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John Morrissey

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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Re: Did anyone ever read Infinity Inc. vol 1?
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 at 07:31:45 pm EDT (Viewed 5 times)
Reply Subj: Did anyone ever read Infinity Inc. vol 1?
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 at 04:40:44 pm EST (Viewed 14 times)

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I've always like Roy Thomas's Marvel work so I tried his Infinity Inc. series from the 80's. I don't really like it. The characters all seem kind of bland and uninteresting. Did anyone else have trouble getting into this book? I'm trying to read my way through the whole run but it's kind of a slog to get through. Maybe it's just because it was from the 80's but a lot of the dialogue seemed kinda hokey.

I read it religiously. Even had a letter published on the letter page. Outside of a couple of core characters, there wasn't a lot of character development, but keep in mind, it featured at one point or another, every golden age character DC had the rights too. And, of course, it was all about fighting the Nazis. So, you rarely saw the heroes out of costume or interacting socially.
I read it because I love a simpler time, and heroes who don't act like life's a soap opera. That and it didn't apologize for being a superhero comic book. No big guns, no paramilitary clothing.
It visited the who's stronger question when golden age Captain Marvel (I refuse to call him Shazam) defeated golden age Superman. Who's fastest was settled when Johnny Quick failed against the Nazi speedster Zyklon, but Jay Gerrick beat Zyklon like a rug.
And THAT brings up it's biggest attraction for me: Good guys against the bad guys with plenty of violence! If I wanted constructive talk, I'd actually listen to my therapist.