Although I’m sure Namor takes great offense to this claim (and I can hear Jim Hammond’s fan shouting at me from an undisclosed location), Captain America is easily the most relevant character from Marvel’s Golden Age, debuting in the early part of the 1940’s. Very few Marvel characters can claim the lengthy history of Steve Rogers, meaning his full comics chronology is more on par with Superman or Batman than anyone in the Marvel canon. [Read more…] about Classic Captain America Reading Order (1940’s to 2000)
It defies basic understandings of origins, but in general, you don’t need to read too much of Marvel’s actual first published comics to understand the state of the Marvel Universe in present day. The Marvel Universe begins in the Golden Age of comics during the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, but it’s the Silver Age (1960’s) Marvel Comics that really define the state of the superhero world we know today. [Read more…] about The 10 Best Golden Age Marvel Comics To Enjoy the Publisher’s Origins
One of the trickiest roads to pave in Big 2 superhero comics is a road to redemption for a hero whose previous creative team dragged them through the gauntlet. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #17 — Captain America #695: Guess Who’s Cap? Cap Again?
Sam Wilson, most commonly known as Marvel’s Falcon through the years, is one of the best heroes to emerge as partners to early Marvel icons. Rather than merely stand-in as Captain America’s sidekick, Falcon asserted himself early on as an equally capable hero, even claiming a rightful spot in the comic book title with Captain America and the Falcon. [Read more…] about Falcon (Sam Wilson, Captain America) Reading Order!
Bucky Barnes is one of the most fascinating characters to develop in the modern Marvel Universe, growing from oft-referenced Golden Age relic to an all-new Winter Soldier. [Read more…] about Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) Reading Order