Wario jumps up to a 3D platformer for Wario World, from Treasure and Nintendo. Is Wario World a forgotten gem or a rough diamond?
Just like in the movies, Black Widow spent most of her time in the comics as a side character until she finally got to stand in the spotlight on her own.
We took a look at a couple of these stories from the 80’s in a collection called Black Widow: Web of Intrigue, both written by Ralph Macchio.
First up is a George Perez story from Marvel Fanfare #10-13 and then a black & white one-shot in Bizarre Adventures #25 with art by Paul Gulacy.
And of course, we continued Amazing Spider-Man with issue #10 and the least memorable villains of all time.
Next Time: Super Metroid (from Nintendo Power 57-61)
It’s a busy episode! We’re reading Volume 2 of Ed Brubaker’s Winter Soldier run on Captain America where we see those dastardly Russians fill Bucky’s brain with lies!
There’s also a House of M tie-in issue in the middle which we went ahead and red as well.
Then we end things with the debut of Electro in Amazing Spider-Man #9. Thankfully, J. Jonah Jameson also returns to the series after taking a month off.
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Next Time: Black Widow: Web of Intrigue (Marvel Fanfare #10-13, Bizarre Adventures #25)
Loki is everybody’s favorite trickster god and in 2004 he finally got his own 4 issue mini-series by Robert Rodi with painted art by Esad Ribic.
It starts with a victorious Loki, which means he doesn’t have to use any of his fun trademark trickery throughout the book. Hooray!
After reading that, we move onto Amazing Spider-Man #8 in which we see the least likable version of Peter Parker there has ever been.
Next Time: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Vol. 2 (Captain American 2004 #8-14)
There’s all these rumors abound that the Super Mario Odyssey team is making a new Donkey Kong game. Let’s flashback to a time when they actually did make a Donkey Kong game, and you controlled it with bongos!
Created by Dwayne McDuffie & John Paul Leon in 1993, Static Shock went from being a small project on DC’s Milestone imprint to getting his own cartoon and becoming part of the DC Universe proper.
We read the 2000 miniseries Rebirth of the Cool in which we got our first glimpse at the Milestone Universe and then moved onto Amazing Spider-Man #7 with our first return villain: The Vulture!
Next Time: Loki (2004) by Rob Rodi & Esad Ribic
SOMEbody once told me Shrek 1 turns 20 years old this week, which means it’s high time to find the weirdest Shrek game out there: Ogres & Dronkeys. It’s a pet simulator from WayForward (yup, that awesome WayForward) where you raise Shrek & Fiona and Donkey & Dragon’s children.
M.O.D.O.K. is easily one of the most bizarre Marvel creations of all time. A big head with tiny baby limbs who flies around in a little machine. Beautiful.
To celebrate his new series, we took a look at his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #94 (the Captain America half of the issue). Then we read Super-Villain Team-Up: Modok’s 11 because we thought we would get lots of Modok (we didn’t).
Then we read Amazing Spider-Man #6 and it’s crazy that after 5 issues in NYC, Spidey ran out of things to do so he went down to Florida to fight The Lizard.
Next Time: Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool
Remember that time Mario said, “Enough is enough” and decided to blast all of his enemies (including Bowser’s kids) with a bazooka in a first-person shooter?
Well, let’s go shooting now. Everybody’s learning how. Come on a safari with Yoshi!
It’s time to revisit our favorite super fascists in Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe, a one-shot from the Marvel Graphic Novel line that came out 5 years after the original series.
Turns out this takes place A WEEK after the original series. We’ll see the team realize the error of their ways and… fight a giant hand from outer space?
Then we moved onto Amazing Spider-Man #5 where Doctor Doom really botches a kidnapping.
Next Time: Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 + MODOK’s first appearance in Tales of Suspense #94