Doug: We've done this from time to time in the past, and of course my memory probably betrays how long it's been. Everyone likes a solid recommendation of a good book, so today I'm thinking we can do this --
For a specific character or team, pick a story you've loved. Ideally it's been published in a trade paperback or hardcover collection. But if it dwells within a Masterworks, Archive, Showcase Presents or Essentials volume, just let us know.
I'll lead it off with one of my favorite Superman tales and that's Kurt Busiek's and Stuart Immonen's "Secret Identity". What a warm fuzzy of a story that respects the source material but with a neat twist. I've only read it once, and need to read it again, but it left an impression.
Unfortunately, one of my favorite Captain America stories has never (to the best of my knowledge) been collected -- I've mentioned this one before: Fabian Nicieza's and Kevin Maguire's "The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty". What a fun story, reminiscent of the old movie serials. It really needs the trade treatment!
So now it's back to you -- what should I be reading?
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Karen and Doug
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Karen and Doug met on the Avengers Assemble! message board back in September 2006. On June 16 2009 they went live with the Bronze Age Babies blog, sharing their love for 1970s and '80s pop culture with readers who happen by each day. You'll find conversations on comics, TV, music, movies, toys, food... just about anything that evokes memories of our beloved pasts!
Doug is a high school social science teacher and department chairman living south of Chicago; he also does contract work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is married with two adult sons and a daughter-in-law.
Karen originally hails from California and now works in scientific research/writing in the Phoenix area. She often contributes articles to Back Issue magazine. She is married. She hangs out with Joe Biden occasionally.
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Dig Karen's Work Here? Then You Should Check Her Out in Back Issue!
BI #44 is available for digital download and in print. I've read Karen's article on reader reaction to Gerry Conway's ASM #121-122, and it's excellent. This entire magazine was fun! -- Doug
Back Issue #45
As if Karen's work on Spidey in the Bronze Age wasn't awesome enough, she's at it again with a look at the romance of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch in Back Issue's "Odd Couples" issue -- from TwoMorrows!
Karen's talking the Mighty Thor in the Bronze Age!
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