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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:30 pm

My hair is all my own too Razz

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:51 am

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:"To be bald, bearded and black,
Oh what a lovely precious dream..."
He's probably not fully bald . . . probably shaves his head to hide a receding hairline . . .
Don't they all? Though it seems somewhat counter productive, to me.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:56 am

Bald = tough, masculine, might kick your head in if you look at his bird.

Going bald = pipe and slippers time.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:00 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Bald = tough, masculine, might kick your head in if you look at his bird.

Going bald = pipe and slippers time.
I would pay good money to hear Nick Fury, Jnr. say "ere, are you lookin' at my bird?"

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:12 am

Given what he'd do to you after saying that, you really wouldn't...

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by Silogramsam on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:10 pm


I'd say that Steel Sterling was my favorite Archies Group hero. When the Mighty Crusaders were around in the 60s, he was the only hero (although not really a member of that team) published by them that didn't latch onto the whole campy-Batman-TV-series thing. Even as a kid, I hated that campy stuff.

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Post by Silogramsam on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:12 pm


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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:16 pm

Silogramsam wrote:
I'd say that Steel Sterling was my favorite Archies Group hero.  When the Mighty Crusaders were around in the 60s, he was the only hero (although not really a member of that team) published by them that didn't latch onto the whole campy-Batman-TV-series thing.  Even as a kid, I hated that campy stuff.
http://crikey.forumotion.com/t488-holy-fun-stuff-batman-this-can-t-be-2013-can-it

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by Silogramsam on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:32 pm

As a kid, I also liked Dynamo.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:38 pm

I never really got into T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents or understood their appeal, though I did like NoMan as a concept.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by Silogramsam on Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:05 pm

I liked them when I was a kid. Unlike other stories from the 60s, when I've gone back to re-read them, I didn't like them as much although I still liked the Wally Wood art.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:37 pm

Anybody remember when this guy was around?
(I don't know if they bothered to sell him in the U.K., though.)






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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:45 pm

I have never seen that character in my life before.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:25 pm

There's a first time for everything.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:47 pm

tony ingram wrote:I have never seen that character in my life before.
Lucy McGough wrote:There's a first time for everything.
And, honestly, I don't know if you really missed much on that one.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:49 pm

Having now looked him up, I would tend to agree.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:34 pm

Tales of the Beanworld was a fun comic book.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_Beanworld

http://larrymarder.blogspot.com/

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:35 pm

I liked that. I think McFarlane owns it now, doesn't he?

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:01 pm

tony ingram wrote:I liked that. I think McFarlane owns it now, doesn't he?
Thankfully, I don't believe so. Even though Eclipse published / distribute it at one point, they didn't own it.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:19 pm

No Beanworld, no Miracleman...did he actually end up with anything at all after he bought the Eclipse properties?  Razz 

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:17 pm

Here's another publisher I'm not sure if Tony may be familiar with: Claypool Comics?






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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:41 pm

Rings a bell, actually...

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:55 am

How about


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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:43 am

I remember Fish Police, I still have a few issues. Not sam & Max, though. Who were they?

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:09 pm

tony ingram wrote:I remember Fish Police, I still have a few issues. Not sam & Max, though. Who were they?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_%26_Max

Or, simply, bizarre, maniac fun.

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by paw broon on Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Difficult to believe that someone else knows of Grips.  As a collector of obscure heroes, I raved about the comic for a while when it was drawn by Tim Vigil, and I still have those original issues somewhere.
Eventually, Vigil sort of morphed Grips into the totally over the top and disturbingly violent Faust.
Anyway, perhaps a non big 2 character would be a good idea here.  So, The Phantom is still my all time #1.  Yes, I know both Marvel and Dc have had a go at him but his main appearances have been newspapers, Dell/GK/Charlton and the Scandinavian original stories which were translated to English for the Australian series by Frew.

Just adding this to change my attribution of those 3 publishing companies. They should of course read, Gold Key/King/Charlton.


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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:42 pm

paw broon wrote:Difficult to believe that someone else knows of Grips.  As a collector of obscure heroes, I raved about the comic for a while when it was drawn by Tim Vigil, and I still have those original issues somewhere.
Eventually, Vigil sort of morphed Grips into the totally over the top and disturbingly violent Faust.
Anyway, perhaps a non big 2 character would be a good idea here.  So, The Phantom is still my all time #1.  Yes, I know both Marvel and Dc have had a go at him but his main appearances have been newspapers, Dell/GK/Charlton and the Scandinavian original stories which were translated to English for the Australian series by Frew.


Are you aware of the more recent Phantom books from Dynamite Entertainment? I read a lot of Dynamite...

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Post by paw broon on Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:11 pm

Sorry to start off by disagreeing, Tony.Embarassed I just don't like Dynamite. They seem to think that changing a character for the sake of change is a good thing. In the case of The Phantom, I think you only have to look at what Hermes Press, with Peter David and Sal Velluto, are doing with the character as a comparison to the Dynamite nonsense - Lothar as The Phantom!!!!!!! That first series with the hero covering himself in what appeared to be blood but turned out to be vegetable dyes, all done with not very good art was a right old turn off for me. Serious Phantom experts had the same impression about the blood/dye also.
Actually, apart from Green Hornet Yr.1, I haven't enjoyed their product.
One of the other heroes I wanted to list was The Black Terror from Nedor/Better, and Dynamite changed him also - and not for the better imo.
To get a flavour of what can be done with a character who has been going since 1936, the Frew issues with the translated Scandinavian historicals are a good read.
I anticipate being dumped on for my opinions Wink

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Re: Favourite Non-Marvel or DC American Comics Character

Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:45 pm

paw broon wrote:Sorry to start off by disagreeing, Tony.Embarassed   I just don't like Dynamite.  They seem to think that changing a character for the sake of change is a good thing.  In the case of The Phantom, I think you only have to look at what Hermes Press, with Peter David and Sal Velluto, are doing with the character as a comparison to the Dynamite nonsense - Lothar as The Phantom!!!!!!!  That first series with the hero covering himself in what appeared to be blood but turned out to be vegetable dyes, all done with not very good art was a right old turn off for me.  Serious Phantom experts had the same impression about the blood/dye also.
Actually, apart from  Green Hornet Yr.1, I haven't enjoyed their product.  
One of the other heroes I wanted to list was The Black Terror from Nedor/Better, and Dynamite changed him also - and not for the better imo.
To get a flavour of what can be done with a character who has been going since 1936, the Frew issues with the translated Scandinavian historicals are a good read.
I anticipate being dumped on for my opinions Wink
No dumping, this is all down to personal opinion. I'm not looking at it from the same point of view as you, obviously, because I've little previous exposure to the Phantom except through the short lived DC series and the Wolf Publishing stuff, both in the eighties, so I've no fixed idea of who the character should be. Consequently, I've just read the Dynamite stuff and looked at it on its own terms, and quite liked a lot of it. I must admit though, I didn't like the Lothar as Phantom thing (but then, I'm not a fan of Lothar or Mandrake as characters).

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