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– by Jace Milam

In this episode we discuss;

The Comic Source Podcast

Episode 400

A Beginner’s Guide to Comics

 

  1. Secret Origins
    1. Manny
    2. Nick
    3. Andrew
    4. Jace
  2. Trivia
    1. Manny – Batman
    2. Nick – Captain America
    3. Andrew – Venom
    4. Jace – Superman
  3. A beginners guide to collecting and reading comics
    1. Goals
      1. Why are you collecting?
        1. Read the stories
        2. Art
        3. Invest
        4. Topical collection
    2. Format
      1. Monthlies
      2. Trades or Graphic Novels
      3. Digital
      4. Subscription
    3. Recommendations
      1. Batman
        1. Manny
          1. Batman: Death of the Family New 52 13-17 + Tie Ins
            1. Writer – Scott Snyder, Artist – Greg Capullo
        2. Nick
          1. Batman: The Long Halloween
            1. Writer – Jeph Loeb, Artist – Tim Sale, Colors – Gregory Wright
        3. Andrew
          1. Batman: The Court of Owls
            1. Writer: Scott Snyder- Pencils: Greg Capullo- Ink: Jonathan Glapion
        4. Jace
          1. Hush, Batman #608-619 (Year One)
            1. Writer Jeph Loeb, Penciler – Jim Lee, Inker – Scott Williams, Colorist – Alex Sinclair
      2. Spider-Man
        1. Manny
          1. Superior Spider-Man 1-33
            1. Writer – Dan Slott, Artist – Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos, giuseppe Camuncoli
        2. Nick
          1. Spider-Man/Deadpool #9-10, #13-14, #17-18 – “Itsy Bitsy”
            1. Writer – Joe Kelly, Artist – Ed McGuinness
        3. Andrew
          1. Carnage USA
            1. Writer- Zeb Wells, Artist- Clayton Crain
        4. Jace  
          1. Ultimate Spider-Man #1-111 (McFarlane Era #298-328)
            1. Writer – Brian Michael Bendis, Penciler – Mark Bagley, Inker – Art Thibert, Colorists – Various
      3. Superman
        1. Manny
          1. Rebirth: Superman/Action Comics
            1. Writers – Dan Jurgens, Peter J Tomasi & Patrick Gleason, Artists – Various
        2. Nick
          1. New 52: Action Comics #1 – 2
            1. Writer – Grant Morrison, Penciler – Rags Morales, Inker – Rick Bryant, Colorist – Brad Anderson
        3. Andrew
          1. All Star Superman
            1. Writer- Grant Morrison, Penciler- Frank Quitely, Inks/Colors- Jamie Grant
        4. Jace
          1. Man of Steel (Triangle Era, All-Star Superman)
            1. Writer – John Byrne, Penciler – John Byrne, Inker – Dick Giordano, Colorist – Tom Ziuko
      4. Captain America
        1. Manny
          1. N/A
        2. Nick
          1. Winter Soldier: Ultimate Collection, Captain America # 1-9, #11-14
            1. Writer – Ed Brubaker, Artists – Steve Epting, Michael Lark, John Paul Leon & Tom Palmer, Mike Perkins – Colors – Frank D’Armata
        3. Andrew
          1. Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z
            1. Writer: Rick Remender, Artist: John Romita Jr.
        4. Jace
          1. The Mark Gruenwald Era #(304-306) 307- 443
            1. Writer – Mark Gruenwald, Artists – Paul Neary, Mike Zeck, Ron Lim
      5. Justice League
        1. Manny
          1. Justice League: Darkseid War New 52 Issues 40-50
        2. Nick
          1. Justice League Dark: Into The Dark, #1-6
            1. Writer – Peter Milligan, Artist – Mikel Janin, Colorist – Ulises Arreola
        3. Andrew
          1. N/A
        1. Jace
          1. The New Frontier (The Nail, JLA, JLI)
            1. Writer/Artist – Darwyn Cooke

 

      1. Avengers
        1. Manny
          1. Avengers (Current Run)
            1. Writer – Jason Aaron, Artist – Ed McGuinness
        2. Nick
          1. The Ultimates #1-#13
            1. Writer – Mark Millar, Penciler – Bryan Hitch, Inkers – Andrew Currie and Paul Neary, Colorist – Paul Mounts
        3. Andrew
          1. Avengers Academy: Second Semester
            1. Author: Christos Gage, Artists: Sean Chen, Tom Raney, Tom Grummett, Karl Moline
        4. Jace
          1. Avengers Assemble (Korvac Saga, Avengers Forever)
            1. Writer – Kurt Busiek, Artist – George Perez
      2. Independent
        1. Manny
          1. Postal
            1. Writer – Bryan Edward Hill, Artist – Isaac Goodheart
        2. Nick
          1. Hellblazer: Issues # 1 “Hunger” & #2 “Feast of Friends”
            1. Writer – Jamie Delano, Artist – John Ridgway, Colors – Lovern Kindzierski
        3. Andrew
          1. A.D. After Death
            1. Writer Scott Snyder, Art: Jeff Lemire
          2. Lil Depressed Boy Volume 1: She is Staggering
            1. Author: S. Steven Struble, Artist- Sina Grace
        4. Jace
          1. Irredeemable (Clone, Harbinger)
            1. Writer – Mark Waid, Artist – Peter Krause
      3. Wild Card
        1. Manny
          1. Archer & Armstrong
            1. Writer – Fred Van Lente & Various. Artist – Clayton Henry & Various
        2. Nick
          1. Vision #1-#12
            1. Writer – Tom King, Artist – Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Colorist – Jordie Bellaire
        3. Andrew
          1. Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench (New 52)
            1. Author: Geoff Johns, Pencils: Ivan Reis
          2. Supergirl – Red Daughter of Krypton
            1. Author: Tony Bedard, Charles Soule
        1. Jace
          1. Invincible, (Think Tank, Mister MIracle, Green Lantern, Morning Glories)
            1. Writer – Robert Kirkman, Artist – Ryan Ottley