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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jud and Karl take a look at Karl’s copy of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #95! And it can be yours! Click here for all the details!
Jud and Karl look at Karl’s copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19, featuring one of the most iconic Spidey covers ever! And it can be yours! Click here for the details!
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 […]
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!
Jud and Karl take a look at Journey into Mystery #90, featuring Thor versus the Carbon Copy Man! And it can be yours! Click here for details!
It’s August already, and a new month brings a new banner by our amazing Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande! This month, to celebrate Silver Age Marvel, Elena brings us the worst of the worst in the Marvel Universe! Click the image to see it full-sized!
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 […]