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Posts made in January 7th, 2013

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #1

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This series was far inferior to Miller’s first 4-issue story about Batman. In fact, it’s not even a Batman story, really. It’s a Justice League story.

Maybe the reason I didn’t like it so much is that so many writers did pretty much the same thing, only better–like Grant Morrison in JLA Earth 2 and all the folks who wrote great Squadron Supreme stories at Marvel.

But there’s still much to recommend here. This panel sets the tone: Strange art, new depictions of classic heroes, deconstruction both through image and text.

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WOLVERINE by John Byrne

This is actually one of the most important panels in comic book history.  It was the first time that Wolverine killed someone–and one of the first times ANY Marvel hero killed an enemy.  And Logan was so cavalier about it.  This issue, Uncanny X-Men 133, was the one that launched Wolverine into a cult hero and, eventually, one of Marvel’s biggest money makers.

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MOON KNIGHT!

LEE/KIRBY CREATIONS IN THE FIRST 100 ISSUES OF THE FANTASTIC 4!

The first 100 issues is arguably the most creative run on a comic of all time. Here’s why:

Agatha Harkness (#94) Awesome Android (#15)

Blastaar (#62)

Black Panther (#52)

Diablo (#30)

Dr. Doom(#5)

Dragon Man (#35)

Frightful Four (#36)

Galactus (#48)

Hate Monger (#21)

Impossible Man (#11)

The Inhumans (#44)

Mad Thinker (#15)

Medusa (#37)

The Microverse (#76)

Molecule Man (#20)

Mole Man (#1)

Psycho Man (#77)

Puppet Master (#8)

Rama Tut (Kang) (#19)

The Red Ghost (#13)

Ronan The Accuser (#65)

Silver Surfer (#48)

Skrulls (#2)

Sub Mariner (1st Silver Age)(#4)

Super Skrull (#18)

Adam Warlock (#67)

The Watcher (#13)

Yancy Street and the YS Gang (#20)

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