With my comic book review of Avengers #7, it is easy to see that at least the idea of universal continuity was beginning to go full swing. In this issue, from just the opening pages, we have Iron Man facing consequences for his failure to respond to an avengers call, an event that just happened in Tales Of Suspense #56. This fact alone awed me, something so recent coming into play, and being at least slightly significant. But then there was more, with the Enchantress and the Executioner from Journey Into Mystery #103 , and a tie in to the last issue of Avengers as well. Before even 2 pages in, this review seemed to be off to a good start, with lots of Marvel Universe goodness potential. But does the story titled “Their Darkest Hour!” Live up more to the title, or to be a great shining light for what the marvel universe can be? Read on, to see what I think about this and more in my comic book review. (more…)
October 26, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)
Their Darkest Hour!
Tales To Astonish #57
October 24, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
On The Trail of The Amazing Spider-Man
It seems in my last several classic comic book reviews, we have seen a lot of Hero Vs. Hero action. from Spider-Man and the Hulk to X-Men Vs Fantastic Four, and now Giant-Man and the Wasp face off against Spider-Man. Every time, we see this kind of action, their are challenges and concerns that must be addressed, even more so as a reviewer. Is it original? are both sides true to there characters? or do we just have some group of hero’s fighting another for the sake of sales and marketing? The last few, I feel have been good, this one, I feel starts off weak; but I will get to that in my review below, first a short summary.
In this issue, Egghead tricks the ants into relaying a false message to giant-man. one that states that Spider-Man is out to attack Giant-man! can our hero’s clear up this conflict before it’s too late? (more…)
Fantastic Four #28
October 23, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
We Have To Fight The X-Men!
While we have had Iceman and The Human Torch team up before in Strange Tales #120, the comic book I review today is the first time the two teams come face to face. That’s right, in Fantastic Four #28, we have the X-Men as special guest stars, and if the cover is not enough of a hint, the story title “We Have To Fight The X-Men!” should be, the two teams are going to face off in good old comic book combat. But the cover can also tell us more; as the two teams are not alone, this issue also features the return of The Puppet Master, The mad Thinker, and The Awesome Android.
But can two teams make this issue of Fantastic Four even better? Or is this hero Vs. Hero action growing stale; after all we have seen it before, from the Thing, to the Avengers, even Spider-Man has tangled with the Fantastic Four. (more…)
Amazing Spider-Man #14
October 22, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
The Grotesque Adventure Of The Green Goblin
without even knowing the eventual importance of the Green Goblin -at that time- one could still tell this issue was a big one; not because of the return of the enforcers but for guest-starring The Incredible Hulk. In recent times, the hulk has been all over the place from the Avengers, to a massive two-part battle in Fantastic Four; but it is here that Spider-Man first crosses his path. Then, as we have the advantage of looking back from 50 years after this issue was published; the green goblin would also become a key character in times to come. But none of these facts guarantee that Amazing Spider-Man #14 was any good, so feel free to read on to see what I thought of it, or pick it up yourself and give it a good read though. (more…)
Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #7
August 13, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Court-Martial Of Sergeant Fury
With most of the comic book I review the action takes place between the good guys and the bad guys, and is fought with action, but this story is different. as Nick Fury defends his very life in the court room. While there is some classic comic book action taking place in the pages of Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #7 the heart of the story is in the courtroom drama of “The Court-Martial Of Sergeant Fury”.
This however leaves just one question to be responded to in this review, and that is can this style of drama be done justice in the comic book medium of its time or is it a case of a dire crime worse than that of which our hero is faced? (more…)
May 7, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Invasion of the Lava Men!
Now has come the time for me to review Avengers #5, where we have the first issue of avengers with Captain America as a full member, and even after the epic battle with the hulk in Fantastic Four, we have him returning for this tale, titled ”The Invasion Of The lava Men!”
That is right, for those who remember, this is a follow up of not only the recent avengers stories in Fantastic Four and Avengers #4 & #3, but also Journey Into Mystery #97. And in this tale, we don’t have just one Lava man, but a whole army, and a weapon like none other, the living rock!
Fantastic Four #25
April 12, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Hulk Vs. The Thing
For this comic book review, I sit down to read and review what the cover calls “A Marvel Super-Spectacular!” and “the battle of the century!” But what can it be? well the cover tells us to, and as any long time marvel fan would know, the other words could not be a lie, to quote the cover yet again “This is the big One! The Incredible Hulk Versus The Thing!” you may be thinking to yourself, they have met, and faced each other before, and that is true in Fantastic Four #12 but it was not quite like this. As those whom have also been reading the avengers would be able to tell you, the hulk is a bit more out of control as of late.
But is this battle of legacy, and one that has in one form or another repeated itself across marvels history be truly spectacular at this time? check out my review and you will see what I think! Now for a review, in not quite the order you may expect. (more…)
March 9, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
The Avengers Meet Sub-Mariner!
For today’s comic book review I read Avengers #3, In this issue we have Namor, the Sub-Mariner, in his first appearance scene Fantastic Four Annual #1. But in this issue he does not face the Avengers alone, instead he acquires the assistance of the renegade and hunted Hulk to improve his chances of success against the surface world.
This issue also have an all-star cast, showing us almost every active hero In the marvel universe, even if only for a few short frames. We have the Fantastic Four, The X-men, and even Spider-Man making a showing in the first few pages, as the Avengers call out for help in locating the hulk. but to no surprise it is Rick Jones and the Teen Brigade that is the real help in locating him. But Finding the Hulk is the easy part, and when he teams up with Namor, can even the Avengers stop them?
Amazing Spider-Man #8
March 6, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Spider-Man tackles The Torch!
at the end of spider-man #8 we got a bonus, a story featuring spider-man facing off against the human torch. but Hero vs. hero is always a dangerous line, and one that can be tough to do right, more so when its the main plot of a whole story. so read on to my review to see if I think they pulled it off this time. (more…)
Strange Tales #116
March 5, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
The Human Torch In The Clutches Of The Puppet Master!
For today’s comic book review I read Strange Tales #116, for this first post, I am reviewing “The Human Torch In The Clutches Of The Puppet Master!” in this Strange tale, we have the human torch falling under the effects of a surprisingly alive Puppet Master, and forced to hit on Alicia, so that the Puppet Master can get the two to fight against each other. With no surprise the Puppet Masters plan seems to be working, what can possibly go wrong? (more…)