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
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.
Synopsis: Uncanny X-Men #186 was written by Chris Claremont with art by Barry Windsor Smith and Terry Austin. It starts with Ororo 'Storm' Munroe waking up in the Dallas home of the mutant inventor Forge. She is there because she was hit by neutralising weapon, which unbeknown to her was designed and built by Forge… Continue reading July 1984: Uncanny X-Men 186 – Or, shall we not think about how Forge knew what size clothes to buy?
Synopsis: West Coast Avengers 1 was written by Roger Stern with art by Bob Hall and Brett Breeding and opens up with Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton (now heading up his own West Coast division of the Avengers) declaring "Avengers Assemble". The only problem is that there is no one there except for his newlywed wife Roberta/Bobbi… Continue reading May 1984: West Coast Avengers 1 – Or, for a robot, the Vision can’t organise for s**t
Synopsis: Machine Man 2020 #1 was written by Tom DeFalco with art by Herb Trimpe and Barry Windsor Smith and opens with a warehouse robot throwing out and obsolete container into a nearby rubbish tip/scrapyard. This box is found by a local gang of Midnight Wreckers, with the names Slick, Swift, Hassle and Brain who find… Continue reading June 1984: Machine Man 2020 #1 – Or, things are going to be pretty weird in 3 years time.
Synopsis: Alpha Flight #12 was written, drawn and inked by John Byrne and opens with Heather Hudson meeting with Miz Delphine Courtney at Roxxon Oil's New York Offices, where he husband James (Guardian) MacDonald Hudson had recently started working. Rather than her husband, the only other person she see's is a recording of Jerry… Continue reading April 1984: Alpha Flight 12 – Or, well that wasn’t perfectly timed.
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