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In light of the recent posts from[personal profile] history79 I figured I'd share the first 'Marvel Zombies' miniseries which branched off from 'Ultimate Fantastic Four'.

'Marvel Zombies' was a pretty fun idea at first. I think Marvel deserves some kudos for letting their characters be used in such a horrific fashion and Kirkman really went wild with the concept in ways that Millar did not. Plus they got to 'own' the term when prior Marvel Zombies was a pejorative term for Marvel fans.

Of course, Marvel is as Marvel does and they ran the franchise into the ground. They've released five versions of the same hardcover with different covers for collectors. There have been over 50 issues at this point that feature the zombies in one form or another. I think at one point there was a "Marvel Apes vs Marvel Zombies" miniseries to get an idea of how far it's gone.

Disclaimer: The following story is very gory and features tons of zombie-related violence. But you didn't need me to tell you that, did you?

Scans under the cut... )
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Robert MacQuarrie does a funny recap of Marvel's CIVIL WAR and how it might need some fixing for the next CAPTAIN AMERICA movie.

What is a futurist? )
[personal profile] lego_joker
I'm not particularly big on Marvel, but one of my pals on the Internet seems heads-over-heels about Silver Sable for some reason. As a birthday present for him, I've seen fit to post Sable's debut story here, an issue which he does not own.

Personally, I barely know who Sable is - the most I can gleam is that she's some kind of mercenary who was kind of a flash-in-the-pan hit during the '90s "bad girl" era - but this story went down smoothly enough. I'd certainly like to know more about her, if anyone has any recommendations...?

The OTHER big platinum blonde in Spidey's life, behind the cut! )
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Well Spider-Verse keeps on trucking on, and the overall attitude of grimdarkness seems to have even ensnared Spider-Girl in its web. However, there is still hope: she's appearing in Spider-Verse team-up, once more in the capable hands of Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. As a result, I've decided to post my very first entry on s_d to share in the joy that is Spider-Girl. (I've endeavoured to keep it within the bounds of the rules, and I apologise in advance if I've inadvertently broken any or otherwise mess up).
Look out! Here comes the Spider-Girl! )Look Out! Here comes the Spider-Girl! )
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One of the things I liked the most about Superior Spider-Man was the romance between Otto Octavius (in Peter Parker's body) and Anna Maria Marconi. It gave Otto some humanity but it was also nice to see a non-stereotypical little person for once (although it's getting better with characters like Tyrion from A Song of Ice and Fire).

Scans under the cut... )
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I thought long and hard over this (other candidates being Spider-Man 2 or Batman: The Animated Series) but in the end I came over to 'Spectacular Spider-Man'.

When it debuted Spider-Man was in a pretty dour state in the comics and this show was really the only place I could get my 'fix' of Spider-Man. In many ways I think Spectacular is the definitive adaptation of the character. Greg Weisman and co. did a great job combining different elements from all the past incarnations; the classic comics, the Ultimate line, the films, etc. An example: when Spider-Man gets the black costume it looks like how it did in Spider-Man 3 -- a black and white version of the regular costume. However, as the symbiote's control begins to grow, the spider on the chest grows bigger and the webs start to disappear until we get the classic black costume. 

Everything about it was perfect. The Spider-Man stuff was great but there was also a lot of focus on Peter's relationships with Gwen, Harry, MJ, etc. The whole series is on Blu-ray right now and it looks stunning in HD.

And then it was cancelled after two seasons as a result of Sony selling the animation rights back to Marvel. And in it's place was Ultimate Spider-Man. I don't want to rag on the USM cartoon too much as it's really not that bad and it's gotten better but... yeah. It stings.
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While I think he's stretched too thin at the moment at his peak Bendis delivered some of my favorite comics. His run on Daredevil is probably one of my all time favorites and his work with Bagley on Ultimate Spider-Man is in my opinion one of the definitive runs for the character.

It's hard to find one definitive moment but here's one that I think that shows his knack for dialogue, plotting and humor.

Read more... )
[personal profile] lego_joker
I don't have the time or resources to make an exhaustive post about all my faves (which would probably take a series of six or seven posts), so I'll just take this time to blather on about the first guy that comes to mind: a certain Mr. Nolan who has created some of my favorite Batman-

Chris Nolan

Wait, who the hell invited you? Hit the road!

The first and best Nolan in the Bat-Business. Accept no substitutes. )

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