"The last year and a half of the Lee/Kirby FF run was really weak, not just in plots but dialogue. We know Kirby had made a conscious decision to back off on new ideas but Stan seemed to be losing interest as well. Maybe Jack's departure shook…"
"In the Fall of 2018 my wife and I moved from Michigan to southern Ohio. Typical snowfall in the Detroit area was 36" - 48" per winter, in the Cincinnati area it is 11" per winter. After years of driving in snow storms and navigating…"
"A great story and a wonderful tribute to your late friend. I had to smile at your mention of bootleg video tapes. A little over a year ago my wife and I sold our home and moved to a condo as we were about to retire. Downsizing meant getting rid of…"
"Roger once again proves to be a valuable ally, although finding out that Thor has only known Melodi for a week would not have inspired much confidence in him as they enter the realm of their adversary."
"I like the idea of Thor teaming with a mortal who provides a major assist in fending off the attacking enemy. This storyline has a dark undertone to it that I am not used to seeing in a Thor comic. Norse-noir ?"
"A great song performed by one of the greatest singers of all time. There was something oh so comforting in the way Bing delivered his songs - especially the Christmas numbers.
Merry Christmas to all!"
"With his knowledge of Norse mythology, Walt's handling of the supporting cast is one of the stand out features of his run. Odin, Frigga, Balder and the others become much more fully realized characters. Up to this point Balder was Brave and…"
"My apologies Randy. My previous comments were made after reading 342 and 343 back to back and I conflated the two storylines. My comment on the cover and splash page was aimed at #342; the rest was in regards to #343.
It only proves how good these…"
"Terrific cover for #342 and a great splash page depicting the hall at Valhalla. I thought it was a nice touch with Thor asking Odin to power up the old viking so he can go out in a blaze of glory rather than die of old age.
I enjoyed this one - how…"
"Like Randy, I am most familiar with Corben through his early Eighties work in Heavy Metal. At one time I had a copy of Fever Dreams, an underground comic written by Jan Strnad with cover art and one story illustrated by Corben. It was an interesting…"
"A few years ago I started a re-watch of Star Trek in production order. Mid-way through season two I stopped for one reason or another and just recently picked up where I left off. I am actually looking forward to watching season three as I have seen…"
"I took my second break from comics in 1981 so I missed this entire run of Thor when first published. One of my first purchases when I returned to comics reading in 1992 was The Very Best Of Marvel Comics - a TPB that reprinted stories selected by…"
"No CGI is an important factor here. With films based on such a fantastic theme, having real actors in costume and actual physical sets adds a realism and grittiness that makes you feel you are there. I never got that real feel with the newer movies."