Cover Dated October 1990
I figured out what happened. I wanted to buy Marvel Age 39 because of this :
But must have had the numbers transposed. I was going to just take the issue out of my collection and try to sell it through Lonestar Comics but then I saw the 1982 Feature.
Funny how it is a blue version of the green outfit Kitty wears on the cover of Uncanny X-Men Annual 6.
Art by Bill Sienkiewicz
So I guess I’ll just keep it.
1982 was a rough time for super teams. That was the year the X-Men fought (and almost lost to) the Brood. Later they had to fight Dracula, hence the image.
The Avengers, Pym was framed by Egghead and was getting a divorce from Wasp.
Fantastic Four, Human Torch breaks up with Lady Nova as she becomes Galactus’ new Herald.
Doctor Strange fought with Baron Mondo.
Titles that were on sale
Avengers West Coast 64 by Roy Thomas, Paul Ryan and Danny Bulanadi
X-Men 270, X-Tinction Agenda, Part One
Amazing Spider-Man 341
New Mutants 95, X-Tinction Agenda, Part Two
X-Men versus Fantastic Four Trade, $9.95
Avengers 326 by Larry Hama, Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer
GI Joe 106
Guardians of the Galaxy 6
Incredible Hulk 375
Marvel Age 94
What If 19, Vision Had Taken Over the World
Alpha Flight 90
Spider-Man 4, Todd McFarlane’s Torment
Doctor Who Magazine 165
Barbie Fashion 1
Count Duckula 14
New Warriors 5
X-Factor 60, X-Tinction Agenda, Part Three
X-Men Classic 53, reprinting Uncanny X-Men 149
Power Pack 60
Fantastic Four 3466
There is a Super-Villain Checklist
Top Ten – May 1990
- X-Men Annual 14
- X-Men 263
- X-Men 264
- Amazing Spider-Man 334
- Amazing Spider-Man 335
- Wolverine 26
- Wolverine 27
- X-Factor Annual 5
- X-Factor 56
- Punisher 35
There is an extensive Avengers feature in the issue, hence the cover. Roy Thomas was taking over West Coast Avengers and Larry Hama (of Wolverine and GI Joe fame) took over Avengers, which I didn’t even know he had a run on the title. That is what is up with the cover. Hama wrote Avengers 326 through 333. Thomas wrote Avengers West Coast 60 through 101.
Since we are celebrating Hank Pym month here at S&FwM :
Fred Hembeck provides a would be Lil Avengers title.
The Mutant Report covers the mutant members of both Alpha Flight and New Warriors.
Many Faces of Iron Man
A Zorro Story
September 1990 Birthdays / Back Cover
I did not know that Chris Eliopoulos co-wrote these back cover Birthdays, that’s pretty cool!
Writers Chris Eliopoulos and Barry Dutter
Artist Ron Zalme
Colorist Marie Javins
I gave Chris Eliopoulos a shoutout when I read this issue back on November 13, 2014 (when I’m typing this – a tad ahead of the schedule) and he mention how long ago. I didn’t realize how long it was until I typed “May 1990” above for the Top Ten. 14 years ago.
He acts like it wasn’t a big deal for him to correspond with me but it totally was, to me.
I’m pretty sure I haven’t noticed if there are credits
Jesus “Whitey” Gonzalez’s birthday was last month
September 2, Walt Simonson
September 3, Michelle Gagnon, VP International Licensing
September 4, Kevin Lopez, Letterer
September 5, Sholly Fisch
September 6, Mike Zeck
September 7, Rob Tokar
September 13, Assistant Editor Gary Barnum
September 14, Letterer Jim Novak
September 16, Direct Sales Project Manager Kurt Busiek (amazing!) and Inker Keith Williams
September 17, Danny Fingeroth
September 23, Peter David
September 25, Assistant Production Manager Dawn Geiger
September 26, Louise Simonson
September 27, Colorist Bob Sharen
September 30 – Chris Eliopolous, which is what made me notice the credits – trying to figure out who this ‘Chris’ was. Also Colorist Ken Feduniwicz’s Birthday.