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Tales Of Suspense #58 – Tales Of The Watcher
The Watcher Must Die!

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.

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Tales Of Suspense #55
The Sun-Stealer!

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…)

Categories: Marvel , Tales of Suspense , Tales Of The Watcher

Fantastic Four #24
The Infant Terrible!

April 10, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

From the moment I picked up Fantastic Four #24 to read it for my comic book review, I did not know what to expect. From just seeing the words “the Infant Terrible” right below the title, with the arrow that inform’s me that I never read a tale or seen a creature like this.   and then below, the picture of the strange creature, and the Fantastic Four, small by comparison engaged in futile combat while the whole universe seems to be in the creatures hands.

But is this tale as classic as the cover says? or would the word Terrible be better to describe it?  I knew this was one I would have to read before I even had a hint in my mind of what to expect. (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)
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Avengers #4
Captain America Joins... The Avengers!

April 4, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

Just from the cover you know this comic is going to be important, and not likely a taunt like Strange Tales #114. In fact, even as I sat down to read and review this comic, I could not help but feel the awe and wonder of what was bound to be one of the most epic avengers tales from those early days.   (more…)

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Tales Of Suspense #49: Tales Of The Watcher
The Saga Of The Sneepers

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…)

Categories: Marvel , Tales of Suspense , Tales Of The Watcher

Fantastic Four #13
The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes

November 10, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
Fantastic Four #13

in doing a comic book review of Fantastic Four #13, one has to ask themselves a few questions. First and foremost  would be its long-term significance. Given that this issue introduces to us the Watcher, The Red Ghost, and the Blue area of the moon.  But in doing this, we can not lose sight of the issue, in the significant items that it presents to us for the first time.

This comic however is worth every word I plan to put into its review. In part because of its historical significance,  in part because of how the reality of the time affected the story. But most of all, just because Fantastic Four #13 is a great work, and deserves both a favorable comic book review as well as time and word’s spent on it.



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Tales To Astonish #41
Prisoner of the Slave World!

November 1, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

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.

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Amazing Adventures #6
Dr. Droom Defies the Menace Called... Krogg!

October 29, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

This is the 5th and last review of Dr. Droom.  I hope you enjoyed this week of focused comic book reviews as much as I did.   In some ways it is a shame, that the by far story that seemed to have the biggest development was destined to be the  end of it.

by far is still did not have much depth to the development, but in reading it, you feel that Dr. Droom had met his first Nemesis.  I Believe fully that Krogg would have been the one they turn back to over and over as the stories went on.. if they did. (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Amazing Fantasy

Fantastic Four #11
The Impossible Man

October 18, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

Much like the last couple issues of Incredible Hulk, This issue of Fantastic Four, featured 2 stories. The Second one, Titled The Impossible Man I will Review now. For A Visit With The Fantastic FourCheck out my last review.

Assuming you have read my review of A Visit with The Fantastic Four, you know this tale followed by far one of my favorite tales I have reviewed so far. Taking up the 2nd half of a great issue, Could I truly expect it to match, and live up to what I just read? Likely not. But I will say it did do a good job of standing on its own as a great wacky tale. (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)

Fantastic Four #10
The Return of Doctor Doom

October 11, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

In Fantastic Four #10 we have everything, a great villain Dr. Doom, We have Jack Kirby and Stan Lee making guest appearances as themselves. if nothing else, Seeing Jack & Stan in print makes this a must read. But does a guest appearance of the writers and creators of our stars make it good? or is it good no matter what?

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Fantastic Four #7
Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X

September 17, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

In this issue, the Fantastic Four find themselves prisoner’s… again! Yes, really, First to the US government, then to Dr. Doom, and now to an alien leader on his distant planet.  3 times in 7 issues, that’s a lot to be captured!

You may think from my first paragraph that I did not like the story, In fact quite the opposite is true.  The story in this issue, featuring Kurrgo; and his planet X I feel is  a good one, even if the planet name lacks originality.

my greatest hope after reading issue #7 though would be how the ending affects the future, something I wont know until future issues. but for my concerns read on.



Categories: Marvel , Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)