Tag Archives: 1970s

Dr. Doom on the Riviera

I went browsing the one-dollar back issues at Carol & John’s Comic Shop, yesterday, as my “Black Friday” shopping. I didn’t find a lot to interest me this time. I spent eight dollars plus tax, but this was a dollar well-spent:

Super-Villain Team-Up issue #15, reprinting a 1970 story from Tales to Astonish issues #4-5.

The plot of this one is basically: the Red Skull and some tag-along z-listers invade and conquer Doom’s kingdom of Latveria while he’s away, then he returns and routs them. It isn’t bad. Journeyman work from Stan Lee’s journeyman brother Larry Lieber.

The highlight of this one, however, is that Dr. Doom visits the Riviera, basically just to kill time while conscripted labor is rebuilding Castle Doom.*

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Spider-Man on Saturday Night Live

So, by way of a long introduction, for a while now I’ve been thinking about posting some commentaries about some of the entertainments I own, particularly comics. While I hardly buy them lately, I have hundreds of them here, and I also have this blog… and it might be worthwhile sitting down to offer up some notes now and then, particularly on some of the lesser known items.

We’ll see how much more I feel like pursuing this idea, in time, but for now let’s open up the issue that has been the most persistent in demanding a post such as this… let’s open up Marvel Team-Up #74.

Spider-Man and the Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Players!

I have no idea what Belushi is saying here, to his unseen antagonist, Marvel C-list villain The Silver Samurai.*

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