Marvel's The Punisher drops some truth by suggesting a one-night-stand with a vigilante is preferable than dating a drummer...
Well, that's a tough one to dispute.
From The Punisher Season 2 Episode 1
Stan had the gift of making readers feel like they were part of a community and there was never a better ambassador for the entire comics industry.
Any writer would love to have the amount of hits he had... Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, and the X-Men (co-created with artists Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan and John Romita)
Stan’s presence has been in my life since the mid-70’s... he was a true legend.
The 'Justice League' and 'Justice League Unlimited' animated series got it right way back in 2001-2006.
I mentioned something similar in my previous post, The REAL Batman Superman Movie, and felt the need to post an alternative after watching the 2017 Justice League release. The two animated series were from the team of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini who had already created a successful shows each for Batman and Superman.
The movie juggles multiple heroes and villains while still pushing pushing the story along. You actually care about the characters and believe that there is some logic what motivates them.
So if you're feeling bummed after watching the recent Justice League movie, then sit back and full screen this far superior version of the JLA.
To celebrate #NationalComicBookDay, here's a throwback to NYC 1985...
My best friend & I were broke away from our high school tour group in NYC to sneak inside the Marvel
building. Out intent was to crash the place, get an office tour, and meet some creators. When the elevator
doors opened, we were stunned by the giant wall mural (and the realization that our group would leave us)
so I took a quick pic of the lobby before the elevator doors closed.
This was way before 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' taught us how to survive without adults so give
us a break! 😉😁
Pretty sure this was when the Marvel Building was located at their 330 West 42nd Street address by Hell's Kitchen (s/o Daredevil of course)...
According to writer /artist Tony Isabella, DC didn’t want to pay him part of their cut from licensing characters for “Super Friends” and Hanna Barbara didn’t want to pay extra for the right to use the character. So, they created the character Black Vulcan as a copy of the character and DC let them do it.
In response, Isabella wrote the last story of Black Lightning called “The Other Black Lightning” where a villain called Barbara Hanna used a Black Lightning impostor as part of her crime syndicate. DC published the story anyway, as Isabella said in an interview “I don’t think they realized what I was doing there.”
Black Vulcan was pretty cool though... read Marc Tyler Nobleman's interview with the voice of Black Vulcan, Buster Jones.
Got my hands on a copy of Giant Size X-Men #1... haven't owned one since trading it away for some '76-era FF's in grade school.
Smuggling comics into school borders was tough and I was the kingpin of the network. Once of my favorite methods was to wrap several layers of comics around both shin/calf areas and pull my long gym socks over them. You could get 24 issues in if you really tried! I was really into the Fantastic Four at that time and traded my Giant Size X-Men #1 to The Johns (John M. and John D. - two of my fellow comic book mules) for some FF issues. There was no value on any of the issues and they were just something we enjoyed... the collectible after market was a long way off.
Once after getting busted by my elementary teacher, I told her that 'comics were the only thing that I saved and spent my own money to buy... they made me want to read more.' I feel like I almost had her convinced but she don't go for it so my criminal career continued.
It's really good to see this issue in person again... a true landmark issue!