Fred W. Hill
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Fred W. Hill replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"Yeah, this story had me gripped all right.  High drama and goofy comedic moments and bad science and all.  In hindsight, Conway was putting in a lot of clues but as of reading this issue when it was brand new off the racks, I still had no…"
Jul 9
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Dark Phoenix' didn't have emotional power of the comics -- nor could it
"Of course, with very popular comics characters very rarely is there an actual end to the story and the rare exceptions are where the creator of the character either owns him or has enough clout with the actual owner makes the decision to end the…"
Jul 6
Fred W. Hill replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Marvel References in a DC comic
"The Dial B for Blog site entry on the Secret Origin of the Fantastic Four relates the similarities of the FF to Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five.  But as the Commander points out the basics go back centuries and what really matters is how well…"
Jul 6
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Dark Phoenix' didn't have emotional power of the comics -- nor could it
"Expert analysis, Captain!  Although I liked the film, but from my point of view the characters hadn't been built up enough so that we knew their personalities and how they felt about one another.  The worst is with Scott Summers, who…"
Jul 6
Fred W. Hill replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion Why Is Acceptance So Important?
"Joining in, I know circumstances vary for all of us.  In my case, I was a Navy brat with two younger brothers -- one, Terry, just 10 months younger than me, the other, Donald, 6 years and 4 days younger.  Terry & I both got into comics…"
Jul 6
Fred W. Hill replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"I got this when it was new but had missed the previous issue -- a gap I didn't manage to fill until about a decade later.  Anyhow, this was a fun read, the whole drama of the "return" of Gwen, the comedic take-down of the Scorpio…"
Jul 5
Fred W. Hill replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"This was an era when I was collecting the Avengers more out of habit than enjoyment.  It wasn't just the average or below-average art, as I'd really enjoyed Englehart's run even when the art wasn't so good.  The main…"
Jun 27
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Severin was one of the original Mad artists even if he wasn't quite as well known for his comedic art as were the other early main EC stablemates Wally Wood, Will Elder, Jack Davis and Harvey Kurtzman, at least not until he became a mainstay at…"
Jun 8
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I still have that mag, in one of my boxes."
Jun 5
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Of course they couldn't really have the Marvel Daredevil vs. the Lev Gleason Daredevil, at least not in any mag published by Marvel, although I recall them having a friendly competitive dialogue in a cartoon drawn by Michael T. Gilbert for the…"
Jun 3
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Lorne Greene's Ringo was a big hit in the same year some other guy named Ringo had quite a few big hits, albeit with a little help from his friends.  Ok, maybe a lotta help!  But he was a Starr."
May 23
Fred W. Hill commented on Commander Benson's blog post Deck Log Entry # 85 Cap's Kooky Quartet (Part 1): A New Broom
"Joining this conversation late, but having initially read reprints of Avengers starting from about issue #10 in Marvel Triple Action in the early '70s, and most of the other early issues from other sources much later, one thing that stood out…"
May 3
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Obviously, artist Gil Kane recycled his design of this monster for that of the Abomination a bit later, with a few modifications, including smaller stature."
Apr 27
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"And the Bronze Age Vision looked a heck of a lot like the Golden Age Vision, rather intentionally according to Roy Thomas, if I recall an interview I read correctly.  During his run on the Avengers, he wanted to bring back the original Vision…"
Apr 18
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I loved the Frog of Thunder yarn.  It even seemed very much the sort of prank the mythical Loki would have played on the mythical Thor. "
Apr 10
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"But Dr. Strange appeared on the cover of their 2nd lp, Saucerful of Secrets, and was referenced in a lyric in the song Cymbaline on the Soundtrack to the Film More (a relatively obscure album of songs from a far more obscure film which would be all…"
Mar 26

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Spider-Man, Howard the Duck, Sandman, the Thing, Swamp Thing.

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