Jason Bourne Books in Order: How to read Robert Ludlum’s book series in order?

If you didn’t live outside civilization during the last 15 years, you probably have heard of the Jason Bourne movie series with Matt Damon. As usual, we are here to speak about the books, so let’s go…

Who is Jason Bourne?

That’s a good question. When we met Bourne in the 1980 spy fiction thriller by Robert Ludlum, he didn’t know who he was. He suffered from retrograde amnesia and must find out why the CIA wants him dead.

That’s just the beginning for the most famous super spy since James Bond.

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Inspector Rebus Books in Order: How to read Ian Rankin’s series?

U.K. loves his fictional cops. In Scotland, John Rebus is one of the most popular with more than 20 books and 50 stories. And it’s better to read everything in order!

Who is Inspector John Rebus?

Detective Inspector John Rebus was created by the Scottish writer Ian Rankin. He is a cop, working from the St Leonard’s Police Station in Edinburgh. Obviously, He is the main protagonist of a long series of crime mystery books since the end of the ’80s. In the UK, this series is one of the biggest of the genre.

Rebus works with his protege is DS Siobhan Clarke to solve mysteries in Scotland. And that’s mostly all you need to know to start reading. Unlike a lot of series of this kind, it’s rewarding to read it in order because of the recurring elements. You can still read the books how you want, but you’ll really enjoy everything when you know the history of the characters and their world.

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Marvel Runaways Reading Order: How to follow The Runaways in the Marvel Universe?

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There are a lot of new adaptations of comics coming our way in the months to come. One of them is Marvel’s The Runaways. If you don’t know them yet, here is your guide to change that. But first…

Who are the Runaways ?

The Runaways are a group of six teenagers who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization known as “The Pride”. Not cool right? The teens stole weapons and resources from their parents and go on the run. Soon, they learn they themselves inherited their parents’ powers.

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The Mitch Rapp Books in Order: How to read Vince Flynn’s series (including American Assassin)?

With an adaptation of the first American Assassin book coming in a cinema near you very soon, let’s take a look at the book series.

What is The Mitch Rapp/American Assassin Series?

Even if that will probably change after the movie, those books are mostly known as the Mitch Rapp Series. Written by Vince Flynn until his death (Kyle Mills is the author now), those novels are about an undercover CIA counterterrorism agent named Mitch Rapp, as you may have guessed it.

Recommended for mature audiences, the Mitch Rapp Series is about stopping terrorist attacks on the United States. Rapp is willing to take measures that might be considered more extreme than he should. Obviously, he gets results, but his road his paved with a lot of frustrations.

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Outlander Reading Order: How to read Diana Gabaldon’s series behind the Starz show?

Even before the Starz TV series, the Oulander book series was quite popular. Now, it’s even bigger, and there is a lot to read. So, follow the guide.

What is Outlander?

Written by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander is a mix of historical fiction with a healthy touch of romance, adventures, mysteries and, of course, elements of science fiction (you know, time travel!).

The story follows a 20th-century British nurse named Claire Randall. When she inadvertably time travels to 18th-century Scotland, she meets the Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.

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Gwenpool Reading Order: How to read Gwendolyn Poole’s crazy adventures?

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At first, I thought that Gwenpool was Lady Deadpool, but she is not. When I read about her story, I wanted to discover her books immediately, but where to start? Good question, here is the answer! But first…

Who is Gwenpool?

At one point, Marvel had fun with Gwen Stacy on the covers of a certain number of issues, delivering fun reimaginations of the famous Spider-Man character (because Spider-Gwen looks so cool). One of them was on the cover of Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 in June 2015. At that time, Gwenpool was not in any story, but she was already a popular character.

Like Deadpool, Gwenpool is a fourth wall-breaking character. Gwen Poole is a character from ‘the real world’ and knows that she is in a Marvel comic book. She got her own costume and started to use here knowledge to fight crime, believing that her actions are pretty much without any consequences. Of course, she had no training and mostly improvise.

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Where to start reading Captain Marvel?

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As you probably have heard by now, there will be a Captain Marvel movie from Marvel Studios in the near future. For one second when I heard the news about this movie, I thought of Mar-Vell, but turns out that they will go with Miss Marvel herself, Carol Danvers. Why not Monica Rambeau or Phyla-Vell if they wanted a female Cap Marv? Who knows? I’ll come back for a more detailed article about Carol Danvers soon, but I thought it would be a good idea to write about all the previous Captains before.

Who is Captain Marvel?

As I was saying, the first Captain Marvel was Mar-vell, but more people took up the mantle after him – And I’m not talking about the one from DC Comics of course.

At the beginning, the first Captain Marvel was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan in Marvel Super-Heroes #12 (published in December 1967). Captain Mar-Vell of the Kree Imperial Militia was sent to observe Earth and eventually became a friend, and the Kree Empire branded him a traitor.

After him, more people became Captain Marvel. For some, there was not a real connection with the original. Some were from his family. Let see where to start with each one of them.

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Valerian and Laureline Reading Order: How to read this classic French Sci-Fi series?

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After Tintin, I finally come back to some French comics. In my country, and possibly in others, the Valerian and Laureline series is highly influential. It’s not really a surprise that Luc Besson decided to direct an adaptation. If you like the movie or not, the books are certainly better, even if the first ones are not really that good.

Who are Valerian and Laureline?

Written by Pierre Christin and drawn by Jean-Claude Mézières, the Valerian and Laureline series is a Franco-Belgian sci-fi comic book series that takes us to Galaxity, capital of the Terran Galactic Empire in the 28th century.

There, we met Valerian and Laureline who are two agents who protect mankind as they travel the universe through space and time.

Information This article will not be updated anymore. Since we have launched a blog dedicated to comic book reading orders, you can find an up-to-date version of this Valerian and Laureline Reading Order here.

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