YOU HAVE COME IN AT THE RIGHT TIME! Hawkeye’s solo title is currently three books in, the third coming out this week! I would say it’s quite close to the movie Clint you’re used to, in terms of sass-levels and smartassery.
If you can’t find the single issues in stores (they’re selling quick!), you can find them here on ComiXology!
More than that, I would recommend picking up Hawkeye: Blindspot, which is now out in a collected trade. It delves a lot into Clint’s backstory and history, while at the same time showing (imo) the most interesting part of him - that he’s a regular joe fighting alongside superhumans.
After that, look into Marvel Now! The re-tooling of the majority of Marvel’s books launched last week, so you’re here just in time to start on brand new books, new story arcs, new creative teams, new everything! I would recommend the new Incredible Hulk series, the new Deadpool series, Uncanny Avengers, and the new Secret Avengers which will feature Coulson, Clint, Natasha, Hulk, and a whole swag of others.
Aside from all of that, I will give you the same advice I give everyone: Find a character you love, and stick to them like glue! You like Hawkeye? Read books about Hawkeye! See him on the cover of something? Pick it up! You might be confused at first, but at least you will know one character. I’m currently doing that with Guardians of the Galaxy, and although it’s confusing at first, Rocket Raccoon is getting me through.
Enjoy! Welcome to the rabbit-hole of comics!
Hay there let me tell you ‘bout my best place.
I love my comic book store.
I love it to pieces. I have never been to a more welcoming, enjoyable, inclusive, fun place in my life. I’ve seen people of every creed, color, gender and sexuality in there. Gorgeous transgender men and women. Gay men. Gay women. Everything in between. A fantastic, devoted following of autistic kids that love to come in and raid the 25c boxes. People that have been reading and collecting for years, and people that come in the day after seeing a comic book movie, and want to learn more.
Those are the people that make me happiest of all. :)
The first comic book store I went to here was terrible. The owner was rude, dismissive, and insulting. I never wanted to go back into another one. But I love this medium, I passionately love the characters, and I wanted more. So I didn’t let one bad experience change my mind. And I found paradise. I’m not kidding when I say my comic store is my second home. When I’m not working there, I’m hanging out there. Hell, I worked there two hours tonight for free when I was supposed to be on a date with my woman, because it makes me so happy.
I don’t like old comics. I don’t really give a shit that Batman Number Etc is worth X amount of dollars. But if someone does, more power to them! And I love to listen to people passionately tell me how much THEY love it. The history. The weight that comes with these characters.
I’ve talked to a handful of people today that made me want to write this post. I know I have a lot of lovely followers that have never picked up a comic book. As someone who buys weekly single issues, and has done for a long time, I certainly don’t judge you for this. I know how intimidating it is. But I implore you - if you love these characters as much as I do, give it a try. If you are close to Asheville NC, drop in and I will personally take you to pick out a book. PERSONALLY. AND I WILL DRAW YOU SOMETHING AND TAKE YOU OUT TO LUNCH AND PAT YOU ON THE HEAD AS WELL!
I just…god. God. The pleasure that I get from comic books is like a drug. The books, the shows, the movies, the toys, the fans, the fandom, EVERYTHING. And if you feel intimidated, please don’t be afraid. I know not everyone is lucky enough to have a store like mine, but they ARE out there! A lovely store where you can scream in unison about awful costumes, shit treatment of women. A store where the owner not only ships the male characters, but THE MALE CUSTOMERS.
Sorry for the sudden unexpected outburst of feels, but sitting in my beloved store, re-ordering single issues (Damn you people love aquaman o.O) on a silent saturday night, surrounded by so much incredible art and stories and HISTORY I just…ugh. I have to share it.
And my inbox is ALWAYS open if you have any questions, any at all. I will help you go through a story panel by panel if I have to! I know it’s intimidating, my darlings, but the payoff is more than you can imagine.
The movies, the books, the characters…comics are my life, and I hope I can inspire people to open their lives to them as well :)
LISTEN UP. I am about to get REAL political on your asses.
The Presidential election is in 41 days. Sneaks up fast, huh? Are you registered to vote? You should definitely be registered to vote. This election might not feel as monumental as the last one, but it is EVERY BIT AS IMPORTANT.
I cannot vote in this election, because I am not an American citizen, and that breaks my heart. BUT YOU CAN, ALL OF MY ELIGIBLE FOLLOWERS! And the first thing you need to do is follow the links above, and register!
