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A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born.
25 years before the Avengers tried to take custody of Hope in order to prevent her from mishandling/abusing the power of a threat falling from space, they tried to take custody of Magneto in order to prevent him from mishandling/abusing the power of a threat that had recently fallen from space.
Here’s the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!
Our next creator up for voting is Tom DeFalco.
Besides being the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics for a number of years, Tom DeFalco has been writing comics for decades now, from his early days at Archie all the way to the current day, with his work at DC Comics. He has had long runs on Marvel Two-in-One, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Fantastic Four, Spider-Girl and more.
You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 5th to vote for your top ten favorite comic book stories written or co-written by Tom DeFalco! Your choices will be revealed on April 6th.
You vote by sending your top ten choices to firstname.lastname@example.org (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest Tom DeFalco Stories Ever Told Voting) by that time (you send your votes by e-mail, not in the comments to this piece). If you legitimately don’t think you can think of ten stories, I’ll still allow the ballot if you can think of at least six stories.
Be sure to first click here to read about the rules and guidelines for the voting (so you don’t vote for stuff that is ineligible, like you can’t vote for “Tom DeFalco’s Spider-Girl,” you have to pick a specific story or story arc).
I’d prefer you not share your votes in the comments section – please let’s keep it a surprise until the results go up. You can share your votes then if you’d like! In addition, as a general rule for all of these polls, don’t be a jerk about the creator in question in the comments. If you don’t like the creator, fair enough, don’t vote. No snarky comments about the creator. I’ll be deleting comments like that.
Have fun voting and be sure to check back April 6th to see the results!
Every week, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.
Today, inspired by this week’s Comic Book Legends Revealed (where Peter David had the reveal of Goblin 2099 changed on him) we take a look at the back and forth history of who the Hobgoblin really was…
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Welcome to the four hundred and ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eight. This week, who is Scott Seva and how close did he come to portraying Spider-Man on film? Did Jerry Siegel almost write “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” Finally, what behind the scenes reason led to the whole “Ms. Marvel gives birth to her own boyfriend” plot in Avengers #200?
Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to a single artist. This week: John Romita Jr.! Today’s page is from Dazzler #1, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated March 1981. Enjoy!
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My comic book shoppe had a sale last weekend, and I found a bunch of cheap comics! So we’re back for a while, until I run out of them or he has another sale, in which case we’ll continue! Whoo-hoo! I’m sure you want me to post even more here!
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