Evening Reading

By Xav de Matos, Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm PST Since playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds for review [Read it here!] and battling heroes and villains in DC Universe Online [Read the Field Report!] I've really been interested in revisiting the comic book franchises these games are connected to.

Other than Walking Dead volumes and reading Y: The Last Man from start to finish again, I haven't paid a lot of attention to the world of comics. When it comes to these super hero/villain franchises, where do I even start?

I mean this in the sense of the last half decade, so there's no need to throw me recommendations to read Batman: Year One. In recent history, what comic books have captured your attention? I did get that free one month of Marvel's digital subscription when I bought my own copy of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Any recommendations?

One important thing: Make sure to read this Chatty thread where we reveal some actual details for something I have affectionately coined NewShackCity.

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  • I saw the movie Trouble the Water in class today:
    http://www.troublethewaterfilm.com/
    It's a documentary film that includes a large amount of footage from a woman who was stuck with her family in New Orleans when the levees broke, and it presents an interesting story from a side that rarely gets heard. I think it was a bit long, but it did get a whole bunch of nominations for best documentary, and I think it provides enough original and fascinating material to deserve it.
    It's not an unbiased account, of course, but at the same time it's no slick and manipulative polemic so I think it has a lot of honesty in what it does, which was appreciated. Take a look, if you're in the mood for an interesting story.