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Hey pals! I’m involved in organizing this huge crazy festival taking place in HB this May. It’s not a comic con, it’s way better. Take a second and read on, and lets talk about getting you a table in Artist’s Alley! ............. Coming to Huntington Beach, California, May 17-19, @ncsfestival is shaping up to be the biggest FREE comic arts festival in North America. Hundreds of superstar comics creators are coming in from all over the world and among the guests already confirmed are: DANIEL CLOWES ("Ghost World"), GILBERT & JAIME HERNANDEZ ("Love and Rockets"), PATRICK McDONNELL ("Mutts"), PÉNÉLOPE BAGIEU ("Brazen"), SEAN PHILLIPS & ED BRUBAKER ("Criminal" "Fade Out"), ANN TELNAES (Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist), TOM RICHMOND (MAD Magazine) and many more! There will be major art exhibitions, seminars, cartooning classes and much, much more! NCSFest's Artists Alley will have its own unique twist - we'll be taking our artists outdoors onto Main Street, Huntington Beach for the weekend! Just steps from the iconic pier, Main Street will be closed to traffic as the city celebrates all things comics for the first time. We'll provide each artist with a secure 10x10' Gazebo, table, chairs and power ... all you need to bring is your talent and art! Artists Alley and the Marketplace will be open all day Saturday and Sunday and we anticipate that many, many thousands of people will visit! It's a great way to promote your work and products, meet and greet the public and sell your wares! Participating artists will have access to a nearby hospitality suite and will be invited to the NCSFest Farewell Party on Sunday night. Artists Alley fees are $200 per table for non-NCS members and $100 for NCS members for the entire weekend. APPLY ONLINE AT NCSFEST.COM Email info@ncsfest.com for more details. Please note that we need your reservation by Thursday, January 31, 2019. We will confirm your table allocation in February 2019. theoc orangecounty comics cartoon ghostworld loveandrockets illustration drawingaday ncsfest huntingtonbeach festival: CANDY SHOP PARKING CANDY SHOP SURF MEXICAN FOOD RES CARICA7 CAFE Hey pals! I’m involved in organizing this huge crazy festival taking place in HB this May. It’s not a comic con, it’s way better. Take a second and read on, and lets talk about getting you a table in Artist’s Alley! ............. Coming to Huntington Beach, California, May 17-19, @ncsfestival is shaping up to be the biggest FREE comic arts festival in North America. Hundreds of superstar comics creators are coming in from all over the world and among the guests already confirmed are: DANIEL CLOWES ("Ghost World"), GILBERT & JAIME HERNANDEZ ("Love and Rockets"), PATRICK McDONNELL ("Mutts"), PÉNÉLOPE BAGIEU ("Brazen"), SEAN PHILLIPS & ED BRUBAKER ("Criminal" "Fade Out"), ANN TELNAES (Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist), TOM RICHMOND (MAD Magazine) and many more! There will be major art exhibitions, seminars, cartooning classes and much, much more! NCSFest's Artists Alley will have its own unique twist - we'll be taking our artists outdoors onto Main Street, Huntington Beach for the weekend! Just steps from the iconic pier, Main Street will be closed to traffic as the city celebrates all things comics for the first time. We'll provide each artist with a secure 10x10' Gazebo, table, chairs and power ... all you need to bring is your talent and art! Artists Alley and the Marketplace will be open all day Saturday and Sunday and we anticipate that many, many thousands of people will visit! It's a great way to promote your work and products, meet and greet the public and sell your wares! Participating artists will have access to a nearby hospitality suite and will be invited to the NCSFest Farewell Party on Sunday night. Artists Alley fees are $200 per table for non-NCS members and $100 for NCS members for the entire weekend. APPLY ONLINE AT NCSFEST.COM Email info@ncsfest.com for more details. Please note that we need your reservation by Thursday, January 31, 2019. We will confirm your table allocation in February 2019. theoc orangecounty comics cartoon ghostworld loveandrockets illustration drawingaday ncsfest huntingtonbeach festival

