The issue begins with an encounter between two friends, Lana and Blair. The two practice a trapeze act, which emphasizes the topic of trust, which is tied back into the larger narrative of the story later. The story then follow Lana as she visits a number of relatives and members of the town as she uncovers evidence of a potential murder from years ago. This is a slice of life story wrapped in a mystery with plenty of entertaining social commentary.
Let’s return to the magical year of 1990, when Cap was written by Mark Gruenwald (who may always be Captain America’s longest-tenured writer with a massive 105 issue run through the 1980s) and portrayed by artist Ron Lim (perhaps best known for his work on Infinity Gauntlet and its sequels). With talent like this, the Streets of Poison storyline was bound to be an instant classic. It was, but not perhaps the way it was intended.
This is it. The end of the beginning. What started as a seemingly startling change in the X-Men slowly became inevitable as everything we knew changed. Timelines ended and began, changing everything from Year One onward. We have seen the mutants strive for survival through peace and war. Now, they aim for something more akin to domination through politics and capitalism. They will use humanity’s systems against itself, manipulating our greed and fear. And we can’t blame them at all. Mutant kind always loses, always faces extinction.
Spider-man is one of the coolest, most relatable superheroes on the planet, but he has had his share of moments he would rather have you forget. Here are a few gems from the weirdest issue of Amazing Spider-man.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse changed superhero pop culture. It turned Miles Morales into a household name, along with the very idea of a multiverse full of spiders. Since then, Marvel has made numerous entries into the world of Spider-Verse. The latest, Spider-verse, in name at least, tries the hardest to grab onto that popularity.
Comic books have been around for decades, weathering ups and downs in their popularity. As times change, old heroes evolve and new heroes rise in response. All of The Avengers are a direct product of their specific time, but since history often repeats itself (and what these heroes represent is both universal and American), they are more popular now than ever. Well, that and the fact that they’re a blockbuster movie franchise.
The silver age of comics, roughly from 1956-1969, was a bastion of some of the most beautifully strange stories ever told in the medium. One of the notable characteristics of this period was just how often Superman would – in wrestling terminology – turn heel and become a source of grief for our heroes and their pals. This progressed to a point that there is an entire webpage devoted to examples of his “superdickery” But was it really that bad?
At the moment, online casinos are a very popular entertainment. Every year, more and more people begin to gamble, and each is guided by its own reasons. First of all, it’s worth talking about those who want to get rich, because only specialized sites can really provide such a chance. Here you can really count on the fact that in the end you can get a good source of income, but gambling must be approached correctly from the start so that your chances are high enough. Only in this way you can get a real chance of success.
A while ago, during my ‘Brief History of British Comics’ I was going to include a whole part to DC Vertigo, because in my head, I’d imagined they were British. They weren’t- but you’d never guess, given that it was at any given time pretty much dominated by the most acclaimed British comic book writers of the age.
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