If you don't read comics, you might not be aware of the fact that we've got some serious hotshots living in town: brilliant, genre-busting, hilarious writers who also happen to write the characters that Marvel movies are based on. If you haven't read Matt Fraction's spy thriller Casanova, start there—you'll like it, I promise, and you'll be reading his ongoing series Hawkeye before you know it, superhero fan or no.
(Related! Fraction's wife Kelly Sue DeConnick is also a total badass—she's currently writing Captain Marvel—and an outspoken feminist in the often shitty-to-women world of mainstream comics. FEMINISM! I CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT IT! The Atlantic just ran an article about her, and women in superhero comics in general, which is totally worth a read for its perspective on DeConnick, even if I want to take a red pen to it so bad I can hardly stand it.)
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