Category: Marvel Comics

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Reviews of Old Comics: Deadpool #1

Deadpool #1 August 1993 Deadpool has taken over the web site, so I feel compelled to review at least one Deadpool comic. I have to admit, I've never really liked the character. He doesn't seem to have a direction and the humor I've seen is a little too random, and scattershot. Naturally, since I don't collect Deadpool, I had to search one out. I really wanted to review one of his earlier appearances in X-Force, but couldn't find one. Instead, I'm going for the very first comic titled Deadpool, a four-issue  mini-series referred to by the story-line's name, The Circle Chase. I've never really read it, so it's new to me, and I suspect, a far cry from today's Deadpool comics. SYNOPSIS: Deadpool is in Sarajevo being stalked by a group of mercenaries, but gets the drop on them and knocks them out, insulting them the entire time. He strides off, regretting that Tolliver has died, since the mercenary business just isn't the same without him. He meets his contact, named Weasel, whom he catches up on his situation, that anyone who ever worked for Tolliver, Deadpool included has a target on their back. He grills weasel for information on Vanessa (aka Copycat) just as Weapon X enters the room to take Deadpool down.

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No Freedom In A Marvel Universe

There is a serious problem in the Marvel Universe and its spelled SHIELD.

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Reviews of Old Comics: Namor the Sub-Mariner #8

NAMOR THE SUB MARINER #8 February 1990 Right after High School, I was big into John Byrne. It was a good time to be into John Byrne, too. He had produced Omac for the DC, West Coast Avengers, Sensational She-Hulk, Next Men and of course, Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Of course he didn't do them in that order, but those are the comics that he worked on in the late 1980s and early 1990s that just seemed to be Byrne flexing his artistic muscles. I got rid of a lot of my mainstream comics a long time ago, but just cruising bargain boxes has gotten me replacement copies of a few that I really remember fondly. This particular comics was stashed away in an office paper box, since it's not really among my prized possessions, comic-wise. I have to admit that nostalgia is the main reason that I own this, so a lot of this review will hinge on that perspective. SYNOPSIS: In 1961, German agents, including a scientist stash away a project before the Russians seal them into the city of East Berlin. While escaping the scientist is shot, and the two agents violently get him past the US checkpoint in an effort to get him help.

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Welcome Back Peter Parker, We Missed You

Chalk this up to the “I told you so” category as we all knew Peter Parker was coming back. With the new Amazing Spider-Man coming out this year it was going to happen.  The New York Daily News confirmed Marvel was planning a new Amazing Spider-Man series and they also revealed that the Peter Parker will

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Ms. Marvel #1 Preview!

Are you guys ready for some Ms. Marvel goodness? If so your wait is almost over. Check out a preview of Ms. Marvel #1 that’s shipping in February! The international sensation is finally here! Marvel is pleased to present your first look at MS. MARVEL #1, the soon-to-be runaway hit from G. Willow Wilson and

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Star Wars Canon Changes

In a move potentially having major ramifications for the Star Wars franchise, a group has been created to manage canonical stories throughout the series. Known as the Lucasfilm Story Group, this assemblage will determine whether stories will hold up as canon or will be dropped from Star Wars lore. For example, many hold the Knights

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Marvel Pulling Single Issues: Opinions

With the recent news that Marvel is pulling single issues from chain bookstores such as Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million, some may have problems obtaining copies of their books. While I am sure most readers will simply visit their local comic store, I have to think a portion relied on bookstores for their monthly fix.

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A Look Back At G.I. Joe ARAH Comic Series #1-50 (Part 1)

There is no question, I am a G.I Joe fan and I love the comic book series (ARAH). I started with issue 11 and I have never looked back. The reason for this post is due to the pending release of G.I. Joe ARAH #200 from IDW. I feel there is a need to look

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Reviews of Old Comics: Spider-Woman #5

SPIDER-WOMAN #5 August 1979 Looking back at the few reviews I've done so far, I really haven't had one that was a bad comic. I set out to have one this time and I looked for something that would be that fodder. Enter, a 1970s Spider-Woman comic. SYNOPSIS: Spider-Woman wakes up bound and gagged in a dusty, decrepit, abonded house. Freeing herself, she recalls that she was captured by a masked vigilante calling himself the Hangman, who has a warped sense of chauvanism that leeds him the hold women captive in order to "protect" them. Almost immediately she's assailed by hallucinations and flying furniture, briefly knocking her into unconsciousness. She wakes up trapped in a giant spider web to be attacked by more hallucinations. Meanwhile, Spider-Woman's ally the magician Magnus is getting familiar with his landlady, who seems like a lonely old widow.

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Lucasfilm and Marvel Join Forces in 2015!

Many have been wondering about the status of Dark Horse as publisher of the Star Wars series of books. Since Disney owns both the Star Wars and Marvel brands, the return of the space odyssey to it’s original home was imminent. Announced today, Marvel will have exclusive publishing rights to Star Wars comics and graphic

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AVENGERS WORLD #1 PREVIEW

Take a peek at a new Marvel Now #1 Avengers World courtesy of CBR STORY BY Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer ART BY Stefano Caselli COVER BY John Cassaday, Arthur Adams, Milo Manara “TROUBLE MAP” Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars– but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and The Avengers will be tested like never before. In

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Reviews of Old Comics: Power Pack #1

POWER PACK #1 August 1984 Once I decided to review old comics, I grabbed a handful of unsorted comics and looked for one to review. There were a few comics that were more recent, and I felt like revisiting my childhood. Ah-ha! Power Pack fits the bill nicely. SUMMARY There's a battle in space, just outside the Earth's atmosphere, and it's several ships attacking a lone, white starship. It's observed by Katie, the youngest of the four Power children, whose father is desuigning a new energy source for the government. Their parents let them spend the night in their sleeping bags on the back deck of their beach house. Katie sees the attacked spaceship in the surf on the beach. She wakes up her siblings and they investigate. The oldest child, Alex waits by the ship with Katie while younger brother Jack goes with his older sister Julie to wake their father. As they near the house, one of the ships that attacked the downed ship lands by their house. Alex and Katie are greeted by the ship's pilot, an alien nick-named Whitey, who then rescues Julie and Jack, but is too late to keep the attacking aliens, lizard-like beings named Snarks from abducting their parents. Whitey is injured in the rescue and as the Snarks leave with the Power kids' parents, he teleports himself and the children to his ship, Friday.

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