1985 · The 80s

March 1985: The Mighty Thor #356, Or being an Olympian god seems a lot like being an unemployed freeloader

Synopsis: Thor#356 was written by Bob Harras with art by Jackson Guice and Bob Layton and serves as a fill-in issue in the middle of the epic Simonson era of The Mighty Thor and opens with Edwin Jarvis, housekeeper and butler to the Avengers and Hercules, who has shanghaied Jarvis to help set up a… Continue reading March 1985: The Mighty Thor #356, Or being an Olympian god seems a lot like being an unemployed freeloader

1985 · The 80s

February 1985: Rocket Raccoon 1 – Or, kinda like game of thrones, but with animals instead of boobies

Synopsis: Rocket Raccoon 1 was written by Bill Mantlo, with art by Mike Mignola and Al Gordon and opens with the assassination of the Chief Toysmith of the Spacewheel. The assassin gets past the sentries and past the mercenaries sent after him by the head of the Spacewheel. The only thing is the toysmith is… Continue reading February 1985: Rocket Raccoon 1 – Or, kinda like game of thrones, but with animals instead of boobies

1985 · The 80s

January 1985: Avengers 254 – Or, Vision, we are all here because we love you, but you have a problem.

Synopsis: Avengers 254 was written by Roger Stern with art by Bob Hall and Joe Delbeato and Josef Rubenstein and opens with Captain America, Scarlet Witch, Starfox and Hercules confronting the Vision in Avengers Mansion. Vision has taken over the computer networks of the world in an attempt to stabilise the world and prevent war.… Continue reading January 1985: Avengers 254 – Or, Vision, we are all here because we love you, but you have a problem.

A-Z

My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 11 – K

K is for Kang   There are comics characters with confusing histories, characters that have convoluted continuity, there are characters that have worn different names and characters who's very nature causes headaches. Take all that, put it in a blender, when it's a soup-like consistency, spill it, that mess is Kang. Nathaniel Richards was born… Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 11 – K

1984 · The 80s

December 1984: Web of Spider-Man 1 – Or, it turns out Peter is a tighty-whity y-fronts kinda guy

Synopsis: Web of Spider-Man 1, Til Death Do Us Part was written by Louise Simonson with art by Greg LaRoque and Jim Moony and opens with Peter Parker fishing in his wardrobe for his Spider-Man costume. which is next to a shapeless and shadowy creature that looks like his previous black costume. On the roof… Continue reading December 1984: Web of Spider-Man 1 – Or, it turns out Peter is a tighty-whity y-fronts kinda guy

1984 · The 80s

November 1984: Uncanny X-Men 190 – Or, two issues, but a better event than anything Marvel have done recently

Synopsis: Starting my 9th year of My Marvel Life, we have Uncanny X-Men 190, written by Chris Claremont, with art by John Romita Jnr and Dan Green and opens with a view of New York, but a New York like never seen before. It seems like a sword and sorcery era New York. We get… Continue reading November 1984: Uncanny X-Men 190 – Or, two issues, but a better event than anything Marvel have done recently

1984 · The 80s

October 1984: Dreadstar 15 – Or, this is a bad guy from the Bond Villain school of dealing with heroes

Synopsis: Dreadstar 15 was written and drawn by Jim Starlin and opens with an unseen entity becoming aware once more and moving from the void of nothingness to awareness of what is going on as it sees the fallen body of Vanth Dreadstar, the leader of the rebellion against the Instrumentality, which rules the Empirical… Continue reading October 1984: Dreadstar 15 – Or, this is a bad guy from the Bond Villain school of dealing with heroes