Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MC2/Spider-Girl (reading order)

In 1998 Tom DeFalco conceived of the "MC2" or Marvel Comics 2 Universe (982) as a possible alternate future of the mainstream Marvel Universe (616) set in the present day as if the superheroes of the 616 had aged and whatnot. Essentially this was a proto-Ultimate continuity.
While I have not yet read many issues I've managed to score nearly all of them in my years of haunting comic cons, bargain bins, used book stores, and the like. Here is what I've been able to put together for reading order on these titles based again solely on release date. I'll get into the wisdom of buying hundreds of comics for series that I have not yet sampled from and may not actually enjoy reading once I do get them. I'm not paying you all for psycho-analysis after all.

What If (Vol 2) #105 - 1st Appearance of Spider-Girl, MC2
Spider-Girl #0
Spider-Girl #1/2

Spider-Girl #1-12
A-Next #1-12 Oct 1998 - Sep 1999
J2 #1-12 Oct 1998 - Sep 1999

Spider-Girl Annual #1 1999

Wild Thing #0 1999
Spider-Girl #13-17
Wild Thing #1-5 Oct 1999
Fantastic Five (Vol 1) #1-5 Oct 1999

Spider-Girl #18-21

Spider-Girl #22-24
The Buzz #1-3 Jul 2000

Spider-Girl #25

Spider-Girl #26-28
DarkDevil #1-3 Nov 2000

Spider-Girl #29-84

Spider-Girl #85-89
Last Hero Standing #1–5 (June 2005)

Spider-Girl #90-97

Spider-Girl #98-100
Last Planet Standing #1–5 (July 2006)

Amazing Spider-Girl #0

Amazing Spider-Girl #1–4
Avengers Next #1–5 (November 2006 – January 2007)

Amazing Spider-Girl #5–7

Amazing Spider-Girl #8-10
Fantastic Five (volume 2) #1–5 (July 2007 – September 2007)

Amazing Spider-Girl #11-17

Amazing Spider-Girl #18-22
American Dream #1–5 (May 2008 – July 2008)

Amazing Spider-Girl #23-30
Amazing Spider-Girl #1–30 (October 2006 – March 2009)

Spectacular Spider-Girl #1–4 (Jul 2010 – Oct 2010)

Web Spider-Man (back-up features) #1-7


Spider-Girl: The End #1-6

I guess that's all I got for now. I'll probably update some as I read through the issues, until then if any of you have suggestions, I'll take them.

Preacher (reading order)

One of the series that I'm looking forward to collecting is the Preacher series. I've heard it can be a bit... off-color, and therefore a bit interesting. As it is, I have not read a single issue that follows - this chronology is based solely on release date.

Preacher #1-19
Preacher Special: Saint of Killers #1-4 Aug-Nov 1996
Preacher #20
Preacher Special: The Story of You Know Who One-shot Dec 1996
Preacher #21-28
Preacher Special: The Good Old Days One-shot Aug 1997
Preacher #29-34
Preacher Special: Cassidy Blood and Whiskey One-shot Feb 1998
Preacher #35
Preacher Special: One Man's War One-shot Mar 1998
Preacher #36-58
Preacher Special: Tall in the Saddle One-shot Feb 2000
Preacher #59-66

Planetary (reading order)

I just recently purchased these and haven't read through them yet, but here is the prospective reading order based solely on release dates. If there are changes that I discover as I read through them, I'll edit them. Otherwise, as always, if you see things that need to be added, changed, removed - let me know!

Gen 13 (Vol 2, 1995, Image) #33 - Preview story
Planetary #1-11
Planetary/The Authority: Ruling the World One-shot
Planetary #12-15
Planetary/JLA: Terra Occulta One-shot
Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth One-shot
Planetary #16-27