Thursday, July 29, 2021

Heroes for the '90s!: 1990 - 1994


Heroes for the '90s! is a 44-essay examination of 1990s Marvel and DC superhero comics. Each essay is centered on a particular issue of a comic book, and explores the themes, creators, and characters that defined the first decade of my fandom. Here are links to the 25 essays that cover the first five years of the decade.

1990

#1 - My Secret Origin
What If... (vol. 2) #9 (January 1990)

The New Warriors (vol. 1) #1 (July 1990)

Spider-Man #1 (August 1990)
Namor, the Sub-Mariner #7 (October 1990)

New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Justice Society of America #1 (April 1991)

Sleepwalker #1 (June 1991)

Infinity Gauntlet #1 (July 1991)

The Fly #1 (September 1991)

X-Men #1 (October 1991)

1992

The New Titans #82 (January 1992)

Quasar #31 (February 1992)

Alpha Flight #106 (March 1992)

Avengers #347 (May 1992)

Wizard #11 (July 1992)

Ravage 2099 #1 (December 1992)

1993

X-Factor #87 (February 1993)

1963 #1 (April 1993)

Blood Syndicate #1 (May 1993)

Superman: The Man of Steel #22 (June 1993)

Flash #80 (September 1993)

1994

The Strangers #8 (January 1994)

Force Works #1 (July 1994)

Starman #0 (October 1994)

X-Men Adventures (Season II) #10 (November 1994)