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Evening Gothamites and happy New Comic Book Day! Today I spent some time inside @GeoffreysComics in Torrance, CA (SWIPE to see all my pics!) and got some rad comics including these Batman back issues: Grant Morrison's Batman (Vol 1) 681 from 2008 (beautiful cover by @TheAlexRossArt), the concluding chapter in his arc "Batman R.I.P", Doug Moench's Batman (Vol 1) 516 from March 1995 with cover and interior art by Kelley Jones, this issue being the 2nd in a long "Batman" publication run with the creative team of Moench, Jones and John Beatty, Ed Brubaker and Scott McDaniel's Batman (Vol 1) 584 from December 2000, an issue we discussed today in our session "What's In That Utility Belt: A History of Batman Gadgets" (2 posts back), and the 3 issue arc of Peter Milligan's series "Dark Knight, Dark City" originally published in Batman (Vol 1) 452-454 from August - September of 1990! If you're in the area, check out @GeoffreysComics, they have a great selection of new comics, trades, back issues and collectibles encompassed in a bat-tastic store! Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! ✌🏼💛🦇📚: BATMAN BATMAN BATMAN BAT-MAN: URBAN MYTH OR REALITY? BATMAN DARK DARK rilgh 鬪 USAN AIVE DENSAE @HISTORYOFTHE Evening Gothamites and happy New Comic Book Day! Today I spent some time inside @GeoffreysComics in Torrance, CA (SWIPE to see all my pics!) and got some rad comics including these Batman back issues: Grant Morrison's Batman (Vol 1) 681 from 2008 (beautiful cover by @TheAlexRossArt), the concluding chapter in his arc "Batman R.I.P", Doug Moench's Batman (Vol 1) 516 from March 1995 with cover and interior art by Kelley Jones, this issue being the 2nd in a long "Batman" publication run with the creative team of Moench, Jones and John Beatty, Ed Brubaker and Scott McDaniel's Batman (Vol 1) 584 from December 2000, an issue we discussed today in our session "What's In That Utility Belt: A History of Batman Gadgets" (2 posts back), and the 3 issue arc of Peter Milligan's series "Dark Knight, Dark City" originally published in Batman (Vol 1) 452-454 from August - September of 1990! If you're in the area, check out @GeoffreysComics, they have a great selection of new comics, trades, back issues and collectibles encompassed in a bat-tastic store! Thanks for following and we'll have more History of the Batman soon! ✌🏼💛🦇📚

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"What's In That Utility Belt: A History of Batman Gadgets" - Electromagnets: As we hit the halfway mark in our retrospect discussing 25 of the Batman's most well known and most obscure tools used in his war on crime, we're learning even more that the Dark Knight prepares for not only obstacle but also any threat to someone discovering his secret identity. Besides wearing his famous cowl, writer Ed Brubaker added another piece of tech to the Caped Crusader's gadgets in the tale "The Dark Knight Project", originally published in Batman (Vol 1) 584 from December 2000 (panel presented by Scott McDaniel, Roberta Tewes and Karl Story). When a film crew begins working on their documentary about whether or not Batman is actually real or is an urban legend in Gotham City and they actually catch him on camera, the Dark Knight knows he has to protect his identity. Batman tells them they can't release the footage because he wouldn't be as frightening to the criminals in Gotham if there wasn't mystery around his existence. To assure he remains a myth, Batman pulls out a "powerful electromagnet" that erased all of the footage on the tape, leaving the two film makers to figure out the next subject of their film (which will be Green Lantern). Now this electromagnet is a common tool inside of Batman's utility belt, just making sure he can remain the urban legend of the shadow of the Bat. ✌🏼💙🦇📚: BATMA GOTHAM AND RoRsG BRUBA K E R .MC DANIE I I GUESS YOU STAY A BUT WHAT NAVE CONE IFWE WOULO HAVE REGRETFULLY INFORMEDOABOUT THIS POWERFUL ELECTROMAGNET THAT ACCIDENTALLY ERASED YOUR TAPE CH...NICE MOVE CHOOL FLM SOMETHING ELSE. I GO BACK THROLAH HIS DOOR, BACK TO MY 5o po YOU STILL WANT TO DO THE MOME ABOUT SENTINELE NOT SENTINE GREEN LANTERN OKAY, WELL HOW ABOUT TMOS FOR OUR OPENINO WE RE ON AN AIRPLANE,AND ELECTR MAGNET @HISTORYOFTHEBATMAN "What's In That Utility Belt: A History of Batman Gadgets" - Electromagnets: As we hit the halfway mark in our retrospect discussing 25 of the Batman's most well known and most obscure tools used in his war on crime, we're learning even more that the Dark Knight prepares for not only obstacle but also any threat to someone discovering his secret identity. Besides wearing his famous cowl, writer Ed Brubaker added another piece of tech to the Caped Crusader's gadgets in the tale "The Dark Knight Project", originally published in Batman (Vol 1) 584 from December 2000 (panel presented by Scott McDaniel, Roberta Tewes and Karl Story). When a film crew begins working on their documentary about whether or not Batman is actually real or is an urban legend in Gotham City and they actually catch him on camera, the Dark Knight knows he has to protect his identity. Batman tells them they can't release the footage because he wouldn't be as frightening to the criminals in Gotham if there wasn't mystery around his existence. To assure he remains a myth, Batman pulls out a "powerful electromagnet" that erased all of the footage on the tape, leaving the two film makers to figure out the next subject of their film (which will be Green Lantern). Now this electromagnet is a common tool inside of Batman's utility belt, just making sure he can remain the urban legend of the shadow of the Bat. ✌🏼💙🦇📚

