Reading Order

Comic Reading Order: Transformers Combiner Wars (IDW Event 2015)

I’m a huge Transformers fan and by all means have read the good along with the bad.  From Marvel to Dreamwave and some little guys in between, we have been through a variety of publishers.  With IDW Publishing at the reigns it’s been one hell of a ride navigating the all encompassing Transformers universe.  What I have found over the years is what you find with any publisher and that is things get rebooted over and over.  However with every reboot comes repetition and stagnation in overall plot.   With this unfortunate outcome all that you are left with are the artistry renditions of the imaginative mind trapped in box with the same old content and stories.  IDW Publishing initially went down this road, never really expanding the universe nor the characters that grace it.  However with John Barber and James Roberts that has all changed and the ever exciting, ever expanding Transformers universe seems to be heating up with every issue.  In this event we experience what is to become a rather large game changer in the historical significance of Galvatron, Alpha Trion, and Nova Prime.  Yeah, Nova has been played so much already yet with ever mention of the famous bots name, he just gets so much more intriguing to read about.

So much has happened in both series of Transformers: Robots in Disguise (Now just Transformers) and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye that I feel so damn giddy.  Can you believe it John and James, you made a grown man giddy…so keep up the good work!

Combiner Wars Reading Order:

INTRO: Optional Reading

Transformers – Robots in Disguise #30

There is just a short flashback of Cybertron 10 million years ago at a time of the first Cybertronian civil war.  We are brought back to the battle  of Aegiax where we are introduced to a much different version of Galvatron.  We see a brief scene of the mighty Galvatron hack his way through bots of the Nexus Prime clan.  This is where he first meets Alpha Trion.

Transformers – Robots in Disguise #34

In Transformers #34 we witness a story told by Alpha Trion after Optimus and his fellow bots rescue him from his imprisonment at a secret military installation on Earth.  We are told the truth about the end of the Primes and how Nova was allowed to take up the name Prime.  This was by far one of the best history lessons I have had in a long while that involved the Transformers universe.  We already know that Galvatron had laid waste to Nexus Prime and his army of combiners.  What we fans learn next is how Galvatron meets the future Nova Prime, while Nova defends the Citadel of Light against Nexus Prime’s ally Onyx Prime’s horde of beasts bots.  This is a must book to read prior to the Combiner Wars.

By the way I was able to get Andrew Griffith to sign a bunch of covers, along with Livio Ramondelli.  The above Transformers Robots in Disguise #34 cover was one of them.  He did an amazing job on Galvatron!

MAIN EVENT: Combiner Wars

In our main event I’ve selected the subscription covers all done by Livio Ramondelli because he’s a badass artist.  The two epilogue retailer incentive covers are by Naoto Tsushima.

  1. Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #1 Variant Livio Ramondelli Subscription Cover (Combiner Wars Part 1)
  2. Transformers Vol 3 #40 Variant Livio Ramondelli Subscription Cover (Combiner Wars Part 2)
  3. Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #2 Variant Livio Ramondelli Subscription Cover (Combiner Wars Part 3)
  4. Transformers Vol 3 #41 Variant Livio Ramondelli Subscription Cover (Combiner Wars Part 4)
  5. Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #3 Variant Livio Ramondelli Subscription Cover (Combiner Wars Part 5)
  6. Transformers Vol 3 #42 Incentive Naoto Tsushima Variant Cover (Combiner Wars Epilogue)
  7. Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #4 Incentive Naoto Tsushima Variant Cover (Combiner Wars Epilogue)

 ADDITIONAL: Combiner Hunters

  • Transformers Combiner Hunters Special One Shot Variant Livio Ramondelli Subscription

Comic Reading Order: Green Lantern – Godhead (DC Event)

I’m a big Green Lantern fan and wanted to list the reading order for some of the recent events that have taken place and here is another one.  Depending upon how you want to dive into this event will depend upon if you care to know some of the back story for some of the main characters.  I’ve listed out some optional reading to try to fill in some of the holes that might result if one hasn’t been reading all of the titles.  Since this event touches upon all titles it gets a little confusing why one character is in a specific circumstance without wondering how they got there in the first place.  Anyways, even without the optional reading it’s still a wild post Geoff Johns ride.

References:

DC Wiki Site: Godhead

The Godhead Reading Order:

INTRO: Optional Reading

  • Green Lantern Vol 5 #34 Cover A Regular Billy Tan Cover – Provides a brief into into the Godhead event at the end of the book.
  • Green Lantern New Guardians Annual #2 – Provides information on the curse that the White Lantern must bare along with the life equation, death, and seeding of future event Godhead.

