Fred W. Hill
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Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"And the Bronze Age Vision looked a heck of a lot like the Golden Age Vision, rather intentionally according to Roy Thomas, if I recall an interview I read correctly.  During his run on the Avengers, he wanted to bring back the original Vision…"
Apr 18
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I loved the Frog of Thunder yarn.  It even seemed very much the sort of prank the mythical Loki would have played on the mythical Thor. "
Apr 10
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"But Dr. Strange appeared on the cover of their 2nd lp, Saucerful of Secrets, and was referenced in a lyric in the song Cymbaline on the Soundtrack to the Film More (a relatively obscure album of songs from a far more obscure film which would be all…"
Mar 26
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The covers to Sgt. Pepper, With the Beatles and Abbey Road are all top contenders for most parodied album covers ever.  Sgt. Pepper might just be in the top slot."
Mar 21
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Fowl but hilarious.  HtD was one of my favorite comics back then."
Mar 19
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"And I got it when it was new on the comics racks at the Navy Exchange at NAS Lemoore, CA!  HtD had quickly become one of my favorite comics after I discovered it, with the 4th issue.  Alas, had missed the first 3 issues and his appearances…"
Feb 22
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"With either coloring, that Billy the Kid as drawn looked nothing like any of the photographs of the historical William H. Bonney or Henry McCarty (his birth name) and seems highly unlikely to have ever worn anything similar to the style of clothes…"
Feb 13
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Given Perez's obvious talent and the amount of excellent work he had already done prior to that Crisis cover, I'd certainly give him the benefit of the doubt about the similarities between that cover and Byrne's X-Men cover, although…"
Jan 25
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"The art within that first issue of Tomb of Dracula is Colan, who did the entire series, but the cover art itself is credited to Marie Severin and Neal Adams."
Jan 1
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Guess Stan figured a Ka-Zar who ruled a magical kingdom in Antartica full of dinosaurs from over 65 million years ago and ancient mammals that went extinct about 10,000 years ago somehow co-existing made for something more exotic and a bit less…"
Dec 30, 2018
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Yep.  Most comics companies of the era, particularly after the CCA was created, didn't allow for much creative freedom for their artists & writers and tended to be very formulaic.  To my understanding, Charlton allowed more than…"
Dec 15, 2018
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"In Batman's case, it can't really be said that he was taken from his creators' intentions as to my knowledge Bob Kane was very much involved in these sort of zany stories involving bizarre aliens and that had little to do with Batman…"
Dec 14, 2018
Fred W. Hill replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"A bit funny thinking about Stan's rise to fame & fortune, becoming one of the most famed comics writers by the 1960s when he was in his 40s but still hardly known outside of comics fandom, and in the early '60s he was balding and…"
Dec 4, 2018
Fred W. Hill replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Seems since Lee & Kirby revived the concept with the same superhero name but different alter ego, background and setting, no one felt it was worth the bother to use the original character and figure out how he might be linked to both the new…"
Dec 4, 2018
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion Stan Lee deserves huge credit for gIving hope to the marginalized
"Yes, and Lee certainly influenced many other writers who helped expand the field in the 1970s, such as Thomas, Englehart, Gerber, McGregor, O'Neil, just to name a few, which, in turn, allowed for even more innovative writers such as Moore,…"
Nov 17, 2018
Fred W. Hill replied to Captain Comics's discussion Stan Lee deserves huge credit for gIving hope to the marginalized
"Wow!  Great column, Captain!  I was certainly one of those lonely kids, terrible at sports and very introverted, when I latched onto Marvel Comics in the late '60s -- those mags spoke to me in a way DC comics never did, and Stan had…"
Nov 17, 2018

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Spider-Man, Howard the Duck, Sandman, the Thing, Swamp Thing.

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