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anonymous asked:

Hi, can you point me in the direction of some Spider-man titles are really excellent? Also ones that include lots of lovely MJ/Peter romance? I don't know a lot about Marvel, I thought you could help, thank you!

Sure thing, anon! 

Just to clarify, my Spider-man obsession is relatively contained to the 80s-00s stuff before Marvel: Civil War. If you like PeterMJ, I suggest that you don’t read anything past Civil War either, because *spoiler* their marriage gets ripped apart in one of the worst comic arcs of all time. 

Here we go! 

To start yourself off:

  • Ultimate Spider-man series: This is a long series, with about 30 or so story arcs to collect, so I’d recommend skipping around to the ones with the best reviews. But the first arc, Power and Responsibility, is considered one of the best Spider-man comics ever, so definitely pick that up. Given, this series is NOT CANON in the 616 (aka the main Marvel Universe) and centers around a teenaged Peter Parker, whose story reads more like a teen drama on the CW (with lots of angsty romance between Peter and Mary Jane). Nonetheless, it’s easy reading, and really introduces you to a lot of characters in a very palatable format. My favorite arcs are: Power and Responsibility, Legacy, Venom, Cats and Kings, Ultimate Six, Carnage, Hobgobln, Clone Saga, and Death of a Goblin.
  • I’m usually not the type of person to recommend a tv show or movie first, but check out Spider-man: The Animated Series (1990s). It makes so many villain origins very understandable. That way, when you jump into the comic series, you’re a little less lost. I watched this show as a kid all the time, and it really helped me when I was introduced to the comics.

The overarching stuff (aka the comics, which are MOSTLY MODERN, so I’ll probably skip a lot of chronology):

  • Amazing Spider-man #1: Read it just for history’s sake. 
  • Amazing Spider-Man #42: MJ is introduced. 
  • The Night Gwen Stacy Died: I’m not a big fan of vintage comics, because they tend to be a bit ridiculous, but this one is an exception. Reading it will give you footing in the rich nature of Peter and MJ’s relationship during the epilogue. Gwen is not the amazing character tasm made her out to be, so if you’re like me, you won’t be too broken up about it. 
  • Spider-man Parallel Lives: Exploring MJ and Peter’s connection. 
  • The Wedding!: When Peter and MJ finally tie the knot! 
  • Spider-man: Birth of Venom - Whether or not you read the “alien costume” arc before this to get background is up to you. Personally, I think the alien symbiote thing is pretty self-explanatory once you read the wikipedia article on it. But this one has PeterMJ in it, so I’m including it. 
  • Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt - Arguably one of the best Spidey comics (I disagree). But the strength of Peter and MJ’s relationship really shines in this story, as does Peter’s incredible will and character. 
  • Spider-man: Cosmic Adventures - How does Peter Parker deal with godlike abilities on top of his regular powers? Read this to find out! (Yes, and there’s PeterMJ inside). 
  • Spider-man: Maximum Carnage: Just a really famous and well-written storyline that involves a lot of MJ in it. I know I haven’t recommended the Carnage origin, but once again, read a wikipedia article on this villain, and you should be just fine. 
  • (I will only reluctantly say to read the Clone Saga, but it’s such a long event, over many issues, that it may be hard to buy them all, but you can always try. I’m not fitting it into my chronology here, though, if my chronology is even accurate time-wise, which it probably isn’t)

MY FAVORITES (that people probably don’t agree with):

  • SPIDER-MAN: REVENGE OF THE GREEN GOBLIN - my absolute favorite Spider-Man comic, which is a little on the obscure side. It really explores the Spider-man vs Green Goblin dynamic, and Peter’s heroic side. Unfortunately, Mary Jane is believed dead during this point in comic continuity, but by God is this comic great.
  • Spider-Man: Coming Home - I didn’t like Spider-Verse, but I did love Morlun and Ezekiel’s initial introductions in this book. Still no MJ, unfortunately! 
  • Spider-man: the Hunger - Interesting take on Venom. (No Mj)
  • Spider-Man: JMS Collection Vol 2 - Lemme just say that J. Michael Stracynski was actually a great Spider-man writer before he released the garbage that was One More Day, which I will never recommend to anyone. The stories contained in this collection, however, are absolutely fantastic, and Peter and MJ’s reunion is heartwarming. 
  • Spider-Man: Book of Ezekiel -  Continues from Coming Home and the previously mentioned comic, once again dealing with mystical spider-totem stuff, but still good. Also has a great story involving Loki. 
  • Marvel Knights: Spider-man: The art in this series is really gorgeous, and lots of PeterMJ, if that’s what you’re after! 
  • Spider-Man: the Other - This story is weird, but still oddly good. It once again involves all the mystical stuff from the other comics, so here ya go.

