After years of successful publishing under
Simon & Schuster’s Fireside imprint, Marvel made its first foray into independently
publishing reprint collections in 1983 with Mighty Marvel Team-Up Thrillers.
Featuring gorgeous cover art by Bob Larkin, the book collects a number of great
classic Marvel team-ups, including the Silver Surfer and Thor in The Silver Surfer #4 (1969), Captain America and Iron Man in Tales
of Suspense #58 (1964), Red Sonja and Spider-Man in Marvel Team-Up #79 (1979), the Avengers and The X-Men in X-Men
#9 (1965), the Hulk and the Thing in Marvel Feature #11 (1973) and Daredevil and Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man
You really owe it to yourself to read Gail Simone’s recently concluded 18 issue run on Red Sonja if you have any interest in the following: mayhem, sex, drinking, humor, fighting, magic, redheads, swords, wanton disregard for manners, or general debauchery. But the best thing about Simone’s She-Devil with a Sword is her cunning – this Sonja is nobody’s pin-up. If she’s going to wear a chainmaille bikini, or dive into a brawl, or not use a coaster (gasp! pearl-clutch!), Sonja has her reasons. By framing Red Sonja’s rowdy, randy behavior as serving her own interests, rather than mere titillation, Simone gives readers a complex protagonist and a series that invites many re-reads to come.
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Tia Vasiliou is a digital editor at comiXology. She crushes her enemies, sees them driven before her, hears the lamentation of their women.