May 5, 2012

Where to Start With Avengers

Oliver Sava, AV Club

Geek obsession: Avengers comics

Why it’s daunting: Marvel Comics’ superheroes each have their own confusing, convoluted histories. Now multiply that by about 50. That cumulative continuity makes any superhero team book an overwhelming endeavor. Throw in alternate universes, character reboots, and attempts to make the comic books more like the movies, and it becomes nearly impossible to know where to start. Should new readers begin at Avengers #1? Which Avengers #1? What about New, Dark, Secret, and Young Avengers? And what is this Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: God Only Knows


October 21, 2013
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Busick & Cornett, TIC
Business Insider caused a sensation with their list “The Most Famous Book Set In Every State.” And when we say “sensation,” we mean “shock and anger.” While some of their picks are obvious, The... more ››
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American Conservative
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Frankly My Dear, That's So Racist!
Kit Steinkellner, Book Riot
I’ve been on a childhood favorites kick (recently talked about rereading Little House on the Prairie for Book Riot) and after zooming through A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and A Wrinkle in Time I was ready for my middle school... more ››
October 21, 2013
MY JFK Conspiracy Grad Studies
Tom Bethell, American Spectator
I NEVER WENT to graduate school, but I did graduate studies of a kind in a D.A.’s office. The district attorney was Jim Garrison, and his main interest was the assassination of President Kennedy. I worked with Garrison for... more ››
October 22, 2013
Mark Twain Prize Goes to... Carol Burnett
Carolyn Kellogg, LA Times