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When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 3

As I mentioned back in October, there’s probably not much suspense regarding this particular installment of the series. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 3

Little Archie and the Magic Hat (or Cap)

It’s that time of year again, and the Christmas comic I’ve chosen to cover this season is Little Archie #180, cover dated Feb. 1983, which means it would have been on the stands just before Christmas of ’82. Continue reading Little Archie and the Magic Hat (or Cap)

Cyborgs & Sith Lords

At some point last year I stumbled across a few articles/notices on the “War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover then taking place across Marvel’s Star Wars comics. One character I saw invited particular attention—a cyborg fighter that kindled memories going back several decades. Continue reading Cyborgs & Sith Lords

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

“Trapped in High School for All Eternity!”

It’s that time of year again, back-to-school time, which has inspired yet another post on a school-themed comic story. Continue reading “Trapped in High School for All Eternity!”

“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!”