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Whilst tidying up recently I found my set of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition lurking in a longbox, and got my mind thinking on this long weekend.

For those youngun's who don't remember the dark and dismal days before the steam-powered interwebs were fired up, this was a remarkable tome which was close to weaponised geek-juice for fans at the time.

For each major (and quite a few minor) character, there was; a commissioned portrait shot; images from the comics; as full a bio as was possible; a list of personal details, and perhaps most fun, a delightful pseudo-scientific attempt at explaining how their superpowers work in the "real world".

It was fun stuff

Superhero wikipedia.. before wikipedia )
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I picked up a few regular comics as well as the free ones on Free Comic Book Day. After the previous post where young Nova asks some semi-relevant questions, I noticed that he's doing it again in Original Sin #0.



As the new kid on the block, I guess it's only fair that he gets to be the viewpoint character for expository information.

Fathers and sons )


In other news, I'm participating in a blogging challenge, to make 20 posts during the month of May. See some of the results at http://www.skjam.com
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It seems that at C2E2 today, Marvel announced they'd be having a new Storm solo series starting in July, written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Victor Ibáñez.

More below the cut )
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When last we left our intrepid heroine, she had broken out of the Inhuman cocoon looking like Ms. Marvel in her classic outfit. Confused and disturbed by what's going on, she reflexively changes form several times as she stumbles towards the riverside.

TRANSFORM!!!! )

Around 6 2/3 pages of 20.
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The second issue came out on Comixology this week, so this should no longer be the most recent issue. But it was still pretty hard to choose which parts of this to post.

Onward! )

Around 6 2/3 pages of 20.
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Hi folks, let's go back to 1974 and the country of Vietnam. A country that had seen far too much war, and was about to see more.



"Wait," you say, "The Slasher? Who he?" He's also known as Buzzsaw and Razorblade, and this is his debut appearance. Six pages of eighteen in Avengers #130.

The Reality Problem! )

Interesting trivia: Bill Mantlo did the colors for this issue.

Your thoughts and comments?
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This was my first post on the current Scans Daily. It was also a post for "One Perfect Moment" week, and it still stands as She Hulk's Crowning Moment of Awesome.

Disorder in the court! )
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Hi folks!

Back in the day, Marvel Comics had a "no late shipping" rule. If it looked like a writer or artist wasn't going to get their work in by deadline, the editor would slip in a filler story prepared in advance. Some of them were good, others not so much.



I'll let you decide which one this is. Six pages of eighteen, plus a treat.

Lo, the Eternity Man Cometh! )

Your thoughts and comments?

May the Force be with you,
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I feel like some of New Mutants #40 might have been posted before, but I didn't see it in the tags. Maybe it was in sd 1.0.

Anyhow, back when Magneto was running Xavier's school (and everything was made of awesome), Emma Frost manipulated Mags into sending the New Mutants to her Academy. When Magneto realized his mistake, he and Warlock rushed off to Massachusetts to "rescue" them, and Emma called the authorities, who sent The Avengers out to ambush him (he was still on everyone else's shit list at the time).

When the New Mutants got wind of what was going on, Illyana decided to take action.

Be cool, boss, I'll be back in a jiff )

Cold Fire!

Jul. 1st, 2013 09:17 pm
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The run-up to the Independence Day holiday seems like a good time to post some Captain America stories, don't you think? I'm not sure if we've posted the classic "Cap for President" story from Captain America #250 on this community, so instead let's have the next two issues, guest-starring a favorite Cap villain.



Seven pages of twenty-two from #251, five pages of seventeen from #252, one page of five from a backup feature and an ad.

Remember Roxxon? )

And as we casually stroll into the setting sun, your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!

eta: Yes, we have posted Cap #250, here: http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/442041.html#cutid1

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