Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A shocking scene between the Hulk and Umar from Defenders #3 by Giffen, DeMatteis and Maguire


When I first saw this in the Defenders mini series from 2005 I couldn't believe what I was reading. "Did a Marvel comic actually refer to the sex lives of their heroes?" This is the kind of thing that adolescence think about often but is never spoken about in polite society. Well it seems that in the new millennia Marvel feels that it is suitably material for their audience. I'm thrilled that someone is finally taking the piss out of these sacred cows. It's about time and who better to do that than the team of Giffen, DeMatteis and Maguire, those guys that made the Justice League relevant again after the Crisis at DC in the 80's. If you like your heroes and you like ribald humor I'd recommend you pick up a copy of this mini. It's pretty fun stuff.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My first comic, part 2! Star Wars 7 - 9!

All month I've been posting on Facebook's "30 Day Comic Book Challenge". I thought I should present my posts here for your amusement.
Day 1 - Your first comic book - It's hard to say what the first comic book that I bought was because I don't remember how I got many of the comics that I owned as a kid but the first comic I remember buying and reading was a plastic wrapped 3-pack I got at my local hobby shop (remember hobby shops?) . It was of Star Wars 7-9!

These were the first Star Wars comics after the original movie adaption finished. They were put out in January through March of 1978. I probably got them because I got anything about Star Wars at that time. Like all kids of that age in 1978 I was fascinated by everything Star Wars and got all the toys I could.