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thuggernaut

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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Yeah, Marvel was worse
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 11:32:54 pm EDT (Viewed 15 times)
Reply Subj: Were the 90's kinder to DC than Marvel?
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 08:21:25 am EDT (Viewed 15 times)

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I've been rereading some 90's DC comics lately and they don't seem nearly as awful as 90's Marvel.

I just remember a lot of awful stuff from Marvel in the 90's...The Crossing, Onslaught, the clone saga (well ok I liked some of that), Heroes Reborn, Liefeld's X-Force, the Punisher, Ghost Rider etc


From what I can tell DC had some fun books in the 90's: Flash, Nightwing, Robin, Birds of Prey, Superboy, the reboot Legion (well I liked them). Granted it sounds like there was some bad stuff with Superman, Batman and Green Lantern.

DC was pretty solid in the 90s, from my POV. The biggest weakness was the "Death of" big event phenomena. But a lot of good comic books nearly across the line, from my recollection. It was a pretty tight ship. (Not as good as the 70s or 80s DC Comics, mind you.)

Marvel in the 90s was just X-Men and Spider-Man. The entire Avengers franchise was treated like disposable 2nd and 3rd string afterthoughts. Ditto Fantastic Four.

X-Men books were solid (enough) till around "Age of Apocalypse" and then just collapsed under their sheer weight, continuity, number of books, and market overexposure. Spider-books were also solid (enough), but collapsed when the the Clone Saga went on and on and on. . .revealed Ben Reilly as the real deal. . .reversed that. . .

Then there was the execrable "Heroes Reborn."

To me, Marvel returned in 1998 with Heroes Return and namely Busiek/Perez AVENGERS vol. 3.


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