August 1986: Avengers 273 – Or Hercules, Greek god of bitchiness

Synopsis: Rites of Conquest was written by Roger Stern with art by John Buscema on breakdowns and Tom Palmer on finishes and opens with Hercules holding up a solid oak table with a dozen people sitting on it, to settle a proposition bet with a guy he is drinking with. The pair drink on with … Continue reading August 1986: Avengers 273 – Or Hercules, Greek god of bitchiness

July 1986: Starbrand 1 – Or, what is the deal with the quacking thing?

Synopsis: The Starbrand was written by Jim Shooter, penciled by John Romita Jnr with inks by Al Willliamson and opens with Ken Connell dirt-biking in rural Pennsylvania. After a risky jump, he finds a bomb-site. Shortly afterwards, he is approached by an old mall, all unearthly and cryptic. He does 'something' and Ken passes out … Continue reading July 1986: Starbrand 1 – Or, what is the deal with the quacking thing?

February 2018: Fantasticast episode 270- Or, I did that one too.

I love The Fantasticast | Episode 270: Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 - Death Watch!, let's play it! http://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-xp9xe-39aa2ea This episode is about a comic looked at on this very blog. To be honest, the Fantasticast lads did it better, but it was nice that they had got to something else that I have looked at … Continue reading February 2018: Fantasticast episode 270- Or, I did that one too.

My Marvel Life Presents: A – Z of Comics part 18 – R

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

June 1986 – Amazing Spider-Man 280 – Or, What? Were Kangaroo and the Spot busy?

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?

May 1986: Fantastic Four 293 – Or, so who’s actually looking after the kid?

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?