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“Should Spider-Man Stay Married?” Answering the First Annual Marvel Survey From 1994 | ACG Vlog 09

In 1994 Marvel published their first annual Survey to check with their readers a couple of things. I came across this survey in X-Men Annual #3 and was curious about the questions the publisher would ask. In this vlog we’ll go through all ten questions and issues.

I will give you the answers I would have given back then, but I’m also very curious about what your answers would’ve been.


Cool X-Men Pin-Ups by Larkin, Sienkiewicz, Brereton and others | ACG Vlog 07

I went through my X-Men comic collection this morning. There is a large pile of issues I got from a couple of friends a while ago and I haven’t read yet. A came across X-Men: The Ultra Collection, a comic that consists of illustrations and pin-ups of the X-Men and their universe.

Most of the illustrations are from the ’94 Fleer Ultra X-Men Trading Cards. Enjoy! By the way, I’m suffering from a nasty cold, that’s why my voice is a bit screwed up in this vlog. Oh, well, what can you do…

 


Discovering Missing Comic Book Pages | ACG Vlog 06

When I grew up, I read Dutch translations of Marvel Comics. When I re-read the stories from my childhood in their original form however, I discover the Dutch publisher used to skip a few pages here and there.

When I read a Marvel Comic now, it’s wonderful to discover one of those missing pages. In this video I also explain why the Dutch publisher didn’t publishes these pages originally.


How Did TODD McFARLANE Make This? | ACG Vlog 05

Recently comic book artist Todd McFarlane posted an original drawing he did of Spider-Man from the run he did in the late nineteen eighties and early nineties.

It looks like he used a special technique to create the background-image. Maybe McFarlane simply used a photograph and put in the background, but maybe the background was drawn just like the rest. I’m not sure how he made this, so I made this short video in the hope one of you guys can shed some light on the subject.


The Mighty Power of Hercules and Artist Jim Mooney | ACG Vlog 04

A close look at classic Marvel Team-Up #28 by Gerry Conway and comic book artist Jim Mooney. A fun and a bit unbelievable story about the Amazing Spider-Man and the mighty Hercules.

I especially like the old school artwork of Jim Mooney (1919-2008). An artist who worked a lot in the Silver Age of comics and is known for drawing Supergirl and Spider-Man. He also inked a lot of Spider-Man comics, such as Spectacular Spider-Man, and the work of the young John Romita Jr. when he worked on Amazing Spider-Man in the early eighties.



My Origin Story As A Comic Book Geek | ACG Vlog 02

‘Please allow me to introduce myself’ Mick Jagger sang a long time ago. And here I want to do the same. Hi guys, I’m Amsterdam Comic Geek!

Every Comic Book lover has a moment in which he or she was first introduced to the wonderful medium of comics. I wanted to tell you my story and at the same time tell a bit about myself, so we can get to know each other a little better.


One of the Greatest SPIDER-MAN Covers | ACG Vlog 01

One of my favorite Spider-Man-covers ever is the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #258 by Ron Frenz and Josef Rubinstein.

It was published in 1984. A wonderful issue in which the true nature of Spider-Man’s black costume is revealed. Let’s take a closer look and discover why this is such a great cover.

By the way: welcome to my channel. I am a Dutch freelance journalist who writes about popular culture and comics. I’ve been a content creator on YouTube for a while now, but decided to start this channel for vlogs about comics in English. This way, I can communicate with more YouTubers and comic book geeks out there, since not a lot of people speak Dutch.