Trades hardcovers and the oversize books

I have been collecting comics for a while now and Ive notice some of the characters I like or comics i like to read are being collected in Trades Hardcovers and Omnibus books. I have been a bit hesitant to buy omnibus books due to the price but are they actually worth the buy? and would anyone buy them even though they probably bought the other comics in other trades?


Recommend Stories from Favorite Authors

Recently I have been reading some amazing series by some good writers. I have been reading: Venom and Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender, Daredevil by Mark Waid, Green Lantern and Justice League by Geoff Johns, Captain America by Ed Brubaker, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers, and New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis, and Action Comics and Batman and Robin by Grant Morrison.

I like all these series so far and I know they're written some of their own work. So I was wondering, what stories have these huys written that have been good?

I'm not sure if you users are sick of me of writting blogs asking weather what series are good to read or whatever. I write these blogs as I read some comics. Once I find a series that I really like or love(Uncanny X-Force), I like to see if I can find other series that might be similar that I might like. Everyone has their own opnion about these things and its good to see what others thing. I know Mark Waid's Irredeemable and Incorruptible have been recommended. So are their any other good original series or other series they have written?


Dynamite Entertainments, Dark Horse, & Image Comics

I'm not really familair with Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse or Image Comics, I've heard the names and now I'm wondering who they are. I heard some of their characters like Spawn, Red Sonja, Hellboy and Witchblade. I want to know of their titles are good to read. I'm pretty sure I've said this before in my other blogs but I want to expand on some of the books I read aside from DC Comics and Marvel. I'm more familiar with them and it be nice to know some other publishers and their characters. I know I said about Dynamite Entertainment, Dark Horse, and Image Comics but if they're are any other publishers with good titles or characters it be good to know about them as well. If anyone or anybody can list a publisher, title, charcater, etc. that I missed that haven't been listed on this blog or on the relevant links, that be awesome.


Avengers Assemble Your best titles & stories!

Stupid title I know but couldn't resist. With the Avengers movie upon us and the current Avengers vs. X-Men currently going on, I figure it be a good time to post this blog. The Avengers have gone through a lot since they first appeared in the 60's and I want to know a couple things.

  1. Which of their past or current titles have good to read? There is a lot of them and I want to know which ones were worth the time and money. It can be from any current or past ongoing series, limited series or take place in another universe like the Ultimates.
  2. What have been some of their best stories since they made their debut? They had a lot of stories but which ones were the greatest or the best or just good. Everyone has their own opnion on what was the best or good or any postitive varation of the word good. Some of the crossovers they had with other teams like the Thunderbolts or Invaders can be here as well.

I would be good to hear some opnions on this. Everyone has their own idea what's good and what wasn't so it be good to know which ones are worth reading. Mainly it would be good for me who still getting the hang on comics to know whats good to read and for any fans of the movie or movies or shows want to get in to reading comics.

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X-Men Stories

The X-Men have been around for a long time and over the years they had released a number of spin off titles ranging from other X-Men teams to having individual members having their own title such as Wolverine and Cable.

So out all the titles that are either ongoing or cancelled, what are some of the best X-Men stories that have ever been released. The story can be from any of the teams books or from the one individual members that have their own title. Please leave a comment, it be good to hear what are stories that are good or great or any varation of good.


Knightfall & No Man's Land Trades

I recently discovered on Amazon that DC Comics is rereleasing The No Man's Land and Knightfall stories and that they would contain issues that were not in the orignal collected editions. I am wondering are they going to release the collected editions to have all the issues that were involved or not? No Man's Land has or is going to be releasing 3 new collected editions so far. The three have almost every signal issue that is involved. SO will they release a fourth volume containing the remaing issues?

Knightfall had three volumes but didnt have all the issues collected. Next Month they will rerelease Knightfall and Knightquest and later in the year they will releaase Knightsend. I was looking what they might have or will have and notice that they wont have some of the issues that was previously collected.

