Longshot 1 was written by Ann Nocenti with Art by Art Adams and opens with the titular character on the on another world, before running into a portal to arrive in New York city. He has no idea who he is, why he was being chased and why he seems to be so lucky. … Continue reading June 1985: Longshot 1 – Or, so no one is going to mention that he’s got a finger missing on each hand?
Synopsis: Squadron Supreme 1 was written by Mark Gruenwald with Bob Hall on pencils and John Beatty on inks and opens with Hyperion trying to save the Squadron's satellite headquarters. With the aid of Amphibian and Doctor Spectrum, he manages to bring it to the ground without any real problem. Elseswhere, Nighthawk, Lady Lark,… Continue reading May 1985: Squadron Supreme #1 – Or, Wow, Marvel’s Superman has no tact at all
Synopsis: Captain America #307 was written by Mark Gruenwald with art by Paul Neary and Dennis Janke and opens with Captain Britain carrying Captain America to catch a flight back to the US from England, where after Cap gets on the flight for free with his Avengers ID, tries to avoid talking to a WWII… Continue reading April 1985 – Captain America 307 – Or, 3 pages of Cap and then Nomad, what is this Sunday service?
L is for Legion David Haller was introduced in 1983's New Mutants 26 and is the son of Israeli politician Gabrielle Haller and Professor Charles Francis Xavier, so we already know that this is a story about unethical practices and unhappy endings. 20 years or so before, Professor Xavier was helping victims of war including… Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents A-Z of Comics Part 12 – L
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
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
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.