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Subj: Re: New banner! Busiek and Perez - How great were they?
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 at 02:52:44 pm EST (Viewed 186 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! Busiek and Perez - How great were they?
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 at 05:57:38 pm EST (Viewed 210 times)

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Started in 1998 so it's our era. For the purposes of this thread, go ahead and talk about the whole run, even the 21st century parts.

My favorite part was the Perez art. He was great. Probably the best there ever was at depicting many characters on a single page.

I also liked the size and variety of the cast. I mean, Two Gun Kid! Awesome.

Sadly this post got buried, but I'll give it a shot.

I wasn't much of a Marvel reader, I had read some Spidey and FF as a kid and recently had read McFarlane's Spider-Man and some X books. I had gotten into a few Image titles and so when Heroes Reborn was announced I jumped on it. And it mosty sucked, but somehow I kept with those 4 books up until Heroes Return. I got the first issue of each and jumped off at that point. But I liked Avengers #1 and I just kept reading it.

Yes, the Perez art was one of the main draws to that book. But this is where I got to know Busiek. He seems to be a fan of continuity, of recognizing what went before and making use of it in a new story, which speaks to my fanboy mentality. It also made me familiar with a whole bunch of Avengers related characters that I didn't know anything about. I can't sit here and recount specific stories, because it all blends together. I actually don't remember a lot of the run, so that must mean something, but I remember liking it. This is when they brought back Wonder Man in his ionic form, right? And Triathalon became a big deal. I actually remember the Avengers Forever maxi-series a little better, with it's time-travel continuity porn. The weird war between Kang and Immortus who were actually the same person, right? And somehow the Kree Supreme Intelligence was involved.

I stuck with the book even after that team left, up until Disassembled. I followed New Avengers for a while, it was certainly a different book and while not entirely bad, wasn't great either.

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