My 20 Favorite Comic Book Movies

#20 Swamp Thing #19 Kick-Ass #18 Snowpiercer #17 American Splendor #16 30 Days of Night #15 V for Vendetta #14 The Punisher: Dirty Laundry #13 Ghost World #12 A History of Violence #11 X-Men: First Class #10 Deadpool/Deadpool 2 #9 Man of Steel #8 The Rocketeer #7 Dredd #6 The Dark Knight #5 Watchmen #4…

My Top 10 Books About Comic Books

#10 Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere #9 The System of Comics #8 The Ten-Cent Plague #7 Kirby: King of Comics #6 Supergods #5 The New Mutants: Superheros and the Radical Imagination of American Comics #4 Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby #3 Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of…

My Top Ten 80’s Independent Comics

Very early on in my foray into comic collecting I was introduced to the independent comics scene. The 80’s had a boom of independent publishers who were approaching the medium different than the “big two”. When I first started to collect comics seriously I had to frequent numerous grocery stores and 7-11’s to get my…

My Favorite Marvel Limited Series of the 80’s

Marvel Superhero Contest of Champions June 1982 – August 1982 Wolverine September 1982 – December 1982 Magik December 1983 – March 1984 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe January 1983 – May 1984 The Jack of Hearts January 1984 – April 1984 Kitty Pryde and Wolverine November 1984 – April 1985 Machine Man October…

My 14 Favorite Marvel Graphic Novels

Published between 1981 and 1993 these over-sized 8.5×11 graphic novels printed on slick paper were either company-owned or author-owned titles. Most were stand alone stories where others had been spring boards for new characters and then received their own ongoing titles, and not necessarily as Marvel comics. The first Marvel Graphic Novel I bought was…

Marvel’s 25th Anniversary Covers: First to Worst

The Marvel 25th anniversary covers were such a great idea, some were well executed others not so much. First Classic X-Men #3 2. The Mighty Thor #373 3. G.I. Joe #53 4. Uncanny X-Men #211 5. The Amazing Spider-Man #282 6. Alpha Flight #40 7. Captain America #323 8. Transformers #22 9. X-Factor #10 10. West Coast Avengers #14 11. Conan the King #37 12. Marvel Tales #193 13. The Avengers #273 14. New Mutants #45 15. Marvel Age #44 16. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #120 17.  Incredible Hulk #325 18. Daredevil #236 19. Conan The Barbarian #188 20. Iron Man #212 21. Fantastic Four #296 22. Cloak and Dagger #9 23. Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham #12 24. Web of Spider-Man #20 Worst