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Nose Norton

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Superman's Pal

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Subj: Re: Marvel's Flashback Minus Ones
Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 at 06:58:10 pm EDT (Viewed 377 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel's Flashback Minus Ones
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 at 04:50:11 pm EDT (Viewed 386 times)


      I've been revisiting (and visiting for the first time) Marvel's -1 books which were coverdated for the summer of 1997.

    The only ones I picked up related to titles I was already collecting like Generation X, can't remember any others.

Same here. The only books I picked up at the time were the Spider-Man books (of course there were like 5 of those).


      First of all, these books had a hand in starting the untraditional numbering of comic books, which I've grown to hate. I know stuff like Tales To Astonish becoming The Incredible Hulk happened but after all the #0's and #-1's, all the reboots and returns to the old numbering have taken the magic out of anniversary issues. But anyway...

    Zero issues became big. Image had a hand in it when they jumped all their single-digit books forward to #25 and then back again, just a little preview of things to come. DC topped it with issue #1,000,000 of every title.

Wizard was to blame for this phenomenon, too, with Zero and 1/2 issues. I was ok with it back then. I just hate what it has become.