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Published April 9, 2020

Joshua Cassara's Favorite Comics

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You may be familiar with his artwork from the pages of FALCON (2017), and even more recently, Dawn of X series X-FORCE (2019). Now, read the personal favorites and comic influences of superstar artist Joshua Cassara!

Joshua’s bold pencils will be hitting the Marvel Unlimited library on May 11 in X-FORCE #1, written by Benjamin Percy with colors by Dean White. The CIA taskforce of the mutant world, X-Force serves as the mutant homeland Krakoa’s first line of defense. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage are on intel, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino round out the offensive.

Now, here’s a handful of certified fresh comics that Joshua loves, and you’re sure to love too.

ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) AND GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN (2008)

“When I picture the X-Men, this is it.  Before this I just looked at the pretty art, but this is the first time I consumed the X-Men as a whole story. John Cassaday is my all-time favorite comic artist. Crystal clear storytelling and amazing scale. I love this.”

Astonishing X-Men (2004) #1

Astonishing X-Men (2004) #1

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“OLD MAN LOGAN” ARC

Mark Millar and Steve McNiven at their best.”

“Great story, but of course I’m obsessed with McNiven here.  Standout panel is easily the ‘Venomized’ T-Rex. I have a hard copy that stays next to my desk at all times for a constant source of inspiration.”

Venomized T-Rex
From WOLVERINE (2003) #70 written by Mark Millar, with art by Steve McNiven, and colors by Morry Hollowell.

FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #112

Hulk vs. Thing! John Buscema and Stan Lee! I have a HUGE soft spot for Marvel’s First Family. The cover tells you all you need to know—the whole issue is just a fight between Ben Grimm and Bruce Banner. I’m dying to draw a remake of this issue!”

Fantastic Four (1961) #112

Fantastic Four (1961) #112

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MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988): “WEAPON X”

“Writer and artist Barry Windsor-Smith’s glorious linework is a feast for the eyes, especially his rendering of Logan with big, wild hair, and the all the cords and tubes coming in and out of him. Watching Wolverine in a berserker rage popping his claws and ripping through a pack of wolves is my jam.”

MCP_77
From MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #77 by Barry Windsor-Smith.

DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1-20

“I love me some Chris Bachalo, and his thought, craft, and creativity in this run is incredible. Everything is gorgeous about his DOCTOR STRANGE arc. Not a single wasted panel.”

Strange
DOCTOR STRANGE #1 written by Jason Aaron, with art and colors by Chris Bachalo.

NEW AVENGERS (2015) #7

“My first Marvel work. Editor Tom Brevoort recruited me into the Avengers office to give me my first at-bat in the Big Leagues. I got to draw a big, crazy Tiger God conjured from the mind of a mad genius named Al Ewing.”

Tiger God
Said Tiger God. Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg.

The ‘NAM (1986)

“Really good war comic. Gritty realism mixed in with some heart and touching moments. Great Michael Golden art too.”

The 'NAM (1986) #1

The 'NAM (1986) #1

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PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (1988) #6-18

“Early Jim Lee and some badass Punisher stories. The ‘80s at their best.”

Punisher War Journal (1988) #6

Punisher War Journal (1988) #6

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