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A Month of Comic Book Sites – MDCU Omnibus

All throughout June, I’ll spotlight a different web site about comic books.. Like with the month of independent comics, the month of LGBT comics and last month’s month of webcomics, I figure I will let you comic book site/blog owners out there suggest your comic book web site (or blog) for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic book site, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

Today we look at Matt Smith’s MDCU Omnibus, which is an informative look at Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited program. Smith helps readers to get the most out of Marvel’s service by cataloging the vast array of comics offered by Marvel and organizing them so that you can get the most out of the service.

As Smith explained to me:

One of the problems with the way Marvel’s site is designed (in my opinion) is that it doesn’t spotlight the important runs it has available, nor does it attempt to show how certain comics (like annuals, mini-series, etc.) relate to others. To give examples, if you want to read something like Fraction/Brubaker/Aja’s Immortal Iron Fist, Miller’s Daredevil, Lee/Kirby’s Fantastic Four or the (almost) entirety of the pre-Ultimatum Ultimate Universe you might miss a thing or two along the way, unless you already know what you’re looking for.

In, then, steps Smith with organized reading lists for each of those items:

Fraction/Brubaker/Aja’s Immortal Iron Fist

Miller’s Daredevil

Lee/Kirby’s Fantastic Four

The (almost) entirety of the pre-Ultimatum Ultimate Universe

Smith also does occasional themed lists, such as celebrating a holiday near and dear to our hearts here at Comics Should be Good, Fred Van Lente Day! Check out Smith’s list of all the Van Lente comics offered by Marvel’s service!

Here is an archive of all the lists Smith has compiled so far.

Useful stuff, Matt!

If you want to check out the site, click here or go to: http://mdcuo.blogspot.com/

3 Comments

What is wrong with these people. Sorry to be off topic. But WTF they took you off the front page and now they took comic reviews off it too.

Both the reviews and the blogs sections remain on the front page, they’re just a little bit harder to find. They’re both in the “Meanwhile” section. Once you know they’re there, though, the “Meanwhile” section is actually more prominent than where the blogs section used to be.

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