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Umm...didn't I kinda' cite that in the Wiki quote?captcomic83,Aug 4 2011 wrote: The Gwen Stacy clone DID show up in 'Maximum Clonage', as seen here:
Scrooge McSuck wrote:I'm too hefty for my slacks. The zippers off it's tracks. I've stretched it to the maa-a-a-a-x.
What is a DAV store anyway?Erick Von Erich,Aug 5 2011 wrote: Pinned. For you! Now give me a hug (sorry, it's those Corgis).
I think Mark Waid's okay and good for comics. He doesn't hit a homerun with everything, but I think he understands the overall feel of comics and the characterization of characters. I actually thought his few issues on "X-men" in the mid-90's were some of the more read-able issues of that era. Plus, "Kingdom Come" which was sort of a middle finger to early 90's comics.
So, I've been donating some of my "overstock comics" to the local DAV; along with the usual old t-shirts, curtains and other shit. I tossed out a buncha' crap from Neal Adams' "Continuity Comics". I always thought it was funny that even though their name was "Continuity", they had an incredibly lazy and inconsistent schedule. Something like 8 issues... published over the course of 4 years.
They may be some of the worst comics I've ever read. Awful writing, full of unnecessary violence and the dialogue is quite bad. In an issue of "Zero Patrol", one panel has a spaceship crashing into an alien and a character yelling: "Yeah! You ripped that thing's ass right off!!" On the very next page is a subscription ad for Continuity, aimed at kids, saying stuff like: "shouldn't your kids be reading Continuity Comics?!" Hilarious.
Some of the titles I threw out were:
-Megalith: their supposed flagship character, who's basically an immature Superman in a tight t-shirt.
-Armor and Silver Streak: two brothers; one has a buncha' medieval "armor", hence the name. While Silver Streak is a basic early 80's JLA leftover. Has goggles and he...umm.. shoots stuff. I guess. They fly around space for whatever reason.
-Revengers: All three of the above losers...as a TEAM! Gee, I wonder where their team name came from?
-Ms. Mystic: an environmentalist sorceror chick, with antennae, long white hair and a gray body stocking. Very discombobulated stories.
-Zero Patrol: sort of like the Fantastic Four... if they didn't have powers. Five losers fly around space; including two hot chicks and a guy with Reed Richards' hair. Reads like a bad knock-off of 1970's Star Trek comics (which were bad to begin with). In one issue, the brunette hot chick gets captured by some random bad guys... but her shirt falls open and she walks around the rest of the story with her juggs hanging out. It's obvious that she's supposed to exposed, but it seems like an editorial touch-up job went and colored over the nip-shots.
Bad, bad stuff all around. I felt bad giving these away. Someone at the DAV store will see "Comics" and bring them home for their kid... then the kid will never read comics again after flipping through this junk. I know there's some fandom around the Internets for these rags (Neal Adams junkies, mostly), but they are terrible.