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 Post subject: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 7:38 pm 
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I spend a lot of time on Reddit. Especially on /r/marvel. But it drives me crazy when people ask for suggestions or advice about getting started and they are told not to start at FF #1. The reasons range from "it's crazy" to "it'll take too long" to "that's impossible". There's even a bot that gives people suggestions that flat tells you not to try and read everything.

I think that attitude sucks. I think it especially sucks when people specifically ask about starting from the beginning and get shut down.

So, I've started a small crusade against the idea that starting from the beginning is not a valid option. I try to suggest it as much as possible. I try to encourage people to go for it. I don't sugar coat it, but I try to talk about the good parts.

Just wanted to get that off my chest. If you happen to see me on there and like what I said maybe consider saying hi so I know maybe I'm not the only one. Or maybe I am the only one...

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 7:45 pm 
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Well, there are several thousand people who have marked FF #1 as read here on the site that seem to agree with you.

I usually say, start with FF #1. You can read everything from there or, if you are looking for something a bit more manageble, just go through and hit the highlights, origins, and major events until you reach 2000 or so. What makes marvel unique is it's unbroken continuity. sure it gets screwy sometimes, but there's 50+ years of stuff that is still important.

I mean, the gwen stacy arc is as important in today's comics as it was in the 70s. Still comes up ALL the time. The death of the original Captain Marvel still comes up. Jan & Pyms rocky relationship from their marriage still comes up. Secret Wars (the original) still gets mentioned. There are so many events that, when reading modern comics, I see references too, the idea that you should ignore everything that happened from the 60s to 2000s is crazy.

Sure, not everyone is cut out for reading all the connected comics published over the last 50 years, but they should read the important parts.

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 7:53 pm 
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Well sure, YOU of all people agree with me, haha. Thanks for enabling us and including us in your quest :D

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 8:19 pm 
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Is your Reddit name the same as here?

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 9:04 pm 
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Close enough. I'm "iamtooawesome" on there.

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
PostPosted: November 11th, 2017, 11:13 pm 
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I agree with the whole "starting from the beginning" campaign you are running. I was so afraid of jumping into modern Marvel, but after reading about 15 years of Marvel and the entire Ultimate order, I am pretty confident when it comes to jumping into modern Marvel. I have a solid understanding of all the characters and I pick up on things from the 60s and 70s in modern Marvel because I read it. I have a lot of uh huh! moments.

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
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I'm not defending not starting from FF#1 , but you have to understand that a LOT of modern Marvel readers cherry pick what they want to read and don't come close to reading everything that comes out each month, and tend to complain about all the connectivity at times, especially when it comes to Events... I don't agree with these people, but they are usually the ones that argue against starting at FF #1 (1963)...

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
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Anyone skipping anything written by Jim Starlin is a fool!

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 Post subject: Re: So, I'm sort of on a personal crusade
PostPosted: November 12th, 2017, 6:23 am 
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fragsel wrote:
Anyone skipping anything written by Jim Starlin is a fool!


Magus's amazing afro makes this true all by itself.

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