Thursday, October 21, 2021

Andy Richardson:

Addicted to Comics

The Irredeemable Ant-Man + Marvel Milestones: Legion of Monsters, Spider-Man & Brother Voodoo


Many heroes wear masks which totally obscure their face. With that being the case, who really knows who’s wearing a particular costume at any point in time? In this witty series, a random S.H.I.E.L.D. agent gets his hands on Hank Pym’s Ant-Man costume, and suddenly realizes that being a hero isn’t all that bad. It’s certainly a great way to meet and impress women.

Robert Kirkman and Phil Hester write and draw this darkly comic series that acknowledges that not everyone with the power of a super-hero would choose to be a hero—or a villain, either, for that matter. Maybe their first priority would be to solve their own problems.


What could possibly occur to get Ghost Rider, Morbius, Werewolf by Night, and Man-Thing into the same comic book? Nothing less than a bizarre threat only slightly more contrived than those that have brought other teams together before. The Legion of Monsters, naturally, spends as much time fighting among themselves as battling evil. In the other stories collected here, Spider-Man meets up with the mysterious Brother Voodoo, and Dracula meets up with the previous Lord of the Undead.

This one-shot features some very offbeat and obscure tales from the shadowy corners of the Marvel Universe, with writers including Bill Mantlo and Len Wein and artists including John Buscema.

Andy Richardson is a freelance writer and editor who has been reading and writing about comics for far longer than he can believe at this point. Andy can be reached via e-mail at Please use “ComicBase” as your subject line.

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