For the longest time, my understanding of Conan the Barbarian was the 1982 feature film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the hunka hunka manly barbarian. It’s only as I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into comics that I even realized Conan was a consistent part of Marvel Comics from 1970 through 1990, with creative talent like Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, and John Buscema (among many others) crafting an in-depth comic book universe for the character. [Read more…] about Conan the Barbarian Comics Reading Order!
Raven Darkholme, aka Mystique, is one of the most popular X-Men villains (and part time ally!). While she was a strong supporting character throughout the 1980s and 1990’s, the character’s prominent standing as Magneto’s right-hand in the film franchise led to a surge of newfound attention. [Read more…] about Mystique Reading Order
Not to be confused with the lovable steed from Toy Story, Bullseye is one of Marvel’s deadliest villains, and one of Daredevil’s fiercest antagonists. [Read more…] about Bullseye Reading Order
The Kingpin is an all-time great Marvel villain, originating as a Silver Age Spider-Man villain and transitioning easily with the times into a darker Daredevil archnemesis. [Read more…] about Kingpin Reading Order
Black Cat is easily one of the best romantic frenemies in the Marvel Universe, at times a romantic partner, superhero teammate, and out and out villain. Sure, you could make the case that her introduction in Amazing Spider-Man #194 doesn’t separate enough from a certain Gothamite’s Catwoman, but what would Big 2 comics be without a little sharing? [Read more…] about Black Cat Reading Order