1980 · The 80s

December 1980: Dazzler 1 – Or Beast missed his calling as an agent

  Synopsis:Dazzler 1 was written by Tom DeFalco and pencilled by John Romita Jnr, with inks by Alfredo Alcala and opens with Alison (Dazzler) Blaire running from a gang of thugs.  Cornered in the alley, she puts on her roller stakes and switches on her minature radio and uses the sound from it to generate… Continue reading December 1980: Dazzler 1 – Or Beast missed his calling as an agent

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November 1980: Captain America 254: Or It’s not a stake, but it’ll do

  Captain America 254 was written by Roger Stern with art by John Byrne and Joseph Rubenstein and opens with Captain America about to be bitten by the Nazi Vampire (Let me repeat that part of the show NAZI VAMPIRE) Baron Blood. Unfortunately for the Baron, Cap is wearing his chain-mail like uniform and is… Continue reading November 1980: Captain America 254: Or It’s not a stake, but it’ll do

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October 1980: Uncanny X-Men 141 or Put a sign on the door, health and safety

Synopsis: Uncanny X-Men 141 was written by Chris Claremont and drawn by the John Byrne/Terry Austin team and opens with Marvel's first look at this particular dark future. A woman carries a box of medical supplies through the ruins of what was the fancy part of New York City. She is saved from a local… Continue reading October 1980: Uncanny X-Men 141 or Put a sign on the door, health and safety

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September 1980: Avengers 202 Or when your boss suggests he may threaten to kill you, you may have the wrong job

  Synopsis: Avengers 202 was written by David Michelinie, with art by George Perez and Mike Esposito and opens with Janet (The Wasp) VanDyne crashing through the window of Avengers Mansion. Vision pulls his wife Wanda (Scarlet Witch) Maximoff to the side while the rest of the Avengers try to get out of the way… Continue reading September 1980: Avengers 202 Or when your boss suggests he may threaten to kill you, you may have the wrong job

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August 1980: Moon Knight 1 – Or Apparently Marvel needed a Batman

Moon Knight 1 was written by Doug Moench with art by Bill Sienkiewicz and opens in the desert with the mercenaries of the Bushman attacking rebels in Egypt. Bushman talks with his 2nd in command, Marc Spector, who is having misgivings about his job as a soldier of fortune. Marc's friend Frenchie lands the helicopter… Continue reading August 1980: Moon Knight 1 – Or Apparently Marvel needed a Batman

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July 1980: Fantastic Four 223 Or, this is why you check out your childcare providers

Synopsis: Fantastic Four 223 was written by Doug Moench, with art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnot, opening with the Fantastic Four (Dr Reed 'Mr Fantastic' Richards, Benjamin 'The Thing' Grimm, Susan 'Invisible Girl' Richards and Johnny 'The Human Torch' Storm) in the group's pogo plane, heading towards the town of New Salem. Also on… Continue reading July 1980: Fantastic Four 223 Or, this is why you check out your childcare providers

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June 1980: X-Men 137 Or, Why doesn’t the Watcher just lock his door?

Notes: X-Men 137: Fate of the Phoenix was written by Chris Claremont with art by John Byrne and Terry Austin and  opens with Uatu, the Watcher commenting on the  events that have led to this issue and points out that this is where the universe may pay the price for what transpires next. What happens… Continue reading June 1980: X-Men 137 Or, Why doesn’t the Watcher just lock his door?