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JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA: The Detroit Era

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas yesterday. 101 Replies

Justice League of America Annual #2 (12/84)Writer - Gerry Conway Editor - Alan Gold Penciller - Chuck Patton Inker - Dave HuntCover Art – Chuck Patton & Dick Giordano…Continue

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff of Earth-J on Monday. 1200 Replies

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”There are some interesting threads on this forum, already, covering issues of Marvel’s early series – ‘re-reading’’ of the Avengers and Journey into Mystery/Thor…Continue

AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."

Started this discussion. Last reply by ClarkKent_DC on Tuesday. 1876 Replies

AVENGERS. “And There Came Another Day…”There are some interesting threads on this forum, already covering issues of Marvel’s early series – ‘re-reading’’ of the Avengers and Journey into Mystery/Thor…Continue

Okay Axis Here We Come! The Complete Invaders!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff of Earth-J 10 hours ago. 1075 Replies

A ‘Giant-Size’ beginning, 41 regular issues ,one Annual, from the 1970s, a follow up 4-issue mini-series and some significant tales in Captain America and Namor before a mini revival in the new…Continue

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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Richard Mantle's discussion Okay Axis Here We Come! The Complete Invaders!
"“It's an interesting mystery but it does need to be cleared up fairly soon please!” It will be. “Is Namor's advisor Machan imaginary? Is he an Atlantean? Or is he the grandson of Randall in some way?” Keep…"
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Richard Mantle replied to Richard Mantle's discussion Okay Axis Here We Come! The Complete Invaders!
"Invaders (v3) 03 (03/19)Writer - Chip Zdarsky Art - Carlos Magno & Butch GuiceEditor - Tom Brevoort Cover Art - Butch Guice & Romulo Fajado Jr I'm a fan of the new grown-up Bucky/Winter Soldier and I really enjoyed his solo struff so…"
14 hours ago
Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas replied to Richard Mantle's discussion JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA: The Detroit Era
"IIRC, it had become common usage for some of the higher profile books at this time.  It may have began with the Wolfman-Perez New Titans."
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ClarkKent_DC replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"Not quite. Gene Colan inked his own pencils for the first issue and Vince Colletta inked the second, Tom Palmer came aboard with issue #3 and inked the next four, then Ernie Chan did issue #8, Colletta did issue #9, Jack Abel did #10 and #11, and…"
Tuesday
Richard Willis replied to Richard Mantle's discussion JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA: The Detroit Era
"Was this the first time creators' names were used in this way on a cover? It has become standard today."
Tuesday
Luis Olavo de Moura Dantas replied to Richard Mantle's discussion JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA: The Detroit Era
"About the creator names over the title... I would think that Gerry Conway, at the time, was fairly well-known as the creator of Firestorm and a reliable workhorse of DC.  If nothing else, his name would clarify to readers what to…"
Tuesday
Richard Willis replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"Tom Palmer was Colan's best inker. Tomb of Dracula was, I think, 100 percent Colan/Palmer."
Monday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"As with your Avengers discussion, I find myself one issue behind. (I read Spider-Man #156 over the weekend.) “(kind of like a foreshadowing of a Mirage - or am I reading too much into it?)” Uh… that one. “Aunt May catches…"
Monday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"I am still with you, Richard, still reading along, but, as I mentioned in my comments for #205, I am finding this run to be a real slog. I read issue #206 over the weekend; I hope to read #207 before you post about #208. Under normal circumstances…"
Monday
Richard Mantle replied to Richard Mantle's discussion JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA: The Detroit Era
"Justice League of America #253 (08/86)Writer - Gerry Conway Penciller - Luke McDonnellEditor - Andy Helfer Inker - Bill WrayCover Art – Luke McDonnell & Kyle Baker    “Pyre""For the first time -- The Origin of…"
Monday
Richard Mantle replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"Exactly."
Monday
Richard Willis replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"The story opens with Spidey diving into the Hudson river and using his spider-signal (yay!) as a torch in an attempt to find...the Spider-Mobile!! Since at various times the authorities have been after Spidey for murder, robbery and other crimes,…"
Monday
Richard Willis replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"Looking it up, I found it on the "Marvel Directory." The name Shadow Realm was also used in Marvel Spotlight #4 (1980) in a Captain Marvel story, apparently reprinted in Captain Marvel Masterwork Vol 6. Somebody with access to all of these…"
Sunday
Philip Portelli replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. “Once More With…”
"Doctor Octopus is at his most charming here and we see why May is attracted to him. He even tries to make peace with Peter.  "The Ghost of Hammerhead" is an odd pick for the bad guy. If he is immaterial, he can't hurt anybody,…"
Sunday
Philip Portelli replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
""Warriors of the Shadow Realm" was the title for the Weirdworld series from Marvel Super Special #11-13 in 1979. This was a serious dip in quality as a mismatched Gene Colan couldn't play to his strengths here. I had my one…"
Sunday
Richard Mantle replied to Richard Mantle's discussion AVENGERS. "And There Came ANOTHER Day..."
"Avengers #207 (05/81)Plot - Bob Budiansky - script- Danny Fingeroth Penciller - Gene Colan Inker - Dan GreenEditor - Jim Salicrup Cover Art – Gene Colan & Dan Green    “Beyond A Shadow..." Gene Colan turns in a…"
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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 11:53am on June 22, 2013, Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said…

Welcome, Richard! We're glad you're here!

At 4:08pm on June 22, 2013, Figserello said…

Welcome, Richard! Feel free to add to any discussion, or start one of your own.

At 4:59pm on June 22, 2013, John Dunbar said…

Welcome!

At 3:47pm on June 30, 2013, Philip Portelli said…

Thank you for the kind words, Richard. They really made my day! I am very grateful for the amount of interests in my threads, though the success of the JLA/JSA ones are surely due to the affections we have to the subject not my meager commentary.

If you are interested, I have several sub headings: "I Was Wondering", "Silver Sightings" and "Fan of Bronze".

Great to have you here and thanks again!

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