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Rusty’s Reading Lost 2020 | May 19, 2020

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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