Archive for the ‘comics’ Category

Mary Jane

07Nov13

The first Spider-Man comic I ever purchased was Amazing Spider-Man #333 (pencilled by Erik Larsen). It was my introduction to one of my favourite Comic Book characters; Mary Jane Watson (then Parker) – a fiery red-headed super-model/actress who had the measure of Peter. And it is amazing how the mind remembers things – the above […]


The biggest Comic Convention of them all is nearly over for another year; as the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 moves into its final day – the news about Comics and cult TV & Movies has been coming thick and fast. As always I look for Colossus news throughout the weekend (and it sometimes can be […]


McFarlane’s work on The Amazing Spider-Man and his short-lived run on Spider-Man was one of the main reasons I got into comics… I entered the world of Marvel around Spider-Man #6 and his work on Amazing always had an allure that few other runs had. For the last twenty odd years I have been trying […]


I managed to get to Cards, Comics & Collectibles today for a very quick visit. As usual I was not at all organized and had no idea what’s on the list for Uncanny X-Men. I was quickly able to work out what McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man issues I am missing and managed to pick up four […]


I was in New York City at the start of the week on business and had enough time to stop in at Jim Hanley’s Universe – a comic book store that focuses on comics. It has a large selection of new books and a reasonable sized back issue section at the back of the store. […]


The Hero Initiative does good work and I really like this method of raising money for the cause – I have the previous Hulk and Spider-Man collections. There is gallery of all the art here. The best of which is this one by supremo Hulk artist Dale Keown! I like this one from Chris Bachalo […]


The Marvel solicitations for February 2013 are out… pretty sweet Cable & The X-Force cover by Salvador Larroca: That is all.


Cable & X-Force

16Sep12

Colossus has found a home post AvX… in the pages of Cable & X-Force. What happens to the Phoenix Force or the Cyttorak Juggernaut powers remains to be seen. It is good to see he still has a place in the Marvel Universe… despite the four costume change in as many years! Comic Book Resources […]


Todd McFarlane

17Jul12

When I found my first local comic shop; the owner was a big fan of McFarlane’s work on Amazing Spider-Man and got me hooked – in fact my first two subscriptions were Amazing Spider-Man (with Erik Larsen pencilling) and Spider-Man (with Todd on writing and pencilling duties). I got into the X-Men a little later […]