21:00 -- I didn't realize Joe Simon's final work was on this series. Or was it just old inventory?
32:42 -- Ah, I didn't realize the Pre-Jack Knight Starman debuted in this series. Now I see where you were going with the whole James Robinson thing last episode.
I don't think I understood just how bad this series was until Cody began comparing it to Marvel Feature, and it came up so very short in contrast. Forget Iron Fist; what about Dr. Strange volume 2? And while Warlock didn't end up going anywhere as a result of his run on Marvel Feature, it was still a quality work.
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Post by Roquefort Raider on May 12, 2017 10:39:03 GMT -5
It goes without saying, as you say, that issue #8 is the best of the entire run... and I'd go as far as to say it's the best Dr. Fate story ever. To anyone who doesn't know the character, it's a brilliant and engrossing introduction, rife with future possibilities. And such excellent art! Such a sense of design!
Had some stuff going on earlier this year which kept me away from many leisure activities, but I finally got through your enjoyable podcasts, listening to this last episode yesterday. First, as a general comment, I have to say that I'm entirely in agreement with most of your guests about the "most-overrated" comics creator (i.e., Grant Morrison). Second, as to this specific episode, I really found it interesting (as I did previous installments), even though I haven't read many of these First Issue Specials. Actually, I've only read one of the stories, the wonderful Dr. Fate issue, because it's reprinted in the equally wonderful Art of Walter Simonson tpb that I have. And since Mike Vosburg came up, I think it's worth pointing out that soon after he drew the Starman story you guys discussed, he was the penciler on a rather odd, short-lived SF series published by DC called Starfire. I had all 8 issues back in the day, and have rather fond memories of it. Even though it was a really uneven series, storywise (with 3 or 4 different writers over its brief run), Vosburg's art was really quite good throughout. He's also one of those rare artists whose style meshes well with Vince Colletta's inks. If you ever want to cover that series for your show, I'm your man...