Is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard (or used) the phrase, “Jump the Shark”? Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 1
In late 1981, Christmastime, my pre-adolescent heart was broken when I lost both Elektra and the Black Cat in the pages of Daredevil and Amazing Spider-Man, respectively. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 6: “Murder by Spider”
Crazy, fascist Cap from the 50s versus the true, original Cap from the 40s back in the 1970s (did you follow all that?) is probably the greatest Captain America storyline ever and one of the greatest comic storylines overall, ever. Continue reading “Two Into One Won’t Go!”
Before there was a Spider-Man, there was The Spider—an icon of the pulp era, whose adventures thrilled readers both young and old throughout the 1930s and into the 40s. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 5: Along Came The Spider
Consider this post a companion piece to my previous one, wherein I discussed Peter Parker and the nature of heroism. Continue reading The “Hero” in “Superhero”
This post was born out of a passing comment in the pages of The Comics Journal all the way back in 1979. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 4: What’s So Special About Peter Parker?
By the time I got into regularly buying new comics in the spring of ’76, the Jesus craze was largely over, having peaked around 1970-71 with Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, and the larger “Jesus Revolution” that made the cover of TIME for their June 21, 1971 issue. Continue reading “The Death of Doctor Fate”
It’s April Fool’s Day so let’s get foolish. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 3: What Is That Thing On Norman Osborn’s Head?
It’s another Spidey Miscellanea post, kids! This time I’ll be doling out some more material related to Stan Lee and Gwen Stacy. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 2: Stan & Gwen
As recounted on this blog nearly one year ago, my life as a full-time comics buyer got its start around March/April of 1976. Before this, I was exposed to comics here and there, at the barber shop, during shore trips, and through hand-me-downs from older family and friends, always anxious to snag a Spider-Man comic when I found one. Continue reading To the Moon Knight and Back