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.


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.