One of the most common questions I get on this site is “where is a good place to start reading Marvel?” With the publisher deep into the Civil War II event at the moment it’s a pretty valid question to ask. To help answer this question I’ve collated 5 comics that are great places to start reading Marvel in July 2016. Soon you will learn that it’s easy to dive into the Marvel Universe.
I’ve broken it up into two sections:
New series, which includes a brand new Deadpool ongoing series. The other is existing series, comics that have been running for a while but are starting new stories which you can jump on with. This includes an anniversary issue for Silver Surfer as well as a great place to start for Star Wars.
Along with that I’ve added the solicitation text, creator credits, covers and other things to help you take the dive into Marvel comics.
Welcome to the Marvel Universe!
Deadpool & The Mercs For Money
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Iban Coello.
Deadpool is one of the best mercenaries on the planet. He may even be a passable Avenger—jury’s still out. But one thing’s for sure—Deadpool is a terrible team leader. Think we’re lying? Ask the Mercs for Money! Deadpool’s taken on a new high-paying mission to take out radioactive super villains…and his Mercs aren’t nearly as immune to radiation as his healing-factored heinie is. Deadpool veteran Cullen Bunn brings us mo’ mercs, mo’ money and naturally, mo’ problems.
Rating: Parental Advisory
Written by Chuck Wendig. Art by Ario Anindito.
“MATCH GAME” STARTS NOW!
• Hyperion is on a quest to discover what it truly means to be a human, and what it is to be a survivor. But as a lover, he is met with many more unexpected obstacles…especially when the woman he finds himself attracted to is none other than THUNDRA.
• Equal in strength, intelligence and skill…this couple could be the new powerhouse of the Marvel Universe, but not if they knew what was in store for their potential union. What they discover is the key to their attraction.
Star Wars #21
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Jorge Molina.
“The Last Flight of the Harbinger” STARTS NOW!
• Sgt. Kreel is back with an all-new squad of stormtroopers!
• Go inside the minds of an elite group of Imperial soldiers!
• Join incoming artist Jorge Molina for a walk on the dark side!
Silver Surfer #6
Written by Dan Slott. Art by Mike Allred.
SILVER SURFER #200!
Oversized anniversary issue!
• After Norrin Radd’s massive status quo change in the 50th Anniversary issue (no spoilers!), it’s now Dawn Greenwood’s turn. With one simple act of kindness, the Surfer may have forever changed her world.
• What’s going on? Why is San Francisco overrun by monsters? And what wall-crawling, web-spinning guest star is swinging by to help out? (Okay, we’ll tell you that one! It’s Peter Parker, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!)
• All this and tons of cosmic weirdness, surprise super heroes and special stories as we celebrate the 200th SILVER SURFER issue!
X-Men ’92 #5
Written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims. Art by Cory Hamscher.
• An X-TRA special and X-TREME one-off tale featuring the best romance the ’90s can offer!
• Scott Summers and Jean Grey want nothing more than a quiet, romantic getaway.
• But time for “romance” and “quiet” doesn’t exist when you’re an X-Man!
• Something Sinister this way comes for our two lovebirds!!!
What Will You Be Reading?
Trevor Van As
Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.