Other things to check out with my stamp of approval: 

  • Mary Jane, Mary Jane: Homecoming, and Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane: These are Manga-styled teenage-romance comics centered around, you guessed it, Mary Jane and Peter Parker/Spider-Man. I don’t think these are canon. 
  • Spider-Man: Blue: Famous for characterizing both Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy in depth. In fact, it saves Gwen’s character a bit, and makes MJ even better than she already is. I’m not sure where this fits into chronology. 
  • Spider-man: Big Time: One of the only post-One More Day stories I enjoyed. 
  • Spider-Man: Spider-Island:  The only other post-One More Day Spider-Man comic that I actually enjoyed, in all honesty. It’s got lots of PeterMJ hints. Here’s the catch though – you may have to read Spider-man: Disassembled to understand it fully, and have a wikipedia-induced background in the One More Day continuity. Disassembled is so, so weird, it’s inexplicable. Read it at your own risk. 
  • Spectacular Spider-man TV Series: It’s amazing. End of story. Josh Keaton will probably come to define Spider-man’s voice as you read. 

Phew! That was a lot! Hope I helped! Feel free to skip around this list, especially if you get enough background via online encyclopedias and such. 

Anonymous submitted:

i want to read all about damian comics but, i  don’t know what order i should read the comics in…help plzz 

Sure!

I’m going to try to say comic book title and arc title, because I’m pretty sure they’re all basically on trade now?

  • Damian was introduced in the Batman arc, Batman&Son. Boring story in my opinion, but. It’s his introduction.
  • He was in the Batman arc Batman RIP, but not enough to be significant? So you can probably skip that. 
  • Battle for the Cowl. I’m pretty sure that was a mini-series so no actual title involved beyond that. But that one’s about how Dick got the Batman title and, regardless of the mixed-reactions to characterization, Damian plays a relatively big part. But I say that sparingly. 
  • All of Batman&Robin vol. 1. (Batman Reborn, Batman vs Robin, Batman&Robin Must Die, Dark Knight vs White Knight) Best comic book series you’ll ever read, hands down. It’s weird as shit, emotional, cool art, interesting stories, with minimal, but still present, misses. All about Dick!Bats and Damian!Robin.
  • *The Red Robin arc The Hit List. A lot about Tim and Damian’s relationship. Not bad. Honestly probably the story that made me go starry-eyed and “I must protect this child at all costs.”
  • *There is an arc in Teen Titans about Damian that’s interesting, however I don’t remember what it’s called. But it showcases Damian’s social skills and lack there of, and some more of his relationship with Tim. (Teen Titans 100 also wouldn’t be bad, he’s in that one too.)
  • *Streets of Gotham, at least the first half, and specifically the Leviathan trade. That’s where he meets bestie Colin Wilkes.
  • *Batgirl with Stephanie Brown. There’s a few issues he’s in in that one, however I can’t remember the arc titles or numbers. I think one of them was issue #17, but there’s also more than that.
  • *The mini-series Gates of Gotham. I don’t remember how crucial to the story Damian is, but he’s in it, and there’s lots of Batfam.
  • *Superman/Batman #77. Supergirl and Damian. Flawless.
  • Batman&Robin vol. 2, especially the first arc, Born to Kill. Lots of dad and baby emotions between Bruce and Damian. And follows Damian trying to show how much he cares about his family and his dad and Gotham. Later issues/arcs also cover the fallout from Damian’s death and the subsequent attempt(s) at resurrecting him, and should probably be read post-Batman Inc. (Batman&Robin #18 is a must. You’ll thank me later. Also, around resurrection, look up Robin Rises: Omega, and Robin Rises: Alpha, both are part of the resurrection storyline in this title. The Two-Face arc, while good, has nothing to do with Damian and could be skipped.)
  • As much as I don’t like it, I have to rec Batman Incorporated, both vols 1&2. It’s Damian’s death storyline.
  • Robin: Son of Batman. SO. GOOD. Damian’s long awaited and rightfully deserved solo title.

(* = Don’t have to necessarily be in that order; I’m assuming these all happen around the same time/kind of whenever.)

That’s the big ones, as far as I’m aware. He was in a couple one-off issues or smaller moments (Batman appearances, Nightwing 12 & 17 (I think), Red Hood&The Outlaws 17, Grayson 12, Worlds’ Finest or something, Batwing for like a panel, etc etc.) but I think this covers it, stories, titles and vague timeline?

I’ll try to update this as needed! :3

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The entire 52 issue series is compelling and is critical reading for anyone who is interested in Renee Montoya but if you are just looking for Kate Kane/Batwoman you probably want issue #7, 9, 11 (her first cover), 28, 33 (another cover with Nightwing), 34, 36, 48 and 52. You can see previews to all of these issue on Comixology

Here’s a look at the meeting between Kate and Renee in 52