Welp, we’re still trudging along through various styles of quarantines and social limitations, and weekend No. 3 is upon us for many around the country. There are still no sports — and Syracuse Orange sports are out of the question until football starts (we hope). If this sounds like the plot of Keeley’s post-apocalyptic fiction, it’s not. Yet, anyway.
Despite no actual Syracuse sports news, we’ve been talking plenty about Syracuse sports, but we’re also forced to expand our interest a bit. Since it ends up we have interests beyond Orange athletics, welcome to issue No. 3 of the TNIAAM Comic Shop, Days of Future Past, where every seems exactly the same as the one before it.
Each week, we’ll each be highlighting a worthwhile comic book to read. And for the most part, we’ll be making sure these are all selections you can read on Marvel Unlimited (not a sponsor — but they could be!) or Comixology.
Dark Knights: Metal No. 1 (by Scott Snyder)
I know events are overwhelming, but this story doesn’t need much lead in, other to know that Batman is a stubborn hero who thinks he can fix everything himself. So when he’s confronted with an opposition that knows his every move before he can even think it? It’s absolute chaos. Easily the most bonkers modern event and finds new perspectives on everyone’s favorite Dark Knight. (DC books are not on Marvel Unlimited, obviously, but you can find them on Comixology)
Amazing Spider-Man: No. 17 (by Nick Spencer)
The current run of everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has been quite solid and the storyline that this was the start of, The Hunted, is a return to form for one of the web slinger’s long standing enemies, Kraven, the Hunter. With Humberto Ramos pencils through the run, it’s a great look at the current run of a classic protagonist from Marvel. Who doesn’t like a good Spidey book?
Infinity: No. 4 (by Jonathan Hickman)
First off, read the whole Infinity arc across Avengers, New Avengers and the Infinity books. It’s a fantastic storyline that spans a lot of characters, alien races and basically the entire Marvel Universe, while setting into motion a lot of what happens for the next seven years of stories too. Without too many spoilers, Black Bolt facing off with Thanos is incredible, and his last resort against him alters the entire world permanently. Away from Earth, Captain America also scores a tactical win as well to turn the tide of the Avengers’ conflict with the Builders. There’s plenty borrowed from these books in movies like “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame,” but plenty more still left to adapt to the screen, too.
Have a series you’ve been reading? Have no idea what we’re talking about? Want to just talk about the Marvel movies instead. The comment section’s below.