Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Review: Avengers #390

Avengers #390, "Campfire Tales," Cover Date September 1995
Written by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh, Penciled by Mike Deodato, Inked by Tom Palmer

I've gone into it a bit already in several other posts, but 1995 saw Marvel fracture into several different editorial branches, each with its own editor-in-chief. This might not have been so bad if the editors weren't all "separate but equal," and driven by stockholders and their marketing department to directly compete with one another. Thus, the Clone Saga is born out of a desire to compete with the X-Men's successful "Age of Apocalypse," as is the slightly lesser known but equally infamous "The Crossing." So let's do it!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Review: Wonder Woman #79

Wonder Woman #79, "Taking the Spear," Cover Date October 1993
Written by William Messner-Loebs, Penciled by Steve Carr and Deryl Skelton, Inked by Andre Parks and Aaron McClellan

It seems like ages ago I reviewed Wonder Woman #78, where WW and her salad-eating friend were attacked by "Mayfly," a villain with super speed, who shoots the Flash and seems poised to kill our hero at the end of the issue. And now, the thrilling conclusion!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Review: Avengers #389

Avengers #389, "Message From Home," Cover Date August 1995
Written by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh, Penciled by Fabio Laguna, Inked by Scott Koblish

Well, last month we wrapped up "Taking A.I.M.," so now the Avengers go into the home-stretch before "The Crossing," as Deodato needs another fill-in after a strenuous TWO issues in two months. So let's all enjoy a one-off about Deathcry!

Avengers 389 cover

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Panel: Vampirella #3 (1997 series)

What'd I tell you guys in my Vampirella #1 review?

"I'm counting the seconds before a bald Grant Morrison-looking vampire shows up in some throwaway gag that Morrison would probably call some sort of kabbalistic sigil re-strengthening blah blah blah."

Well it took all the way to issue #3:

Vampirella Grant Morrison

Seriously Grant Morrison, do you have to appear in all your comics?