R is for Rogue There are characters in comics that are wrapped up in one form or another to protect others, Doom Patrol's Negative Man, Negative Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes' Wildfire and Avengers Academy's Hazmat spring to mind. Some others are wrapped up to protect themselves, Thor wearing armour during Walt Simonson's epic run is … Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A – Z of Comics part 18 – R
Synopsis: Introducing the Sinister Syndicate was written by Tom DeFalco, with layouts by Ron Frenz and pencils and inks by Brett Breeding and opens with Peter 'Spider-Man' Parker carrying Silver Sable through a firefight. The mismatched pair are being attacked by a collection of villains which includes Rhino, Boomerang, the Beetle, Speed Demon and Hydroman. … Continue reading June 1986 – Amazing Spider-Man 280 – Or, What? Were Kangaroo and the Spot busy?
Synopsis: Hero worship was written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Al Gordon and opens with Jennifer 'She-Hulk' Walters telling her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot (remember him? From the Lee/Kirby run) that Central City California is enclosed within an unknown black globe. She Hulk is outside the city with Tony 'Iron Man' Stark, Simon 'Wonder … Continue reading May 1986: Fantastic Four 293 – Or, so who’s actually looking after the kid?
Synopsis: 102 uses for a dead cat was written by Peter David, with art by Rich Buckler and Bob McLeod and opens with 5 ridiculous looking thugs about to kill Felicia 'Black Cat' Hardy (in costume) after breaking her nose. She's suffering the effects of a concussion, hallucinating that the lead thug is Spider-Man. … Continue reading April 1986: Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man 116 – Or, who exactly are we supposed to root for?
Q is for Quicksilver Pietro Maximoff first appeared in X-Men 4 back in 1964, since then he's been a mutant, not a mutant, good guy, not a good guy, terrorist, leader, father, husband and a dozen other epithets, but most consistently he's been one thing, a massive d**k. Originally a member of Magneto's Brotherhood of … Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 17 – Q
P is for Psylocke / Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock, the X-Man known as Psylocke is the twin sister of Brian Braddock the Captain Britain of Earth 616 and the younger sister of Jamie (reality warping mad b@$t@erd) Braddock and one could be forgiven to expect that she would be somewhat in the shadow of her brothers, … Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 16 – P