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"The Women of DC Comics: A Retrospect" - Day 25 - Holly Robinson: Created by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, Holly Robinson first appeared in the updated origin story of the Batman, "Batman: Year One". In Batman (Vol 1) 404 (February 1987), Holly, a young prostitute, encounters Bruce Wayne, and he fights both Holly's pimp Stan and one of his other women, Selina Kyle. After this fight in Gotham's East End, Bruce returns home and decides he will take up the Batman mantle. After this appearance, Holly dies by the hands of her mobster husband on his pursuit for rare jewels acquired by Catwoman (Mindy Newell's Action Weekly Comics 611-614, 1988). Ed Brubaker retcons her death in 2002's 'Catwoman' Vol 3; Selina rescues Holly, a young, lesbian woman addicted to drugs, from an abusive life on the streets. Once she overcomes her addiction and becomes clean, she not only becomes a sidekick of sorts to Catwoman but is trained by Catwoman and Wildcat, eventually taking up the new Catwoman once Selina becomes pregnant. Debuting as Catwoman (issue 53), her role as the femme fatale is cut short once she is wrongfully charged for the murder of both Black Mask and a Gotham City Detective (issue 67) and has to run as a fugitive, (issue 69). Holly escaping arrest leads her once again on the streets and right into a women's shelter where she comes across a reformed Harley Quinn (Countdown). Once their adventure of both being roommates and training under head of the shelter, Granny Goodness, comes to an end, Holly is absent until DC Rebirth's Batman series in the arc "Rooftops". Using the name Catherine Ann Turley, the once child prostitute is being trained under Selina Kyle, the current Catwoman, using martial arts for her own protection. Once Holly's orphanage is bombed by a terrorist and almost 200 children perish, Holly finds the bomber and murders him, an act that is covered up by Catwoman but discovered by Batman. However, Holly is able to escape the Bat and leaves the country (Batman (Vol 3) 15, 2017). ✌🏼💛💪🏼: DAY 25 HOLLY ROBINSON alHISTORTOFTIIEBATMAN "The Women of DC Comics: A Retrospect" - Day 25 - Holly Robinson: Created by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, Holly Robinson first appeared in the updated origin story of the Batman, "Batman: Year One". In Batman (Vol 1) 404 (February 1987), Holly, a young prostitute, encounters Bruce Wayne, and he fights both Holly's pimp Stan and one of his other women, Selina Kyle. After this fight in Gotham's East End, Bruce returns home and decides he will take up the Batman mantle. After this appearance, Holly dies by the hands of her mobster husband on his pursuit for rare jewels acquired by Catwoman (Mindy Newell's Action Weekly Comics 611-614, 1988). Ed Brubaker retcons her death in 2002's 'Catwoman' Vol 3; Selina rescues Holly, a young, lesbian woman addicted to drugs, from an abusive life on the streets. Once she overcomes her addiction and becomes clean, she not only becomes a sidekick of sorts to Catwoman but is trained by Catwoman and Wildcat, eventually taking up the new Catwoman once Selina becomes pregnant. Debuting as Catwoman (issue 53), her role as the femme fatale is cut short once she is wrongfully charged for the murder of both Black Mask and a Gotham City Detective (issue 67) and has to run as a fugitive, (issue 69). Holly escaping arrest leads her once again on the streets and right into a women's shelter where she comes across a reformed Harley Quinn (Countdown). Once their adventure of both being roommates and training under head of the shelter, Granny Goodness, comes to an end, Holly is absent until DC Rebirth's Batman series in the arc "Rooftops". Using the name Catherine Ann Turley, the once child prostitute is being trained under Selina Kyle, the current Catwoman, using martial arts for her own protection. Once Holly's orphanage is bombed by a terrorist and almost 200 children perish, Holly finds the bomber and murders him, an act that is covered up by Catwoman but discovered by Batman. However, Holly is able to escape the Bat and leaves the country (Batman (Vol 3) 15, 2017). ✌🏼💛💪🏼
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Comic: Daredevil The Devil, Inside and Out Vol.1 - So I finished the Bendis run and it's the best run I read from him so far people really love to jump on the Bendis hate train and I won't lie and say he doesn't deserve quite a lot of criticism but it's clear that his weakness is writing big events and relaunching the Universe, I question more why Marvel is still giving him Events to write if he is way better if you give him a street level character. Those are where he shines and is one of the best Marvel writers. - I have also went on to read the Ed Brubaker run and it just continues being great. - Follow me on Twitter under @-DivertingTales - marvel ironman Captainamerica hulk civilwar teamironman teamcaptainamerica falcon spiderman antman blackwidow guardiansofthegalaxy doctorstrange warmachine inhumans agentsofshield