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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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X-Men #7
The Return of the Blob

March 8, 2013 | Drew | (No Comments)

X-Men #7 offered us a bit of everything, from character development, so story development as our hero’s move along the  course of their early adventures.  In this tale The original X-men Graduate, and all in only seven issues.  But now, they are left alone – as Professor X leaves them for tasks unknown –  to protect the world under the leadership of Cyclops.  If you think things can’t get any tougher for the young mutants, this issue features the Blob as a new member of the Evil Mutants.

Can the X-men Stop Magneto, Toad, Mastermind, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Blob, all without the help of their beloved Professor Xavier?  Will the blob remain loyal to the brother hood of Evil Mutants?   these questions and more are addressed in X-Men #7, but the issue also does a wonderful job leaving us to wonder: What business called Professor Xavier away? That will just have to be saved for a future story…  (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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Strange Tales #122
3 Against The Torch

October 18, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

As I sit down to review  the Human Torch feature from strange tales #122, titled “3 Against The Torch” I think back to the last volume where we seen those three. (despite the fact that it is printed as Fantastic Four #22, it was really Fantastic Four #23. )  This tale, right from the start does a tribute to, and a good job of summarizing the prior adventure.  But then we are off and running with the plan of Dr. Dooms Henchmen in stopping the Fantastic Four, Starting with the Human Torch. (more…)

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Avengers #6
Masters Of Evil!

October 17, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

Just from the first moment you look at the cover, you can get a good idea what to expect, the Avengers facing off against a team of super-villains; the Masters Of Evil.  Lead by an unknown and new menace “Zemo”, leading a cast of antagonist that each of our hero’s has faced in a solo adventure.  we have  Radioactive Man,  The Black Knight, and The Melter back and together for the first time, to stop there former opponents new team.

But will this team of Super-villains stand a better chance united then they each did on there own? and what is Zemo’s motivation?  lets just say he is being put in via retroactive continuity, as a historic Captain America opponent. (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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Avengers #5
The Invasion of the Lava Men!

May 7, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

Now has come the time for me to review Avengers #5,  where we have the first issue of avengers with Captain America as a full member, and  even after the epic battle with the hulk in Fantastic Four, we have  him returning for this tale,  titled  “The Invasion Of The lava Men!”

That is right, for those who remember, this is a follow up of not only the recent avengers stories in Fantastic Four and Avengers #4 & #3, but also Journey Into Mystery #97.  And in this tale, we don’t have just one Lava man, but a whole army, and a weapon like none other, the living rock!




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