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Subj: Re: Force Works, Thunderstrike, Wonderman, War Machine, Moon Knight...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:49:32 am EDT (Viewed 246 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Force Works, Thunderstrike, Wonderman, War Machine, Moon Knight...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:14:16 am EDT (Viewed 230 times)

    Force Works was the book that made me like USAgent.

I liked him from the very start. I thought he was an excellent antithesis to Cap and a real beligerant. WCA was what turned him into a real hero, where as before he had been a bit of a self serving glory seeker. By Force Works his team mates actually seemed to respect him.

    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.

Yeah, I'd heard that it was a top seller. I dont know if it would have had lasting appeal, so I suppose it was bookended in the best possible way, and what we got were 25 excellent issues instead of something dragged on well beyond its natural lifespan.

I liked it because Eric Masterson *wasnt* Thor - he wasnt as skilled, or strong, or organised, or heroic, he was faulted and also had to juggle his responsibilities with a disasterous love life and a custody battle. You could relate to Masterson in a way not really possible with a true god like Thor.

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

I just dont know what was happening at Marvel at that time. I know they were suffering some legal and financial issues, and maybe that effected the pool of talent they had availible, but at the same time I think there was possibly a little of Marvel trying to take adavantage of the boom in popularity for manga in the western world at that time. Either way, it was aweful.

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

I read her mini series, but isnt she dead now? I believe that there was some convoluted storyline involving onslaught or something...

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

Not Blackwulf, but I did collect Deaths Head.

I'm based in the UK and Deaths Head was a massive star over here, he was a featured character in the UK based Transformers title and had a few solo series and min series published by Marvel UK, along with other UK creations such as Motormouth, Killpower and the Super Soldiers.

I read alot of stuff around about that era - Darkhawk, Cage, Secret Defenders, Nomad, New Warriors, Submariner. I have fond memories of many of them, although some titles were just dreadful.

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