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Re: Your First Avengers Comic? (reply)
Avengers 14 was my first issue.  A nice one.
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Allen Smith

05/14/15 2:00 AM
Re: The Howling Commandos are coming! (reply)
I guess war comics would be a hard sell nowadays.
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Allen Smith

04/24/15 11:26 PM
Re: R.I.P. Herb Trimpe (reply)
Enjoyed Trimpe's Hulk art, as well as Phantom Eagle, if I'm recalling correctly. Not a slick artist, just very effective. And fun.
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Allen Smith

04/14/15 8:21 PM
Re: Hey Kids! Latest Marvel Digital Comics Deals (reply)
Thanks for replying soulfreq.
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Allen Smith

04/13/15 8:16 PM
Re: Hey Kids! Latest Marvel Digital Comics Deals (reply)
These digital sites only get you access to the digital images, correct? They don't allow you to actually download files that you can keep?
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Allen Smith

04/13/15 4:59 PM
Re: Doctor Strange by Stern (reply)
Kirby's writing was idiosyncratic, not to everyone's taste, but I liked it a lot.
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Allen Smith

04/09/15 8:05 PM
Re: ORION by Walter Simonson OMNIBUS (reply)
I read those Simonson Orion issues as they came out, great stuff. But no longer have them, except in scans. A hardcover would be great.
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Allen Smith

04/09/15 8:03 PM
Re: Doctor Strange by Stern (reply)
True. And, as a function of what we like, we reread favorite authors. Which isn't to say that Englehart isn't a great writer, either. I enjoyed his run on the Surfer with Marshall Rogers, so it's likely that I'll recall more when I...
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Allen Smith

04/09/15 8:01 PM
Re: Doctor Strange by Stern (reply)
deejayway wrote:I still fail to see the relevance. Kirby created concepts and characters, but was a lousy writer. Steve Englehart, on the other hand, didn't create any particularly memorable characters, but he wrote a lot of memorable...
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Allen Smith

04/09/15 5:57 PM
Re: Kirby Monsters Omni Mapping (proposed) (reply)
Not related to this topic, but does Marvel have any ongoing reprint title that would reprint stories on a story by story or issue by issue basis? Not just hardcover editions? In the old days they had several ongoing reprint titles.
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Allen Smith

04/09/15 5:51 PM
Re: Doctor Strange by Stern (reply)
The difference being that Ditko and Kirby, in addition to working on the characters of others, had a long history of creating characters. As talented as the people whose names are mentioned are, they don't have the record of creating...
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Allen Smith

04/04/15 7:14 PM
Re: Kirby Omni Wish (reply)
As would I. How well are the various Marvel reprint editions selling, anyway? Anything out there that is a runaway seller?
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Allen Smith

03/31/15 9:29 PM
Re: Doctor Strange by Stern (reply)
I wonder if part of the problem with not liking Ditko's Dr. Strange was that in the earliest stories, he didn't draw the feature by himself? Was saddled with inappropriate inkers? Once he took over the art completely, there simply...
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Allen Smith

03/31/15 9:03 PM
Re: Secret Wars: Marvel's New Universe? (reply)
There's a reason comics have always been dominated by artists and not writers, 99 percent of the time, anyway.  There have been a relative handful of good to great writers in the history of the medium.     Allen Smith
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Allen Smith

01/30/15 6:08 PM
Re: Art or Story? (reply)
nakamachi wrote:Sentry 459 wrote:nakamachi wrote:I think part of the problem is that new talent is coming in without having formal education or learning anything from mentors who were there before. Shooter has made comments about new...
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Allen Smith

01/23/15 4:12 PM
Re: Spider-man: The Case For Kirby (reply)
droid714 wrote: Allen Smith wrote:Thanks, Droid, for your irrefutable logic in saying that Kirby clung like a barnicle to Marvel, where he did, it's true, work for a number of years, but not commenting on Stan's staying at Marvel for...
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Allen Smith

01/13/15 3:27 PM
Re: Art or Story? (reply)
Five Years Later wrote:Actually I didn't really state it right. I don't have a problem with Ross specifically -- a better way to put it is I'm not impressed or that interested in art that looks like a photograph. I know some people value...
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Allen Smith

01/13/15 1:17 AM
Re: Spider-man: The Case For Kirby (reply)
Thanks, Droid, for your irrefutable logic in saying that Kirby clung like a barnicle to Marvel, where he did, it's true, work for a number of years, but not commenting on Stan's staying at Marvel for what, in excess of fifty years. Glad...
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Allen Smith

01/11/15 10:06 PM
Re: Art or Story? (reply)
I buy comics primarily for the art, although obviously story is important. But, as I can, and do read plenty of prose, I want something more than just what prose can offer. So, comics is a natural, as it offers great art and...
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Allen Smith

01/11/15 10:00 PM
Re: Spider-man: The Case For Kirby (reply)
droid714 wrote:Allen Smith wrote:Nice try again, droid.  The irony is that for the twenty years or so before the arrival of Ditko and Kirby, Stan Lee was known for: absolutely nothing.  Once those two gentlemen arrived back at Marvel, lo...
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Allen Smith

01/11/15 2:46 PM