"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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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