P is for Psylocke / Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock, the X-Man known as Psylocke is the twin sister of Brian Braddock the Captain Britain of Earth 616 and the younger sister of Jamie (reality warping mad b@$t@erd) Braddock and one could be forgiven to expect that she would be somewhat in the shadow of her brothers,… Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 16 – P
Synopsis: Heat was written by Denny O'Neil with art by Mark Bright, Atkin and Garvey and opens with Tony 'Iron Man' Stark (in full Silver Centurion armour) finishing construction of an orbiting space station, pleased with his handiwork. Also pleased is an un-named general from the Caribbean nation of Boca Caliente (you read that… Continue reading March 1986: Iron Man 207 – Or, wait the country is called Hot Mouth?
I have an awesome wife. The MIGHTY Rosie has always done right by me, being generous and thoughtful. For my birthday/Christmas this year, my main gift is to have my left arm tattoos covered up. There are three stories here, why I have tattoos to start with, why I chose the picture I chose and the day itself.
Why I have tattoos: I got a tattoo about 13 years ago. I showed the tattoo artist the shape and asked for it bigger, he did it to scale, so I wanted one taking up my upper arm and got a tiny one on my shoulder. In order to fix that I got another one to fill it out. To balance them out, I got one one my right arm. They are one of the few things I have done that I regret. Getting them covered up has been a cathartic undoing…
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Synopsis: Wounded Wolf was written by Chris Claremont with pencils, inks and colours by Barry Windsor Smith and opens in Spiral's Body Shoppe were the Reavers (Macon, Cole and Reese, former guards from the Hellfire club torn up by Wolverine during the Dark Phoenix Saga) are having there cybernetics upgrading while Oyama Yuriko, a woman… Continue reading February 1986: Uncanny X-Men 205 – Or, this is why I don’t do carol singing.
Synopsis: Sir! Was written and drawn by Walt Simonson and opens with Thor's Chariot being pulled by the goats Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder and standing upon it is well a 6ft6 frog dressed as Thor. It actually is Thor, who has been turned into a frog by the machinations of his brother Loki, who schemes to… Continue reading January 1986: The Mighty Thor 366 – Or, giant frog riding two goats in space, fair to say the drugs have kicked in.
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.