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Abandoned Comics Storylines. Comic Book Resources CSBG Archive Abandoned An’ Forsaked The Abandoned An’ Forsaked Archive by Brian Cronin | December 1, 2011 @ 11:07 PM | 103 Comments | Here is an archive of all the editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked that we have done so far.

Abandoned Comics Storylines

The more recent posts are at the end of the piece. Click on each one to see a write-up of the abandoned (and overturned) storyline… 1. 2. Comic Book Cartography. Daredevil, Torture, and the Importance of Context. *This article contains some spoilers for the Netflix series Daredevil* Daredevil premiered on Netflix last weekend to widespread acclaim from viewers and critics alike.

Daredevil, Torture, and the Importance of Context

The show currently boasts an impressive ratings of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and 75 on MetaCritic; it’s movie predecessor in 2003 only scored 45% and 42. It's not surprising, as there is a lot to enjoy in Daredevil. It boasts impressive performances, well-written characters and plot, purposeful and moody cinematography, and some of the best choreographed and shot action sequences of the past ten years. Honestly, there’s so much to like here (especially compared to Marvel Studio’s dismal previous pilot for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) that many people, myself included, may instinctively forgive any flaws. Daredevil uses physical force throughout the entire series in order to coerce information from criminals. Essential Marvel. DC Comics has a similar range of black-and-white reprint paperbacks, Showcase Presents.

Essential Marvel

(In the same way, the Marvel Masterworks line is the equivalent of DC's DC Archive Editions.) History[edit] The Essential range launched in October 1996 with the joint release of Essential X-Men vol. 1, Essential Wolverine vol. 1 and Essential Spider-Man vol. 1. While Essential Spider-Man started with Spider-Man's first appearance in the Silver Age (collecting Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-20), Marvel chose to skip ahead to Giant Sized X-Men #1 and Uncanny X-Men #94-119, the relaunch of the title that sparked the X-Men's popularity in the late 1970s and 1980s.

A new trade dress for the line was introduced in 2001. From May 2005, many of the volumes were reprinted for a third time, with different cover artwork. In 2008 the line's trade dress was revised and given a new look, again initially on older volumes that were going back to press for new printings. Table of Essential volumes[edit] Top 10 Green Goblin Storylines. Hobgoblin's Legacy Squandered. PrologueOnce upon a time, Norman Osborn, the original Green Goblin, really was dead.

Hobgoblin's Legacy Squandered

However, the impact of his legacy of evil upon our favorite wall crawler was so pervasive that even dead, he was still the most heinous of villains, having inspired not one, but two successors, each unsuccessful in claiming Norman's legacy as their own. By March 1983, one of these successor Green Goblins had died and the other no longer remembered his days in spandex. Neither they, nor any other Spidey villains at that time, could raise the levels of fear and anxiety the way the original Goblin could. Roger Stern must have realized this when he assumed the writing chores of Amazing Spider-Man beginning with issue #224 (after spending 18 months as the scribe of Spectacular Spider-Man).

Still, Stern needed a Goblin - but it was apparent that it had to be an all-new Goblin. This series of articles will examine the HobGoblin Legacy from the beginning to what currently seems to be its end. Early Kingsley. Jim Shooter's Blog. Jim Shooter–A Second Opinion, Part One: The Best Job He Can. [Jim Shooter] does the best job he can, takes great pride in his work, and is genuinely dedicated to publishing the highest-quality Marvel Comics ever.

Jim Shooter–A Second Opinion, Part One: The Best Job He Can

The Secret History Of The Marvel Ultimate Setting. A reboot is a delicate thing.

The Secret History Of The Marvel Ultimate Setting

When a once-profitable franchise of characters becomes stale, outdated, or overly complex, there will always be voices calling for the slate to be wiped clean: to take the characters back to their basics, retell their origin stories, make them contemporary. But all too often, those rebooting efforts are laughable, pandering failures. Ultimate Marvel was the rare exception. It was a compendium of stories that saved the company that launched it, revolutionized the comics medium, and became the foundation of the multi-billion-dollar Marvel cinematic empire. It began as a Hail Mary maneuver. There were many reasons the initiative could have failed, but it instead succeeded beyond its creators' wildest dreams. What happened? Squadron Supreme (Supreme Power) Although successful, Hyperion is outraged by the government exploitation and leaves, warning that he has no wish to be contacted by humankind again.

Squadron Supreme (Supreme Power)

The government gathers the remaining superhumans into a team to capture Hyperion. An unrelated nine issue series titled Ultimate Power, written by J. Michael Straczynski; Brian Michael Bendis and Jeph Loeb with art by Greg Land,[4] features the Squadron in a crossover into the Ultimate Universe.