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.
April 3, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)
While I feel with most of the super-hero stories Marvel was at least trying to be a little careful with minting some continuity, with there other stories (such as ones like the Tales Of the Watcher series) I feel they where less careful then even they should have been. For in this issue, a group of space pirates set there sights on an alien world, only to be stopped by the watcher, whom they knew was ‘around’ but assumed would not be allowed to interfere. One would say this would be interference in it’s self, but he has a clever resin for why it is not. (more…)
October 25, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
In this issue, we learn of one thing that the watcher sacrifice’s for his oath and duty, how non interference can extend to love itself. it is a sad tale, of how he must forsake love; and live with that, but not without its flaws. In this issue, we see the watcher, “show himself” to the aliens on the distant world. the purpose, to intervene without doing anything. this task works, he saves the life of a Queen, and had to not even lift a finger. However, I pose, is this not ‘interfering?’ is there not a flaw in the way the watcher lives out his oath, of watching, more so given he can watch without being seen? Any of you who have read the Tales of the Watcher feature from Takes Of Suspense #56, I would love to hear what you think (more…)
September 5, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
after our recent stories showing us some of the history of the watcher, we get a tale that shows the watcher in a more modern light, as he is visited on the moon by an alien space craft. the craft that is set on a go alto steal our earths sun. but the watcher is forbidden from interfering, only able to watch. But in this tale, we learn that this may even have its own shades of gray. (more…)
August 29, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Worry not watcher fan’s, I did not forget the tales of the watcher story when i read Tales Of Suspense last week, here is my comic book review of the one from Tales Of Suspense #54 titled “Hands Off!”
After last months tale where we learn the origin of the watcher, this month we get another tale evolving the character; where he further learns the importance of his vow. How sometimes not stopping a seeming horrible thing, can lead to something good? I do understand that this is to give us background for the watcher, someone whom would become one of the most iconic cosmic beings in the marvel universe. it is just ironic that it comes with such a grim message about doing what we think is best. but without wasting more words, i would like you to read this short story, and tell me what you think about this classic tale.
May 18, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)
It is surprising to me, that the watchers races origin, on how they became the watcher’s would be put here, in his “Tales of the Watcher” section. Up until now they been mostly stories much like the other non superhero tales that used to feature these magazines, but in this issue, we get a look into the origin of a character and race that would be come a cornerstone in the marvel universe.
In the short space of five pages we would come to know the watcher, like we never have before, and just why he can’t interfere. To their credit and my surprise it was a compelling story at that.
So if you wan’t to know the watcher origin, you will have to read it for yourself, and i strongly suggest you do. but I for one would love to here what you think, about this story or the watcher? and do you feel that in a way “we” the readers are the inbodyment of what the watcher should stand for?
May 17, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
For this review I read the Tales of the Watcher story from Tales Of Suspense #52, this story is titled “The Failure!” and it is set in earths future, about 300 years. after all war is abolished and peace rains on earth. But then goes on to show that the focus of men, has become business. Almost everyone’s goal is riches and wealth, everyone but Kenn, whom is different.
Kenn is that worlds ‘failure’ as he is more interested in poetry and nature, and being good to his fellow-man then he is in profit and business, and fortunately for him, he has found the one other human a woman whom can love him for it.
The story however gets interesting when aliens show up on earth, demanding to take him, and we get to watch and see if he is as much a failure as everyone else see’s him to be. I won’t spoil the ending, but I will quote the watchers last words.
Can any of us ever really know who is a failure, and who is not? certanly, not I… Even though I have observed the universe for ages! For I am merely The Watcher!
Great words of wisdom for a comic book if you ask me.
April 2, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Now I move on to another inspired story in the “Tales Of The Watcher” series. This one, as told from the watcher, is of a human space explorer, seeking out intelligent life, and from planet to planet he finds nothing but lower life forms, be them animals or just primitives, and concludes that these lower forms have nothing to teach him. But is that true? you will just have to read this classic issue of Tales Of Suspense to find out. (more…)
March 29, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
Today’s review focuses on the Tales of The Watcher from Tales Of Suspense #50. In this tale, titled Journey’s end, we here the wondrous story of a Meek Man from the 21st century. The tale of one space pilot named Wilbur Weems. Weems volunteers for a one way mission in space, as he see’s that unlike his pears he has no reason not too, but what does he find at his journey’s end? (more…)
March 2, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)
This story, much like the one by the wasp reviewed yesterday is framing a tale around the words of the Watcher. This tale, the tale of the Sneepers, Earths greatest and unmet rivals from afar, is a great one to start these tales with.
to summarize the story, the Sneepers are an advanced race of conquers and slavers, whom have a strong empire in the galaxy. When they first spot earth from afar they see a primitive civilization not worth their time. But with the passage of years man advances, more and more so until the sneepers fear if left unchecked man will become a threat to their empire. Having no ships that can reach earth though they begin trying to develop a weapon that can deal with human kind from afar. Only to stop their efforts when Man develops atomic power and seems to use it as weapons threatening each other. (more…)