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"I’ll be honest with you: as a kid reading comic books, I hated sidekicks. Robin, Speedy, Bucky, Kid Flash, Rick Jones… they pissed me off. It’s not just that they were an obvious ploy to bring in young readers, it’s also that at the age of thirteen I figured there was still time for me to grow up to be Batman or Green Arrow or someone like that. But the sidekicks were my own age and already doing stuff that I knew I could never do. Spandex-clad assassins of hope, every damned one of them."

- J. Michael Straczynski

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"Leaving aside the fact that the Watchmen characters were variations on pre-existing characters created for the Charleton Comics universe, it should be pointed out that Alan has spent most of the last decade writing very good stories about characters created by other writers, including Alice (from Alice in Wonderland), Dorothy (from Wizard of Oz), Wendy (from Peter Pan), as well as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Jeyll and Hyde, and Professor Moriarty (used in the successful League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). I think one loses a little of the moral high ground to say, “I can write characters created by Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle and Frank Baum, but it’s wrong for anyone else to write my characters." - J. Michael Straczynski (I do question the "very good" stories part when it comes some Moore's later works)

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Andy Kubert
Inker: Joe Kubert
Colorist: Brad Anderson

8 out of 25 pages

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J. Jonah Jameson is one of my favourite Spider-Man characters, or characters from comics in general. I have a soft spot for characters like JJJ or Flash Thompson who appear to be stereotypical jerks (or probably were created like that) but evolve into more complex and good-natured people, despite their rough attitude (This is probably another reason why I  like the Spectacular Spider-man show so much, as it did both of these characters so well).

Anyway, when I was reading about Civil War, and discover how Peter had revealed his identity, my first thought was "how is Jonah going to deal with this?!". I must admit, I'm slightly disappointed they didn't do more interaction with Peter and any of his supporting cast (although Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man did some, but that's for later), but we did get some exchanges which I'm going to try and show to you here.

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Once again, I'm posting some pages from CIVIL WAR. In this case, pages from J. Michael Straczynski and Ron Garney's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN run.

Why did Spider-Man decide to unmask during CIVIL WAR? After the cut, seven and a half pages from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #532 explain it. Sort of.

Airport security = unmasking )
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Nothing says Father's Day quite like fighting your own grandfather because your brother tricked you into it.

This is 10 pages from the 40 page story of Thor #600 written by JMS and drawn by Olivier Coipel

Victory )
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"What do you get when you combine Twilight and a classic superhero? The new Superman."--THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

26 pages out of 128

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[personal profile] history79

"Since the sidekick would always be somewhat sheltered and protected as long as he was in the shadow of the main hero, it made sense to have that guy killed, forcing the sidekick out into a world that has never really taken him seriously. Not the press, not the public, not the other heroes, not even the bad guys. It thus becomes part about fending for himself, and part about defining who he is in the absence of that mentor figure. It starts out very realistic and serious in the first few issues, then gradually becomes more surreal the deeper we go into the story as he begins a long slow descent into madness."

- J. Michael Straczynski

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'He is, as the saying goes, “among them but not of them,” and that can’t help but to create a certain loneliness. So asking those questions brought me to that theme, and became a launching pad to look at that theme from the perspective of various characters: the loneliness of the brightest guy in the room (the Luthors), of living a life you can’t share with others (Lisa)...it wasn’t the driving point of the story, but as subtext, it’s there.' - JMS

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