52/52: All of the Marvels, by Douglas Wolk

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A fascinating, history-spanning view of Marvel Comics that treats every comic as part of a cohesive, unified story. Better for knowledgeable comics readers than newbies. Treating the repetitions found in Marvel as mythic echoes and archetypes, rather than laziness, breathes life into many tropes. Wolk is particularly insightful in analyzing Spider-Man’s mega-arcs.

Book: 31 out of 53

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