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    What old comics do you miss the most today where they were popular at the drug store, grocery store or at a super market? Back then I loved these


    Marvel Comics Presents
    Any annuals for X Men or Amazing Spider Man
    What The?! an old childhood favorite of mine
    Groo during the early 1980s

    Bonus. NOW Comics a big deal back then where it was Fright Night, Ghostbusters and Terminator

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    The last one that I remember haunting the racks at my neighborhood convenience was Marvel Saga. Formalizing a Marvel history was a concept doomed to failure, considering writers love to re-invent the wheel, but it was fun while it lasted.

    I also miss Two-Gun Kid and the Ringo Kid. They were not great or insightful literature, but they were fun to read.

    And, of course, the one series that I was constantly searching for in the racks was Jungle Action featuring the Black Panther. Don McGregor's writing and Billy Graham's artwork left me equally awed.
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    Back then, my faves were:

    New Defenders (the team with Angel, Iceman, Beast, Moondragon, Gargoyle and Valkyrie)
    New Mutants (the first three years, from #1 up through the Sienkiewicz era)
    Dr. Strange and Strange Tales (the Roger Stern and Peter B. Gillis runs)
    Power Man & Iron Fist
    Micronauts: The New Voyages (we didn't have a comic shop, so I never saw the original run)

    But, of course... those weren't what was 'popular'.
    Batman, Spiderman, Superman... those were the popular ones.
    I just have always had a hard time getting into what was popular for some reason.
    I have more offbeat tastes.
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    The old Sub-Mariner series from the late sixties. Every couple issues there would be a cool villain like Tiger Shark or Orka show up, with Stingray and Triton showing up in a buddy role. Loved every issue.

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    Have to agree on the old Sub-Mariner issues especially when John Buscema or Gene Colan was doing the art. Speaking of Namor, I miss the old Super-Villain Team-Up issues. It wasn't exactly consistent in the quality since it had many different writers and artists. I wish they had revisited that Sub-Mariner/Doom alliance with Dark Reign and the Cabal but they never really teamed up although they did talk about it right after the meeting with Osborn.

    I also miss the old What If series. Every so often Marvel would do it as a mini event but they've not done one is some years
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    Some books are What If in all but name. Renew Your Vows is "What If One More Day Never Happened?" Spider-Gwen is primarily "What If Gwen Stacy Got Bitten By the Radioactive Spider Instead of Peter Parker?" and has also done "What If Captain America Was Female?", "What If Silk Was a Villain?", "What If Spider-Woman Was Male?", "What If Daredevil Was The Kingpin?" and a whole bunch of other things!

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    new warriors

    What If series

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    Original Defenders

    Original Avengers

    Original Fantastic Four

    Power Man/Iron Fist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digifiend View Post
    Some books are What If in all but name. Renew Your Vows is "What If One More Day Never Happened?" Spider-Gwen is primarily "What If Gwen Stacy Got Bitten By the Radioactive Spider Instead of Peter Parker?" and has also done "What If Captain America Was Female?", "What If Silk Was a Villain?", "What If Spider-Woman Was Male?", "What If Daredevil Was The Kingpin?" and a whole bunch of other things!
    Guess you're right about that. Spider-Girl started from a What If story and lasted 100 issues IIRC

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    Master of Kung Fu esp the Doug Moench/Paul Gulacy run.
    Tomb of Dracula (Marv Wolfman & Gene Colan)
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    The X-Men.

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    it appeared twenty years ago and only lasted 7 issues, but i really dug marvel universe and thought it had a world of potential. it was basically designed to showcase stories prior to fantastic four #1 hitting the stands; the first arc featured the invaders, the second arc paid tribute to marvel's monster hunter era.

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    Generation X, Lobdell/Bachalo era.

    Slingers! What a fun comic, although the end issues were rushed due to cancellation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Phoenix View Post
    new warriors

    What If series
    The entire current Marvel universe is a What If series.
    I've died before. It was boring, so I stood up

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    Quote Originally Posted by paurru View Post
    What old comics do you miss the most today where they were popular at the drug store, grocery store or at a super market? Back then I loved these


    Marvel Comics Presents
    Any annuals for X Men or Amazing Spider Man
    What The?! an old childhood favorite of mine
    Groo during the early 1980s

    Bonus. NOW Comics a big deal back then where it was Fright Night, Ghostbusters and Terminator

    circa 1986 - 1990

    everything, basically.

    Even Marvel Age was fun for the insider articles and previews. Before the internet era.

    catching the Marvel Universe character publication books. Again, before Internet Wikis on everybody.

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