For the first time since Avengers: Endgame we know what the outline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will look like through 2021. In a blend of unmitigated excitement and reaction to 8 million requests for related reading orders (which I have for every Phase 4 movie outlined! Planning!), I’ve put together a reading companion for all of Phase 4.
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!