Johnnie Walker Blues Part 2: A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Rebel Without a Cause After the dissolution of Force Works and a brief stint fighting alongside the Avengers when they returned to the Marvel universe proper, U.S. Agent next appeared as leader of a group known as The Jury. They were a group of mercenaries originally formed to kill Venom. Walker joined them as they…… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blues Part 2: A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Johnnie Walker Blues Part 1: The Story of the U.S. Agent

A few years before Superboy, Steel, Cybrog Superman, and Eradicator, before Az-bats, Kyle Rayner, Ben Reilly, or teenage Tony Stark, Steve Rogers stepped down as Catpain America, replaced by a character who had been introduced just a year earlier. This wasn’t the first time that Steve Rogers had put down the shield, but it was…… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blues Part 1: The Story of the U.S. Agent

Marvel’s Inferno is 30 Years Old

Remember when Marvel’s crossovers were limited in scope and over in just a few months? When they were about stories that had been building for years, sometimes decades? When the event wasn’t slapped on any random issue just to increase sales? I loved those. When the X-Men started what would become an annual tradition of…… Continue reading Marvel’s Inferno is 30 Years Old

Marvel’s Annual Crossover, 1990: The Terminus Factor!

There are few things I loved growing up more than Marvel’s annual crossovers. They were perfect. The stories didn’t strictly matter because they took place in annuals and those were always a mixed bag. But the crossovers made them feel important. These weren’t event books, though, which meant they were limited to just a handful…… Continue reading Marvel’s Annual Crossover, 1990: The Terminus Factor!

I’d Buy That For a Dollar: Marvel’s Mostly Forgotten 99 Cents Line

In the fall of 1995 (and for some reason again in the fall of 1996), Marvel decided to counter the increase in the cost of their monthly books by publishing a handful of titles at the low, low price of 99 cents. They were, by and large, awful, mostly because these weren’t regular, monthly comics…… Continue reading I’d Buy That For a Dollar: Marvel’s Mostly Forgotten 99 Cents Line

Hoo-Boy! MC2 is 20! Part One: Spider-girl and Her Amazing Friends

MC2 is short for Mavel Comics 2 and it’s understandable if you’ve never heard of it. It officially launched 20 years ago this month, although its origins began six months earlier in the page of What If? #105. That was the issue that introduced the world to an alternative timeline where Perer Parker and Mary…… Continue reading Hoo-Boy! MC2 is 20! Part One: Spider-girl and Her Amazing Friends