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Two Staple Gold: Brave and the Bold #148

Two Staple Gold: Brave and the Bold #148

If anyone else is hungover from last night's company Christmas party, please raise your hand. Only me? Ah well, it's all good. I may have landed myself on the naughty list for my ill advised shenanigans with the xerox machine but I'm still chock full of holiday cheer!...

Two Staple Gold: House of Mystery #148

Two Staple Gold: House of Mystery #148

  House of Mystery has long been associated with horror but it actually featured superhero stories from #143- #173. Martian Manhunter aka J'onn J'onzz was the main attraction for the majority of that span. He's always confused me a little. Not the character...

TWO STAPLE GOLD: GHOST RIDER #16

TWO STAPLE GOLD: GHOST RIDER #16

  I fucking love Jaws. Enough so that I open up this column using a cuss when describing one of my favorite movie franchises. When I stumbled upon this issue of Ghost Rider #16 and saw the tease on the cover, I had to check it out. As I write this we are smack...

Two Staple Gold: Marvel Two in One #96

Two Staple Gold: Marvel Two in One #96

Who doesn't have a soft spot for Marvel's hero made of rock? I'm talking of course about the Thing. Since 1961, Ben Grimm has been one of the cornerstones at the House of Ideas as a member of the Fantastic Four. Personally, in my younger years I was enthralled with...

Two Staple Gold: Metamorpho #4

Two Staple Gold: Metamorpho #4

  While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a cover grabs me. It's so enticing that I can't resist getting a little giddy to see what's inside. Metamorpho #4 dated Jan-Feb. 1966 is exactly what the Doctor ordered. It's colorful, action packed and takes you on an...

Two Staple Gold: Savage Sub-Mariner #72

Two Staple Gold: Savage Sub-Mariner #72

  So here's the scoop, I'm a massive Swamp Thing fan. For my money, all other monsters pale in comparison. Anytime a cruddy creature pops up in a comic with "Thing" as part of it's moniker it piques my interest. As far as the titular character, other than John...

IN DEFENSE OF ACTION COMICS #565

IN DEFENSE OF ACTION COMICS #565

I’m going to start with a shameless plug for my show as this, after all is America. On my podcast I’m often referred to as the “Comics Curmudgeon”. Why? I like to think I’m soft, cuddly and ooze positive vibes but when it comes to reviews, I do tend to hand out more...

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