Just A Few Modern Classics.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 1 (by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli)
What It's About: In the Marvel Ultimate Universe, Peter Parker is dead. Miles Morales takes over the Spider-mantle in one of the best superhero origin stories ever told.
Why You Should Read It: REMEMBER WHEN DONALD GLOVER WANTED TO BE SPIDER-MAN AND HOW AWESOME THAT WOULD'VE BEEN!?
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Young Avengers: Style>Substance (by Keiron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie)
What It's About: Queer teen superheroes saving the multiverse from the world's worst mother and instagramming the whole thing along the way.
Why You Should Read It: Jamie McKelvie is your new comic book artist crush and every character he draws is your new comic book character crush. Also, Noh-Varr's abs.
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The Joker (by by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo)
What It's About: Heavily influenced by Heath Ledger's Joker performance, this crime-noir comic shows The Joker being released from Arkham Asylum and seeking revenge on former co-horts like The Penguin, Two-Face, and The Riddler.
Why You Should Read It: The Joker has never been more terrifying.
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X-Men: Messiah Complex (by Ed Brubaker, Marc Silvestri, and various other writers and artists)
What It's About: The first new mutant baby is born since M-day. The race is on to find her before Mr. Sinister and nearly every other X-Men villain can find her first. This story sets the stage for a lot of the current X-Men runs.
Why You Should Read It: Lady Deathstrike and X-23 is the fight you didn't know you needed to see. AND IT'S ALL THE X-MEN FIGHTING TOGETHER SO LIKE...
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