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Unstable Molecule

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Iron Man Unit 007

Subj: Re: Were the 90's kinder to DC than Marvel?
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 01:37:15 pm EDT (Viewed 142 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Were the 90's kinder to DC than Marvel?
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 12:25:39 pm EDT (Viewed 12 times)

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DC did have some good things but also some shock and awe sales gimmicks

Death and Return of superman

Knightfall and Azrael taking over as Batman

and the worst: Emerald Twilight

I thought Knightfall was an amazing story. It was the aftermath (with Azreal as Batman) that was awful.

When things started getting bad in the 90's, I was down to just Spider-man, Batman and Sandman (with a bit of some other Vertigo titles - Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man, etc.). I quit Spider-man after Maximum Carnage - it was just getting too grim. I quit Batman after Knightfall. And I quit comics altogether after Sandman concluded, not coming back until JLA/Avengers.

I wish I could answer your questions, but aside from the brief 90's Batman titles (the awesome Norm Breyfogle days as a standout), I was never really a DC guy. I would say there was some permanent damage done to some of Marvel's franchises in the 90s. The X-Men were never as cool again. Venom, Carnage, Wolverine and Ghost Rider became eye-roll-worthy. The FF's glory days never really returned after the late 80's. The Avengers were abysmal, although Busiek/Perez restored them to glory very quickly.

And a lean, silent figure slowly fades into the gathering darkness, aware at last that in this world, with great power there must also come -- great responsibility!
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