As Marvel’s second-most-important cosmic hero (after the Silver Surfer), Adam Warlock is the key to many important crossovers in the Marvel Universe. But how did the artificial man called Him ever become the spaceborne messiah metaphor we know and love? Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Marvel Premiere #1 awaits!
In the earliest years of the Bronze Age of comics, relevance was the watchword, as the wacky sci-fi concepts of the Silver Age underwent a metamorphosis into strange psychological odysseys and journeys to the center of the minds of our beloved characters. Adam Warlock, once a lower-tier player, found himself suddenly thrust into the spotlight, with stories that still define his character today. Witness, then, ‘The Strange Death Of Adam Warlock’, as your Major Spoilers (retro) review of Warlock #11 awaits!
Or – “Poochie Is Proactive. He’s In Your FACE. He Doesn’t Just Get Busy; He Gets “Biz-zay”!” Back in the day, my friend Karl and I used to say that there’s a fine line between “high concept” and “dumb joke.” Any idea, story, or setup can be boiled down to a three-sentence marketing pitch (“How ’bout this: Snakes. On a PLANE!”) but the real test is in what you DO with your concepts once that pitch has been approved. A prime example would be Howard The Duck: “Outsider trapped in a world he never made” created great satire and deep emotions when