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    Default War of Realms + Tie-ins Worth It?

    Hello guys. I do not buy monthlies anymore, so I buy HC or Omnibus.

    War of Realms Omnibus is coming. Is it worth getting? The main series + the tie-ins, or just skip it and get only the main series? Also, I know I would enjoy it more if I read Aaron's whole Thor saga, but I only read the first arc way back. Will I not get confused of the story if I just jump in War of Realms?

    Anyway here are the list of contents from the Omnibus:
    COLLECTING: WAR OF THE REALMS (2019) 1-6, WAR OF THE REALMS OMEGA (2019) 1, WAR OF THE REALMS: WAR SCROLLS (2019) 1-3, WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE LAND OF THE GIANTS (2019) 1, WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE DARK ELF REALM (2019) 1, WAR OF THE REALMS STRIKEFORCE: THE WAR AVENGERS (2019) 1, GIANT-MAN (2019) 1-3, WAR OF THE REALMS: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (2019) 1-5, SPIDER-MAN & THE LEAGUE OF REALMS (2019) 1-3, WAR OF THE REALMS: THE PUNISHER (2019) 1-3, WAR OF THE REALMS: UNCANNY X-MEN (2019) 1-3, WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS (2019) 1-4, ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2018) 8-10, TONY STARK: IRON MAN (2018) 12-13, VENOM (2018) 13-15, THOR (2018) 8-16, AVENGERS (2018) 18-20, CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019) 6-7, CHAMPIONS (2019) 5-6, DEADPOOL (2018) 13-14, FANTASTIC FOUR (2018) 10, MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR (2016) 43, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN (2018) 7-8, UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL (2015B) 43-46

    MANY THANKS!!!

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    I love it, but I have been reading Aaron's run from the beginning.

    I honestly wouldn't recommend it if you haven't been keeping up with Aaron's run especially if you missed out on Jane Foster's Thor because a lot of the lead up happened there because you may wonder what is happening with the Asgardians, Loki, the Ten Realms and all the rest.

    Also only a handful of the tie-ins actually "tied in" to the event; I really enjoyed Strikeforce, Spidey & The League of Realms and the War Scrolls.

    I think if you can get it on sale go for it, but I wouldn't pay full price for it if you aren't a superfan and haven't been reading Thor; but if you just want a omni with beautiful art by Dauterman go for it.

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    I have to be honest, I only bought one of the tie-ins and that is War of the Realms: War Scrolls #3. It has a Doom story written by Christopher Cantwell (Halt and Catch Fire). Now he's writing the Doctor Doom series and will be taking over Iron Man soon.




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    If I'm being honest, I liked the tie-ins more than the event itself.

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    So I did not read the tie-ins, but only the main storyline. Was I confused? no. But the storyline is geared towards reading the tie-ins.

    For example, "Ok everyone, we are going to break into teams, team 1 will do this, team 2 this, etc. You look, "Oh hey, those are the tie-ins." Next issue, we briefly touch upon what happened in those tie-ins.
    Or we got a big splash page, "The FF was battling forces in NY." Read that tie in, to know what happened.

    So Arron does a good job of saying, "Hey look, I'm mentioning the tie-ins, so they must be important."

    My personal opinion of tie-ins. If it doesn't have characters I would normally read, and the only reason I am getting it because of the tie-in, then I probably don't need it.
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    Some were really good, and some...not so good, blatant cash grabs.
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    Save money and just get the main event. Even the Thor tie-ins aren't important if you haven't read the full run.
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    The X-Men had a three-parter tie-in and it was booty.

    Just stick to the main event.
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    BIG THANKS GUYS! Much appreciated!

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