Tag Archives: Superheroes

Hope You Guessed His Name

Once upon a time, the Marvel Universe had this villainous character more terrifying than Galactus and more horrifying than Thanos. Anyone care to guess his name? Continue reading Hope You Guessed His Name

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 2

Just a friendly little reminder: this is a series of posts exploring when Spider-Man jumped the shark, not when he swam over the shark—because we all know precisely when the latter happened. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 2

“Two Into One Won’t Go!”

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!”

Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 5: Along Came The Spider

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

Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 4: What’s So Special About Peter Parker?

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?

“The Death of Doctor Fate”

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”