The Shadow wrote:Good list!
Brubaker's Cap was EPIC. Hands down one of my favourite comic runs of all time.
Hickman's FF was EPIC in scope and you have to read it all! So good.
I'd also throw Peter David's X-Factor. it pretty much stays away from the rest of the X books with minimal tie ins and is a GREAT read!
All of this (trust me, if you get War of Kings, certain parts of Hickman's FF will make waaaaay more sense)
I'd also recommend Brubaker's Daredevil. The more it goes on, the more it reads like Serpico. It's a brilliant, underrated part of the 2005-2008 output.
Mark Waid's Fantastic Four, which is now out in 4 softcovers (they clock in round 29.99 US, which isn't too bad).
And since we're talking PAD, he also did a Madrox mini few years back with Pablo Raimondi, who also drew Bru's Books of Doom (whihc is also highly recommended--ask Zechs about this one)
Cosmic Marvel. If you're not willing to shell out big bucks for Marvel Masterworks, try the Essential vols of Warlock (came out last August, 1 volume, everything from his creation up to the petrification of Thanos, itself a fun and introspective issue)
, Captain Marvel ...I think there's also some Essential Nova out there IIRC?
Finally, and this is a good one to end on:
First by Hickman. Then...STERANKO.
that's really all you need to know. A new printing of the Steranko SHIELD stuff is also coming in like October.