"that alternate universe thing was called the age of apokolpyse. awesome storyline, but the reason i had to quit buying marvel. i couldnt afford to buy every issue they put out each month to keep up with the storyline"
Was this the beginning of the end for Marvel? Sorry I'm 2 years late, but I remember that whole Age of Apocolypse being the last phase of my comic interest as well. It was fucking cool, but there was just too much to follow that I gave up. I remember around that same time there was some Spider-Man storyline with a shitload of symbiote aliens, and I was totally lost. I recently saw an issue of Spider-Man where Aunt May was alive again, and then a Venom issue with depressingly mediocre artwork. I hate the way they color those books now. Marvel really sucks.
Oh, and I don't really have much to say about this flyer.
i just read batman:the cult with art by bernie wrightson and his stuff is unbelievable. he also did some late 80's punisher war journal stuff and swamp thing and a bunch of stuff for stephen king, book covers and such, cycle of the werewolf.
his stuff is just amazing. theres no point in becoming an illustrator after seeing his stuff, he's just too good.
I have owned approxametly 10 comic books in my life. All of them were given to me. I have never payed money for a comic book. They always seemed like such a rip off. They draw you in with an awesomew cover and when you open the thing it's all shit inside. Crappy art and a boring story.
that alternate universe thing was called the age of apokolpyse. awesome storyline, but the reason i had to quit buying marvel. i couldnt afford to buy every issue they put out each month to keep up with the storyline
I have the entire Buscema Silver Surfer run, Avengers #35-100, most Daredevils up to #100 & tons of other stuff like Barry Smith's Conan.
I'm working on the entire Tomb of Dracula run. Gene Colan RULES
it also looks like the same characters are there, shadowcat and night crawler (what ever happened to excaliber?) gambit have no ide who the chick is with the head dress, wolverine who somehow got his adamantium back right? i loved the wolverine rune after magneto ripped his adamantium out. rouge, collosis (I thought he defected to the evil mutants?) and storm bact to her orriginal headress
this is a newer issue right?
My first job at like 15 or 16 was in a Comic Shop. I was like the worst employee casue I didn't really read the damned things. People would ask me questions and get all bent out of shape when I didn't know what the fuck they were talking about. So in effect the cientelle of comic shops turned me off from comics. I'll still pick one up every once in a while if the cover is interesting though.
i was collecting from 1980-1995 actively now i just buy graphic novels and trade paperbacks but i was marvel all the way till the late 80's and all the upstart labels started producing great books like dr. mirage and spawn
i started reading the x-men when they were hiding in Australia and fighiting the reavers/lady deathstrike. and there was something about a seige perilous and storm came back as a kid, gambit was introduced... then, when x-men got huge, they launched about 5 extra books and you could't keep track of the story unless you dropped about $30 a week on comics. fuck that.
i did score about 30 issues from the 70's (including the dark phoenix saga) from my english teacher in high school for cheap.
hell yeah richie, that was when the time lines got all screwed up because leigien went back in time to kill magneto but killed xavier instead, killer killer series but after everyting returned to normal the x-books went to shit with the storey line and i stopped buying them that was like 1995 i think. that was also when andy kubrik was drawing x men and there was some killer art and comics were still printed on news print
I forget exactly what they called it but the alternate X-Men universe books from the late 90's were killer. I think the premise was that Xavier was dead and that Magneto was the leader of the X-Men. Wolverine was a bad guy and Sabretooth was good and so forth.
marvel let this title crash and burn, i like the late 70's and 80's x-ment the best. one title one storey line and continuity, i tried to read some of the later stuff and was sooooo lost i just said screw it, i'm not about to spend thousands to update back issues to read a storey that doesn't make sence any more
marvel sucks now