Randy Jackson
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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New reading project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Jackson Oct 15. 5 Replies

R. I. P. Chadwick Boseman

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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"I'm going to try to work it in to my everyday vocabulary, as I have with "cromulant." Might come in handy during Thursday's debate."
3 hours ago
ClarkKent_DC replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"That's one of those odd bits of dialogue I've read out of countless thousands of comics that still stays in the brain. "
3 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"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…"
8 hours ago
ClarkKent_DC replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"Sure. I've always thought of Howard the Duck as an indie/underground comic that somehow got published by a major publisher. "
yesterday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"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…"
yesterday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"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…"
yesterday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"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…"
yesterday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"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…"
yesterday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
""Howard the Duck" is the link. It works for me. I just read it. I think you hit both the highlights and the lowlights, Mark. I'm not familiar with Nevada. I may seek that out."
yesterday
Randy Jackson replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"Got the link Mark? "
yesterday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"Thanks for the heads up, Mark. I will definitely read it."
yesterday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"One of my better blog entries is devoted to Howard the Duck (along with Nevada and Howard the Duck MAX). You might enjoy it, Jeff."
Monday
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Randy Jackson Re-Reads Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck
"I am currently re-reading Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck for the first time (that is, I'm reading it in its entirety for the second time over all). I always enjoy comparing my current opinion to my past self's opinion, and so far…"
Monday
Randy Jackson replied to Randy Jackson's discussion New reading project
"I have no desire to tread on someone else's active projects, do I would defer to John if that's his preference. "
Oct 15
Richard Willis replied to Randy Jackson's discussion New reading project
"The solo Human Torch stories (later in the run teamed with the Thing) ran from Strange Tales #101 to #134, so there were exactly 34 half-book stories. John Dunbar was hosting the thread "John Dunbar re-reads AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (AF 15, ASM…"
Oct 15
ClarkKent_DC replied to Randy Jackson's discussion New reading project
"Let's see ...  I never had any interest in Thor (the character) or Thor (the title) until the Walt Simonson run, so the Lee/Kirby run goes right to the bottom of the list and Simonson near the top. Lee/Ditko Spider-Man? Before my time, and…"
Oct 14

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 1:25pm on March 28, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Randy!
At 10:52am on November 19, 2017, Olivier Marti said…
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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