Uncanny X-Men #268 (September 1990)

This seminal issue of Uncanny X-Men establishes that Captain America met a fella named Logan and a young girl named Natasha early in World War II—a story that would be elaborated upon in Wolverine Origins: Our War—and also that the Black Widow is much older than previously believed (which enabled her to meet a newly... Continue Reading →

Marvel Super-Heroes #3 (September 1990)

In its first volume, the title Marvel Super-Heroes introduced Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) and the Guardians of the Galaxy, and told Doctor Doom's first solo story, along with reprinting stories (which it did exclusively after it first twenty issues). In its second volume, it became a quarterly anthology title; its third issue features Captain America in... Continue Reading →

Avengers #323-324 (September-October 1990)

These two issues finish "The Crossing Line," a storyline that began in issue #319, with the Avengers joining with the People's Protectorate (from Russia) and Alpha Flight (from Canada) to face terrorists who hijacked a British nuclear submarine... a situation that, as of the end of the last issue, definitely went south, as shown on... Continue Reading →

Thor #420-421 (August 1990)

These two issues of Thor are part of a larger story called "The Black Galaxy Saga," in which the God of Thunder is called to... well, you know... in response to the latest scheme of the High Evolutionary. The story began in issue #419, where a Replicoid was sent by the Celestials to gather Thor,... Continue Reading →

Avengers #321-322 (August-September 1990)

These two issues continue "The Crossing Line," a large-scale adventure featuring the Avengers and their Russian counterparts, the People's Protectorate, battling terrorists called (groan) the Peace Corpse who have hijacked a British nuclear submarine, and also involves the Atlanteans and, as of the final page of the last issue, Alpha Flight as well. The layout... Continue Reading →

Captain America #375 (August 1990)

This issue not only continues the "Streets of Poison" storyline begun in issue #372, but it also follows up on Captain America's appearance in Daredevil #283, which took place in middle of Captain America #374. (Got it?) There, Cap and Matt had a deep conversation about the state of America in 1990, but in this... Continue Reading →

Daredevil #283 (August 1990)

This issue of Daredevil—taking place in between scenes in Captain America #374—features a very critical and outspoken Sentinel of Liberty regarding problems he sees with contemporary America (circa 1990). As we know from the current "Streets of Poison" storyline in Captain America, Cap has not been himself since the explosion in the drug warehouse at... Continue Reading →

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