Posted by Dan H. | Posted in Comics | Posted on 26-06-2012
It’s another Tuesday and this is another jumping on points from the previous weeks comics. It’s hard to know when it’s a good time to start in on a new comic so to help you out I have listed some jumping on points I have found from personal reads and around the internet. This isn’t an exhaustive list so if you know of something I missed hit me up in the comments and I will add it to the list. Previous weeks lists are also posted at the bottom. If you are looking to add a little flavor this week but don’t want to heavily invest in trades consider picking one of these up.
It has been pretty well established that this run of Daredevil has been new reader friendly from the start. Off the top of my head only #11 and #13 were bad places to start this book. That said I am a little reluctant to recommend #14. Technically speaking this issue stands perfectly well on its own but the problem lies with it being chock full of minor spoilers. If that isn’t a problem then by all means pick this issue up. Daredevil is hands down my favorite comic
right now and I would recommend it to anyone.
This is another one of my personal pulls. I started pulling Nightwing since being impressed with it during Night of the Owls. Unfortunately I have been unable to track down #4 so I haven’t read the past issues of this other than the crossover ones. I basically came at this issue fresh. While issue #10 is the start of a new arc it’s only so-so as far as new reader friendliness goes. There were a couple points I had to turn to the internet to understand what was going on and spoiled a bit of the back issues because of it. I have no problem with that but you may be different.
One issue after the Omega Effect
crossover with Spiderman and Daredevil we have a good starting point for new Punisher readers. After Omega Effect, Punisher is tracking down his Punishette in training, Rachel Cole-Alves, and is doing something he hasn’t done much in this run of Punisher; talk. Heard a lot of good things about Greg Rucka’s
run on Punisher so maybe I’ll check this one out myself.
Avengers vs X-Men #6
This is officially the half way mark for Marvel’s
summer event and Act One writer and artists have tagged out and a fresh new team has tagged in for Act Two. If you had problems with the previous writing and/or artist now may be the time to jump back in. I’m just hoping that this whole event shakes up the Avengers and X-Men books to where a newly returned to comics reader like myself won’t feel completely lost with at least one of these books. Seriously, Colossus is alive AND has Juggernaut’s powers? WTF?!?!