Fred W. Hill
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Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The reference to "Lee, Ditko & Heck" in that big red arrow blurb brings up the question is this one of the first instances (if not the first) at Marvel or DC wherein the cover made a point of giving the names of the creative team that…"
Thursday
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"And one who likely would have been long forgotten if Starlin hadn't re-conceptualized her.  I haven't read what prompted him to do that, but he significantly changed her personality and made her a prominent supporting character in the…"
Monday
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads Thor (Journey Into Mystery 83 and up)
"I like these Tales of Asgard in that despite the fact that Thor is clearly the star and by far the most powerful Asgardian, aside from Big Daddy Odin, Kirby lets Hogun, Fandral and even Volstagg have their moments to shine, even if Volstagg's…"
Monday
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Actually, Madame McEvil had previously appeared in Iron Man #54, just a month before Thanos and Drax the Destroyer made their debuts in that title.  Of course, she wasn't on the cover, which featured Sub-Mariner smacking Shellhead, and…"
Monday
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (AF 15, ASM 1-50)
"After introducing Wyatt, and after meeting up with the Black Panther, Johnny spent most of the next year trying to find a way to get to Crystal and once the Inhumans were freed and Crystal became a regular member of the cast, the aspect of Johnny…"
Nov 9
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (AF 15, ASM 1-50)
"Stan rarely ever mentioned any character's specific age, perhaps the only exception being when Janet Van Dyne turned 21 and inherited a fortune, if I recall correctly.  The events of FF#1 may have taken place during the summer between…"
Nov 9
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (AF 15, ASM 1-50)
"Curiously, Peter's first day at college was in ASM # 31, publication date December 1965, while Johnny's first day was in FF #50, publication date June 1966, or six months after Peter.  Of course, since the chain of events before FF…"
Nov 9
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (AF 15, ASM 1-50)
"Hmm, so was that statement by Betty meant to indicate that she & Peter knew each other from high school prior to Peter starting to sell photos to JJJ?  Maybe she quit shortly after Peter became Spider-Man, perhaps in their Junior…"
Nov 8
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (AF 15, ASM 1-50)
"Steve Ditko famously never showed MJ's face but there was one scene where Betty and Liz meet her and although her face is obscured the rest of her can be seen, very dressed up and with a knockout figure that leaves Betty and Liz both agape --…"
Nov 7
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Yep, Mad comics was first published in 1952 -- it converted to a magazine with issue #24 in 1955 and was part of EC from the beginning and all edited by Harvey Kurtzman.  Ajax Farrell's Madhouse was obviously one of the multitudes of…"
Nov 2
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Did I miss the Lady Liberators from Avengers #83?"
Oct 30
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"If Lucky Duck's electric blanket is hot enough to cook an egg and boil coffee I'd think it'd be cooking him as well!  Elmer Fudd might well have crossed over from Warner Brothers cartoons to finally have some duck dinner, which…"
Oct 26
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Beautiful, well-detailed cover.  "
Oct 24
Fred W. Hill replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?
"Take it as far away as possible!  I thought that show as incredibly lame.  As I recall, one of my brothers must have liked it and there wasn't anything better on any of the other channels so it got left on, unless it coincided with a…"
Oct 22
Fred W. Hill replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?
"I remember those Japanese cartoons when I lived in Long Beach, CA, in 1971-72, along with Super Chicken and George of the Jungle."
Oct 22
Fred W. Hill replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 59 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Three--Marvel Makes the Scene
"I recall seeing the Marvel Super-Heroes cartoon in '66/'67 -- it would have had to have been prior to April 1967 when we moved to Japan and I would only have been 4 years old at the time but despite the crude animation my little kid former…"
Oct 22

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What are your five favorite comic characters?
Spider-Man, Howard the Duck, Sandman, the Thing, Swamp Thing.

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