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    I've been gaming since the days of Pong and still own a working Atari 2600. I tend to ramble on about retro games, whether they be board games, video games or PC games. Sometimes I digress. Decades after earning it, I'm finally putting the skills I learned while completing my history degree from the University of Victoria to good use. Or so I think. If you're into classic old school gaming, this blog is for you!

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Advertising From Yesteryear…Captain America and the Avengers (SNES)

What’s better than a comic book with a full-page spread advertising a hot new video game title? How about TWO full-pages, one in glossy paper stock!   Fresh from the arcade and straight into the Super Nintendo system came Captain America and The Avengers, a 1993 action-packed game from Mindscape, Inc.  “Fresh” is relative, considering the Sega Genesis release date for the same game was in 1992…but advertising is rarely about complete honesty.  (The game also wasn’t that good, but it did feature the Marvel Comics superhero group The Avengers, a topical group, even all those years ago.) Still, back in the day I wouldn’t have turned down the arcade game offered as the grand prize, even if it meant cutting out the entry form from the comic book cover.

As always, click on the images to see enlarged versions, and enjoy the trip into yesteryear!

New Obsolete Comic Review at OGR Featuring The X-Men vs. The Avengers

A new Obsolete Comic Review is up at oldgamereviewer.com, this time focusing on the 1987 Marvel Comics four-issue miniseries, The X-Men vs. The Avengers.  Learn about the disappearing acts of Roger Stern and Marc Silvestri, the temptation of Magneto, and more at: CLICK ON THIS LINK RIGHT HERE – YES, THIS ONE!

New Obsolete Comic Review at OGR Featuring Captain America

A new Obsolete Comic Review is up at oldgamereviewer.com, this time focusing on the 1991 Marvel Comics four-issue miniseries, The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty.  Learn my take on Kevin Maguire’s art, the need for better etymology in historical period comic book writing, and what it takes to make a good Captain America comic work.  All this and more at: CLICK ON THIS LINK RIGHT HERE – YES, THIS ONE!

Captain America: Shield of Justice

Like Thor: Bring the Thunder before it, Captain America: Shield of Justice comes free of charge from Marvel Comics and Big Pixel Studios to retrogamers everywhere.  Lots of sidescrolling 16-bit action await those who want to be the sentinel of liberty, with agents of Hydra standing in your way.  Check out the game at this link: Captain America: Shield of Justice.