AND HERE IS THE REALLY GOOD PART. I want to get the word out. SPREAD IT AROUND TUMBLR. So on midnight Thursday, I am going to randomly pick FIVE PEOPLE who have reblogged this post, and I will draw you something. Up to two people, anyone you want, doing anything you want. You want Hawkeye in hot pants and Black Widow dressed like a penguin? Done. You want Captain America crying because he’s technically dead and can’t vote? FUCKING DONE. I will draw ANY FANDOM, ANY PAIRING, ANY CHARACTERS, ANYTHING. Even shit I don’t like. All you have to do is reblog this post, AND GET THE WORD OUT!
Guys, this is important. In the face of having a lot of rights taken away from us, the one right we are currently assured of is the RIGHT TO VOTE. Don’t trivialize it by throwing it away.
(Okay now I am not telling ANYONE WHO TO VOTE FOR, but c’mon, this IS Tumblr, and I think we all know that we bleed mostly blue around here. Please, people, keep Romney out of the White House. I am not kidding when I say I will be leaving this country if Romney is President. As a homosexual, a woman, and an immigrant, I won’t feel safe here anymore. America has always been my dream, but I will give it up for my safety if I have to.)
I AM DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT THIS. You want a drawing? YOU REBLOG AND YOU REGISTER TO VOTE. And then YOU ACTUALLY VOTE. Vote early! Vote in 41 days! Vote with no shoes on! I don’t care how you do it, JUST DO IT.
For the bros out there in my state, North Carolina, here is how to find out WHERE to vote, when it’s time to do so. For everyone else curious, google ‘Where And When To Vote’ and add the name of your state. Guys I am begging you. I know the system doesn’t always work for us, but this is the one chance we get to direct our own futures.
(And to my Civil War fans, I am WELL AWARE of the irony of Tony Stark holding a sign that says REGISTER….)
New look for Captain America…
Come back, Brubaker. Come back Lark, and Breitweiser. I will sell my body outside of Marvel HQ if you will come back. I will sell my girlfriend’s body. My cats…
Just please, god. Someone put Romita Jr in a very small box, very far underground, very far away…
This year, I will be thankful for every hilarious picture Chris Hemsworth has provided us with over the course of his tenure as Thor.
He’s a gift.
ALL the advice for this girl!
Here is the post I made earlier concerning getting into comics, and being intimidated by the decades of history. I will repeat the most important thing - you’re not going to know everything! You’re NEVER going to know everything! The owner of my local comic store doesn’t know everything! Don’t ever let that stop you from picking up a book - get used to being a little confused, and just jump in head-first! I will always be here to help anyone that needs it, as will marchingjaybird and starkexpos, and comicvine.com is a comic fan’s best friend!
Now, specifically! Avengersssss, my crack. My bread and butter! There are a few recommendations in the earlier post, and I would like to add Avengers Assemble to that. Great book, familiar cast, new story arc starting in November with issue #9! the book is half comics-verse and half movie-verse, so it’s a really great way to dip your feet in the water and see if you like it. Get it at your local comic store, or check out the first six issues on comiXology.com!
Now as for Deadpool, I can recommend two courses of action! First of all, let me make something crystal. I’m not a huge Deadpool fan. When he’s well written, he’s amazing, but the problem with ‘funny’ characters is that they quickly turn into ‘irritating’ characters. So if I am recc’ing something as a non-Deapool fan, you KNOW I must have loved it!
Cable and Deadpool is one of my most favorite series of all time, and was one of the books that I broke into comics through. Deadpool is HILARIOUS in this, made even moreso by pairing him with the very droll and deadpan Cable (Who is basically the son of Scott Summers from the FUUU~TUUUURE and pretty much gets to the point where he thinks that he’s jesus. Yep.). The series is over and gathered up into collected volumes, so it’s an easy book to start on!
And the best thing? This is a long series, so it runs straight through Marvel events such as Civil War, without getting totally involved. You get a good look at the recent history of the Marvel U, without having to smother yourself in a thousand different books. Look for cameos by Cap, Bucky, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and more. You can thank me later for introducing you to Bob, Agent of Hydra.
And now, the second course of action, and here is where it gets REALLY exciting! Deadpool is getting a shiny new book in the upcoming Marvel Now relaunch, written in part by comedian Brian Posehn! I am VERY excited for this book, and hope to get back into Deadpool through it. More than that, it’s going to be a perfect jumping-in point for new readers! That means you!
