Thursday, January 26, 2006
My how time flies. I just realized that we just passed the 30th anniversary of the publication of this book. It was first printed in 1975. It gave us Stan's version on how the X-Men, Iron Man Daredevil, The Avengers, Sliver Surfer, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Watcher were created. To show how things have changed in the past 30 years, Iron Man has the point on the cover because, at that time, he was the most popular character in that book. I don't remember if the X-Men were being published at that point. I think they were briefly canceled for a few months. Daredevil was only bi-monthly. Silver Surfer didn't have his own book at that time. Neither did Nick Fury. At least not as a SHIELD agent. In another book he was still fighting WWII. The Watcher did have a popular series around that time with "What If...?" Not too long after that things changed. The New X-Men came out and their popularity soared. As well as Daredevil did a few years later when Frank Miller took over his book. To see how things have changed click on Son of Origins of Marvel Comics or on the title above to go to Amazon.com. There you can see the cover of the newer reprinted version. The cover is darker. Daredevil, Cylops and Marvel Girl of the X-Men are more up front. Cyclops is the one who says "by Stan Lee". Iron Man is there in his grey suit of armor just standing there. My how the Invincible has fallen. Someone has to get the rust off of Tony Stark and bring his character back up in popularity. But happy belated anniversary Son of Origins. I love you back then and I still love the book now.