"I like the fact that the Warriors Three all had distinct personalities in addition to distinct looks.
I enjoyed the Silver Surfer's first series. You probably have a point about the Surfer needing someone to talk to, but his concept…"
"I liked a bit of the mixing as long as the other Asgardians were still involved and I certainly didn't mind that Donald Blake's appearances were very few and far between in the '70s. As a character, he was too much of a cipher…"
"This makes me think of the Hal Jordan Green Lantern. He was also divided between Earth adventures and villains and space adventures. Personally I preferred the Earth stuff. Later he had father-son problems with the Guardians at a later date."
"I wonder if readers preferred "Thor, Prince of Asgard" to "Thor, Super-Hero"? The book has always fluctuated between the two with complaints if it went too long in either direction. Thor was the champion of both Earth and Asgard,…"
"I think of Thor Annual #2 as a sort of transition from "Tales of Asgard" to modern stories. I read this sequence not too long ago and that's how I read it. I've been reading some Thor lately, too, in the #160s."
"Nice to see this thread active again, John! I got this issue in somewhat less than mint but still intact and readable condition about 25 years ago. Not really a classic but still enjoyable and it may have some significance as the first…"
"I'm also glad to get back to this thread.
I was struck by the beauty of the top panel on page 10, showing the four heroes facing off against the four, well, jerks. Their very different looks and sizes are very well defined. I've…"
"THOR ANNUAL 2 (1966)
"If Asgard Falls .."
Scripted in Solemn Splendor by: STAN LEE
Illustrated in Idealistic Imagery by: JACK KIRBY
Delineated in Delicious Delicacy by: VINCE COLLETTA
Lettered in Living Luminescence by: SAM…"
"There are several groups on facebook for selling comics. I recommend going this way. Much less of a headache than eBay imo, and you should get more in most cases for your comics than a typical LCS would give you (sometimes a bit more,…"
"I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that these DC Wal-Mart 100 page books are not available in Canada, which is a shame. We have the Marvel digests published by Archie at the drug store I work at (Shoppers drug Mart, largest pharmacy…"
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.