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    Hal
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    • Treant

    Spotted an article about the 10 Best Marvel Comics storylines and thought it might spark some chat over here.

     

    Not sure how many of you read comics. I like them a lot but I generally like the darker DC stuff 🙂

     

    10 Best Marvel Comics

     

    Hal :hal:

    #645220
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    Secret Wars? I certainly wouldn’t have put that on the list.

     

    It’s funny, when I was reading comics regularly DC meant crazy stuff with wafer-thin plots and wall-to-wall goofiness, whereas Marvel was seen as much more mature, dealing with relationships and “real world” problems inside the supers framework. Somewhere along the way it all turned around. Still a huge Plastic Man fan, though 😉

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    Twyst
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    • Bullywug

    I got as far as Secret Wars and had to stop. 5 popup ads per article is over my normal limit.

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    Dr_Jomster
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    • Orc

    I was a bit surprised by Secret Wars as well. George Perez of course also did the rather lovely cover for Champions 4e… 🙂

    Now Claremont X-Men on the other hand, wasn’t such a surprise. That period of X-Men is my longest run on Marvel and was great stuff. Particularly as it was before the mass proliferation of related titles and huge cross over events!

    As for Mark Millar. Don’t get me started on that topic…. If you’re familiar with his “contribution” to 2000AD, you’ll know what I’m talking about… :/

    #645223
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    I got as far as Secret Wars and had to stop. 5 popup ads per article is over my normal limit.

     

    Ad blockers have improved my online experience immeasurably.

    #645224
    Hal
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    • Treant

    For those who don’t use Google Chrome and are having ad issues 🙂

     

    10. Days of Future Past

    9. Annihilation

    8. The Coming of Galactus

    7. Daredevil: Born Again

    6. Secret Wars

    5. Age of Apocalypse

    4. Civil War

    3. The Night Gwen Stacy Died

    2. Dark Phoenix Saga

    1. Infinity Gauntlet

     

    And look – useful Amazon links for those who are feeling nostalgic 🙂

     

    Hal :hal:

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    And at the other end of the spectrum, here’s 5 Insane Marvel Comics Storylines That Would Make Terrible Movies. 🙂

    5. Captain America Wolfs Out

    4. The Punisher Becomes An African-American

    3. Iron Man’s Suit Comes Alive, Falls In Love With Tony Stark

    2. Spider-Man Kills Mary Jane With Radioactive Sperm

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    1. She-Thing Ruins Everything Forever

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    Hal
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    • Treant

    Thankfully those are alternate reality storylines 🙂

     

    She-Thing (shivers)

     

    Hal :hal:

    #645227
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    But did you know that Eminem is a Marvel character? :O

    4: Due to strange laws in USA, importing toys resembling humans are taxed higher than those that dont. Marvel successfully argued in court that because their X-men action figures are mutants and therefore should be exempt from such higher tax.

    9. In 2002, a 4-year-old boy suffering from hearing loss didn’t want to wear a hearing aid because Super heroes don’t. To get him to wear his hearing aids, Marvel Comics created a super hero with a hearing aid called Blue Ear.

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    10. Marvel has a superhero named Throg. He is a frog that has the power of Thor and is in a superhero group called the Pet Avengers.

    13. In the 1970′s, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel Comics to release the strangest Spiderman comic that discouraged teens from having unprotected sex.

    21. Eminem is a character in the Marvel universe.

    26. In 2003, Marvel Comics announced it was planning to publish a five-part series entitled Di Another Day featuring a resurrected Diana The Princess of Wales, as a mutant with superpowers.

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    Hal
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    • Treant

    Pffft – thats blocked from here…

     

    For those intersted in Princess Diana – how about the Diana: Warrior Princess RPG?

     

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    Hal :hal:

    #645229
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    That’s a classic game. Really ought to get the crew together and record a session.

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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

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    #645231
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider
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    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Are you guys reading Texts from Superheroes yet?

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    riddles
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    • Succubus

    No Excalibur? I think that was the last series I collected.

     

    Possibly 25 years ago though now …

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