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Amazing Spider-Man #17
The Return Of The Green Goblin!

October 16, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

TIn amazing Spider-Man #17 we have the tale titled “The Return Of the Green Goblin!”. This  feature offers a lot of pieces, that all add to the larger tapestry of the issue as well as the ongoing adventures of Spider-Man.  From the blunder early in the issue, where spider-man interfere with the filming of a Movie,( a theme that in some ways brings us back to the green goblins last appearance, and also reminds us of other stories) Serves as a starting ground for discrediting Spider-Man.

Though all this  Peter Parkers greatest school yard enemy Flash Thompson proves -quite ironically-  to be Spider-Mans most loyal fan, and thus pushes for the start of a Fan club.  In creating this, Flash with the help of Liz, whom has her own motives sets up a further meeting of the club at a well of club, and prom ices in the newspaper spider-mans arrival.   Just the kind of opportunity Green Goblin has been looking for.

So, the club draws out Spider-Man hoping to fix his reputation,  Green Goblin hoping to defeat Spider-Man,  Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) with his date Doris Evans show up to see the hero, J Jonah Jameson hoping to find something to use against Spider-Man, And  if that’s not enough, there is a whole club full of full of fans as well.

But that is not even half of the adventure and thrill in the issue…


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Amazing Spider-man #16
Dual with daredevil

March 26, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)
When reading, I’m and preparing to write  my comic book review of the amazing Spider-man#16 I found myself asking one key question: “despite what the title of the book says, is this a Spider-man story or a daredevil story?” The two hero’s seemed to share the pages of this story fairly evenly as well as bring to it there key supporting cast. Why was this book written this way? I suspect to draw attention to daredevil and is fairly new title to many fans Spider-man.   Daredevil #1 attempted this same feet by including spider-man on the cover,  and issue #2 even featured a previous Spider-Man Villain as well as including the Fantastic Four.
So while I love the shared universe that marvel brings, the motives of a story also come into consideration, in so much as if they overwhelm the story and in someway make it feel contrived or less good. Thus the root question I end up aways asking myself. (more…)
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Strange Tales #123
The Birth Of The Beetle

October 29, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

the first story I am reviewing from Strange Tales #123 is “The Birth Of the Beetle” ,  The title given to the human torch feature; but for the first time in a while, equal featuring The Thing! but more than just that, this tale was illustrated by Carl Burgos, whom created the original golden age Human Torch! while this one is not the same character  there is something to be said for him illustrating one of his tales.  but is a classic Illustrated  heroic team ups, and a new foe named the beetle enough to make this comic book worth the read? I hope to address my thoughts on that below in my comic book review. (more…)

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Fantastic Four #28
We Have To Fight The X-Men!

October 23, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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…)

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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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Strange Tales #120
The Torch meets The Iceman!

May 16, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

This review is for the human torch feature in Strange Tales #120, where we have him side by side with the Iceman for the first time. But two questions come to mind right away:  what brings the two hero’s together? and can they get along any better than The torch and spider-man?

In fact, the human torch has ever been much of one for sharing the spot light with anyone, even his own team,  in particularly in Strange Tales.  leading me further to wonder how this comic book story would play out. (more…)

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Journey Into Mystery With The Mighty Thor #104
Giants Walk The Earth!

May 4, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For this comic book review I read Journey Into Mystery #104, and the tale titled “Giants Walk The Earth!” and while the title makes it sound like it might be one of the many monster stories that predated the marvel superhero’s this one is a Tale featuring Thor, Odin, Loki and more.

In fact, this tale seems to be continued right where the last left off, and with Loki still scheming his ongoing plan to get vengeance on Thor, although in this volume we seem to see a second motive show up for the first time, one of ruling Asgard.  But can the Evil Loki succeed in this, or will Thor be able to stop his step-brother again?




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Avengers #4
Captain America Joins... The Avengers!

April 4, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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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Fantastic Four #21
The Hate-Monger

February 22, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

For today’s comic book review I read  Fantastic Four #21, where we have  The Fantastic Four team up with Nick Furry to defeat The Hate-Monger! But an issue such as this, has a greater meaning, as well as deeper thoughts then just the action packed events leading to the defeat of a nemesis that nearly broke up the Fantastic Four for good!

You see, the Hate-Monger’s weapon is hate, and I feel this comic was Stan & Jack’s soap box to speak out against such hatred,  by giving hate a face, and a familiar one at that.  (more…)

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Avengers #1
The Coming Of The Avengers!

January 12, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For Today’s Comic book review, i Read and review Avengers #1 from 1963.  This classic Tale features The Mighty Thor, Iron Man,  Ant-Man and the Wasp, and The Incredible Hulk, and though the action’s of this 22 page story, they come together to form the Avengers!

Our Story begins out with Loki,   plotting his revenge against Thor, and  then searching the earth via his magical powers for a way to get even with the God of thunder.  It is in this search that he comes to the hulk, and decides to set him up to draw Thor out.

As fate would have it, his action’s get the attention of  much more than just  Thor, but also Iron-Man, Ant-Man, and the Wasp.  All of whom respond to the Teen Brigade call for help for The Hulk.  But can the 4 hero’s  help the hulk or will they be forced to capture him, and Can Thor deal with the menace of Loki?

Be you a classic avengers fan or even just a comic book fan; or perhaps your here because of the upcoming Movie Blockbuster. Avengers #1 is a must read, read on to see why: (more…)

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