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Subj: Re: DC was really good in the 90s!
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 at 01:09:27 am EST (Viewed 262 times)
Reply Subj: DC was really good in the 90s!
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 05:34:25 pm EST (Viewed 329 times)

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It's a meme that comics sucked in the 90s, but I don't think it's totally accurate.

The meme is really a shorthand that Image comics, and it all it represented, sucked. Secondly, it reflects that Marvel was pretty terrible in the 90s after a stellar 1980s. Avengers and FF were moribund, Spider-Man was bogged down in the Clone Saga and X-Men, while still uber popular, was a franchise that was about to be milked to death.

The only immediate greatness that I can think of for Marvel in the 90s was MARVELS and the successful 1998 relaunch of Avengers (both by Kurt Busiek).

As for DC, it certainly wasn't perfect. It had gimmick covers and was dominated by the mega-event and "death of" syndrome. DC went over the cliff in the 90s with the Electro Superman arc, IMO.


BUT. . .to my recollection there was still a baseline quality and vitality to DC comics in the 90s and it's not ANYWHERE as bad as Image and Marvel were at the time.

Whadya think?

Saying that 90's DC was better then marvel or image really isn't saying much.

They all had th ir problems, including the holo-foil covers, and the so called whock and awe events.

Death of Superman
Reign of the Supermen
Knightfall also called Knightfall
Azrael as batman....
And of course the worst of them all.....Emerald Twilight


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