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Once again, my apologies for the longer than usual gap between entries this time of year. As a hotel manager, the summer tourist season takes a pretty severe cut into my comic readin' and reviewin' since I do these at work in my down time.
As you can see from the title, this time out we're going to take a look at another handful of Captain America one-shots from my collection. The first part turned out pretty good. . .with 3 out of 4 being well worth hunting down in the bargain bin and 1 being. . .okay.- read more
Moon Knight is a character that is often referred to as "Marvel's Batman".
Sure, there are similarities. . .some of them are pretty obvious. Both are super-wealthy, cape-wearing non-super powered vigilantes with themed weapons and vehicles. Okay, I can see where people draw the "Marvel's Batman" conclusion from that kind of surface observation.- read more
I have a great love for the condensed storytelling of the one shot. They are without a doubt my favorite kind of comic book. Creators are tasked with the challenge of telling a complete story in ONE issue. Some rise to the occasion. . .some don't. So you never know what you're gonna get.
For this batch of one shots, I decided to go with a bit of a theme: Movie adaptations.- read more
I've always been a fan of alternate reality stories. . .what would have happened if THIS would have been different, or if THAT was said, and so on. Books, movies, T.V. shows, comic books, I love it all. It's just interesting to me considering the path not taken. Both Marvel and DC ran with this idea. . .DC with "Elseworlds" (Coming soon to Longbox Junk) and Marvel with "What If. . .?".
Personally, I like Elseworlds better, but since I have a small handful of What If. . .? then Why Not?
WHAT IF. . .? (Marvel)- read more
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