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Old 04-19-17, 06:26 AM   #26
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Re: Marvel Comic Recommendations

I went to the comic store yesterday and found the Spiderman loves Mary Jane book, also a discounted X-Men origins II. I was about to get the Second Coming book but then I noticed it said Revelations so not sure that was the main book. it's hard tring to get compilations because you are not sure which book carries the main storyline and which one the side stories.
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Old 04-19-17, 09:14 AM   #27
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I went to the comic store yesterday and found the Spiderman loves Mary Jane book, also a discounted X-Men origins II. I was about to get the Second Coming book but then I noticed it said Revelations so not sure that was the main book. it's hard tring to get compilations because you are not sure which book carries the main storyline and which one the side stories.
Good call. Marvel especially makes it difficult to tell, and apparently the revelations book is after second coming. I once bought a House of M hardcover that I only discovered after the fact was a bunch of side stories, not the main storyline.

I'm all for supporting the local LCS but if they're not helping to guide you, I highly recommend sites like InStockTrades and Amazon, the latter especially to research which trade holds which issues. Both give significant discounts on collections still available in print.
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Old 05-24-17, 04:00 PM   #28
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So I read that X-Men Origins II book and it has an origin story for Emma Frost. There it shows her being a shy kid with an abusive father, then as a grown up she is a stripper with another abusive figure at her side, Sebastian Shaw. I didn't really like that origin story because it portrays her as very weak all around. Its there a better story of her origin ?
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Old 05-24-17, 05:26 PM   #29
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Karl Bollers did an Emma Frost series that reads more like a young adult geared book (despite the Greg Horn covers) and establishes her in her teen years. I haven't read it in a long time, but that was around the time Marvel was doing more non superhero superhero stuff to appeal to the YA audience (this is also around the time they published Trouble starring teenager Aunt May...)

Emma's changed so much from her original appearance (mainly due to Morrison), and just recently radically changed again, so I'm not sure how those origin stories hold up. I highly recommend if you haven't already, reading Dark Phoenix saga, and the Morrison run, and then the Bendis run if you like her character.
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I read a volume of that YA series and thought it was decent enough to read more but I never got around to it.
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