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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I too am a big fan of 70s Marvel doing work with literary IPs such as Howard's Conan stories and Burroughs' Barsoom novels. I'm not sure the latter are available on Marvel Unlimited, however. I should go look. There are a couple of very famous cover illustrations featuring Dejah Thoris and John Carter from that period. Marv Wolfman was the writer.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    It's very good too, I'd have to re-read to say definitively which I prefer. By default I think Claremont's run (obvious warts and all) is the all-time best, followed by Morrrison, Gillen, and the current offerings.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Marvel Unlimited is definitely worth it. Been subscribing for close to a year. Since my interest is primarily in older comics, it's a gold mine. I've been impressed with some modern stuff; the current X-Men titles as a whole are very very good. Probably the best overall since Grant Morrison's New X-Men run.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    The animal pelt dude has just been arrested.
  5. Allow me to agree, I've always really enjoyed it. I'd stipulate that WWE doesn't put on great steel cage matches all that often, but when they do succeed they are outstanding, like this one was. Since I'm an older fan I'd rate Hart over Bryan because I have way more emotional investment and familiarity with Bret's career, but there's no doubt that Bryan is a fantastic worker and has been for a long time. Most days of the week if you ask me what is the best match in WWE company history, I'll say Bret vs. Owen at WM X; Hart vs. Austin at WM 13 would be way up there too. That goes a long way with me.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Same here, which is why the pandemic pushed me into reading lots of 60s, 70s, and post 2000s Marvel. I'd read and collected a ton of 80s and 90s Marvel in those decades.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I've been reading Byrne on FF myself. And high on my docket in the new year is Simonson's Thor.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I've been meaning to do a deep dive on the Starlin stuff from the 70s I have not yet read (Captain Marvel and Warlock) and I'm encouraged by the opinions voiced here. Will move that towards the top of my list.
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    RIP Pat Patterson

    He was truly a great performer whose contributions far exceeded his in-ring career. He will be missed.
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    Introduction to the Board as a wrestling fan

    Good luck with the project. Count me as a fellow fan of Jumbo. Welcome to the board.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    You are not the first person to say so in my experience. I read some of Jaka's Story twenty years ago, I should give it another go.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Doctor Strange featured some great art and I believe there were delays and some back and forth because Frank Brunner put out great pages but balked at the deadlines. I have been meaning to look at the Chronicles but when I want to know history stuff I can just usually ask my comic store owner friend and he will just fill me in.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Cerebus is definitely a lost classic and a very good friend of mine who ran a comic shop for close to twenty years is a big fan of it as well. I need to go back to it, I never collected the series and only read a few issues here and there.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Sandman is my all-time favourite series; Astro City would be a close second. I've been reading tons of classic Marvel titles because of the pandemic and by far the most consistently good title for an extended period on re-reading now is Claremont's Uncanny X-Men. Since I drifted away from comics around the turn of the millennium, I'm diving into the Ultimates Marvel era; I've been liking it so far.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I dove into Marvel Unlimited in the last month and have been reading Doctor Strange, and have had loads of fun with the various runs (I collected Sorcerer Supreme back in the day). Diving into John Byrne's FF run now and will be exploring later iterations of FF soon.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    All I can say to this is I count my blessings that I live in BC - as does @Ricky Jackson - where our government basically told the NHL to take a hike when they wanted to soften some of our stringent public health measures so that we could have the privilege of hosting their ridiculous made-for-TV play-in tournament games. It's yet another reason our ranking public health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has been nominated for Canada's highest civilian honour and had a profile in the NYT. And my mother and sister would tell you she has excellent taste in shoes and is getting her own tribute shoe made for charity by the designer.
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    RIP Howard Finkel

    Sad news. I would always mark out when there was a title change and he'd announce ... " and new [insert title belt name] champion [insert wrestler name] .... !".
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    The XFL is returning?

    Without diving into the potential issue of jurisdiction in a hypothetical lawsuit by shareholders against McMahon, speaking as another lawyer here on the board I too think the above discussion is spot on.
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    International House of Combat

    Having watched the Hayes vs. Robin match, I can't quite get over the fact that I can confidently say that Al Hayes held up his end in 1957 in a 30 minute singles match which I have no qualms rating 4* on first impressions.
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    International House of Combat

    What about a link to the podcast?
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    Greatest year ever by a wrestler

    Jumbo Tsuruta in '89 (a banner year for several all-time great wrestlers in several territories) should make the shortlist.
  22. Just watched this and was tremendously impressed. I really must see more of both guys.
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