Marvel Comics Presents #131 (1993): Wolverine and Ant-Man

Every issue of Marvel Comics Presents has a Ghost Rider installment-story and a Wolverine installment-story.  Except issue #131. Instead, we get an 8-page standalone Wolverine tale by James Felder and Dennis Jensen (never heard of either of them) where Logan is back in Madripoor and gets in a barfight at Tiger Tyger’s place.

And then issue #131 has a second 8-pager, and it’s a hidden gem. 

Sandy Plunkett writes, pencils, and inks a story where Scott Lang gets into a food fight with a latch-key kid.

It’s the kind of innocent story that Marvel excelled at in the 1980s and has all but abandoned in the ‘90s era of huge guns and muscles.  Grade: A+

WOLVERINE: GLOBAL JEOPARDY (1993)

A charity book for endangered species, not canon, but “important” enough to get a Marvel Age write up. Namor notices contamination and gets help to address it. Ka-Zar, who has…

Marvel Fanfare #45 (1989): Pin Up Issue

Issue #45 is an “all pin-up” issue.  That means all full-page art.  Bob Layton’s Iron Man. Mike Golden’s Captain America. Mike Mignola’s Sub-Mariner. It’s fun to skim, but obviously it has…