"Partial classic rock soundtrack to listen to while reading comics featuring simians: the Kinks' Ape-Man and King Kong; the Rolling Stones' Monkey Man; the Beatles' Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My…"
"Marvel only had the Red Ghost's simian comrades, who didn't talk; the guy in the gorilla suit in the Ani-Men aka Unholy Three; and the Gibbon who pestered Spider-Man in one of Stan's last stories in ASM. Strangely, Lee…"
"Did Claremont tell Smith that Madelyn was supposed to look like a dead ringer for Jean Grey? Or was that aspect really only brought up after Jean was resurrected and they decided to have Madelyn go mad and bad? I recall a bit in Not…"
"Conway was usually pretty good writing Peter's social dramas but rather sloppy in some of his plotting. But as a kid reading these when they were new they were generally entertaining enough so I didn't really care that the Grizzly…"
"I'm pretty sure that was the first time Hawkeye's real name was mentioned. And I would guess in any scene with Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Donald Blake, Henry Pym, Warren Worthington, III, Johnny Storm and Jim Hammond all appearing…"
"Over in Spider-Man, Ditko initially had Peter Parker regularly wearing a suit and tie to high school, and looked all that much more nerdy for it, although I don't recall him ever wearing a hat. Of course, old-fashioned JJJ regularly wore…"
"Speaking of revealing secret I.D.s, I've read the stories in which Hank Pym & Janet Van Dyne revealed their I.D.s, just before re-joining the team for the first time, and when Hawkeye told everyone his real name, and when Thor and Iron Man…"
"Despite being a Danish film, albeit with at least a couple of U.S. actors involved, members of the cast of Reptilicus, one playing a big, dumb but well-meaning lummox; and a beautiful young blonde, reminded me very much of Jethro and Ellie Mae.…"
"Hanging out with a few friends tonight, watched the last couple of episodes of Lucifer and ...the Mystery Science Theater 3000 showing of the, ahem, "classic" Danish giant monster film Reptilicus! Been a while since I've seen a…"
"In the Bullpen & letters pages and even the credits box and editorial comments throughout the comics during his heyday as chief writer and editor, Stan cultivated the persona of an affable, wise, if occasionally forgetful and whacky uncle I…"
"That's the way it seemed to me also. I was born in 1962 and I remember reading a variety of comics when my family lived in Japan, from 1967 to December 1970, and even as a pre-adolescent, I quickly developed a preference for Marvel over…"
"So does anyone have any idea why all three swamp monsters were hitting the stands within just a few months of each other? Did Roy start it all by coming up with the Blob in an issue of The Incredible Hulk? Or did the opening of Disney…"