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Strange Tales #119
Doctor Strange Dares To Go... Beyond The Purple Veil!

April 11, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

This comic book review is of The Doctor Strange tale from Strange Tales #119,  In this tale he goes beyond the Purple veil, and risks his own life to save the lives of two human’s whom only got in danger by daring to rob him.   But can Doctor Strange defeat what he finds, and is it worth his time to save two petty criminals? (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Strange Tales , doctor strange
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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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Tales Of Suspense #51
The Sinister Scarecrow

April 2, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)

for today’s comic book review I read The Iron Man story published in Tales Of Suspense #51, titled “The Sinister Scarecrow“. In this issue, we have the origin of a new, and strange menace known as the Scarecrow, whose life of crime leads him right into the path of Iron Man as he robs tony stark’s house. But can iron man defeat an opponent whom may just be the strangest he has ever encountered? (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 #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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Tales To Astonish #51

March 1, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

Yesterday I read Tales To Astonish #50, and seen how The Human Top humiliated Giant-Man, Today I read the second part, to see if Giant-Man and The Wasp could stop the human Top.

In this issue, we have a continued effort to catch the top, as he engages in a plan to steal US secrets to sell them to communist spies.   during these efforts our hero’s fail to stop the spinning menace,  but can they stop him before the plans fall into the wrong hands? (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Tales To Astonish , Ant-man / Giant-Man
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Tales To Astonish #50
The Human Top!

February 29, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

For today’s comic book review I read Tales To Astonish #50, containing the “Giant-man and the wonderful Wasp Battling The Human Top!” But also being the first part of a two-part story (our second two-part story reviewed this week!)

This one, gives us a good focus and background for the menace of the issue, whom is nothing more than a criminal and bully named David Cannon and  known as The Human Top.

The story is told to us, almost like a background for David, starting when he was young and leading  us to the current time,  and then showing us how Giant-man almost does not see this common criminal as worth his time. Giant-Man however is quickly proven wrong, in his failed attempt to apprehend the talented criminal. (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Tales To Astonish , Ant-man / Giant-Man
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Amazing Spider-Man #6
Face-To-Face With... The Lizard!

February 7, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For todays comic book review, I read the Amazing Spider-Man #6 from November of 1963. and this story is one of the cases where I will say that the cover does not do the story justice. The story title is “Face-To-Face With… The Lizard!

To summarize the story: News reports have spread as far north as New York of a lizard like monster in the Everglades, and Spider-Man has been called out by the papers, mostly The Daily Bugle.  Though some creativity spider-man accepts the challenge and gets J. Jonah Jameson to send him to Florida as Peter Parker to take pictures.  But is there more to the Lizard then meets the eye? (more…)

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Strange Tales #114
Captain America*

February 3, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

That is right, you read the cover right, likely after looking at the stunning image of Captain America standing there, and his shield deflecting fireballs from the human Torch.  The cover indeed does say, im the big White and Yellow letters just what you think it did. “From out of the Golden Age of Comics into the Marvel Age, Captain America Returns To Challenge The Human Torch!”

It is the kind of cover, that would make anyone who had an inkling of an idea of the old great hero want to thumb though the comic magazine and see just what happens.  So As such, todays comic review is for The story titled “Captain America*

I do not feel that this story needs any further summery then what the cover and what I already said offers,  that in this issue we get to see two legendary characters, together at last*.

*To understand the asteric, read the issue  (more…)

Categories: Marvel , Strange Tales , Human Torch
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Tales Of Suspense #45
The Icy Fingers Of Jack Frost!

December 27, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

For Today’s comic book review i read  the Iron Man story from Tales Of Suspense #45, it was titled “The Icy Fingers Of Jack Frost!” and much more important than seeming like a good comic book to pick to review for this december week, is that this story introduces us to  Pepper Pots and Happy Hogan.

a short synopsis of the action part of the story can be summed up in a few short words. After A scientist working for stark tries to steal his secrets, stark has him fires but opts not to arrest him,  but the scientist is far from done with his life of crime, developing a new technology that gives him amazing freezing powers he strikes again.


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