So I was wondering, is it a typo, like in the War of the Green Lanterns that I found or what? Is it a good idea or a bad idea to collect both the old or new? Or if you had the old editions to buy the new editions?


The New 52 Titles

On August 31, 2011, DC Comics released the first of the New 52 titles. The following month, DC Comics released 51 other titles. Some were good, some were bad and others were ok.

A while ago, DC Comics announced that some titles were going to be canceled after the eighth issue. Six titles will be ending and six new titles will take their place.

Even though there have been 52 titles six more will come out in May. There will be a total of 58 titles including both old & new. So out of all the titles, which ones were good, which ones were bad, which ones were decent, which ones could of need some work, which ones should of been cancelled that aren't being cancelled?

The New 52

  1. Justice League
  2. Justice League International
  3. Aquaman
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. The Flash
  6. Captain Atom
  7. The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men
  8. Green Arrow
  9. The Savage Hawkman
  10. Mister Terrific
  11. Batman
  12. Detective Comics
  13. Batwing
  14. Batman: The Dark Knight
  15. Batman and Robin
  16. Batgirl
  17. Batwoman
  18. Nightwing
  19. Catwoman
  20. Birds of Prey
  21. Red Hood and the Outlaws
  22. Action Comics
  23. Superman
  24. Superboy
  25. Supergirl
  26. Green Lantern
  27. Green Lantern Corps
  28. Green Lantern: New Guardians
  29. Red Lanterns
  30. Teen Titans
  31. Blue Beetle
  32. Legion of Super-Heroes
  33. Legion Lost
  34. Static Shock
  35. Hawk and Dove
  36. All-Star Western
  37. Deathstroke
  38. Suicide Squad
  39. Stormwatch
  40. Grifter
  41. Voodoo
  42. OMAC
  43. Blackhawks
  44. Men of War
  45. Justice League Dark
  46. Swamp Thing
  47. Animal Man
  48. Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
  49. I, Vampire
  50. Resurrection Man
  51. Demon Knights
  52. DC Universe Presents

Second Wave

  1. Batman Incorporated
  2. Earth 2
  3. Worlds' Finest
  4. Dial H
  5. GI Combat
  6. The Ravagers

Hellboy, Spawn, & my reason for asking so many questions lately

Two characters from hell and have some kind of gun that they use as a weapon. I've been looking g into these characters & both of them seem really interesting. I have some questions about the two though. Some questions might be the same.


  1. How good are his comics?
  2. Are the spin-offs worth reading?
  3. What trade is a good place to start reading Hellboy?
  4. Is there any Hellboy ongoing series or are they just mini/limited series?


  1. How good are his comics?
  2. Are the spin-offs worth reading?
  3. I noticed with Spawn, his earlier comics are being collected in Spawn Origins. Is it better to get the trades released back then or the Spawn Origins trades?

I know lately some of my previous blogs or most of them have just been me asking kind of dumb questions like is this series any good or what’s a good recommendations for this genre. I only ask because I want to expand my reading from Superman to Spider-Man. They're great heroes and are famous; it would be nice to read some other comics that feature a darker character like Spawn. These questions might get annoying but I figure I should ask them here and if anyone else has the same questions as I do, they can look here and see whoever comments my blog recommends.


Buy superhero team books because my favorite character is in it?

I like a lot of characters in the comic book industry. Ranging from Superman to Wonder Woman, from Batman to Green Arrow, and from Spider-man to Iron Man. As well as Wolverine to Cable.

There have been a lot of team books ranging from as old as the Justice Society to as recent as Wolverine and the X-Men.

So here is the question: Is it a good idea to buy a title because a character I like makes an appearance in the title or because he's a member of the team?

I hoping to hear some feed back on this, because there are some characters I like such as Wolverine who make an appearance in multiple X-Men books. It sounds like a dumb question to ask but I want to hear or in this case read other people's opinion on the matter.

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