Tag Archives: Marvel

Wolverine

Bub, here is Donny’s review of the best comic there is at what it does. Wolverine 1982 Chris Claremont and Frank Miller (story) Frank Miller (art) The first line of this book has become iconic: “I’m the best there is … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Marvels

Donny reviews a bunch of paintings put into comic book form. Marvels#1-4 1994 Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross (story and art) Alex Ross (art) Alex Ross had been doing painted covers, but he wanted to try and do an entirely … Continue reading

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The Galactus Trilogy

Donny reviews that classic, comedic tale about the end of the world. Fantastic Four 48-50 1966 Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (story) Jack Kirby (art) Prepare yourself for… The Coming of Galactus!!!  With lots of exclamation points!!!! This arc is … Continue reading

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Secret Wars

Donny reviews a comic that is not at all a secret. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1-12 1984-85 Jim Shooter (writer) Mike Zeck (art) I started reading comics in 1983, when I was eight. It began because I was a … Continue reading

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The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 2)

That banner (pictured above) about the comic maybe being worth $2500 had nothing to do with the Dark Phoenix Saga; it was just some advertiser’s contest. But it goes to demonstrate just how much this story flew under the radar … Continue reading

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The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 1)

Donny reviews the greatest X-Men story ever told. Uncanny X-Men #’s 129-138 1980 Chris Claremont (writer) John Byrne (co-plotter and artist) If I approached re-reading and reviewing Maus with trepidation, I approached the Dark Phoenix Saga with giddy exuberance. This … Continue reading

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Dr. Strange: The Lee-Ditko Years

Donny gives us his unique take on some mighty strange tales… Strange Tales #110-111, 114-146 (Reprinted in the Essential Dr. Strange Vol. 1) 1963-1966 (plot and art) Steve Ditko (words) Stan Lee (with Roy Thomas and Denny O’Neil) The very … Continue reading

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Werewolf by Night: Children of the Beast

Marvel Comics Presents #54-59 1990 Len Kaminski (writer) Jim Fry (artist) Back in 2000 Marvel launched its Ultimates universe, rebooting their classic heroes for the twenty-first century. At the time, I sent them (unsolicited, of course) a five or ten … Continue reading

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