Farewell and thank you George Perez.

A Munky on Merseyside

Just to warn you all, this is a bit of a ramble, but it is what was in my head.

On Saturday I learned of the passing of the legend that is George Perez. He died aged 67 after a long battle with illness at home, surrounded by loved ones. He had been ill for some time and he was aware that these were his last days.

A week after losing Neal Adams, this was a loss not just the devastating one to his family and friends, but to the larger comics community, both professional and fans alike and it’s hard not to feel saddened by this tragic event. So I wanted to write something about this man, whom I never met, but had an impact upon my life nonetheless.

George Perez’s career spans over 40 years, covers hundreds of characters for both DC and Marvel amongst other work and…

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Spectacular Spider-Man 224: Wow, over-thinking the revenge plans a bit there.

Credits: Written by Tom DeFalco, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Bill Seinkeiwcz and edited by Eric Fein. Cast: Peter ‘Spider-Man’ Parker, Ben ‘Scarlet’ Spider, 3Pete, Kaine, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Dr Judas Traveller & Scrier Plot: 3Pete’s body mutates as he mentally devolves in the presence of Peter, Ben and Kaine. The four battle, 3Pete … Continue reading Spectacular Spider-Man 224: Wow, over-thinking the revenge plans a bit there.

Factor-X 3: Well eventually the penny drops

Credits: Pencilled by Steve Epting & Terry Dodson, inked by Al Milgrom & edited by Kelly Corvese Cast: Earth 295 versions of Scott ‘Cyclops’ Summers, Alex ‘Havok’ Summers, Jean Grey, Warren Kenneth ‘Angel’ Worthington III, Scarlett MacKenzie, Terry & Jesse Bedlam, Sam and Elizabeth Guthrie, Henry ‘Dark Beast’ McCoy, maybe Rahne ‘Wolfsbane’ Sinclair, Rex and … Continue reading Factor-X 3: Well eventually the penny drops

Spider-Man 58: So he has just the one costume? Well glad I am not standing next to him

Credits: Written by Howard Mackie, pencils by Tom Lyle, inks by Scott Hanna and edited by Danny Fingeroth. Cast: Peter ‘Spider-Man’ Parker, Ben ‘Scarlet Spider’ Reilly, 3Pete, Kaine, and Mary Jane Watson-Parker. Plot: Warned by Judas Traveller about the threat to his pregnant wife, Peter Parker has broken out of prison and returned home to … Continue reading Spider-Man 58: So he has just the one costume? Well glad I am not standing next to him

Amazing Spider-Man 402: Confused, you will be.

Credits: Written by J.M. DeMatteis, pencilled by Mark Bagley, inked by Larry Mahlstedt and edited by Danny Fingeroth. Cast: Peter ‘Spider-Man’ Parker, Ben ‘Scarlet Spider’ Reilly, 3Pete, Kaine, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Chakra, Dr. Seward Trainer, Scrier and Dr. Judas Traveller. Plot: Mark of Kaine part 2 – Down in the Darkness starts with 3Pete bumping … Continue reading Amazing Spider-Man 402: Confused, you will be.

Amazing X-Men 3 – Just to be clear, Vanisher’s real name is Telford Porter, Tel Porter?

Credits: Written by Fabian Nicieza, pencils by Andy Kubert, inks by Matt Ryan and edited by Bob Harras. Cast: Erik ‘Magneto’ Lensherr, Apocalypse, Telford ‘Vanisher’ Porter, The Madri, Abyss, Shadow King, Nanny, Charles Lensherr, Warren Kenneth ‘Angel’ Worthington III, Ororo ‘Storm’ Monroe, Alison ‘Dazzler’ Blaire, Robert ‘Iceman’ Drake, Paris ‘Exodus’ Bennet, Pietro ‘Quicksilver’ Maximoff of … Continue reading Amazing X-Men 3 – Just to be clear, Vanisher’s real name is Telford Porter, Tel Porter?

Web of Spider-Man 124 – A lot of similar looking guys want to spend time with Mary Jane

Credits: Written by Terry Kavanagh, breakdowns by Steven Butler, finishes by Randy Emberlin and edited by Eric Fein. Cast: Peter ‘Spider-Man’ Parker, Ben ‘Scarlet Spider’ Reilly, 3Pete, Kaine, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Dr Seward Trainer, Det. Connor Trevane, Grant Buckner ESQ, Lt. Jacob Raven, J.Jonah Jameson, Joe ‘Robbie’ Robertson, Stunner, Ken Ellis and Betty Brandt. Plot: … Continue reading Web of Spider-Man 124 – A lot of similar looking guys want to spend time with Mary Jane

My Life and Comics: The Secret Origin

I didn’t know where to put this, so am putting it here too

A Munky on Merseyside

I worked out recently that I have been a comic fan/collector for 2/3 of my life. More than any job, school or family relationship outside of my parents, it has been a constant. Whether this is a good, or in fact a bad thing, well that really isn’t the point. It is what it is.

When I was younger I lived in Yorkshire, I was born in Merseyside, but my earliest coherent memories were of Yorkshire. It was there when I started reading comics with Original X-Men 1, which I talked about here. There were other things I read of course, but they left an impression. This was bolstered by the glut of action/adventure cartoon shows that were on when I was younger, a veritable golden age of kids cartoons. Some of these featured characters I was familiar with. In fact my first exposure to Namor, Thor, the All…

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Astonishing X-Men 3 – Does Morph think anyone else has seen Singing in the Rain?

Credits: Plot by Scott Lobdell, script by Jeph Loeb, pencils by Joe Madureira, inked by Tim Townsend with Al Milgrom and edited by Bob Harras. Cast: Earth 295 versions of Wildchild, Morph, Toshiba ‘Sunfire’ Yashida, Rogue, Clarice ‘Blink’ Ferguson, Victor ‘Sabretooth’ Creed, Holo-you know what I’m calling him Lava Lamp, Weapon-X (in flashback), Erik ‘Magneto’ … Continue reading Astonishing X-Men 3 – Does Morph think anyone else has seen Singing in the Rain?

Spectacular Spider-Man 223, so what actually happened?

Schemes and Dreams for Future Screams (Aftershocks Park 3) Credits: Written by Howard Mackie, breakdowns by Sal Buscemi, finishes by Bill Sienkiewicz and edited by Eric Fein. Cast: Peter ‘Spider-Man’ Parker, Ben ‘Scarlet Spider’ Reilly, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, 3Pete, Lt Jacob Raven, Dr Ashley Kafka, Col. John Jameson, Dr Miles ‘The Jackal’ Warren, Cletus Kasaday/Carnage, … Continue reading Spectacular Spider-Man 223, so what actually happened?