version Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 1 earlier today. I'm only a handful of pages into it, but it's already pretty fun.
I also read Buffy Season 8 vol 2: Not Future for You, which was awesome. I'm a huge Faith fan, so I loved the NFfY arc, it was a great character piece for her, and gave us a great look at her. It also set her off into a rather intriguing new direction. The standalone that closed it out was really good too, as it seemed to build threads from the earlier issues, while at the same time giving us some possible hints of what's to come in the future.
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Old July 13 2013, 12:45 AM   #141
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I really like Wolverine and the X-Men, it has a great sense of fun and whimsey entirely missing from the past decade of X-comics, and the art by Balacho and Bradshaw is great as well.
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Old July 13 2013, 01:50 AM   #142
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Yeah, that was part of the reason I picked it instead of continuing on from the first All-New X-Men like I had originally planned. This sounds like a lot more fun, which is what I was looking forward. And, at least based on what I read, possibly not quite as continuity heavy. Even if it is I don't mind looking stuff up online if I need info, or, if you guys don't mind, ask here. I'm tempting to get Saga too now. I've been hearing about how great it is since it started, and Io9 just did a 10 reasons you should be reading Saga article, and everything they said sounds friggin' awesome. Although I'm thinking it'll be an "at home only" read.
EDIT: So if all goes according to plan, here are the comic series I plan on reading on a regular basis for the foreseeable future.

Wolverine & The X-Men
Smallville Season 11
Saga
SW: Knights of the Old Republic
SW: Legacy (first series)
BTVS S8
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Old July 13 2013, 02:52 AM   #143
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Saga is... interesting... but I think it's overrated.
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Old July 13 2013, 05:58 AM   #144
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Finished up Wolverine & The X-Men Vol.1
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Just finished reading this and I loved it. I'm fairly new to the X-Men, but this book wasn't really that hard to follow. I thought they did a pretty good job of giving enough information in the dialouge that I was able to follow without too much trouble. It had some great action the writing was outstanding, the stories were interesting and it was very funny.
Looking forward to reading more W&tXM.
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Old July 14 2013, 05:00 AM   #145
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"Wolverine and the X-Men" is one of my favourite books. I don't post much about it in the Marvel thread because no one there seems to like it much...but it has been incredibly consistent and doesn't take its self too seriously, and Jason Aaron knows how to have fun with his characters and has been carrying on Logan's arc from Schism. Even during the Avengers Vs X-Men tie-ins he still was able to maintain some of his own plot. As mentioned the art and the artists on the book have been fantastic as well.
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Old July 14 2013, 05:14 AM   #146
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I like Wolverine and the X-Men quite a bit. I'm way behind on it because I only buy 'em when Marvel drops the price on Comixology, which happens on no set schedule.
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Old July 15 2013, 05:38 AM   #147
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"Wolverine and the X-Men" is one of my favourite books. I don't post much about it in the Marvel thread because no one there seems to like it much...but it has been incredibly consistent and doesn't take its self too seriously, and Jason Aaron knows how to have fun with his characters and has been carrying on Logan's arc from Schism. Even during the Avengers Vs X-Men tie-ins he still was able to maintain some of his own plot. As mentioned the art and the artists on the book have been fantastic as well.
Yeah, I was really in the mood for something that was a little bit lighter and more fun, and W&XM scratched that itch perfectly. Quentin Quire and Broo seem like especially fun characters.
As for the art, I did have a little bit of trouble following what exactly was going on during a few of the panels during the Krakoa attack, but I don't know if that was necissarily that artist's fault. I've run into that with some other books that nobody seems to have had trouble with, so I think a lot of it is just me. Other than those few panels, I loved the art.
My plan right now is to start with the trades, and then depending on how I feel I'll probably keep going with the individual issues.
Next up will be either the first Smallville Season 11 "episode", or the first Saga collection, I haven't decided yet.
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Old July 15 2013, 06:27 AM   #148
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I tried "Saga"...and just lost focus with it. I think I agree with Mr. Light its a little overrated. I would highly recommend if you want something a little different...Jonathan Hickman's "East of West". It's incredible.
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Old July 15 2013, 07:15 PM   #149
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Legacy was the best Star Wars since The Empire Strikes Back.
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Old July 15 2013, 08:14 PM   #150
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^ Agreed. This second volume has had a slow start...but the last couple of issues have been entertaining. I'm still glad it's back.
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