Synopsis: X-Men 187 was written by Chris Claremont, with art by Paul Smith and Bob Wiacek and opens with the X-Men arriving home from their recent sojourn into space, in pursuit of Professor X, who has been infected with a Brood Queen egg and is changing into a Brood. By this point, the X-Men are … Continue reading Dec 1982: Uncanny X-Men 187 – Or this was a somewhat misleading cover
Synopsis: Avengers 228 was written by Roger Stern, drawn by Al Milgrom with Brett Breeding inks and opens with news coverage of the treason trial of Dr Hank (I've been many Avengers) Pym. We are then shown several reactions from the Avengers, we get distress from Wasp and Thor, anger from She-Hulk and a great … Continue reading Nov 1982: Avengers 228- Or, you may be cool, but you’re not Vision relaxed on a chair with his cape cool
Synopsis: Invincible Iron Man 166 was written by Denny O'Neil and drawn by Luke McDonnell with inks by Steve Mitchell. The story opens with low grade Iron Man villain The Melter, walking into Stark International head office to see Tony Stark, but not getting past personal assistant extraordinare Bambi Arbogast. Stark himself is in … Continue reading October 1982: Iron Man 166 – Or, what’s that on Stane’s forehead?
Synopsis: Marvel Graphic Novel 4: The New Mutants was written by Chris Claremont with art by Bob McLeod and letters by Tom Orzechowski and opens with occasional X-Men supporting character Dr Moira (Charles Xavier's original eX-person) McTaggart walking in rural scotland before being knocked over by a fleeing wolf, where turns into a teenage … Continue reading September 1982: New Mutants OGN – Or. Where I’m from that’s called child abduction
Synopsis: Amazing Spider-Man Annual 16 was written by Roger Stern with art by both John Romitas and opens with Peter (Spider-Man) Parker running through a bus terminal, when a beautiful woman passes him and sets off his Spider-Sense. Realising he has 15 minutes to spare before meeting his friend Harry and his wife Liz … Continue reading August 1982: Amazing Spider-Man Annual 16-Or, are we sure Spider-Man is smart?
Synopsis: Marvel Two-in-One 93 was written by Tom DeFalco with art by Ron Wilson and D Hands and picks up from a previous issue with a mind-controlled Ben (The Thing) Grimm fighting Aaron (Machine Man) Stack, who is trying to rescue Jocasta, the Bride of the villain of the piece, Ultron. Keeping both The … Continue reading July 1982: Marvel Two-in-One 93- Or, there’s someone for everyone, even if you were made in a factory
Synopsis: Wolverine 1 was written by Chris Claremont with art by Frank Miller and Josef Rubenstein and opens with Wolverine climbing a mountain and killing a bear driven mad by an illegal poisoned arrow. Wolverine's interest in this, is that under the poisons influence, this bear has killed seven men, three women and five … Continue reading June 1982: Wolverine 1- What he doesn’t isn’t very nice? What excessive internal monologues?
Captain America 272 was written by J M DeMatteis and drawn by Mike Zeck and opens with Steve (Captain America) Rogers riding his bike in costume through one of the seedier neighbourhoods in New York. He comes across a car accident and see's that the driver (a cabbie) has had his throat slit. Steve … Continue reading May 1982: Captain America 272- Or, surely he should be wearing a helmet
Synopsis: Avengers 221 was written by Jim Shooter and David Michelinie with art by Bob Hall and Brett Breedings and opens with the Avengers deciding that they need more than four members and try to find another two to fill their ranks. Captain America wants a team player, Thor wants bravery and Wasp wants more … Continue reading April 1982: Avengers 221- Or, none of those ladies were going to join, so there for free food?
Thor 320 was written by Doug Moench and pencilled by Keith Pollard and opens with Odin, Allfather of Asgard, musing over a lost love before going back to his wife in a scene that seems somewhat out of place. We then go to Chicago, where Dr Don Blake is opening a new doctor's practice … Continue reading March 1982: Thor 320 – Or, does no shirt no shoes no service not count if you have fur?