Date: 2017-06-05 01:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] razsolo
It's funny you're posting these, I just used Haven's brother Monsoon in my roleplaying game last week :)

Also wow, this era of X-Factor really has not aged well lol

Date: 2017-06-05 11:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
It was the 1990s. What *did* age well? (Maybe the Kurt Busiek stuff, but maybe that's me.)

Date: 2017-06-06 01:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
Excepting Spider-Man/X-Factor: Shadowgames- at least, by his own accounts.

Date: 2017-06-06 12:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Astro City
Robinson's Starman
The post Zero Hour Legion
Gaiman's Sandman

Probably a few others...

Date: 2017-06-06 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
More than a few others. There were LOTS of good runs throughout the 90s. I compiled a list at one point in one of the many 'oh, NINETIES' threads, where people who weren't even ALIVE at the time were expounding how terrible they were.

Let's be clear: the industry went on a bender in the 1990s. But they did in the 1980s, too (those around at the time may remember the B&W glut and the rise of the indies). The 90s had some terrible comics, some pandering comics, some comics that were clearly marketing gimmicks...and some really, really good comics.

Maus II: Ran in 1991.
Hellboy. First appeared in 1993, regular comic started in 1994.
Frank Miller's Sin City: 1991-2000.
Jeff Smith's Bone: Started in 1991.
Grant Morrison's The Invisibles: 1994.
Mark Waid's Flash Run: Started in 1992.
Astro City. Started in 1995.
Marvels. Ran in 1994.
Kingdom Come: 1996 (So much Busiek on this list!)
Neil Gamain's Sandman: Started in 1989, ran until 1996.
Grant Morrison's Justice League: 1996.
Sandman Mystery Theater; started in 1993.
Christopher Priest's Black Panther: Started in 1998.
James Robinson's Starman; Started in 1990.
TransMetropolitan: Started in 1997.
Planetary. Previewed in 1998, Started in 1999.
Busiek's Thunderbolts: Started in 1997
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: started in 1999

This is to say nothing of many continual runs in ongoing titles. You may think that 1992's Death of Superman was a terrible comic guided by marketing decisions. Perhaps it was (though I think it was generally a decent story, if somewhat forced). The Reign of the Supermen, however, was some excellent comics. A year long storyline that introduced new characters, brought background characters to the foreground, introduced a mystery and then had a fantastic payoff. Compare that to say, Civil War II. Titles being written by writers like He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and a host of others were all being written at this time.

While the 1990s had many sins, the idea that there were no good comics to come out of an entire decade is laughably false. Often people just either aren't aware of some comics or incorrectly attribute them to different eras, especially for long running titles.

Date: 2017-06-06 02:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Just realized I left some off:

Garth Ennis' Preacher (1996)
Garth Ennis' Hitman (1995)
Alan Moore's Promethea (1999)
Alan Moore's Tom Strong (1999)
Alan Moore's Top 10 (1999)
Busiek and Perez's Avengers (1998)
All of Milestone's Comics (1993)
Grant Morrison's run on Doom Patrol (1988-1993)
Alan Moore's run on Supreme (1993+)

And I'm sure there's many more.


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