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 Posted:   Nov 5, 2011 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

The other day, after a routine doctor's appointment, I had an entire day to myself, with no responsibilities at all, and I sat down and read all four volumes of THE FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS. Totally messed with my mind. With comic like this, who needs acid?

Of course that would be DC, not Marvel. But Jack was King no matter where he plied his pencil.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2011 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Kirby's The Eternals for Marvel is equally trippy if not as flat out batshit brilliant as New Gods.









But yeah those New Gods hardcovers...seems like I'm always going back to re-read some of it


 
 Posted:   Nov 5, 2011 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I am still kicking myself all these years later for parting with my first comic collection, which included tons of Marvel Kirby(Captain America, FF, Thor, The Eternals) and all of the DC Kirby.
I did think he jumped the shark a bit with his inclusion of Don Rickles in his Jimmy Olsen run though.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2011 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I am still kicking myself all these years later for parting with my first comic collection, which included tons of Marvel Kirby(Captain America, FF, Thor, The Eternals) and all of the DC Kirby.

That leads me to a (somewhat related) question:

If one has the original books aka "floppies", do you read those or buy trade paperbacks? I read the floppies and don't buy trades unless I'm missing issues of a run. I'm not a collector in that everything must be mint, but strictly a reader who accumulates. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2011 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I am still kicking myself all these years later for parting with my first comic collection, which included tons of Marvel Kirby(Captain America, FF, Thor, The Eternals) and all of the DC Kirby.

That leads me to a (somewhat related) question:

If one has the original books aka "floppies", do you read those or buy trade paperbacks? I read the floppies and don't buy trades unless I'm missing issues of a run. I'm not a collector in that everything must be mint, but strictly a reader who accumulates. wink



Sadly, I'm also one of those who lost his 70's comics stash over the years..so I replace what I need with the trades.

These days there aren't any series I follow monthly, so I tend to wait until arcs are collected and then buy those trades.

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2011 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The Shooter Era (Cont'd).

Were these toys-to-comics crossovers abominations or good reads despite their origins?

Shogun Warriors



Written by Doug Moench!

The Micronauts

Art by Michael Golden!



Rom: The Space Knight

Written by Bill Mantlo!



G.I. Joe

Written by Larry Hama, with art (occasionally) by Herb Trimpe!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2011 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

roll eyes Given the almost irreparable damage and profound professional disrespect he displayed during his dictatorship, we'd substitute somethin' else to fit inside that SH---ER description. mad

 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2011 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Here's a nice blog that features some in-depth and witty discussions of the Bronze Age of Comics, as the era in which near-oldsters like me grew up reading:

http://bronzeagebabies.blogspot.com/

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2012 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Yea verily, e’en for those of us not-quite-Immortals who were fabulously fortunate enuff to have been around at/
from and during the very beginning of Da truly revolutionary Marvel Age, we gotta admit we first thought Smiley’s unapologetic banner at the top of each cover was Herculean hubris in the extremis 'cept for one definitive thing.



Ya know wot?



With The King



and Joltin’ Joe,



this once-innna-unforgettable-unmatchable



-unbeatable-Olympian Everest Titantic Trinity truly wuz



THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE.

smile NEvah eNuff Said!!! wink Department big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2012 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Barry Windsor-Smith ...



... on Da King. Full flamin' wink stop. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2012 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

Mr. Phelps,

I loved Micronauts. I moved recently and flipped few some of the issues.

The last issue is one I've never forgotten. The ending is one of the most bittersweet I've ever encountered.

I am not a comic book fan these days, but decades later I still remember the tone of this final issue.

And the others were loads of fun.



P.S. Thanks for posting the link to that blog. THIS:

http://bronzeagebabies.blogspot.com/2010/12/fantastic-four-fridays-surfers-girl-my.html

...may be one of the first comic books I ever bought (and still have). I bought two that day, one of the FF reprint mag, and the then-current FF issue, and at first couldn't figure out the continuity, until I realized on of the two was originally published a decade earlier.

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2012 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Speaking of The Micronauts, this is what I get for wondering aloud "Whatever happened to comics writer Bill Mantlo?"

http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2011/11/07/tragic-tale

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Nice site that puts the Marvel Universe into some kind of chronology.

http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2012 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm baffled at how people's nerddom doesn't carry over to comics around here.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 1:40 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_DeZuniga#Illness_and_Death


n April 2012, DeZuniga suffered a life-threatening stroke.[13] Doctors were able to save him, but numerous complications quickly arose. Both the Philippine and international comics community made an effort to raise funds for his treatment.[3]

At 1:25 a.m. on May 11, 2012 DeZuniga passed away, the stroke having led to and brain damage and heart failure. The doctors attempted to resuscitate him but could not. [14][1] The local comics community continued calls for contributions to the DeZuniga family, to help defray the significant costs the family incurred during DeZuniga's hospitalization.




Tony DeZuniga, RIP

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I know DeZuniga's work from his time on JONAH HEX, over at DC. I liked his style and associate it with that great run with the book's writer, Michael Fleischer.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2012 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

smile

In Marvelous Excelsior Appreciation:



wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2012 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)







So IS Smiley Correct? Is The One Who Has the IDEA – Rather Than the Visionary Bloke
Who Draws It – the Reel, Real Genuine Creator
? Department:



confused
confused

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2012 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Following His Recent Hospitalization Department:

The 90-year young Fearless Face-Fronter issued the following acclamation:

[ "Attention, Troops!... Your leader hath not deserted thee! In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark (Iron Man), I have had an electronic pacemaker placed near my heart to insure that I'll be able to lead thee for another 90 years.

"But fear thee not, my valiant warriors. I am in constant touch with our commanders in the field and victory shall soon be ours. Now I must end this dispatch and join my troops, for an army without a leader is like a day without a cameo!"



StanLey wink Rex!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2012 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

And Not To Be Undone By Their Distinguished Competiton,

There's This from the (Alas No Longer) House of Ideas
Department:

But the one most highly recommended is Sean Howe's dang near definitive



in which he accomplishes the miraculous brilliantly-belated achievement of specifically not forever painting Smiley as evil incarnate whilst generally rescuing The King from unbesmirchable sainthood (something we've a general suspicion amounting to an absolute certainty he'd not have sanctioned anyway) ...

 
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