Love the column, love the comics. Will Scalped get a bad ass, Sandman style omnibus? Hope so. I would love to see this series in a jumbo format. Also, Im reading DMZ in trade, so I got vol. 9, Avengers Academy is better than it should be, rivaling Morning Glories. Im liking Memoir, got issue #2 today.
Enjoyed the column. I have, at last count, 130 longboxes and about 20 magazine boxes. All full to the brim. I started buying in the mid-sixties and have complete runs of most Marvel super-heroes, as well as the best of every other company.
I agree that the overall quality level of comics is higher now than ever. However, I am very disappointed with today's Marvel super-heroes because most of them are unrecognizable to me. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, etc., have different personalities and different costumes than the characters I've lived with since the sixties. I have no emotional investment in these new permutations. Who are these guys? And what happened to the characters I grew up with? I feel like contemporary Marvel and DC heroes are from an alternate timeline -- not the "true" heroes.
I also can't name five current artists that I love as much as, say, Neal Adams, Gil Kane, John Buscema, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, Reed Crandall, John Severin, Al Williamson, Gene Colan, Murphy Anderson, Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, etc.
In fact, most all of today's superstar artists can't tell a story nearly as well as the Silver Age's second-tier artists like Marie Severin, Herb Trimpe, Nick Cardy, and Sal Buscema.
Yeah, I'm bummed that Cap book got downgraded from series to miniseries to oneshot.
Originally Posted by wyldb
Did you get the TacoBell IronMan comic that comes with a kids meal? 11 pages of Iron Man vs MODOK by Brian and Scott.
I have to agree. Atomic Robo is awesome! If aren't reading it, you should definitely check it out. The first 3 trades are on Comixology and are pretty cheap.
I've got all 4 X-Men #1 covers, aw yeah!! My retirement nest egg.
Nice to see a few mentions of Atomic-Robo here. Didn't know about the Iron Man comic. Going to have to find it. Thanks for the info. And yes very disappointed about the Cap book.
Originally Posted by Rollo Tomassi
Best time for comics
I believe that any time period in which a fan, reader or collector considers to be enjoyable to be the best era for comic books. It is a subjective assessment of personal choice, it is an pleasure factor, and that is inherently an individual choice.
That is also to me why reading and collecting comic books is such an enjoyable hobby of mine. And why I can confidently recommend it for anyone.
Lord of the Air
Strikeforce: Morituri. Hells yeah.
Marvel- revive Morituri and put Jason Aaron on it please. I'll buy 2 copies.