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Reviews: Ranking Of Best Spider-Man Comics From The Bronze Age

 

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'The Night Gwen Stacy Died.'
‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died.’ Marvel Comics.

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1970s MOST IMPORTANT SPIDER-MAN COMICS

STAR RATINGS:

Best: 5 to 4.5 stars.

Good: 4 to 3 stars.

Bad: 2.5 to 2 stars.

Worst: 1.5 to 0 stars.

BEST: THE NIGHT GWEN STACY DIED (1973)

Collects Amazing Spider-Man #121.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, The Night Gwen Stacy Died is near the top of Spider-Man‘s most valuable comics. On the Top 200 Most Valuable Comic Books of the Bronze Age (1970-1980), it holds a Record Sale of $8400 and a Minimum Value of $200.

And really, we know why. Indeed, it is the story that forever broke both Peter Parker’s and fans’ hearts.

Definitely, comic collectors should rave about this comic since it has aged well. Today, Gwen Stacy has been revived in some alternate form as Spider-Girl in Spider-Verse and remains wildly popular.

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BEST: THE GOBLIN’S LAST STAND (1973)

Collects Amazing Spider-Man #122.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Gloriously, The Goblin’s Last Stand is collected under Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: The Goblin’s Last Stand (Amazing Spider-Man (1963-1998)) on Amazon.

On the Top 200 Most Valuable Comic Books of the Bronze Age (1970-1980), it holds a Record Sale of $5760 and a Minimum Value of $90. Furthermore, it ranks 38th on the Top 200 and 8th on the CGC Ranking.

And really, we know why. Indeed, it is the story that forever led to a temporary end to one of comicdom’s most intense rivalry.

Definitely, comic collectors should collect this comic. Today, Green Goblin’s popularity has resurfaced thanks to the blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home movie.

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BEST: THE PUNISHER STRIKES TWICE (1974)

Collects Amazing Spider-Man #129.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

In 1974, the Punisher appeared in Marvel comics for the first time. Really, collectors have raved about the value of this comic which ranks 17th on the Top 200.

Indeed, Punisher has created a true cultural movement which has affected law enforcement and even politics. On our GCG Count, the story ranks second. On the Top 200, it holds a Record Sale of $43,200 and a Minimum Value of $670.

Definitely, Punisher has a large following beyond comics and a movie adaptation. In many ways, his value expresses an underground culture that values patriotism, guns and violence. Below, is the first printing of the Marvel Milestone Edition.

A FAN OF THIS STORY? CLICK ON Milestone AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #129 (Direct Edition) BELOW TO PURCHASE THE COMIC ON AMAZON.

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BEST: Never Let the Black Cat Cross Your PatH! (1979)

Collects Amazing Spider-Man #194

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Dialogue: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Plot: 3.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Characterization: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Art: 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Finally, rounding our review is Amazing Spider-Man #194 (1974). Really, the thrilling introduction of Black Cat marks a transition to the more dramatic stories of the 1980s at Marvel. In the Top 200, the comic ranks 98th while our CGC Count ranks it as tenth.

In terms of value, the Record Sale is $5,200 while the Minimum Value is $30.

Definitely, if you are looking to buy or sell, this comic continues to have good numbers. Generally, the comic is also sold as the German Euro Variant.

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LINKS

List Of Important Comics From The 1970s in Rare Comics.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 121 in Marvel Database.
Top 200 Most Valuable Comic Books of the Bronze Age (1970-1980) in Sell My Comic Books.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 122 in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 194 in Marvel Database.
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“New Warriors #7-9 “Hard Choices” complete Punisher story (The New Warriors (1990 Marvel))” Review

 
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'New Warriors' (1991) #8.
New Warriors (1991) #8. Marvel Comics.

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One of the best New Warriors stories. Gift this comic to your friends and collectors on the occasions of trips to Comic-Cons and festivals. Available on Amazon.

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“HARD CHOICES” THE PUNISHER! Date: January to March 1991 Highlights: The PUNISHER Appearance! *** Contains Issue #’s 7-9 *** COMPLETE 3-PART STORY! The New Warriors take on THE PUNISHER, Bengal and the Force Of Nature…!?!

Critically, “New Warriors #7-9 “Hard Choices” complete Punisher story (The New Warriors (1990 Marvel))”, is one of the best New Warriors stories. Together, Speedball, Namorita, Kid Nova, Justice and Firestar are in the Amazon rainforest. There, they are looking for Speedball’s mother. And, Punisher faces Night Thrasher for the first time.

