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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012 19:08:13 BDT
supermac says:
loeb and sale did beautiful work on hulk gray and daredevil yellow.maybe less so with spidey blue but still accomplished work.its gotta be marvel, in fact,as above, make mine marvel! the combination of lee ditko and kirby will never be surpassed.and you know it.

Posted on 7 Jun 2012 20:05:52 BDT
Gary_L says:
Way back in the early 70s, a friend of mine said I should read the American comics, and not the British rubbish because it was better. I started picking up Superman and Batman but found them a bit surreal and they didn't really do much for me. Then the UK reprints of marvel came out with The Mighty World of Marvel and I was hooked - I even started collecting the US Marvel comics so I could have the original full colour versions.

I don't read any modern DC, but I would imagine they're similar in many ways since the writers and artists change camps quite a bit. Stan Lees' influence when he was writing set Marvel head and shoulders above the competition back then, but I would imagine things have changed a fair bit since he left the writing to others.

I have to say I quite like Mark Millers own work (Kick Ass and Superior for example). I tend to enjoy his work in a similar way I did with Stans Marvel stuff, much more than I do any current Marvel work.

Gary

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012 21:04:02 BDT
topazmk says:
MARVEL WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST!!!!!!!!

Posted on 7 Jun 2012 21:05:13 BDT
topazmk says:
Marvel is wayyyyyy better than dc in films, games and comics!!!!!!!!

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 12:07:27 BDT
It may be difficult to add to this discussion! So many individuals have so many preferences for taste, character, style, etc, and it's hugely unreasonable to dismiss either comics company as "crap" - you just try producing the equivalent of soap opera scripts which get eaten up month after month, and yet keeping hold of interested readers! I'm quite encouraged to see how many people agree with me about just dropping Spider-Man after One More Day, it was just an act of contempt towards the readership, I felt. But it's not as if characters can't be relaunched or rebooted (look at the New 52, many brilliant comics under this banner).
I'm surprised that Marvel have by far the best movies, repeatedly - ignoring Nolan's Batman stuff of course! - and yet DC seem to have the better universe of characters. The Age of the Great DC Movies has yet to arrive, but it'll get here. [Yes, yes, ignoring Nolan's Batman, that's just the harbinger ahead of decent treatments of Flash, Green Lantern, the JLA, etc.]
I'm also surprised that Marvel (comics) seem absolutely determined to repeatedly upset me. They had the brilliant Civil War, and then instead of getting out of the "identity release" thing for Spider-Man creatively - which is perfectly possible, it was done with Daredevil - we had the farce of the deal with the devil undoing the Mary Jane Watson relationship. Then we had the absolutely wonderful series, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and they decided to bring it to an end!! Then we had the absolutely wonderful Ultimate Spider-Man, and they decided to kill him!! So what do I do now? I buy a tiny handful of Marvel comics and boxfuls of DC. Marvel do have some terrific writers of course, and DC don't get everything right of course, even with Grant Morrison on board. Perhaps they should have given him Hawkman - there's another character who reminds me of Green Arrow, in that he "sounds" second-string but only needs the right treatment to be tremendously impressive entertainment. (Look at the sixties Hawkman.)
Stop having a go at Barry Allen as the Flash, I loved him! I'm glad he's back - have you seen what quality they're putting into his comics these days, that's the important thing.
Enjoy what you enjoy! Stop putting people down! If it doesn't work for you, just stop buying it!

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 19:25:17 BDT
Gary_L says:
Well said Mr G :O)

Although I still buy current Marvel titles, I enjoy re-reading the 60s stuff even more. I've been buying Marvel Masterworks editions of all the 60s titles and read them in bed (don't want to fall asleep and drool over my originals). I do the same with the current titles, but always end up enjoying the Stan Lee stuff more. Having said that, I really enjoyed the latest Spider-man annual. being a Spidey geek for almost 40 years now, it did bring a lump to my throat, even though as a concept it was nothing new in the basic premise.

I was never a fan of Mary Jane knowing Peter Parker was Spider-man, and I was against the idea of the wedding, so for me Brand New Day was a welcome change (although done in the most appalling way I have to agree). That doesn't mean we've had better story lines of course - they still go up and down in quality as they've always done, so in that respect, things are much the same.

Maybe I should give some of the modern DC stuff a go. I never really got on with it when I tried back in the early 70s (Marvel seemed more real) but things have moved on, so who knows, I might be a convert (or heathen depending on how you look at things..)

Gary

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 23:38:18 BDT
supermac says:
exactly same as you gary ,the mighty world of marvel brit reprints ignited my keen interest which ive never lost.make mine a marvel and god bless stan lee and steve ditko
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