Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics


This review is from: Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Volume 1 (Marvel Omnibus) (Hardcover) Kirby’s inventiveness is on display out of the gate on a cornerstone character of the modern Marvel. In addition, some of Stan Lee’s earliest comic writing is contained here, 21 stories in all, including text stories. Two decades before Martin Goodman… Read More Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics

Bill Everett’s Final Run on Sub-Mariner Collected in Masterworks Volume 7


This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: Sub-Mariner Volume 7 Bill Everett created Marvel’s first hero in 1939. Namor’s first adventure for Marvel appeared in Marvel Comics #1. This volume contains the fifth and last run by the series creator. He launched the title in the pre-war years, before being drafted into the Armed Forces in… Read More Bill Everett’s Final Run on Sub-Mariner Collected in Masterworks Volume 7

Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel


This review is from: Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight / Yellow Claw Collects Black Knight 1-5 and The Yellow Claw 1-4. Extras include a lavish 12-page tribute to Joe Maneely by Dr Michael J. Vassallo and a great 4-page introduction by Roy Thomas.  The tribute piece has 14 pieces of artwork at thumbnail size… Read More Black Knight/Yellow Claw Two of the Best Atlas Era Titles from Marvel

Journey into Mystery Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks


Classic Pre-code Horror from pre-Marvel Atlas Comics Journey into Mystery Volume 2 collects #11-20 of Journey into Mystery from the pre-code Atlas Era (pre-Marvel) cover dates from August 1953 to December 1954. What a great collection of artists in this edition: Russ Heath, Bill Everett, Pablo Ferro, George Tuska, Paul Reinman, John Forte, Harry Anderson,… Read More Journey into Mystery Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks

Strange Tales Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks


Underrated Pre-code Horror from Atlas Era Strange Tales Volume Two collects Strange Tales 11-20 from the Atlas Era, cover dates October 1952-July 1953. Includes a fantastic 6-page introduction by Dr. Michael J Vassallo. Each issue includes 4 or 5 stories from some of the best artists in the business during the atomic age. I’ll give… Read More Strange Tales Volume 2: Atlas Era Marvel Masterworks

Black Widow and Daredevil team up on the West Coast in Marvel Masterworks Daredevil Vol 9


Collects Daredevil 85-96 by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan. Only one extra, original art from #91 page 10, Gene Colan and Tom Palmer. This collection might be just below five stars in my opinion. It’s close. This is some of Gene Colan’s best art in the Marvel Age this side of Tomb of Dracula, especially… Read More Black Widow and Daredevil team up on the West Coast in Marvel Masterworks Daredevil Vol 9

Monstrous Mondays: Journey into Mystery Atlas Era Volume 1


Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Journey into Mystery Volume 1 gets five stars from me for being a pre-code horror treasure chest of great art from Atlas Comics, the company that would some day become Marvel Comics. Several of the artists in this volume would have significant impact on the Silver Age of Super-heroes at Marvel… Read More Monstrous Mondays: Journey into Mystery Atlas Era Volume 1

Sweet Christmas: Luke Cage gets Masterworked!


I’m glad we received this earlier than some fans guessed. Readers speculated a Christmas release due to Cage’s catchphrase “Sweet Christmas” or a release next year just before the launch of the Luke Cage Netflix Marvel series starring Mike Colter. Cage may also guest-star in AKA Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and will definitely be in… Read More Sweet Christmas: Luke Cage gets Masterworked!