Together, writer Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley collaborate on the story. Brilliantly, the writing shines on the characters highlighting their personalities. At the same time, the story progresses at a satisfying pace. In addition, the art in the book is characteristic of the 90s: big, bold, fun. Moreover, Punisher vs Night Thrasher.

Indeed, share this graphic novel to fans of the Punisher, the New Warriors and on the occasions of Comic-Cons. Definitely, it is worth its price and will leave you wanting for more Night Thrasher! And Punisher!

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  • “New Warriors #7-9 “Hard Choices” complete Punisher story (The New Warriors (1990 Marvel)).”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 23 pages.
  • Kindle and Comixology formats available.
  • Publication Date: January 20, 2015.

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To begin, this comic is one of the best New Warriors storylines. Mysteriously, the menace of the Hellfire Club looms. Indeed, a trial that will test the New Warriors team. In New Warriors (1990-1996) #10, the full team must battle White Queen and the Hellions. For the first time, Night Thrasher must face Punisher. Meanwhile, the rest of the team fights Force of Nature. Indeed, the stakes are to rescue Speedball’s mother.

The comic is excellent for your collection. You will definitely love Night Thrasher’s and Punisher’s physicality. Also, you will love Bagley’s expressive and diverse characters. This is the comic to own in order to build your Punisher collection.

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Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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I recommend this comic as one of the best New Warriors storylines.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Battles Of The Week: Punisher vs Night Thrasher (Hero vs Hero)

 

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BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:


























Rating: 4 out of 5.

Writers and Artists

Fabian Nicieza and Mark Bagley.

SYNOPSIS FOR “Hard Choices (Part 2) – Devils at the Doorstep”

Mysteriously, Punisher goes after Night Thrasher. At the end of the fight, Silhouette and Father Michael owe the New Warrior some explanations. Also, New Warriors vs Force of Nature.

IN ADVANCED WARFARE

'New Warriors' (1991) #8.
New Warriors (1991) #8. Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants in New York City. On the left side is Punisher, and on the right side is Night Thrasher.

Let’s look at the stats.

PUNISHER – EARTH-616

Super Strength: Peak Human 8%
Super Speed: Metahuman 25%
Durability: Peak Human 8%
Energy Projection: Metahuman 17%
Fighting Skills: Peak Human 50%
Intelligence: Genius 42%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Punisher’s Suit.
  • Punisher’s Battle Van.
  • The Punisher’s Arsenal.

WEAKNESSES

  • Physical Conditioning.

CAPTAIN ATOM – NEW EARTH

Super Strength: Peak Human 8%
Super Speed: Sonic 50%
Durability: Metahuman 17%
Energy Projection: Building 17%
Fighting Skills: Expert Combatant 42%
Intelligence: Genius 42%

PARAPHERNALIA

  • Battle Armor.
  • Escrima Sticks.
  • Fiberglass skateboard.
  • Helicopter.
  • Jets.
  • Motorcycle.

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THE FIGHT

To begin, Punisher is fighting Night Thrasher.

The battle to decide who is the assassin!

DAMAGE SCALE

The fight starts out with Punisher firing at Night Thrasher with an MP5. Night Thrasher blocks the bullets with his shield.

On the following page, Punisher and Night Thrasher exchange punches.

PUNISHER BLUNT FORCE ATTACK (x2): 1 DAMAGE PT (x2) = 2 DAMAGE PTS.
NIGHT THRASHER BLUNT FORCE ATTACK = 1 DAMAGE PT.

On the final page, Punisher shoots Night Thrasher in the face, destroying his helmet.

PUNISHER EXPLOSION ATTACK: 5 DAMAGE PTS.

TOTAL


PUNISHER’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-1 DAMAGE PTS.

-(1 DAMAGE PT * 453.592 kg * 9.807 m/s^2 * 10 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(60 s * 4.2*10^9 J) = 1.76522887*10^-7 ​PTS * Ton of TNT.


DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%

THRASHER’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE:

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-7 DAMAGE PTS.

-(7 DAMAGE PTS * 453.592 kg * 9.807 m/s^2 * 10 m * 1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = -0.00000123566 PTS * Tons of TNT.


DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN

Durability: Peak Human 8%

WINNER: PUNISHER WINS BY NEAR DEATH.