daredevil jessicajones lukecage ironfist defenders avengers punisher xmen FrankCastle guardiansofthegalaxyvol2: It's sad the MCU killed Ben Urich. The more Daredevil I read the more I love his character and what he could have become in the MCU. @DIVERTING TALES HAR I'M DOING DEE-HAR WHAT YOU PAY ME HAR, FUNNY TO, JONAH. WRITING GUY ABOUT THE NEWS. BUT THAT DOESN'T CHANGE THE FACT THAT YOU'RE NOT COVERING THE NEWS, YOU'RE ON A CRUSADE. Do I LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT? WELL, THAT MUSTACHE ISN'T DOING YOU ANY FAVORS. I'M NOT YOU'RE TRYING TO USE MY PAPER MAKING THE TO CLEAR YOUR UP A SINGLE PICTURES ARE FRIEND'S NAME. THING REAL. THE PEOPLE INTERVIEWED ARE REAL AND SO IS YOUR SLANTED VIEWPOINT. SAYS THE GUY WHO SLAMMED THE AVENGERS FOR LETTING SPIDER MAN JOIN Comic: Daredevil The Devil, Inside and Out Vol.1 - So I finished the Bendis run and it's the best run I read from him so far people really love to jump on the Bendis hate train and I won't lie and say he doesn't deserve quite a lot of criticism but it's clear that his weakness is writing big events and relaunching the Universe, I question more why Marvel is still giving him Events to write if he is way better if you give him a street level character. Those are where he shines and is one of the best Marvel writers. - I have also went on to read the Ed Brubaker run and it just continues being great. - Follow me on Twitter under @-DivertingTales - marvel ironman Captainamerica hulk civilwar teamironman teamcaptainamerica falcon spiderman antman blackwidow guardiansofthegalaxy doctorstrange warmachine inhumans agentsofshield daredevil jessicajones lukecage ironfist defenders avengers punisher xmen FrankCastle guardiansofthegalaxyvol2

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<p><a href="http://yrbff.tumblr.com/post/118318838740/hey-there-friends-people-ask-me-all-the-time" class="tumblr_blog">yrbff</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hey there, friends! People ask me all the time what they should read in the Marvel Universe. I figured this was a question a lot of new comic fans might have, so I’m gonna do my best to put together a little primer. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/609e1ad70d9b459f8fc687a5a20f97fb/tumblr_inline_no18lmXWxI1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li>Book: Er, depends on the context. Can mean a single comic, can also mean the entirety of a title. </li><li>Trade: a collection of several comic books in one volume, like a graphic novel. Trades usually collect 6 books in a single volume, so Black Widow Volume 1: A Finely Tangled Web is Black Widow #1-6. They’re a way to read and own comics after the weekly (or biweekly or monthly or whatever) paper comics are unavailable.<br/></li><li>Event: An event in comics is a major storyline that involves multiple, usually separate, titles. Events are <i>big </i>and have lasting repercussions on the entirety of a comic universe. Examples of events are Civil War and the upcoming Secret Wars/”Battleworld” books.</li><li>Crossover: A crossover in comics is just like a crossover in fanfic; it’s when two separate titles have the same storyline or appear in each other’s books.</li></ul><p>Okay, got that down? Awesome! Here’s some suggestions on what you should read based on your favorite character. Well, er, the six main characters, because this got MAD LONG and I can’t even imagine doing everybody else who’s relevant in Ultron. Jesus.</p><p><b>ANYWAY. If your favorite character is…</b></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/226e0320ac90b7dbba38365b4d9c2e02/tumblr_inline_no18mq3EI11smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you also love Bucky:</b> </i>The Heroic Age will be fun for you, featuring Commander Rogers and Captain Barnes. Try the <i>Avengers </i>run from this era, written by Brian Michael Bendis. The <i>Super Solider </i>run is kinda weird but fun, too, like virtually everything Brubaker wrote. The art in <i>Super Soldier </i>and <i>Secret Avengers </i>during the Heroic Age is significantly better than the art in Brubaker’s previous runs imo.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you want to know why people ship Steve/Tony:</b> </i>friend, read literally any Avengers run where Iron Man and Captain America are on the same team. But if you’re specifically wondering this, it’s time. It’s time for you to read <i>Civil War </i>and cry.</li><li><i><b>You can probably skip:</b> </i>I’m gonna get murdered for this, but Brubaker’s <i>Captain America </i>and <i>Winter Soldier </i>runs are fun to read for understanding the MCU and if you want a more comprehensive understanding of each character’s backstory, and some weird AF arcs like Bucky fighting a bear with pecs in a gulag while shirtless. BUT. The art is so aggressively Jean Claude Van Damme 90s it’s hard to look at (for me). If you hate that style, you’re probably fine Wiki-ing.