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Still wearing kid clothes?

This is one of min's favorites.

I wore Lee Jeans when i was a kid, but i was never invited to ride in an automated death trap on wheels. (from Iron Man #13 - May 69)

By fnord12 | November 20, 2007, 9:17 PM | Comics | Comments (1)| Link


(Iron Man #12 - Apr 69)

By fnord12 | November 20, 2007, 9:15 PM | Comics | Link

I guess it wasn't illegal yet

Pyramid schemes! (From Fantastic Four #89 - Aug 69) (click to go large)

By fnord12 | November 20, 2007, 9:11 PM | Comics | Link

Detroit must be full of locksmiths

My product at work actually gives you a free download of this ad as part of the notification package. (From Marvel Super Heroes #75 - Oct 78)

By fnord12 | November 20, 2007, 9:05 PM | Comics | Link


Most comic book ads you see over and over again. This particular ad only appeared for one month in Marvel comics (Oct 74 - this one's from Marvel Tales #54), and then it was never seen again. I can't imagine why.

By fnord12 | November 20, 2007, 8:59 PM | Comics | Comments (1)| Link

SuperMegaSpeed Reviews

Iron Fist #10 - I really get a "Sandman" vibe from all the backstory and fantasy elements that is being developed for K'un L'un. I'm liking it a lot. Je je je je je je je.

Fantastic Four #551 - Doom thought McDuffie was wrapping up all his plots last issue so Doom was surprised to see a new story starting, but it looks like it will be cool. Crap!
Doom will not comment on the plot yet since Doom suspects that all is not what it seems.

Starlord #4 - I've really enjoyed this quirky series. I liked Giffen's writing here better than on the main Annihilation books last time.

Annihilation: Conquest #1 - You can't kill Blastaar like that, man. Anyway, this was good but i'm still not sold on using Adam Warlock. I was happy to see the High Evolutionary show up; maybe he'll explain what the hell Glorian was up to in Annhilation: Ronan. I hope the big reveal at the end ties to recent events in Mighty Avengers.

Astonishing X-Men #23 - I need to go back and re-read #22 to see how this second layer of communication meshes. It looks like it was done very well. Slow as it's been, this is a good story.

MODOK's 11 #5 - Lots of double-crossing to keep track of but this was still a lot of fun. It was nice to see MODOK actually honor the contract with the three that didn't switch sides. I hope Van Lente gets more work as he's got a great handle on Marvel characters and this was very enjoyable. Hope someone can figure out the continuity problem with the Mandarins, though.

Illuminati #5 - Has Black Bolt really been a skrull since 1972? That seems... insane. And the "clue" in Illuminati #1 doesn't seem like much of a clue, either. But we'll have to see how it all shakes out, and it's certainly interesting. I love Bendis' dialogue.

I generally read my books in order from what i think i will enjoy least to what i think i will enjoy most, and this week i just couldn't put the comics in any order because i thought there were going to all be good, and i was right.

By fnord12 | November 11, 2007, 5:35 PM | Comics | Comments (5)| Link

SuperMegaSpeed Reviews

Daredevil annual #1 - Was this good? Yes. Would i be interested in a Black Tarantula series written by Ande Parks? Maybe, but i don't know how it could be much more than another Punisher series. Would i be interested in just about anything set in the Marvel Universe and written by Ed Brubaker? Yes.

Iron Man #23 - Hey, are these covers part of an interconnecting picture? Doesn't look like it, considering the cover to Iron Man #24 (and that's a really cool cover). But if not, what's that thing reaching towards Gadget on the cover of this issue? Anyway this was quite good. I enjoyed the appearance by Doc Sampson and seeing the Superhero Registration Act getting turned around on Tony. Min is right that Maya had better be under a subtle form of mind control or else she's being way too naive, but i think we've seen the Mandarin doing enough mental manipulation in this story that we can assume that's the case.

Quasar #4 - They got confused. They heard i wanted Warlock, but they gave me the wrong one. My idea fit the plot better. During the first Annihilation people asked "How can you do a cosmic storyline without Adam Warlock?" and the response was "Let's see if we can have a cosmic story without dragging Him out every time.", and they did and it was good. I'm not sure that his appearance is anything other than "Here's yer Adam Warlock", but i'm sure it'll still be good. This issue, and this series, was very good.

Also, heh:

By fnord12 | November 5, 2007, 8:57 AM | Comics | Comments (2)| Link

The History of Marvel Comics Covers

A great series by Tom Brevoort.

Update: Unfortunately the original pages were taken down when Marvel revamped their site, but i've preserved them here.

By fnord12 | November 2, 2007, 9:08 AM | Comics | Link

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