Marvel's policy of relaunching and renumbering all of its comics roughly once every 12-18 months is great for boosting sales for the first issue of every comic before they sink back down lower than before, but it's a little bit rough for anyone actually attempting to buy and read these things. Ostensibly, Marvel claims these not-a-reboots offer fans a chance to jump onto new series without worrying about decades of continuity. In practice, however, it just ends up with potential new readers staring at six "Volume 1" trade paperbacks, unsure which one they're supposed to read first, and then giving up and buying an Image book.
Well, Marvel has heard your complaints, and they're addressing them, as revealed in the Marvel solicits earlier today. That's right, in April, Marvel will be sending out a reading guide to explain how you're supposed to read all the comics they've released during Marvel NOW!, All-New All-Different Marvel, Marvel NOW! Again, All-New All-Different Marvel NOW, Marvel NOW.1, Marvel Now: This Time It's Nowier, And All-Now Now-Different Marvel NOW 4: The Search For More Money.
And the best part! It's free! Retailers, you'll want to stock up on these to hand out to anyone you see having a panic attack in the Marvel graphic novel section.
ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL READING CHRONOLOGY
Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Want to know the best way to explore today's Marvel Universe and build a library of volumes starring your favorite super heroes? We've got you covered! This Reading Chronology will arm you with all the information you need to navigate your way from the original Marvel NOW! era, through the All-New, All-Different Marvel age, up to right NOW! Our easy-to-follow guides will show you where to read the latest adventures of classic characters, cinematic sensations and today's brightest new stars! We're talking Spider-Man, the Avengers, Wolverine, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, S.H.I.EL.D., Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl and more! Now it's easier than ever to Make Yours Marvel!
32 PGS./All Ages …$0.00 (FREE!)
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You know when it was easy to "make yours Marvel?" When you could look at the numbers on the cover of the comics and know what order they went in. Just sayin'.