</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc3deb1f0d67c3c57578094693174566/tumblr_inline_no18n5pqTY1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><b><i>and you just want to read about Natasha: </i></b>As much as I want Black Widow’s title to be written by a woman, honestly, her current run – written by Nathan Edmonson, with art by Phil Noto – is one of my favorites. The art is stunning and it’s chock full of fun cameos. Highly recommend. Two trades are available pretty much anywhere you can buy graphic novels, because she’s so popular.</li><li><i><b>and you want to understand why people ship Nat/Bucky:</b> </i>Welcome to the world of Ed Brubaker’s <i>Winter Soldier, </i>but be aware that the art is (sometimes) the kind of art where even if you can’t see Natasha’s face, you know exactly where both of her nipples are at all times. Also she spends a lot of this run being kind of a fighting fucktoy and advancing Bucky’s character development. Comics historically have not been written with ladies in mind, y’all. And yet there are a lot of good reasons to adore this comic, and there’s a reason it’s a classic.</li><li><strike><i><b>You can probably skip:</b> </i>Literally anything Greg Rucka worked on. Ugh.</strike></li><li><i><b>Update!</b> </i>Someone has informed me that Greg Rucka did not just work on <a href="http://www.gregrucka.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/bwidlspider1.jpg">this </a>pornified nonsense (which admittedly is a different Black Widow, but new fans might not know that) but also worked on a title with Devin Grayson and J.G. Jones that I’ve never read that is apparently amazing. So now I’m gonna read it, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Black-Widow-The-Itsy-Bitsy-Spider/dp/0785158278/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1339381509&amp;sr=1-1">and maybe you’d like to also.</a> (Also, a bunch of you have asked why I don’t like Greg Rucka. I really like Greg Rucka! I just don’t like the shit in that first link.)</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d13dcec72da235f791d9d75d8f368f26/tumblr_inline_no18nq7cgc1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you want to know what all the fuss is about because Renner’s Clint is kinda eh and you don’t really get why people are so into Clint:</b> </i>All the fuss is about Matt Fraction’s <i>Hawkeye</i> run with art by David Aja, which starts with a trade volume called <i>My Life As A Weapon </i>and also is an excellent introduction to Kate Bishop, who is also Hawkeye. People ADORE Clint largely because of Fraction’s run, honestly; there’s some other good Hawkeye stuff, but this one is the best.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you want to see him make some use of himself as an Avenger: </b></i>The <i>Avengers West Coast </i>run that started in the 80′s is pretty fun, tbh. There are two volumes of an omnibus of all West Coast Avengers stuff, and also some trade volumes. Plus you get a bunch of Wanda Maximoff!</li><li><i><b>Bonus:</b></i> If you want something shorter and fun, try <i>Widowmaker. </i>It’s got Clint, Mockingbird, and Black Widow, and the art is pretty. (David Lopez, one of the pencillers, is currently working on Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Captain Marvel title.)</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/97abfeb25b3a1b5aa49a9b9b09fb5d43/tumblr_inline_no18o0jCIy1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you’re into something people have very divided opinions about: </b>Planet Hulk </i>is the kind of thing people love or hate, but it’s been rumored that the movies are going in this direction, so it might be worth checking out.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you wanna see the Hulk destroy some stuff/are really into weird storylines: </b></i>Yo, <i>World War Hulk </i>is a continuation of <i>Planet Hulk </i>and involves the Illuminati. It’s a crossover event as well, so there’s some fun extra X-Men stuff.</li><li><i><b>and you just want to get your Avengers fix: </b>Avengers Assemble </i>is great for anybody who wants the familiarity of the film characters, but in comic form. It’s funny, fun, and you get an intro to some other characters but it doesn’t feel overwhelming.</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f35e2616d6cf04982addc4443ddc9d4/tumblr_inline_no18odGMtz1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you suspect he has a drinking problem: </b></i>You’re right, and the arc where he confronts it is pretty damn good. It’s called <i>Demon in a Bottle </i>and it ran in 1979.</li><li><i><b>and you want to know more about Good Guy Tony:</b> </i>I hate to break it to you, but as Tony is one of my fave characters I can tell you this for sure: Tony Stark is a complicated, fucked up, deeply flawed person; he’s an enormous asshole; he’s selfish and egocentric and narcissistic. But also he has a bunch of Good Guy Tony moments. They are most notable, imo, in the Heroic Age immediately following <i>Civil War, </i>when he beats himself up constantly for being a dick. The <i>Stark Resilient </i>arc, written by Matt Fraction, is super duper good, collected in <i>Invincible Iron Man </i>volumes 5 and 6.