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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Captain America Retrospective Part 0: An Intro

I am a Marvel zombie. Don't get me wrong, I love all comics (at least the good ones) and I am able to criticize Marvel books when it's warranted but my heart belongs to the House of Ideas. That being said, while I have kept up with almost all of the Marvel books for the past six or seven years (actually starting with X-Men, Spider-Man, the Ultimate universe, and a few others almost eleven years ago), my experience reading the past adventures of these heroes (again except the X-Men and Spider-Man) has been, up until this point, very limited. It's because of this that I set out to vastly expand my experience with the rest of the Marvel U this year specifically concerning the characters gracing the silver screen this summer.

Earlier in the year, I read (and in a few cases re-read) about 225 issues of Thor in anticipation of his theatrical debut and now I am doing the same with Captain America. With just a little over one month until Captain America: The First Avenger's release on July 22, I definitely have my work cut out for me. I'll be posting reviews along the way and below I'll include a reading list of the graphic novels comprising my retrospective.

Chronological Reading List:
Captain America Comics #1 70th Anniversary Edition
Captain America Omnibus Vol.01 HC
Captain America & The Falcon: Secret Empire TP
Captain America & The Falcon: Nomad TP
Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus HC
Captain Amierca: War and Remembrance HC
Captain America: The Captain TP
Captain America: Scourge of the Underworld TP
Fear Itself: Sin's Past One-Shot
Captain America: The Bloodstone Hunt TP
Captain America: Man & Wolf TP
Captain America: Fighting Chance - Denial TP
Captain America: Fighting Chance - Acceptance TP
Captain America: Operation Rebirth HC
Captain America: To Serve and Protect HC
Captain America: American Nightmare HC
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty HC
Captain America by Dan Jurgens Vol.01 TP
Captain America: The New Deal HC

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(Note: I have been reading Captain America since Ed Brubaker took over so his run will not be included in the retrospective unless time permits which, from looking at this hefty list, seems pretty unlikely)

Max Beckman is a manager at Pulp Fiction in Long Beach, CA and You can follow him on Twitter @CheapGNsdotcom and on Facebook at Pulp Fiction can be found on the web at and at 1742 Clark Ave. Long Beach, CA 90815.

1 comment:

Don Ventura said...

Let me know when you get up to Werewolf Captain America! I'm dying to hear how all that went down!