April 10, 2014 | Drew | (2 Comments)
For the last of the series ‘Tales of the Watcher’ backup stories in Tales Of Suspense we have a five page story titled ‘The Watcher Must Die’ . In this story, we witness an armada led by warlord Wrogg confront the watcher on a remote asteroid. Believing that the watcher can not be as powerful as legends suggest, he lands and approaches… what happens next? well, you will have to read to find out if the watcher lives on, or if this tale foretells the death of the watcher! I won’t be spoiling the fun short for you.
What I will say, is it is five pages of the tension being built, leading to an interesting conclusion, with an original but since reused ending.
March 24, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)
This issue is a fitting follow-up to Fantastic Four Annual #8, as in this issue we find out that we indeed know who Kang is, and that we have seen him -although briefly- in that issue. You see Kang, The Conqueror the time traveler the Avengers are facing off in this issue, by his own admissions is the same man as Rama-Tut! In his telling of the story, and events, what occurred in Fantastic Four Annual #2 was a part of his recent Past. Having traveled back to the future –in fact further into the future then whence he came.
I find myself glad, in this telling; all references and suggestions of him and Doctor Doom being one and the same removed. Be it he came to his senses or Stan Lee decided to drop that plot idea, I know not. But at least for now – Kang gets to be his own man.
But the big question we have to ask ourselves is how can the Avengers stop Kang with weapons from 2,000 years in the future? Even Kang thinks it impossible, and even the Avengers need a little help from Rick Jones and the Teen Brigade. But if you want to know just how they succeed, I would suggest you read this classic Avengers story. (more…)
March 21, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)
While Fantastic Four annual #2 was divided into two stories in the issue; they go together so well that reviewing them separately would do the volume injustice. The first story titled “the fantastic origin of Doctor Doom!” Deals with Dr. Doom’s backstory, as we have never seen it before this issue. It is in these pages that we are first exposed to his nation Latveria, as well as get a true look at exactly what makes Dr. doom the villain that he is.
The second-story’s title is “the final victory of Dr. Doom” and it is a fitting follow-up to the opening tale. Although it is not without its criticisms that are discussed in more depth below.
March 14, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)
In this mystic Dr. strange tale, we have a special guest appearance I character not only from history but was also been seen in a previous Marvel comic. In Dr. strange tales so far we have seen him go to Great Plains to help those in need. But this is the first time we have seen him travel through time self to the distant past to help free a trapped soul of the present. The traveling to the past for the mystic dr. strange is not without risk. For if he stays there too long he’ll be trapped in time forever (more…)
March 26, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)
For today’s comic book review I read Fantastic Four #23, titled “The Master Plan of Doctor Doom!” that is right, Dr. Doom is back, and seeing to eliminate the Fantastic Four yet again. But is his plan one that is destined to succeed? or will we see Dr. Doom stopped yet again? (more…)
March 13, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
For today’s comic book review, I moved on to read Journey Into Mystery #102, to get the second part of the epic story started in the prior months Journey Into Mystery, featuring Thor, as the slave of “The Tomorrow Man!” in fact, the story is titled “Slave Of Zarrko, The Tomorrow Man!” and the title seems to hold true, as Thor is locked to his oath to serve Zarrko and help him conquer the 23rd century.
But can anyone stop him and Zarrko on the path to conquest of a peaceful future, or is Thor doomed to serve him forever? (more…)
March 12, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
For today’s comic book review I read Journey Into Mystery #101; a story that is part one of another two-part story for the Mighty Thor. But all being part of a larger epic that is ongoing related to his desire of Jane Foster.
In this issue, to punish Thor for not forgetting the mortal Jane Foster he reduces Thor’s power in half, as well as takes away his access to Asgard and ability to control the elements. Loki sees this as an opportunity, and sets up an encounter with Thor against The Tomorrow Man, by restoring the past foes memories. But can Thor stop the Tomorrow Man with half of his power? or is he doomed to fail? (more…)
February 1, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
For today’s comic book review I read “Prisoners Of the Pharoah!” the story contained within Fantastic Four #19. It is a breath taken tale of heroics in their raw form, going to great lengths to help a friend.
The story is centered around trying to help Alicia Masters see again, Reed believing that he has found a hint to a cure for blindness on ancient Egyptian hieroglyph’s. needing more information than modern research can supply the Fantastic Four go back to Doom’s castle and use his time machine to go back in time to find the cure for blindness. (more…)
Tales Of Suspense #44
Iron Man Faces the Menace of The Mad Pharaoh!
December 16, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
we have already had The Fantastic Four, Thor and Ant-Man travel though time. This Month its Iron Man’s turn at time travel; sending him 2000 years back into the past to ancient Egypt and the court of Cleopatra.
what can lead to an amazing and suspenseful tale like this, how about i offer us a bit of a summary. Tony Stark & Iron Man agree to help out an archeological Friend of Stark’s. At this dig they bring up an antient Mummy of the ” Mad Pharaoh” whom has a magical artifact that he uses to transport him and Tony Stark back in time to Egypt.
His plan is to use Tony Stark’s modern weapons knowledge to his advantage, to succeed at the conquest he failed at those century’s before. but lucky for us, Mr. Stark has other idea’s involving Iron Man. Can he stop The Mad Pharaoh and maintain our history? (more…)
November 1, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
Today my comic book review is of The Astonishing Ant-Man!,Prisoner of the Slave World From Tales To Astonish #41. Starting this review, I do find myself at a loss for word, It had alien’s, it had scientific kidnapping, it had Time and dimensional travel. but did it have the heart and soul of a good story?
When it comes to the reading of it, I can’t help but feel I read this same story before, with Thor in Journey Into Mystery #87 only aliens instead of communist. but did this one have enough differences to stand out? was it a good read? Or does this Ant-man Tale just not measure up to my expectation’s of our hero.