A few years before Superboy, Steel, Cybrog Superman, and Eradicator, before Az-bats, Kyle Rayner, Ben Reilly, or teenage Tony Stark, Steve Rogers stepped down as Catpain America, replaced by a character who had been introduced just a year earlier. This wasn't the first time that Steve Rogers had put down the shield, but it was … Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blues Part 1: The Story of the U.S. Agent
I had only dabbled in Avengers comics when Avengers #319 was released. I jumped in with issue #300 and the formation of a new and, to be honest, god awful team. I stuck around for a bit after that because the line-up evolved to include not just Captain America, who I liked, but also Quasar, … Continue reading Avengers (v1) #319-324, “The Crossing Line” is one of the best Avengers stories of all time.
It was a groundbreaking superhero story. It took archetypal characters to their organic extremes. Every action had consequences. Change was real and long lasting. These were sophisticated stories featuring complex moral and philosophical issues, told through the genre of brightly colored super beings. It wasn't Watchmen. The comic in question was The Squadron Supreme, a … Continue reading Squadron Supreme is better than Watchmen