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Comics to read if you loved ‘ant-man and the wasp’

Comics to Read If You Loved ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

The diminutive duo hit the big screen in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. If you want to see what all the buzz is about, check out the comics that inspired the movie. (They’re better than that pun!) The Astonishing Ant-Man Scott Lang’s been an Avenger, come back from the dead, led the Fantastic Four. What’s…

The mad titan: a thanos reading guide

The Mad Titan: A Thanos Reading Guide

Has Infinity War got you wanting to read more about the villain Thanos? Do you need to know what happens next? With this reading guide, it’s a *snap*. Jim Starlin’s Thanos-The Early Years Writer/Artist Jim Starlin and writer Mike Friedrich were working on Iron Man. They took the opportunity to set up a cosmic mythology…

All in: where to start reading justice league

All In: Where to Start Reading Justice League

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. Justice League just hit theaters, but where do you start with a 57-year-old franchise? With these books right here… Justice League New 52 In 2011, DC Comics decided to reboot their entire publishing line in an effort to…

Thor ragnarok: comics to read if you’re jazzed about the movie

Thor Ragnarok: Comics to Read If You’re Jazzed About the Movie

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. Ragnarok is upon us. The third Thor movie that is, not the destruction of the entire universe, although I suppose that’s coming. If you’re as jazzed for the movie as I am, you might want to hunker…

Right on target: comics to read if you love ‘arrow’

Right on Target: Comics to Read if You Love ‘Arrow’

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. Arrow is back with its sixth season. If you want to flashback to the comics that inspired the show, look no further. Comics Based on the Show There are several series created as tie-ins to the show….

Speed reading: comics to read if you love the flash

Speed Reading: Comics to Read If You Love the Flash

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. The Flash has returned to TV with his fourth season. If you still can’t get enough Flash, we’ve got you covered. Mark Waid In 1992, a writer named Mark Waid took over the Flash comic and produced…

Supergirl: comics for people who love the show

Supergirl: Comics for People Who Love the Show

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. Supergirl’s back on TV with a whole new set of adventures. If the show has made you want to read, but you’re overwhelmed by all of the options, don’t let confusing continuity and numbering be your kryptonite,…

Here’s what to read before, after, or instead of watching ‘inhumans’

Here’s What to Read Before, After, or Instead of Watching ‘Inhumans’

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. This week, we’ll discuss Marvel and ABC’s newest TV series, Inhumans. The Inhumans are a group of humans that were experimented on by the alien Kree in prehistoric times. When exposed to the substance Terrigen, they undergo…

Gotham: here’s where to start with the comics if you love the series

Gotham: Here’s Where to Start With the Comics if You Love the Series

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. Gotham just came back with season four. And if you’re like young Bruce Wayne, not quite sure how to fully commit to Batman, we’ve got you covered. There are lots of great Batman comics to read. You…

Opening panel: the defenders (classic)

Opening Panel: The Defenders (Classic)

Welcome to Opening Panel, a series where we tell you the best place to start with franchise comics. Netflix and Marvel’s The Defenders has been out for a few weeks now. We’ve got suggestions to read if you loved the show, but you might be thinking “That was great, but what if it was completely different?” Well,…