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December 1985: Firestar 1 – I don’t think Grandma is going to make it.

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.

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1985 · The 80s · Uncategorized

November 1985: X-Factor 1 – Think maybe Ghostbusters gonna sue somebody?

 Synopsis: X-Factor #1 was written by Bob Layton with pencils by Jackson Guice and inks by the two of them along with Joe Rubenstein and opens with Scott Summers the former X-Man called Cyclops using his powerful optic blasts to chop wood in his Alaska home. His wife Madelyn calls him in and there's clearly tension… Continue reading November 1985: X-Factor 1 – Think maybe Ghostbusters gonna sue somebody?

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Champions of S.H.I.E.L.D. part 2: Season 2

A Munky on Merseyside

Main Cast:

Agent Phil Coulson –  Clark Gregg

Agent Melinda May  –  Ming Na Wen

Agent Leopold Fitz    – Ian De Caestecker

Agent Gemma Simmons –  Elizabeth Henstridge

‘Skye’   –  Chloe Bennett

Alfonso ‘Mack’ MacKenzie – Henry Simmons

Lance Hunter – Nick Blood

Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Morse – Adrianne Palicki

Recurring Cast:

Glenn Talbot – Adrian Pasdar

Calvin Zabo – Kyle MacLaughlin

Grant Ward – Brett Dalton

Antoine ‘Trip’ Triplett – B.J. Britt

Robert Gonzales – Edward James Olmos

Gordon – Jamie Harris

Raina – Ruth Negga

Overview: First shown on 24 October 2014, season 2 opened capitalised on the strong finish of season 1 and pushed the story forward with an uneven, but highly entertaining 22 episodes. Rather than a huge global organisation, now S.H.I.E.L.D. is the small scrappy underdog against all sides, the US government, Hydra and other groups. Secrets, tension and uncertain loyalties abound.

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1985 · The 80s · Uncategorized

April 1985 – Captain America 307 – Or, 3 pages of Cap and then Nomad, what is this Sunday service?

Synopsis: Captain America #307 was written by Mark Gruenwald with art by Paul Neary and Dennis Janke and opens with Captain Britain carrying Captain America to catch a flight back to the US from England, where after Cap gets on the flight for free with his Avengers ID, tries to avoid talking to a WWII… Continue reading April 1985 – Captain America 307 – Or, 3 pages of Cap and then Nomad, what is this Sunday service?

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March 1980: Machine Man 15 Or is that what insurance adjusters actually do?

    Synopsis: Machine Man 15 was written by Tom DeFalco and drawn by Steve Ditko and opens with Aaron (Machine Man) Stack getting himself ready in the morning, along with his room-mate Peter. At Aaron's job at Delmar Insurance, colleagues Pamela Quinn, Eddie Harris and Maggie Jones talk about Aaron as if he isn't… Continue reading March 1980: Machine Man 15 Or is that what insurance adjusters actually do?