Comics FAQ Part II! Part III will come out sometime mid-next week.
Part I Here. Note on part I: YES I SCREWED UP DDXX Ults is 1610, not 1616. By the time my screw up was pointed out to me, the post had already been reblogged to death, so there was little I could do about it Dx
See? COMICS IZ HARD. Do not be ashamed if you do not know the things, because even total amaze-balls experts (*snort*) like myself screw up xD
LISTEN UP NERDS
so many people ask me where to start, and look at this motherfuckin post it’s so helpful
reblogging this for my own personal reference because I’ve been wanting to get more into things OKAY YAY
I thought TPB stood for *thepirateb@y* but whoops! Trade paperback.
On Amazon, you can usually find in hardcover form for so much cheaper than retail price all of the collected issues of an arc such as Infinity, or Age Of Ultron, or Avengers Vs X-Men and it saves the hassle of trying to figure out the reading order since everything is collected together and in order.
You could also go to the other TPB and look up certain arcs collected into one file or download and they’re usually in order as well. However, you would need a reader for said files since they’re in either a .cbr or a .cbz file.
For Windows, CDisplay is my preferred choice since it goes fullscreen and I dunno, it’s what I primarily use whenever I read on a desktop. Best of all, it’s free.
For Mac, I’ve been trying to find a free .cbr/.cbz reader but haven’t found any.
There’s a list on lifehacker I found that has their five best comic book readers for computer use.
On the iPad, there’s ComicFlow which I’ve used extensively and best part is that it is also free. I don’t know if it’s a bug or something but whenever you read and/or finish a comic, the issue leaves its place and winds up all the way to the bottom of the list. It’s a hassle when you haven’t finished reading it and wondered where it went.
There’s nothing quite like reading a whole collection or series of comic books in one sitting (well, binge watching Netflix is exactly like this) but either way, once you find that arc and superhero or comic book series you like, you won’t be able to stop and neither would you want to.