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 Posted:   Dec 20, 2012 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Dear Abby, even though batman is my #1, every other superhero in my top 5 is from marvel. does that make me a horrible person?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2012 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



As Smiley would say:

"Only until you Make Marvel Numero Uno, effendi - Imperius Randy!!!"

big grin

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

There are No Coincidences

Rom, Spaceknight. (sans armor)



Bill Mantlo, writer of ROM's 75 issue run.



Mantlo managed to take a sow's ear and make a delightful purse from it. A lame toy and potentially disatrous merchandise licensing crossover project became a cult hit. I never read ROM during it's run though I was aware of the book, which had art by Sal Buscema and Steve Ditko, but it was the ill-fated writer, Bill Mantlo, who was the heart and soul of this book. Give it a chance, True Believers; I am pleasantly surprised so far.

Without a doubt, Bill Mantlo is ROM

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Neo, have you read this?

Vince Coletta letter to Marvel Comics after the firing of Jim Shooter.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2010/06/marvel-editorsyou-are-droppings-of.html

And a rebuttal of sorts:

http://www.povonline.com/notes/Notes050507.htm

 
 Posted:   Feb 6, 2013 - 7:16 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm baffled at how people's nerddom doesn't carry over to comics around here.

This question bears repeating. People here love the X-Men, Spider-Man, and Iron Man films but do these people even read comics? Or is it a matter of people simply not reading, period? Are the audiences for comics and those who like super-hero movies and cartoons vastly different?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2013 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Phelpsie, "ill-fated" rarely had more relevance than when Mr. Mantlo was tapped to take over after

's original tempestuous professionally-personal flame-out at the House of What Useta Be Marvel during the late 1970s.

His first words in the letters page was something along the lines of "I'm not Steve Gerber" but he forgot to add no more Impossible Mission wink existed than eradicating or supplanting the Glorious Gadfly Fowl's creator

So twasn't surprising the mag itself descended into publishing purgatory not soon after.

As to that, our favorite title by Mr. Mantlo



had an intriquing premise and incisive art yet failed to ever really catch-on:



 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2013 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

anybody else here , still have their Merry Marvel Marching Society membership memorabilia?

i cherish it
i will never part with it.

"nuff said!
bless you Stan and gang
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2013 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Too bad you didn't have 'em



in Trinity triplicates, Bruce-O ...



mannn, yu could make out like that famous mexican wink bandit



on Ebay and retire right now with your harem of Eyetalian wimmen!!! big grin

smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2013 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Nero, my heartfelt thanks for the ongoing altering of this thread's title and including your appreciation of Bill Mantlo. It should also be noted that he had a stellar five-year run as writer on The Incredible Hulk, which yours truly grew up reading. It's an era in the comic's history that has become quite well regarded with the passing years. Mantlo and artist Sal Buscema worked together on both Hulk and Rom and are one of the most underrated writer-artist tandem's in comic history. The fact that their collaborations concurrently spanned two books makes their accomplishments all the more impressive.

Another Mantlo note: he autographed the exalted "No Prize" for those given on his books as a genuine token of thanks. Mantlo seems like a class act all around.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2013 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

De nada, amigo - 'cept for one thing:

who's this Nero bloke?!

 
 Posted:   Feb 7, 2013 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

LoL! It's what an iPad thinks is "Neo"!

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Triplicates is right Neo!
Judging by EBAY prices i could do very well but....

is it worth $250 ( the sale price of a MMS set) for a lifetime of irreplaceable memories?

not!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2013 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Irving Forbush!

so that's Neo's REAL name.
!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Reading through some Amazing Spider-Man comics recently (#174-180) I was starting to agree with those say that early '70s Marvel was a mess. Everything from the merry-go-round of Editor-in-Chief to the messy and scratchy art that dominated Marvel's "flagship" books was really a letdown from the Stan and Jack (and Company) Era. The often vilified Jim Shooter does deserve at least some credit for turning things around though I have tons of criticism for his reign, too. Every era has its good points but I think the bllom is off the rose for a lot of 1970-75 Marvel.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2013 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Five Years Ago Today Department:



One of our Magnificent Seven Greatest Writing Influences



and ALL-TYME Favorite Comics Writer Passed on No Longer Trapped Inna World He Never Made
... wink

frown

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2013 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



[ As long as I live, I'll never know another writer who will touch my life in the same way Steve did. A unique friend, collaborator, and mentor. A man whose mind worked in ways so amazing and awesome - in the most literal, dictionary-definition sense of that word - that having the simplest of conversations with him was an enriching, mind-expanding experience.



No one else I've ever known thought -- much less wrote -- like Steve. He was incomparable and irreplaceable, and I'll miss him forever.] - Martin Pasko.



wink

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Archie Goodwin (1937-1998) remembered by Peter David.

http://www.peterdavid.net/2012/10/29/remembering-archie-goodwin/

X-Men writer Chris Claremont considered Archie Goodwin (along with Louise Jones) the best editor he ever worked for. Goodwin is also one of the best authors of the Star Wars--gotta mention Star Wars-- "expanded universe", having written for the Marvel comic and the daily newspaper strip which featured art by the great Al Williamson.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Thought that Neo, Gary S., and the other few comic book denizens around here might be interested in this:



"TwoMorrows Publishing is proud to debut our newest magazine, COMIC BOOK CREATOR #1 (84 FULL-COLOR pages, $8.95) devoted to the work and careers of the men and women who draw, write, edit, and publish comics, focusing always on the artists and not the artifacts, the creators and not the characters. Behind an ALEX ROSS cover painting, our frantic FIRST ISSUE features an investigation of the oft despicable treatment JACK KIRBY endured from the very business he helped establish. From being cheated out of royalties in the ’40s and bullied in the ’80s by the publisher he made great, to his estate’s current fight for equitable recognition against an entertainment monolith where his characters have generated billions of dollars, we present Kirby’s cautionary tale in the eternal struggle for creator’s rights."

http://www.twomorrows.com/media/ComicBookCreator1Preview.pdf

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Thanks for the heads up Jim, I'll have that.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Archie Goodwin (1937-1998) remembered by Peter David.

http://www.peterdavid.net/2012/10/29/remembering-archie-goodwin/

X-Men writer Chris Claremont considered Archie Goodwin (along with Louise Jones) the best editor he ever worked for. Goodwin is also one of the best authors of the Star Wars--gotta mention Star Wars-- "expanded universe", having written for the Marvel comic and the daily newspaper strip which featured art by the great Al Williamson.



You know as a kid I could never figure out why Nero Wolfe's right hand man was editing comic books on the side. smile

 
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