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PUNISHER IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1974) #129, titled “The Punisher Strikes Twice!”, marks the first appearance of Punisher in Marvel continuity. The Jackal hires the Punisher to destroy Spider-Man.

'Amazing Spider-Man' (1974) #129, titled "The Punisher Strikes Twice!", marks the first appearance of Punisher in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1974) #129, titled “The Punisher Strikes Twice!”, marks the first appearance of Punisher in Marvel continuity. Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

New Warriors Vol 1 8 in Comic Vine.
Dwayne Taylor (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Frank Castle (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 129 in Marvel Database.
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Power Level Explained: Punisher Jumps Off A Five-Story Building Carrying Jigsaw’s Son

 

POWER LEVEL

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DURABILITY FEAT:

PEAK HUMAN

                       

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Feat: Punisher, ‘Punisher: In The Blood’ #5

 

PUNISHER (FRANK CASTLE)
EARTH-616

In ‘Punisher: In The Blood’ (2011) #5 titled “In The Blood, Part Five”, Punisher performs a durability feat. At the end of the battle with Jigsaw, Punisher jumps off a five-story building carrying Jigsaw’s son Henry.

How much durability does it take for Punisher to jump off a five-story building carrying Henry?

In ‘Punisher: In The Blood’ (2011) #5, Punisher performs a durability feat. At the end of the battle with Jigsaw, Punisher jumps off a five-story building carrying Jigsaw’s son Henry. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
In ‘Punisher: In The Blood’ (2011) #5, Punisher performs a durability feat. At the end of the battle with Jigsaw, Punisher jumps off a five-story building carrying Jigsaw’s son Henry. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

PUNISHER JUMPED WITH HENRY IN A PROJECTILE MOTION 22.86 METERS OFF A FIVE STORY BUILDING AND LANDED ON THE GROUND AT FINAL VELOCITY OF -20.7609823773 METERS PER SECOND.

PUNISHER GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF FINAL KINETIC ENERGY OF 37080.5120289 JOULES WITH IMPACT FORCE OF 3942.65148324 NEWTONS, 1.31 TIMES THE FORCE TO ACCELERATE A 75 KG PERSON AT 4G.

DURABILITY FEAT:

PEAK HUMAN

                       

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Punisher, ‘Punisher: In The Blood’ #5
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Frank Castle (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
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Battles Of The Week: Punisher vs Deadpool

 

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Deadpool: Suicide Kings' (2009) #2, Punisher tracks down Deadpool because of an attack he was framed for.
In ‘Deadpool: Suicide Kings’ (2009) #2, Punisher tracks down Deadpool because of an attack he was framed for. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants at Deadpool’s apartment in New York City. On the left side is Punisher and on the right side is Deadpool.

Let’s look at the stats.

PUNISHER – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PEAK HUMAN
SUPER-SPEED: PEAK HUMAN
DURABILITY: PEAK HUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING-SKILLS: PEAK HUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Punisher’s Suit.
  • Punisher’s Battle Van.
  • Punisher’s Arsenal.
WEAKNESSES
  • Physical Conditioning.
DEADPOOL – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: METAHUMAN
SUPER-SPEEd: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: METAHUMAN
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTINg-SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Deadpool’s Suit.
  • Image Inducer.
  • Amalgamated Symbiote.
  • Loop Temporal Dislocation Harness.
  • Teleportation Device.
  • Deadpool’s Katanas.
WEAKNESSES
  • Mental State.
  • Annoyance.
  • Cure For Cancer.
  • Phobias.
  • Mystical Curse.

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Deadpool: Suicide Kings’ (2009) #2, Deadpool is framed for an attack by a rich kid and Tombstone for blowing up an apartment. This sets Punisher on Deadpool’s trail.

The battle to decide who is the greatest assassin in New York!

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WINNER: DEADPOOL WINS BY KNOCKOUT

PUNISHER IN COMICS

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1974) #129, titled “The Punisher Strikes Twice!”, marks the first appearance of Punisher in Marvel continuity. The Jackal hires the Punisher to destroy Spider-Man.

'Amazing Spider-Man' (1974) #129, titled "The Punisher Strikes Twice!", marks the first appearance of Punisher in Marvel continuity.
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ (1974) #129, titled “The Punisher Strikes Twice!”, marks the first appearance of Punisher in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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LINKS

Deadpool: Suicide Kings Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Frank Castle (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Wade Wilson (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 129 in Marvel Database.