9 Aug 2012
Comments Off on Comic Book A Day – Day 14 – Marvel Fanfare # 7 (1983)
Marvel Fanfare brings me back, yes sir it does. It was Marvel’s pristine fancy schmancy title. Made on higher quality, glossy paper and featuring one off stories of some of Marvel’s favorite and/or least favorite characters.
Well gosh darn it almost 30 years later and the paper is still about the same as it was when I bought it back in ’83 and it doesn’t smell like Aunt Dirty’s attic. So I guess that extra coin was worth it!
So basically the Hulk wanders into a circus to eat some hot dogs where Unus and The Blob happen to live and blah blah blah (blob blob blob?) they all fight.
As stupid as this sounds, the story is actually quite touching, well written and well drawn and I really enjoyed it.
That is until the end where they had an extra story which, let’s just say, ends up with a basket full of dead puppies (WTF?!?!?) Not that it wasn’t a good story, but I’m going to cry, have nightmares and eat 7 pints of Ben and Jerry’s to get over the memory of this story. My advice, read the first part and then just go out and adopt 7 puppies instead of reading the end.
I give Marvel Fanfare #7 (1983) 4 Aarons! I totally recommend it.