Comics are hard. Especially the big, expansive ones that have had established canon going on for decades. It’s what’s kept me from going hardcore, all out into certain series.
Until I went to a porch sale and ended up buying 111 comic books. About 70 or so we’re in Ed Brubaker’s line of Captain America, reportedly a great place to start and some of the best writing in the CA canon.
Here’s the rub: Marvel is confusing as shit.
Around the 50th issue of the run, Marvel changes the numbering system. Instead of the continuing the numbering as they had (1-50 and so on) they switch to 600+. Really annoying when you’re trying to sort.
so then I find out that my #1-19 aren’t 1-19 of volume 5 but of volume 6. Greaaaaat. So I’m missing the first 20 or so issues in the run, unbeknownst to me.
Marvel, your labeling sucks.
So now I have officially figured out what I’m missing and I have a good portion of the collection (including the complete Civil War and Death of CA arcs that I had really wanted). Woot! Now that I know how the system works, collecting will be much easier. But let me tell you Marvel, you make it really hard for a novice fan to jump in.
Are there any comic fans out here? What are you into? Share in the comments?
From my shelf to yours,