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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)
Quote: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.
Quote: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.
Quote: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.
Quote: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...
Quote: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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