O is for Onslaught: This was a difficult one to pick, not too many characters of note starting with O. Since I tend to favour the unappreciated characters and maligned stories, Onslaught was the best fit here. Onslaught is what happens when you don't let s**t go. There's a Jungian psychology term for the… Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 15 – O
Synopsis: Firestar #1 was written by Tom DeFalco with art by Mary Wilshire and Steve Leialoha and opens with a girl and her grandmother at breakfast. Angelica Jones is having the lines on her hand explained as her being special. This doesn't go over well with Angelica's father Bartholomew who is struggling with having to… Continue reading December 1985: Firestar 1 – I don’t think Grandma is going to make it.
Synopsis: X-Factor #1 was written by Bob Layton with pencils by Jackson Guice and inks by the two of them along with Joe Rubenstein and opens with Scott Summers the former X-Man called Cyclops using his powerful optic blasts to chop wood in his Alaska home. His wife Madelyn calls him in and there's clearly tension… Continue reading November 1985: X-Factor 1 – Think maybe Ghostbusters gonna sue somebody?
N is for Nova In 1962 Marvel (and comics in general) struck gold with the creation of Spider-Man. It was neither his powers nor the striking visuals of Steve Ditko that assured this staying power. The thing that stuck was the young everyman element. Peter Parker was struggling with money, girls and his identity long before… Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 14 – N
Synopsis: West Coast Avengers 5 was written by Steve Englehart and pencilled by Al Migrom and inked by Joe Sinnott and opens with Simon 'Wonderman' Williams getting a telling off by Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton about his recent on-air confession of his guilt in the embezzelment from his own company years earlier. Without informing the Avengers… Continue reading October 1985: West Coast Avengers 5 – Purring and a tail, is that a turn on for many guys?
Agent Phil Coulson – Clark Gregg
Agent Melinda May – Ming Na Wen
Agent Leopold Fitz – Ian De Caestecker
Agent Gemma Simmons – Elizabeth Henstridge
‘Skye’ – Chloe Bennett
Alfonso ‘Mack’ MacKenzie – Henry Simmons
Lance Hunter – Nick Blood
Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Morse – Adrianne Palicki
Glenn Talbot – Adrian Pasdar
Calvin Zabo – Kyle MacLaughlin
Grant Ward – Brett Dalton
Antoine ‘Trip’ Triplett – B.J. Britt
Robert Gonzales – Edward James Olmos
Gordon – Jamie Harris
Raina – Ruth Negga
Overview: First shown on 24 October 2014, season 2 opened capitalised on the strong finish of season 1 and pushed the story forward with an uneven, but highly entertaining 22 episodes. Rather than a huge global organisation, now S.H.I.E.L.D. is the small scrappy underdog against all sides, the US government, Hydra and other groups. Secrets, tension and uncertain loyalties abound.
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Synopsis:Uncanny X-Men #200: The Trial of Magneto was written by Chris CLaremont with art by John Romita Jnr and Dan Green and opens with Magneto (a.k.a. Erik Lensherr, a.k.a. Magnus, a.k.a. Max Eisnhart, a.k.a. Michael Xavier) being led to his trial in handcuffs. He has surrendered to the world court (normally at the… Continue reading September 1985: Uncanny X-Men 200 – Or, Purple Lycra for a Court appearance? Really?