</li><li><b><i>and the thing he was trying to do with his suit in IM3 was interesting to you, like what even was that: </i></b>Totally read <i>Extremis. </i>It’s the arc that establishes Iron Man’s modern image.</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/398a2ee8ff717fdeee752a1f14e320de/tumblr_inline_no18oudzex1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>but you also would like to support a book about a female character: </b></i>The current <i>Thor </i>title has lady Thor. Dude-Thor makes several appearances. Also, it’s super good.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you want to read more about Thor’s face-off with Thanos:</b> </i>That you can find in Jurgens’ <i>Thor </i>run, starting in Volume 1 and ending just before the events of <i>Civil War.</i><br/></li><li><b>and you want to know how this character came to be: </b>Read <i>Journey Into Mystery, </i>which started as a horror comic and is just as delightful and pulpy as could be expected.<br/></li></ul><p><b>BONUS!</b></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/90ab546e206e612b8938fb1342b5c49b/tumblr_inline_no18p7h0Kp1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><b><i>and you’re even reading this section: </i> </b>READ <i>HOUSE OF M</i>, IT WILL CHANGE YOU, feel free to Google for context everyone does it</li><li><i><b>and you want to see her as an Avenger: </b></i>Wanda was part of the West Coast Avengers for most of her time as an Avenger; start there. If you’ve already got that down because I also suggested it under Hawkeye, please feel free to read <i>Uncanny Avengers.</i></li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0022d7e43c6fa9672fe59b83d70931cb/tumblr_inline_no18pgXP681smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i>A-Force </i>is an upcoming title that will be written by G. Willow Wilson and Maguerite Bennet with art by Jorge Molina, and will feature an all-female Avengers team.</li><li><i>Captain America and the Mighty Avengers </i>is fun as HECK and has Sam Wilson as Captain America, so go revel in that.</li><li><i>Captain Marvel</i> by Kelly Sue Deconnick; Carol Danvers is a BAMF and there’s a GOTG cameo; several trade volumes are available<br/></li><li><i>Ms. Marvel </i>by G. Willow Wilson; yo I love this comic so much words can’t even do it justice; two trades are available with the third coming 6/23</li><li><i>Young Avengers </i>by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillan; this is for you if you’re constantly asking yourself who Kate Bishop is, or want more teen superheroes in your life; there’s an omnibus available and several trades</li><li><i>She-Hulk </i>by Charles Soule; MY QUEEEEEEN; a few trade volumes are available, and to the best of my knowledge this arc is coming to a close very soon and will be available in total in trades</li></ul><p>That’s it! That’s all I got! Remember that there is absolutely no shame in Googling the characters you like to figure out what you want to read, and wiki-ing the rest. Anybody who tells you that you can’t is a dick. Don’t listen to them!!</p><p>— <a href="http://tmblr.co/mFj7KAq12aSG3q55QLoMO1g">khaleesi</a></p></blockquote>: SO YOU'VE SEEN YOU WANT TO READ SOME DANG COMIGS <p><a href="http://yrbff.tumblr.com/post/118318838740/hey-there-friends-people-ask-me-all-the-time" class="tumblr_blog">yrbff</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hey there, friends! People ask me all the time what they should read in the Marvel Universe. I figured this was a question a lot of new comic fans might have, so I’m gonna do my best to put together a little primer. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/609e1ad70d9b459f8fc687a5a20f97fb/tumblr_inline_no18lmXWxI1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li>Book: Er, depends on the context. Can mean a single comic, can also mean the entirety of a title. </li><li>Trade: a collection of several comic books in one volume, like a graphic novel. Trades usually collect 6 books in a single volume, so Black Widow Volume 1: A Finely Tangled Web is Black Widow #1-6. They’re a way to read and own comics after the weekly (or biweekly or monthly or whatever) paper comics are unavailable.<br/></li><li>Event: An event in comics is a major storyline that involves multiple, usually separate, titles. Events are <i>big </i>and have lasting repercussions on the entirety of a comic universe. Examples of events are Civil War and the upcoming Secret Wars/”Battleworld” books.</li><li>Crossover: A crossover in comics is just like a crossover in fanfic; it’s when two separate titles have the same storyline or appear in each other’s books.</li></ul><p>Okay, got that down? Awesome! Here’s some suggestions on what you should read based on your favorite character. Well, er, the six main characters, because this got MAD LONG and I can’t even imagine doing everybody else who’s relevant in Ultron. Jesus.