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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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Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #6
The Fangs Of The Desert Fox!

August 9, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

Today as I sit down to write my comic book review of Howling Commandos #6, the story titled “The Fangs Of The Desert Fox!” I am left with more to think about then just the artwork, and story, but the not to subtle deeper meaning that was the real heart of this story, one that I think is more important than the story itself,  in particularly for 1964; but I will get to that soon.  (more…)

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Spider-Man:Season One

May 9, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

Just as I reviewed Fantastic Four: Season One, and X-Men: Season One, I now review Spider-Man: Season One. This one featuring without a doubt one of marvel’s most famous hero’s Spider-Man, as much a classic and great back in the 60’s as he is now.  But just like the other Marvel books in the Season One event, we have his earliest tales being told again with a modern perspective.  all while trying to maintain a connection to the original continuity, to serve as a starting point for new fan’s and yet to offer something for long running fans as well.  The question’s I must ask myself in writing this review is how well it lived up to those goals, as well as how well it entertained me.

Then we have to consider that this is far from the first retelling of his early days, Just to name the ones that pop into mind right away for spider-man would be, Ultimate Spider-Man, that started in 2000,  then in 2002 we had The first of 3 films featuring spider-man Staring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker.  then this year we have a new movie set to debut and start from the beginning once again.  and i barely scratched the surface of spider-man origin retelling’s so in this case, one must keep in mind what makes this one special and different? But I will get to that, later at the end of my review. (more…)

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Daredevil #1
The Origin Of Daredevil

April 16, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

This comic book review is of Daredevil #1,  who’s cover uses the fantastic Four, and Spider-Man to say how great this comic book will be. But does this classic first issue and Origin story meet my expectation’s. ones that Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four both helped to set, or was marvel blinded by their ego’s with the self promotion on this classic cover?  (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #10
The Enforcers!

March 30, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review I read Amazing Spider-Man #10 and the story titled “The Enforcers“. In this story, we have a new menace named The Big Man, and his team of skillful enforcers taking over the cities organised crime. Then if that’s not bad enough we have the backdrop of Aunt May post surgery and needing blood from peter to make a recovery.Then it gets even better, as we see that  Betty Brant is in some way tangled with the enforcers, and J.J. is Spider-Man’s number one suspect.  (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #9
The Man Called Electro!

March 23, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)

For today’s comic book review I read Amazing Spider-Man #9,the story contained within is  titled  “The Man Called Electro!” And it is a Spider-Man thriller like none before, as Steve Ditko and Stan lee raised the stakes on this one.  Not only do we have the action pack trills of Spider-Man facing Electro, not only do we have the drama of high school, young love,  and the pressure of media attacks on Spider-Man, but we have something much more important; Aunt May is sick, in fact deathly ill.

Can Peter Help his aunt, deal with the pressures around him, and all while Spider-Man saves the day?  Or are we in for a shock of our lifetime with reading this electrifying story?  (more…)

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Journey Into Mystery #101
The Return Of Zarrko, The Tomorrow Man!

March 12, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review I read Journey Into Mystery #101; a story that is part one of another two-part story for the Mighty Thor.  But all being part of a larger epic that is ongoing related to his desire of Jane Foster.

In this issue, to punish Thor for not forgetting the mortal Jane Foster he reduces Thor’s power in half, as well as takes away his access to Asgard and ability to control the elements.  Loki sees this as an opportunity, and sets up an encounter with Thor against The Tomorrow Man, by restoring the past foes memories.  But can Thor stop the Tomorrow Man with half of his power? or is he doomed to fail?  (more…)

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Amazing Spider-Man #8
The Terrible Threat Of The Living Brain

March 6, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review, I read Amazing Spider Man #8 from January 1964, a book crammed packed with Spider-man excitement, in fact two stories featuring our hero. This is a review of the first story. Titled. “The Terrible Threat Of The Living Brain”  But worry not, a review of the second story where Spider-Man faces The Human Torch, will shortly follow.

In this tale, we have everything we could hope for issues, promised to us from page one, that’s right in this issue, one of the three things we are promised it so   “See Pete Parker Fight Flash Thompson”!  But how can he accomplish this without ruining his identity as Spider-Man? (more…)

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Fantastic Four #21
The Hate-Monger

February 22, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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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Journey Into Mystery #97
The Mighty Thor Battles The Lava Man

January 27, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s Comic Book Review I read Journey Into Mystery #97 and reviewed the Thor Story Titled “The Mighty Thor Battles The Lava Man”, but in addition to this epic tale, this issue debuted “Tales of Asgard”   a short-lived story about Thor’s Home land, I will be reviewing them at a later date collectively.

this story however had it all, it had the action that keeps us coming back week after week, as well as character development and story that seems to have lasting changes. Then to top the great story off the Artwork was top notch, among the best work I recall seeing Jack Kirby do. (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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Amazing Spider-Man #1

October 20, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

As Comic book’s go, Amazing Spider-Man #1. is just one of those classic’s that you should read, and not need a comic book review to tell you to.  It is two great stories in one comic book.  As I have been doing, I will review them separately but publish them close to the same time.

The First story in the first issue of Amazing Spider-Man comic book, is named after our hero, Spider-Man.  While Amazing Fantasy #15, Was what introduced us to spider-man, and would be where I would recommend any spider-fan start reading.  our hero was unseen in comic print from then until now.  after a nine month span of time, a good recap to bring everyone up to date is in order. The first story does that and much more!

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Fantastic Four #9
The End Of The Fantastic Four

October 1, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

In Fantastic Four #9 the Fantastic Four are broke and bankrupt, unable to pay their bill’s they find themselves selling off their assets and braking up as a team.  Is this story the end of the Fantastic Four, or just another chapter in the beginning? I am sure 40 years of history tell us that.

It is though the unlikely ‘help’ of their strangest nemesis, that this story proceeds. While this story is not as world saving as some of our past adventures, it is at last a new twist on the Fantastic Four. This issue has action, and it has development. it helps us build up an understanding of our hero’s in a more human light then past issues have.

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