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    Default Interesting characters of the 60s

    I imagine the reason no one's started this thread yet is because so very many of everyone's favourites were from the 60s it's hard to narrow down the list. But I'll just mention a few particular stand-outs for me:

    Doctor Strange
    Dormammu
    Umar
    Clea
    Eternity (if that counts as a character - more like an idea, really)
    The Black Panther
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    OMG, the Marvel U alone will take up a lot of pages.

    That, and the Batman tv show had publishers scrambling to put together their own colorful characters to grab some of that Pop Art marketshare for themselves.
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    "...so Hitler sends Iron Jaw's son to America to get revenge on Crimebuster." S.H.

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    Well if we limit the Marvel characters to characters that are actually original to the 60s--the list could be a lot shorter

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    Since my last post seems to have stunned everyone here into near-paralysis, how about the characters introduced in Joe Simon's "Harvey Thrillers" during the late 1960s: Bee-Man; Spyman and Magicmaster (both created by Jim Steranko); Pirana; Jigsaw; Jack Q. Frost; Wallace Wood's Miracles, Inc. and the indescribably Oddball Tiger-Boy?

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    Naming Marvel characters is too easy.

    T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.
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    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
    Hawk & Dove
    Aqualad
    Donna Troy
    Doom Patrol
    Metal Men
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    Janus Stark

    I would so love to buy an anthology. Sadly, none exists. Superb character.
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    Seriously, I'm curious why the sight of underground comix seemed to kill this thread. I know that many of you only consider superheroes from Marvel and DC to be legitimate comic characters of note, but if you've never read Crumb or Shelton, you're really cheating yourselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Shaw! View Post
    Seriously, I'm curious why the sight of underground comix seemed to kill this thread. I know that many of you only consider superheroes from Marvel and DC to be legitimate comic characters of note, but if you've never read Crumb or Shelton, you're really cheating yourselves.

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    In my case it's sheer ignorance: I just don't know much about them and thus don't have much to say in response, other than that I do intend to fill this hole in my comics reading one of these days. Crumb, certainly, but I don't want to stop there. Any recommendations (specific collections, etc) you'd care to pass on?

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    It's really that the 60s had so many interesting characters--verrrry interesting (as Arte Johnson used to say)--that it's hard to know where to begin listing all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Shaw! View Post
    Seriously, I'm curious why the sight of underground comix seemed to kill this thread. I know that many of you only consider superheroes from Marvel and DC to be legitimate comic characters of note, but if you've never read Crumb or Shelton, you're really cheating yourselves.

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    Crumb and Shelton seem popular with people who dont read comics. People who read those books at school (as reprints in 90s) would never be caught dead reading a super hero comic (or any comic for that matter) but they would read Crumb and Shelton. Maybe thats it? Content appeals to a wider and sometimes different audience to "regular" comics readers
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    I give Crumb credit for having a unique style, but it's so ugly that it hurts my eyes.
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