ByFatimétou Khlil, writer at

I’ve been a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that I started thinking about reading the source material. I think I was mainly hesitant because I didn’t really know where to start. Marvel Comics have been around since before I was born basically, and every time I started looking into them, I felt confused by the many collected editions, issues, volumes, etc.

So now that I've figured it out, I’m making this list for all of you out there who have been wanting to start reading comics without being sure where to begin. Some of these books are the ones I started reading to immerse myself in the world of comics, and some others are just too good not to share.


Hawkeye by Fraction and Aja

The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world.

Get it: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3

Hawkeye vs Deadpool by Duggan and Lolli

Trick or treat! It's Halloween in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one thing -- disaster is right around the corner! Why are the bad guys dressed as good guys? And will Deadpool and Hawkeye kill each other before they figure it out?

Get it: Collected Edition

Daredevil (1998 - 2011) by Bendis and Maleev

During a character-defining run, Brian Michael Bendis crafted a pulp-fiction narrative that exploited DD's rich tapestry of characters and psychodrama, and resolved them in a nuanced, modern approach. Witness the Kingpin's downfall and see how a down-on-his-luck FBI agent can change Matt's life forever.

Get it: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3

Daredevil (2011 - 2014) by Waid and Rivera

Matt Murdock is back and hoping to resuscitate his law practice, he takes on a police-brutality case, but someone is trying to silence the victim. Then, Klaw, master of sound, makes his deadly return! And the blind literally lead the blind as a visually impaired client targeted for assassination holds the key to a global conspiracy.

Get it: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6, Vol 7

Daredevil (2014 - Present) by Waid and Samnee

Marvel's fearless hero begins his most awe-inspiring adventure yet in sunny San Francisco! Daredevil has headed west, and now protects the Golden City's streets from evil - both as a costumed hero and as blind lawyer Matt Murdock! But big changes are in store for Matt , as old haunts and familiar faces rise to give the devil his due.”

Get it: Vol 1, Vol 2, Issue 11, Issue 12, Issue 13, Issue 14

Immortal Iron Fist by Brubaker, Fraction and Aja

Many years ago, in the mystical city of Kun' Lun, young Danny Rand stared at a suit behind glass -- the garb of the "Immortal Iron Fist" -- and knew that he was destined to wear it. But where did this costume come from? Why did it wait for Danny all those years like a shadow of his future? This history-spanning kung-fu epic will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist!

Get it: Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5

Black Widow by Edmondson and Noto

You've seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin - in ways of which those teams just wouldn't approve. The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia, but from its cold streets, the Hand of God reaches out to crush her...and it is as merciless as its name implies. Outmatched by the brute force of a powerful new villain, Natasha faces her deadliest test, and discovers a deadly plot unfolding that spans the entire globe.

Get it: Vol 1, Vol 2, Issue 13, Issue 14, Issue 15, Issue 16

Ms Marvel by Wilson and Alphona

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she's comin' for you, New York!

Get it: Vol 1, Vol 2

Thor by Aaron and Dauterman

Who is the new and mysterious woman wielding the Hammer of Mjolnir? Let she who is worthy possess the power of the Mighty Thunderer! Introducing a Thor that the Marvel Universe has ner' encountered before. But is this new Thor Asgardian, or from Midgard?

Get it: Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, Issue 4, Issue 5

If you have any suggestions for me leave them in the comments :)

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