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The whites, part 2

Here’s my next post about white people. Specifically, the one who isn’t there.

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Mind in the gutter

Comics for the Curious 3.pagesSorry, not a smut post this time. Read the rest of this entry

What was the question again?

question22This is the second in a series of dialogue-posts by me and Steve Long about vigilante characters in comics, mainly during but not completely restricted to the 1980s. More 80s TMI about me too!

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Jackpot, Tiger

spideygalsThis is the third of four planned posts about Spider-Man as Stan Lee’s novel, running from the original appearance in Amazing Adult Fantasy #15 through Spider-Man #100. Read the rest of this entry

It was already happening

ragnarokSeptember is Cosmic Zap month here at Doctor Xaos Comics Madness, and today I’m talking about its remarkably early onset. Read the rest of this entry

Today I am a man

That's more than just that tank he lifted.

That’s more than just that tank he lifted.

BONUS POST: Thanks to Markku Tuovinen and his July pledge at the Doctor Xaos Patreon!
So my long-standing claim is that Lee’s run on Spider-Man – technically, Amazing Adult Fantasy #15 and The Amazing Spider-Man #1-100 is a straightforward and excellent novel. This is the first of four planned posts about that.

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Superhuman endurance

No glamor.

No glamor.

It’s 1966, in The Amazing Spider-Man #33, co-plotted by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, drawn by Ditko. it’s the third of a three-issue story called “If This Be My Destiny …!” which is so iconic as to have its own detailed Wikipedia page. Read the rest of this entry

What does this power do?

Uh oh.

Uh oh.

This is a role-playing post. Flee!

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All about the pie

Pfeh, you are not actually upset yet.

Pfeh, you are not actually upset yet.

Just a minute here to talk about a comics supervillain whose type doesn’t figure into Doctor Xaos, neither lesser nor ultra, but rather personal, who is primarily dangerous due to what he knows, how he’s related to the hero through ordinary ties, and what flips his switch.

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My Doom

There are no paltry "heroes" in this comic book.

There are no paltry “heroes” in this comic book.

In digging around the internet to find out what those pictures in my memory are, I initially thought that my most cherished issue of my original hoard must have been one of the Astonishing Tales stories, by Roy Thomas and Wally Wood, 1971. But no! It was the one-shot prequel to that series, published in Marvel Superheroes! #20, 1969, also by Thomas and with extremely of-the-moment art credits: Frank Giacoia (artist), Larry Lieber (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks).

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