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Comics Alliance Presents ‘Here’s The Thing,’ Episode 2: Comics New Readers Should Get Next [Video]


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If our weekly Ask Chris column isn’t enough of definitive comic book (and pro wrestling) opinions for you, good news: ComicsAlliance is proud to present Here’s The Thing, a series of videos where you can join our own extremely opinionated senior writer, Chris Sims, as he sits in his living room under a framed portrait of Destro, drinking a cup of coffee and sharing his opinion on comic books.

This week, he’s helping out new fans by taking two comics often listed as being “great for new readers,” Batman: Year One and Hawkeye, and making connections to tell you where to go next! Sit tight for plenty of great comics recommendations!

Show Notes:

  • CA contributor Benito Cereno’s “For The Uninitiated” posts are a must-read for new fans and old fans alike.

If you like Batman: Year One

  • Matt Wagner’s Batman and the Monster MenAmazon | Comixology
  • Matt Wagner’s Batman and the Mad Monk – Amazon
  • Matt Wagner’s MageAmazon | Comixology
  • Ed Brubaker and Doug Mahnke’s Batman: The Man Who Laughs – Amazon | Comixology
  • Ed Brubaker, Tommy Castillo and Michel Gagne’s “Dead Reckoning” – Comixology
  • Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Gotham CentralAmazon | Comixology
  • Frank Miller and Dave Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born AgainAmazon | Comixology
  • JM DeMatteis and Mike Zeck’s Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last HuntAmazon | Comixology

If you like Hawkeye

  • Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Immortal Iron FistAmazon | Comixology
  • Fred Van Lente, Wellinton Alves and Pere Perez’s Power Man and Iron Fist Amazon | Comixology
  • James Robinson, Tony Harris and Peter Snejbjerg’s StarmanAmazon | Comixology
  • Paul Grist’s Jack StaffAmazon | Comixology (if you get nothing else, get this one)


Tune in next week for an episode all about Jack Kirby and the Cadmus Institute!

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