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  1. 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...)
  2. 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.
  3. Eltingville Club #2 cover. I have a weird love for these four jerks. Evan really went above and beyond on with this issue.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. If anything, his impact as an independent creator might be larger than the superhero work he did at Marvel and DC. He was a trailblazer in so many ways, and still cranking out great art even in just the last couple years. And at the risk of dredging up an old debate, I have a hard time believing "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility" wasn't written by the emerging Randian on Spiderman's creative team. Its impossible to over-state his legacy, really, and he did a large chunk of it on his terms.
  8. How is buying the art in advance of a supposed "key" issue any different than speculation we see elsewhere in comics? Other than the cash changing hands, of course. Not how I choose to collect art, but everyone fans differently I suppose.
  9. Without a doubt for me, Stephanie Buscema. She did this Faux Nancy Drew cover commission for my significant other and she couldn't have been greater to get to know through the process. Doesn't hurt her work on it's own is pretty phenomenal.
  10. Owned is easy, Eltingvile #1 title splash. Nothing better for a book about horrible comic fans than a phenomenal Kirby send-up. Some of Evan's finest work I think. Grail? That's also easy: Kirby OMAC:
  11. Usually YouTube. The Bernie Wrightson panel I moderated last year took about a month to get onto their channel, and most of the panelists had been asking for it. It'll get up there and I'll ping the content folks to see if they can expedite it at all, because it was such a fun session, minus the mic feedback.
  12. It was. Heroes should be posting it. They're not always the most punctual on uploads, but it should be up over the next couple weeks. Was great to chat with both of them, they're both great dudes. Klaus' thoughts on digital were really interesting.
  13. Then I'm glad you didn't see it in Evan's portfolio before I did.
  14. Picked up a couple Eltingvile and FF pages. Panels were great. Convention was stellar as ever.