Going to post this one earlier than a week interval, since the amount of different volumes I am reading is increasing. Don’t want to lose track of where I am.
Remember, you can now see more info about the books I am reading by visiting my “Marvel Comics TPB Library” page.
Since the last update I have read:
from Avengers – Absolute Vision Book 1: Avengers Annual 11, Amazing Spider-Man Annual 16
from Incredible Hulk – Pardoned: Incredible Hulk 280-281
from Epic Iron Man – The Enemy Within: Iron Man 167-168
from Fantastic Four Visionaries – John Byrne Vol. 3: Fantastic Four 251-253
(NEXT PLANNED: some more of Incredible Hulk – Pardoned, and finally getting to Essential Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 4)
I’ve added a “Marvel Comics TPB Library Page” under “Static Pages” to list what volumes of trade paperbacks and Essentials b&w reprints I have.
Mostly hyperlinked to the “official” Marvel book page. (Some I am having trouble finding the “official” page. I may have to find another source of links for those.)
I’m only about half done adding links so far.
In the last week I have read:
from Essential X-Men Volume 4: Uncanny X-Men 168, God Loves Man Kills Graphic Novel
from New Mutants Classic Vol. 1: The New Mutants 4
from Incredible Hulk – Pardoned: Incredible Hulk 277-279
from Vision and the Scarlet Witch: Giant-Size Avengers 4, Vision and the Scarlet Witch 1-4
(NEXT PLANNED: Incredible Hulk – Pardoned, Fantastic Four Visionaries – John Byrne Vol. 3, Essential Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 4, WAITING FOR The Thing Classic Vol. 1 to arrive so can read early issues along with Fantastic Four)
Here is something I found that should be useful in my reading:
Marvel Comics 1983 – reading order
In the last week I have read:
from New Mutants Classic Vol. 1: The New Mutants Graphic Novel, New Mutants 1-3, Uncanny X-Men 167
from Epic Iron Man – The Enemy Within: Iron Man 158-160, Iron Man Annual 5, Iron Man 161-166
(NEXT PLANNED: back to Essential X-Men Vol. 4, New Mutants Classic Vol.1, and Incredible Hulk – Pardoned)
Sorry, just musing about how comics have changed in the 20 years I’ve been away.
I think all the current “grimdark” “heroes / masss-murderers” and the current major publishing strategy of EVERYTHING being part of some mega-crossover “event” is just crying out to be parodied.
Hence: “Reborn Infinite War of Secret Armageddon Conquest: Z-Week” as the title of a hypothetical “event” for a satire / parody supers RPG. It would have to have rules for how every time the characters think they have accomplished something, there would be a “reboot” and they would be reincarnated into barely-recognizable parodies of their former versions.
Sorry if I have offended anyone, but after all I guess I qualify as a comic book grognard at this point, and by definition that means grumbling. Now get off my lawn 😉
On a more serious note, it says something about the comics publishers when about the only current character reputed to act in a recognizable “old-school” way is Deadpool, who when I left was a villain.
The real world is grim & serious enough; where did all the comic heroes who actually brought a little glimmer of hope for the future go?