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Hi folks!

Captain America has fought many enemies over the years, and a surprising number of them have also been "Captain America." These twisted reflections of our hero represent America's fear that we aren't who we want to be, the best of the America spirit. Instead, they are distorted by hatred and greed, the America we do not want to be.



This is the story of one such man, Fifties Cap. This story is from Captain America #155 in 1972; six pages of twenty.

The man who would be Steve Rogers )

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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.

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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! )

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May the Force be with you,
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Here's another classic gem from Bill Mantlo's run in The Incredible Hulk, which saw Bruce Banner for the first time taking control of the Hulk's body and power. It was the start of a new age for the green goliath and has influenced every custodian of the character ever since.

Read more... )
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In the previous issue, we were introduced to the new Red Guardian, Arthur Nagan was an asshole, Chondu got a makeover, and Valkyrie got arrested.

So now it's time for the final chapter of the Nighthawk's Brain saga, The Defenders #36.



Five pages of seventeen, and an ad.

A Garden of Earthly Demise )

Your thoughts and comments, especially as this is the end of the post series?

Next time--something that isn't Seventies Marvel.
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In the previous issue, Nebulon unveiled his plan to help humanity through Celestial Mind Control, which manages to be even skeevier than it sounds. Valkyrie voiced her objections to strip-searching, and Chondu demonstrated that being in the body of a fawn doesn;t make him harmless.

So, five pages from seventeen of "The Defenders" #35, plus a Hostess ad.



Arthur Nagan is an asshole. )

Next time: The conclusion of the Nighthawk's Brain plotline.

Your thoughts and comments?
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Last issue, we learned that Jack Norriss' mind is in Chondu's brain, which is in Kyle Richmond's body. Chondu's mind is in Bambi's brain and body. Kyle Richmond's mind is in his own brain, which is in a shallow dish. The other Defender's minds are in their own brains and bodies, but may not be right any more. The Headmen's HQ is in ruins, and Nebulon is back in town.

Which brings us up to The Defenders #34, five pages of seventeen (nrrgh) and dessert.



I Think We're All Bozos In This Book! )

Next time:. Chondu gets a makeover!

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Hi again!

Last issue, the Defenders learned whose brain was residing in Nighthawk's skull. Nighthawk recapped his origin, and the Defenders were knocked out by Ruby Tuesday.

Now, let's look at six pages of eighteen (and dessert) from "The Defenders" #33.



Bambi returns! )

Next time: Nebulon's plan to save the world!

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Hello again!

In the previous issue of The Defenders, we saw Kyle (Nighthawk) Richmond be captured by the Headmen, who transplanted the brain of Chondu the Mystic into his skull. Chondu infiltrated the Defenders, but tipped his hand too early, allowing him to be captured by our heroes.

Now, issue #32. Six pages of eighteen, plus dessert (and I mean that a bit more literally this time.)



So if your friend is acting out of character, who do you call? )

Next time--The return of Bambi!


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Hi, folks!

Given recent Spider-Man events (if you haven't already heard, you may want to come back later) I decided you folks might like to see how this sort of plotline has been handled by Marvel in the past.

In specific, the "Nighthawk's Brain" arc in "The Defenders" starting in #67.



Six pages of eighteen, plus a dessert.

Subplots! Lots of subplots! )

Next time, more mind boggling madness!

Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!


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And now I take you back to the dim and distant past... well, 1983 at any rate, and no, I do not wish to know whether you were alive or not yet at that time... let's just say I was, and this was bought at the time... As we meet some new Spaceknights on a mission...

To Save a Spaceknight )
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Firstly please excuse the quality of the scans, the comics themselves are 28 years old and have been much read! :)

So this is another of my "Accentuate the Positive" posts, a glimpse into the past at some story or concept I thought was well presented, to prevent me making another angry post about current comics (Though I'll still post about the good ones of those I find too of course)



Enemies? Sometimes. Rivals? ALWAYS! )
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For more, check out the tags, or go here for Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6.

