I was a huge Marvel comics fan when I was little, I loved all the heroes like: Spider-man (which was my favorite), Fantastic Four, X-men..etc. But over the years I've lost interest and started to read DC comics only (Mostly Batman which is now my favorite and the New52 titles). I've recently discovered that I kind of miss Marvel and would love start back reading their comics, but the problem is: I've missed so many major events over the years in Marvel comics. I was excited to hear about Marvel Now! I want to take advantage of this reboot, but I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?
Stay away from Iron Man, Superior Spider-Man and X-Men.
I would highly recommend Indestructible Hulk, Daredevil, Thor: god of Thunder and Hawkeye.
Would also be good to check out Avengers, Scarlet Spider, Captain America and Venom. Those are good, not great.
@selinawayne: Someone said to stay away from X-Men. I don't think that's necessary for plot reasons (the initial issues of ANXM and UXM, for example, clear up pretty well the recent past leading into them), but it may be a good idea just for the number of X-books there are and the fact that this fall there is a massive anniversary crossover event dealing with the lot of them.
Try Hawkeye, though. It's a well-written book that everyone says is great but not enough people are reading.
- The FF in F stands for FUN :D
- Young Avengers
- Indestructible Hulk gives me a good vibe. Thanks Mark Waid, but its a book that is simply fun to read, but I have no clue why.
- All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men builds a new world order, and pushes into new ground. If you want something new...
- Superior Spider-Man is just like ANXM and UXM, it is... different. Stay away if you like Peter Parker as Spider-Man, but if youre open, then this book provides me (at least) a very interesting study.
- Avengers and New Avengers are written by the same dude, Johnathon Hickman, who has the knack for (and has mentioned in an interview) that he has got 5 years worth of story planned out. So it might feel like a slowburn right now, but I feel it in my bones that it will lead up to something big.
- Uncanny Avengers plays off well if you like Remender's Uncanny X-Force. I suggest his X-Force work, but his Avengers is too early to judge.
- Venom seems fun, but I dropped it awhile back because it didn't live up to my crazy expectations of Remender's run, which I highly recommend.
- Thor, God Of Thunder seems to be gathering a massive fanbase, but I'm not a Thor fan, so...
- Just like Thor, Captain Marvel is also doing well, which I give a lot of credit, the first few issues has some AMAZING art IMO.
- Iron Man seems to be a loser in terms of popularity post Marvel NOW!
@selinawayne: These are the books I'd most highly recommend right now:
- Uncanny Avengers
- New Avengers
- Uncanny X-men
- All-new X-men
those last two X-men books I recommend way less than the other books on this list, overall, but I'm enjoying them.
@jj62: Stay away from X-Men???? Almost all the X-Men books are so strong at the moment! All New X-Men has been a great read. So great too see how all the characters interact with each other in a real life kinda way is great! Uncanny X-Men has also been fun to read and still see if the kiddos can hang as X-Men! Even Wolverine and the X-Men has been a consistant fun read! All the books are being so well written!
@selinawayne: You definitely need to check the current X-Men books out.
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