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Calvin and Hobbes Books in Order

Calvin and Hobbes Books in Order: How to read Bill Watterson’s comic strip?

Reading Calvin and Hobbes is the best way to kill time while we wait for life to shower us with meaning and happiness.

What is Calvin and Hobbes about?

The classic Calvin and Hobbes is a daily American comic strip created by cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995.

It follows the adventures of Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger. A smart child with poor grades in school, Calvin has a creative and philosophical mind, but lack in restraint. He has a rich inner world, and a precious friendship with his tiger. The anthropomorophic tiger is an independant creature with a dim view of human nature. He participates to all Calvin’s activites, even when he knows it’s gonne end in troubles. Calvin’s parents are typical middle-class, his father a patent attorney and his mother a stay-at-home mom. Calvin also interacts with Susie Derkins, a classmate who lives in the same street, Rosalyn, his babysitter, Mrs Wormwood, his teacher and Moe, the school bully.

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Daredevil Reading Order

Daredevil Reading Order: How to read Matt Murdock’s Epic comic book story?

Blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night.

Who is Daredevil, the Man Without Fear ?

Matt Murdock was blinded by a radioactive substance that falled from an out-of-control truck after he pushed a man out of the path of the oncoming vehicle. While he no longer could see, his exposure to the radioactive material heightened his remaining senses beyond normal human ability, and gave him a “radar sense.”

A lawyer by day, Matt took up to a dual life of fighting against the criminal underworld in New York City, as the masked vigilante Daredevil – also known as The Man Without Fear and The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Matt uses his physical abilities and superhuman senses to help people and protect his communities against vilains like the Kingpin or Bullseye.

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Green Lantern by Grant Morrison Reading Order

Green Lantern by Grant Morrison Reading Order: How to read Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s run of Emerald Warrior comics?

Grant Morrison is back on a regular DC Comics series, but not on Batman.

What is Green Lantern by Grant Morrison about?

As part of the DC Rebirth relaunch in 2016, the regular Green Lantern series was canceled and replaced with “Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps” and “Green Lanterns.” After that, Scottish writer Grant Morrison teamed up with British comic book artist Liam Sharp to give as a new king of Green Lantern series with a very European style.

This new series began when one the famous Green Lantern from Earth, the intrepid Hal Jordan, encountered an alien hiding in plain sight. This set off a chain of events that rocks the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations.

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Grant Morrison Batman Reading Order

Grant Morrison Batman Reading Order: How to read the most influencial run in recent Dark Knight history?

The Batman of the ’00s.

What is Grant Morrison’s Batman about?

Well, it’s about The Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, the most famous vigilante of the world, but mostly of Gotham City, the alter ego of Bruce Wayne.

This is an epic saga written by author superstar Grant Morrison from 2006 to 2013, from the main Batman series to Batman Incorporated, from the introduction of Damian Wayne to the death and beyond. This is a must read run.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reading Order: How to read Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s comic book series?

From the great Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen.

What is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen about?

Comic book series co-created by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O’Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was initially presented as a kind “Justice League of Victorian England” but evolved to become something more literate and more … extraordinary.

Taking pieces from great works of literature (science-fiction ones and more), Moore and O’Neill tale a story in which Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man must unite to defeat powerful enemies of England.

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The October Faction Reading Order: How to read the IDW horror comics by Steve Niles?

Now a Netflix series.

What is The October Faction about?

Published by IDW, The October Faction is an horror series written Steve Niles (Kick-Ass, 30 Days of Night) with art by Damien Worm (Dark Souls).

The October Faction tells the adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family, his wife Deloris, and their two children Geoff and Vivian… which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock.

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Batman by Scott Snyder Reading Order: How to read the Dark Knight’s stories from the New 52 to Rebirth and beyond?

The best Batman run of the 2010s and more.

Why Batman by Scott Snyder?

After Grant Morrison famous run on Batman, came the New 52 and Scott Snyder. With stories about The Court of Howls, Batman Eternal, the Dark Nights: Metal event and more, Snyder became one of the major authors of the decade.

Mostly working with artist Greg Capullo and writer James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder gave us one of the best Batman and a lot of great adventures. The impact of his work on the character is important and there are a lot of great stories to read, so here is the guide.

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Absolute Carnage Reading Order: How to read Donny Cates’ Venom event?

There’s a lot of Venom in the Marvel world lately, it’s not surprising that he got his own event.

What is Absolute Carnage about?

After being resurrected by a cult dedicated to the worship of the god Knull and being bonded to the deific primordial Grendel symbiote, the extremely deadly Cletus Kasady started to hunt those who were once bonded to a symbiote. He needs to collect their codices—pieces of symbiotes left in their bodies—in order to realize his dark projects.

Written by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, the Absolute Carnage event put the Marvel Universe in danger. Cletus Kasady makes his grand return to New York and starts collecting more and more codices. Now, Venom and Spider-Man teams up to stop him and are soon joined by all of the heroes of New York City.

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X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Reading Order: How to read the most ambitious X-Men run in a long time?

For a long time, X-Men comics were just a second thought at Marvel Comics. And then, Jonathan Hickman came.

What are the X-Men by Jonathan Hickman about?

A new era begins for the mutants of the Marvel World. With artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva, writer Jonathan Hickman uses past, present and future to build a new kind of X-Story for the Mutantkind.

Charles Xavier has a plan. He makes an offer to the human in order to build a new Mutant nation on Krakoa Island where all the mutants in the world—good or bad—are welcome. Together, they will take their place in the future and nothing will stop them. It’s a new beginning, but humans may not be ready to accept it.

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Anno Dracula Books in Order: How to read Kim Newman’s series?

What if vampires rule the world?

What is Anno Dracula about?

Written by British writer Kim Newman, Anno Dracula is a historical/fantasy series in which vampires are common and increasingly dominant in society.

This alternate history brings Count Dracula from Bram Stoker’s novel in Great Britain where nobody stopped him. The series focused on members of the mysterious Diogenes Club which represents the crown in matters that cannot be made public, and mostly two of its members, vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard. The series also features a lot of fictional figures for the amateur of metafictions.

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