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Thanks for using my banner! I hope everyone likes it. Those X-Men and Spider-Man corner boxes from the 90s are some of my favorites and were what started my fascination with Marvel corner boxes.




I use Amazon Smile too \:\) Anyway, nope, I won't be getting them. I've never seen the appeal of anthology type collections where they just collect an issue or two from a comic out of context and with no over arching story. Aside from currently running titles, when I read comics I like to read as much of the whole story as I can.

I did just order two X-Men tpbs with issues that came out in the late 90s though \:\) I got X-Men Gold Vol. 0: Homecoming and X-Men Blue Vol. 0: Reunion. They collect the X-Men comics that came in the wake of the Trial of Gambit and Operation: Zero Tolerance, where the X-Men are a bit shaken up and also gain the new members, Marrow, Maggott and Cecilia Reyes. This era and the one that followed with the long lasting and stable team made up of Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty, Rogue, Gambit, and Marrow, are among my favorite X-Men stories of all time. I can't wait to read them again. I love trade paperbacks so much. It's so much better having a physical copy in my hands and it is way less of a hassle than having to dig up and unbag the individual issues(and risk messing them up as well).


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    I already bought the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s but I'm undecided about the 80s and 90s. I absolutely won't be buying any later books.


The 40s and 50s ones would probably be the only books like this that might tempt me since I have read almost no Marvel comics from those decades. Did you enjoy them?

Oh, and why aren't you interested in any potential 2000s or 2010s collections?





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Iron Man Unit 007

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That decades 80's brings back nice memories of when they changed up the classics a bit

Captain America becomes the Captain and has to work his way back to being captain America. Also he shows he is worthy of Mjolnir

Hulk goes grey and we get some great Jekyll/Hyde themes going

Iron Man in the Silver Centurion suit

THOR's battle armor

Black suited Spidey.


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America's Captain 

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    Thanks for using my banner! I hope everyone likes it. Those X-Men and Spider-Man corner boxes from the 90s are some of my favorites and were what started my fascination with Marvel corner boxes.


A design approach that won you at least one banner competition if I'm not mistaken.


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    The 40s and 50s ones would probably be the only books like this that might tempt me since I have read almost no Marvel comics from those decades. Did you enjoy them?


I didn't read them yet. I'm especially looking forward to the 50s one as I've read almost nothing from that era.


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    Oh, and why aren't you interested in any potential 2000s or 2010s collections?


My general attitude toward comics this century is negative, despite the fact that I keep finding specific books that I like for at least a little while. The sheer quantity of product guarantees I'll always find something to buy and read. I try to stay positive. But I don't see the past two decades as something to celebrate.







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thjan

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    A design approach that won you at least one banner competition if I'm not mistaken.


Yep, my first one \:\) Another one did really well in the next banner competition too. They are a lot of fun to make that's for sure.


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    My general attitude toward comics this century is negative, despite the fact that I keep finding specific books that I like for at least a little while. The sheer quantity of product guarantees I'll always find something to buy and read. I try to stay positive. But I don't see the past two decades as something to celebrate.


I'm actually right there with you. I haven't enjoyed the vast majority of comics from the last 19 years, and some characters and their mythos have been so warped that I don't see myself reading modern comics about them ever again. Back in the 90s and the early 2000s I never would have thought I would come to dislike comics featuring Spider-Man and Thor(Spidey since OMD and Thor since Fraction and Aaron), but they and their comics have both been so twisted beyond recognition that I just can't enjoy them anymore. Like you, I have always been able to find something to enjoy each year, but the lessening of the number of pages, decompression, and often shallow characterization(and the even worse mischaracterization) is making even that harder and harder for me with each passing year. I hate that I feel that way about current comics, but it is what it is. Thank goodness for back issues and new trade paper back collections though. I've been able to read so many stories that were either before my time, so obscure that I didn't know they existed, or just missed when they came out. It's amazing and they are almost all so much fun. Right now I'm part way through a big X-Universe read thru(currently in the mid-80s) and I'm having a great time with it.





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It was a nice surprise to see Thjan's corner box banner on this board. Those corner boxes do say "90s comics" to me, at least early 90s. As usual, it's a great looking banner.

As for the books you mention? I won't be getting them. I have all the 80s comics listed, as that was the period when I was buying the most comics monthly. I'm not a big X-Men fan, especially from the 90s, so that one doesn't interest me either. However, those corner boxes remind me that there was some pretty good stuff from Marvel in the 90s. At least, the early 90s.


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    Thanks for using my banner! I hope everyone likes it. Those X-Men and Spider-Man corner boxes from the 90s are some of my favorites and were what started my fascination with Marvel corner boxes.

I like the banner, and I miss the corner boxes!


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