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Miscellaneous comics I done read and what I thought of 'em

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« Reply #120 on: November 24, 2014, 09:21:00 am »

I received volume one of Ms. Marvel Masterworks this past weekend. While never an outstanding series, the stories are mostly solid -- and comparable with most B-list titles of that era. I will say that Jim Mooney is a much better illustrator than inker. His work on issue four is very comparable with John Buscema's work on issues 1-3. Of course, the inks by Joe Sinnott help a great deal, but you can't really put lipstick on a pig.

There is also one issue drawn by Carmine Infantino and finished by Steve Leiloha. Separately, they would later be illustrators on the Spider-Woman series.

Probably the most significant issue collected in this volume is Ms. Marvel #9 which features the debut of Deathbird (designed by Dave Cockrum). I love how Alden's Department Store (my family used to get their Christmas catalog) turned out to be a front for an AIM base.

There is also a fun cameo by Dracula when Carol Danvers visits here parents in Boston.

To me, the character really came into her own when she ditched the Mar-Vell inspired outfit, but that will happen in volume two.
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« Reply #121 on: November 24, 2014, 04:35:49 pm »

Cool stuff K.

I often wonder what happened to people like Steve Leiloha and Steve Lightle? I guess they're at the age that could be technically "retired" if they wanted to be.
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« Reply #122 on: November 24, 2014, 08:04:05 pm »

The rumor about Lightle back in the day was that he was too slow to keep up a monthly schedule.  Glad to hear he's still in the game.  I'd always assumed he'd gone into advertising or was doing storyboards for the TV/film industry. 
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« Reply #123 on: November 25, 2014, 11:27:01 am »

I know that Leiloha was the inker on Fables wen it launched. His style was quite different from his 70s/80s work. Actually his 80s work on New Mutants was a bit more graphic/simpler than his work on Spider-Woman. I believe he is/was married to Trina Robbins. They separately illustrated the Who's Who entries for GA Cheetah and BA Cheetah (Debbie Domaine -- my favorite version of the character).

I wouldn't mind seeing Lightle on a Legion series. That title would really need an artist who could put an artistic stamp on it.
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« Reply #124 on: June 02, 2015, 11:12:52 pm »

Been reading a lot of REH stuff recently on the tablet. The Savage Sword mag from Dark Horse is great. Picked the first 9 issues cheap during a sale a few weeks back. Also picked up Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods on sale. Thor & Loki are a big part of the story, so I was sold. Love to see the different interpretations of the Odinson. I'm on to the last issue & the story has been good so far.  Cool
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« Reply #125 on: June 03, 2015, 04:58:10 am »

Awesome Josey.

I'm a longtime fan of Bob Howard. Those Frazetta covers sucked me in when I was a kid.

While I've got a run of Conan the Barbarian, I've not read all the Savage Sword issues because they were so expensive to this wee lad at the time.
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