Oh, so you want to know what comics I read? Well…

Okay, maybe you didn’t care about what comics I read, but I want to tell you. This is mostly because I have been trying to figure out what books I could drop without being too upset about missing, and now you guys get this handy list! If you think something is missing that should clearly be on here because of how good it is, leave me a comment. I didn’t include the miniseries that I’m currently pulling, but if it’s related to any of the characters in the following list, you can assume I am/have been reading it. Also, I’m about two months behind on my reading, so there might be some series on this list that have ended already, and I might be pulling stuff that I don’t even realize. Enough bullshit, here’s the list:

  • Avengers
  • New Avengers
  • Secret Avengers
  • Batman – Detective Comics
  • Batman
  • Batman Incorporated
  • Batman: The Dark Knight
  • Batman and Robin
  • The Boys
  • Brightest Day
  • Captain America
  • Daken – Dark Wolverine
  • Daredevil
  • Deadpool
  • The Flash
  • Green Arrow
  • Green Lantern
  • Green Lantern Corps
  • Hulk
  • The Incredible Hulk(s)
  • Kick Ass 2
  • Vengeance of Moon Knight
  • Power Girl
  • Punisher/Franken-Castle
  • Scarlet
  • Secret Warriors
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Superior
  • Thor
  • Thunderbolts
  • The Walking Dead
  • Wolverine
  • Uncanny X-Force
  • Astonishing X-Men
  • Uncanny X-Men

Well, there you have it. As you can see, there is a lot more Marvel on there than DC. I’ve always felt as though DC had better, more complex characters that you could write story after story about, but that list of characters was short. Conversely, Marvel has a plethora of fun characters, but they tend to be spread out over all of their own series. Hence the fact that there are five Batman titles being pulled, yet Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Captain America all have their own single title being pulled. Granted, Spider-Man and Captain America are on other teams that I pull issues for, but you get what I’m saying. Anyways, as previously mentioned, if you think there’s something I’m really missing out on, let me know! I love giving my money to comic book stores! Which reminds me, another “shout out” to those heroes at Chicago Comics for putting up with holding my books for weeks on end. If you are in or around Chicago, I highly suggest going to that store. Oh, and another comics shop in Chicago I really like is Challengers. This shop is much closer to me, and even though I don’t give them as much money as I give Chicago Comics, they really try to support the sense of community amongst comic book fans, and generally have pretty cool events going on. Which remind me, another thanks to Chicago Comics for hosting an event with James Kakalios, author of “The Physics of Superheroes”. Since there was a blizzard, there were literally three of us there for his discussion of his new book, and only two of those three people weren’t employees. So if you’re doing the math correctly, that means it was myself and one other person he was talking with…and that other person was a friend of mine who I told to come. Even though I didn’t understand a good hour of what he was saying, it was a cool experience with a really intelligent, really nerdy guy. And of course I mean that in the best sense of the word. Here’s some links!

Chicago Comics
Challengers Comics
The Home of James Kakalios on the Web!

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