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Your Top 5 Marvel Stories?

Postby GeorgeChalfant » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:34 am UTC

Let’s say that someone is relatively new to the genre, what would you recommend? These are some of my suggestions:

Earth's Mightiest Heroes (#1-8, 2006) and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes II (#1-8, 2007). Set during the first few years of the original 60's series, these two miniseries do a great job of making sense of some of the often baffling character motivations of the time, believably explaining why certain characters either sought out or were granted membership in the first place.

Astonishing X-Men Omnibus (2009) collects Whedon and Cassaday's classic 2004-2008 run (issues 1-24). It's a pretty good place to start reading X-men, and just a really solid run in itself. I could probably do a top 10 just for X-men, but if I were to recommend just one it would be this one.

Black Panther: The Client is a really good story, and if you like that, Black Panther: Enemy of the State is pretty good too..

Peter David's Madrox (2004) Marvel Knights miniseries was really, really good, if you can find that. It came out just before his 2006 X-Factor series started, so it sort of sets up that (and if you're interested it's also collected in the X-Factor By Peter David: The Complete Collection #1 - Volume 1, along with the first 12 issues of that series), but it stands pretty well on it's own too.

She-Hulk: Single Green Female (2004) is a pretty fun read and the beginning of a great run for She-Hulk. If you're looking for some more light-hearted superhero fare, this is a good place to look.

The Cage (2002) Max series was really good. It's not in continuity, in fact it's not even really a superhero comic, but it's definitely the series that made me first like Luke Cage.

I guess that's maybe more than 5, but I'd recommend all of these quite highly, depending on what you're looking for..


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Re: Your Top 5 Marvel Stories?

Postby Joeldi » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:19 am UTC

I haven't read a huge amount of comics, especially any in Marvel continuity, but Runaways leaps to mind as being particularly good and relatively stand alone.
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