And here is my last piece of advice. If you have a local comic book store? Make friends. Go. Visit. Introduce yourself to the people working there. I can only help so much, as can the rest of the internet - there is NOTHING like having a solid relationship with your LCS. If you are lucky enough to have a good comic store within driving distance, it will be worth it’s weight in gold. I know it can be intimidating, but you will never regret trying!
Since you are a huge Maria Hill fan(As i am), you should know that she'll be the co-star of the New "Indestructible Hulk" book. Since Banner/Hulk will be working for SHIELD in that ongoing.
Hear that, everyone? I know there are a good few Hulk fans that follow me, and a SLEW of Maria Hill fans. This book is starting very soon, and I for one will be buying it. That’s right, I will be buying a Hulk ongoing, for the first time ever. Mark Waid is one of the absolute best writers out there.
Indestructible Hulk. Hitting shelves in November!
Follow this blog. Like, NOW. You all know me. I can’t get enough of SHIELD. It’s my favorite world-security organisation that employs superheros ever. And that’s saying something.
SO GO FOLLOW. All that bomb Natasha I’ve been reblogging lately? Clint’s BootCanon? That’s where it comes from. Go and get in on the good stuff.
New covers! New creative teams! New looks!
AND THE NEW FF BOOK IS LITERALLY THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. AND I HAVE SEEN MY OWN BONES AND SURGICAL TOOLS STICKING OUT OF MY FUCKING BODY.
I hope you know how much I love you, Tumblr. I feel filthy just saving that image to my computer in order to post it here. I need to take a shower with all of my clothes on.
Scott Lang! The most inoffensively boring Ant-man!
She-Hulk! Wondering why the fuck she can’t get a decent book of her own again!
Medusa! Currently smashing her fist into a mirror and screaming I AM ROYALTY GODDAMNIT I AM BETTER THAN THIS.
And introducing…..miss thing. I can’t even apply proper punctuation. miss thing. For those of us that feel like vomiting, here’s the official word!
‘new character Miss Thing, wearing a suit of armour and described by Fraction as a, “Lohan-esque celebutante blonde’
I TRUSTED YOU. I TRUSTED YOU. GETTING REAL TIRED OF YOUR SHIT, MR FRACTION.
[Insert drawing of Johnny Storm showing up, snapping fingers, and hollering ‘HAY MISS THING’ while She-Hulk and Medusa take turns smashing their heads into the side of the Baxter Building.]
Marvel NOW is rapidly turning into Marvel WHY.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo wow I didn’t realize sales were THAT bad.
Goddamnit this was one of the books I really looked forward to every month. I can’t say I’m surprised that it’s getting canned, but still. Sadface. It broke a lot of the old molds, not just with storytelling, but with format and style as well. Now where am I going to get my monthly dose of Dr Strange being a creepy motherfucker?
The math of how Marvel Movies are going to destroy my life.
Welcome to The S.H.I.E.L.D. Initiative.
‘And there came a day, a day unlike any other… when Earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat… to fight the foes no single superhero could withstand…’
That day came and went, and the world survived. But the threats didn’t end with Loki and the Chitauri; in the wake of true supervillainy came a new breed of criminal. Every new mastermind and aspiring overlord stretched the Avengers thin, and the decision was made to add to the ranks of the earth’s mightiest.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. Initiative began.
(The SHIELD Initiative is a Marvel RP set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and intent on adapting 616 characters to fit into the MCU. We are currently accepting applications for characters, and will be starting the first wave of plots at the start of August. Please contact a mod if you have any questions)
If this is true, I am going to laugh myself stupid.
my tumblr summed up in 7 questions
top 5 fandoms you’ll see:
- Marvel Comics
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (Sexpos is right, it’s a straight up different bag of cats)
- DC Comics (Pre-boot only)
- Doctor Who
- Supernatural (But usually only on a tuesday)
top 3 celebrities you’ll see:
- Scar-Jo. I don’t post a whole hell of a lot of celebs.
top 3 other topics you’ll see:
- Blabbing about art.
- Talking about my awful cats.
- Reblogging shit from my wonderful girl. I’m 100% gaybones for her.
do i make graphics? Nope, but I draw all day erry day.
do i liveblog? No never ever no. Liveblogging is the bane of my existance.
my ask box is: Always open, provided you’re polite. Please don’t demand art unless I’m offering. And I usually only answer a couple of anons before I get paranoid about spamming my dash, so unanon when you can. Also I *LOVE* answering questions about comics, so there’s that.