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    Any of Fletcher Hanks' characters. The scripts, the look, and the insane absurd violence, the totally ludicrous atmosphere Hanks created is just as strange and compelling now as it was duirng the WWII era.

    Hanks' works could've been reprinted in Heavy Metal, or a hippy underground comic, or even a 60's-80's Warren book and they would've fit in perfectly within any of those contexts.

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    For me: Batman, Superman, Captain America, Captain Marvel

    I think both Captains arguably have some of the most interesting or wild Golden Age stories.

    Golden Age Cap is very horror comics-y (which I love), as one reviewer said: "The stories were fast paced, filled with zombies, horror hospitals, haunted castles, madmen."

    The whimsy and innocence of Captain Marvel comics is wonderful. DC should omni these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    Golden Age Cap is very horror comics-y (which I love), as one reviewer said: "The stories were fast paced, filled with zombies, horror hospitals, haunted castles, madmen."
    Gruesome stuff, indeed. Definitely wouldn't get past censors nowadays, though.



    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    The whimsy and innocence of Captain Marvel comics is wonderful. DC should omni these.
    I know, right?! What's taking them so long???


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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Gruesome stuff, indeed. Definitely wouldn't get past censors nowadays, though.
    Scott Snyder, a horror aficionado, wants to write Cap someday (for Marvel). I have no idea what story he has in mind, but I secretly hope he would take some time to really horror it up with Cap again. The frequent horror elements are something I think people wouldn't expect out of Golden Age Cap, but they were there (and ironically, there might be less horror stuff in Golden Age Batman comics in aggregate, despite the very idea of Batman being more fitting for the horror genre).
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    I've read a lot of the DC Golden Age Archives, and the Batman, Green Arrow, and Superman omnibus series. Batman and Superman are the best of the era, but if I had to pick a top three after those two:

    - the Flash
    - Starman
    - Seven Soldiers of Victory
    "Why do the trunks not "hold up with the times"? What exactly is the problem with them? And don't tell me "nobody wears them" because nobody dresses in a blue body suit and red cape and boots either.

    It's a superhero costume. It's the original superhero costume. It's not real clothing, it's not bound to the ever-changing fashion trends of real life. It's nothing like real life clothing. How exactly can it become outdated?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBatmanFan05 View Post
    Scott Snyder, a horror aficionado, wants to write Cap someday (for Marvel). I have no idea what story he has in mind, but I secretly hope he would take some time to really horror it up with Cap again. The frequent horror elements are something I think people wouldn't expect out of Golden Age Cap, but they were there (and ironically, there might be less horror stuff in Golden Age Batman comics in aggregate, despite the very idea of Batman being more fitting for the horror genre).
    Sounds interesting.
    Initially, Death of the Family was quite enjoyable. If Scott's Cap is anything close to that, then Marvel/Disney should definitely give him a shot...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Apichella View Post
    Any of Fletcher Hanks' characters. The scripts, the look, and the insane absurd violence, the totally ludicrous atmosphere Hanks created is just as strange and compelling now as it was duirng the WWII era.

    Hanks' works could've been reprinted in Heavy Metal, or a hippy underground comic, or even a 60's-80's Warren book and they would've fit in perfectly within any of those contexts.
    Was not familiar with this creator. I think I'm going to have check out that Complete Works book. Thanks!
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    While I love Superman the most, I agree with what's said earlier, the GA Superman isn't challenged enough fighting mostly non powered criminals. The highlights for me is some of Lois's hilarious cutting dialogue.
    Wonder Woman I find to be my favorite GA read. There's a unique voice and message there that even now will challenge a reader, and she faced more challenges. The bondage does get repetitive though if you read a lot in one sitting.

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    Fantagraphics has collected all of Hanks work in two volumes which you can either buy separately or as a two volume set with a slipcase. His comic career only lasted 5 (?) years. He died young under tragic circumstances which are detailed by the annotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reviresco View Post
    Was not familiar with this creator. I think I'm going to have check out that Complete Works book. Thanks!
    Fantagraphics has collected all of Hanks work in two volumes which you can either buy separately or as a two volume set with a slipcase. His comic career only lasted 5 (?) years. He died young under tragic circumstances which are detailed by the annotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchboy View Post
    While I love Superman the most, I agree with what's said earlier, the GA Superman isn't challenged enough fighting mostly non powered criminals. The highlights for me is some of Lois's hilarious cutting dialogue.
    Wonder Woman I find to be my favorite GA read. There's a unique voice and message there that even now will challenge a reader, and she faced more challenges. The bondage does get repetitive though if you read a lot in one sitting.
    I usually read 1-3 issues of GA Wonder Woman, just at random times in between other reads, for that reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    I usually read 1-3 issues of GA Wonder Woman, just at random times in between other reads, for that reason.
    Yes. Reading a lot of them I keep thinking Diana would be better off if she just got rid of the lasso since it got used on her as much as she used it on other people.

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    The JSA, espeically Geof Johns' run on it, Batman, Superman.

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