Synopsis: Fantastic Four 216 was written by Bill Mantlo from a story Marv Wolfman and drawn by John Byrne and Pablo Marcos and opens with the Professor Randolph James a friend of Reed (Mr Fantastic) Richards, having been transformed into some kind of future-human wandering the streets of New York City looking for someone,… Continue reading December 1979: Fantastic Four 216 – In which we learn men of the future will need neither pants, nor hats
Synopsis: Marvel Team Up 90 was written by Steven Grant with art by Mike Vosburg and Bob Layton and opens with Peter (Spider-Man) Parker attending a science demonstration with current girlfriend Cissy. Really Peter? Blonde girlfriends, scientific demonstrations, have you really learned so little. Also in attendance is Dr Henry (The Beast) McCoy who is… Continue reading November 1979: Marvel Team Up 90 – In which we learn Beast shouldn’t bet.
Synopsis: X-Men 129 was written and drawn by the classic team of Austin, Byrne and Claremont and "God Spare the Child" kicked off the Dark Phoenix Saga. It opens on Muir Island, of the coast of Scotland with several of the X-Men preparing to leave for their Westchester home. Present are Dr Moira McTaggart, Jamie (Multiple… Continue reading October 1979: X-Men 129 – In which we learn that you don’t disturb Wolverine’s ‘gentleman’ time
Rom 1 was written by Bill Mantlo with art by Sal Buscema and opens with the arrival on Earth by Rom, greatest of the spaceknights of Galador. He stands and walks onto a road, causing a car carrying Brandy Clark to swerve and nearly crash. Rom prevents the crash and uses his analyser to… Continue reading September 1979: Rom 1- In which we learn the first rule of Rom is, we DO NOT TALK ABOUT ROM!
Synopsis: Iron Man 128 was written by David Michelinie, with art by John Romita Jr and Bob Layton and opens with a melancholy Tony (Iron Man) Stark, drinking and talking with his armour. Stark's rival Justin Hammer had used his armour to kill an ambassador, making it look like a premeditated act by Iron Man… Continue reading August 1979: Iron Man 128: In which we learn what really fuels Iron Man is Whisky.
Synopsis: Avengers Annual 9 was written by Bill Mantlo and pencilled by Don Newton and opens with Arsenal (last seen in Iron Man 114 https://marvelmunky76.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/june-1978-iron-man-114-in-which-we-learn-that-the-beast-wants-to-know-where-to-send-the-bill/ ) completing his repair and recharge and vowing to voice he calls Mistress that he is ready to kill the Avengers. Speaking of the Avengers, the team are having a meeting… Continue reading July 1979: Avengers Annual 9 – In which we learn that every Avenger other can Cap is a D*ck
t Synopsis: Defenders 75 was written by Ed Hannigan and pencilled by Herb Trimpe, with inked by Mike Esposito and opens with Foolkiller having taken everyone in Kyle (Nighthawk) Richmond's house, including Valkyrie, Patsy (Hellcat) Walker, Clea (sometimes girlfriend of Dr Strange), friends of Valkyrie's Ledge, Amber and Rich along with sensationalist TV reporter… Continue reading June 1979: Defenders 75 – In which we learn that you don’t leave a Valkyrie too look after your house.