Its pretty much all the one's mentioned in my signature!
(disregarding the awful mini's both had at the end of their original runs)
Star Wars Legacy
GOTG (vol 2, DnA era)
Suicide Squad (though the new 52 revival of it is pretty good so far)
Comics still reading: Floppies- Saga, Daredevil. TPB- GI Joe ARAH, 6th Gun, Hawkeye, Usagi Yojimbo. DC is unreadable...
Zatanna, Zatanna, Zatanna! In the hands of Paul Dini or someone else who really gets the character. And classic Zatanna, not this New 52 mutant.
Also Harley Quinn with the Kesel and Dodson creative team.
Ego Ipse Custodes Custudio
Jim Starlin's Dreadstar
Steve Ditko's Shade, the Changing Man
Ostrander and Ferry's Heroes for Hire
The Post Zero-Hour Legion of Super-Heroes
Dave Cockrum's Futurians
The Avengers (no matter what anyone says, ever since Bendis took over, whatever Marvel has been publishing, hasn't been Avengers. I haven't been able to read a decent Avengers comic, since the Austen run, and it was pretty bad back then. Hickman is doing better than Bendis, but it's still not the Avengers.)
As a comics history nerd, statements like this bug the crap out of me. Is it REALLY a bigger change than, say, the Seigel/Schuster Superman to the Weissinger Superman? Or the Wein/Cockrum/Claremont X-men restart?The Avengers (no matter what anyone says, ever since Bendis took over, whatever Marvel has been publishing, hasn't been Avengers. I haven't been able to read a decent Avengers comic, since the Austen run, and it was pretty bad back then. Hickman is doing better than Bendis, but it's still not the Avengers.)
But I gotta say - in my heart of hearts, I think Spider-Man stopped being Spider-Man when Ditko left.
And, okay, nobody but Jack Cole wrote the real Plastic Man.
And, as I may have mentioned a time or thirteen, all post-Marston interpretations of Wonder Woman were - judging from a purely objective standpoint mind you - wrong, wrong, wrong!
And any issue of the Avengers that doesn't have the Hulk dressed as a clown pretending to be a robot juggling elephants is, by comparison, a spectacular failure barely worthy of a footnote. (If *I* had Cei-U's job, the history of the Avengers would be one panel. With an asterisk "*And a bunch of other crap happened. Whatever.")
So, emotionally, I see your point.
MarkAndrew at Comics Should Be Good
All my life, my Great Dream has been to grow a triangular head - Roy Thomas
Man there are too many to name all of them off the top of my head.
"It is wrong to assume that art needs the spectator in order to be. The film runs on without any eyes. The spectator cannot exist without it. It ensures his existence." -- James Douglas Morrison
And thank you for that, kind sir.So, emotionally, I see your point.
Queen & Country
Poison Elves (only due to the creator's death)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
For me, Miracleman.
And more recently, the book that reeked of awesomeness and is the reason I went back into a comic shop, The Exterminators.
Although, I'll agree with John Aston 'Queen and Country' was rather good!
I think it would have been cool if the whole trade paperback phenomenon and book distribution would have been born much earlier that it could have been available to some of the indie-comic companies back in the 80s like First, Eclipse, Comico, etc. so they could have built up a back listthat would have helped kept their lines going.
So many of the really classic titles on those companies were great, but they really would have benefited being able to build to a much better conclusion.
These are good examples, but there were others.
I know Adam Strange was a mini, but that should really at least be an ongoing feature somewhere.
Last edited by hondobrode; 05-17-2013 at 04:14 PM.
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