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Batman 103: Morrison and Snyder

Right now, it’s a pretty good time to be a Batman fan. The Christopher Nolan movies were easily the three best superhero films ever made, and the comics are providing material for future adaptations with two runs by the most … Continue reading

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Alan Moore 101

There’s an easy measure of the best talent in an art form. How do they dominate Best Of lists? Shigeru Miyamato’s name pops up a lot if you’re looking at a tally of the most acclaimed video games. Charles Dickens … Continue reading

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Batman 102: Introduction to the Dark Knight II

After the essentials, there are several notable mostly self-contained Batman tales well worth hunting down for anyone with an interest in the caped crusader. Son of the Demon An original graphic novel by Mike Barr and Jerry W. Bingham as … Continue reading

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Captain America 101

Captain America may just be Marvel’s Superman, the one iconic hero every superhero universe has a copy of. He’s also the most successful of the Golden Age Marvel heroes, although since Jack Kirby was one of his cocreators, the character … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 101: Where Do You Find the Comics?

There is one problem for new readers looking for a definitive list of good, accessible Spider-Man stories. The same material is available in so many different formats that making sense of it all can be overwhelming for a newcomer. DC … Continue reading

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X-Men 101: Introduction To Mutants

This was an interesting twist on superheroes, exploring what happened when people got amazing powers at birth, and were thrust into a world that feared that hating them. Some became heroes, some became villains and a few just looked out … Continue reading

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Daredevil 102: Modern Man Without Fear

After Miller’s stuff, I’d recommend Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada’s Guardian Angel arc (Daredevil┬áVolume 2 #1-8). It was a good story, and it shook up the franchise. There are two later stories that deal with the aftermath, and are largely … Continue reading

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Daredevil 101: Classic Man Without Fear

Daredevil is different from most Marvel and DC superheroes, in that, for the most part, there is a recommended order to reading his stories. A blind vigilante who functions as a lawyer by a day is a really good concept. … Continue reading

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Superman 103: The Epic Man of Steel

There are several longer Superman stories worth hunting down for someone who has come to like the character enough to read a 40+ issue arc. There are also a few notable creative runs worth reading in their entirety, as well … Continue reading

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Superman 102: Advanced Man of Steel

There are a few notable Superman stories that benefit from an existing familiarity with the characters.┬áSo, this is the stuff to check out when you’ve seen the Superman 101 list. I’m splitting this into two categories. The 102 list is … Continue reading

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