Synopsis: The Starbrand was written by Jim Shooter, penciled by John Romita Jnr with inks by Al Willliamson and opens with Ken Connell dirt-biking in rural Pennsylvania. After a risky jump, he finds a bomb-site. Shortly afterwards, he is approached by an old mall, all unearthly and cryptic. He does 'something' and Ken passes out … Continue reading July 1986: Starbrand 1 – Or, what is the deal with the quacking thing?
I love The Fantasticast | Episode 270: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 - Death Watch!, let's play it! http://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-xp9xe-39aa2ea This episode is about a comic looked at on this very blog. To be honest, the Fantasticast lads did it better, but it was nice that they had got to something else that I have looked at … Continue reading February 2018: Fantasticast episode 270- Or, I did that one too.
R is for Rogue There are characters in comics that are wrapped up in one form or another to protect others, Doom Patrol's Negative Man, Negative Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes' Wildfire and Avengers Academy's Hazmat spring to mind. Some others are wrapped up to protect themselves, Thor wearing armour during Walt Simonson's epic run is … Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A – Z of Comics part 28 – R
Synopsis: Introducing the Sinister Syndicate was written by Tom DeFalco, with layouts by Ron Frenz and pencils and inks by Brett Breeding and opens with Peter 'Spider-Man' Parker carrying Silver Sable through a firefight. The mismatched pair are being attacked by a collection of villains which includes Rhino, Boomerang, the Beetle, Speed Demon and Hydroman. … Continue reading June 1986 – Amazing Spider-Man 280 – Or, What? Were Kangaroo and the Spot busy?
Synopsis: Hero worship was written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Al Gordon and opens with Jennifer 'She-Hulk' Walters telling her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot (remember him? From the Lee/Kirby run) that Central City California is enclosed within an unknown black globe. She Hulk is outside the city with Tony 'Iron Man' Stark, Simon 'Wonder … Continue reading May 1986: Fantastic Four 293 – Or, so who’s actually looking after the kid?
Synopsis: 102 uses for a dead cat was written by Peter David, with art by Rich Buckler and Bob McLeod and opens with 5 ridiculous looking thugs about to kill Felicia 'Black Cat' Hardy (in costume) after breaking her nose. She's suffering the effects of a concussion, hallucinating that the lead thug is Spider-Man. … Continue reading April 1986: Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man 116 – Or, who exactly are we supposed to root for?