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Help Me Choose A Comic Book

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Alex44, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Basically I want to start at the very beginning of a series and work my way through it. Marvel has master collections of their comics which makes this possible to do. Only problem? I'm having a hard time selecting one to start with. The four I'd be most interested in (in no order).

    Iron Man: One of my favorite heroes. However on the negative side his enemies are generally kind of lame and I've heard his original character was very different in personality from the more recent portrayals.

    Spider Man: I've been really into lately watching all the old cartoons from when I was a kid. On the plus side his enemies are interesting for the most part which is a big thing to me.

    Thor: Probably the least interesting character to me, however his enemies and world are probably the most interesting.

    Avengers: On the plus side you get a plethora of characters and storylines. On the negative side I've heard the story doesn't really hit it's stride for quite a while.

    Are there any other geeks here who could lend an opinion? Or anyone who read these comics as kids and had a favorite?
     
  2. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I'd go thor. Think he has the most interesting story line. fyi you can probably find the comics online for ...............
     
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  3. Firesole

    Firesole Season Ticket Holder

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    The Walking Dead


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  4. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I know...honestly I get everything ...... except books. I have a thing for actually collecting books.
     
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  5. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    If you are going for enemies Spider-Man is not the one.

    The most interesting part of Spider-Man's early years is Spider-Man. The villains more more of a monster of the week.
     
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  6. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    That's why I think thor is the most interesting. He has the whole redemption thing going on.
     
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  7. MikeHoncho

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    XMEN ...:shifty:[​IMG]
     
  8. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    Had no idea ALF had a comic book series
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  9. ToddPhin

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    What about The Punisher?
     
  10. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I never read thor.

    I do think early Spider-Man is really fun to read. Peter Parker is a really interesting character.
     
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  11. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    He is. But with thor you have a guy who isn't extraordinary going to extraordinary
     
  12. Firesole

    Firesole Season Ticket Holder

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    I don't know why you're limiting yourself to these 4 or 5. And why only Marvel?


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  13. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    1) Because they are the five characters that interest me most story wise. Well Avengers isn't a character but you get what I mean. Not a fan of X-Mex/FF really so it excludes that.

    2) Why Marvel? Because in my opinion DC is absolutely terrible and I think Marvel characters are most interesting? Of course there are other comic books as well (I own a few) but I want something classic.
     
  14. Destroyer

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    DC is terrible minus Batman. He is a great character.

    If it were me I'd pick X-Men out of all the Marvel series. Out of the ones you listed it would be Spider-Man or Avengers.
     
  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    Early X-Men are not very good. I do like how they show improvement of certain characters, however you can see why the X-Men were not popular when they started.
     
  16. Desides

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    100 Bullets. Or Watchmen.
     
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  17. BlameItOnTheHenne

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  18. Destroyer

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    Iron Man doesn't get good until he becomes an alcoholic and then it's one of the best Marvel arcs ever.
     
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  19. Destroyer

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    You're right but it is the best Marvel comic in the mid to late 70's all the way to the ealry 80's. Story after great story.
     
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  20. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Already own Watchmen. Thought it was better than the movie but a little over hyped.
     
  21. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    watchmen was great on a lot of levels. You're crazy ese.
     
  22. Firesole

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    He already said he hated DC, so why bother


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  23. Desides

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    Watchmen is very, very hyped, but it does warrant the praise. Anything that gets better (and reveals more depth) with each re-reading is pretty damn good, IMO.

    100 Bullets is good stuff as well.
     
  24. GridIronKing34

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    I don't read comics much at all but I read The Walking Dead books 1-7 in a matter of like 2 weeks.
     
  25. Fin D

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    Ok, I'm going to get blasted for this and I know you said you don't like DC, but hear me out....Batman Beyond.

    It is the exact halfway point between Batman & Spiderman. It takes much of what's great about both characters and blends them together. Plus, there's enough familiarity and edge to make for an interesting read.
     
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    I liked the early Fantastic Four. Nice story arcs as each character evolved into their abilities and Doc Doom is a great nemesis.

    To go outside the box I would recommend Judge Dredd of 2000 AD. The recent movie was very close to the comics in tone. Some very snappy single episode adventures along with longer adventures.
     
  27. Destroyer

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    Super Coheed fanboy?
     
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    Buy the complete set of 'Preacher' and never look back
     
  29. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I never said it was bad. I said it was a bit over-hyped. I enjoyed it.
     
  30. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    If I was going to read a DC comic (and Im not AGAINST it, I just think a lot of their main characters are boring. If it was something a bit more obscure I'd consider) it would probably be Batman of some sort. So I'll definitely consider this option.
     
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    Whats the best place I can buy comics from? Like buying a whole series of a particular character?
     
  32. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    I need to pick up all the IKS series. I have and finished SSTB so long ago but had some stuff going on and never kept up with the IKS chapter/series/portion. SO that's already there on my list :lol:
     
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  33. Destroyer

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    Your local comic book shop should have tons of graphic novels in stock and if they dont have the one you want im sure they can order it. If you don't like going out there is always Amazon or illegal downloading.
     

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