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Top 5 favorite long comics runs by a writer or artist

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A lot of Japanese comics have very long runs, so it was inevitable, really.

You've never seen the film they made of Akira?

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No, the only anime I know about is DBZ and pokemon style stuff, and porn (I don't watch it). Didn't know there was good arty stuff.

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He did? Oops, I must have miscounted. Thanks.

 

It wasn't so much the number of issues as the fact that they were largely non-consecutive which really stands out to me, though - he was a regular contributor to the book, but it really wasn't a "run" on the title in the way which the term generally connotes to a modern reader. On the other hand, Grant/Breyfogle's 'Tec run (which I never mentioned, by the way - 'twas only O'Neill I was calling you out on), completely qualifies for me, even if they didn't quite make it to the arbitrarily-decided 40-issue mark.

Yeah I can see your point about O'Neil's Det work it wasn't very consecutive so yeah that one doesn't really count. Also great fucking list man you really have some fantastic choices on there.

 

And to everyone else, the resident comic book curator agrees with my Grant choice so ha ha ha ha nanny nanny boo boo. :boogie:

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Not the Japanese stuff.

 

And not the western stuff for that matter, I don't think watching hardcore stuff is healthy.

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I don't think there's anything wrong with softcore stuff, but I really think watching hardcore porn screws people up.

 

I mean I say this as a lonely virgin, but it's something people wasn't really watching 30 years ago, or even at all in the same scale before the internet.

 

VHS porn was something a select greasy few would buy.

 

But this shouldn't be the porn topic.

 

What makes Mark the resident comics curator?

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The rest of us have social lives.

 

Writers:

Carl Barks - Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Walt Disney's Comics & Stories

Jamie Delano - Hellblazer

Alan Grant - Doomlord, Detective Comics

Alan Moore - Swamp Thing

Neil Gaiman - Sandman

 

Artists:

Carl Barks - Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Walt Disney's Comics & Stories

Sean Philips - Hellblazer

John Burns - The Fists of Danny Pyke [not porn]

Rex Archer - Crowe Street Comp

Mike Allred - X-Force + X-Statix

 

I had to leave out so many writers that the "top 5" is meaningless. How could I not include Pat Mills for Charley's War? John Wagner for Monster? Garth Ennis for Punisher? Etc etc. And why isn't John Romita senior in my artists list? It's mental. I blame Christian.

 

 

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I don't think there's anything wrong with softcore stuff, but I really think watching hardcore porn screws people up.

 

I mean I say this as a lonely virgin, but it's something people wasn't really watching 30 years ago, or even at all in the same scale before the internet.

 

VHS porn was something a select greasy few would buy.

 

That's why I pretty much stick to good old fashioned voyeuristic peeping Tomming (is it correct to make Peeping Tom into a gerund?).

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Exactly! Fucking technology is messing up our natures!

Something else you might like to try, paint pictures of women's bodies with gigantic breasts and asses on vases and then worship them as fertility objects.

Let's get back to purity people!

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Vases?

 

Ha!

 

You need clay to make vases!

 

For most of human history, we didn't have clay!

 

MAYBE you can draw large-breasted women on a cave wall, but I'm not sure about that.

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I don't think there's anything wrong with softcore stuff, but I really think watching hardcore porn screws people up.

 

I mean I say this as a lonely virgin, but it's something people wasn't really watching 30 years ago, or even at all in the same scale before the internet.

 

VHS porn was something a select greasy few would buy.

 

That's why I pretty much stick to good old fashioned voyeuristic peeping Tomming (is it correct to make Peeping Tom into a gerund?).

 

 

I think that Peeping Toms engage in Tom-Peeping.

 

And I work at a college, so that must be right.

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Vases?

 

Ha!

 

You need clay to make vases!

 

For most of human history, we didn't have clay!

 

MAYBE you can draw large-breasted women on a cave wall, but I'm not sure about that.

 

You're wrong about clay, but right about vases if you want to be technical.

Well, I don't know if ancient Greece precludes "most of human history".

 

There's the Neolithic Venuses though, to be more exact, if you wish for exactness in joking comments.

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Wow I would call out someone on going way the fuck off topic if it wasn't for the mere fact that it was the topic starter who is responsible for the skew. So anyway we were talking about the great artists of the comics trade right?

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Drawlers:

 

John Buscema- Conan the Barbarian

Jack Kirby- Fantastic Four

Tim Bradstreet- "Frank, Skulls, and Guns."

Al Plastino (with help from Wayne Boring and Curt Swan)- Action Comics and Superman

Dave McKean- Sandman Covers

 

Writists:

 

Jamie Delano- Hellblazer

Jerry Siegel- Action Comics and Superman

Garth Ennis- Hitman

Roy Thomas- Savage Sword of Conan

Hernandez Bros- Love and Rockets

 

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Ok then replace those with:

 

Cary Nord/Dave Stewart- Conan

Gil Kane- Green Lantern

 

Better?

 

(I can already hear the chorus of 'no's)

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I can't imagine anybody having issue with Gil Kane's run on Green Lantern. Frankly, if anybody did it's likely that Mark, Venkman and Ade have formed a three way alliance to take them out and dispose of them.

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Is Bone much better in color?

 

I've never seen the newer, colorized versions (did they get around releasing the whole series in color yet?).

 

Most of the time I dislike color comics that have been reprinted in black and white. However, if they were originally drawn as b/w I prefer the non-colorized versions (the same thing can be said of sane people and b/w films).

 

The idea of Bone in color gives me the Gitchy.

Edited by Tony B.

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Frankly, if anybody did it's likely that Mark, Venkman and Ade have formed a three way alliance to take them out and dispose of them.

 

Times like this, I wish I could see myself through the eyes of others...but I just know there'd be a sniper rifle in front of them :blink:

 

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Sorry, Venks: I thought you were big on the silver age stuff.

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