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So when I heard that Marvel was going to "kill" Peter Parker and replace him with Dr. Octopus as Spider-Man, I knew that fanboys out there were going to royally s*** the bed, because if there is anything I've learned about fanboys is that you never give change a chance. Ever. You will crap on an idea that changes the status quo at the drop of the hat without even reading a single issue, or at least reading one and then dropping it. There is a litany of angry fanboy letters that will proclaim that you are dropping the title and never buying it again, and talk about how that it is going to ruin …Read more >
So I'm taking a break from my usual stuff because my laptop is currently in the process of getting its screen replaced, which is taking an irritatingly long time.. So I've been taking my time to read two particular series that I have been interested in reading for a while. The first being Chris Claremont's run of X-Men Forever and the other being John Byrne's X-Men: The Hidden Years.
X-Men Forever was Chris Claremont's attempt at telling the X-Men story he wanted to tell had he not left the series after . Was it what he had on his mind at the time, or was this just stuff he came up with when he was given the job back in 2009? Who can say for sure. The story was... Interesting... The X-Men being clashing with an organization called the Conso…Read more >
So as I'm plugging through comics from 1955, the year that the Comic Book Code Authority came into effect governing content in comic books, I've been noticing its effect on the various stories I've been reading, mostly westerns.
Western tales from that point where not unaccustomed to show a bunch of on panel gunfights where countless outlaws would be gunned down by the hero. These were not overly gruesome deaths there was little to no blood. The violence in comic books at the time (by today's standards) is very tame by comparison. Even horror stories while claimed to have been "gruesome" are pretty tame by today's standards. But the 1950s were a different time, there was a great deal of fear and xenophobia in the United States at the time d…Read more >
The internet is a magical place where we all get to share ideas, speak our mind, and give our opinion on any number of subjects. However, with this amazing bit of freedom comes those people who are negative, egotistical, and arrogant who think that their word is infallible, but at the end of the day is really a load of you-know-what.
Case in point, the wiki has been targeted by a gentleman who calls himself Stuart Vandal. Vandal, is apparently a freelance writer for Marvel who contributes to the Official Marvel Handbook. If your sitting there in awe over that statement, please stop, because this guy is a real piece of work who thinks because of this distinction he can crap all over what we do here at the Wiki.
From what I have learned the gu…Read more >
On my forward progression through each year of Marvel publications I am just finishing reading through the year 1954, doing my usual updates on in-continuity titles and it’s time for another one of my blog recaps of the year in question.
1954 was an interesting year for Atlas as there was a major shift in the type of titles they were pumping out. The Korean War had just winded up and so a lot of war stories were becoming more generalized in that the one-off stories dealt with various different wars over history shifting the focus from the Korean War to the two prior World Wars. Title character Battle Brady was phased out while Combat Kelly and Combat Casey were retconned to having the characters fight in World War II as well as having serve…Read more >