Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont & John Byrne Review – Omnibus 1 & Masterworks 1-4

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    “Uncanny X-Men” was a continuation of the long-running “X-Men” title that started in 1963, beginning with issue #94. That original title had been cancelled for a few years in the early 1970s and then revived as a bi-monthly title for a few years in the mid-1970. Hence, its numbering has always lagged other […]

Thanos & The Avengers: Captain Marvel Masterworks Review – Volume 3 (#95)

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The cameo appearance of Thanos during a post-credits teaser in the recent “Avengers” film, generated quite a bit of interest in the Marvel Comics work of Jim Starlin.  Mr. Starlin created Thanos in 1973 and the character played the villain role in most of Mr. Starlin’s periodic work with Marvel. I went back to the beginning and […]

Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Masterworks Volume 1 Review

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I’d wanted to read these comics for years and the “Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel Masterworks – Volume 1” gave me that opportunity.  Featuring restored reprints of the original stories and a crisp sewn binding, this book was beautiful. Most people associate the 1960s Nick Fury stories with writer/artist Jim Steranko.  Yet, Mr. Steranko […]

Silver Surfer Masterworks Review – Volumes 1 (#15) & 2 (#19)

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The ‘classic’ 1960s “Silver Surfer” series was put out in two Marvel Masterworks volumes back in the 1990s and I was recently able to acquire and read both volumes.  Between the two, they contained the full eighteen issues of that series. The stories age rather well compared to other comics in that mid-to-late 1960s era. Stan Lee mentioned […]

The Kree-Skrull War: Avengers Masterworks Review – Volume 10 (#137)

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I’ve realized while sampling a wide range of 1960s-era Marvel Comics that my interest only extends to the Stan Lee era.  After the first 60 or so issues of each, main title, Stan “The Man” started to pass the reins to his old assistants, such as Roy Thomas.  Perhaps writers such as Thomas became markedly […]