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  1. But hasn’t… My Little Pony I mean, been around for a long time before the recent "revamping"? So it’s mixed age!
  2. It might be, but I do not even recall when Image started. At any rate, it was a big influence in "going downhill" for the established publishers. See Marvel with the New Mutants trashing/X-Force launch.
  3. You’re right my bad, it’s his second story arc.
  4. FYI: Thor #163 is the first appearance of Pluto.
  5. Spot on about the Owl, especially his character. My opinion is that Miller, however, twisted Daredevil too much. And he did not get at all the character of the Gladiator, which he turned into something other. I never liked his acclaimed Daredevil much, I have partially read it as an adult but did not enjoy. Even if it was quite a departure as well, I preferred Ann Nocenti's tenure, at least to some point. Kingpin is sordid, you’d never have figured him betraying Vanessa, but with Typhoid Mary, Nocenti managed to make this work. P.S. Apologies for the thread derailment, KCOComics!
  6. I do not collect Daredevil, but this has been among the first issues I decided to have (I had strong memories of buying it in italian as a teenager in the 1980s and was impressed by the unusual story). Also #6 (first Mr. Fear) and the first Gladiator. I have a coverless #3 for the Owl. BTW, in italian they decided to go full red since the beginning, and this was the result (DD #4 also among the few I kept in italian edition):
  7. If one thinks about his powers, and also about Mr. Fear's powers, you can easily see how intriguing these two villains are as Daredevil's foes. Not that the Owl or the original Gladiator are not, so to speak, but Mr. Fear and Killgrave have been underappreciated for sure. «The Purple Man's body produces chemical pheromones which, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin, allow Killgrave to control others' actions, as long as he is physically present. These abilities can overwhelm most, but sufficiently strong-willed people, such as Doctor Doom and Kingpin, have been able to resist its influence, and Daredevil has been able to resist Killgrave as the powers rely on full sensory manipulation, Daredevil's blindness hindering the amount of input he receives and making it easier for him to resist what he picks up.» (from Wikipedia)
  8. It’s underappreciated for sure: in my opinion Killgrave is the finest Daredevil villain among the earlier issues. The further adventures where he appears are underappreciated as well. Great grab Dave!
  9. For many reasons I would never consider anything past 1979 as "Bronze Age", but here you have to see how Moderators consider the Age divisions. "Modern" also implies a heavy change in conception(s), so it would even be harder to pinpoint, IMO.
  10. I believe it’s also a problem posed by the "mandatory" computer coloring. If Marvel (or whoever else) asks for a piece to be "clean" to allow room for computer coloring, then the artist can either say yes or refuse the work. And it’s downright bad. Almost as political correctness.
  11. That’s very nice of you Jimmers, but I see that just in case some 1944 issues can be found. They seem less scarce than the Everyday Astrology wartime magazines with the cool Schomburg covers (and BW inside illustrations).
  12. I was about to grab it… LOL Not seriously, but I was tempted. Very cool!
  13. I have listed on eBay a few Marvel italian editions – including third editions of ASM #129 and AF #15, and an early Sgt. Fury from 1966 and a first edition Cap #117-118-119, some are auctions: Thanks for looking!
  14. Ahh… Matthew – the starter of everything, LOL!