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
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
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
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!”
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 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
I don’t know about the rest of you, but with the state of the world being what it is right now, I could use a light-hearted distraction like talking about silly comic book characters. So let’s talk about my number one, all-time favorite: Spider-Man. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 1: An Arachnid in Amber?