"Good points, Ronald. Since being de-iced, Steve Rogers has hardly been shown having a civilian life at all, unless you count the time he quit the Avengers to become a boxer in Avengers #23 and out on maybe one or two dates with Sharon, but…"
"After Captain Mar-Vell died, Rick Jones hid out in comicbook limbo for a long spell -- at least I don't recall him showing up anywhere for the remainder of the time I still collected Marvel Comics into the mid-80s although I'm aware that…"
"I haven't read any specific reasons why Rick was booted from Captain America so soon after being added to the cast -- it could have been simply that while Stan was willing to go along with Steranko in having Rick team up with Cap, once Steranko…"
"George Tuska drew artwork intended for C.A. #114 involving Cap & Rick continuing the fight against Hydra but Lee decided to scrap that story and took the mag in a different direction with Romita handling the art and giving Rick the boot.…"
"Judge Dredd was the Punisher re-imagined in a world where he WAS the law, as well as judge, jury and executioner. In the Marvel color funnybook world (as opposed to the b&w magazines), in the meantime, the Punisher had to wait for the…"
"The Tarantula also showed up in the first isuse of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man, written not so coincidentally by Gerry Conway. I have my doubts about the Tarantula ever showing up in a live action film or tv show -- I'd…"
"Because Conway made the character fit the story he wanted to tell rather than have the story fit the character. Certainly, among comics writers, Conway wasn't alone in making this all-common gaff and it's somewhat excusable in that…"
"Now that's a twist I hadn't heard of before -- DC re-publishing a series originally published by Marvel, even of a character not owned by Marvel. I would guess DC could only do it because Marvel didn't own rights to any of the…"
"I'm going to guess that since the story didn't directly involve any of the characters owned by the Sax Rohmer estate, with only references to Fu Manchu, there were no legal issues involved with Marvel reprinting the story despite no longer…"
"Even the reprint portion is essentially a team-up story, with both the Avengers and the Hulk as guest stars. I thought it was goofy as hell that the Avengers would give Spidey a test to capture the Hulk when well into the Bronze Age no actual…"
"Over ten years (in real time) since Peter Parker became Spider-Man, he should be past being astonished by such things as vampires, werewolves or bad guys like Fu Manchu existing in his world. His own powers are bizarre enough, and he's…"
"The Sandman had to make up for being beaten his first time out by a high school kid with a vacuum cleaner, and even nearly took out the Fantastic Four all by his lonesome, but then he got turned into a glass statue while duking it out with the Hulk.…"
"I've read about the Silver Surfer being taken from Jack Kirby in a number of sources -- Kirby apparently had an origin in mind that was fully in keeping with what he had already revealed about the Surfer but Lee & Buscema's version…"
"Kirby only found out he didn't get the Silver Surfer series after it was already a done deal, drawn by John Buscema -- Kirby wasn't given the chance to refuse to draw Shalla Bal. Probably the main reason was that Stan Lee wanted to…"
"Sad to say, but seems Kirby was mostly phoning it in on Cap for the remainder of this run before Steranko's 3-parter, Romita's fill-ins and Colan becoming the next regular artist on the series. Of course, Kirby still provided…"