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Marvel/DC comics for beginners.


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There are different ways. You may start reading recent graphic novels/series or go to the very beginning.

Personally, I would suggest to start reading Marvel comics from the beginning, i.e. the very first issues by Stan Lee from the 1960s. There are a lot of editions out there collecting the first issues. Stories might look slow paced and drawings outdated but they will show how it all started and they are entertaining. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Avengers and Daredevil are a must.


As per DC Comics, instead, I wouldn't start from the beginning, i.e. from the 1930s (stories look too childish to modern standards), but from the most recent adventures, early 1990s onwards (you may always go back later, if you wish). I would suggest the followings as a starting point:

-Batman: stories related to The death of the second Robin

-Superman: stories related to The death of Superman

-The Flash: stories by Grant Morrison.

-Green Lantern: stories by Geoff Johns

-Wonder Woman: stories by John Byrne.

For a fresh look at the characters of the Golden Age (i.e. DC in the 1930s) I recommend the mini-series The Golden Age by James Robinson.

Just my opinion, obviously. Hope it helps.

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