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Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion Stan Lee deserves huge credit for gIving hope to the marginalized
"Yes, and Lee certainly influenced many other writers who helped expand the field in the 1970s, such as Thomas, Englehart, Gerber, McGregor, O'Neil, just to name a few, which, in turn, allowed for even more innovative writers such as Moore,…"
Sunday
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion Stan Lee deserves huge credit for gIving hope to the marginalized
"Wow!  Great column, Captain!  I was certainly one of those lonely kids, terrible at sports and very introverted, when I latched onto Marvel Comics in the late '60s -- those mags spoke to me in a way DC comics never did, and Stan had…"
Sunday
Fred W. Hill replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Stan Lee 1922-2018, R.I.P.
"Wow!  Great column, Captain!  I was certainly one of those lonely kids, terrible at sports and very introverted, when I latched onto Marvel Comics in the late '60s -- those mags spoke to me in a way DC comics never did, and Stan had…"
Saturday
Fred W. Hill replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Stan Lee 1922-2018, R.I.P.
"Although I didn't start collecting comics regularly (as in getting several titles regularly every month, or nearly so) until 1973, I came to love Marvel Comics when I was six years old in 1968 and quickly came to associate Stan Lee with the…"
Wednesday
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Daredevil' Season 3 mixes and matches stories from the comics
"Great rundown, Captain!  Haven't followed Daredevil since about 1987 (when I seriously curtailed my comics collecting), not too long after the Born Again epic.  Many aspects of the Netflix series I recognized from Miller's runs…"
Nov 10
Fred W. Hill replied to Richard Willis's discussion Daredevil Season 3
"Last Saturday night, a couple of friends and I stayed up to about 2 a.m. (which was really 1 a.m. due to the Daylight Savings Time switcheroo). By then we'd gotten up to episode 12 but decided to hold off on the final episode 'til later in…"
Nov 9
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Daredevil' Season 3 mixes and matches stories from the comics
"Great rundown, Captain!  Haven't followed Daredevil since about 1987 (when I seriously curtailed my comics collecting), not too long after the Born Again epic.  Many aspects of the Netflix series I recognized from Miller's runs…"
Nov 9
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The cover art looks like a weird mix of Jack Kirby & Bob Kane, clearly a crude attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Batman tv show as well as Marvel Comics (and maybe get a few "kids" who remembered the original Captain Marvel…"
Oct 31
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Clearly Jim Starlin liked the sparkle-effect Ditko added to Captain Atom's flight path, which Starlin added to Captain Marvel after the Kree's "Metamorphosis" in C.M. #29."
Oct 13
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Covers featuring dogs, apes, horses and other animals; a death of a prominent character; insect/arachnid themed heroes; feline-themed heroes & villains; knights; skulls; heroes swinging from rooftops, etc.; covers in which the logo was made part…"
Oct 5
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Something about Dr. Double X's costume makes me think the biggest danger he'd pose to Batman would be that old Bruce might bust a gut laughing at that extremely silly looking costume.  And the name isn't quite the sort to fill a…"
Oct 2
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion Prep for 'Iron Fist' Season 2 with the best Iron Fist stories
"Strangely or not, I only got into Master of Kung Fu and Iron Fist after the kung fu fad had mostly faded, circa 1977.  Admittedly, part of it was that I had a somewhat bigger allowance and thus more money to buy more comics than in…"
Sep 29
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion Prep for 'Iron Fist' Season 2 with the best Iron Fist stories
"Got at least a few of the original Iron Fist series and most of the Power Man/Iron Fist run and usually it was entertaining enough.  Watched the last 3 episodes of the 2nd season of Iron Fist last night with a couple of friends.  Some…"
Sep 28
Fred W. Hill replied to Chris Freiberg's discussion The World's Strangest Heroes... The Doom Patrol!
"I've read about the similarities between the Golden Age Comet and Cyclops too, Luke, but then the eye-beams was also just one of Superman's various powers, although he had absolute control over his eye-beams.  I have a hunch both…"
Sep 18
Fred W. Hill replied to Chris Freiberg's discussion The World's Strangest Heroes... The Doom Patrol!
"Even before DP, however, Goodman had given Lee orders to come up with variations of the FF & Spider-Man, which became X-Men and Daredevil, which were supposed to have come out in the same month and would have if Wild Bill Everett hadn't…"
Sep 17
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"My feelings are a bit mixed too, Philip.  Bucky's WWII death, itself a retcon in 1964, was one of those little touches of realism that Stan & Jack, et. al., added to their fantasy-filled stories that made them more meaningful. …"
Sep 17

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

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