Let's talk comics guys. I'm sure we have at least a fan or two in here somewhere.

What are you guys currently reading?
  • Cameron Latham

    I just finished reading House Of M and am going to go through that story arc. Reading a lot of older comics since I just got Marvel Unlimited.
  • Andrew Nirello

    At the moment I'm reading 2099 Spiderman, which is pretty good but a little harder to get into than the other Spiderman comics. The main character, Miguel O Hara, is a little older and not as goofy as Peter which is what I really loved about Peter. But the humor is still there once in a while and not always coming from Miguel.



    Basically the story is 2099 Spiderman is sent to the year 2014 by his father. Although the story jumps ahead and it's a little confusing if you're just starting to know anything about 2099 Spiderman.

    I then found out that 2099 Spiderman was monthly, so I had to find something else to do with my time. I found The Amazing Spiderman sitting there, waiting for me.

    (picture I took after realizing what was in the background on the cover)

    It's actually a lot easier to get into than 2099 Spiderman. I'd highly recommend jumping into this series right now. This series jumps into what happened after Doc Oc took over Peter's body in Superior Spiderman. Even if you didn't read Superior Spiderman you'll still love it. You'll be able to relate to Peter at least (not knowing what the hell went on the last few months). I'll try my best not to make my post too long so I'll cut it short. The Amazing Spiderman also came with a bonus comic, Inhuman.



    At first I didn't give it a chance, I skipped it. But then I went back to Newbury and they had The Amazing Spiderman issue 3.. but not 2. So I went back to 1, reread the entire thing, and read Inhuman. To my surprise. I really enjoyed it and now I'm subscribed to that.

    I might have space for one more subscription. Any suggestions?
  • Andrew Nirello

    Cameron Latham said:I just finished reading House Of M and am going to go through that story arc. Reading a lot of older comics since I just got Marvel Unlimited.

    How was House of M? I've seen it a few times but I've never heard any positive or negative comments about it.
  • Cameron Latham

    Andrew Nirello said:
    Cameron Latham said:I just finished reading House Of M and am going to go through that story arc. Reading a lot of older comics since I just got Marvel Unlimited.

    How was House of M? I've seen it a few times but I've never heard any positive or negative comments about it.

    It was incredible. It's the precursor to Civil War, if you're familiar with that. I'm a huge X-Men guy, but haven't really gotten into actually reading the comics until now and I'm glad I started with House Of M.
  • Andrew Nirello

    Cameron Latham said:
    Andrew Nirello said:
    Cameron Latham said:I just finished reading House Of M and am going to go through that story arc. Reading a lot of older comics since I just got Marvel Unlimited.

    How was House of M? I've seen it a few times but I've never heard any positive or negative comments about it.

    It was incredible. It's the precursor to Civil War, if you're familiar with that. I'm a huge X-Men guy, but haven't really gotten into actually reading the comics until now and I'm glad I started with House Of M.

    That's exactly how I feel about Spiderman. I've been a huge fan of Spiderman my entire life but I always wanted to stay away from the actual comics because I didn't know where to start. When I was younger I had an old Ultimate Spiderman trade and just about every ps1 game and watched all the movies a million times. I really wanted to start at Superior Spiderman (I'll probably buy the trade later). But The Amazing Spiderman feels like a really good place to jump in.

    I'll try to shut up about Spiderman haha. I've never been a huge X-Men fan, I've seen the first 3 movies and I watched Evolution a lot as a kid. I'll give House of M a look when I can though.
  • Cameron Latham

    Andrew Nirello said:
    Cameron Latham said:
    Andrew Nirello said:
    Cameron Latham said:I just finished reading House Of M and am going to go through that story arc. Reading a lot of older comics since I just got Marvel Unlimited.

    How was House of M? I've seen it a few times but I've never heard any positive or negative comments about it.

    It was incredible. It's the precursor to Civil War, if you're familiar with that. I'm a huge X-Men guy, but haven't really gotten into actually reading the comics until now and I'm glad I started with House Of M.

