Ever wanted to know what the next ten Marvel comics I’ll be reading? Probably not, but I decided to post this list to get a rough idea of my To-Buy List in the future.
I know, I should stop making lists, especially with four graphic novel reading challenges that I’ve currently set myself, the Green Lantern one, the Astonishing X-Men one, the Sandman one and the Graphic Novels That I Need to Read in 2013 one. But I’m one of those people who actually like making lists of stuff that I think I’ll be getting in the near future, as I like to have a good idea of what books – or in this case comics, I’ll be picking up soon.
This firstly means that the short-lived Comic Book Haul series is coming to an end. For a few reasons a) I won’t be able to make it to my local comics store every Wednesday anymore b) It’s costing me too much money c) I will be limiting my pull list, after this coming Wednesday, to the following titles: Age of Ultron, Batman, Batman and Robin, Talon and Uncanny X-Men. That’s it. Five comics, three DC and two Marvel. No more Fearless Defenders or Secret Avengers or whatever else I feel like buying. It means I’m also dropping Justice League of America and Nova from my pull list. Not because they’re rubbish comics, it’s because of the reasons mentioned above. I haven’t been following a series that I have hated so far, and I’ve liked all of the single print comic issues that I’ve read. But, with that said though – I’m probably boring you and you’ve probably scrolled through this already, so without further ado – here’s the list of the Ten Marvel Comics that I will make my highest priority to read next. They aren’t numbered, as I’ll probably end up making up my mind depending on what’s available, how much they cost, and what mood I’m in at the time.
Invincible Iron Man Volume 1: “Five Nightmares”
Tony Stark – Iron Man, billionaire industrialist, and director of S.H.I.E.L.D. – faces the most overwhelming challenge of his life. Ezekiel Stane, the son of Tony’s late business rival and archenemy Obadiah, has set his sights, his genius, and his considerable fortune on the task of destroying Tony Stark and Iron Man. What’s worse, he’s got Iron Man tech, and he’s every bit Iron Man’s equal and opposite – except younger, faster, smarter, and immeasurably evil Rising-star writer Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist) and superstar artist Salvador Larroca (Uncanny X-Men) join forces to repulsor-ray your comic books to a cinder.
Hawkeye Vol. 1 – “My Life as a Weapon”
The breakout star of this summer’s blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton – aka the self-made hero Hawkeye – fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to prove himself as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence – before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. You won’t believe what is on The Tape! What is the Vagabond Code? Matt Fraction pens a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe…and the darkest parts of Hawkeye’s mind. Barton and Bishop mean double the Hawkeye and double the trouble…and stealing from the rich never looked so good.
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 – “Dangerous”
A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected – and no, it’s not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can’t even depend on themselves?
The New Avengers Vol. 1 – “Breakout”
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: David Finch | Collects: New Avengers #1-6
In the wake of the systematic destruction of the original Avengers, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Captain America to assemble an all-new team? And following the events of Avengers Disassembled, who could possibly be on this team? How does Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Wolverine sound? Fate has brought them together, and now Captain America wants to make it permanent. Who will take his hand and join the new Avengers? And will they be strong enough to fight the mysterious forces at play around them?
Fantastic Four Vol. 1
Be there as Marvel’s newest exciting creator, Jonathan Hickman, teams up with superstar artist, Dale Eaglesham, to give you the Fantastic Four experience you’ve been waiting for! It’s adventure, it’s family, it’s tough questions in dark times. Ben and Johnny prepare for a trip to Nu-Earth while Val figures out what her dad is up to. See what happens when Reed Richards tries to SOLVE EVERYTHING!
Avengers vs. X-Men
Writers: Various | Art: Various | Collects: Avengers vs. X-Men #0-12
The Avengers and the X-Men – the two most popular super-hero teams in history – go to war! This landmark pop-culture event brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more in the story that changes them forever!
Captain America Vol. 1 “Winter Soldier”
Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible It’s a new beginning as four-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker makes his Marvel debut, joined by white-hot artist Steve Epting. As the new regular creative team, they will take Cap’s life in directions fans will never see coming.
Ultimate Comics Spiderman Vol. 1 “Who Is Miles Morales?”
Who is behind the mask?
X-Force Vol. 1 – “Angels and Demons”
There are lines that the X-Men have sworn never to cross. But after the shocking events of Messiah Complex, Cyclops realizes that some enemies need to be dealt with permanently – and the X-Men can never know about it Enter Wolverine, Warpath, X-23, and Wolfsbane.
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
Writer: Cullen Bunn | Art: Dalibor Talajic | Collects: Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1-4
What if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you? The Merc with a Mouth takes a turn for the twisted in a horror comic like no other!
So, there we go – that’s out of the way. What do you think of the choices that I’ve made? Are any of these titles any good? Would you recommend anything else?