Category Archives: Marvel

That Time Peter Parker Married Gwen Stacy in Mexico…

Blowing up on the internet today… Turns out that Publisher La Prensa in Mexico published 45 unique/new Spider-Man comics in the 1970s that ignored Gwen Stacy’s death and documented a parallel Spider-Verse where Gwen not only lived, but she & … Continue reading

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Stan Lee is My Superhero

Stan Lee, the man I credit with inspiring my 48 years (and counting) love of comic books, passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 95.  Today, December 28, 2018, would have been his 96th birthday. I wanted … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Conspicuous Consumerism Edition

For a lot of people, Comic Con International: San Diego (know by many as San Diego Comic-Con, or simply SDCC) is all about getting stuff.  Free stuff. Exclusive stuff. Or just cool stuff that catches your eye.  The show floor … Continue reading

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ComicSpectrum 2017 – Favorites of the Year

As we have done for the past few years, I gathered choices from the ComicSpectrum crew who had time during the busy holiday season to reflect on their various favorites in comics from the past year.   You’ll be able to … Continue reading

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2016 Favorites of the Year: Bob Bretall

It’s time for the last installment where the four regular ComicSpectrum contributors for 2016 have each shared their “Top 10” list for 2016. We are not declaring our favorites to be magically the “best” things produced, but rather just  what … Continue reading

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2016 Favorites of the Year: Shawn Hoklas

It’s time for Shawn Hoklas’ list of favorites as the regular contributors to the ComicSpectrum site each share their “Top 10” list for 2016. We are not declaring our favorites to be magically the “best” things produced, but rather just  … Continue reading

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New Super-Hero #1s – Jump On or Jump Off?

Have you though about how marketing drives super-hero comics nowadays? Every time a change happens, it seems to spark a new #1 issue.  There was an article on-line with comic retailers bemoaning the fact that comic sales were waning due … Continue reading

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