Today, who will win? Greg's incessent happiness or Thomm terrible grouchiness? Sunshine or clouds? Light or Darkness? Skinny dude with oddly perfect hair or Skinny dude with no hair? Gumby or Mole-man? Read on and find out!
Greg: Well that's the kind of enterprising attitude we need on this blog. I haven't loved this creators' work, but it has been very popular with a certain segment of fandom. If you have a livejournal account, give this a look.
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, MIKE ZECK, JACK KIRBY & RON WILSON
Covers by JOHN BYRNE
Collecting MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #61-62; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #50; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #215-218, #220-221, #232-262 and ANNUAL #17; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #42; AVENGERS (1963) #233; THING (1983) #2; and ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #4. 1084 PGS./ $125.00
Thomm: If it’s by John Byrne why are there 5 other writers? Yeah, yeah, Byrne was the artist and co-wrote, I get it. You know, the years after the titles is a bit confusing. At first I was thinking that’s when these stories were published, then I remembered how everything old is new again and these things have been re-launched a few times since. If they go back to the Fantastic Four name and numbering again does that mean a new series will still be part of 1961?
Greg: Well I'm glad that we're focusing on what's important here.
Collecting THUNDERBOLTS #148-151.
SHADOWLAND: STREET HEROES TPB
Thomm: Skipped all the first time. I’ll continue that trend.
Greg: Do yourself a favor and read the Shadowland Power Man series. Very fun stuff.
Thomm: Just what did I do to deserve this? Other than the Rucka Punisher, there’s nothing of interest for me here. I’m sure the Ozma book is good, but what I really want is the original L Frank Baum book.
Greg: Someone who didn't know creators or characters so they didn't care didn't find good stuff? I'm shocked. Shocked.
Lee: Many thanks to Thomm, who really doesn't read Marvel for filling in for me this month. Even more thanks to Greg for putting up with him. Next month, I'll be back and try to be positive. Then again I said I wouldn't pick horror books for IDW and we all know how that went.