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TNIAAM Comic Shop, No. 11: Absolute Carnage

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Perhaps you’re reading right now, or perhaps you’re not.

Rack of comic books and toys for sale at a flea market Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

This weekly reading list has never been incredibly important in the big scheme of things, but it feels even less so now given what’s occurred over the last week. So just as is the case when we’re talking about sports here, recommending comic books to read doesn’t mean we’re ignoring what’s really happening in the world. And if you’re staying focused on that instead, by all means, you should.

Either way, here’s issue No. 11 of the TNIAAM Comic Shop: Absolute Carnage.

Almost every 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.

John

Yondu #1 — 2019 (Lonnie Nadler)

Yondu Udonta doesn’t really get enough screen time in the MCU, but you may recognize him from both Guardians of the Galaxy films (the second of which actually focused on his character development a bit more). This mini-series pursues more in the way of character development for him, starting with what should be a familiar situation: being wanted for possessing something he shouldn’t — in this case, the Herald’s Urn. Time travel plays in as well to make the proceedings a little more complicated. It’s a fun run, and a worthwhile dive into a character that rarely gets to play centerstage.

Steve

Spider-Men #1-5 — 2012 (Brian Michael Bendis)

Spider-Men was the first meeting of Peter Parker and Miles Morales, and the first crossover between the Marvel Universe (616) and Ultimate Marvel (1610). It also contains some of the elements of inspiration for the Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse film(s). The five issue mini-series is a solid crossover event between the two characters and features a heavy dose of some Mysterio action which is always enjoyable. Also, Pregler will be happy I went with a Bendis imprint.