Chris Fluit's News posts – September 2011 Archive (4)

Famous Failures

DC’s new 52 is one of the most ambitious endeavors in comic book history.  While I wish them all of the success in the world, the launch has also got me thinking about the other side of the coin.  Namely, failure.  So here, for your reading pleasure, is a short overview of some of the famous failures in comic books.

 

1953

 

Superman was…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

Retro-Review: Marvel Team-Up (1977)

This is supposed to be a high point for team-up titles in general and Marvel Team-Up in particular.  This was the year that Chris Claremont and John Byrne worked on the series, which led in turn to their magical pairing on Uncanny X-Men. In retrospect, these issues reveal the limitations of a team-up title more than the possibilities.

            Before Claremont and…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 18, 2011 at 8:41pm — 7 Comments

Retro-Review: Spider-Man versus Wolverine (1986)

It’s been 25 years since Marvel published the Spider-Man versus Wolverine special.  In some ways, it feels very much like a product of its time.  However, in other ways, it’s timeless.

The bulk of the story takes place in Berlin.  As a reference point, this is several years before the Berlin Wall was torn down when Berlin was still on the frontlines of the Cold…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 8, 2011 at 9:52pm — 8 Comments

A Continuity Checklist

DC’s new 52 debuts in earnest next week.  Justice League #1 was this week’s appetizer.  Next week, the real experiment begins.

            It’s been interesting to watch the reactions since this ambitious endeavor was initially announced.  At first, there was an equal mix of cynicism and enthusiasm.  That tells us more about fandom- and humanity in general- than it…

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Added by Chris Fluit on September 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

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