Got a job? Got a couple of bucks? Need a car? Come on down to episode 21 of Origin Story where I can sell you some Used Autobots in The Transformers #32. That’s right … it doesn’t matter if you have bad credit or no credit, you’re going to get a fight between robots, humans, and other robots!
Plus, I take a look back at two classic music videos from 1987. And talk about boobs.
Charles and Diana … Luke and Laura … Peter Parker and Mary Jane … all couples whose weddings were the must-see events of the 1980s. This episode, I’ll be taking a look at that last one, as I look at both The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 and Marvel Age #54. Plus, I’ll also be continuing my look at the “Joes in Captivity” storyline with G.I. Joe #63.
Buster Witwicky fights off Ratbat in the Car Wash of Doom and The Punisher takes down a drug cartel in Bolivia! It’s the latest episode of Origin Story where I have a two-fer of Marvel Comics from 1987, starting with The Transformers #31 and ending with The Punisher #2.
Stalker, Quick-Kick, and Snow Job are in the gulag; Outback returns to Joe headquarters; Billy enters the ninja; and I talk about Trivial Pursuit. It’s all here in the latest episode of Origin Story, where I cover G.I. Joe #62.
The “Joes captured behind the Iron Curtain” storyline continues as Outback, the one who got away, escapes and fights his way across the border in G.I. Joe Special Missions #6. As always, I take a look at the comic and give it a review. Then, I spend time talking about the Stephen King novels published in 1987, especially his fantasy story The Eyes of the Dragon.
NOTE: There were some technical issues with the audio and I may sound a little digitized and underwater. Hopefully, I will resolve those issues by the next episode.
They were cool, they were hip, they were the “in” thing, and they lasted all of three months. They were fads.
Slap on a bracelet, flip a water bottle, hug your Beanie Babies tight and join me as I take a look at seven huge youth-driven fads (with some old people getting into it) from the mid-1980s until today. I examine the background behind each, some of its effects, why they were often banned from schools, and how they died out.
I’m back to a single issue and rambling on with an onion on my belt. This time around, I look at the conclusion to the two-part Scraplets story from Transformers in issue #30 of the series. Plus, I wax nostalgic about my VHS copy of the 1986 John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.