Marvel help.

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  1. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    Only problem is, my parents aren't too keen on me reading comic books. On my iPad they can't really see them. But if I have actual print versions...
     
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    Read at the library.
     
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    And tell them what, I'm walking to the library? It's pretty far away.
     
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    Okay, fine then, be stuck with your problem then I guess?
     
  5. Omegashark18

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    Guess my only option might be to get Marvel comic app. Though it's current rating isn't very good.
     
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    Ok, I plan on following Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and The Avengers. Though I'm on the edge about Thor and Deadpool. Events, I don't care what the opinions are I'm reading them. I plan on starting with the 60's comics and working my way up. I'll won't be able to keep everything due to my iPad's limited space. So once I've read up on everything, the ones I plan on keeping the comics from the beginning of Marvel NOW! (Even though the current comics are kinda so-so.)
     
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    I've just got one question. With events, do I have to ALL of the issues? Or do I just read the ones with the characters I'm following?
     
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    Ok, the more I look at, I don't know if I can do this. Maybe better off NOT reading it.
     
  10. Aernaroth

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    Depends on the event. Most events were designed to be crossovers, but you can usually get away with missing a couple issues in other titles.

    Did you just realize there's basically like over a thousand comics you'll need to read?
     
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    The nice part about the older comics pre 85 was there were no major crossovers, most stories could be read on their own. Just pick up a title and read only it. If there was something that happened in a previous issue or a character the reader didn't know, there would be a recap or a quick explanation. They were very new reader friendly. I read about the hobgoblin before I ever read about the green goblin, but peter had a flashback and it was easy to follow. Sadly they don't do that anymore.
     
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    Omegashark18, I think the first thing you need to realize is that over the past decade or so, the majority of Marvel's publications have been designed to spin off and continue from one event to another - so yes it's a huge and daunting task if you decide to read everything (and that's not even accounting for the fact that a huge chunk of the stories were also vastly decompressed).

    I would suggest trying to get the Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited option, for a fixed fee over the course of a period, you basically get to read anything in their library that's older than 6 months from the current issues. It's not totally complete, but I understand most of the relevant stuff is available.
     
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    No, it's just that there's a good chunk missing for some.

    Hmm, how much?
     
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    Lemme ask, is Marvel NOW! A good starting point? Or have I missed too much?
     
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    You'll probably be fine. Anything that's really far back will be explained, or you can look it up.
     
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    Getting into comics can be crazy overwhelming. Even with the Marvel Now renumbering they're still rolling with continuity unlike DC's New 52 thing. I'd suggest picking like two or three characters or teams and starting with some of their "must reads." I'm more of an X-Men kinda guy but I do really like Captain America and would suggest reading Mark Waid and Ron Garney's "Operation Rebirth" and "Man Without A Country." Both stories only span like four or five issues and they're awesome at showing what makes Cap great because Mark Waid really "gets" what he's all about.

    The Marvel Now Cap book is good, but it's a really atypical Cap story and mostly a ramp up to the current Sixis event so it would be easy for a new reader to get lost if that's the first comic exposure to the character you have.
     
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    Check the page out, it's $9.99/month, but you can get the annual one which has a better rate or the annual plus where you get some exclusives with the package.

    Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited | Comics | Marvel.com

    Agreed, Waid really tries to get to the root of the characters he's writing, which is why he usually excels at writing great stories about his characters. His Fantastic Four is also an excellent starting point if you're interested in it, as well as his ongoing Daredevil.
     
  18. Omegashark18

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    Ok, I definitely want to read Iron Man and Cap. I'm not so sure about Hulk, the art from some of the 90's is turing me off and a huge chunk of the issues are missing. All of the original Iron Man series is available. Captain America isn't. I also want to get into The Avengers. Though I feel obligated to read the other Avenger teams.
     
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    I'm not going to lie, you could probably skip a giant chunk of the 90s and really not have missed anything truly worthwhile.
     
  20. Omegashark18

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    I'll be honest. I'm kinda not feeling the Hulk. I'll think I'll just read Iron Man, Captain America, and The Avengers. I'll see what I can read, and read the plots on Marvel Comic Database of ones I can't.