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  1. 100% serial Batman. Which is both incredible for what it brought to the mythos -- Alfred, the Bat Cave, etc -- but ye Gods watching some poor schmoe whip a heavy wool cape around while trying to hit his marks in a fight scene was...tough to suspend the disbelief for a bit. TCM shows the serials from time to time. Great for a watch.
  2. Work work work. I do love the art from the earlier days of the series.
  3. Always easier at resale to flag for someone it's a weird size rather than explain that it was a weird size but you couldn't be bothered to buy the proper portfolio for storage and instead you cut it down to something you liked.
  4. 14th or 15th what everyone else has said. Mark even expedited a piece to me to get signed at a convention. Top notch.
  5. How has this gotten to three pages with no mention of Mike Allred? For the "who's doing the yeoman's work out there" question, tough to beat Chris Samnee for that imo. Guy just flat out works. Matt Kindt is another I'd throw out there for his watercolor work.
  6. Jason Aaron has done a few drunk Young Thor stories in his recent run on the character. The Thor across eras concept he brought in was genius. Demon in a Bottle is less funny and more sad.
  7. Prelim roughs of Eltingville Club #2, and the finished cover from Evan Dorkin. Evan's lettered pages are filled with adjustments and corrections, and the backs of some pages are littered with head sketches. Lots of cool process in his work.
  8. Mine tends to skew a bit more modern. Secret Warriors #27, Page 7. Nick Fury finally puts Baron Strucker on ice after planning for years to counter Hydra's machinations. Fantastic Four #570, Page 21. From the Solve Everything arc, Reed Richards 616 is introduced to the Council of Reeds, the Multiversal Consortium of Reed Richards' dedicated to, well, Solving Everything. Dork #6, Page 15. The Rending of Boba Fett. After a contentious trivia-off to decide who wins the right to buy the mint condition 12" Kenner Boba Fett, Bill and Josh break it in an argument. One receiving the head, the other the body, kicking off a sub-plot spanning two decades of Eltingville arguments among the worst fans around.
  9. Another hot take for this thread: Sal's my preferred Buscema art-wise. (Well, Stephanie is top of the heap, but we're talking just superheroes at this point...)
  10. I'll take a slightly different spin at this, if only to have a list that deviates a bit from what's come prior. I think the general consensus of an industry Mt Rushmore would be picking nits from about 6-10 names -- Kirby, McCay, Adams, etc etc. So who's the Top 4 for me personally? The ones that delighted me as a kid and wow me today? The ones that have a lot of sentimental attachment and maybe not broad recognition? That makes for a more interesting Rushmore, imo. Those 4, in no special order, are: 1) Paul Ryan. His FF work was seminal for me, and his work for the Big Two during the 90s is a who's who of stories that I deeply love, even if they're not the most well-regarded examples of the medium. 2) Scott Kolins. I know Infantino is the bar for Flash artists, but Kolins is THE Flash artist for me. 3) Tim Sale. Long Halloween. Sure I read the dialogue in Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill's voices, but ye Gods his Batman work... 4) Darwyn Cooke. New Frontier. Parker. The list goes on and on. And gone entirely too young.
  11. Eltingville Club #2 cover. I have a weird love for these four jerks. Evan really went above and beyond on with this issue.
  12. It brings Thanos full circle, book-ending the arc for the character dating back to that early Warlock stuff. I personally find it much deeper than your typical crossover book. It ain't about the heroes, it's all about Thanos. I just read it and pretend Infinity War (the follow-up) never happened.
  13. At the risk of total thread drift, if y'all ain't read Waid/Rivera/Samnee Daredevil, you're really missing out. Best, most enjoyable run on the character. Just complete, unapologetic fun.
  14. Sorry guys, agreeing to disagree on this one. The kid with great power who cuts corners for personal wealth at the expense of what he views as his core self. The kid held back by "the system" at every turn, whether its craven media, school or just suburban life in Queens? Its the rejection of the hedonistic selfishness that Rand differentiated from her espoused rational selfishness. I don't see how you can read those Spiderman issues and say he wasn't on that Objectivist path by that point. Course, it comes down to personal interpretation (especially since we'll never get the truth), but I very much take "with great power comes great responsibility" to be a self-directed, rather than societal mandate in the book. That, and its so different than any other Stan dialogue of the era. Ditko-era Spiderman just read different than every other Marvel book, and I chalk that entirely up to Steve. He got co-plotting credit for a reason.