My mileage varies when it comes to X-Men comics. As a Marvel Unlimited subscriber, I’ve always intended to dive into them from the beginning, but I decided to do that with Spider-Man first, and it’s been a slow process, to say the least. With so much history, there’s always something to read. That makes it hard to know where to begin, too, unless you do go back to the very beginning.
Jonathan Hickman’s House of X is a new chapter for the X-Men, so if you’ve been looking for a jumping-on point, you can start here. Just go into it knowing that this first issue is a lot to take in. Charles Xavier has a plan for mutantkind, and it’s forming epically.
DC Comics hosted a Batman panel at WonderCon on Friday, March 29th to celebrate the character turning 80. The panel was moderated by Sam Humphries, and the panelists included Greg Capullo, Peter Tomasi, Joëlle Jones, Becky Cloonan, Scott Snyder, and Tom King. They shared their experiences with the character and even had a couple of big announcements.
The first announcement was the changing of the Detective Comics logo. The second was a new comic from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Batman: Last Knight on Earth. The panel gave attendees a sneak peek at some of Capullo’s artwork on the title and its safe to say that I’m excited for this one. While I’m not entirely caught up on the work that the two have done since New 52, I’ve seen enough to know that I’m in for the long haul with both creators.
With the release of the new Venom film, our comic book thread regulars have helped put together a group of comics to check out to get to know the character even more.
HBO has officially picked up Watchmen:
Watchmen on HBO will not adapt the comic books of the same name. The network said that, “‘Watchmen’ embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.”
“Some of the characters will be unknown,” Lindelof explained. “New faces. New masks to cover them. We also intend to revisit the past century of Costumed Adventuring through a surprising yet familiar set of eyes…and it is here we will be taking our greatest risks.”
Did you see Ant-Man and the Wasp this weekend? Wanna give comics a try? The comic book thread has put together some recommendations to help guide your journey. Check ’em out, and then jump into the comic book thread if you have questions (or want more comic recommendations of any kind). The thread loves helping new readers navigate the weird and wonderful world of comics.
Are you a fan of Deadpool 2? Wanna give comics a try? The comic book thread has put together some recommendations to help guide your journey. Check ’em out, and then jump into the comic book thread if you have questions (or want more comic recommendations of any kind). The thread loves helping new readers navigate the weird and wonderful world of comics.
After watching the massive Avengers: Infinity War, are you intrigued by the comics that inspired this cinematic event? The comic book thread has put together some recommendations to help guide your journey. Check ’em out, and then jump into the comic book thread if you have questions (or want more comic recommendations of any kind). The thread loves helping new readers navigate the weird and wonderful world of comics.
All six issues of Lights’ comic book series Skin&Earth will hit shelves on July 4th.
Rachael Krishna, writing for Buzzfeed:
An online harassment campaign and culture war called #Comicsgate is underway against people pushing to diversify the comic book industry, with trolls and their influential enablers targeting those calling for increased representation for women, different races, and the LGBT community.
Several comics superfans and creators are calling it a dark evolution of the Gamergate controversy that targeted women participating in video game culture with abuse.
This weekend sees the release of Black Panther. Did you love Black Panther? Did it leave you wanting more of Wakanda? Members of our comic book thread have put together another batch of accessible comic recommendations for new readers to check out.
This weekend sees the release of Justice League. Did finally seeing all these characters together on the big screen make you hungry for more? Members of our comic book thread have put together another batch of accessible comic recommendations for new readers to check out.
Did you see and love Thor: Ragnarok this weekend? Did seeing a genuinely good Thor solo film make you hungry for more from the house that Jack Kirby built? Members of our comic book thread have put together some accessible recommendations for new readers to check out.
Did you see Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend? Are you looking for more and want to check out the spectacular world of comic books that inspired this friendly neighborhood web-slinger’s cinematic adventures? Members of our comic book thread have assembled some great recommendations perfect for anyone who wants to dive into the world of Spider-Man.
If you’re looking for even more Spider-stuff, I recommend checking out the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon, the Spider-Gwen series, and the entire run of Miles Morales: Spider-Man, all three are very good.
Did you see Wonder Woman this weekend? Love it as much as most fans and critics did? If you crave more of the character, our forum’s comic book thread has again put together a list of accessible comic recommendations for you to check out. Whether you’re a new or lapsed comic book reader, or just new to this character, you’ll find something to enjoy in these wonderful hand-picked recommendations.
Ryan Key of Yellowcard will be writing an upcoming issue for the comic book character Venom. He talked with Marvel about the character and his history with the stories:
I was beyond excited when I found out I was going to get to work with Venom for my first ever attempt at writing a comic. I don’t know if you can count the comics I wrote and drew during class as a kid. Spider-Man was a huge part of my childhood and Venom has always been, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite villains in the Marvel Universe. I feel like Logan has always had a “dark side” himself and this version of him in his older age where he slips into this apathy we saw in the first [“Old Man Logan”], provided an opportunity to fuse him with the symbiote and awaken that rage we’ve always seen from him. Just the thought of Wolverine in a Venom suit was more than enough to get me on board for this!
Did you see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Did it leave you craving more? If so, our forum community has put together five comic book recommendations for you to check out. These stories were picked out by some regulars of the comic book thread to help those who loved this film dig into the cosmic world that it was built upon.
Logan has been getting rave reviews, and one of our forum members has put together a list of comic books where fans of the movie can jump in and keep exploring the titular character:
Did you see Logan? Did it leave you craving more? If so, these five accessible comic book recommendations are just what you need! You can of course find similar Wolverine lists all over the web, but this one was made especially by some in the Chorus comic book thread to be both accessible to new comic book readers and directly tied to what you see of the character in the film.
Joe Manganiello has been cast as Deathstroke for the upcoming Ben Affleck helmed Batman movie.
Geoff Johns, president of DC Entertainment and co-chief of DC Movies, confirmed the casting during an interview with The Wall Street Journal. It was also revealed that Johns, who was recently promoted to oversee DC’s film division, is currently writing the solo Batman feature that’s set to be directed by Affleck. In addition to Batman, the prolific comic book writer is working to develop The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg for the big screen. (WSJ also reports that Johns did a rewrite of the Wonder Woman script and worked with director Patty Jenkins to get it right; similarly, he worked with Zack Snyder on rewrites for The Justice League, which is currently filming in London.)