Category Archives: 1980s

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 9: The David Michelinie Era

The David Michelinie Era of Amazing Spider-Man was a lengthy one. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 9: The David Michelinie Era

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 8: The Tom DeFalco Era

We have now reached the Tom DeFalco Era of Amazing Spider-Man, which means the end of this series of blogposts is within sight. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 8: The Tom DeFalco Era

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 7: The Roger Stern Era

The Roger Stern Era of Amazing Spider-Man had a nice little rehearsal space of sorts in the pages of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man, as touched on last time. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 7: The Roger Stern Era

“The Death of Speedy Ortiz” by Jaime Hernandez

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to look back on a work that happens to have “love” right there in the title: Love and Rockets. Continue reading “The Death of Speedy Ortiz” by Jaime Hernandez

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 6: The Denny O’Neil Era

We’re calling it the Denny O’Neil Era of Spider-Man, which it is, but it’s also the stealth beginning of the Roger Stern Era. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 6: The Denny O’Neil Era

Super Friends 50th Anniversary

A couple months back, a Saturday morning favorite of mine celebrated the golden jubilee of its debut as Super Friends premiered on the ABC television network on September 8, 1973. Continue reading Super Friends 50th Anniversary

Casper #170, “The Littlest Trick-or-Treater”

Looking for something Halloween themed while also looking to branch out into fresh genres and publishers, I figured there would be a ton of Halloween stories of Casper the Friendly Ghost out there, right? Continue reading Casper #170, “The Littlest Trick-or-Treater”

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 5: The Marv Wolfman Era

Today it’s the Marv Wolfman Era of Amazing Spider-Man I’ll be covering. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 5: The Marv Wolfman Era

The Wagner-Grant-Breyfogle Batman

Re-presenting another classic column of mine from the Pronto days, this one is about some great Batman stories from the very late 80s. Let’s call it the Wagner-Grant-Breyfogle Batman, as these stories come from writers John Wagner and Alan Grant, and artist Norm Breyfogle. Continue reading The Wagner-Grant-Breyfogle Batman