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I’ve been writing my retro-review columns for almost two years now (more, most likely, by the time you read this) and thought it might be handy to organize a page listing links to all of my columns, organized by publisher and title.  I will update this every time I post a new column.

Please leave a comment with your thoughts on any of the articles, or what you’d like to see me tackle in the future.

DC

Black Condor

#1-12 – Augustyn, Morales, and others

Dr. Fate

Vol. 1 #1-4 – Kent/Nabu to Eric and Linda Strauss; Dematteis and Giffen

Vol. 2 #1-24 – Eric and Linda Strauss are Dr. Fate; DeMatteis, McManus, and others

Vol. 2 #25-41 – Inza Nelson is Dr. Fate; Messner-Loebs, Giarrano, Eaton, Gross, and others

The Flash

Vol. 2 #1-14 – Wally West’s first series – Baron, Guice, Collins, and others

Hawkworld/Hawkman

Hawkworld Volume 1 (Tim Truman mini-series)

Hawkworld Volume 2 #1-9 (John Ostrander and Tim Truman run)

Hawkworld Volume 2 #10-32 (John Ostrander run)

Hawkman Vol. 3 #1-11 – Ostrander, Messner-Loebs, and others

Invasion!

#1-3 Giffen, McFarlane, Sears

Justice, Inc.

Two-part prestige mini by Helfer and Baker

Kid Eternity

Kid Eternity Mini #1-3; Vertigo series #1-16 – Morrison and Fegredo, followed by Nocenti and Phillips

L.E.G.I.O.N

#1-12 (Giffen, Grant, Kitson)

#13-39 (Grant, Kitson)

#40-60 (Kitson and some Waid)

#61-70 (Peyer’s run)

The Ray

Vol. 1 miniseries – Harris, Quesada, Nichols

Vol. 2 ongoing series – Priest, Porter, Armstrong, and others

R.E.B.E.L.S.

#0 – 17 – Peyer, Aucoin (follow-up to L.E.G.I.O.N.)

The Shadow

Vol. 2 #1-19 – Helfer, Sienkiewicz, and Baker

Marvel

The Avengers

#240-254 – Roger Stern’s run with Al Milgrom

#255-287 – Roger Stern’s legendary run with John Buscema

#288-304 – Ralph Macchio and Walter Simonson’s runs with John Buscema

#305-317 – John Byrne and Paul Ryan’s run

#318-333 – A series of short arcs, including work by Fabian Nicieza, Mark Gruenwald, Larry Hama, and Paul Ryan

#341-402 – The 90s (the less said, the better)

Vol. 3 #1-34 – Busiek and Perez (the gold standard)

Vol. 3 #35-56 – Busiek and various artists

Vol. 3 #57-76 – Geoff Johns’s run

Vol. 3 #77-84 – Chuck Austen’s run

#500-503; Finale – Disassembled by Bendis and Finch

Black Panther

Vol. 1 #1; Vol. 2 #1-4; Panther’s Prey #1-4 – a collection of Kirby, Gillis, Cowan, McGregor, and Turner

Vol. 3 #1-12 – Marvel Knights: Priest, Texeira, Jusko, Bright, and others

Vol. 3 #13-49 – Priest, Velluto, Almond, and very few others

Vol. 3 #50-62 – Kasper Cole as Black Panther; Priest, Lucas, Fraga, Calafiore, and others

Captain America

#266-300 – JM DeMatteis and Mike Zeck’s classic run

#301-306 – Mike Carlin’s placeholder run.

#307-332 – Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary’s run

#333-350 – John Walker as Captain America run (Gruenwald and mostly Dwyer)

#351-386 – Steve is back as Cap; Gruenwald, Dwyer, and Lim’s runs

#387-413 – Gruenwald and Levins, at least until I dropped it

#449-454 – The back half of Mark Waid and Ron Garney’s first run

Volume 2 #7-11 – Heroes Reborn (James Robinson issues only)

Volume 3 #1-11; Sentinels of Liberty 1-3, 8 – Heroes Return (Waid’s second run, with Garney and Kubert)

Dead Men Running – Miniseries by Macan and Zezelj

Volume 4 #1-16 – Marvel Knights series by Rieber, Cassaday, Hairsine, Austen, and Lee

Truth: Red, White & Black – Robert Morales and Kyle Baker mini about the 1st Captain America

Volume 4 #21-32 – Morales and Bachalo, Kirkman and Eaton

Captain America & The Falcon #1-14 – Priest series, with Sears, Bennett and others

The Crew

The Crew – Priest & Bennett – the Black Avengers?

The New Mutants

#1-17 & Marvel Graphic Novel #4 – Claremont, McLeod, Buscema, and others

#18-34, Annual #1, Special Edition #1 – Claremont, Sienkiewicz, Leialoha, Adams, and others

#35 -54 – Claremont, Guice, and others

#55-86 – Simonson, Blevins, a bunch of fill-in artists, and a touch of Liefeld

#87-100 – The Liefeld era!

Truth or Death – Raab & Chaang’s reunion miniseries

Vol. 2 #1-13 – DeFilippis, Weir, Grant, Barberi, and 0thers – ’03 relaunch

New X-Men

Academy X #1-19, Hellions #1-4, Yearbook Special – DeFilippis, Weir, Ryan, Medina, Henry, Lopresti and others

#20-46 – Yost, Kyle, Brooks, Medina, Young, Ramos and others

Truth: Red, White & Black

Truth: Red, White & Black – Robert Morales and Kyle Baker mini about the 1st Captain America

X-Factor

 #1 – 40 – Layton, Guice, Simonson, and Simonson

#41 – 70 – Simonson, Smith, Portacio, and others

#71 – 89 – David, Stroman, Quesada, and others

#90 – 105 – DeMatteis, Duursema, Quesada, and others

#122 – 137 – Mackie, Matsuda, and others

X-Force

#1-12 – Liefeld, Nicieza, Pacella, and others

#13-33 – Nicieza, Capullo, Daniel, and others

#63-101 – JF Moore, Pollina, Cheung, and others

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