Thursday, August 28, 2014

80-Page Thursdays: Marvel Super-Heroes Spring Special!


This is our third straight week for the return of 80-Page Thursdays, but it's a little slight. Like this issue! From 1991, Marvel Super-Heroes #5 (Spring Special), featuring stories by Sue Flaxman, David Michelinie, Mary Jo Duffy, Dan Mishkin, and Dwight Jon Zimmerman; with art by Jim Valentino, Ron Wilson, Steve Ditko, Vince Mielcarek, Mike Clark, and more.

As was often the case for this series, this issue was burning off old inventory: a Thor story with his half-brother Vidar, an "untold tale" of the Thing dating back to his eighties series, and shorter tales of Speedball, Dr. Strange, and She-Hulk.

Mishkin's Strange story is light, but kind of fun; my favorite of the lot. Not one to run out for, but if you see it cheap.

3 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Damn the art on that Dr. Strange story looks georgeous!

And it's good huh?

googum said...

It may squander the premise a little: when ordinary citizens are plagued by Ghostbusters-style supernatural tomfoolery, there is hope: a cheesy TV commercial for Dr. Strange, with his direct number! Except he didn't place that ad...

Strange does a lot of magic while on the line. "What do I owe you, Doc?" "Um...consider it a free trial. Bye!" Watching the ad, he notices it advertises a "troll-fee" number, which seems legit.

Actually, I'm now surprised Strange even had a phone.

Dale Bagwell said...

I know right? Isn't Wong supposed to be monitoring stuff like that? Dammit Wong, get on the ball son.

Sold so far though.