April 1986: Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man 116 – Or, who exactly are we supposed to root for?

  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?

My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 16 – P

P is for Psylocke / Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock, the X-Man known as Psylocke is the twin sister of Brian Braddock the Captain Britain of Earth 616 and the younger sister of Jamie (reality warping mad b@$t@erd) Braddock and one could be forgiven to expect that she would be somewhat in the shadow of her brothers, … Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 16 – P

March 1986: Iron Man 207 – Or, wait the country is called Hot Mouth?

Synopsis: Heat was written by Denny O'Neil with art by Mark Bright, Atkin and Garvey and opens with Tony 'Iron Man' Stark (in full Silver Centurion armour) finishing construction of an orbiting space station, pleased with his handiwork. Also pleased is an un-named general from the Caribbean nation of Boca Caliente (you read that right, … Continue reading March 1986: Iron Man 207 – Or, wait the country is called Hot Mouth?

82 years in the future, or right now on my left arm

A Munky on Merseyside

I have an awesome wife. The MIGHTY Rosie has always done right by me, being generous and thoughtful. For my birthday/Christmas this year, my main gift is to have my left arm tattoos covered up. There are three stories here, why I have tattoos to start with, why I chose the picture  I chose and the day itself.

Why I have tattoos: I got a tattoo about 13 years ago. I showed the tattoo artist the shape and asked for it bigger, he did it to scale, so I wanted one taking up my upper arm and got a tiny one on my shoulder. In order to fix that I got another one to fill it out. To balance them out, I got one one my right arm. They are one of the few things I have done that I regret. Getting them covered up has been a cathartic undoing…

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February 1986: Uncanny X-Men 205 – Or, this is why I don’t do carol singing.

Synopsis: Wounded Wolf was written by Chris Claremont with pencils, inks and colours by Barry Windsor Smith and opens in Spiral's Body Shoppe were the Reavers (Macon, Cole and Reese, former guards from the Hellfire club torn up by Wolverine during the Dark Phoenix Saga) are having there cybernetics upgrading while Oyama Yuriko, a woman … Continue reading February 1986: Uncanny X-Men 205 – Or, this is why I don’t do carol singing.