Let me explain--no, there is too much, let me sum up: The Wraiths, in an attempt to insinuate themselves more closely into ROM's life, presumably to stir up mischief later, replaced Steve Jackson and tried to get Brandy to marry the fake. ROM and the real Steve barely broke up the wedding in time, and now many of the people of Clairton, West Virginia, know the truth behind ROM and his mission to earth.
22 pages out of 66 and 3 covers out of 3 behind the cut )
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For more, check out the tags, or go here: Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.

ROM SPACEKNIGHT the comic lasted from 1979 to 1986. The toy lasted from 1979 to 1980-ish. I'm not sure when, exactly, it stopped being produced. The point is, the comic outlasted the toy by a big margin. When the series entered its second year, it was decided that a second feature, about the Spaceknights themselves, would also be appearing in the title. Since the back-up feature was only 5 pages, I . . . won't be showing them in this series, maybe a page here or there. However, the increased pagecount per issue meant that when the Spaceknights back-up wouldn't appear, there would be additional story pages used by the main story! Yay! Granted, this would bring the page count up to 22, but hey, I'll take what I can get.
18 pages out of 56 plus 3 covers out of 3 behind the cut )
Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; oh, that Spaceknight Starshine? Her introduction is one of the most important things in the entire series! Regulated to a back-up story! A five page back-up! That I can't even post! Reurgh.
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All right, so I've blown my photobucket bandwidth for the month, my first attempt at this failed horribly! So let's see if some other free image hoster works, shall we?

Previously, on ROM SPACEKNIGHT!

Stuff happened. Seriously, read the tags. Oh right, bandwidth exceeded.

. . .

Okay! Explorers from Galador stumbled across the shapeshifting Dire Wraiths in the deeps of space, who started a war with them. In order to fight back effectively, the Galadorians proposed a radical cyborgization procedure, and a young man named Rom was the first to volunteer. He and about a thousand others got turned into Spaceknights, super soldier cyborgs with fantastic weaponry. ROM becomes known as the GREATEST OF THE SPACEKNIGHTS after he defeats the summoned beast called DEATHWING. Though the Dire Wraiths were driven off, ROM vows to hunt them down wherever they go. Two centuries later, the trail leads to Earth. Blah blah blah, the Dire Wraiths have infiltrated humanity on multiple levels, yadda yadda yadda, humanity mostly fears ROM because it looks like he vaporizes helpless people when in actuality he banishes them to Limbo, blather blather, only two humans right now know the truth and trust ROM, the massively crushing on him Brandy Clark and her boyfriend (ooh, awkward) Steve Jackson, who in the course of protecting ROM's secrets have been arrested by the local police. Also, ROM's Neutralizer, his main weapon--which he uses to banish Wraiths to Limbo--has been taken by the Wraiths!

. . .

And some other stuff happened, too!

. . .

Stupid bandwidth issues.

18 pages out of 56 and 3 covers behind the cut. )
So that's one year of ROM SPACEKNIGHT down. Tune in two weeks from now to see how the comic outlasted the toy! BY BEING GOOD.

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; if this doesn't work, heads will roll.
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After taking a break last week (I was thinking of making this bimonthly, anyway) we return to the riveting realm of ROM SPACEKNIGHT!

(if you want links to the older stuff: part 1, part 2, part 3, or just look up the char: ROM tag.)

Previously, ROM and Steve fought off a pair of unearthly trackers sent by the Dire Wraiths to mess ROM up, which they did. ROM's in a cyborg-coma, Steve's freaking out about how to help and keep him secret, the world's going crazy, cats and dogs living together . . . mass hysteria!

19 pages and 3 covers out of 54 after the cut )
So ROM leaves, to get his Neutralizer back. Will he succeed? What new threats await him at Project: Safeguard? Find out next time (hopefully in two weeks).

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; I thought I'd gotten the hang of these short issues. I was wrong.

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