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Subj: Re: Yeah, Marvel was worse
Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 at 08:45:31 am EDT (Viewed 154 times)
Reply Subj: Yeah, Marvel was worse
Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 at 11:32:54 pm EDT (Viewed 16 times)

    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.

For me it was Thunderbolts which came out just around the time I graduated high school I think. That was the only Marvel book I was really into in 1997.

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