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Old November 28 2013, 02:16 AM   #196
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I finished reading Vol. 2 of W&tXM last night, and I loved it.
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I really enjoyed this one, it definitely continues the mix of good story and humor from the first one. The first three issues in the collection follow two story lines, and actually manage to make them both interesting, which something that a lot of movies, TV shows, ect. that do this kind of parallel storytelling struggle with at times. The last, more stand alone issue, brought me my first encounter with classic X-Men villain Sabertooth, which I also really enjoyed. My only minor issue with that one was the fact that the only X-Man he interacts with is Beast, so I didn't get to see the more well know Sabertooth/Wolverine rivalry. I did like that that one brought back the Hellfire Club, who appear to be the series main villains.
I rated it 5/5. I didn't mention it in my review, but Broo and Quentin Quire are quickly becoming favorite characters. Where is it best to read Alpha & Omega?
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Old December 23 2013, 05:54 AM   #197
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I bought and downloaded Spider-Man: Brand New Day vol 1 last night. I've been wanting to read a Spidey comic for quite a while now, so I'm looking forward to reading it. This is the start of Dan Slott's run, right?
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Old December 23 2013, 08:16 AM   #198
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Slott and two other writers do alternate arcs for a while before Slott takes over as the solo writer.
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Old December 23 2013, 05:24 PM   #199
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Dan Slott's solo run began with Amazing Spider-Man #648 back in November 2010. Prior to that Amazing had rotating writers as Turtletrekker mentions. Those writers were: Slott, Marc Guggenheim, Bob Gale, and Zeb Wells. Mark Waid I believe also wrote a couple of arcs during Brand New Day.

Brand New Day takes a while to get going. I didn't really start reading again until near the end. I had dropped the book after One More Day, but found myself starting to enjoy it again. I haven't stopped since. There are also Ultimate Big Time Spider-Man collections that collect the first two thirds of Slott's run out as well. I believe the second collects up to Spider-Island.
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Old December 24 2013, 02:20 AM   #200
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Ah, thanks for the info. I'm sticking to the individual digital collections on either Nook or Comixology.
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Old December 24 2013, 05:42 AM   #201
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Most of the Brand New Day stuff was pretty good. There was just SO MUCH of it--the book came out three times a month--I eventually got way behind and fell off. You shouldn't have that problem reading the collected editions.
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Old December 24 2013, 05:51 AM   #202
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Yeah, that three times a month schedule was just too much. It made it very easy to drop the Spider-books after "One Last Day". Keeping up with Amazing Spider-Man would have meant dropping two other books that I was buying, and that wasn't going to happen.

Of course, double-shipping is SOP for Marvel these days.
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Old December 27 2013, 05:35 AM   #203
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I started Brand New Day last night. I'm 20 pages into and so far I am enjoying it a lot.
I also decided I couldn't take it hearing about it any longer, and got the first digital collection of Saga on Comixology. And after flipping through it, I have to say to sex stuff in Chapter four is.... wow. I knew being a 17+ book it would pretty graphic, but I was not expecting that. It's not enough to ruin my anticipation for the book, it was just pretty shocking when I first flipped past it.
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Old January 5 2014, 12:00 AM   #204
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I finished up ASM: Brand New Day Vol. 1.
My Shelfari Review wrote:
This was my first complete Spider-Man collection, and I really enjoyed it. Since this was the first collection of post-One Day More issues, and had to introduce all of the new elements and changes that ODM made it served as a great jumping on point. I can't wait to read more.
I rated it 4/5.
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Old January 7 2014, 05:46 PM   #205
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Where is the best place to read Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, and Peter & Max in the main Fables series?
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Old February 7 2014, 01:25 AM   #206
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What is the best jumping on point for Punisher?
EDIT: What about for somebody who knows Green Arrow from the TV shows and movies, and wants to read his comics for the first time?
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Old February 7 2014, 04:03 AM   #207
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The best Green Arrow is Mike Grell's work from the 80's. Start with Green Arrow: The Long Bow Hunters. Then move on to his follow up ongoing series.

This isn't the young, rich GA of TV though. It's a 40-something Oliver who's long since lost his fortune.
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Old February 7 2014, 04:17 AM   #208
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What is the best jumping on point for Punisher?
EDIT: What about for somebody who knows Green Arrow from the TV shows and movies, and wants to read his comics for the first time?
1) Green Arrow/Green Lantern 76-89 - the historical Denny O'Neal and Neal Adams take on the character. Considered historically significant in comic book history.

2) Pick up the ongoing starting from Green Arrow 17 by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino essentially a soft reboot of the character. Has some shared characters with the show, but mostly its own thing and deals with the secret history of the Green Arrow.

3) Green Arrow Year One. Another origin story. Diggle from the tv show I think is based on Hackett from this story.
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Old February 7 2014, 04:53 AM   #209
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Cool, thanks! I added GA: Year One and Long Bow Hunters to my wishlist.
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Old February 7 2014, 05:49 AM   #210
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Yep that is where Diggle originated from. Also I'd recommend Kevin Smith's Quiver as well.
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