• alllifeinfate - August 3, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    I am pleased to know that my general knowledge on comic books nowadays has been sufficient so far... I need to read some of them if I want a better understanding of the characters.
  • winner2 - August 1, 2014 8:56 p.m.

    Wow, very cool article Henry.
  • Rhymenocerous - July 31, 2014 2:37 p.m.

    I like the sound of that Gotham series. Interesting angle.
  • Shigeruken - July 30, 2014 10:31 p.m.

    I'm of the opinion that Pym's history of domestic violence should be mentioned in any explanation of his character.
  • supergiraffe - July 30, 2014 9:10 p.m.

    Cool article, it's nice to see you guys trying something new. Also, the Morrison JL is way better then the Johns one, so if you have to pick go with that.
  • g1rldraco7 - July 30, 2014 9:08 p.m.

    This cleared up alot of questions I had, thank you for the time your spent typing all this Henry :)
  • Darkhawk - July 30, 2014 6:29 p.m.

    Okay the Guardians recommendations are a bit misleading. If you want to see the foundation of the modern-GOTG, read Annihilation: Conquest: Starlord. If you want to read the best comic book series from the past decade (not written by Brian K. Vaughan), read the 25-issue Guardians of the Galaxy series written by Abnett and Lanning.
  • GR_HenryGilbert - July 30, 2014 10:57 p.m.

    That series is outstanding, but I think you're better off reading Conquest first before diving into the A&L series that spins off from it
  • _--_ - July 30, 2014 6:03 p.m.

    --i grew up with marvel --in 2001 i saw spiderman the movie --and it was the VERY FIRST time I had ever seen spider man "fly across the screen"(realistically) --and the movie itself was top notch --it moved me more than any movie ive ever seen(close anyways) --then batman with bale --it was a MASTER PIECE --BLEW MY DAMN MIND(batman COULD exist!- I never thought of that) --but --then it just became a shitty rain storm --crap after crap after crap after crap for a decade straight --look at metacritic and rotten tomatoes --these superhero movies score BALLS --its pathetic --the only people watching these movies are comic book dorks --theres JUST enough of em to keep the movies 'consistently' doing well enough --that the big studios put ALL This money on NOTHING but dorky ass super hero movies --sure thats great --if youre a comic book fan --but --movies arent supposed to be built around the comic book world
  • bobob101 - July 30, 2014 5:16 p.m.

    Wow, I'm impressed you resisted the urge to pimp Cape Crisis (The comic book podcast!). Plugged.
  • TanookiMan - July 31, 2014 4:15 p.m.

    And if you like it, make sure to give Cape Crisis a five star review on iTunes!!
  • EdDeRs1 - July 30, 2014 4:22 p.m.

    really? you include the Flash, Gotham and Daredevil TV series but leave out Constantine? looks like I'm going to have to your job for you (cracks fingers) What the hell is this? John Constantine is a working class, chain smoking, borderline alcoholic Liverpudlian Con Man who just so happens to be the worlds most powerful sorcerer. Despite this he rarely uses magic, preferring to rely on his wits (he has tricked the Devil into drinking holy water and successfully blackmailed the Judo-Christian God) and is a useless hand to hand fighter. Originally created in 1985 by the legendary Alan Moore for the Swamp Thing story ark American Gothic by an offhand comment "lets make a character that looks like Sting" (the musician, not the wrestler) he became incredibly popular and 3 years later got his own comic in the form of John Constantine: Hellblazer, or just Hellblazer for short. He has been described as a weirdness magnet and is also quite the player (he pulled Zatanna). oh and he defeated The Devil 7 times in a row, just for the record. What to read first? Start with the aforementioned Swamp Thing: American Gothic but all Hellblazer is essential reading, especially Dangerous Habits, which is still considered one of the greatest comic book story arks of all time, but you need to read everything that came before it to fully understand what is going on. Also worth a look is Brightest Day: The Search For Swamp Thing, if only to see Constantine not only break into the Batcave, knock out Alfred and sneak into the Batmobile all without Batman noticing until he lights up a fag, but bring Superman to he knees without laying a finger on him.
  • aimbotmaster - July 30, 2014 3:13 p.m.

    Also for the upcoming Constantine show that's way closer to happening then Daredevil I recommend everyone pick up Alan Moore's entire swamp thing run and then follow this guide Hellblazer is a great series. Also the Keanu Reeves movie is actually really good!
  • EdDeRs1 - July 30, 2014 6:26 p.m.

    we do not talk about the Keanu Reeves movie
  • TanookiMan - July 31, 2014 4:17 p.m.

    Come on, it was fun! It just...wasn't a Hellblazer movie at all. Except for when Constantine throws Satan the bird. That one felt right.
  • aimbotmaster - July 30, 2014 2:58 p.m.

    Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Thanos was terrible! And the new Marvel mobile game looks bad from what I've seen. (Mobile fighting games WITH A POSSIBLE PAY TO PLAY ASPECT?) Anyways I'd recommend Batman: Zero Year for Gotham. For Flash = The New 52 first run. Definitely the New 52's Wonder Woman Play Injustice God's Among Us or Lego Batman 1-2-3 and also Lego Marvel they do a good job of a basic whose who, as well as some deeper cuts for characters. I'd stayyy farrrr away from Fear Itself, and it's billion tie-ins. Cap's shield get's broken in plenty of other far better story lines.
  • GOD - July 30, 2014 2:49 p.m.

    That preemptive "You're Welcome" is a little presumptuous since I've already found a podcast to help me avoid any kind of confusing crises about caped and fantastical heroes, but having a written companion is appreciated.

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