</p><p><b>ANYWAY. If your favorite character is…</b></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/226e0320ac90b7dbba38365b4d9c2e02/tumblr_inline_no18mq3EI11smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you also love Bucky:</b> </i>The Heroic Age will be fun for you, featuring Commander Rogers and Captain Barnes. Try the <i>Avengers </i>run from this era, written by Brian Michael Bendis. The <i>Super Solider </i>run is kinda weird but fun, too, like virtually everything Brubaker wrote. The art in <i>Super Soldier </i>and <i>Secret Avengers </i>during the Heroic Age is significantly better than the art in Brubaker’s previous runs imo.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you want to know why people ship Steve/Tony:</b> </i>friend, read literally any Avengers run where Iron Man and Captain America are on the same team. But if you’re specifically wondering this, it’s time. It’s time for you to read <i>Civil War </i>and cry.</li><li><i><b>You can probably skip:</b> </i>I’m gonna get murdered for this, but Brubaker’s <i>Captain America </i>and <i>Winter Soldier </i>runs are fun to read for understanding the MCU and if you want a more comprehensive understanding of each character’s backstory, and some weird AF arcs like Bucky fighting a bear with pecs in a gulag while shirtless. BUT. The art is so aggressively Jean Claude Van Damme 90s it’s hard to look at (for me). If you hate that style, you’re probably fine Wiki-ing.</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc3deb1f0d67c3c57578094693174566/tumblr_inline_no18n5pqTY1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><b><i>and you just want to read about Natasha: </i></b>As much as I want Black Widow’s title to be written by a woman, honestly, her current run – written by Nathan Edmonson, with art by Phil Noto – is one of my favorites. The art is stunning and it’s chock full of fun cameos. Highly recommend. Two trades are available pretty much anywhere you can buy graphic novels, because she’s so popular.</li><li><i><b>and you want to understand why people ship Nat/Bucky:</b> </i>Welcome to the world of Ed Brubaker’s <i>Winter Soldier, </i>but be aware that the art is (sometimes) the kind of art where even if you can’t see Natasha’s face, you know exactly where both of her nipples are at all times. Also she spends a lot of this run being kind of a fighting fucktoy and advancing Bucky’s character development. Comics historically have not been written with ladies in mind, y’all. And yet there are a lot of good reasons to adore this comic, and there’s a reason it’s a classic.</li><li><strike><i><b>You can probably skip:</b> </i>Literally anything Greg Rucka worked on. Ugh.</strike></li><li><i><b>Update!</b> </i>Someone has informed me that Greg Rucka did not just work on <a href="http://www.gregrucka.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/bwidlspider1.jpg">this </a>pornified nonsense (which admittedly is a different Black Widow, but new fans might not know that) but also worked on a title with Devin Grayson and J.G. Jones that I’ve never read that is apparently amazing. So now I’m gonna read it, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Black-Widow-The-Itsy-Bitsy-Spider/dp/0785158278/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1339381509&amp;sr=1-1">and maybe you’d like to also.</a> (Also, a bunch of you have asked why I don’t like Greg Rucka. I really like Greg Rucka! I just don’t like the shit in that first link.)</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d13dcec72da235f791d9d75d8f368f26/tumblr_inline_no18nq7cgc1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you want to know what all the fuss is about because Renner’s Clint is kinda eh and you don’t really get why people are so into Clint:</b> </i>All the fuss is about Matt Fraction’s <i>Hawkeye</i> run with art by David Aja, which starts with a trade volume called <i>My Life As A Weapon </i>and also is an excellent introduction to Kate Bishop, who is also Hawkeye. People ADORE Clint largely because of Fraction’s run, honestly; there’s some other good Hawkeye stuff, but this one is the best.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you want to see him make some use of himself as an Avenger: </b></i>The <i>Avengers West Coast </i>run that started in the 80′s is pretty fun, tbh. There are two volumes of an omnibus of all West Coast Avengers stuff, and also some trade volumes. Plus you get a bunch of Wanda Maximoff!</li><li><i><b>Bonus:</b></i> If you want something shorter and fun, try <i>Widowmaker. </i>It’s got Clint, Mockingbird, and Black Widow, and the art is pretty. (David Lopez, one of the pencillers, is currently working on Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Captain Marvel title.)