Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a $100 credit for digital comics. Let that sink in. Ok, fully sunken and settled?

How should I spend it? Can I have reccomendations for past issues and storylines to buy?

Only pre-New 52 DC, Star Wars, pre-Now! Marvel please.

#1 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio

What kind of comics you like?

#2 Posted by Icarusflies (12517 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: What kind of stuff are you interested in? Any heroes/villains in particular?

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#3 Posted by Billy Batson (58593 posts) - - Show Bio

Might want to wait for their sales? <_<
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#4 Edited by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies: @Decoy Elite: Batman, the Batman family, Green Lantern, Spider-Man, Superman, Thor, possibly other street levelers. I've read stuff here and there but not enough on any of them.

#5 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm open. I'm also interested in events

#6 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: Bendis had a good run on DD you might like and Alias is an interesting street level book although it's not very "superheroish".

Batman wise Hush is a pretty nice modern story and if you somehow missed The Killing Joke it's always there. Oh and Knightfall is actually a pretty good story and Knight Quest had some good bits.

#7 Posted by Billy Batson (58593 posts) - - Show Bio

For Batman (if you don't mind old school stuff): Denny O'Neil's and Alan Grant's runs (would have added Peter Milligan's but looks like comixology doesn't have his issues)
For Thor: Walt Simonson's run
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#8 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: what issue does Simonson's run start?

#9 Posted by Icarusflies (12517 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: Maybe pick up all the No Man's Land and Knightfall stuff?

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#10 Posted by longbowhunter (7981 posts) - - Show Bio

I would recommend Ostrander's Suicide Squad, Secret Six, Bendis' Daredevil, Ennis' Punisher Max.

#11 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies: Knightsaga I already have, but would do I need for No Man's Land tie-in wise?

#12 Posted by Icarusflies (12517 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: The tie-ins are mostly collected with the series. I mean, there are a few small crossovers (I believe Young Justice showed up once), but the story you need is in the collections.

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#13 Posted by Billy Batson (58593 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

@Billy Batson: what issue does Simonson's run start?

It's The Mighty Thor #337-355, 357-382. It placed as #10 on CBR's top 100 runs just last year if you're interested.

@longbowhunter said:

I would recommend Ostrander's Suicide Squad, Secret Six, Bendis' Daredevil, Ennis' Punisher Max.

These are great as well. Reading Ostrander's Suicide Squad right now. Good stuff.
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#14 Posted by guttridgeb (4833 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: What era of Star Wars would you prefer?

#15 Edited by jeanlucpicard (1838 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think you can use that money wisely, so to keep comicvine safe and you, it's best to just give that credit to me.

#16 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb: Anything EU that wasn't really covered in the movies. I've read a few novels with Boba, the NJO, the Solo twins, but no comics yet.

Problem though: my credit might not work on darkhorse.com.....................

#17 Posted by YoungJustice (6919 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL, I spent 100 on comics once. I bought Captain Atom and Ravagers...it was a bad life decision..

#18 Posted by guttridgeb (4833 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: If it does work, I recommend:

  • Invasion - A Yuuzhan Vong war comic, it features people like Luke and the Solo twins but focuses on two new characters (for the most part anyway).
  • Blood Ties - I can't quite remember exactly when its set but I believe its the Rebellion era. It focuses on Boba Fett and in parts Jango as well. Its a good story that gives us a good look at Boba's character.
  • Knights of the Old Republic - Set in the Old Republic, its quite a long series but IMO worth it. It expands upon the video game and the main artist on the series is great.
  • Tales of the Jedi - Set in the Old Republic, I haven't read all of it (the TPBs are out of print so they're harder to get in good condition) but I've been told that all of them are great, not just what I've read. Until the mediocre Dawn of the Jedi, these were the earliest comics in Star Wars continuity.
#19 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

*drools*

I'm not helping you!

#20 Posted by impossibilly (893 posts) - - Show Bio

Hawkeye. It's the best Marvel series out there, and is very street level. It's what Hawkeye does on his days off when he's not Avenging (or is it Avengering?). The other Hawkeye is in it too. There are 7 issues. $20.93 gets you them all.

Daredevil (volume 3). The current Waid run is awesome. This would be be the best series at Marvel if not for Hawkeye. On both this and Hawkeye, it's the amazing combination of words and pictures that makes the series truly stellar. There are 23 issues out right now, The first 15 are $1.99, the next 8 are $2.99. For $53.77, they're all yours.

Batman: Year One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. If there are you two Batman stories you should have on your iPad, these are them. You should be able to read these whenever the mood strikes you. I come back to them year after year. $15.92 gets you all 8 issues from these two stories.

Okay, that gets us to $90.62. How do we spend that last $9.38? I'm glad you asked.

Justice League: The Nail #1-3. One of my favorite Elseworlds comics ever. The story is basically, "What would the DCU be like if a nail popped a tire in the Kents truck on their drive before they came across Kal-El's rocket?" It is fantastic. There's a sequel that's a little less fantastic, and we're a little low on funds at this point, so I'm not including it in this recommendation. All three issues are yours for $8.97.

That brings your total $99.59, leaving you with a tidy $0.41 to put towards the next issue of Hawkeye.

I hope this helped.

#21 Edited by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb: Nice thanks I haven't tried yet

@Glitch_Spawn: You jelly, grab some toast!

@impossibilly: Thanks I'll likely get the Nail. Year One and DKR I've had for a while

#22 Posted by AllStarSuperman (23199 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: for Superman: man of steel mini series, all star superman maxi series, secret origin, Brainiac, also get Speeding Bullets its a story of batman and supes as one person.