Synopsis: Marvel Team Up 139 was written by Cary Burkett with pencils by Brian Postman and inks by Mike Esposito and opens with Spider-Man swinging towards a press conference after being delayed by the subway. Ten feet above him is an 8ft blue android called a Dreadnought, robotic foot-soldier of the Maggia (the Marvel … Continue reading December 1983 – Marvel Team Up 139 – Or how exactly does an eight foot tall blue robot sneak onto a roof?
Synopsis: Captain America 290 was written by J M DeMatteis with art by Ron Frenz and Steve Leialoha and opens with Steve "Captain America" Rogers performing a series of gymnastic manoeuvres for the entertainment of his girlfriend Bernadette "Bernie" Rosenthal who rewards this impromptu performance with a passionate kiss all being seen by a tiny … Continue reading November 1983: Captain America 290 – Or, if you’re sneaking up on someone, don’t wear a pink suit.
Synopsis: X-Men and the Micronauts 1 was written by Chris Claremont & Bill Mantlo with Butch Guice on pencils and Bob Wiacek on inks and opens with the Micronauts arriving at the wall separating the Microverse and the Macroverse at the head of a large space fleet. The Micronauts (Acturus Rann, Marionette, Bug, Huntaar, Fireflyte … Continue reading October 1983: X-Men and the Micronauts 1 – Or, how embarassing, beaten by a six inch tall action figure.
Synopsis: Daredevil 202 was written by Denny O'Neil with art by William Johnson & Danny Bulahadi and opens with Matthew Murdock, in his full Daredevil outfit swinging his way across New York, back to his law offices, during this travel, we get a quick run down of recent events before he gets to work, to … Continue reading September 1983: Daredevil 202 – Or, I’m sorry, I can’t look at you with that moustache
Synopsis: Thor 337 was written and drawn by Walt Simonson and opens with some enormous creature forging something using the core of a star as metal. The only sound effect... DOOM!!!! In Chicago, Doctor Donald Blake is enjoying a leisurely walk around in the summer, reflecting on his dual nature being both a compassionate human … Continue reading August 1983: Thor 337 – Or, Beta Ray Bill, really? Who gave you THAT name?
Synopsis: Amazing Spider-Man 245 was written by Roger Stern with art by John Romita Jnr and Dave Simons and opens with Spider-Man trying to get some information from New York's DA Blake Tower, specifically information regarding Lefty Donavan, suspected by Spider-Man of being the Hobgoblin, a new Green Goblin inspired villain. Tower, as you can … Continue reading July 1983: Amazing Spider-Man 245 – Or these are Peter’s friends?!?
Synopsis: Fantastic Four 258 was written and drawn by John Byrne and opens with Doctor Victor Von Doom surveying his subjects rebuilding the capital city of Doomstadt after he has returned to power in his native Latveria. There is peace and prosperity and the people smile and go about their days happy with their leader's … Continue reading June 1983: Fantastic Four 258- Or, I don’t think happy and content mean what Doom thinks they mean
Synopsis: Alpha Flight 1 was written, drawn & inked by John Byrne and opens with the ending of Alpha Flight. Once government sponsored and funded, now kept on as RCMP auxillaries. As their headquarters is shut for the last time, the now unemployed James MacDonald 'Vindicator' Hudson is despondent as he flies home in his … Continue reading May 1983: Alpha Flight 1-Or, Wouldn’t a radio be better than surgical implants?
Synopsis: Uncanny X-Men 171 was written by Chris Claremont with inks by Bob Wiacek and a guest pencil spot by Walt Simonson and opens with Ororo 'Storm' Monroe declaring her leadership of the underground mutant community known as the Morlocks. She had stabbed the previous leader Callisto, through the chest and took her place. … Continue reading April 1983: Uncanny X-Men 171 – Or, Professor X lives with a lot of angry women
Synopsis: Thing 1 was written by John Byrne with pencils by Ron Wilson and inks by Joe Sinnott and opens with Ben 'The Thing' Grimm standing on the corner of Yancy Street looking at an old building, before he goes in. He finds the current incarnation of the Yancy Street gang and after a barrage … Continue reading March 1983: The Thing 1- Or, are you sitting comfortably?