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My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 15 – O

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

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My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 14 – N

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

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My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 13 -M

M is for Madrox, Jamie First appearing in Giant Size Fantastic Four #4, Jamie 'Multiple Man' Madrox is one of the few X-related characters who didn't debut in one of the main X-titles, he shares the distinction with Tabitha 'Boom Boom' Smith and James 'Wolverine' Howlett although Jamie was introduced in a story by Chris… Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics part 13 -M

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My Marvel Life Presents A-Z of Comics Part 12 – L

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

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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

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My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 10 – J

J is for Jordan, Hal First appearing in Showcase 22 in 1960. Hal Jordan is the first human being inducted into the Green Lantern Corps. A 2nd generation air force pilot, Hal was a natural test pilot with his precise piloting skill and his lack of fear. He left the USAF and joined the private… Continue reading My Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 10 – J

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MyMy Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 9 – I

Art s for Iron Fist Iron Fist first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 in May 1974. This was an effort to jump onto the martial art's bandwagon. Danny Rand was a boy who was travelling with his family in the mountains north of China, his father was betrayed and murdered by their family's business partner… Continue reading MyMy Marvel Life Presents: A-Z of Comics Part 9 – I