The All New Marvel Now Thread (Renamed and Rebooted!)

Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by Star Saber, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Omegashark18

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    If I could inquire, any SHIELD comics worth reading?

    Be it SHIELD in general or just Nick Fury Sr./Jr.
     
  2. Star Saber

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    While I don't keep up with a lot of SHIELD comics, I believe the Steranko run is a must read, not just for set up it did, but also for his art. While I didn't like it, the significant story setting up Nick Fury Jr and phasing out Sr began in Battle Scars (which I think may be on top of most forced ways to introduce a movie character into the comics) and concluded in Original Sin.
     
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    Yeah the Steranko run is straight up mind tripping spy comics with excellent art. And if you ever go to a comic convention and he's there try to go to one of his panels. He has some interesting stories.

    Before he started drawing comics he was a professional escape artist.
    Kirby based Mr. Miracle off of him
    He did designs for the original Raiders of the Lost Ark movie
    He once punched Bob Kane in the face.

    ...and these are just a few
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  4. wheeljack01

    wheeljack01 Happiness is a warm gun

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    I have been to many cons that Mr. Steranko has attended and I can vouch that his panels are must attended material. He is a great guy and talent.
     
  5. Omegashark18

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    Avengers vs Thanos seems to have some of the same issues that the collection he mentioned has. So I don’t want to double dip.

    In other news, I bought Infinity War and Infinity Crusade a few days ago. And today I bought the original Old Man Logan.
     
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    But you're missing the bulk of the story. And most of the good parts.

    The Avengers vs Thanos book looks like kind of a rip off to me. It's like an edited version of Starlin's Complete Captain Marvel tpb combined with an edited version of Starlin's Complete Warlock tpb. You don't get the complete story of either. At the very least, it's ridiculous they didn't include the Death of Captain Marvel story.

    I remember back in the day, Marvel did something similar to Frank Miller's Daredevil run. They released something called the Elektra Saga. But instead of reprinting the entire run, they only reprinted the issues with Elektra in it (and worse, some issues with only the pages directly related to her), so subplots were left hanging nonsensically, characters would just appear or disappear because all the transitions were gone. It was a mess.
     
  7. Omegashark18

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    Looking at it again. I’m thinking the Warlock collection is the better choice. For one, it’s cheaper.

    I’m assuming that the big confrontation with Thanos is in the Annual?
     
  8. Star Saber

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    The big battle is in Avengers/Marvel Two In One Annuals.
     
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    Yeah, it was crazy how Starlin had to continue the story in any book he could get. The big battle is there, but all the lead up was in Strange Tales (not included at all in the Avengers v Thanos tpb) and Warlock (partially included in the Avengers tpb). It would be like watching a big action movie without the beginning, introducing the characters etc., only part of the middle, and mostly just the final battle scene. No thanks.
     
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    Now that you mention it, it's really strange how in retrospect Marvel really just decided to release Starlin's epic that way - but maybe it really wasn't selling as well? As a kid you don't really think about those things. I remember reading Marvel Two In One first and remembering how weird but kind of awesome it was that the Thing and Spidey were dropped into the middle of this cosmic space battle.
     
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    Starlin said they cancelled the series early and he had to pick up random books to finish the story. I'm not sure the Avengers would have been in it otherwise. I'm almost positive Thing wouldn't have. But even more weird is that Bill Mantlo wrote a random issue of Team-Up that pairs Warlock with Spider-Man that takes place in the middle of the story, too. It's the only part of the saga not written by Starlin. But that then led into Spider-Man being involved later also.
     
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    This is probably a dumb question, but why did Marvel recently change their numbering? The only Marvel title I currently collect is Miles Morales Spiderman, and it was at issue #21 a few months ago. I hadn't gone to the book store since early November, so when I went to pick up the latest issues, it was at like issue #354 or some weird, off-the-wall number. What's the deal here?
     
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    They micro-published and put out 10-20 issues a day for the last few weeks.

    Naw, seriously they renumbered most (if not all titles so that they're numbered as if they've been on-going with no re-launches and new #1's.
     
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    For Thanos Quest, should I get the Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos TPB, or just the two Thanos Quest issues?
     
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    Desperate attempt to woo back departed readers with a cheap gimmick.
     
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    Rebirth
     
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    Doesn't mean much to me unless they can somehow also return John Buscema.
     
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    Or Windsor-Smith.

    Otherwise Conan is a very by the numbers action comic. Not that much to be excited for.
     

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