Godhead: ACT I

  1. New Gods: Godhead #1
  2. Green Lantern v5 #35
  3. Green Lantern Corps v3 #35
  4. Green Lantern New Guardians #35
  5. [OPTIONAL] Infinity Man And The Forever People #4 (Unofficial Tie-in)
  6. Red Lanterns #35
  7. Sinestro #6

Godhead: ACT II

  1. Green Lantern v5 #36
  2. Green Lantern Corps v3 #36
  3. [OPTIONAL] Infinity Man And The Forever People #5 (Unofficial Tie-in)
  4. Green Lantern New Guardians #36
  5. Red Lanterns #36
  6. Sinestro #7

Godhead: ACT III

  1. Green Lantern v5 #37
  2. Green Lantern Corps v3 #37
  3. Infinity Man And The Forever People #6 (Official Tie-in)
  4. Green Lantern New Guardians #37
  5. Red Lanterns #37
  6. Sinestro #8
  7. Green Lantern v5 Annual #3

Comic Reading Order: Green Lantern – Light’s Out (DC Event)

The (Green Lantern) Light’s Out Reading Order:

I’m a big Green Lantern fan and wanted to list the reading order for some of the recent events that have taken place and here is another one.  Also attached some of the covers I liked, enjoy! – List reference by “The Superheroes List

  1. Green Lantern Vol 5 #24 Regular Billy Tan
  2. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #24 Regular JG Jones
  3. Green Lantern New Guardians #24 Regular Rafael Albuquerque
  4. Red Lanterns #24 Regular Stephen Segovia
  5. Green Lantern Vol 5 Annual #2

Comic Reading Order: Green Lantern – The Wrath of the First Lantern (DC Event)

The Wrath of The First Lantern Reading Order:

I’m a big Green Lantern fan and wanted to list the reading order for some of the recent events, so here is another.  Also attached some of the covers I liked, enjoy! – List reference by “The Superheroes List

  1. Green Lantern Vol 5 #17 Regular Doug Mahnke
  2. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #17 Regular Andy Kubert
  3. Green Lantern New Guardians #17 Regular Aaron Kuder
  4. Red Lanterns #17 Regular Miguel Sepulveda
  5. Green Lantern Vol 5 #18 Regular Gary Frank
  6. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #18 Regular Juan Jose Ryp
  7. Green Lantern New Guardians #18 Regular Aaron Kuder
  8. Red Lanterns #18 Regular Miguel Sepulveda
  9. Green Lantern Vol 5 #19 Regular Gary Frank
  10. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #19 Regular Andy Kubert
  11. Green Lantern New Guardians #19 Regular Aaron Kuder
  12. Red Lanterns #19 Regular Miguel Sepulveda
  13. Green Lantern Vol 5 #20 Regular Doug Mahnke
  14. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #20 Regular Andy Kubert
  15. Red Lanterns #20 Regular Miguel Sepulveda
  16. Green Lantern New Guardians #20 Regular Aaron Kuder

Comic Reading Order: Green Lantern – Rise of the Third Army (DC Event)

The Rise of The Third Army Reading Order:

I’m a big Green Lantern fan and wanted to list the reading order for some of the recent events that have taken place.  Also attached some of the covers I liked, enjoy! – List reference by “The Superheroes List

  1. Green Lantern Vol 5 Annual #1
  2. [OPTIONAL] Green Lantern New Guardians #0 Regular Guillem March
  3. [OPTIONAL] Green Lantern Vol 5 #0 Regular Doug Mahnke
  4. Green Lantern Vol 5 #13 Regular Ivan Reis
  5. Green Lantern New Guardians #13 Regular Ivan Reis
  6. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #13 Regular Ivan Reis
  7. Red Lanterns #13 Regular Ivan Reis
  8. Green Lantern Vol 5 #14 Regular Doug Mahnke
  9. Red Lanterns #14 Regular Miguel Sepulveda
  10. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #14 Regular Scott Clark
  11. Green Lantern New Guardians #14 Regular Aaron Kuder
  12. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #15 Regular Trevor McCarthy
  13. Green Lantern Vol 5 #15 Regular Doug Mahnke
  14. Green Lantern New Guardians #15 Regular Aaron Kuder
  15. [OPTIONAL] Green Lantern New Guardians Annual #1
  16. Green Lantern New Guardians #16 Regular Aaron Kuder
  17. Red Lanterns #15 Regular Miguel Sepulveda
  18. Green Lantern Vol 5 #16 Regular Doug Mahnke
  19. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 #16 Regular Cafu
  20. Red Lanterns #16 Regular Miguel Sepulveda
  21. Green Lantern Corps Vol 3 Annual #1