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Subj: Re: Cult followings and the characters you wish were still around...
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 07:40:44 pm EST (Viewed 90 times)
Reply Subj: Cult followings and the characters you wish were still around...
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 02:41:28 am EST (Viewed 154 times)
SPIDERGIRL is DeFalco's best. I was never a fan of his THOR or FF.
It hit #100. That's saying something. It's little compensation, naturally.
I still haven't found one to sample. Is MS MARVEL the other Marvel comic you get?
Quasar - though NOVA is seeing to the continued career on Wendell Vaughn. I thought QUASAR was a great book (at least in the writing dept.) kept alive with increasingly frequent and interrupting crossovers - and art that seemed to get suckier just about every issue.
NOVA is one of the finest of MU books these days, and ideal for bringing back folk like - will you look at that? - Darkhawk, the Serpent Society, Wendell Vaughn... I hope it's blasted sales improve!
I like JMS' THOR - and TWELVE - but not his SPIDERMAN or FF.
Well, Quasar was sort of marginalised in the 90's - a book with all its old fashioned points stood out like a throbbing sore thumb, and couldn't distinguish itself quite the way Waid's CAPTAIN AMERICA and FLASH did in that blood-on-the-floor age of Big Guns and Bigger Breasts. QUASAR had little or no luck with artists once Greg Capullo found a market drawing SPAWN... Mark Gruenwald seemed to enjoy writing QUASAR as though it was a DC book coming out of Marvel. Barry Allen from DC appeared - of course he had the name Buried Alien.
Other obscure characters I enjoy: they prolly have a cult following of zip...
Darkoth, Razor-Fist, Brynocki, the Prime Mover, Nekra... But these are villains.
I really enjoyed Mantis in the 70's when she was... unexplained. A bit like Elektra in DD and the Black Orchid at DC. Since she's been Cotati-green and "powered", she hasn't seemed even half as intriguing. Still, I look forward to picking up GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - which has another dwindled-to-a-cult star, Adam Warlock.
From the 70's: Jack of Hearts, White Tiger, Man-Thing, Howard the Duck, Shang-Chi, WBN Werewolf, Dracula for some more...
Hopefully Dracula's CAPTAIN BRITAIN appearance will rival his last decent appearance in the pages of DOCTOR STRANGE (by Roger Stern, Dan Green and Terry Austin.)
Reading: Just about ready to kiss the delightful SUPERGIRL SHOWCASE vol. 2 goodbye and wait for the next one. After reading AVENGERS VS JLA, I've been enthused into tackling AVENGERS ESSENTIALS vol. 4 (by Roy Thomas and with the Kree/Skrull War, Squadron Sinister and Squadron Supreme) again and the early Jim Shooter AVENGERS (approx. #155-168) issues with Nefaria, Graviton, Ultron and the Grim Reaper, drawn by John Byrne in his prime, Perez and Sal Buscema. Also: USE OF WEAPONS by Iain Banks.
Listening: Flamenco. It's sitting in the computer by chance and there's no reason to dig it out yet.
Flicks: SUPERMAN RETURNS.
Doco: THE FOG OF WAR. Watched it about twelve times now.