Synopsis: Daredevil 181 was written and drawn by Frank Miller with finishes by Klaus Janson and opens with Bullseye fantasising about killing Daredevil. Since Daredevil saved him, Bullseye has been in maximum security on Ryker's island, suffering from intense headaches from his brain surgery and kept isolated from the general prison population, his only … Continue reading December 1981: Daredevil 181 – Or, honestly what did the TV people think would happen?
Synopsis: Captain America 266 was written by David Anthony Kraft, with art by Mike Zeck and John Beatty and opens with Captain America and Spider-Man falling from a flying island. (Yup, a flying island) after failing to stop a bad guy called S.U.L.T.A.N. (Systematic Ultimate Lawless Takeover of All Nations, no seriously, that's the name … Continue reading November 1981: Captain America 266 – Or, why is Nick Fury topless again?
Synopsis: Marvel Team up 113 was written by Mark Gruenwald and pencilled by Herb Trimpe with inks my Mike Esposito and opens with Spider-Man jumping onto an armoured truck after his spider-sense warns him of trouble. The truck contains the villainous Nitro and is being transferred to Project Pegasus under the supervision of their security … Continue reading October 1981: Marvel Team Up 113 – Or, Quasar’s the best Pegasus could afford?
Amazing Spider-Man 223 was written by Denny O'Neill (with J M Dematteis scripting) with art by John Romita Jnr and Al Milgrom and opens with Peter Parker, in his Spider-Man costume heading towards Empire State University. He sees a fellow grad student, Roger Hochberg heading into library annex. He comments to himself how he's … Continue reading September 1981: Amazing Spider-Man 223- Or, wow Peter Parker is still a bit of a d*ck
Power Man & Iron Fist 75 was written by Mary Jo Duffy, pencilled by Kerry Gammil and inked by Ricardo Villamonte and opens with Master Khan (Long time Iron Fist villain) riding a jade tiger, being followed by Luke (Power Man) Cage and Daniel (Iron Fist) Rand'Kai through a portal. They are deposited on a … Continue reading August 1981: Power Man & Iron Fist 75 – Or hitching a ride on a green tiger? Really?
Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man was written by Roger Stern and pencilled by Jim Mooney and opens with the director and narrator of the documentary show 'On the Trail' talking about their next subject, Spider-Man. The narrator Felix Simon, wants new footage to keep the quality high, while director Morrie Toshiba is less sure, but … Continue reading July 1981: Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man 59 – Or, You want people not to laugh, leave the monkey suit at home
Synopsis: Avengers 211 was written by David Michelinie with pencils by Gene Colan and Dan Green on inks and opens with Captain America deciding that there should only be six Avengers and some of the people living at the mansion are going to have to leave. Standing behind Steve (Captain America Rogers) … Continue reading June 1981: Avengers 211 – Or, we’re going to need some more chairs.
Synopsis: Iron Man 149 was written by David Michelinie, with art by John Romita Jnr and Bob Layton and opens with a Stark International cargo ship being attacked by pirates (the more recent helicopters and guns kind, not the pirates of the Caribbean kind) before they are sent packing by Iron Man. Iron Man then … Continue reading May 1981: Iron Man 149 – Or I would question Doom’s management style.
Fantastic Four 232 was written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Bjorn Heyn and opens with Diablo monologuing about how the Fantastic Four will soon fall to his power, before his landlady comes to his door to complain about the smells from his apartment. He complains about having to use potions to disguise … Continue reading April 1981: Fantastic Four 232 – Or I’m not sure how close you’d want to be to Sue Storm
Synopsis: Daredevil 171 was written and drawn by Frank Miller, with Klaus Janson and opens with Matt (Daredevil) Murdock, in his costume, waking up in the back of a garbage truck. He jumps clear to get some sleep and in a cutaway scene, we see one of the mob's underlings killed by a man … Continue reading March 1981: Daredevil 171 – Or, have you got yourself locked in a room, with a violent giant?