New to Marvel - Where the heck should I start?

#1 Edited by FlashKnight (470 posts) - - Show Bio

DC was easy to get into for me, what with the New 52 pretty much rebooting the entire continuity. Marvel, I am completely lost as to where to start. Any veterans have any suggestions?

#2 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

@flashknight: What characters do you like from DC? Are there any specific archetypes you enjoy?

#3 Posted by Agha1 (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Start with a classic like...

1.iron man

2.Hulk

3.spiderman

#4 Posted by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

Try Remender's Uncanny X-Force. I had little to no knowledge of Apocalypse, Psylocke, Fantomex, Archangel, or even X-Force, and I understood it. Just read the wiki pages of characters you're unfamiliar with.


If you're like me and you like Batman a lot, then I would try getting into Daredevil. Maybe start with Mark Waid's ongoing run (Volume 3). If you like it, read some of the old Miller stuff. I liked the art a lot in Waid's run, but after reading the essential Daredevil stories I have a much greater appreciation of the character.

#5 Posted by The_jackolantern (445 posts) - - Show Bio

daredevil volume 3 or hawkeye

#6 Posted by FlashKnight (470 posts) - - Show Bio

@flashknight: What characters do you like from DC? Are there any specific archetypes you enjoy?

My 3 favorites are Batman, Flash, and Martian Manhunter.

#7 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

@flashknight: Avengers and New Avengers might be a good place to start. Also, I recommend that you get some back issues of Spider-Man in which it's Peter as Spider-Man. The current Superior Spider-Man volume isn't quite the same.

#8 Posted by FlashKnight (470 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright I'll try Avengers, thanks for the help. Just head Marvel was doing a reboot somewhere, so that's why I made this thread lol.

#9 Posted by captainsaul (140 posts) - - Show Bio

Well you have started at the right time, marvel now collection is a great start for beginners. Most comics are only 7 issues in, and most comic stores have issue 1 in stock. If you are looking for superheros I'd go with the Avengers, Iron-man, Superior Spider-man, All new X-Men and Captain America. Captain America was my first superhero and I picked up a couple of his trades and fell for it.

#10 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

daredevil volume 3 or hawkeye

Which are IMO the best Marvel has to offer now.

It depends what heroes you like, I know this is kinda cliché, but reading to what heroes you like helps a lot, since Marvel (surprisingly) has a line of good books now:

Avengers: Avengers + New Avengers are written by the same person, but with two separate storylines, they are both not bad.

Spider-Man: If you like Spidey, then I suggest you collect Remender's Venom TPBs. If you want Peter Parker, read the last few issues of Amazing Spider-Man (697-700) and jump onto the Superior Spider-Man train (#6 is the latest issue)

X-Men: Uncanny X-Men and All New X-Men are written by the same person, which I have to say, is not bad, if you want something more edgey, get Remender's Uncanny X-Force TPB.

From what I can tell though, the best titles on Marvel are:

Daredevil, Hawkeye, FF (Not Fantastic Four), Indestructible Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy.

#11 Posted by FlashKnight (470 posts) - - Show Bio

I decided to go with these 3 to start: Avengers, Black Panther, and Thor. Although I do have 1 more question. I read comics on comixology, so what volume should I start with for these 3?

#12 Posted by Tohoma (1621 posts) - - Show Bio

I decided to go with these 3 to start: Avengers, Black Panther, and Thor. Although I do have 1 more question. I read comics on comixology, so what volume should I start with for these 3?

In all actuality if you want more bang to your buck I would subscribe to marvel unlimited. For only $10 a month you have access to marvel's huge digital comic database. Some of the digital comics they have date back to the 1960s. The only catch is that the comics they release are 6 months and older so you wouldn't have access to what has currently been released. The only issue I have about it is the "Smart page" feature. It sometimes is a little bit buggy and some lesser known series such as 'Power Pack' pages won't show. But other than that it is a great deal and is accessible from your computer, ipad (my favorite app) or iphone (Currently the don't support Android phones >_>).

#13 Posted by Strider92 (16837 posts) - - Show Bio

For a new reader probably: Black Panther, Spider-man (pre-superior), Ms Marvel (Brian's Volume. I think that was Volume 2?), Daredevil or Hawkeye. If you're a new reader I would not recommend any of the Avengers books as it doesn't give a lot of back-story and takes for granted you know who the characters are.

#14 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3878 posts) - - Show Bio

@flashknight: If you really don't know what the heck the characters are talking about check wikipedia to understand. Unless you want to purchase the issues.

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