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.
Synopsis: Web of Spider-Man 1, Til Death Do Us Part was written by Louise Simonson with art by Greg LaRoque and Jim Moony and opens with Peter Parker fishing in his wardrobe for his Spider-Man costume. which is next to a shapeless and shadowy creature that looks like his previous black costume. On the roof… Continue reading December 1984: Web of Spider-Man 1 – Or, it turns out Peter is a tighty-whity y-fronts kinda guy
Synopsis: Starting my 9th year of My Marvel Life, we have Uncanny X-Men 190, written by Chris Claremont, with art by John Romita Jnr and Dan Green and opens with a view of New York, but a New York like never seen before. It seems like a sword and sorcery era New York. We get… Continue reading November 1984: Uncanny X-Men 190 – Or, two issues, but a better event than anything Marvel have done recently
Synopsis: Dreadstar 15 was written and drawn by Jim Starlin and opens with an unseen entity becoming aware once more and moving from the void of nothingness to awareness of what is going on as it sees the fallen body of Vanth Dreadstar, the leader of the rebellion against the Instrumentality, which rules the Empirical… Continue reading October 1984: Dreadstar 15 – Or, this is a bad guy from the Bond Villain school of dealing with heroes
Synopsis: Captain America #300 was written by J M DeMatteis and Michael Ellis with art by Paul Neary and Dennis Janke and opens with Jesse Black Crow, a wheelchair bound native american is having hallucinations of Steve 'Captain America' Rogers and his recent struggles against the Red Skull. At the end of these visions he… Continue reading September 1984: Captain America 300, Or Steve vs Red Skull I get it but can we have a better issue please?
Synopsis: Alpha Flight 16 was written and drawn by John Byrne with finishes by Bob Wiacek and opens on a fish shaped submarine, which would not look out of place on the TV shoe Stingray. On board is the Master of the world, who has captured Eugene 'Puck' Judd as well as Marrina of… Continue reading August 1984: Alpha Flight 16 – Or, it’s hard to out ‘arrogant-ass’ Namor, but it can be done.