    That's exactly how I feel about Spiderman. I've been a huge fan of Spiderman my entire life but I always wanted to stay away from the actual comics because I didn't know where to start. When I was younger I had an old Ultimate Spiderman trade and just about every ps1 game and watched all the movies a million times. I really wanted to start at Superior Spiderman (I'll probably buy the trade later). But The Amazing Spiderman feels like a really good place to jump in.

    I'll try to shut up about Spiderman haha. I've never been a huge X-Men fan, I've seen the first 3 movies and I watched Evolution a lot as a kid. I'll give House of M a look when I can though.

    Evolution was great! I definitely preferred the 90s cartoon though. Marvel Unlimited has me pretty overwhelmed, but I may jump into some Spiderman after I get my must-reads out of the way.
  • Andrew Nirello

    Cameron Latham said:
    Andrew Nirello said:
    Cameron Latham said:
    Andrew Nirello said:
    Cameron Latham said:I just finished reading House Of M and am going to go through that story arc. Reading a lot of older comics since I just got Marvel Unlimited.

    How was House of M? I've seen it a few times but I've never heard any positive or negative comments about it.

    It was incredible. It's the precursor to Civil War, if you're familiar with that. I'm a huge X-Men guy, but haven't really gotten into actually reading the comics until now and I'm glad I started with House Of M.

    That's exactly how I feel about Spiderman. I've been a huge fan of Spiderman my entire life but I always wanted to stay away from the actual comics because I didn't know where to start. When I was younger I had an old Ultimate Spiderman trade and just about every ps1 game and watched all the movies a million times. I really wanted to start at Superior Spiderman (I'll probably buy the trade later). But The Amazing Spiderman feels like a really good place to jump in.

    I'll try to shut up about Spiderman haha. I've never been a huge X-Men fan, I've seen the first 3 movies and I watched Evolution a lot as a kid. I'll give House of M a look when I can though.

    Evolution was great! I definitely preferred the 90s cartoon though. Marvel Unlimited has me pretty overwhelmed, but I may jump into some Spiderman after I get my must-reads out of the way.

    Really late reply. I've been considering Marvel Unlimited, is it worth it?
    I honestly prefer owning physical copies for display and having an excuse to hang out the comic store. Can you read everything on the app if you have a plan or are some things off limit?
  • Cameron Latham

    You can read everything up to a certain point in time. It's about six months behind the current comic cycle, but it's updated weekly. I've had it for a month now and can say it's 100% worth it. If you don't want to drop the $70 for the yearly plan, then you can pay $10/month and see if you like it.

    Also, I noticed you added Inhuman to your post. Been reading that as well!
  • justinbryant

    Currently reading the new Amazing Spider-Man series. I've been lazy buying them recently and a couple issues behind now though.

    Read through Skottie Young's Land of Oz series a couple weeks back. That was cool.
  • Andrew Nirello

    Cameron Latham said:You can read everything up to a certain point in time. It's about six months behind the current comic cycle, but it's updated weekly. I've had it for a month now and can say it's 100% worth it. If you don't want to drop the $70 for the yearly plan, then you can pay $10/month and see if you like it.

    Also, I noticed you added Inhuman to your post. Been reading that as well!

    I'll definitely look into it, I usually buy trades and hardcovers for comics that are a few months behind so it'd definitely save me a boat load in the long run. I love actually having the physical copy though. It's a tough decision for me but I'll probably end up getting it and loving it. It'd probably be the easiest way to read all 700 issues of the previous Amazing Spiderman.
    I actually had no interest in Inhuman and skipped it when I first read the Amazing Spiderman #1, that had like 3 other comics bundled in. I don't think I decided to read it until I read the Amazing Spiderman the third time, it's a monthly series I had to do something to fill the void. Now I'm addicted and I love the series. In considering on buying Inhumanity but I heard it wasn't as great. What did you think of the last issue?

    justinbryant said:Currently reading the new Amazing Spider-Man series. I've been lazy buying them recently and a couple issues behind now though.

    Read through Skottie Young's Land of Oz series a couple weeks back. That was cool.

