I’m guesting again today at one of my favorite comic book blogs out there, Longbox Graveyard. But rather than being Spidey-centric, this time around I’m tackling the big mother of all Marvel events, the action-figure inspired Secret Wars saga of 1984-85. Secret Wars was one of the first comic books I ever read – yes even before I started reading/collecting every issue of Amazing Spider-Man. It defined my understanding of the Marvel universe, for better or worse in some instances, and made me a lifelong fan of the “House of Ideas.” While I understand that some may think very poorly of Secret Wars, read me argue about its merits at Longbox Graveyard!
Written by markginocchio
Mark Ginocchio is a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. He's been collecting Amazing Spider-Man comic books since the late-1980s and launched Chasing Amazing in 2011 as a way to tell his story about Spider-Man, comics, collecting and everything else in-between. You also find Mark's writing at Comics Should Be Good at Comic Book Resources, WhatCulture.com and Longbox Graveyard. Follow him on Twitter for comic book chat @ChasingASMBlog.