Synopsis: Web of Spider-Man 1, Til Death Do Us Part was written by Louise Simonson with art by Greg LaRoque and Jim Moony and opens with Peter Parker fishing in his wardrobe for his Spider-Man costume. which is next to a shapeless and shadowy creature that looks like his previous black costume. On the roof … Continue reading December 1984: Web of Spider-Man 1 – Or, it turns out Peter is a tighty-whity y-fronts kinda guy
Synopsis: Starting my 9th year of My Marvel Life, we have Uncanny X-Men 190, written by Chris Claremont, with art by John Romita Jnr and Dan Green and opens with a view of New York, but a New York like never seen before. It seems like a sword and sorcery era New York. We get … Continue reading November 1984: Uncanny X-Men 190 – Or, two issues, but a better event than anything Marvel have done recently
Synopsis: Dreadstar 15 was written and drawn by Jim Starlin and opens with an unseen entity becoming aware once more and moving from the void of nothingness to awareness of what is going on as it sees the fallen body of Vanth Dreadstar, the leader of the rebellion against the Instrumentality, which rules the Empirical … Continue reading October 1984: Dreadstar 15 – Or, this is a bad guy from the Bond Villain school of dealing with heroes
Synopsis: Captain America #300 was written by J M DeMatteis and Michael Ellis with art by Paul Neary and Dennis Janke and opens with Jesse Black Crow, a wheelchair bound native american is having hallucinations of Steve 'Captain America' Rogers and his recent struggles against the Red Skull. At the end of these visions he … Continue reading September 1984: Captain America 300, Or Steve vs Red Skull I get it but can we have a better issue please?
Synopsis: Alpha Flight 16 was written and drawn by John Byrne with finishes by Bob Wiacek and opens on a fish shaped submarine, which would not look out of place on the TV shoe Stingray. On board is the Master of the world, who has captured Eugene 'Puck' Judd as well as Marrina of … Continue reading August 1984: Alpha Flight 16 – Or, it’s hard to out ‘arrogant-ass’ Namor, but it can be done.
Synopsis: Uncanny X-Men #186 was written by Chris Claremont with art by Barry Windsor Smith and Terry Austin. It starts with Ororo 'Storm' Munroe waking up in the Dallas home of the mutant inventor Forge. She is there because she was hit by neutralising weapon, which unbeknown to her was designed and built by Forge … Continue reading July 1984: Uncanny X-Men 186 – Or, shall we not think about how Forge knew what size clothes to buy?
Synopsis: West Coast Avengers 1 was written by Roger Stern with art by Bob Hall and Brett Breeding and opens up with Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton (now heading up his own West Coast division of the Avengers) declaring "Avengers Assemble". The only problem is that there is no one there except for his newlywed wife Roberta/Bobbi … Continue reading May 1984: West Coast Avengers 1 – Or, for a robot, the Vision can’t organise for s**t
Synopsis: Machine Man 2020 #1 was written by Tom DeFalco with art by Herb Trimpe and Barry Windsor Smith and opens with a warehouse robot throwing out and obsolete container into a nearby rubbish tip/scrapyard. This box is found by a local gang of Midnight Wreckers, with the names Slick, Swift, Hassle and Brain who find … Continue reading June 1984: Machine Man 2020 #1 – Or, things are going to be pretty weird in 3 years time.
Synopsis: Alpha Flight #12 was written, drawn and inked by John Byrne and opens with Heather Hudson meeting with Miz Delphine Courtney at Roxxon Oil's New York Offices, where he husband James (Guardian) MacDonald Hudson had recently started working. Rather than her husband, the only other person she see's is a recording of Jerry … Continue reading April 1984: Alpha Flight 12 – Or, well that wasn’t perfectly timed.
Synopsis: Fantastic Four 267 was written & drawn by John Byrne and opens with a meeting of the minds. Dr Reed 'Mr Fantastic' Richards is talking with Dr Walter 'Sasquatch' Langowski, Dr Michael Morbius (the living vampire) and Dr Robert Bruce 'the Incredible Hulk' Banner. They are meeting to try and save the life of … Continue reading March 1984 – Fantastic Four 267 – Or, you know I can’t make a joke about this issue.