Episode #119 – Where to Begin

The world of superheroes can be daunting, especially for newcomers. With superhero movies and shows being as popular as they are now, more than ever new fans are interested in checking out their favorite heroes in their original medium: comic books. But where to start? That’s where we come in!  We’re going over some of the most popular heroes and listing our choices of safe places for new readers to jump on board.


Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)
Clifton (on Twitter)

Produced by Zack Slater

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
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Episode Notes for Jumping into Comics

Moon Knight

Moon Knight # 1 – by Warren Ellis & Declan Shalvey

West Coast Avengers: Lost in Space-Time

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange: The Oath by Bryan K. Vaughn & Marcos Martin

Doctor Strange & Doctor Doom: Triumph & Torment by Roger Stern & Mike Mignola

Doctor Strange: The Way of the Weird by Jason Aaron & Chris Bachelo

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel # 1 by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona

Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers):  The Uncanny X-Men #164: “Binary”

All new-All Different Avengers # 1 by Mark Waid & Adam Kubert


Thor by Jason Aaron.  Starts with The God Butcher – The Goddess of Thunder

Thor by Walt Simonson starting in Thor #337

Loki mini series by Rob Rodi & Esad Ribic

Thor: The Mighty Avenger by Roger Langridge & Chris Samnee


Batman: The Long Halloween / Batman: Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli


Amazing Spider-Man #300 – First Appearance of Venom

Amazing Fantasy #15 – Amazing Spider-Man #13 collected in Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1 & 2

Spider-Verse comic event by Dan Slot & Various

Ultimate Spider-Man by Brain Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley


All Star Superman by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely

Superman in the Sixties by Various

Superman: “Whatever Happened to The Man of Tomorrow?” by Alan Moore and Curt Swan

Action Comics #775: “Whatever Happened to Truth, Justice, and the American Way?” by Joe Kelly & Doug Mahnke

Superman Annual #11 :”For the Man Who Has Everything” by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

DC Comics Presents #85: Superman & Swamp Thing in “The Jungle Line” by Alan Moore & Rick Veitch

Supreme Originally Created by Rob Liefeld. We reccommend the run of the comic starting with Supreme #41 that was by Alan Moore & Various Artists

Stills from Superman: The Animated Series: “Last Son of Krypton”

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four: 1234 by Grant Morrison & Jae Lee

Fantastic Four: The Trial of Galactus by John Byrne 

Fantastic Four: Trial of Reed Richards by John Byrne

Fantastic Four # 48 – 50: “The Coming of Galactus” by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby


Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 by Marv Wolfman & George Perez

Flash: Rebirth by Geoff Johns & Ethan Van Sciver

Flashpoint by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert

Showcase Presents The Flash vol. 1 & 2 by Various

Trial of The Flash

The Flash: Return Of Barry Allen by Mark Waid & Greg LaRocque

DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke

Green Lantern

Green Lantern: Rebirth By Geoff Johns & Ethan Van Sciver

Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn by Jim Owsley, Keith Giffen and Gerard Jones & M.D. Bright

Sinestro Corp. War by Geoff Johns & Various

Tales of the Green Lantern Corp. by Alan Moore Collected in DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore

Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier begins the epic run by Ed Brubaker

Captain America: “Castaway in Dimension Z” by Rick Remender & John Romita Jr.

Captain America: War & Remembrance by Roger Stern & John Byrne

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