    Oh man, how could you be behind dude? I get so anxious waiting a month for the next issue. I'm so hyped for tomorrow's issue.
    Not too familiar on Skottie Young's Land of Oz series but just doing a quick search of it, looks pretty cool. I'll give it a better look sometime.

    Right now I'm hooked on a French graphic novel series, Zombillenium.

    I'm absolutely crazy about this series right now. I got into it after watching the music video for "Nameless World" by Skip the Use, which by the way is a great music video. I had no idea it was a comic book series until I walked by it at a local comic book shop and it crossed the corner of my eye. I almost missed out and walked away but by just flipping through a few pages I knew I had to have it.
    http://vimeo.com/m/82124098
    It's basically like what hell would be if it were a theme park. With that said, we're already off to a great start here. I was really drawn in by the art style but the plot is what kept me reading. I'm not really the best at describing or reviewing anything but I highly recommend giving this series a look.

    On Comixology you can read the first 10 pages for free, which is a lot because the pages are huge. The series is also getting a movie soon, not sure when the release date is though, or if it'll ever be dubbed.
  • Andrew Nirello

    Anybody following along with Edge of the Spiderverse right now?


    It's actually really cool. In this series they tie in The Superior Spiderman, a great series by the way, with The Amazing Spiderman and 2099 Spiderman as well as "thousands" of other Spiderman universes. It looks like that the "Edge of Spiderverse" series introduces us to the character and their dimension while the other bigger series like Superior Spiderman have the giant intense plotline that ties everything together. So far they reintroduced "Noir" Spiderman, seen before in "Spiderman Shattered Dimensions".


    He's really cool but my interest has been on Edge of The Spiderverse #2. In this alternate dimension, Gwen Stacy is instead SpiderWoman. They introduce you to a new plotline which is very familiar, but very different. I actually hope that maybe it'll pick up it's own little mini-series at least.


    For anyone reading the series. How do you feel about your favorite Spidermen being brutally murdered? What do you think weird Union Jack Spiderman is doing? Man I'm so into this.
  • Cutty.

    I love SpiderGwen. I'm not reading 2099, hows that one going? This spider event is so huge, I feel like half my stack is dedicated to spidertown right now (but so far so good). I really dig Silk in Amazing too, she's an interesting character.

    East of West is really fantastic right now, anyone reading that? The last issue was so fucking good, took it to a whole new level.

    Oh, and fucking Deadly Class! Probably my favorite book coming out right now.
  • Andrew Nirello

    2099 is okay. I honestly only picked it up because I read a few of the 2099 comics as a kid. Out of all of the current spiderman series going on right now it's probably the least interesting. It just doesn't draw me in as much as Superior or Amazing did, maybe it's because it's not Slott? I was just about to drop the series but the latest issue finally got the series interesting, plus now that I know it ties in with Edge of Spiderverse then I can't stop now.
    After reading your post, I actually went to my local comic shop and found both series. They both look really cool, and each book was 9.99. I'm not 100% sold on them yet though, if you were to pick one which would it be?
  • Cutty.

    Thats a tough call, Deadly Class is a little more down to earth with hints of fear and loathing, its pretty art with nuggets of deep thought under the guise of a kid in assassin school. Its a very thoughtful, quiet kind of read.

    East of West is more action packed, crazy sci-fi, futuristic / old west / apocalyptic style adventure, with war, and death, and betrayal... its an epic so far, and it feels like things are just gearing up... I think there might be two trades of that one out already so its a little more of an investment.

    I love them both. East of West is probably more accessible to a larger group of people though.
  • Andrew Nirello

    From what I've looked at so far, I'm really digging the artwork. I'm probably going to go with East of West first. Hell, each trade is only $10 each I'll probably read both of them eventually. My current job has been so slow I've been burning through comics like there's no tomorrow. I was really surprised to find the first trade of East of West and the first 2 of Deadly Class at Newbury, they usually have nothing or like missing the first part. Might pick it up with my subscription tomorrow.



    Speaking of tomorrow, weird Megaman looking Spiderman comes out tomorrow for Spiderverse. I thought this was going to be the issue illustrated by Gerard Way but it looks like we got more robot/mech Spidermen coming.

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