At 5/30/13 09:19 AM, Dean wrote:
Looking for some advice and thought I'd bump this thread, since it seems like a relevant place to ask.
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With Marvel Now! and DC's New 52 making comics feel a bit more accessible to new readers I decided to order some comics. I got a little bundle of 5 really cheap Marvel Now comics just to see if I'd enjoy them:
Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1
Have not read it.
Cable and XForce #1, 2
I think that's where I jumped off. I've never been a Cable or X-Force guy because I remember the 90's when it was just another symptom of drawing super people ridiculously huge with guns coming from everywhere and violence being called "hard justice" or some such. I think Marvel rebooted him decently and the lineup was interesting but it feels too much like it's written for the trade and I don't tolerate that unless the stuff is super good.
X-Men Legacy #1, 2
Another I have not read.
I'm completely new to comics and know nothing about the Marvel or DC universes, which is why Now! and New 52 are appealing, since I've been wanting to give comics a chance for a while.
Then those initiatives are doing they're job insofar as getting you to sample the product. Time will tell if it's going to keep you hooked or not.
Do any of you guys have recommendations of which comics I should look into?
Let's see, got a ton of old collections you can try, but if you're saying "stuff I can go to the comic store and pick up each wednesday" then I've got you kind of covered there too. I've really enjoyed James Robinson's Earth-2, a really good slow simmer with some great world building and I'm enjoying his characterizations, shame DC forced him out with shitty editorial. I've also been digging Phantom Stranger. Demon Knights has been a fun "swords and sorcery" medievil period book, might be getting cancelled though. I've liked Dial H, which is definitely getting cancelled but I recommend picking up the trades when it finishes. The relaunched Thunderbolts has been a dark little fun trip. I think that's about it for my monthlies at present.
I'm hoping to find some that don't have too many issues out yet. Guardians of the Galaxy only has few (3 I think) and I like the concept so I'm interested in it. Cable and XForce seems to have a few more issues out, so I'm considering sticking with it too, just means having to get all the issues I've missed out on first. I've still to try X-Men Legacy, so I can't really comment on it yet.
If you have a decent retailer, they may have back issues you can buy, where do you live? Maybe we can hook you up with the comic shop locator and find you a store. If that fails, you can get reasonably priced ebay back issues.
The seller also threw in a bonus issue. It's a cover variant of A Game of Thrones #6 which is currently selling on eBay for at least double what I paid for this pack of 5 comics, so I might just sell it off to fund a few more issues of whatever set I get into.
Good idea, from what I hear if you've read the book, or watched the show, there's nothing new for you now, so sell it while it's hot if you're going to I'd say.
I know this place isn't all that active, but I figured I'd give it a bump anyway.
Sure, I try to pay attention to it, but it does seem hard to keep people around. I try to check it every day as long as it's bumped.