Category Archives: Marvel

The Saga of Crystal, Crystal Warrior #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 3/5 – A Comic That Tied Into an ’80s Line of Toys. by ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas. After reading the latest issue of the Secret Wars tie-in book WeirdWorld, a character who hasn’t been seen in quite some … Continue reading

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Dr. Strange #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Frank Brunner’s Art Will Capture You in it’s Spell. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Dr. Strange has had a confusing road when it comes to his own series. He was co-created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko … Continue reading

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Conan the Barbarian #1 (Marvel)

CREDIT: Marvel Comics Rating: 5/5 – Marvel’s Most Successful Licensed Property Ever. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. During the 1970s, Marvel Comics licensed a wide variety of properties. They covered the toy category with titles like the Micronauts and ROM. … Continue reading

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Micronauts #1 (1979) (Marvel)

Rating: 5/5 – This Could Be the Best Comic Inspired by a Toy-Line Ever. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. The Micronauts originated as a toy line from Japan in the mid 1970s called Microman. They were three and three quarter … Continue reading

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Godzilla #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 3/5 – Godzilla, Smack Dab in the Marvel Universe! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. With the release and popularity of Godzilla at the movies, those looking for further adventures of the Japanese monster have plenty of comics to feed … Continue reading

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Quasar #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 3.5/5 – Predictable, but enjoyable. by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. I didn’t have much knowledge of Quasar before reading this first issue.  I knew he had his own series in the 1990’s, and I’m not quite sure if he’s … Continue reading

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Howard the Duck #1 (Marvel)

Rating: 4/5 – Steve Gerber’s famous creation in a fabulous first issue! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas. Howard the Duck number one, published in 1975 has Steve Gerber’s satirical and loveable creation breaking out into his own series that uses … Continue reading

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