"I absolutely loved Detective #440. The reprints were what really made those 100 pagers. So many great old characters that I loved like Johnny Quick, the Vigilante and others I discovered through those comics. "
"I didn't get to read the whole thing as it came out, but I did see a lot of the chapters as they were published., including the most important one, the finale. I specifically remember a sequence where someone tried to kill Paul Kirk by running…"
"Somewhere in my house on one of my bookshelves I have the Gold Edition which includes the dialogue free final Goidwin/Simonson Manhunter story, set in Gotham City as Batman and the GCPD attempt to track down a rogue clone(I think Goodwin passed…"
"The only Marvel Essential I bought was the HtD volume. There is a panel I noticed (still haven't re-read the whole series) that sticks in my mind. Some other-worldly image was printed (in the original comic) in color ink with no black linework.…"
"Let's talk format...
ESSENTIAL: When I read HtD for the first time, it was (mostly) in "Essential" format,which includes Annual #1, Treasury Edition #12 and G.S. Man-Thing #4-5 as well as #1-27. What it does not include is Fear #19…"
"This time through I've taken note of how much fun Gerber has with the language.
For example, this bit of narration...
"Leaping from parapet to parapet paripatetically, the daring assassin flees the scene."
...or this bit of…"
"I've always thought that theory was entirely poppycock, like the notion Charles Xavier and Magneto were written as avatars for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. or kid sidekicks are there to give the reader somebody to relate…"
"Yeah, I agree.
I think, on Howard, Gerber was doing [Marvel imprint] Epic before Epic existed. Howard could easily be a stand-alone satire wholly separate from the Marvel Universe proper. It's kind of an odd duck (pun obviously intended) in the…"
"Nevada struck me as a thin reed to hang a series on from a book that should never have seen the light of day: Steve Gerber's "Dreaded Deadline Doom" issue, which was 20 pages of making excuses for why he didn't write a story that…"
"I know I read the Howard the Duck MAX series when it was out, but I don't remember a thing about it.
I read the original run, including the black-and-white issues. While everyone sings Steve Gerber's praises and say he's the…"
Hello Mr. Jackson. You offer an interesting idea of "the four just men" as maybe-inspiration of the Joker's crimes in Batman #1. So, what do you think, where does that pirating-radio-to-send-threat-idea in 1940 comes from? Thank you very much
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