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Subj: Re: Force Works, Thunderstrike, Wonderman, War Machine, Moon Knight...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:14:16 am EDT (Viewed 232 times)
Reply Subj: Force Works, Thunderstrike, Wonderman, War Machine, Moon Knight...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 07:09:18 am EDT (Viewed 259 times)



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    As a big WCA and USAgent fan, I loved Force Works and it would definately be up there with my favourite titles of the era.


Force Works was the book that made me like USAgent.


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    I thought Thunderstrike was an excellent title, and by that I mean very well written. I also massively enjoyed Wondermans ongoing, War Machine and Marc Spector: Moonknight.


I never understood why Thunderstrike was cancelled. From what I recall, it was selling pretty well. It was a very different book from Thor, or from what Thor should have been. Thunderstrike could have handled the mortal threats, scientific ones, standard super-villain ones, organized crime, terrorist organizations, rogue nations, mad scientists... leaving Thor to handle the Asgardian threats, any magical ones, any extra-terrestrial ones.


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    The truth was that the middle of the decade was pretty terrible, with the quality of stories and art dipping dramatically. Titles like New Warriors, Sub-mariner, War Machine, Moonknight, Punisher and Darkhawk all started quite strongly in the early 90's but then tailed off badly, and many of them adopted a really poor, almost manga-esque artwork.


I remember that feeling of wow, something's wrong here with the art.


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    Things probably started to recover in about 1997 with Marvels big relaunch of that year. Whilst it was headed by Heroes Reborn - which was dubious at best (although sold well), there were also titles like Thunderbolts, Joe Kellys Deadpool (still the best run on the character), the Buseik/Perez Avengers, Waids Captain America, and a number of other solid titles.


I still have a fondness for the young female character who is now called Nomad.


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    There were also only a limited number of titles - about 20 or so - rather than the 50+ Marvel have now, they werent all tied into each other, and there wasnt the current trend towards massive crossover events, so getting your foot in the door as a fan was easy.


Did you follow any of the more far out books, like Blackwulf? Were any of those still around by the late 90s?







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