</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/97abfeb25b3a1b5aa49a9b9b09fb5d43/tumblr_inline_no18o0jCIy1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you’re into something people have very divided opinions about: </b>Planet Hulk </i>is the kind of thing people love or hate, but it’s been rumored that the movies are going in this direction, so it might be worth checking out.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you wanna see the Hulk destroy some stuff/are really into weird storylines: </b></i>Yo, <i>World War Hulk </i>is a continuation of <i>Planet Hulk </i>and involves the Illuminati. It’s a crossover event as well, so there’s some fun extra X-Men stuff.</li><li><i><b>and you just want to get your Avengers fix: </b>Avengers Assemble </i>is great for anybody who wants the familiarity of the film characters, but in comic form. It’s funny, fun, and you get an intro to some other characters but it doesn’t feel overwhelming.</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f35e2616d6cf04982addc4443ddc9d4/tumblr_inline_no18odGMtz1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>and you suspect he has a drinking problem: </b></i>You’re right, and the arc where he confronts it is pretty damn good. It’s called <i>Demon in a Bottle </i>and it ran in 1979.</li><li><i><b>and you want to know more about Good Guy Tony:</b> </i>I hate to break it to you, but as Tony is one of my fave characters I can tell you this for sure: Tony Stark is a complicated, fucked up, deeply flawed person; he’s an enormous asshole; he’s selfish and egocentric and narcissistic. But also he has a bunch of Good Guy Tony moments. They are most notable, imo, in the Heroic Age immediately following <i>Civil War, </i>when he beats himself up constantly for being a dick. The <i>Stark Resilient </i>arc, written by Matt Fraction, is super duper good, collected in <i>Invincible Iron Man </i>volumes 5 and 6.</li><li><b><i>and the thing he was trying to do with his suit in IM3 was interesting to you, like what even was that: </i></b>Totally read <i>Extremis. </i>It’s the arc that establishes Iron Man’s modern image.</li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/398a2ee8ff717fdeee752a1f14e320de/tumblr_inline_no18oudzex1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i><b>but you also would like to support a book about a female character: </b></i>The current <i>Thor </i>title has lady Thor. Dude-Thor makes several appearances. Also, it’s super good.<br/></li><li><i><b>and you want to read more about Thor’s face-off with Thanos:</b> </i>That you can find in Jurgens’ <i>Thor </i>run, starting in Volume 1 and ending just before the events of <i>Civil War.</i><br/></li><li><b>and you want to know how this character came to be: </b>Read <i>Journey Into Mystery, </i>which started as a horror comic and is just as delightful and pulpy as could be expected.<br/></li></ul><p><b>BONUS!</b></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/90ab546e206e612b8938fb1342b5c49b/tumblr_inline_no18p7h0Kp1smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><b><i>and you’re even reading this section: </i> </b>READ <i>HOUSE OF M</i>, IT WILL CHANGE YOU, feel free to Google for context everyone does it</li><li><i><b>and you want to see her as an Avenger: </b></i>Wanda was part of the West Coast Avengers for most of her time as an Avenger; start there. If you’ve already got that down because I also suggested it under Hawkeye, please feel free to read <i>Uncanny Avengers.</i></li></ul><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0022d7e43c6fa9672fe59b83d70931cb/tumblr_inline_no18pgXP681smllpg_540.png" data-orig-height="100" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><ul><li><i>A-Force </i>is an upcoming title that will be written by G. Willow Wilson and Maguerite Bennet with art by Jorge Molina, and will feature an all-female Avengers team.</li><li><i>Captain America and the Mighty Avengers </i>is fun as HECK and has Sam Wilson as Captain America, so go revel in that.</li><li><i>Captain Marvel</i> by Kelly Sue Deconnick; Carol Danvers is a BAMF and there’s a GOTG cameo; several trade volumes are available<br/></li><li><i>Ms. Marvel </i>by G. Willow Wilson; yo I love this comic so much words can’t even do it justice; two trades are available with the third coming 6/23</li><li><i>Young Avengers </i>by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillan; this is for you if you’re constantly asking yourself who Kate Bishop is, or want more teen superheroes in your life; there’s an omnibus available and several trades</li><li><i>She-Hulk </i>by Charles Soule; MY QUEEEEEEN; a few trade volumes are available, and to the best of my knowledge this arc is coming to a close very soon and will be available in total in trades</li></ul><p>That’s it! That’s all I got! Remember that there is absolutely no shame in Googling the characters you like to figure out what you want to read, and wiki-ing the rest. Anybody who tells you that you can’t is a dick. Don’t listen to them!!</p><p>— <a href="http://tmblr.co/mFj7KAq12aSG3q55QLoMO1g">khaleesi</a></p></blockquote>
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