Category Arcs & Runs

The Big Twelve

Today we will once again be stretching the boundaries of an Arc or Run to the straining point. Actually, just to a collecting strain. The way some people collect #1 issues or circled $0.12 covers, today’s post is about big…

Doctor Strange #169-183

This week we feature one of my favourite runs of Doctor Strange, his first series in his own title, following a lengthy split run in Strange Tales (#110-168). I have always liked this run of fifteen books even though it…

X-Men #9-16

Today we take a final look at the original X-Men team. I was always a fan of the early X-Men and was one of the disappointed fans with the cancellation /suspension of the title at issue # 66. The Silver…

The William Ekgren Run

I am really stretching my own boundaries this week on what I constitutes “a run” of comic books with today’s post. The mysterious William Ekgren the comic artist with only three (3) books ever published. In fact, it is only…

Fantastic Four #12-21

We’ll start 2018 off with another segment of Jack Kirby/Stan Lee’s terrific run of Fantastic Four #1-67. Although I have always personally thought “peak time” for this run was #44-60, you can make a pretty good case for the ten-issue…

The coming of The Defenders

This week in Arcs & Runs we turn our attention to the early beginnings and formation of the super-hero team: The Defenders. I used to think of this team as the group of super-heroes who weren’t invited to be an…

The First Six: Sgt. Fury #1-6

Remembrance Day has just past so in this week’s arcs & runs we will take a look at the first six issues of Marvel’s World War II comic title Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos. War comics were very popular…

Mask & Suspense

In this week’s edition we take a look back into the golden age of comics and two series featuring the art of artist L.B. Cole. In the early 1990’s the Gerber Photo Journals were published – concentrating on the golden…

The Mighty Thor 145-152

Arcs & Runs #52. Our month-long celebration of Jack “King” Kirby’s 100th birthday continues in Arcs & Runs with a look at another one of Kirby’s long running characters the Mighty Thor. Thor has always been one of my favourite characters…

Fantastic Four 25-30

Arcs & Runs #51. It’s time to take my semi-annual look at another segment of the landmark Kirby-Lee run on the Fantastic Four issues #1-67. We are on segment number five if you are counting (and I am). Early Fantastic…

Fantastic Four 35-40

This week we take another look back at the Fantastic Four and another small run within opening #1-67 run of this fabulous book. This is part four if you are counting. Stories by Stan Lee, awesome art by jolly Jack…