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Fantastic Five: She-Hulk & Marvel’s First Family

Another day, another Hulk. As we journey through the past of the publishing history of everyone’s favorite angry, green superhero, we find ourselves – once again in 1985. This time, though, we’re focusing in on She-Hulk, who takes the lead role in Fantastic Four #275. Fantastic Four #275 is written and drawn by John Byrne, […]

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Origin Story: Incredible Hulk #312

Hulk month continues! This time, we have an origin story on our hands… sort of. It’s about as originy as you can get for a three-hundred and twelfth issue, and reinvents/overlaps with Hulk’s original origin in the very first issue of his series, which I covered back in December for those interested. This time, we […]

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Modern Classics: Planet Hulk

Last time, I kicked off my Hulk Month pieces with 2016’s Hulk #1. That issue has to be in the top five comics I’ve reviewed for Blastoff, so I’m not sure how much better we can get. I’ve enjoyed Hulk comics before, but not Mariko Tamaki’s writing took it to an entirely new level for […]

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Jennifer Walters Is HULK

All right, we’re kicking off Hulk month for Blastoff Comics – and rightfully so. Not to put any disrespect on Hulk’s name, I think the last time the general public has been THIS excited about the character was… well, definitely not in my lifetime. And I remember when a two little rashes of Hulk mania […]

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Modern Classics: Dan Slott’s Spider-Man

In the constantly changing game of superhero comics, where creators are replaced between solicitations and release and creative runs are often cut short, it’s easy to forget that Dan Slott has been writing Spider-Man for three-hundred and seventy years. Or, it seems that way. I started reading comics on a regular basis in 2007, the […]

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Marvel Firsts: The Amazing Spider-Man #2

I’m back with another installment of Marvel Firsts, the series where I journey through Marvel’s most iconic first issues and first appearances. Last time, we covered the big introduction of Venom in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. Now, as we introduce another of Spidey’s most infamous villains, we’re taking it back to the beginning. In The […]

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Marvel Firsts: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

Today, my journey through Marvel’s most iconic first issues and first appearances takes me to 1988, which saw the debut of Spider-Man’s most iconic foe, the monstrous Venom, in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. Written by David Michelinie, drawn by Todd McFarlane, colored by Bob Sharen, and lettered by Rick Parker, this is a landmark issue […]

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