Welcome to the first installment of the Marvel Watch List, a brand new feature that will spotlight five stories we believe helped define our universe and characters, as well as our place in the comic book community.
Whether you are a long time fan interested in adding essential books to your collection, or a new reader looking for a great place to start, the Marvel Watch List is designed to be your guide. So pause your viral video, grab a pen and paper, and see what Marvel stories are out there that you need to pick up.
And be sure to check us out next week, when we will be back with five more stories that are too good to be missed!
SQUADRON SUPREME TPB
: Mark Gruenwald
: John Buscema, Bob Hall, Paul Ryan, Paul Neary
Before Watchmen, before Kingdom COme, before The Authority, there was SQUADRON SUPREME, a deconstructionist view of the super hero paradigm in a real world setting. Published before such stories became commonplace, it set the standard for post-modernist super hero fiction and influenced a generation of creators.
MARVELS Premiere HC
: Kurt Busiek
: Alex Ross
Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of Marvels.
SPIDER-MAN: KRAVEN'S LAST HUNT TPB
: J.M. DeMatteis
: Mick Zeck
Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Mike Zeck craft the ultimate tale of revenge in this groundbreaking and legendary collection! Kraven the Hunter has stalked and killed every animal known to man. But there is one beast that has eluded him. One quarry that has mocked him at every turn: the wall-crawling web-slinger known as Spider-Man. And to prove that he is the hero's master, Kraven will pull on Spider-Man's costume, becoming his adversary...after he shoots and buries the Wallcrawler six feet under!
DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN Premiere HC
: Frank Miller
: David Muzzucchelli
"And I—I have shown him… that a man without hope is a man without fear." The definitive Daredevil tale! Karen Page, Matt Murdock's former lover, has traded away the Man Without Fear's secret identity for a drug fix. Now, Daredevil must find strength as the Kingpin of Crime wastes no time taking him down as low as a human can get.
PUNISHER MAX v1 HC
MAX v1 HC
: Garth Ennis
: Lewis Larosa, Leandro Fernandez
This deluxe hardcover collects PUNISHER MAX VOL. 1: IN THE BEGINNING and PUNISHER MAX VOL. 2: KITCHEN IRISH, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras! In IN THE BEGINNING, Frank Castle's old associate Microchip is back, and he's after the Punisher. But first, he's got an offer for Frank that he'd better not refuse. Get ready for blazing bullets, bloodbaths and bold beginnings! In KITCHEN IRISH, Frank Castle embarks on a deadly mission that pits him against two rival gangs when a bomb explodes in a Hell's Kitchen pub. One thing is certain: The Punisher
won't be pulling his punches!
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