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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post


    Has no one mentioned Tower? In additon to publishing T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS, they also did Tippy Teen.
    The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents' rights moved to JC Comics, which only published 2 decent issues and some reprints. Around the same time, Deluxe Comics pretended to own the rights, hired (but allegedly never paid) some of the greatest talents in the industry and published 5 awesome issues. They had George Perez, Dave Cockrum, Jerry Ordway, Steve Ditko, Keith Giffen (along with his Legion partner in crime, the Bierbaums), Steve Englehart, Murphy Anderson... such great comics came out of that ugly chapter.

    The DC tried a different twist to abysmal sales, and IDW did a mini series featuring the classic agents which was quite good.
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    Meanwhile, Martin Goodman bought the rights to Tippy Teen from Tower and reprinted those comics as VICKI, for four issues under Atlas (Seaboard). Tippy was arguably the most successful creation from Tower, in that she and her friends (Go-Go and Animal) had a longer run than the Tower super-heroes--teen humour comics were quite the rage in the late 1960s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    I'm a big Shooter fan. I wish we could see more of Defiant and Broadway Comics' characters. Might be nostalgia but I thought their comics were great.
    Agreed. I would love to see a continuation of Desiree Hopewell's Fatale.

    Quote Originally Posted by shooshoomanjoe View Post
    Future and Virtual Comics were fun too. I know Triumphant Comics has a bad rap but I enjoyed all their titles.
    Also, don't forget Neil Gaiman's Tekno/Big Entertainment:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    I did like Mark Waid's Sherlockian "Ruse" that he did for CrossGen. May have those issues laying around somewhere.
    CrossGen put out some beautiful art, but they were among the first publishers to give up on single issue stories and write everything for trade paperback publication. So their stories were good, if you waited long enough to read 6+ issues at once, but following them month to month was kinda slow enough to be a little frustrating. And I liked that they hit pretty much every genre available, except superheroes. I actually collected most of their stuff at the time.
    Just re-reading my old collection, filling in the occasional gap with back issues, not buying anything new.

    Currently working my way through 1990's Flash, Impulse, and JLA, and occasional other related stuff.

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    Anytime I see any of the old Comico line out in the wild I grab them.

    I've owned this TMNT Karate Manuel for about 20 years and I'm always looking for an opportunity to dig through a long box at a flea market or sale. I've NEVER seen any more of the Solson Publications in person outside of Instagram. They must have been a super low print run but they put out several titles.


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    Don't forget Gladstone who did Disney and ec comics stories. (what a odd mix)

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    Then there was gemstone as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    Are their X-Files comics any good?

    They were pretty good. The only real problem was that some of the issues had all of the art done (and done well) by Charlie Adlard, except for Mulder and Scully's faces which were drawn by a completely different artist. It was very jarring.

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    First Comics had a unique shared universe. Most of their titles were set in their own universes but were all connected through Cynosure from their Grimjack series.

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    The brief popularity of camp comics produced a mini-boom of fly-by-night companies in the 1960s--not as many as in the 1940s--but enough. One was M.F. Enterprises who published CAPTAIN MARVEL.



    And another was Lightning Comics who published FATMAN, THE HUMAN FLYING SAUCER, by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck.
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