Synopsis : Marvel Premiere 48 was written by David Michelinie with art by John Byrne and Bob Layton (same as Iron Man 118) and concluded the story introducing Scott Lang as the second Ant Man. It opens with Ant Man meeting Darren Cross of Cross Technological Enterprises and finding out he's a 9 ft tall … Continue reading March 1979: Marvel Premiere 48 – In which we learn when a Dr says take it easy… TAKE IT EASY!
Synopsis: Nova 25 was written by Marv Wolfman, with pencils by legendary Flash penciller Carmine Infantino and opens with the Nova ship that gave Rich (Nova) Rider his powers, leaving the solar system. On board are vampiric supervillain Dr Sun, father & son Comet and Crimebuster, villain Diamondhead, sort of villain Powerhouse (now aware … Continue reading February 1979: Nova 25 – In which we learn ‘Are we there yet?’ is worse in space.
Synopsis: Daredevil 158 was written by Roger McKenzie with art by Klaus Janson with pencils from Frank Miller. Yup, it's Miller Time. He started here as a penciller, but by the time he left, he had left an indelible mark. The story opens at the Hells Kitchen law storefront, with Matt Murdock being abducted … Continue reading January 1979: Daredevil 158 In which we learn that for a it’s a bad idea to work for a guy with Death in his name.
Synopsis: David Michelinie, John Byrne and Gene Day produced this issue which began with Wonder Man and the Beast watching what looks like the Adventures of Robin Hood at the Regency cinema. They had back afterwards Avengers Mansion with Wonder Man thinking that the Avengers life isn't really for him, when they are attacked at … Continue reading December 1978: Avengers 181- In which we learn that there is chair shortage in the mansion
Notes: Captain America 280 was written by Rogers Stern and McKenzie and pencilled by Sal Buscema and opens with Captain America along with the remaining S.H.I.E.L.D. Super Agents Marvel Man (he who will be Quasar) and Vamp, making their way to Alcatraz. They are following a lead from former Super Agent Bluestreak that the … Continue reading November 1978: Captain America 280 – In which we learn DO NOT give the Hulk a lift.
Synopsis : Iron Man 118 was written by David Michelinie with art by John Byrne and Bob Layton and opens with Tony 'Iron Man' Stark repairing his armour. He remembers an attack by Spymaster and the S.H.I.E.L.D. weapons he used, leading Tony to go to a NATO symposium on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, mainly to … Continue reading October 1978: Iron Man 118 – In which we learn that Tony Stark’s best friend calls him Mr Stark
Synopsis: Micronauts 1 was by Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden, with an assist by Joe Rubenstein and opens with a prince and princess on the run from what was once their own guards. Ok, maybe a bit of a history lesson, Micronauts originally were a Japanese toy by Takara in the 1970s called Microman. Mego … Continue reading September 1978: Micronauts 1 – In which we learn the dangers of sleeping in for 1,000 years.
Synopsis: Supervillain Team Up 15 was written by Larry Lieber with art by Wally Wood, George Tuska and Mike Esposito and as I opened this issue, I realised that I broke rule 1: This is a reprint of another comic, but to be honest I'll let myself off, since this was enjoyable little romp. … Continue reading August 1978: Supervillain Team Up 15 – In which we learn we can root for Doctor Doom
Synopsis: Marvel Team Up 74 was written by Chris Claremont, with Bob Hall and Marie Severin on art and opens with Peter (Spider-Man) Parker and his date Mary Jane Watson heading to a taping of Saturday Night Live, the legendary comedy show, which launched dozens of caree rs and did wonders for countless others. This is the … Continue reading July 1978: Marvel Team Up 74 – In which we learn that the best defense against a Super Samauri is the cast of SNL
Synopsis: Iron Man 114 was written by Bill Mantlo with pencils by Keith Giffen and opens with Iron Man asking Yellowjacket to help an increasingly more unstable Unicorn. Unicorn (a long time Iron Man villain) has been sent by someone to attack Stark International, despite him being terminally ill and the best way to find out … Continue reading June 1978: Iron Man 114 – In which we learn that the Beast wants to know where to send the bill