"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"The Code was a problem in many ways. OTOH, without the Code the comics would have all disappeared because of the perception of the public and the retailers that they were all bad. If no retailers would carry them they would have ceased to exist.
"I think that today the computerized coloring makes things cleaner in additional to a larger color palette.
Old reprints like Marvel Collectors Item Classics never lined up the red and yellow with the rivets either. This was a big problem back in…"
"Like the Great Refuge appeared in pretty much every major mountain range in the world, and that was while Stan was still writing the stories.
Old reprints like Marvel Collectors Item Classics never lined up the red and yellow with the rivets either.…"
"Stan & the gang were usually pretty fuzzy about geography in these yarns, even into the Bronze Age. And so the Mandarin's castle would be ever wherever they needed it to be for the story, never mind that it looked like it was some…"
"John Dunbar said:
He promises to go to Vietnam and investigate personally. As Iron Man he hitches a ride on a long range test rocket to get there.
So they are firing an ICBM in the direction of China, presumably from the U.S. West Coast. That might…"
"Big deal about replacing the shrinking horns with rivets here, but not a word when the rivets are removed next year and the mask he'll keep until he decides he wants a nose first appears. The change is a doozy? Maybe if by doozy he meant people…"
"But...but...KARATE! KARATE! beats Iron. Everyone knows that. Just like transistors can do anything.
Yeah, this is one of the better ones. It's a shame that they made the choices with the Mandarin that they did, as the karate and the Asian…"
"Tales of Suspense 54 (June 1964)
"The Mandarin's Revenge!"
Written (in his magic Marvel manner) by: Stan Lee / Drawn (in his flaming flashing fashion) by: Don Heck /Lettered (in his smooth subtle style) by: Art Simek
Cover by Jack…"
"I hope you are going to cover GS Super-Heroes #1, for the reasons Richard Willis spelled out. It feels like it is part of the ASM title to me. The Giant-Size Spider-Man title really should have been called GS Marvel Team-Up as all five…"
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.