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Natasha and Bucky Comics Masterpost
So with Winter Soldier out now, I know you’re all dying to read more about Bucky and Natasha, whether as a couple or individually! So, since I haven’t seen one of these with download links yet, I’ve put together a reading order + downloads.
This is a combination of solo stories and team-ups with each other. It isn’t every appearance of theirs together, but they’re the ones that I consider important. (If you have any suggestions, however, I’m totally up for editing.)
I tried to break it up by ROUGH chronology, both by keeping important events together because I really don’t like hopping from series to series, but also breaking them up after significant chunks to avoid getting worn out on one arc (hence the Deadly Origin between Cap v4 and Reborn).
Here are the specific download links. Message me if any of them are broken:
(Note: Bucky joins the New Avengers around Secret Invasion. I wouldn’t consider it necessary reading, because it’s a team book and not individual, but I have his issues here. Issue 47 of NA comes out concurrently with issue 44 of Cap v5 I believe)
Widowmaker (see note in folder; prequel is in the big folder)
Fear Itself 3-4, 7.1 (the rest of it isn’t worth it. I promise. it just. isn’t.)
Bucky is currently in two ongoings (All-New Invaders and another run of Winter Soldier that I actually think might be a limited series) and Natasha is in one (Black Widow), which you should check out. I don’t have downloads for those, but they’re not very far, so you can probably grab them at the comic shop or on comixology.
As always, if you like the comics, buy them!
YOU ARE A GIFT OH MY GOD
Is it too soon to say your work is a gift to mankind?
sailawaykid asked: I just wanted to say thank you. I only discovered your work a few years ago. But in that short time, interacting with you through your comics and outside of them, you've given me the confidence to use my natural voice in my writing -- because YOU aren't afraid to use your own unique voice. And the result is so lovely. As a queer, black writer, I used to feel that if I didn't blend in, I would never be heard. But what I found was that when I tried to blend in, I simply wasn't saying anything.
Well, first, wow, thank you for that lovely sentiment, but it sounds like you were already on that path to speaking with your true self. The first step in learning what to do right is acknowledging that feeling when you are doing it wrong. Your gut will let you know when you are doing something that doesn’t feel right, doesn’t feel honest.
I have had many, many friends tell me they have tried to write to the ‘house style’ of major companies and that that meant suppressing their own voices and creativity. But I really believe the only answer for us as creators and the industry as a whole is to fight that impulse and write with what souls we have been given as best we can.
There will always be resistance. But think of all the people out there who want and NEED to read of other voices and experiences. I know you can do this. I will be rooting for you!
Keep us informed of your progress, okay? There are a lot of people who want to see you succeed and I am one of them!
Yeah! This reality hit me a few months ago when a teenage boy at work said to another teenage boy, “ladies first!” in order to insult him. Chivalry is not about respect or kindness.