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  1. I was one of the lucky kids who didn't ever get...

    I was one of the lucky kids who didn't ever get to see the horrible TV show until well after I stopped collecting the toy line. Instead, I based all my MotU playtime on the fantastic mini-comics...
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    I was stunned at how beautiful this book is. The...

    I was stunned at how beautiful this book is. The art is worth any wait Benetiz wants us to make.
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    SPX reviews on Twitter

    Please check out my twitter reviews of cool stuff I got and seminars I attended at SPX, the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD.

    My twitter feed

    This event was huge!
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    Poll: Also be sure to check out "Mantlo: A Life in...

    Also be sure to check out "Mantlo: A Life in Comics," a fund-raiser/retrospective of his career by David Yurkovich.
    You can get it at Wowio here.
    Current Hulk writer (I think he's still writing it)...
  5. Rogue

    Hah! I didn't even know she lost them!
    Haven't read much X-Men in the last decade and a half, so I've missed a few plot developments.
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    I gave Ardden's comics a try...

    I gave Ardden's comics a try, and thought they were pretty darn good. The art isn't exactly typical Flash Gordon, but the dialogue really rocks.
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    Poll: I go for the "Olympic Swimmer" look over the...

    I go for the "Olympic Swimmer" look over the "Captain Ahab" look any day.
    I just hope they don't ever decide to give him a swimcap. ... Or shave him totally bald.
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    The Fox feature was pretty good, and so was the...

    The Fox feature was pretty good, and so was the Shield. Definitely look for these in the discount bins.

    I can only hope that Archie considers taking another stab at these on their own. Perhaps...
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    I always thought of "Quantum Leap" as a...

    I always thought of "Quantum Leap" as a re-skinned "Deadman" series.
    I hope they think that too!
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    I wouldn't say it was "a source" it was more of...

    I wouldn't say it was "a source" it was more of me saying "What the heck? These are the best characters they could pick? What about (Character A) or (Character B)? And why in the world doesn't Marvel...
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    The top 10 and beyond!

    So if I was going by the current Marvel content, which includes comics, TV, film, video games and merchandise, I would make this the list:


    Spider-Man
    Hulk
    Iron Man
    Captain America
    ...
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    Poll: Don't forget Jack!

    Yes, without a doubt Bill Mantlo is my favorite writer of Marvel past. However, you forgot to mention one of his greatest creations -- JACK OF HEARTS!...
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    I've loved him ever since I read "Peter Parker...

    I've loved him ever since I read "Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man" No. 54. Loved him as the Smuggler. Thought it was interesting that he kept changing names and seemed more of a sad sack...
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    Why can't Marvel make good comics anymore? Back...

    Why can't Marvel make good comics anymore? Back in the 1970s, those comics were good. Spider-Man was fighting real villains like Green Goblin and Big Wheel. Now we've got a stupid goblin wannabe and...
  15. As far as recognition level, ability to carry a...

    As far as recognition level, ability to carry a title, brand awareness and public knowledge, this is how I'd make my list:


    She-Hulk
    Storm
    Spider-Woman
    Invisible Woman
    Spider-Girl
    ...
  16. Cloud always creeped me out as a kid. I kept...

    Cloud always creeped me out as a kid. I kept wondering if Avengers: The Initiative was going to reveal that Cloud 9 was actually Cloud. There was a similar "lost" feeling to both characters that I...
  17. Wow, great thread, folks! You guys are doing...

    Wow, great thread, folks!
    You guys are doing almost exactly what I've been doing in a blog series I've been running for years now.
    It's called "Relocating the Marvel Universe," and it essentially...
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    Amen to that! Now the company line is "Every...

    Amen to that!
    Now the company line is "Every third trade paperback is someone's first trade paperback ... and we don't give a shit about that one making any sense either!"
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    Accursed double post!

    Accursed double post!
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    First off, thanks to all those who posted some...

    First off, thanks to all those who posted some interesting Indie links. I've got a lot of exploring to do!

    I don't buy too many new comics nowadays. I don't mind picking up DC or Marvels that are...
  21. Behind the comic-book ad: Record Club of America

    I moved to York, Pa., about 12 years ago, and my wanderings through the area lead me to an interesting discovery: This was once the headquarters to the Record Club of America, a company that...
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    I get this kind of question from my non-comic fan...

    I get this kind of question from my non-comic fan friends all the time, so I sat down and wrote a "Suite 101" article about comic values. It's meant to be an outsider's approach to figuring out what...
  23. I'll tell you what, I'm very tempted by that...

    I'll tell you what, I'm very tempted by that Zodak figure!

    In regard to the mini comics, I often wonder if professionally done comics of that size could be sold super cheap. You know, like at a...
  24. Good news, but I can't afford the MotU-Classics...

    Good news, but I can't afford the MotU-Classics line from MattyCollector ... or is this a new retail toyline by Mattel? I can't tell from the story.
    I love the minicomics, and I've even reviewed a...
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    I'll tell you, I love the idea of a phonebook...

    I'll tell you, I love the idea of a phonebook sized anthology. I know CrossGen tried it, but those stories weren't really written with an anthology in mind, and that created a lot of confusion for...
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