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Avengers #67 March 1, 2014

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avengers67Latest additon: Avengers 67 from 1969. I think it’s the 2nd appearance of Ultron. Picked it up cheap on Ebay, looks to me like about a 60-6.5. Looks great for about 45 years old! I read it the other night, this was the beginning of the era where Roy Thomas was doing a lot of writing, and Stan had become the editor. Early Barry Smith art in this issue, too. Surprised it’s not selling for more. Good for me!

C2E2 April 19, 2010

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Went to my first comic convention in a long time…back from when before they weren’t just a bunch of dealers in a warehouse.  I always said I was going to get to one of the big ones, but California is a bit far away…anyway, I took my wife and son to Chicago for the weekend to check out the C2E2 convention at the McCormick Place.  I enjoyed myself immensely, and so did my son.  Big mistake bringing the wife. After 2 hrs she was done with it.  I wish I could have had another day.  Picked up a couple of posters (Thor and a cool copy of Spidey #122), two t-shirts, Thing and Thor, a couple of graphic novels (Crecy by warren ellis, and First Class x-men book),  and a few other trinkets.  I wanted to get a new statue, but didn’t really run across anything in my price range that I really wanted.  Saw a new Marvel Select Thing figure that I will be pre-ordering.

I’m not big on autographs, but I did consider getting in line for Garth Ennis, one of the craziest and best writers out there.  Only thought about it for a moment, however, especially after I looked at the line.  I didn’t go to any of the panels, that’s another thing I’ll be doing the next time I’m at one of these (by myself?).

One of the main reasons I really wanted to go to this one was that it was a real COMIC-BOOK convention, not a hollywood-type thing.  Lots of dealers on hand with lots of long boxes to investigate.  Only thing I bought was a Fine copy of Thor 177, a book I fondly remember from another lifetime ago.

in fact, that will make a fine Random Thor cover:

Random Thor cover March 30, 2010

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Ah…the famed Simonson run.  Great stuff!

Random Thor cover March 17, 2010

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Time for another random Thor cover.  I love the dialogue on this one:

I Say Thee Nay!

Makes me wonder how they’re going to handle dialogue in the new thor flick…?

Memorable……… April 8, 2009

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I was thinking about the best comic story arcs that I remember.  Of course, a lot of these sprout from my early adolescence, but many of them hold up fairly well today (even in the age of the bloodthirsty, take-no-prisoners antihero).

Sure, there’s a ton out there, but here’s some off the top of my head:

The death of Gwen Stacey in Amazing Spider-Man.

Thor being defeated by Hercules and then rescuing him from the Underworld.

The “coming of the Over-Mind” storyline from FF.

The Kree-Skrull war storyline from Avengers.

Crisis on Infinite Earths.

The Trial of the Flash.

Don McGregor’s Black Panther/Killmonger run.

Sure, there’s a bazillion different storylines out there.  These are just some that come to mind.  All of them had the hallmark of a great serial, anxiously waiting for the next installment.

panther

Random Thor cover-Jan. 2009 January 3, 2009

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simonson_thor_cover

While I think Kirby is obviously THE Thor artist, I do think that Simonson’s run on the book is under-rated.  Sure, it got a big monotonous, but what book doesn’t?  Like Kirby, I think he was best suited for the outer space/Asgard stuff, rather than the Midgard stuff.

Random Thor Cover February 11, 2008

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thor 188Time for a Random Thor cover. This one is one I distinctly remember. Had something to do with Odin being taken over by Infinity, or something like that. As you can see, Thor had to enlist Loki and Karnilla to help him out, which made sense because if the universe was wiped out, then they would be history, too. 15 cents was pretty cool, too, especially when one got a buck a week allowance. Yeah, we didn’t have video games, but I wouldn’t trade my childhood for anything.