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Five Years Later
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Joined: 31 Jul 2006, 14:56

11 Nov 2011, 03:56 #81

GHastly55 wrote:
Five Years Later wrote:I'm surprised that Avengers stays so popular with Bob Hall(?)
5YL, it's not the art in that period of AVENGERS that folks are interested in, it's the storylines by Englehart. This is one of the classic periods in the run.
I know that's what people think.  Still surprised.
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Modern Age
Joined: 07 Dec 2010, 06:50

11 Nov 2011, 04:23 #82

I was sad to see Battle so low on the Atlas list.  The Battlefield volume may be my favorite volume so far in a line I love to pieces and Battle looks like more of the same.

Still I'm glad to see Thor and Sgt Fury both do pretty well on the survey.  I've been surprised just how much I like Buscema on Thor  (got a real big kick out of the Hela storyline in the last volume) and I would love to see all of Sgt Fury masterworked.  
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Marshall Crist
Silver Age
Joined: 29 Nov 2005, 15:30

11 Nov 2011, 04:39 #83

 Thanks for pointing out any errors!
Oh, also the "spacemen" volume would contain SPACEMAN #1-5 and SPACE SQUADRON #1-6.  (Technically, #6 was called SPACE WORLDS.)
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Marshall Crist
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Joined: 29 Nov 2005, 15:30

11 Nov 2011, 04:42 #84

Oddsblood wrote:I was sad to see Battle so low on the Atlas list.   

I plan on finally picking up BATTLEFIELD in January, but I don't think I will be terribly into it.  My sadness resides in the Marvel Age, where there are books I'd love to buy, but none of them are in the Top 20.

Edit: Actually, I guess they'd all be new lines, and therefore would not be included in the results so far.

    
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Joined: 06 Dec 2005, 07:30

11 Nov 2011, 07:58 #85

Marshall Crist wrote:
I plan on finally picking up BATTLEFIELD in January, but I don't think I will be terribly into it.  My sadness resides in the Marvel Age, where there are books I'd love to buy, but none of them are in the Top 20.
I enjoyed Battlefield much more than I thought I would. The art is good to GREAT, and stories are MUCH better than one could expect. Not perhaps EC good, but many of them are pretty close. Some flag-waving stuff as well, of course.
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Marshall Crist
Silver Age
Joined: 29 Nov 2005, 15:30

11 Nov 2011, 08:33 #86

I used to own the last six or seven issues of BATTLE, and even with the Kirby art it was a tough slog for me. Just not my genre. But who can say?
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Matthew McCallum
Silver Age
Joined: 13 Jun 2010, 20:18

12 Nov 2011, 01:37 #87

Diverted by the other controversies of the day, I wanted to share my thoughts on the future Golden Age and Atlas Era Masterworks:

Nice to see Timely Rarities soar to the top of the chart, and Blonde Phantom surge into the Top 5. Here's hoping both of those releases happen in the next couple of years.

Very interesting that World Of Fantasy / Strange Worlds nails the number three spot, leaping ahead of a number of more established titles. Likewise the Spaceman done-in-one makes it into the Top 6. If those titles aren't on Cory's radar for the near term, I hope these results are a couple of big blips.

Speaking of not on the radar, I'm pleased to see that Kent Blake Of The Secret Service -- a title that I requested added to the mix when I beta-tested the survey -- did not finish in the bottom AND managed 5 first place votes! (The other four of you need to PM me and we'll form a club.) For a relatively unheralded title from a lesser genre, I think that's not a bad first showing and I hope in future surveys this volume will pick up steam.
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Marshall Crist
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Joined: 29 Nov 2005, 15:30

12 Nov 2011, 01:51 #88

I'd buy Kent Blake, for sure.
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Joined: 03 Jul 2010, 03:26

12 Nov 2011, 02:11 #89

Very excited to see the interest in all the support for each of the Top 6 in the Golden Age.  I really hope Marvel continues to release these series on a regular schedule.  It's just amazing that we have the opportunity to read some of these books in this format.
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12 Nov 2011, 02:42 #90

I have had a very long day, including building two MM preview pages, launching two controversies, and getting chased by a herd of 20 menacing cows.

I won't have an update on the survey today, but I will be continuing work on it tomorrow. BTW, Dugan is out of town this weekend so there won't be any updates on the Current News page until he gets back.
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Joined: 30 Mar 2004, 15:05

12 Nov 2011, 03:24 #91

and getting chased by a herd of 20 menacing cows
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Five Years Later
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Joined: 31 Jul 2006, 14:56

12 Nov 2011, 04:03 #92

Can Marvel even publish a book entitled: JOKER ????
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12 Nov 2011, 05:29 #93

Gormu said:
the Survey. Go have a look!



Link ... please.
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Indefatigable Fjor
Golden Age
Joined: 06 Feb 2003, 03:51

12 Nov 2011, 06:53 #94

Joseph William Marek wrote: Gormu said:

the Survey. Go have a look!



Link ... please.
It's the same as before, except now page four and five are "active"

Here are the direct links:

http://www.collectededitions.com/survey/2011_4.html

http://www.collectededitions.com/survey/2011_5.html
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atomicknights2
Modern Age
Joined: 27 Dec 2009, 17:08

12 Nov 2011, 17:19 #95

RE: page VI of the survey, below the TTA #4 announcement: And lookie here! Another line of top shelf Marvel monsters comes to a close. Tales to Astonish has actually already been solicited for January 2012, which will whet the appetite for Tales of Suspense Vol. 4 to hit the schedule. Combined with the Amazing Fantasy Omnibus, this will insure that all the monster/sci-fi/suspense stories published during the dawning of the Marvel Age of Comics are now in hardcover.

Well, the STales and JIM monster issues are not yet published. Darn it!
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13 Nov 2011, 00:57 #96

Here's page 6 of the Survey, concerning the question of new Marvel Age lines. More than a couple surprises to be found!

NEW MARVEL AGE LINES
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13 Nov 2011, 00:59 #97

atomicknights2 wrote:RE: page VI of the survey, below the TTA #4 announcement: And lookie here! Another line of top shelf Marvel monsters comes to a close. Tales to Astonish has actually already been solicited for January 2012, which will whet the appetite for Tales of Suspense Vol. 4 to hit the schedule. Combined with the Amazing Fantasy Omnibus, this will insure that all the monster/sci-fi/suspense stories published during the dawning of the Marvel Age of Comics are now in hardcover.



Well, the STales and JIM monster issues are not yet published. Darn it!

You are correct, sir! But they're very, very close to starting their respective runs... I'll edit that section accordingly, though.
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Sentry 459
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Joined: 30 Dec 2007, 22:12

13 Nov 2011, 01:00 #98

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13 Nov 2011, 01:04 #99

Sentry 459 wrote:Service Unavailable. Problem Loading Page.

Not me. Anybody else having a problem?
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Sentry 459
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13 Nov 2011, 01:05 #100

Gormuu wrote:
Sentry 459 wrote:Service Unavailable. Problem Loading Page.

Not me. Anybody else having a problem?
It's working now. 
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