Category Archives: Marvel Comics

Marvel Madness in the 70s

The first draft of my recent Ghost Rider article for Back Issue had a much more extensive history of the character, including all kinds of minutiae and boring plot details of nearly every comic in which he appeared. (Cheap plug: A list of all those comics was provided in my last blogpost.) Much of this was due to an overly slavish response on my part to an editorial request to include everything. Continue reading Marvel Madness in the 70s

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A Very Spidey Christmas

A recent post to one of the comics groups I follow on Facebook lamented the presence of Stegron in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #166 (cover date of March 1977—but on the racks in December of ’76). Continue reading A Very Spidey Christmas

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Has The Gwenaissance Gone Too Far?

It was a little more than eight months ago that I wrote of the Gwen Stacy Renaissance– or “Gwenaissance,” if you prefer– and how much this turn of events pleased me. But has the movement gone too far? Continue reading Has The Gwenaissance Gone Too Far?

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Blind Byrne Worship

Within the last few years, TwoMorrows has issued a series of books by Pierre Comtois reviewing the creative rise & fall of Marvel Comics, with each book in the series covering a different decade in the company’s first thirty years of existence. Continue reading Blind Byrne Worship

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