The Avengers, Fantastic Four, and Inhumans team up to defeat Ultron

Sue had left the team and her husband and the Inhuman Medusa took her spot. I am very glad to say that less than 30 issues later, everything is back to normal. Although it took a lot of drama to get there…


The Wolverine attacks Hulk and Wendigo

It’s been a while since the X-Men or any mutants have shown up in anything I’ve read. Actually, I think the last time I saw any of them was when . After that unsuccessful run, the mutants faded into obscurity save for a…


Erik Killmonger attacks Black Panther

The Black Panther has become one of Marvel’s most recognizable heroes over the past few years, mainly due to his ultra-successful solo film. While Wakanda and T’Challa may have only recently become household names, they have always played a large role in Marvel comics. T’Challa has been a guest star…


Captain Marvel vows to defeat Thanos as he taunts the fallen Avengers

After taking some time off, I’m back! It’s only the 1970s, I can’t give up now. And oh boy do I have a good story arc to discuss this time, Jim Starlin’s first major Thanos storyline. That’s right it’s the Thanos War. Captain Marvel and the Avengers take on the…


The Avengers and Defenders team up

Superheroes love fighting each other. It’s a trope of the genre and can be irritating at times when the heroes spend their time fighting amongst themselves instead of fighting evil. So far, I’ve actually been surprised at how often it happens. It seems that almost anytime heroes meet for the…


The Defenders first cover appearance

As a more recent Marvel reader, I only thought of the Defenders as the team of street-level heroes Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. This lineup aligned with the eponymous Netflix show. It was only a couple of years ago that I learned there was a Defenders team…


Luke Cage #1 cover

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, along with other Marvel writers and artists, were at their most prolific through the 60s. They created character after character that has lasted into the 2020s. While Kirby left Marvel and Stan moved on to a publishing role, they passed the torch to a whole…


Hawkeye quits the Avengers

Lots of changes took place at Marvel in the early 70s, at least that’s what I learned from my most recent readings. The Avengers had major lineup changes, Captain America had his powers changed, and most surprisingly to me, the Fantastic Four’s lineup changed after Sue left Reed. I can…


Ghost Rider’s first cover appearance

In my last post I wrote about the changes to the Comics Code Authority that occurred in the early 70s. For this post, I will be focusing on one of those changes: supernatural/horror characters being permitted. While not crucial to the Marvel universe, these genres were a large part of…


Cover of Amazing Spider-Man #121

Amazing Spider-Man #121 is one of the defining moments of comic book history. The death of Gwen Stacy changed everything. It is a symbolic end of the Silver Age and start of the Bronze Age, when mainstream superhero comics began to explore darker topics and explored social topics with the…

Scott Baskin

Scott Baskin is a 25-year-old Ryerson University Professional Communications graduate. He is interested in pop culture specifically movies, TV, music, & comics

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