EARTH’S MIGHTIEST COMIC BOOK BLOG

Here, you will find all my posts about comic books. I read craploads of comics. I have them all over the house in boxes and bags, on the walls and in the sofa cushions.

On this site, the focus is a panel (or two) a day from (just about) every issue of my favorite comic books series:

The Avengers
Batman by Frank Miller
Batman by Grant Morrison
Captain America
Daredevil
Daredevil by Ann Nocenti
Daredevil by Denny O'Neill
Daredevil by Frank Millerl
A Panel from Every Defenders
Fantastic Four
The Flash by Mark Waid
The Joker (1975)
Planetary
The Evolution ofThe Punisher
The Secret Six by Gail Simone
Spider-Man (both Amazing and Peter Parker)
Spider-Man by JMS
Spider-Man by Peter David
Spider-Man by Roger Stern
Suicide Squad
Superman by John Byrne
Superman: For Tomorrow

For the long-running titles I've reviewed, you can see what I thought of specific creators on my rating the runs page.

I also post things like:

5 Panels From A Great Comic (reviews of my favorite runs or issues)
Action Figure of the Day (toys!)
Best Comic Book Runs of All Time
Best of 2011
Best of 2012
Best of 2013
Best of the Decade
Civil War & tie-ins (Marvel)
Top Ten Lists

If you’re interested in other specific topics, click on it from the tag cloud.

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THAT TIME THANOS APPEARED IN LOGAN’S RUN

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Logan’s Run was a movie, and Marvel got the rights to do a comic based on it. Randomly, in issue #6, someone who wasn’t Jim Starlin got to write a Thanos back up story that had no relevance to anything at all.

Very odd.

But at least we got to see the great Mike Zeck draw the mad titan.

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MARVEL TWO IN ONE ANNUAL #2: The Death of Thanos!

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We saw Thanos seem to succumb to death a while back, but it wasn’t really a clear death. Since then, Thanos has appeared in a few panels but really what we’ve been reading about is Adam Warlock’s attempts to get in Thanos’ way.  In this annual, we get to see Big T throw down against the entire Avengers team (plus Thing and Spider-Man), and finally meet his maker as he is transformed into a granite statue.

Most people remember Marvel Two-In-One for its fight scenes.  And seeing Thanos get his ass kicked is, indeed, very cool.  But this annual was also significant because in it, Thanos died again.  For realsies this time…

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Kinda like what they did to Wolverine at the end of this year’s “Death of Wolverine,” eh? This was supposed to be the “death” of Thanos, but anyone who saw Han Solo freed from his carbonite prison knew this wasn’t the end.

But as for Warlock, final death seemed possible…Except for the fact that we already knew he wasn’t really dead—he was contained in the Soul Gem. The fact that the gem was shattered in this issue doesn’t seem all that convincing, does it?

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Still, great cosmic stuff. Marvel doesn’t make “important” comics like this anymore because everything seems to be a threat to the universe and existence itself. Back in the 1970s, you could see a whole storyline about Spider-Man fighting a mugger.

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AVENGERS ANNUAL #7: The Death of Adam Warlock

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Continuing from Warlock #15, we see Gamora die (we still don’t know she’s the daughter of Thanos), and Adam Warlock enlisting the help of Earth’s mightiest heroes to stop Thanos’ maniacal plan!
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There’s actually very little of the Mad Titan in this story, which ends with Warlock “dying” by joining his friends Pip and Gamora inside the Soul Gem…

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But the storyline against Thanos is to be continued in Marvel Two In One Annual #2!

Next: MARVEL TWO IN ONE ANNUAL #2: The Death of Thanos!

 

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