Agreed. On it being another good one. I use combinations. Usually, I’ll check 3-4 to see if it all jives. If not, I’ll find the one that has the same order as the others, but more issues. Then take that route.
oh yeah i have been using comicbookreading orders a lot. that is what i have been using. but i went to reddit and found someone made a shareable spreadsheet of a Spider-man 616 reading order. it is just easier to use. but i totally understand what you are saying, it isnt hard, but it is a lot of work.
Right, that’s worded better than I put it. Batman Beyond was very hard. That’s only one besides Wildstorm. Only because their main crossover was called The Wild Storm so no matter how I searched it I just kept getting the comics. Finally got both ironed out tho.
Yeah, my biggest thing is, the industry as a whole is intimidating, for people new to comics it seems daunting. this site and community does a good job of answering questions and helping out, but it is hard to know what questions to ask when you are starting out
Best way is to treat it like a DIY project. Just jump right in & get going. More times u go thru it…the easier it gets. Some have multiple directions u can go with em. Those are the rough ones. I always go whichever has the most issues involved in those situations.
I agree, that is where i found myself, but i can imagine that it prevents some people from diving in!
Anyone that may be still on this thread, i started a Batman reading order on a spreadsheet.
Amazing!! We’d love to see it if you’re ready to share. We have a few places we collect recommended reading lists, which you can see here:
@AlexanderKnox has provided their own take on the matter, which you can find here:
Always happy to bring more perspectives on where is Best to start the Bat
That’s cool I am still working on it. But I could have some questions
Ooh! I’m a singular they! How fancy!
(Applejack has determined that I’m actually not a single person, but a hive mind.)
It sounds like you could very well be
I always recommend Mike’s Amazing World of Comics.
It’s a fantastic site that’s been around for a while.
You can hit the ‘newstand’ and browse by publication date or cover date, you can search for characters, creators, or titles.
For DC, he has appearance lists for almost all of DC’s characters up until the late '80s on their bio pages, listed in publication order.
He also has checklists for the events.
I use comicbookreadingorder.com its great! Take you through DC rebirth and older in order. Works great.
I’ve been using Comic book herald. What j am trying to do is put what I am reading into an excel file so anyone can use it.
That would be awesome. Let me know if you do create an excel sheet.
Will do, the problem is I am making as I am reading so it is going to take a while lol
I started working on a monthly release calendar for all the comics before the DCUI launch. I had stalled out as I had hoped that the launch would fix the “select by date range” search option. Sadly, it still appears to be broken at the moment.
Depending on DCUI response, I may dive back into the project at some point. If you want to see what was done prior to DCUI launch, you can find it here:
The Grand DCU Chronological Comics List: Help Requested - General Discussion / Comic Books - DC Community (dcuniverseinfinite.com)
It is only finished up from 1939- 1988 at this point, and only the comics that were on the service before DCUI.
Any updates will be posted in that thread.
that is quite the endeavor! way more ambitious than anything I have done. what i was trying to do was a more modern chronology of Batman. So i start with year one, shortly after that the Long Halloween and so forth. I want it to serve as a thorough shortcut for people getting into Batman and want to know where to start.
Thanks. It is a beast of a project, especially since it’s all manual data entry.
I am surprised that the only other online resources I can find are non-dated reading lists for the pre-crisis era.
Depending on if DCUI gets their tech sorted out I may get back to it.