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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…)

Categories: Marvel , Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)
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Strange Tales #114
The Return Of The Omnipotent Baron Mordo!

February 3, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

After being gone for a couple month, Dr. Strange returns, and not without editorial explanation on its first page. and I quote:

In Strange Tales #110 and #111 we introduced the mystifying Dr. Strange! Then, we waited to receive your letters, to see if you would want him continued! Well, your enthusiastic mail left us only one choice, and so… We proudly present the third in our newest series…

Now to summarize the story, Dr. Strange is contacted by Sir Clive Bentley, seeking an imitate need for help, despite how odd it is, he is unable to refuse the call, and shows up, little does he know he is walking right into a trap set by Baron Mordo! (more…)

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Fantastic Four #19
Prisoners Of the Pharoah!

February 1, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review I read “Prisoners Of the Pharoah!” the story contained within Fantastic Four #19. It is a breath taken tale of heroics in their raw form, going to great lengths to help a friend.

The story is centered around trying to help Alicia Masters see again,  Reed believing that he has found a hint to a cure for blindness on ancient Egyptian hieroglyph’s. needing more information than modern research can supply the Fantastic Four go back to Doom’s castle and use his time machine to go back in time to find the cure for blindness. (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)
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Tales To Astonish #48
Ant-Man And The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!

January 25, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)

For today’s Comic Book Review I read and reviewed the Ant-Man and the wasp story from “Tales To Astonish #48” and what I found was an astonishing tale titled “Ant-Man And The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!

the basic outline of the story is one of an evil scientist, a weapons developer for the military develops what he see’s as the ultimate weapon, but decides to use it for his own good instead of turning it over to the army.  Thus he takes on the name of Porcupine and starts his life of crime as a bank robber. (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Tales To Astonish , Ant-man / Giant-Man
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Tales To Astonish #47
Music To Scream By

January 11, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review i read the ant-man and wasp story from Tales To Astonish #47, titled “Music To Scream By“.  in this classic tale we see our heroes as well as the ant’s face the great threat of sound.

To offer a summary, the story starts out with a prelude where our hero’s both solve a common crime, as well as get introduced to Trango before he gains his hypnotic talents.   Then though the passage of time, he return’s with new understandings of the powers of music, having the goal of a city-wide crime spree.


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Strange Tales #110
Dr. Strange Master Of Black Magic

December 10, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
Strange Tales 110

In Strange Tales #110,  a second key marvel character graced the pages with his own story. This will lead me to review not only the Human Torch Tale, but a tale by another key figure.  Who is this character? Why none other than Dr. Strange, a character much more suited to fill the pages of a comic book magazine titled Strange.

Just because his name does not grace the cover of this comic, The Human Torch is still the star story and character of Strange Tales; this would be the beginning of a game changer for the marvel universe. As such it is that much more important that I do a comic book review of it.  Worry not Torch fans, you can find his strange Tales #10 Review here as well.


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Journey Into Mystery #93
The Mighty Thor Verses.. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!

December 1, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
journey into mystery #93

As I sit down to do my comic book review of this tale of Thor Vs. The radio-active Man, I quickly find myself wondering, if it will get a glowing review, or just be all  hype.  Now having read it, I do find that this tale did glow, but not as brightly as I might have hoped.

a basic synopsis of the story would be as follows. After Thor helps put an end to an invasion in India from communist china, the Chinese decide to put forth an effort to eradicate Thor. This leads to a Scientist named Chen Lu, steps forward with an idea and plan to stop Thor. Using his scientific knowledge he transforms himself into Radio-active Man. after the change he sets forth to stop Thor by going to New York.



Categories: Marvel , Journey Into Mystery , Thor
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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…)

Categories: Marvel , Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1961)
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Tales Of Suspense #41
The Stronghold of Doctor Strange

November 16, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

OK, let me get this out-of-the-way before I go any further In this Iron Man story we have Doctor Strange. However this Doctor Strange is not the Doctor Strange you may think he is, that Character by the same name had not yet made his mark on the comic book page in May 1963, He would appear just two months later though in July of 1963 in Strange Tales #110. I will review that book for you in a few weeks so stay tuned. This Doctor Strange portrayed as a diabolical genius, and evil mastermind. and his much unlike the magical, mystical  character that would come soon after this issue to the marvel universe.

Now on to review Iron Man’s story in Tales of Suspense #41, titled “The Stronghold of Doctor Strange!”.  But lets begin by quoting the issue itself, i think that makes a good introduction:

Realizing that the struggle between good and evil is a no-holds-barred duel to the death, Iron Man risks all to stop the most evil villain in history! prepare yourself for electrifying suspense as the mighty night in shinning armor invades


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Tales To Astonish #42
The Voice of Doom

November 8, 2011 | Drew | (2 Comments)

Today’s comic book review is of Tales To Astonish #42, in this issue we learn of Jason Cragg. whom gains the “Voice of Truth” a power that makes people believe what ever he says.  but his hypnotic power enough to make me give him a good review? More importantly how does Ant-Man deal with a threat who’s very words can make everyone turn against him.

So, internet readers out there, hear my words, Read my comic book review to find out if Tales To Astonish #41 is worth reading? or does this ant-man story not measure up?  (more…)

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