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WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Willis on Sunday. 6 Replies

They were aimed at roughly the same age group, though some DC titles skewed younger than others. Yet Marvel in the 60s only occasionally indulged in really oddball villains or cover concepts. For…Continue

Any SICKies here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnD May 5. 10 Replies

I never read any of the MAD magazine knockoffs of the sixties. However, in recent years I got a little curious about SICK, the magazine that provided most of Joe Simon's daily bread in that decade.…Continue

Significant Comics Serials or Concepts since 2000

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Phillips Jan 14. 8 Replies

I quit buying comic books on a regular basis in 2005, having reasoned that I had so many that I could never reread even the ones I liked more than once.But of course the medium continued to develop,…Continue

ELSEWORLDS (2018)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ClarkKent_DC Dec 19, 2018. 17 Replies

Here's my review of the recent ELSEWORLDS event. Anyone else have thoughts on it?_____…Continue

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Richard Willis replied to Gene Phillips's discussion WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?
"Stan, Julie and the other editors at Marvel and DC were employees, not owners. Whatever sold well had to be used again and again. When you consider that, it's amazing that they could write/edit high-quality stories as much as they did."
Sunday
Gene Phillips replied to DneColt's discussion Dark Knight III
"So what did readers here think about the completed MASTER RACE? I haven't been hanging out on any comics-forums for the past few years, but I don't get the sense that the book blew fans away. Like some of you, I felt very burned by DKII…"
Saturday
Gene Phillips replied to Gene Phillips's discussion WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?
"Now that I think of it, Stan sought to emulate popular shows like TWILIGHT ZONE. I don't know where i heard it, but it's been said that Julie Schwartz liked the more gimmicky SF-stories he grew up on. Weisinger, the former editor of…"
Saturday
doc photo replied to Gene Phillips's discussion WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?
"The DC editors method of cover first then create a story around it seems like a convoluted approach from the get go with the result being gimmicky/wacky stories. Great covers but major headaches for someone trying to write a sensible story. Another…"
Thursday
Richard Willis replied to Gene Phillips's discussion WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?
"In theory they were going for the same audience. The prevailing opinion of DC upper management was that only very young kids read the books and only did so for three or four years. I don't remember any quotes from Julie Schwartz making fun of…"
Oct 15
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Gene Phillips's discussion WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?
"I think the answer to the question “Why isn’t Silver age Marvel as Wacky as Silver Age DC?” can be summed up in two words: Stan Lee. When Stan Lee ushered in the so-called “Marvel Age” of comics, he famously told the…"
Oct 14
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WHY ISN'T SILVER AGE MARVEL AS WACKY AS SILVER AGE DC?

They were aimed at roughly the same age group, though some DC titles skewed younger than others. Yet Marvel in the 60s only occasionally indulged in really oddball villains or cover concepts. For every Paste-Pot Pete type at Marvel, DC must have turned out twenty goofballs like Egg Fu, the Mod Gorilla Boss, or the Eraser.Julie Scwhartz used to get his jollies by mocking hardcore fans, talking about comics as things you read on the john. Did most DC editors and writers feel that their main job…See More
Oct 14
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"I like the "Hulk got scared" explanation better than the official one."
May 30
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"Thanks for the link. Nevertheless, I think this reasoning is fallacious: "Livanos: The story of the film is, Carol doesn’t even know that she’s Carol. Carol starts out thinking that she’s a member of the Kree Starforce,…"
May 30
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"The thing I like best about Cap's time-trip is how it spits (heh) in the cornflakes of all the fans who wanted a "Stucky" relationship in the MCU: that is, a Cap-Bucky hookup. I don't have anything about wild fantasizing with…"
May 13
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"I was making fun of the fact that, to the best of my recollection, the name "Captain Marvel" has not been voiced outright within either of the character's two film appearances."
May 13
Gene Phillips replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Avengers: Endgame' discussion thread (with spoilers)
"There were assorted things I liked about the movie, but on the whole it's much weaker than INFINITY WAR. I think it's because the people behind the cameras knew that they were going to make a buttload of money no matter what they did, so…"
May 10
JohnD replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I remember reading SICK as a young teen, feeling more than surprised that I was allowed to read it, given that one of the ongoing strips featured a naked woman that was always strategically posed to avoid being explicit (hey, I did say I was a young…"
May 5
ClarkKent_DC replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
"I vaguely recall SICK as being a MAD knockoff that shared space on the newsstands with Cracked and Marvel's knockoff Crazy, but I don't remember actually reading an issue. "
May 4
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Any SICKies here?
May 4
Gene Phillips replied to The Baron's discussion Am I the Only One?
"My memory is that both movie and TV westerns remained popular through the sixties, and that both waned in the seventies. Movie reviewer Pauiline Kael was quoted as asserting that the "maverick cop" subgenre of Dirty Harry more or less…"
May 3

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