I liked the new Captain America movie. I want to read more about these characters. How do I get into the comics? Where do I start? Can I use the Marvel app to do this? How do I read them in order with all those team-up comics and spinoffs? *Should* I read them in order? Also, what slash fiction should I read while reading them, and should I read that at a certain point in the continuity, or just do my usual thing and go on a fanfic binge once I'm caught up?
posted by NoraReed
on Apr 14, 2014 -
What's worth reading from DC or Marvel, or the other guys in the last decade or so? I'm looking for superhero comics written recently enough that I can buy the trades new easily. I'll leave my likes and dislikes below. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise
on Apr 23, 2013 -
What are the superhero animated DVDs to get? What are the superhero comics of the last few years to get? [more inside]
posted by Zed
on Dec 9, 2012 -
I'd like to read some great old Marvel comics. The only reprinted compilations that I've seen in bookstores are the Essentials, which are in black and white (when the whole point is how colourful they are), and the Masterpiece series, which are expensive, and the colours don't look right when printed on the shiny paper. Is there any way to get reprints in colour on newsprint? I know there was at one point, since I first encountered the Fantastic Four in Archie's-double-digest-like format.
posted by poetcop
on Apr 19, 2012 -
A few years back I found a website that listed out all the comics that Marvel has published throughout their history in a year by year basis. The page was set up in a very basic HTML grid format, but it was amazingly comprehensive. I need
to find it to calm my anal retentive impulse to read all my back issues in chronological order.
It was not Mike's Amazing World of Marvel Comics
as much as I do love that site, it just isn't quite enough to fulfill my completist nature.
posted by highfidelity
on Sep 6, 2011 -
For someone who hasn't read any X-Men comics, or any of the spinoffs, for many, many years, where would be a logical and entertaining place to jump in? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Need A Name filter: For a blog that discusses online sales of Marvel Comics items. Hoping for something that is reminiscent or referencing something from Marvel Comics. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Nov 1, 2010 -
I'm making a lightweight replica of Captain America's shield (the modern-day circular one), most likely with PVC in a laser router machine. The only dimensions I can secure online are that it's 30 inches in diameter, but I can't find any info on thickness and concave depth. Anyone know the missing dimensions I need? Bonus points if there exist specifics on the width of the color bars but I'm pretty sure that part I can eyeball during painting. Thanks!
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Oct 3, 2009 -
Please recommend some off-the-beaten-path Marvel comics titles that are really good, and that don't involve any of the big name superheroes (like X-Men, Spidey, etc.) [more inside]
posted by np312
on Jul 8, 2009 -
So -- with no direct industry contacts and conventions out of the question -- how does one pitch to Marvel Comics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 3, 2008 -