Brad wrote:World of Warcraft Vol. 1-2 (Yes, I do play WoW and am interested in the lore)
Brad wrote:All 3 Batman books were really awesome. Dark Knight Returns is soooo dense. Took longer to read than probably any other (comic) book I've read thus far. But yeah, I was really happy with them.
Brad wrote: The JLA JSA book was entertaining, but unfortunately I was fairly lost for a lot of it, since it has a huge number of characters that I really had zero familiarity with. I got it because Challengers is hosting "book club" style discussion night for it next week so they were selling it for 20% off, and it looked interesting.
Brad wrote:I'm probably gonna read the Green Lantern books first to give myself a break from Batman. I'm definitely interested in the X-Men series but I kind of want more volumes of it before I start just in case I really get into it.
Brad wrote:Okay so, I got about 20-ish pages into Green Lantern: Rebirth, and I am so damn lost. I do not know who any of these people are. Here's my knowledge of the Green Lantern universe:
This guy Hal Jordan is an air force pilot who finds a crashed ship with a green guy in it who gives him a ring and tells him that he's now the Green Lantern. There's a different Green Lantern for every sector of the universe. The ring can basically make any imaginable form out of pure energy (basically). I don't know anything about any back stories of any other supplementary characters or happenings or whatever.
So yeah, I'm thinking this series might be a bit too far ahead in continuity for me to really enjoy to it's fullest. So if I'm looking to get "caught up" on Green Lantern (at least to the point of being able to read these Geoff Johns books, where do I need to look?)
Brad wrote:Well I just watched the animated film Green Lantern: First Flight (which was, awesome). I'm going to go ahead and assume that as far as continuity is concerned, it doesn't exactly fit nicely anywhere in the canon universe. But it did give me a fairly decent overview of the guardians, the lantern, etc. Unless that was all just useless knowledge when compared to the comic-verse.
I'm starting to wonder if stories like this are purely made for comic book fans alone, and not really for new readers.
Brad wrote:Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn
Batman & Robin: Batman vs. Robin
Batman: The Return - Issue 1
Batman Incorporated - Issue 1
Daniel (or anybody else that might know), do you know which comes before which with the Batman & Robin books? I'm PRETTY sure it's Batman Reborn before Batman vs. Robin. I got them because I knew that the new Grant Morrison series were starting today and they sounded interesting, but AFAIK they follow the events of Batman & Robin, but if I'm off base on that, please let me know so I can fill in gaps where needed.
Brad wrote:Here is what I had before and still need to read:
Batman: The Long Halloween
Green Lantern: Rebirth
Green Lantern: No Fear
Brad wrote:I have a feeling I'm gonna go through Astonishing X-Men first though. I read through the first volume and REALLY enjoyed it, so it definitely is a series I'd like to get through.
Brad wrote: I got caught up reading the X-Men books. I read vol. 2-4 in one shot and yeah it was fuckin awesome (god damnit I love Kitty).
Brad wrote:There was definitely quite a bit of stuff I was fuzzy on, but it was the kind of thing where I enjoyed it anyway, but might've enjoyed it even more had I read what had come before it
Brad wrote:And yes, Vol. 5 is Warren Ellis. I haven't started it yet but I'll definitely give it a shot.
Brad wrote:On the GL front, as far as I can tell, Rebirth comes before No Fear. I really don't know what TPBs come after that.
Brad wrote:So yeah, my next book is definitely The Long Halloween.
GloryQuestor wrote:On the Marvel front, the Nova limited comic series has been pretty good. Here's his Marvel bio --you can read from "Early History" to "Namorita" to get a good backstory of his character before diving into the limited series.
The (now discontinued) run spans from Annihilation to War of the Kings, ending with Issue 36 (the beginning of the Thanos Imperative and Secret Avengers), along with 8 other issues from each of the two major series he was involved in, Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest. I found 8 total TPB volumes comprising the main Nova series and the collected side-issues from Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest.
You should definitely look into this one.
Brad wrote:Just picked up the JMS run of Thor (all 3 volumes). This better be good :O
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