Series, Runs, Trades, and Minis which I've been convinced I must read. Will naturally overlap with Cat-Killers & Wishlist, but serves a different purpose. If you agree/disagree/have something to add, comment below ^_^ No, seriously, INTERACT WITH THIS LIST PLEASE :D. Presented in the order in which I plan to buy them, either due to interest level or affordability (i.e. longer series which I'm more interested in may be lower than one-shots or single trades which are easier to take care of all at once...I may work my way into things lower on the list if they are long, even while buying things higher up). Naturally, priority is another thing I welcome commentary on.


Note: As of April 28, 2013, I've officially stopped reading Marvel Comics. On the off-chance that I ever end that boycott, these are the books/arcs I had intended to read, in the order in which I intended to acquire them.

Note: Not long after, I returned to reading Marvel comics and wrote a blog (which you can find; it's called Game On) in which I explained that decision. Uncertainty still suggests keeping the books up here is a better idea.

Uncanny X-Force - I own the first trade. So everything past that.

^ Removed because it seems Remender has made an ass of himself.

New X-Men - For Yost, X-23 and Cloak & Dagger appearing, and lots of other characters...

^ I'm still trying to determine how to go about reading this; trades are hard-to-find.

Astonishing X-Men Omnibus - Whedon's legendary run is legendary...I assume for a reason.

^ No longer pursuing omnibus, but do need to read this run.

X-Men: Phoenix Endsong/Warsong Ultimate Collection - Red Queen recommended.

X-Factor - Recommended by so many, time and again, and its impending end is lamented.

^ How? Digitally? Omnibuses? This is a very long-running book to try to catch up with.

Deadpool - Gail Simone: #65-#69. Legendary run. Impossible to find.

Agent X - Gail Simone (for the most part). Also legendary. Also impossible to find.

List items

  • Preludes & Knock-Knock Jokes was amazing. I'm preordering the next volume. I will continue to buy this run so long as it is made available.

  • I have never heard a bad word about this book. Probably the first older Batman book I'll buy (having already read TKJ).

  • This was far and away the #1 recommended Superman story that came out in my thread asking what people liked about him. As such, it'll be the first one I buy.

  • The perfect self-contained series, with some characters that I either love or am intrigued by. And I hear it's pretty good, too.

  • A highly recommended Batman story, as well as one which has caught my eye for a variety of reasons. One of few that seems to be considered a definitely worthwhile read.

  • Gail Simone: #56-#108 (give or take a couple). I've heard nothing but good, and Benes was on it a lot, so that never hurts.

  • Another definitive HQ one-shot. The cover's fantastic. The book, however, is nearly impossible to find at a reasonable price.

  • I'm told it's one of the definitive HQ stories by multiple fans. Good enough for me. It is also considered extremely hard to find, which is why it's low on the list.

  • When I added this to my "interested" list, I received enthusiastic support. Based on the scans and at the characters with which I'm already familiar, I expect to love this run.

  • Gail Simone. Hear great things. Sadly, this book is almost impossible to find.

  • Gail Simone. Mentioned in tandem with Secret Six; can someone confirm/deny whether this is worth getting?

  • Another highly recommended Superman story.

  • This will be very expensive, I'm sure. But I get the sense it's worth it. Thoughts?