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Okay, so... long story short, I, a lifelong DC fan, have spent the last several weeks trying to jump into Marvel. Partly for bragging rights, partly because I'm genuinely curious as to whether Marvel has told stories DC genuinely couldn't. I've tried several jumping-on points so far: the first couple issues of The Avengers, the issues of Daredevil leading up to the legendary Frank Miller run, and a couple of the earlier DC/Marvel crossover GNs. Each of them had their moments, but none were really things I'd willingly go back to.

Then a buddy suggested that maybe I should start where it all began: with Marvel's first family. Of course, he then immediately clarified that he meant a modern take on it - preferably by someone whose name begins with "H" and rhymes with "Rickman" - but by then I'd already went and gotten myself the first ten issues of the Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four. Having read through about six of them, I remain tentatively interested in seeing where the King and his faithful self-promoter sidekick is going with all this.

Wait, this was supposed to be a short story, wasn't it? Shit. Basically, I'm looking for suggestions - any suggestions - as to which parts of the MU I should try out next. In the meantime, have this activity I shamelessly ripped off film critic and all-around hilarious Internet reviewer Tim Callahan, in which I determine which page in each of the first four FF issues best sums up what I love about the issue as a whole.

Warning: opinions under cut may be more noob than they appear )
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Jack "King" Kirby would have been 96 on August 28th and all over the internet comic creators are celebrating a man who was one of the architects of comics as we know them in the West.

It would behoove scans_daily to do the same, I think (a little late in my tine zone, but still valid in the US)

Read more... )

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Yeah, sorry. 

I did mentioned this a few times in the Academy and Arena posts, but it's time to get it up.  It's been out for a bit, but I've been elsewhere. 

And lazy.  Oh so lazy.

And Godzilla for Legality )And Godzilla for Legality )And Godzilla for Legality )



FF #23

Nov. 1st, 2012 07:51 am
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The FF as we have come to know them have come and gone, as this wraps up the last issue of the group and of the team as we know them, with a special emphasis on Franklin Richards, arguably the most powerful mortal in the 616. Older Franklin is teaching current Franklin the ins and outs of godhood, and making "one last tour of the field", as Future Franklin must leave.

The issue has a lot of stand out moments with Marvel-ous moments of mirth and wonder, but the true core of the Fantastic Four is, and always has been, why Reed Richards, Susan Richards, Johnny Storm and Benjamin Grimm and the people they love are the First Family of the Marvel Universe.

This DOOR... is more than it appears to be. )
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ComicBookResources has the newest instructor to the Future Foundation.

today, the role of Johnny Storm will be played by Mark Harmon (circa 1987) from Summer School.

Class is in  )
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Continuing the important theme about family today (in my posts).

With the future Franklin (master of Galactus) and Valeria Richards in the present, Reed decides to do some "intimate examination" on his own.

You are my greatest adventure. )

FF #16

Mar. 29th, 2012 07:09 pm
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Calvin and Hobbes.
Burt and Ernie.
Butch and Sundance.
Han and Cheweii.
Woody and Buzz.

Time to add one more pair of two the "great companions" list, as the Fantastic Four and FF clean up the big mess put together after these past few years of Hickman's amazing run (so far).


edit: I thought I had uploaded the correct pics. Fixed.

To Infinity, and Beyond. )


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