Any marvel comics recommendations?

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  1. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    First off, let me be perfectly clear-I'm NOT into marvel comics. I read a great deal of them in the 90ies, even tried to read Civil War. I just detest the idea of that big soap opera they have, especially with the X-Men. Everybody is somebody's son from the future with a deceased girlfriend who is actually the nephew of their best comrade when they traveled to the past and so on.

    I do get that most Marvel titles run are franchises of about 30-40 years of shifting through various writers.

    However, by sheer luck, I did discover some great little gems. Old Man: Logan, was just PERFECT for me, artwise and plotwise. Spiderman: Reign had an okay story with mediocre art. Marvel zombies was also okay before they moved to the old west or something. Venom 2.0 [the one running now, with Flash Thompson] is actually pretty decent too.

    Also that two-shot parody of Marvels by Warren Elis was AWESOME.

    Any other titles\one-offs I should be on the lookout for? Any darker storylines? My favourite heroes [or actually, enjoyable to read] are the Hulk, Deadpool and currently Venom.

    Thanks!!
     
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    Boardwise There are no strings on me Super Mod

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    Search out Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. You can't go wrong with that.
    12 issues, or two trade's worth of excellence.
     
  3. Overlord Balder

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    That is more akin to 90's X-Men, these days, they usually aren't so ridiculous [key-word is usually], time-travel specially, is a seldom-used plot device these days [in fact, it was never a hot thing on Marvel except for 90's X-Men].

    I recommend you Secret Warriors, it's a story about Nick Fury the former director of SHIELD who has to play a dangerous game of power without the support of the US Government, this story is by far one of the most cynic comics I read these days, anyone can die, Fury himself has very few moral boundaries [at times, he's actually worse than the villain he's chasing], and the plot is brillantly written.

    On darker storylines, there was also Dark-reign Thunderbolts, a comic where the main cast is composed by a bunch of psychotic villains, each trying to outwit each other while they try to work together, it's quite a depraved read [I believe it was written by Warren Ellis, if I am not mistaken].

    Deadpool is having a fun phase on the comics too.

    Maybe Hercules, he's a fun read.

    I do believe you should give it a shot to more normal stories, like Thor, Iron Man and Captain America [Thor specifically, has a pretty solid quality of epic Comics if you like medieval adventure, specially on The Siege], but I won't force it.

    Regardless of your pick, I hope you enjoy the comics.
     
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    if you liked Old Man Logan, you MUST read wolverine:ememy of the state and wolverine: agent of sheild. really drop what your doing and read them!!!
     
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    Dammit he beat me to it. Nextwave made me giggle uncontrollably.

    If you're not into the soap opera stuff, maybe the Guardians of the Galaxy stuff? You might like Star-Lord and Groot and Rocket Raccoon and such.

    Or anything Thunderbolts related.
     
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    If people don't read Nextwave then they should just stop reading comics.
     
  7. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    Uncanny X-men 94-280 and X-men 1-3. Then pretend that little bit with Omega Red in issue 3 never happened and the series ended when Claremont left.
     

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