A page from my one of my earliest purchases, Captain America issue #167 (1973), featuring Falcon (and his “woman”) and Peggy and Sharon Carter. Continuity back then had Cap being frozen only a couple of decades so Peggy was still thinking she and Cap would be together. Meanwhile, Cap was making time with her younger sister, Sharon (who was later retconned to be her niece).
Both Peggy and Sharon are in Captain America: The Winter Soldier but without this soap opera dynamic.
When friends and family ask what my son is into these days, I usually tell them Minecraft. It’s not surprising that a 10-year-old would like to play video games, and people have usually heard of Minecraft, so there’s usually some nodding of recognition. What I don’t tell them is that while he does certainly play Minecraft, he’s also really into watching people play Minecraft on YouTube. You tell people without a 10-year-old that and you’ll find there’s less recognition and more concerned stares.
Original covers by John Byrne from Space: 1999 #3-6, published by Charlton Comics, March-September, 1976.
God, this makes me so angry. I owned these issues of Space: 1999. And I sold them along with a huge amount of my collection for a pittance. A pittance we ended up spending all of at a birthday dinner for a friend. She invited us and her ex-boyfriend to dinner at a nice steak place. He thought he was there to get back together with her and was pissed we were there. The whole meal was miserable.
Unlike that art which is gorgeous, possibly the best work Byrne has ever done.
It was 20 years ago and I’m still furious over this.
Just a reminder about World Order frontman, Genki Sudo:
Sudo is a retired mixed martial artist and a kickboxer who, until December 31, 2006 competed in the Japanese fighting organization HERO’S and before that, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pancrase. He is notable for his elaborate ring entrances and unorthodox fighting style. His philosophy is “We are all one.” He is a practicing Buddhist. Signature moves include the flying triangle and spinning backfist.