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The Silver Age Did It Right

Is it weird to be nostalgic for a time period you weren’t around for to enjoy? Technically, I guess it’s not possible. But as I’ve read over a handful of Marvel Silver Age books this month, I can’t help but daydream about being a comic book reader in that time. It was a period of […]

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Tiny But Mighty

I’m impressed with Ant Man. He’s one of the smallest superheroes there is, but wrong-doers are afraid of him regardless. They speak of Ant Man with respectful, slightly fearful tones. They talk about how they can’t get away with anything now that he’s on the radar. He’s a force to be reckoned with, and word […]

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Isn’t It Ironic?

The best superhero origins are the ones that are timeless. You can pick them up and the story and concepts are as fresh as they were the day they were created. “A shy teenager is bitten by a radioactive spider, and learns a tragic lesson about responsibility.” “Rocketed to Earth from a dying world, a […]

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Strange Days Indeed

In 1963, as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko were laying the groundwork for what would become the Marvel Universe, there were other books still being published by the company as well, remnants from the company’s days pumping out sci-fi and monster comics in the late ’50s and early ’60s. As Marvel editor Stan […]

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Silver Surfer, I Don’t Get You

I thought I knew emo superheroes. I’ve seen Batman brood, Daredevil has had plenty of dark moments, and I don’t think anyone can forget that sequence in Spider-Man 3 when Peter Parker was emo-fied. I thought I understood, but then I met the Silver Surfer: I just read the word balloons as saying “I have […]

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Magneto On My Mind

The Silver Age was an interesting time. I know, call me Captain Obvious. Characters were being created left and right (though not that one as far as I know), and it floors me to think that many of the characters we know and love in present time were all created in rash of enthusiasm and […]

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Secret Agent Man

The Marvel Age of Comics was firing on all cylinders by 1963. So much so, in fact, that legend has it that Marvel Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee and then-Marvel publisher Martin Goodman got a little wager going. Stan, heady with Marvel’s success, put forth that they could put out any kind of comic book, not just […]

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Meet the Goblin!

Meet the Goblin!

Jud and Karl look at Karl’s copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14, featuring the first appearance of Spidey’s #1 foe, the Green Goblin! And it can be yours! Click here for all the details!

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Ant-Man – Short Man’s Complex

There’s a question I get frequently around these parts: “Who’s your favorite super-hero?” It’s a question I usually dread, because it requires a lot of explaining, but here we go. It’s Ant-Man, all right? Ant-Man. Or sometimes it’s Giant-Man. Or Goliath. Or occasionally Yellowjacket. Doesn’t matter, though, because they’re all the same guy: Dr. Henry […]

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