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Rusty’s Reading Lost 2020

May 19, 2020
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This was the first ever Marvel Graphic Novel. It was later referred to as Marvel GN #1, but originally it was envisioned as a one-off, not the start of something.
When I first read this, I was not blown away. I was never a huge fan of the Jim Starlin mythos, though I can see the appeal. Also, it was the death of a character I never had much affection for.

Going back, of course, it was a four-colour ‘funny book’ actually dealign with someone dying of cancer. Yeah. That resonates. Forget the trappings. Just read his interactions with different characters. Elysia. Eros. Rick Jones. Even Thing and Spider-Man. This is strong work hiding behind a spandex veneer.

And that last page. Wow.

2020 Reading List

The Death of Captain Marvel – Jim Starlin
ARC Poetry Magazine #90
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake – Samuel Bawlf
Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol.2 – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Perkins
Captain America: Winter Soldier – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Leon
Captain America: War & Remembrance – Stern / Byrne / Rubenstein
Dinosaur Shaman – Mark Schultz
Brazilian Journal – P.K. Page
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs – Mark Schultz
Books of Magic – Gaiman / Bolton / Hampton / Vess / Johnson
Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville – Jeff Smith
The Best American Comics 2007 – Chris Ware, Editor
Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
Step Aside, Pops – Kate Beaton
Batman: The Court of Owls – Snyder / Capullo / Glapion
Batman and Son – Morrison / Kubert / Williams III / Daniel
Batman & Dracula: Red Rain – Moench / Jones / Jones III
Batman: Bride of the Demon – Barr / Grindberg / Grindberg
Batman: A Death in the Family – Starlin / Aparo / DeCarlo
The Stone Sky – N.K. Jemisin
Batman: Anarky – Grant / Breyfogle / more
Batman: Night Cries – Goodwin / Hampton
The Chameleon Couch – Yusef Komunyakaa
Batman: Shaman – O’Neill / Hannigan / Beatty
Flux – Joe Denham
Bowie – Changes 1976-2016 – MOJO Collector’s Series


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Rusty’s Reading List 2020

May 19, 2020
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I rarely read an issue of Arc as soon as they come out, because I am part of the editorial board and I prefer a little distance so I can enjoy the poem again, rather than just recognizing them.
Issue #90 was our special ‘Labour and Livelihood’ issue, which also means it was the first time I actively solicited a poem for the print magazine (as opposed to video content for the website). Lucia Misch’s ‘The Works Projects Administration’ has long been a favourite of mine and I was very pleased to share it with the Arc audience.
I would also really like to spotlight the poem by Jenny Haysom (who I seem to mentally swap with Jenny Hval, more often that not. “What is the album about, Jenny?”), and her poem “When I was your age,”. Also Ben Robinson’s ‘Luftwaffe’ and Adam Seelig’s “Quick Summary of Thomas Picketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century”.

2020 Reading List

ARC Poetry Magazine #90
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake – Samuel Bawlf
Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol.2 – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Perkins
Captain America: Winter Soldier – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Leon
Captain America: War & Remembrance – Stern / Byrne / Rubenstein
Dinosaur Shaman – Mark Schultz
Brazilian Journal – P.K. Page
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs – Mark Schultz
Books of Magic – Gaiman / Bolton / Hampton / Vess / Johnson
Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville – Jeff Smith
The Best American Comics 2007 – Chris Ware, Editor
Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
Step Aside, Pops – Kate Beaton
Batman: The Court of Owls – Snyder / Capullo / Glapion
Batman and Son – Morrison / Kubert / Williams III / Daniel
Batman & Dracula: Red Rain – Moench / Jones / Jones III
Batman: Bride of the Demon – Barr / Grindberg / Grindberg
Batman: A Death in the Family – Starlin / Aparo / DeCarlo
The Stone Sky – N.K. Jemisin
Batman: Anarky – Grant / Breyfogle / more
Batman: Night Cries – Goodwin / Hampton
The Chameleon Couch – Yusef Komunyakaa
Batman: Shaman – O’Neill / Hannigan / Beatty
Flux – Joe Denham
Bowie – Changes 1976-2016 – MOJO Collector’s Series


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Rusty’s Reading List 2020

May 15, 2020
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I have been reading this for quite some time – not because it was a slog (like a certain other book I recently finished), but it IS quite dense…. but riveting!

I have never more wanted to be a tv executive. I want to green light this as the next big epic series, following the trail Of Drake on his expedition to find the Pacific end of the Northwest Passage. It was fascinating! And lots of drama and intrigue!

It was a great, interesting read.

2020 Reading List

The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake – Samuel Bawlf
Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol.2 – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Perkins
Captain America: Winter Soldier – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Leon
Captain America: War & Remembrance – Stern / Byrne / Rubenstein
Dinosaur Shaman – Mark Schultz
Brazilian Journal – P.K. Page
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs – Mark Schultz
Books of Magic – Gaiman / Bolton / Hampton / Vess / Johnson
Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville – Jeff Smith
The Best American Comics 2007 – Chris Ware, Editor
Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
Step Aside, Pops – Kate Beaton
Batman: The Court of Owls – Snyder / Capullo / Glapion
Batman and Son – Morrison / Kubert / Williams III / Daniel
Batman & Dracula: Red Rain – Moench / Jones / Jones III
Batman: Bride of the Demon – Barr / Grindberg / Grindberg
Batman: A Death in the Family – Starlin / Aparo / DeCarlo
The Stone Sky – N.K. Jemisin
Batman: Anarky – Grant / Breyfogle / more
Batman: Night Cries – Goodwin / Hampton
The Chameleon Couch – Yusef Komunyakaa
Batman: Shaman – O’Neill / Hannigan / Beatty
Flux – Joe Denham
Bowie – Changes 1976-2016 – MOJO Collector’s Series


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Rusty’s Reading List 2020

May 4, 2020
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This is the second half of the epic Winter Soldier story that brought back Bucky. Of course it ended with him maybe being dead again, but we know better (and knew better at the time). It was kind of a cheap payoff, with the Cosmic Cube, but it made perfect sense and stopped thing from dragging out for too long. I don’t love the character of Winter Soldier (I am not big fan of ‘big gun’ characters), but he has been a very solid (re)addition to the Cap mythos.

2020 Reading List

Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol.2 – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Perkins
Captain America: Winter Soldier – Brubaker / Epting / Lark / Leon
Captain America: War & Remembrance – Stern / Byrne / Rubenstein
Dinosaur Shaman – Mark Schultz
Brazilian Journal – P.K. Page
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs – Mark Schultz
Books of Magic – Gaiman / Bolton / Hampton / Vess / Johnson
Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville – Jeff Smith
The Best American Comics 2007 – Chris Ware, Editor
Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
Step Aside, Pops – Kate Beaton
Batman: The Court of Owls – Snyder / Capullo / Glapion
Batman and Son – Morrison / Kubert / Williams III / Daniel
Batman & Dracula: Red Rain – Moench / Jones / Jones III
Batman: Bride of the Demon – Barr / Grindberg / Grindberg
Batman: A Death in the Family – Starlin / Aparo / DeCarlo
The Stone Sky – N.K. Jemisin
Batman: Anarky – Grant / Breyfogle / more
Batman: Night Cries – Goodwin / Hampton
The Chameleon Couch – Yusef Komunyakaa
Batman: Shaman – O’Neill / Hannigan / Beatty
Flux – Joe Denham
Bowie – Changes 1976-2016 – MOJO Collector’s Series


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