Category Archives: Out of the Vault

Out of the Vault – The New Wave

In 1986, Eclipse Comics was one of a few rising comics companies trying to make the leap from independent to major player. Marvel and DC were still dominating the market, of course, but Comico, First and Eclipse were all vying … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The New Mutants

By 1983, the X-Men had become one of the top sellers for Marvel, so they naturally did what any company wanting to make even more money would do. They created a spin-off. The new series would be called The New … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – X-Men: Children of the Atom

Still dragging a day behind. Given the nature of tomorrow’s film, I figured it would be a good time to revisit this miniseries. In 1999, Marvel decided to revisit the founding of the original team of X-Men in a miniseries … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Wolverine

Sorry for the late update. I had trouble deciding which title to cover until late in the process, because I wasn’t sure if I would get hold of tomorrow’s movie in time. So in the early 80’s, two of the … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Ex-Mutants #1

Once the new X-Men began their skyrocket to popularity in the late 70’s, it was inevitable that they would become the objects of parody. And one of the most popular parodies (one that will never appear in Out of the … Continue reading

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Video Vault: An Experiment

There will not be a regular Vault today, because I did this thing. And yes, there’s a laundry of things wrong with it: bad lighting, bad framing, my own inexperience on camera. And there are a lot of things I … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Amazing Adventures #12

So, to see if you’ve been paying attention, a little pop quiz. Name this character: he’s an X-Man, heals instantly from wounds, flies into murderous rages, and has funky hair that sweeps back and up into two points. And never … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

Over on Super Movie Mondays, we’re currently in the middle of a three-part look at X2, Bryan Singer’s sequel to his X-Men, which kicked off the current superhero movie boom. And as I mentioned on Tuesday, X2 was based in … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The Inferior Five

Sorry this is late. I’m having technical difficulties with my house. On Monday, I mentioned The Toad, an X-Men villain who wore a lame jester-style outfit. Every now and then, somebody tries to bust out the jester look on a … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Shazam! #11

Last week, I talked about Werner Roth, a guy I’d always thought of as the most boring artist ever. Turned out, when looking back, that I realized he wasn’t bad when he was working within his genre. He’d just never … Continue reading

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