I had only dabbled in Avengers comics when Avengers #319 was released. I jumped in with issue #300 and the formation of a new and, to be honest, god awful team. I stuck around for a bit after that because the line-up evolved to include not just Captain America, who I liked, but also Quasar, … Continue reading Avengers (v1) #319-324, “The Crossing Line” is one of the best Avengers stories of all time.
Where do you go after a two year story line finally reaches its climax? And after your superstar artist leaves, to boot? New Warriors 2.0 Aside from the incredible good fortune in landing Darick Robertson to replace Mark Bagley, the next era of the New Warriors was impacted in a big way by what initially … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 3: That time there was almost a 2nd book
Tom DeFalco has never been hip. Now, I say that as a guy who really enjoys DeFalco's work. I'm sucker for old school, hoo-ha, Marvel action stories, and DeFalco writes those like no other. But creating a new generation of superheroes? One that was supposed to cater to teenagers? No. So Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley, … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 2: The Nigh Perfect 25
Back in the early 90's, I had a subscription to the Comics Buyers' Guide. This was before we all had the internet, so it was my main source of information regarding the medium I loved so much. One of the best parts of the newspaper (besides it arriving in my mailbox every week) was a … Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 1: A (Cult) Legend is Born