7 Sept 2008

Thought Balloon: 50 Things I Love About Comics, Pt. II

Occasional contibuter, Rob N, sent me over his '50 Things' for publishing. If you know they guy, you'll already be aware that he is the list-meister: he has a list for every occasion and I'm sure he could have rustled up a '1000 Things' with very little effort!

So without further ado....

By Rob N

1. ‘Red Nails’ in Savage Tales #2 and #3
2. The Dark Phoenix/Hellfire Club saga in Uncanny X-Men
3. Reading Marvelman and V For Vendetta in serial format in Warrior every month and thinking ‘this is the future of comics’
4. John Constantine
5. Jack Kirby
6. John Byrne's Fantastic Four
7. Thor
8. Stan Lee
9. Kirby’s Fourth World
10. Frank Cho’s women
11. The Roy Thomas/Neal Adams run on X-Men (#56 to #63, #65)
12. Denny O’Neil/Neal Adam’s run on Green Lantern/Green Arrow (#76 to #87, #89)
13. Northlanders
14. Teen Titans #34 – ‘The Demon of Dog Island’ (first US comic I ever read)
15. Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths by Macan and Biukovic
16. Early 2000AD before it merged with Starlord
17. Watchmen - read as a monthly series when no one knew what was going to happen next and everyone was speculating about the clues they had noticed.
18. Hellman of Hammer Force in Action comic
19. Comics Unlimited (seminal 1970’s fanzine)
20. The Kree-Skrull War
21. The John Romita late ‘60s/early ‘70s coffee bar/Gwen Stacey era on Spider-Man22. Alan Moore
23. Esteban Maroto
24. Jamie Delano
25. Neal Adam’s issues of Batman
26. Alfredo Alcala’s inking
27. FOOM!28. Hawkeye’s unrequited love for the Black Widow and the Scarlet Witch
29. The Elektra saga
30. Mike Mignola’s adaptations of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
31. Tomb of Dracula
32. Fantastic Four #48 to #60
33. B&W Marvels from the early ‘70s – especially the first 20 issues of The Savage Sword of Conan
34. Steve Gerber’s Howard the Duck
35. Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis
36. Sandman #6
37. Covers by Adam Hughes
38. Doom Patrol by Grant Morrison
39. Shade the Changing Man #1 to #50
40. The Invisibles #12: ‘Best Man Fall’
41. New Avengers #26: Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch together for a single night!
42. The Ultimates volumes one and two
43. The Marvel Civil War and Secret Invasion concepts
44. Les Passagers du Vent by Francois Bourgeon
45. Alias by Brian Michael Bendis
46. The P Craig Russell run on Killraven/War of the Worlds
47. Jim Starlin’s run on Warlock
48. Ra's Al Ghul
49. Emma Frost
50. Early ‘70s DC covers

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