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Re: Steve Ditko: Why He Left Marvel (reply)
Who wrote "goo goo ca joob"? Or however you spell it?
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Allen Smith

07/30/15 10:02 AM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
Hanzo, people usually resort to personal attacks when they have nothing else going for them. No well reasoned, rational arguments in their favor. Then the insults come from them.
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Allen Smith

07/30/15 2:07 AM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
Yes.
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 10:45 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
supersteel wrote:The funny thing is, I come from this as someone who was pretty happy with all parties as a fan. Knew nothing about the controversies. then you read that atrocious Kirby interview in TCJ. You see the obnoxiousness of the...
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 10:28 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 10:22 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
A correction: Lee did credit Ditko after Ditko asked for plotting credit on the stories he did with Stan.
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 10:05 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
supersteel wrote:Lies aren't misstatements. They are lies. Kirby lied. He committed defamation. Not sure why that is so hard a concept. Even well into the 80s, Marvel thought of plotting and scripting as different. Scripting was what...
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 10:03 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
Almost as much as I'm impressed by people saying that Kirby defamed Stan Lee, then defame Kirby by intimating he was suffering from mental diseases. First class all the way, eh?
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 9:38 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
ef·fen·di iˈfendē/ noun noun: effendi; plural noun: effendis a man of high education or social standing in an eastern Mediterranean or Arab country. historical a title of respect or courtesy in Turkey. I wonder how...
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 9:37 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
Hanzo the Razor wrote:supersteel wrote:What damages from saying a writer never wrote? The face of Marvel stole every line of dialogue? that's gotta be worth millions Did the claim cost Stan Lee millions? I think to sue someone, you've...
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 9:16 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
Hanzo the Razor wrote:davecg wrote:He said "we gave the book (Spider-Man) to Ditko" WE... So basically Lee and Goodman were his flunkiesNot sure why you keeping banging this drum -- I've said that Kirby's taking too much credit and lied...
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Allen Smith

07/29/15 7:48 PM
Re: The Original Western Ghost Rider/Marvel's Western Ghost Rider and Dick Ayers (reply)
Enjoyed the original Ghost Rider done by Ayers in the fifties, many of which were written by Gardner Fox. The Marvel version had its moments with Ayers on the art.
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Allen Smith

07/28/15 4:22 PM
Re: Steve Ditko: Why He Left Marvel (reply)
sfcityduck wrote:czeskleba wrote:sfcityduck wrote:Allen Smith wrote:It makes sense to get the 9th issue of the Four Page Series to see what Ditko has to say.  And, while I don't share his philosophy, not all aspects of it are bad.  I...
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Allen Smith

07/28/15 3:50 PM
Re: Steve Ditko: Why He Left Marvel (reply)
czeskleba wrote:sfcityduck wrote:Allen Smith wrote:It makes sense to get the 9th issue of the Four Page Series to see what Ditko has to say.  And, while I don't share his philosophy, not all aspects of it are bad.  I find his current...
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Allen Smith

07/28/15 3:44 PM
Re: Steve Ditko: Why He Left Marvel (reply)
Spragg wrote:Sterling,It makes absolute sense not to blindly believe every word someone writes, whether it be Lee, Kirby or Ditko, but having read all of his essays on the early Spider-Man, his working methods, the issues involved, etc,...
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Allen Smith

07/28/15 3:37 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
Quotes, please, davecq?
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Allen Smith

07/28/15 2:41 PM
Re: The Marvel Method According To Jack Kirby (reply)
It's unsurprising that some fans would avoid using the name Stan Lee, as Lee himself has put his name on anything and everything done at Marvel whether his name warranted inclusion or not.  As for the now past legal action re: Marvel vs....
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Allen Smith

07/26/15 8:25 PM
Re: John Byrne vs. Dan Slott (reply)
Agree that the dialogue was bad on those Romita Spideys. But, as to why people get upset when characters change, it's not so much that they've changed as that companies are, seemingly, desperate to hang on to the old characters and not...
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Allen Smith

07/13/15 9:50 PM
Re: Steve Ditko: Why He Left Marvel (reply)
It makes sense to get the 9th issue of the Four Page Series to see what Ditko has to say.  And, while I don't share his philosophy, not all aspects of it are bad.  I find his current output to be quite interesting as it reveals his...
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Allen Smith

07/04/15 12:10 AM
Re: New Blog Post: The Pre-Hero Art of Don Heck (reply)
Once Marvel started acquiring talent like Gene Colan, John Buscema, and others, the competition for spots in the Marvel lineup of artists was tough. Don Heck was a great stylist and deserved a better fate.
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Allen Smith

05/31/15 3:42 PM