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Where to start reading Spider-Gwen

Spider-Gwen — 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.
Last updated Aug 11, 2018

Where to start reading X-Men comics

X-Men — I highly recommend the 2012 series All-New X-Men. The original founding X-Men are pulled through time into the present.
Last updated Jul 29, 2018

Where to start reading Runaways

Runaways — Runaways is a fantastic series, soon to be a Hulu web series. The books require no previous knowledge and are very self-contained.
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Secret Wars

Secret Wars — 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.
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Black Panther comics

Black Panther — Ta-Nehisi Coates is a very respected writer for The Atlantic who has made his comics debut with the 2016 Black Panther series.
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Old Man Logan comics

Old Man Logan — Old Man Logan began as a great short story, but has recently become a major part of the main Marvel universe.
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Hawkeye comics

Hawkeye — 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
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Iron Fist comics

Iron Fist — The 2004 series Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is a great place to start, but has a darker feel.
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Young Avengers

Young Avengers — "Young Avengers in its first incarnation was about being sixteen. This Young Avengers is about being eighteen. The difference is telling and profound."
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Black Widow comics

Black Widow — The last two Black Widow series have been filled with espionage, action, incredible art, and I can't recommend them enough.
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Guardians of the Galaxy

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.
Last updated Jul 16, 2018

Where to start reading Wasp comics

Wasp — Unstoppable Wasp is my favorite new series of 2017, full of humor and heart. Nadia has this incredible authentic, infectious optimism that doesn't feel naive.
Last updated Jul 04, 2018

Where to start reading Avengers comics

Avengers — There are two fantastic starting points for Avengers in modern comics: Bendis' New Avengers, and Hickman's Avengers / New Avengers.
Last updated Jun 19, 2018

Vision: Marvel's best new series of 2016

Vision — I haven't been this excited to lend out a book since Ms Marvel. It's a tragedy, from the very first issue.
Last updated Jun 19, 2018

Where to start reading Moon Knight

Moon Knight — 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.
Last updated Jun 18, 2018

Where to start reading Spider-Verse

Spider-Verse — Spider-Verse works really well as a jumping in point. You get introduced to a lot of characters, writers, art styles, and it's a ton of fun.
Last updated Jun 18, 2018

Where to start reading Spider-Woman

Spider-Woman — 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.
Last updated Jun 17, 2018

Where to start reading Deadpool

Deadpool — I highly recommend anyone interested in reading Deadpool start with Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan's 2012 series. These are the two current authors.
Last updated Jun 17, 2018

Where to start reading Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat

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.
Last updated Jun 17, 2018

Where to start reading Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones — This is a heavy, R-rated, noir book, so expect something a little more mature than even the Netflix series. It's an amazing read though, and I flew through it.
Last updated Jun 17, 2018

Where to start reading Captain America comics

Captain America — I recommend starting Captain America comics either with the fantastic current book, the Secret Invasion epi, or a self-contained book with classic Steve Rogers.
Last updated Jun 16, 2018

Where to start reading Ant-Man comics

Ant-Man — 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.
Last updated Oct 22, 2017

Where to start reading Spider-Man comics

Spider-Man — Here's all of the best starting points for reading Spider-Man, with a little information and Marvel Unlimited and Book links for each.
Last updated Oct 22, 2017

Where to start reading Iron Man comics

Iron Man — 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.
Last updated Oct 15, 2017

Where to start reading Squirrel Girl comics

Squirrel Girl — The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is hilarious and fun, and one of my personal favorite series currently running at Marvel
Last updated Oct 15, 2017

Where to start reading Marvel events

Marvel Events — Comics events are like Avengers movies. Tons of characters, all with their own stories, come together for something bigger than their parts,
Last updated Oct 15, 2017

Where to start reading Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange — The 2015 series is a great starting point for new readers, and I've enjoyed the series a lot. Modern, funny, and beautifully drawn.
Last updated Oct 15, 2017

Where to start reading Archie comics

Archie — 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.
Last updated Oct 15, 2017

Where to start reading Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel — 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.
Last updated Jul 16, 2017

Where to start reading Thor comics

Thor — These are the two most recent Thor series, and they both make great starting points depending on what you're looking for.
Last updated Jul 16, 2017

Which comics to read for Civil War

Civil War — There are only seven issues under the Civil War title, but almost a hundred in the full list. Here's everything you need to know to start reading.
Last updated Jun 18, 2017

Where to start reading Wolverine comics

Wolverine — 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.
Last updated Jun 12, 2017

Where to start reading Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel — 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.
Last updated Apr 30, 2017

Where to start reading Superman comics

Superman — The three best places I would recommend for new Superman readers are the New 52, Rebirth, and a self-contained story.
Last updated Jan 07, 2017

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Ant-Man Oct, 2017

Archie Oct, 2017

Avengers Jun, 2018

Black Panther Jul, 2018

Black Widow Jul, 2018

Captain America Jun, 2018

Captain Marvel Apr, 2017

Civil War Jun, 2017

Deadpool Jun, 2018

Doctor Strange Oct, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Jul, 2018

Hawkeye Jul, 2018

Iron Fist Jul, 2018

Iron Man Oct, 2017

Jessica Jones Jun, 2018

Marvel Events Oct, 2017

Moon Knight Jun, 2018

Ms. Marvel Jul, 2017

Old Man Logan Jul, 2018

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat Jun, 2018

Runaways Jul, 2018

Secret Wars Jul, 2018

Spider-Gwen Aug, 2018

Spider-Man Oct, 2017

Spider-Verse Jun, 2018

Spider-Woman Jun, 2018

Squirrel Girl Oct, 2017

Superman Jan, 2017

Thor Jul, 2017

Vision Jun, 2018

Wasp Jul, 2018

Wolverine Jun, 2017

X-Men Jul, 2018

Young Avengers Jul, 2018