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Subj: Re: ROD, TOD, AND HOMER theory of fandom
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 10:00:13 pm CDT
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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 03:18:34 am CDT

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> Damn you two are long-winded. I have had college level courses where the professors put less thought and effort into their lessons. I feel we dissenters have been a little unfairly labeled and lumped together. Sure, there are a lot of impulsive, unlearned folk that rip the current comics and creators for stupid or unfathomable reasons, but there is a number of bloggers that seem to lap up whatever is served to them and call it great for no logical reason that I can see.
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> My biggest problem with the current main creators in the MU is completely altering the personality of characters and disregarding continuity whenever it isn't conveniant. One of the things that floored me when I started buying these things over 30 years ago was the creative vastness of the MU and how it all at least loosely tied together. That to me was cool and showed a lot of brilliance. It seemed to me that the entertaining inclusive world that Stan sheparded is now some sort of closed off castle where the peasants are screaming for something of substance and the royalty says let them eat cake.

I would like to know, what were some of these stores that you say you enjoyed as being interconnected? Having started reading in 1984, I missed all of the 60's, all of the 70's, and half of the 80's, so I do not have first-hand knowledge of how well Marvel did the interconnected/continuity thing after their legendary Silver Age. My impression is that it was strong all through Roy Thomas's heyday, and I know it was strong under Jim Shooter.

One of the things I love Marvel for these days is their copius reprints. I love the Essentials TPB's. As a kid I was always happy to get my hands on reprints of the stuff I'd missed. I loved my WARLOCK reprints, and my Moon Knight reprints, too.


> > Damn you two are long-winded. I have had college level courses where the professors put less thought and effort into their lessons. I feel we dissenters have been a little unfairly labeled and lumped together. Sure, there are a lot of impulsive, unlearned folk that rip the current comics and creators for stupid or unfathomable reasons, but there is a number of bloggers that seem to lap up whatever is served to them and call it great for no logical reason that I can see.
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> > My biggest problem with the current main creators in the MU is completely altering the personality of characters and disregarding continuity whenever it isn't conveniant. One of the things that floored me when I started buying these things over 30 years ago was the creative vastness of the MU and how it all at least loosely tied together. That to me was cool and showed a lot of brilliance. It seemed to me that the entertaining inclusive world that Stan sheparded is now some sort of closed off castle where the peasants are screaming for something of substance and the royalty says let them eat cake.
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> I would like to know, what were some of these stores that you say you enjoyed as being interconnected? Having started reading in 1984, I missed all of the 60's, all of the 70's, and half of the 80's, so I do not have first-hand knowledge of how well Marvel did the interconnected/continuity thing after their legendary Silver Age. My impression is that it was strong all through Roy Thomas's heyday, and I know it was strong under Jim Shooter.
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> One of the things I love Marvel for these days is their copius reprints. I love the Essentials TPB's. As a kid I was always happy to get my hands on reprints of the stuff I'd missed. I loved my WARLOCK reprints, and my Moon Knight reprints, too.

I am too lazy to go digging for specifics and really what I was talking about was the general overall care taken in a somewhat cohesive universe. This could mean little things such as "This story takes place before Amazing Spider Man #161" Or maybe referencing a villans last appearance and who he fought and so forth. The general feeling was that the writers and editors legitimately cared about the product as a whole and your enjoyment of it.
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