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#1 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

10) Leinil Yu

9) Sean Murphy

8) Nicola Scott

7) Bryan Hitch

6) Ivan Reis

5) Jim Lee

4) Steve McNiven

3) Marc Silvestri

2) Mike Deadoto

1) Alex Ross

#2 Posted by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

I forgot to check the Marvel app on Friday. What books were on sale. I want to know what titles I'll have to wait quite a while on before getting the chance to buy them at $.99 each again.

#3 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

Inspired by:

That is an animal:


#4 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

Week after week ComicVine's "Essential Comics" list often differs from mine greatly, and I fully understand that others have different tastes and opinions than my own. Yet for the first time ever this week, I truly lost quite a bit of respect for everyone that writes for this site and have to call into question their knowledgeably of the field they work in and their capabilities as comic industry professionals.

Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery is being released in trade paperback at last. This is the magnum opus of the greatest writer in the history of the medium. More over, this is the greatest story ever put down in the medium of sequential art. The only reason that it doesn't belong in the Bible is because it's better than the Bible.

Get this comic book.

#5 Posted by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

The two issues which which feature Calvin Ellis (the black Superman of Earth-23 shown above) are both among my favorite issues to feature Superman of all time (Final Crisis #7 and Action Comics #9). That said, Superman is the most iconic character in all of popular culture; any changes to his established image, whether to his costume or haircut or skin color, should be in conformity with that established look and not divergent from it. That's why I love the jeans and t-shirt suit but loathe with every fiber of my being the New 52 armor. While both are novel, the first communicates the established personality of the character, as well or perhaps even better than the classic costume, but the armor is a decisive break with tradition made in order to modernize the character, or rather to conform him to modern sensibilities.

#6 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

The following team wouldn't be the most efficient, nor would it attract the most readers, but it would be fun and eclectic.

Flex Mentallo


Joe the Barbarian

King Mob

Ramona Flowers

#7 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, come to think of it, doesn't Doctor Manhattan become the quantum observer of an infinite number of possible histories of the universe, collapsing them all into a singular reality only by acting backwards through time to cause the accident which gave him his powers in the first place (at least according to Straczynski's Before Watchman)?

#8 Posted by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's the best reading order for coming on to the Avengers for the first time via trades. Ones in bold are particularly great reads.

  1. The Ultimates: Super-Human
  2. The Ultimates: Homeland Security
  3. The Ultimates 2: Gods and Monsters
  4. The Ultimates 2: Grand Theft America
  5. The Sentry
  6. New Avengers: Breakout
  7. New Avengers: Sentry
  8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  9. Captain America: Red Menace
  10. Civil War
  11. The Death of Captain America: Death of the Dream
  12. The Death of Captain America: The Burden of Dreams
  13. Captain America: Reborn
  14. Dark Avengers: Assemble
  15. Dark Avengers: Molecule Man
  16. Dark Avengers: Siege
  17. Avengers vs. X-Men
  18. Avengers: Avengers' World
  19. New Avengers: Everything Dies
  20. Avengers: The Last White Event
  21. Avengers: Prelude To Infinity
  22. Infinity
  23. Avengers: Infinity
  24. New Avengers: Infinity
  25. New Avengers: Other Worlds
  26. Avengers: Adapt or Die

That should get you pretty much caught up. I omitted events that you can skip, such as Secret Invasion, Siege, and Fear Itself.

#10 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (536 posts) - - Show Bio

I know some of these characters are dead, but in the immortal words of Eric Cartman: "Whatever, whatever, I do what I want!"


  1. Captain America
  2. Iron Man
  3. Thor
  4. Wolverine
  5. Spider-man
  6. Dr. Strange
  7. Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers)
  8. Vision
  9. Scarlet Witch

Dark Avengers

  1. Victoria Hand
  2. Ares
  3. Bishop
  4. Cable
  5. Punisher
  6. Random
  7. Venom (Flash Thomson)


  1. Charles Xavier
  2. Dr. Strange
  3. Nick Fury
  4. Reed Richards

Mighty Avengers

  1. Sentry
  2. Hyperion
  3. Wonder Man
  4. Captain Mar-Vell
  5. Rogue

New Avengers

  1. Starlord
  2. Nova (Sam Alexander)
  3. Major Victory
  4. Cosmo
  5. Rocket Racoon