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Secret Invasion: Runaways / Young Avengers #1-3 covers 

CHARACTERS ON THE COVERS

Issue 1 cover = Hulkling (Teddy Altman), Xavin, Wiccan (Billy Kaplan) and Nico Minoru 

Issue 2 cover = Victor Mancha, Patriot (Elijah Bradley), Karolina Dean and Speed (Tommy Shepherd) 

Issue 3 cover = Chase Stein, Molly Hayes, Klara Plast, Old Lace the dinosaur, Vision II and Hawkeye II (Kate Bishop)

Where to start reading Agent Venom?

Let’s start with his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #654

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #654.1
  • Venom vol.2
  • Spider-Island arc
  • Minimum Carnage arc
  • Secret Avengers vol.1 #23-37
  • Thunderbolts vol. 2 #1-26
  • Superior Spider-Month arc
  • Superior Spider-Man #22-25
  • Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 #2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3 #14-17, 21

*note: this is focused only on flash as agent venom

floppergostic  asked:

Hi! This isn't really Black Widow related, but do you have any recommendations for comics to read for Sharon Carter or Betty Ross? It's easy to find which issues they appear in, less so to figure out which issues are worth reading. Thanks!

I’m a really bad person to ask about the Hulk corner of the Marvel universe, but I do love me some Sharon Carter. (If followers want to leave Betty recs, though, I’d appreciate it.)

There are a few recentish one-shots and continuity light stories that you can jump into with minimal effort for a quick Sharon fix:

  • Captain America and the Secret Avengers #1: This is a Black Widow/Agent 13 team-up by kellysue, so I am basically contractually obligated to rec it.
  • Heroic Age: Age of Heroes #3: Another DeConnick team-up story, this time featuring Sharon, Maria Hill, and Victoria Hand.
  • Secret Avengers v1 #16-21: The Warren Ellis Secret Avengers run is a series of single-issue mission stories with rotating artists. For Sharon, Secret Avengers #18, with David Aja on pencils, is probably the standout.

Satan Claw!!

Now, if you want to read a longer, more involved character arc, the quintessential Sharon, imo, is Mark Waid’s. Sharon was fridged back in the 1970s, but Waid reveals that her death was faked as part of a SHIELD mission. Unfortunately for Sharon, that mission did not go well, and she was left behind in enemy territory for years. When she returns to the book, she is dealing with a wicked case of PTSD and disillusionment with the ideals that led her to join SHIELD in the first place. The Waid Captain America run was somewhat infamously interrupted by a terrible Liefeld reboot, you can skip that.

  • Captain America v1 #444-454
  • Do not read v2
  • Captain America v3 #1-23

Then there’s the Brubaker run, which features Sharon as a major player but also puts her through some awful paces. This series has some good moments for Sharon (I think the Civil War spotlight issue, #22, is pretty strong if you can squint around the brainwashing) but also some pretty terrible lows. It is, however, the major Sharon arc of the past 10 years or so. You can skip the worst of the grimdark stuff by reading from Reborn forward. (Reborn has a lot of cool Sharon moments, even if it does involve time bullets.)

  • Captain America v5 #1-50
  • Captain America #600
  • Captain America: Reborn #1-6
  • Who Will Wield the Shield #1
  • Captain America #602-619
  • Captain America v6 #1-19

I think after this you should be pretty well set to read any Sharon appearances that catch your eye, like the old Silver Age stuff, whatever it is Remender did, the first fifteen issues of Secret Avengers, &c &c.  I hope this is helpful!


Panel from Secret Avengers #18.

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Secret Avengers (2014) Issue #13
Secret Avengers Vol 3 Issue #10
Avengers Vol 5 Issue #12
The Mighty Avengers Vol 1, Issue #30
Thunderbolts #52
Hawkeye, Vol 2 Issue #3
Secret Avengers (2014) Issue #1
New Avengers Annual, #3
Amazing Spider-Man, Vol 1, Issue #673
Hawkeye, Issue 3 

For our fourth day of our all-Avengers week, our always hapless and often shirtless favorite archer of them all, good old Hawkeye. Tell him to “keep your shirt on” and he’d probably whip it off in spite, we give a big hawkblocked salute to all the shirtless situations he’s gotten himself into over the years.