— The first book of the 2014 series of Moon Knight is the greatest action comic I have ever read, and the 2016 series is fantastic.
— The last two Black Widow series have been filled with espionage, action, incredible art, and I can't recommend them enough.
Guardians of the Galaxy
— The name Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy goes back to 1969. The series evolved a lot before the 2008 team with Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Drax, and Groot.
— "Young Avengers in its first incarnation was about being sixteen. This Young Avengers is about being eighteen. The difference is telling and profound."
— Runaways is a fantastic series, soon to be a Hulu web series. The books require no previous knowledge and are very self-contained.
— I highly recommend the 2012 series All-New X-Men. The original founding X-Men are pulled through time into the present.
— Spider-Woman is one of my favorite series out at Marvel right now, and it has cemented Jessica Drew as one of my favorite characters in the marvel universe.
Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat
— The 2015 series, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat is a really fun series, with unique manga-inspired art. Very all-ages, but aimed at people in their 20s and 30s.
— The big Spider-Man story of summer 2015, Spider-Verse, introduced a world where Gwen Stacy, not Peter Parker, was bit by a radioactive spider.
— I recommend starting Captain America comics either with the fantastic current Cap storyline by Nick Spender, or a self-contained book with classic Steve Rogers.
— The best places to start reading Iron Man comics are Extremis or The Five Nightmares which inspired the movies, or the 2015 series for the latest on Stark.
— The three best places I would recommend for new Superman readers are the New 52, Rebirth, and a self-contained story.
— If you've seen the Ant-Man film, you have a good idea of Scott's personality and the kind of humor you'll find in the 2015 Ant-Man series.
— The new 2015 series was the rebirth of Archie comics into a modern era, and they could not have gotten a better team to do it.
— I haven't been this excited to lend out a book since Ms Marvel. It's a tragedy, from the very first issue.
— Hawkeye is one of my favorite series of all time. The art is flat and geometric in a really beautiful way, and the story is solidly grounded. If Hawkeye calling
— The story of Wolverine is a weird one for new readers. Logan is dead, and has been for a while, and his clone, Laura Kinney, has taken up the mantle.
Old Man Logan
— Old Man Logan began as a great short story, but has recently become a major part of the main Marvel universe.
— Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is one of my personal favorite series to come out of Marvel recently. But both the writing and the art are very polarizing.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates is a very respected writer for The Atlantic who has made his comics debut with the 2016 Black Panther series.
— The 2004 series Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is a great place to start, but has a darker feel.
— These are the two most recent Thor series, and they both make great starting points depending on what you're looking for.
— Ms. Marvel is, in my opinion, the best new comic book character in at least the last decade. Her story is unique, inspiring, hilarious, and emotional.
— The best place to start reading Captain Marvel is at the beginning of Carol Danver's 2012 series. Books 1 & 2 especially are some of my favorite issues.
— The 2015 series is a great starting point for new readers, and I've enjoyed the series a lot. Modern, funny, and beautifully drawn.
— I highly recommend anyone interested in reading Deadpool start with Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan's 2012 series. These are the two current authors.
— The seeds of the 2015 Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman began in his series Avengers (2012) and New Avengers (2012), greatest comic stories I've ever read.
— Comics events are like Avengers movies. Tons of characters, all with their own stories, come together for something bigger than their parts,
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