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Serenity Firefly Reading Order

Serenity/Firefly Reading Order: How to read/watch Joss Whedon’s series?

Meet the most spaced-out crew in the galaxy.

What is Firefly about?

Firefly is an American space Western media franchise created by Joss Whedon. It includes the TV series Firefly, the film Serenity, some novels and multiples comic books.

The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system , and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures.

Hellmouth Reading Order

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: Hellmouth Reading Order: How to read the Buffy/Angel Boom Studios’ event?

As explained in the Buffyverse Comics Reading Order, Dark Horse Comics’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer license expired at the end of 2018, and the license is now in the hands of BOOM! Studios who relaunched the series in 2019 and followed 3 months later with an Angel title. The publisher didn’t lose time and offered the first cross-over event, Hellmouth.

What is the Hellmouth event about?

Written by Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert and illustrated by Eleonora Carlini and Marco Renna, Hellmouth is a miniseries of the crossover event tying into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel comic book series.

As Boom Studios explain to us, Buffy and her Scooby Gang will have to muster all their strength as they deal with an open Hellmouth that threatens the lives of everyone they love in Sunnydale. Meanwhile, Angel, the vampire cursed with a soul, arrives in town to find his redemption by doing whatever it takes to close the Hellmouth… and no human, demon, or Slayer will stand in his way.

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Amulet Books in Order

Amulet Books in Order: How to read Kazu Kibuishi’s graphic novel series?

Two ordinary children are on a life-or-death mission in a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, and a giant robot.

What is Amulet about?

Illustrated and written by Kazu Kibuishi, Amulet is an American graphic novel series. The story follows the adventures of Emily, a young girl who discovers a magical amulet in her great-grandfather’s house.

After their father’s death, Emily and her younger brother Navin move into their great-grandfather’s country house outside a town called Norlen. The children soon find themselves battling for the freedom of a parallel world and face mounting dangers with newfound friends.

The Hulk Reading Order: How to read Bruce Banner’s smashing comic book story?

HULK SMASH!!!

Who is The Hulk?

The Jekyll/Hyde of the Marvel Universe created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Saving the life of Rick Jones during the experimental detonation of a gamma bomb, scientist Bruce Banner was hit by the blast resulting in the absorption of gamma radiation.

Banner didn’t die, but he wasn’t the same. The radiation didn’t kill him, but they changed him. Now, he is two “men” in one body, transforming from the physically weak and emotionally reserved physicist into the powerful green-skinned monster named “the Hulk” when he loses control.

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Y: The Last Man Reading Order

Y The Last Man Reading Order: How to read Brian K Vaughan’s comic book series?

The last human male on Earth. By the Creator of Saga.

What is Y The Last Man about?

Y: The Last Man is a dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra and published under the DC Comics Vertigo imprint. The series centers around the sole surviving male human after the spontaneous, simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth.

Y: The Last Man starts in the summer of 2002, when Earth is struck by a pandemic plague of unknown origin. This plague destroyed every mammal with a Y chromosome, including spermatosa and unborn children. Referred to as “gendercide”, the plague exterminated 48% of the global population, approximately 2.9 billion men. Two male mammals survived: a young man from Brooklyn named Yorick Brown and his pet Capuchin monkey Ampersand.

The Walking Dead Comic Book Reading Order

The Walking Dead Comic Book Reading Order: How to read Robert Kirkman’s series?

Living in the Zombie Apocalypse.

What is The Walking Dead about?

Created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore (for the first 6 issues), then drawn by Charlie Adlard for the remaining of the series, The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic comic book series published by Image Comics.

It focuses on Rick Grimes, a Kentucky deputy who is shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma in a zombie apocalypse that has resulted in a state-wide quarantine. After joining with some other survivors, he gradually takes on the role of leader of a community as it struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.

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.

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.

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.

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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