"Thanks Richard. What I should have added to my statement "Today, I view Shooter's 2nd stint on the book through a much different lens" is this - I have much fonder feelings for his first run. I feel like the earlier stint…"
"Today, I view Shooter's 2nd stint on the book through a much different lens. I had nothing of his work to compare it to in the early 80's, but now I've read his first Avengers run, some of his LSH stories, and other work he has…"
"It's stories like this that made the Kingpin a much better villain for Daredevil than he was in ASM. For the fight scene depicted here to work, either the Kingpin has super strength, or Spidey does not have super strength or his Spidey…"
"As many of you know, I've been trying to replace my Silver Age and other pricey books with shelf-worthy hardbacks, so I can sell those back issues for good money before I get hit by a tornado or something.
(I'm not joking. A tornado DID…"
"“Marvel isn't reprinting Marvel Classics #1-12 because they no longer have the rights to the material, which wasn't generated in-house.”
Ah, I did not know that. That is certainly the explanation. Thanks!
I happen to have the…"
"I recently stumbled across a hardback printing of their Treasure Island issue. I previously didn't know they existed. I thought it was so well done that I purchased back issues of the She and War of the Worlds ones. Nice adaptations."
"More on Pendulum Press:
It's described on Wikipedia as a children's education publisher, and was founded by David Oliphant, whose name is familiar but Wiki has nothing and I can't remember who he is/was. He hired Vincent Fago, the…"
"By a happy coincidence, I have five issues of Marvel Classics Comics on my desk: #2 (Time Machine), #3 (Hunchback of Notre Dame) and #4 (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea). When I recently went though them, I thought that they were European reprints…"
"I may have an answer for you.
The first 12 issues of Marvel Classics weren't produced by Marvel -- they were reprints from a publisher named Pendulum Press. Pendulum produced a great many one-shots (most, but not all, literary adaptations) from…"
"MARVEL CLASSICS: There is a solicitation in the January issue of Previews (solicited for August release) which has left me scratching my head. Remember the Marvel Classics Comics line from the ‘70s? They were like Classics Illustrated, but I…"
"They've changed the trade dress of some of the more recent ones I've purchased, as well. I thought the difference might have been changing from Silver Age to Bronze, but if they've changed it for GA Superman v1 they're just…"
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.