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Questions for the board about re-reading projects

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Comics Round Table members - we want your input!

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New reprint collection line for DC?

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John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"Out of all the "Old Order Changeth" stories, Avengers #181 is my second favorite, with the original in #16 being the best of the bunch for being so ground-breaking.  The first time, smack dab in the prime of the Silver Age, you just…"
19 hours ago
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"After Gerry used him in the first few issues of Spectacular Spider-Man, Tarantula appeared in an issue of Captain America not long after and then wasn't used again until Roger Stern brought him back in 1982 in ASM 233.  Stern made it clear…"
Mar 19
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"A few late thoughts on ASM 134 & 135: - The Tarantula is not very interesting.  Aside from the spiky boots, he has no powers, so he should not give Spidey much trouble.  Certainly not as much as he gave Spidey in this story.  -…"
Mar 19
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"I believe you may be thinking of World Color Press in Sparta, Illinois."
Mar 19
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"I thought the Giant Sized issue with Dracula was ok.  I think it was a good idea not to have Spidey and Drac interact and that Peter having a chance encounter with him instead worked fine.  I don't think think having the doctor turn…"
Mar 19
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"I don't own it either :) I don't know why I didn't remember it last night but Marvel doesn't own the Doc Savage rights and hasn't for a very long time.  DC's first Doc series was in 1987!  And when DC printed…"
Mar 19
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"Was anyone else surprised that Marvel reprinted this issue in Essential ASM in 2004, given that up until recently Shang-Chi reprints were practically unheard of?  The next issue with Doc Savage has never been reprinted to the best of my…"
Mar 18
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"I found this rather enjoyable.  Sure, it's got the cliche of the misunderstanding fight, but I think it works here.  Fu Manchu is a master manipulator, so to have him plan it out that both Spidey and Shang-Chi think the other is a…"
Mar 18
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"Heads up for Richard's next discussion, Giant-Sized Spider-Man #1:  if you don't have the original, it's reprinted in Essential Spider-Man Vol 6."
Feb 28
John Dunbar (the mod of maple) replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"Richard, I feel the same way you do about Giant-Size Super-Heroes #1 - it doesn't quite work.  I wonder if a two part story meant for the regular ASM title was crunched into this 24 page story, or conversely, an 18 page done-in-one got…"
Feb 28
Luke Blanchard replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads Iron Man (Tales of Suspense 39-99)
"I think the movement of Kirby's art in that direction may have been played down for a period by the inkers, to the art's benefit. Joe Sinnott supplied a slick finish; Vince Colletta Colletta-ised his shadows and…"
Feb 23
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads Iron Man (Tales of Suspense 39-99)
"It was rather amazing how fast KIrby could draw a story, and usually very well, although IMO his artwork looked much better in the mid-60s when the number of pages he was drawing each month was reduced.  His style did take a turn for the…"
Feb 22
Ronald Morgan replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads Iron Man (Tales of Suspense 39-99)
"One of the many comics that disappeared from my collection over 30 years ago so I couldn't check it to see if there was a reason given. I just remember his Iron Man looked odd, not like how he looked in early Avengers issues. Kirby was…"
Feb 22
Fred W. Hill replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads Iron Man (Tales of Suspense 39-99)
"The explanation, which I recall being in the credits, was that Colan got very sick after finishing those two pages and quick-draw Kirby finished it for him."
Feb 22
Ronald Morgan replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads Iron Man (Tales of Suspense 39-99)
"I'd say the oddest was the grating (a cooling system?) he briefly had on his back. Seems like it would be easy to break into his suit through that, even just using a hose to short circuit him. Only time I saw it was in the Suspense/Astonish…"
Feb 22
Richard Mantle replied to John Dunbar (the mod of maple)'s discussion John Dunbar re-reads Iron Man (Tales of Suspense 39-99)
"I loved this period of Iron Man - AND the amendments to his armour.....although the later 'nose' was probably an amendment too far..!"
Feb 22

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 11:46am on February 11, 2010, Larfleeze said…
Thanks for the invite!
At 9:41am on June 9, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, John.
At 5:20pm on June 9, 2011, Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said…
Happy Birthday John
At 4:26pm on September 16, 2012, Tracy of Moon-T said…
Congratulations on Moderator!
At 3:13pm on June 23, 2013, Richard Mantle said…

thanks for the invite!

 

At 11:25pm on June 25, 2013, Detective 445 said…
Hey John. How've you been?
At 10:14am on August 18, 2013, Philip Portelli said…

Hello John,

I may be out of line here but in regards with your exchange with Mark, we both know how he feels about Marvel now. We've both know that his opinion has not and probably will not change though I hope it does. Despite previous advice, I have no doubt that he will continue to comment on how "evil" the Marvel heroes are whenever he can.

However, he has had some medical problems and he has left here before thinking no one wants him here. That's something that I am hoping to avoid. I'm not blaming you for ANYTHING, let me make that clear. I am only trying to prevent another round of the same debate that apparently caused hard feelings before.

You won't change his mind and challenging him about it will only make him defensive, as past interactions show us. If steered clear from the topic of Marvel's Post-Civil War period, he seems happier.

Anyway, that's my two cents. Again I'm not faulting you at all. Merely trying to keep the peace, as they say.

With all respect and best wishes,

Philip

At 12:21am on September 2, 2013, Julian Gift said…

Hello John. Thank you for the invitation for friendship. What comic books are you reading?

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