Writer Top Five: Kurt Busiek

The latest in my posts about the writers who have the most comics in my collection, and my favourite books of theirs, is about Kurt Busiek (pronounced BYOO-sik), the prolific and multi-award-winning writer who redefined the approach to writing superhero comic books that are about superhero comic books. I’m probably…

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From A Library: JLA/Avengers

JLA/Avengers #1–4 by Kurt Busiek and George Perez My mainstream superhero obsession in my early years was the X-Men books, which meant that I grew up thinking that the Avengers and the Justice League of America were the uncool comic books of the previous generation. Therefore, I was never one…

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From A Library – Conan: The Frost-Giant’s Daughter And Other Stories

Conan #0–6 and part of #7 by Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord Even though I’m a fan of genre stories, I’ve never read any Conan the Barbarian, which includes the original pulp stories and the respected comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith; I’ve only seen the Schwarzenegger films and…

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From A Library – Superman: Camelot Falls vol 2

Superman #662‒664, 667 and Annual #13 by Kurt Busiek & Carlos Pacheco This second trade of Busiek & Pacheco's run on Superman, finishing off the story started in the first Camelot Falls collection, which I reviewed here. To catch up: Arion has told Superman that Superman will be responsible for…

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