Sequential Reaction is an online publication celebrating the history of the American comic book, with an emphasis on the medium’s Bronze Age (1970 to 1985). It rises from the ashes of a previous site, Comics Bronze Age, which was published from 2009 to 2013.

While SR’s scope will be a bit broader, the core mission remains the same: One fan’s effort to revisit and review every superhero and related-genre comic published during his formative years.

That fan-turned-editor-and-publisher is T. Andrew Wahl, a lifelong comic-book aficionado and resident of the Pacific Northwest. A career journalist, Wahl left his newspaper job in 2008 to pursue his master’s degree. He now heads the journalism program at Everett Community College and is developing a class there on the American comic book. During his off hours, Wahl travels the state as a comic-book historian for Humanities Washington.

Wahl’s Bronze Age Fantastic First reviews appear weekly in Gemstone Publishing’s Scoop e-newsletter.

Past comics-related work includes reviews for the Comics Buyer’s Guide and Comic-Con International coverage for Comic Book Resources.

SR is largely a hobby project, but the hope is the site will earn enough each year to pay for an annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International in San Diego. Wahl hasn’t attended since 2010 and that makes him sad each summer.

SR is updated with fresh content about old comic books every weekday.

SR’s Core Mission
One fan’s effort to revisit and review every superhero and related-genre comic published during his formative years.
A LIFETIME OF COMIC-BOOK FUN
Above left: Sequential Reaction Editor T. Andrew Wahl, left, sporting his Amazing Spider-Shirt in 1977 (with sister Kami on his lap). Above right: Preparing to enter the fray with daughter Katja at Comic-Con International 2009 in San Diego. (And, yes, Katja is named after Kitty Pryde!) Bottom: A few favorites from his comic-book library, from spring 2015.

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