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Any SICKies here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnD May 5. 10 Replies

I never read any of the MAD magazine knockoffs of the sixties. However, in recent years I got a little curious about SICK, the magazine that provided most of Joe Simon's daily bread in that decade.…Continue

Significant Comics Serials or Concepts since 2000

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Phillips Jan 14. 8 Replies

I quit buying comic books on a regular basis in 2005, having reasoned that I had so many that I could never reread even the ones I liked more than once.But of course the medium continued to develop,…Continue

ELSEWORLDS (2018)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ClarkKent_DC Dec 19, 2018. 17 Replies

Here's my review of the recent ELSEWORLDS event. Anyone else have thoughts on it?_____…Continue

ASGARD// EARTH X QUESTION

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Willis Oct 17, 2018. 1 Reply

While re-reading Marvel's EARTH X collection, I noticed that writer Jim Krueger advanced the idea that originally the gods of Marvel-Earth were a race of shapeshifters who took on the personas of the…Continue

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Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"I like the "Hulk got scared" explanation better than the official one."
May 30
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"Thanks for the link. Nevertheless, I think this reasoning is fallacious: "Livanos: The story of the film is, Carol doesn’t even know that she’s Carol. Carol starts out thinking that she’s a member of the Kree Starforce,…"
May 30
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"The thing I like best about Cap's time-trip is how it spits (heh) in the cornflakes of all the fans who wanted a "Stucky" relationship in the MCU: that is, a Cap-Bucky hookup. I don't have anything about wild fantasizing with…"
May 13
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"I was making fun of the fact that, to the best of my recollection, the name "Captain Marvel" has not been voiced outright within either of the character's two film appearances."
May 13
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"There were assorted things I liked about the movie, but on the whole it's much weaker than INFINITY WAR. I think it's because the people behind the cameras knew that they were going to make a buttload of money no matter what they did, so…"
May 10
JohnD replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I remember reading SICK as a young teen, feeling more than surprised that I was allowed to read it, given that one of the ongoing strips featured a naked woman that was always strategically posed to avoid being explicit (hey, I did say I was a young…"
May 5
ClarkKent_DC replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I vaguely recall SICK as being a MAD knockoff that shared space on the newsstands with Cracked and Marvel's knockoff Crazy, but I don't remember actually reading an issue. "
May 4
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
May 4
Gene Phillips replied to The Baron's discussion Am I the Only One?
"My memory is that both movie and TV westerns remained popular through the sixties, and that both waned in the seventies. Movie reviewer Pauiline Kael was quoted as asserting that the "maverick cop" subgenre of Dirty Harry more or less…"
May 3
Gene Phillips replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I tried GCD but I think the first time I entered "Arnold." I found it with "Arnoldo," but as I said not much of SICK has been catalogued. It does look like he was only known for cartoons in various humor mags. The "superhero…"
May 3
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"...I bought sis gair amount off the stands in the Seventies, IIRC, complety?? after Simon had ended his connection with the title. I remember a 60s back of Sick issue I bought during the Seventies, whose cover showed the Sick mascot character and…"
May 2
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I took a look through Behaving Madly and The Sincerest Form of Parody (both anthologies of MAD immitators) but Sick wasn't mentioned. the only place I found reference to it was The Best of Simon & Kirby, which featured an essay ("Sick…"
May 2
Richard Willis replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"My first search was for a penciller with the name "Arnold," which only turned up a single reference to Arnoldo Francioni. I just repeated the search for a penciller named Arnoldo Franchioni. It turned up a full page of references to…"
May 1
Captain Comics replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I looked in all of my usual venues for online scans of Sick, and didn't find it anywhere. The best I can add to the body of knowledge so far are the issue descriptions at mycomicshop.com. That should help with creator research, at least."
May 1
Richard Willis replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I never read Sick, but I tried looking up a penciller on GCD and found one reference to: Arnoldo Franchioni [as Francho]"
Apr 30
Captain Comics replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"Wow, Gene, you have certainly nailed an area of ignorance for me. Now I'm curious. If I can find anything out, I'll post it here."
Apr 30

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