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The Goon Reading Order: How to read Eric Powell comic book series?

  • Fabien 

If you ask Eric Powell, he will probably recommend you to skip some of the early goon books, but I’m here to give you a reading order, so let’s start at the beginning.

What’s The Goon?

The Goon is not a what, he is a who. He is the enforcer for the gangster known as Labrazio. He runs his operation, collecting money and offing deadbeats, and basically being just violent with the help of his best friend, Franky.

In Lonely Street, The Goon and Franky must now deal with zombies raised from the dead by a Zombie Priest and more craziness.

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The Sookie Stackhouse Books in Order: How to read the True Blood series in order?

I was watching the new Midnight, Texas TV show, an NBC adaptation of a Charlaine Harris series and I thought that I’d never finished the Sookie Stackhouse one. That’s when I realized it was much longer than I thought and it seems that a reading order is necessary.

What is the Sookie Stackhouse series?

Also known as The Southern Vampire Mysteries or The True Blood Novels, The Sookie Stackhouse Novels is a series written by Charlaine Harris. It’s about Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress who is also a telepath. She lives in the town of Bon Temps in northwestern Louisiana.

Vampires and other supernatural creatures are a reality in Sookie’s world. In fact, since the invention of synthetic blood (called Tru Blood), vampires came out and live now peacefully with humans for sustenance. One day, Sookie finally meets a vampire, a Civil War veteran named Bill Compton. That’s the beginning of their complicated relationship.

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The Laundry Files Books in Order: How to read Charlie Stross’s series?

  • Fabien 

Charlie Stross just published a new novel set in his successful Laundy Files series. It’s the perfect moment to do a reading order for the series.

What is The Laundry Files series about?

So, The Laundry Files is a series of science fiction spy thrillers written by British writer Charles Stross. The story is about Bob Howard, an I.T. consultant who is now afield agent for the British government agency known as The Laundry.

This organization deals with occult threats (with a Lovecraftian influence) and is set in a world where a computer and mathematical equations are just used for calling up other dimensions.

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Hack/Slash Reading Order: how to read Tim Seeley comic book series?

There’s no need for a Revival Reading Order, but before this comic book series, Tim Seeley wrote Hack/Slash and that one really needs one. So, let’s go.

What’s Hack/Slash?

First things first, an introduction. Hack/Slash is a horror/action comic book created by writer and sometime penciller Tim Seeley and published by Image Comics.

Hack/Slash is about Cassie Hack who is the lone survivor of an attack by a monster or, if you prefer, a slasher. Hunted, she became the hunter and the world with Vlad, her enigmatic partner and friend, Vlad. Together, they hunt down slashers.

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The Vampire Chronicles Books in Order: How to read Anne Rice’s Lestat series?

I’ve read that there will be a TV Show based on Anne Rice’s novels, The Vampire Chronicles series. Since the first Interview with the Vampire adaptation, there are talks about doing more movies and some novels did get bad big-screen versions. Now, we are talking about television, there’s a long way to go before the project become something real. Nevertheless, I thought that it may be the right time to read more than the first book of the series (I never got the courage to do so sooner). So I did some research to build a reading order and this is what I found, if you have some modification to suggest, you are welcome to do so in the commentary section of course. But first…

What are The Vampire Chronicles?

The story of The Vampire Chronicles is about Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman turned into a vampire in the 18th century. Also known as The Brat Prince, Lestast is an antihero at the beginning, but he doesn’t see himself as monstrous as people might have described him.

The series chronicles the adventures of Lestat and other characters he influenced or just met. Some books are mainly about other vampires, but Lestat is the heart of the series.

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Locke and Key Reading Order: How to read Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s series?

Some series doesn’t require a reading order. It’s mostly the case with Locke and Key. I should say that it was mostly the case, because Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez recently produced a prequel story with the promise that there will be more soon.

I decided to start now, because why wait? I’ll update this reading order with each new addition to the series.

What is Locke and Key about?

Locke and Key is a comic book series written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez. The main story is about the Locke family, present day. After the murder of their father, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke move with their mother Nina to the family estate of Keyhouse, located in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. The young Bode soon uncovers The Ghost Door which separates his spirit from his body. With his brother and sister they begin discovering more secrets and the keys that open more than doors. Each key brings a lot of possibilities and problems, but the real danger is outside with those who want the keys for themselves.

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