Archive for March, 2013

FANTASTIC FOUR #414-415: The Beginning of Onslaught

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I never read the Onslaught epic and don’t intend to.  I know it’s very important to the history of the MU and serves as the basis for the reboots that soon arrive with the end of both Fantastic Four and Avengers Volume One, but these 1990s epics are killing me because they are such complete crap.

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Anyway, from what I gather this Charlie dude absorbs both Frankin and some X-kid and turns into a superbad superbaddie blah blah blah.

THE GERRY CONWAY TOP TEN!

I don’t celebrate birthday’s too often on this page, but I was thinking that Gerry Conway deserves a “top 10” list—but he’s written so damn much, it seems impossible. He wrote the death of Gwen Stacy. He wrote the first Marvel/DC crossover: Superman vs. Spider-Man. He booted up Marvel’s first Dracula comic. Hell, if a Marvel comic book series existed in the early 1970s, Gerry wrote for it at one time or another. He was the only person to write issues of Spider-Man, Superman, The Avengers and Action Comics all in the same month. He created DC’s Steel character. Heck, he created dozens of characters that didn’t make my top ten below, like Vibe, Gypsy, The Atari Force (which came with your Atari 2600 game system), some decent Ghost Rider villains, Killer Frost, Jack O’ Lantern and Killer Croc.

So a top 10 reading list is basically impossible. But what about a list of my favorite Conway creations? Now that’s doable. Hence, the lists that will appear magically on your screen if you just hit the little “more” tab below…
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SUPERMAN #10

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I love this because when I first saw it, I didn’t get he was using his x-ray vision–I thought there were skeletons in the elevator.  Great splash page.

COSPLAY OF THE DAY

COSPLAY OF THE DAY

naked pink pussy panther cosplay

FANTASTIC FOUR #413

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He’s back in a 1990s superhero muscle costume.

THE AVENGERS #397-400

In which Mark Deodato…
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… and Mike Wieringo…
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…do some of the worst art of their careers.

FANTASTIC FOUR #412

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This was a really fun issue.  Reed gets all pouty and whiny because Namor is hanging around the F4HQ and Namor has the body of a God and Richards is all skinny and weird looking (even though he technically could shapeshift to look like Fabio–how does a smart guy not figure that out?).

So, they fight for the whole issue.  And the entire time, I’m like, come on!  Namor would totally kick his ass in a matter of seconds.  So then, in the end…

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We find out Namor is willing to throw a fight in the name of love.  So he’s not a complete and total asshole.  Or, at least he’s not one all the time.

MYSTERY PANEL OF THE DAY

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Another easy, easy one…But a great one…

ACTION COMICS #593

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John Byrne has always known how to put together a mean splash page.

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