Mmmm...comic summaries.
October 11, 2005 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Are there any sites that sum up complicated storylines in comic books?

I don't read superheo comics, but for whatever reason I like to read explanations or summations of stories that greatly affect the comic universe or a famous character or team. Think "Infinite Crisis" sort of stuff.
posted by Falconetti to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
The Continuity Pages has great overviews of everything.

The rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks FAQ is very comprehensive on the subject of X-men continuity.

There's annotations for Crisis on Infinite Earths and Watchmen.

Wikipedia is usually fairly good for stuff like this, actually.
posted by BackwardsCity at 2:35 PM on October 11, 2005

You might enjoy this MetaChat post.
posted by agropyron at 2:35 PM on October 11, 2005

You might want to try the blog Spoilt!
posted by gnat at 2:47 PM on October 11, 2005

I really enjoyed reading the 35-part recap of the Clone of Spiderman storyline, featuring lots of insider gossip from the Last Days of Marvel, here; and I didn't even read these comics!
posted by escabeche at 3:06 PM on October 11, 2005

Good call escabeche, that is actually what prompted this post, although I read it over a year ago and couldn't recall what it was titled or where it was located or I would have included it in my question.
posted by Falconetti at 3:10 PM on October 11, 2005

DC has been running Crisis Counseling on their site, it's a regularly updated breakdown of relevant events in the lead up to Infinite Crisis. Probably a little more intentionally vaugue than you would like.
posted by samh23 at 4:01 PM on October 11, 2005

I'm addicted to the weekly "Comics 101" column at They have scans of the appropriate panels and Scott Tipton seems to really know his stuff. The archive is here.
posted by FreezBoy at 8:38 PM on October 11, 2005

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