Avengers #9
The Coming Of The... Wonder Man!

October 17, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

For this comic book review I read  Avengers #9, the story in this volume is titled  “The Coming Of the … Wonder Man!”.  In this tale we have Baron Zemo, The Enchantress, and The Executioner returning from their banishment that occured  in Avengers #7. Like most typical villains, their mind is single focused n gaining revenge, seeking to thort and destroy the avengers whom wronged them. To do this, they seek out another wronged -in a way- by the avengers. In this case Simon Williams is found, and turned into Wonder Man by the genius of Zemo. Wonder Man with a wondrous array of powers, the strength, speed, and skill to rival the avengers – kept in check by Zemo only by the need to continuously retrieve  an antidote for the method that caused his super-powers or otherwise die – is then sent to infiltrate the avengers, to help Zemo destroy them from within.    (more…)

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Strange Tales #125
The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped

October 14, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

In Strange Tales #125 we have the Human Torch and the Thing, being there usual rough housing selves; before learning about the approach  of the Namor the sub-mariner on the shores of New York.   Eager to prove themselves, and impress some reporters whom had just left, they decide to take on the powerful advisory without the aid of the remaining two members of the Fanatic Four.    How well do these two heroes fare against Namor?  and what are the consequences of there actions. I suggest you read the issue, then read on to see just what I thought of this volume.  (more…)

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X-Men #6
Sub-Mariner! Joins The Evil Mutants

September 19, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

This comic book review is of the story titled “Sub-Mariner! Joins The Evil Mutants”  from X-Men #6 with a cover date of in July 1964.  While the X-Men have been seen in other titles, this is the first guest star from the marvel universe at large to appear in the X-Men’s own title, as we witness Namor joining the evil mutants.

the question one has to ask in reading this story is if it is well thought out with the existing continuity for Namor, or just  a silver age comics ploy to sell people upon a young title? In this case, (even if it was a ploy) the story and continuity where clearly in the minds of Stan lee and Jack Kirby, as you will see below. (more…)

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Fantastic Four #27
The Search For Sub-Mariner!

August 17, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)

For this comic book review I am reading Fantastic Four #27, and a story titled “The Search For Sub-Mariner!“, Yes, you have guessed right, the Sub-Mariner is back in Fantastic Four, for the first time since Fantastic Four Annual #1.  Although Namor did have an appearance in Avengers #3 and #4.

But in this issue as you can see by the cover we also have a guest hero: Doctor Strange, in his first appearance out side of strange tales.  But what role will he have in this fantastic tale? and is this a Classic or a wash? you will have to look below into my comic book review.  (more…)

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Fantastic Four #25
The Hulk Vs. The Thing

April 12, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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…)

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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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Avengers #3
The Avengers Meet Sub-Mariner!

March 9, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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?


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Tales Of Suspense #46
Iron Man Faces The Crimson Dynamo!

January 24, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review, i read the Iron Man story from Tales Of Suspense #46.  this  is the 8th time iron man graced the pages of that comic book, but the first time his foe is another like himself, a human with a technologically enhanced suit.

The story starts off behind the iron curtain, as Professor Vanko  better known as The Crimson Dynamo Demonstrates his latest developments to Nikita Khrushchev. After this demonstration he is sent off to sabotage Tony Stark’s plants and to destroy Iron Man.   Can Tony Stark or Iron Man get to the bottom of this before  The Crimson Dynamo ruins him and his business? or is bankruptcy in the future for the brilliant weapons developer. (more…)

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Fantastic Four #14
The Merciless Puppet Master

November 19, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
Fantastic Four #14

What can possibly be better than a story hinted at on the cover,  the fantastic Four coming face to face under the sea with the Sub-Mariner while he is holding the invisible girl prisoner.

I won’t leave you waiting to wonder on that one, as adding the Puppet Master to the mix is one thing that can indeed make what appears to be the makings of a good story even better.

it is almost hard to believe this is one, cram packed issue, but is there too much to it? or are there enough pages for this story. or will this story prove not to have the depth to be great? (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #43
The Astonishing Ant-Man Versus The Mad Master of Time!

November 17, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

Today, my comic book review is of Tales To Astonish #43, where I review the story of “The Astonishing Ant-Man Versus The Mad Master of Time!“. this story is perhaps one of the ironic twists of fate. All that lead the ant-man down an adventure to face a villain like he never has before.

But this story is a great one, because of the meaning you can read into it, as well as the fact that the ‘villain’ is indeed one of the most easy for us to identify, in particularly as we age. It also in its own way, makes a statement, about the actions of companies and society. But I will get to all this in my review.


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Strange Tales #107
The Master of Flame Vs. The Monarch of the Sea!!

November 9, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

As you know from my comic book review  Strange Tales #106 had left me on such a high note, and unusual feet for the Solo tales of The Human Torch, it left me wondering what to expect in Strange Tales #107.  Then As I sat down to read this months issue and took in the cover for the first time, it began to speak volumes.

Before even reading let alone  reviewing the comic book. you see the cover.  and this one was amazing.  the blue sea backed by the lighter blue sky.  with the human torch and the sub-mariner facing off on the cover.  It left no doubt on what kind of story I would find on the pages in between.

But would this story be as hot as the cover suggest, or would it be a wash? that is what was left for me to decide as I read and review strange tales #107 (more…)

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Fantastic Four #4
The Coming of the Sub-Mariner

September 2, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
Fantastic Four #4 Cover The coming of the Sub-Mariner

With Fantastic Four #4, we have truly the signs that the series is in its early stages of greatness.  this volume is in effect the first time in Fantastic Four that the ending events of the last issue directly effect the next.  leaving no feeling of a great loss of time,  in #1 to #3, it could be hard to tell how much time has elapsed between the events. it could be days, or months.  and most of the time, it has the feeling of being months.  perhaps to match the length of time between issue releases?   But this time, the events of this issue pick up just a short time after the last.

with the 3 remaining members of the team preparing to search for Johnny Storm, also known as The Human Torch. little can anyone imagine, except for those whom looked at the cover of the issue, that He is going to find another great. one from comics past;  The Sub-Mariner Namor.  (more…)

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