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Old 07-28-2014, 09:59 AM   #1281
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I find it really hard to pick out individual Spider-Man stories. Having said that, the Loeb/Sale mini Spider-Man: Blue is excellent. I dunno what everyone else thinks of it, but Ultimate Spider-Man is easily the best thing Bendis has ever written and definitely a good way to read Pete.

It's way easier to name Batman stories. The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Hush, Knightfall, War Games is big but pretty cool, as is Cataclysm/No Man's Land, Morrison's run is really good when you read it as a whole, the New 52 Batman book has been the best of the relaunch, The Black Mirror and Morrison's Batman and Robin featuring Dick Grayson as Batman, I'm forgetting stuff but you get the idea.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:15 AM   #1282
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Spider-Man Blue is really good. Makes me feel sad for Peter though. Got the same feeling when I read House of M as well.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:22 AM   #1283
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As far as X-Men goes, it's a huge mess but I'll try and make some recommendations.

I love Age of Apocalypse because I'm kind of a sucker for alternate timeline stuff, although the collected editions are kind of all over the place. The New X-Men series by Grant Morrison is pretty good and there are some great arcs in there. I'd recommend House of M for a solid mini-series.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:26 AM   #1284
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X-Men is easy. Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men is the best place for an X-Men virgin to start.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:29 AM   #1285
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I'm just not familiar with it.

How are the other stories in that Loeb/Sale collaboration? Hulk: Grey and Daredevil: Yellow?
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:35 AM   #1286
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You should be. Whedon is the only person that's even come close to writing the X-Men as well as Claremont did.

I haven't read the Hulk one because I really don't care for Hulk, but DD: Yellow is fantastic as well.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:54 AM   #1287
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Claremont is a bit hit and miss for me to be honest. When he's good he's really good but otherwise I'm not amazed by a lot of his stuff. That's kind of the case for Marvel and DC in general though.

I will still check out Whedon's run when I get the chance mind.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:32 AM   #1288
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If we're giving out recommendations, what would people suggest if I wanted to get into Green Lantern? I have a couple of the New 52 New Guardians books, and thought they were neat. What are some of the essential Green Lantern books?
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:38 AM   #1289
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Green Lantern: Rebirth, and then all of Geoff Johns' run, up through the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:40 PM   #1290
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Green Lantern: Rebirth, and then all of Geoff Johns' run, up through the Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night.

Awesome, I'll look into them. Do I need any prior knowledge or does it serve as a good jumping on point?
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #1291
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Well, Rebirth covers Hal Jordan's 'return' after being dead for a while. It's all covered in the book, so you should be okay. I'm guessing you know at least vaguely what happened to Hal though, if you have an interest. Went crazy, killed people, sacrificed self to save the world, had his soul bonded to the Spectre.

I still maintain that the Sinestro Corps War is the best 'event' I've ever read.
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