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by dimadick
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Wolverine: Origins 26-28
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Wolverine: Origins 26-28

Pg8-pg19-FB: Hulk 180-182 On his last mission for Romulus, Wolverine is dropped out of a helicopter and fights the Hulk and Wendigo. Wolverine helps the Hulk defeats Wendigo, then turns on the Hulk. Hulk’s not pleased, so he beats the tar out of Wolverine. The Hulk is gassed and captured, but soon ...
by dimadick
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Ghost Rider v6 26-27
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Ghost Rider v6 26-27

The Orb keeps referring to himself as the ‘All-New Orb’ and mentions his ‘All-New Repulsor Ray’. This could mean he is a new Orb, or he’s just upgraded. The last Orb is assumed dead as of Solo Avengers 21, but the Orb appeared later in the Deadline mini. Is this the same Orb, meaning Drake Shannon?...
by dimadick
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5

The Giganto I meant is the Atlantean one -- it looks like a giant whale. Here's a pic from SMWGP for you to confirm that this is, in fact, that Giganto: http://spiderman.whiskeyclone.net/temp/giganto.png Yep, close enough to the creature in Fantastic Four #4. Perhaps close enough to give Namor a be...
by dimadick
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5

- The biggest problem by far is how Caabash fits in with Maxie Shiffman (and wrestling boss Bobby from TW 14). Here's how I see it (and note that I haven't read any of the more modern stories featuring Maxie): Maxie and Monty Caabash are clearly supposed to be different characters. Maxie introduces...
by dimadick
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5

At a Bugle meeting, JJJ gets angry about Spider-Man and assigns a reporter named Benny to get dirt on Spidey. An unnamed employee mentions that The Fantastic Four "just saved the city from the Mole Man". Spider-fan.org suggests that "Benny" could be an early appearance by Ben Urich. The Mole Man th...
by dimadick
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5

That this mini-series does not even mention Maxie Shiffman is quite a problem. Since you aren't familiar with his side of the origin story, the following is a brief summary of his depictions. In "Amazing Fantasy" vol. 1 #15 (August, 1962), Maxie is a "booking agent" who happened to be present among ...
by dimadick
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: Spider-Man: With Great Power... 1-5

You mention a wrestler called the Bronx Mangler. There are three wrestling-related character by the codename "the Mangler". Wonder if this could be one of them in their younger days. *The first is a Daredevil foe depicted in "Daredevil" vol. 1 #22-23 (November - December, 1966), a "down-and-out wres...
by dimadick
Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Marvel Universe
Topic: Marvel Calendar -- Latest Edition Now Online
Replies: 152
Views: 10530

Re: Marvel Calendar -- Latest Edition Now Online

Hill was meant to have just started in the lead job in her first published appearance (NewAv #3, give or take an issue). And Fury was there conducting traffic on SHIELD's behalf during Disassembled. (And the chronology you put down on the 5th of Aug also had Secret War just before the Raft breakout...
by dimadick
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Marvel Universe
Topic: X-Men: First Class v2 #12-15
Replies: 23
Views: 2415

Re: X-Men: First Class v2 #12-15

Medusa appears here sometime before FF 44. I don't know the FF stories well I'm afraid. She describes that the Wizard had used a mind control device on the Thing in the Frightful 4's last encounter with the FF. She manages to escape at the end of that story in one of the Wizard's (damaged) flying s...
by dimadick
Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Ghost Rider v6 24-25
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Ghost Rider v6 24-25

"the Orb(!)".

Wonder if they will explain his apparent return from the dead. Orb/Drake Shannon was gunned down by Plantman simulacra in "Solo Avengers" #21 (August, 1989). Hawkeye declared him as deceased. However he made a curious cameo in "Deadline" #2 (July, 2002).
by dimadick
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Spider-Man Family v2 #9
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Spider-Man Family v2 #9

Marvel Spotlight #5 (Ghost Rider/Blaze's origin & first appearance) was cover-dated August 1972. UX 66, the last pre-reprint UX issue, was dated March 1970. Could this take place between UX 94 & 99? (when Jean wasn't with the X-Men) Certainly, if GR is around, it would appear to be between UX 66 & ...
by dimadick
Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Annihilation: Conquest
Replies: 21
Views: 3026

Re: Annihilation: Conquest

"In her "classic" costume, trying to kill the New Defenders. I see Angel, Beast, Iceman, Cloud, a woman with a sword who I think is Valkyrie in a costume I don't know, and some orange guy with bat-wings on his back."

That would be Gargoyle/Isaac Christians of the Defenders.
by dimadick
Wed May 21, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Wolverine v3 62-65
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Wolverine v3 62-65

Posing as a prostitute, Mystique kills and replaces an American Senator. Wolverine shows up two hours later to find the Senator’s body. The Senator is given the last name "Brickman". Mystique had formerly posed as the wife of Senator Miles Ralph Brickman. Are you sure the killed character is not he...
by dimadick
Sun May 11, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Marvel Fanfare 34-37
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: Marvel Fanfare 34-37

"I couldn’t find a chronology for any of the Norn Sisters." They have appeared in : *"Bizarre Adventures" #32 (August, 1982) . A tale occuring in Viking times. A young Thor is decreed by Odin to visit the Norns once as year and does so for the first time. *Journey Into Mystery #102/2 (March, 1964) a...
by dimadick
Wed May 07, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Issue Analysis
Topic: Power Pack Holiday Special 1
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Power Pack Holiday Special 1

Its not just James Powers thinking his kids have cool powers. Both parents had no way of accessing any memories of their kids having any powers until Power Pack vol. 1 #57 (July, 1990). Then not only do they figure it out but inform Reed Richards that his son is also a member of their team. Accordin...