NEW UNIVERSE HOUSE AD (1986)

1986 saw the publication of Marvel’s New Universe. Unfortunately, most of the titles weren’t very good–most were average or below. But the idea of a new superverse that would take place in modern times would be revisited by Marvel to great effect in the 2000s with the Ultimate Universe.

None of these 1986 titles were canon, but later some of the characters would cross into the 616, so I’ll be covering each title briefly.

ETERNALS #1-12 (1985-1986)

The 1985 revival of The Eternals wasn’t necessarily a bad comic series, but it certainly wasn’t a great one. I doubt most people remember it. When we last saw the…

Balder the Brave #1-4 (1985-1986)

Balder the Brave gets four issues to himself.  Walt Simonson does the covers—because nobody’s buying this if it’s not connected to his stellar Thor run—and Sal Buscema does the inside…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MINDLESS ONES

Steve Ditko’s greatest creation, truly, but perfected in Nextwave, the greatest Marvel comic of all time. The Mindless Ones first appeared in Strange Tales #127, which went on sale on…