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Posts tagged ‘West Coast Avengers’

Trade-in: Witch crazy

November 12th, 2019

When I first set about acquiring collected editions of “most favored” funnybooks, John Byrne’s year-long stint on West Coast Avengers/Avengers West Coast was near the top of my wantlist. The run was controversial as it unfolded and remains so among segments of fandom who still give a flying fart about thirty year old superhero stories. […]

Go west, young fan

June 20th, 2016

Fellow quarter bin enthusiast Greg Araujo put forward a trio of questions. They’re great and I’ll try to answer them all in time, but today I’m going to take a swing at #3’s twin queries: Is there a beloved story or story line you dislike? There are a number of fan-favorite funnybooks that do nothing […]

Is it possible for a creative work to be brilliant and horrible in equal measure? I’m not talking about things like Birth of a Nation or Triumph of the Will, cheap where masterful artistic craftsmanship was placed in service of hateful ideologies. I’m talking about works where gold and garbage are so closely intermingled that […]

We’ve reached the final installment of this year’s Decembric delving of unsung underdogs near and dear to my heart, urticaria and so I’ve decided to close things out with a character who retains a substantial fan following yet has also acquired a quite vocal chorus of haters in recent years. I am, website of course, […]

The West Coast Avengers… …thought Chris Brown got a raw deal, this too. (Some context can be found here and here.)

Just a reminder…

May 25th, 2010

Wonder Man… …is, sick like, totally stoked, dudes. (Dedicated to the World’s Biggest Simon Williams Fan.)

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