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BobT38




Hello all. To those who dont know I have access to a friends vast collection of comics that I am storing for him in my house. I am now looking to start reading a whole new series. He has complete runs of several different titles and I have read alot of them. Now I am thinking of trying Thunderbolts, Fables, or Uncanny X-Men. Keep in mind with TBolts and X-Men(especially this one cuz there is more than 495 or so in the series) and Fables from issue #1 which series do you think i should go with and where is a good place to start TBolts and Xmen without there being more than 100 or so to get caught up on? Thanks for your advice and thoughts on this. Bob


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Baal




I ignored every good thing I heard for years about Fables and didn't read it. After all, universal praise is suspicous, right? Anyway, the first trade was a boredom purchase at Barnes And Noble a few months back and within days I was buying what of the rest I could afford and had added Fables and Jack to my pull list. I don't think you'll regret starting with Fables...


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AndrewMTC




Been consistently awesome since issue one....and it's not about to stop being brilliant anytime soon.

Sadly no contest (nothing against the other choices, of course - they're good too).

> I ignored every good thing I heard for years about Fables and didn't read it. After all, universal praise is suspicous, right? Anyway, the first trade was a boredom purchase at Barnes And Noble a few months back and within days I was buying what of the rest I could afford and had added Fables and Jack to my pull list. I don't think you'll regret starting with Fables...


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Jase





Gonna have to third the recommendation. Fables is a consistently good read that rarely disappoints.

> Been consistently awesome since issue one....and it's not about to stop being brilliant anytime soon.
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> Sadly no contest (nothing against the other choices, of course - they're good too).
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> > I ignored every good thing I heard for years about Fables and didn't read it. After all, universal praise is suspicous, right? Anyway, the first trade was a boredom purchase at Barnes And Noble a few months back and within days I was buying what of the rest I could afford and had added Fables and Jack to my pull list. I don't think you'll regret starting with Fables...
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> Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
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Cornelius




> Gonna have to third the recommendation. Fables is a consistently good read that rarely disappoints.

Recommended again.

Corn
Reading: METAL MEN SHOWCASE vol. 1 (it's the most!) and the THE HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND by Keith Sinclair.
Listening: Coyote Grace, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Husker Du, Comsat Angels, Jane's Addiction and Ray Wall Band (songs about superheroes doing what superheroes do - curious, entertaining novelty indulgence; and they're really good at it.)
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BobT38




Looks like I will be starting my Fables reading this weekend. Thanks for the advice. I am really looking forward to this!! Bob


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mtyoung




> Looks like I will be starting my Fables reading this weekend. Thanks for the advice. I am really looking forward to this!! Bob

Assuming you are going to start with the first tpb...

The first tpb is a mystery story, and it is probably the weakest of all the stories. The writer uses the mystery story so that the readers can be introduced to all the main characters in a short time, and still make it seem like its not forced. The 2nd and 3rd stories is where the book really becomes great. So basically I'm just telling you to stick with the series, and don't judge it by the first story alone.

I didn't start with the first story, but with the one shot The Last Castle. That's probably how I would recommend for anyone to start the series.


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Baal




I'd always reccommend reading things in the order of publication when possible. It aids in the comprehendion of what's going on and doesn't leave you knowing twists and turns ahead of time.


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BobT38




Well my friends collection goes from issue 1 thru latest like 69 or something so ill be able to go in order. Thanks again.


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