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Reverend Meteor

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thuggernaut

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Subj: Re: DC was really good in the 90s!
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 at 11:48:48 am EST (Viewed 209 times)
Reply Subj: DC was really good in the 90s!
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 at 05:34:25 pm EST (Viewed 316 times)




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


I thought Flash, Robin and Superboy were pretty good.



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    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.



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    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).


I was a big fan of New Warriors and Thunderbolts. Oh and X-Men 2099 even though I dislike most X-books.



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    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.



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    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.


I think DC made unpopular decisions in the 90's. Marvel made BAD decisions.