ASO Amalgam Contest Voting Thread Index

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Hey, folks! I've been perusing the Artist Show-Off forum for a few days, and have really enjoyed the Amalgam Contests. There is an anchored thread, showing the winners of all of the Amalgam Contests, but I wanted to be able to look at all of the entries (not just the winners), without scrolling through pages and pages to find them. So I made an index of the voting threads - way too much time on my hands, where I should almost certainly be doing something else. Anyway, enjoy the links, and I have really enjoyed everyone's art. :)

Just for fun, since the index is here, post your late votes and thoughts on the entries. There is some great work there to be seen. Maybe start your post with "LATE VOTE" or something like that.

Note: if somebody can point me to #5 & #11, I can add them - I didn't see the voting threads (but I didn't look past the page that #1 was on). I'll be happy to update this as other voting threads are added to the Artist Show-Off (ASO) forum.

Note to Readers: This blog was locked, because the staff have now included the voting links in the winner's threads of all contests. :)

Amalgam Contest Voting Threads: (from last to first)

--/--/-- #37: Gambit/ Joker (not yet available)

11/24/10: #36: Blue Beetle + Falcon.

11/10/10: #35: Mr. Majestic + Thor.

10/19/10: #34: Dr. Doom + Dr. Light.

09/30/10: #33: Captain America + Green Lantern.

09/11/10: #32: Wonder Woman + Wonder Man.

08/25/10: #31: Xenomorph (Alien) + Sasquatch.

07/13/10: #30: BPRD + X-Men.

06/22/10: #29: The Demon + Powergirl.

06/07/10: #28: Mean Machine Angel + Sabretooth.

05/22/10: #27: Red Tornado + Nova.

05/10/10: #26: X-Men + Wildcats.

04/16/10: #25: Ion + Genis Vell.

03/29/10: #24: Spawn + Ghost Rider.

03/10/10: #23: Deadpool + Wolverine. (or 02/02/10 Voting Thread???).

01/21/10: #22: Hulk + Riddler.

01/08/10: #21: Venom + Professor Zoom.

12/11/09: #20: Storm + Lobo.

11/29/09: #19: Iron Man + Batman.

11/12/09: #18: Green Arrow + Punisher.

10/23/10: #17: Hawkman + Thor.

10/07/09: #16: Batman + Spider-Man.

09/26/09: #15: Nightwing + Huntress.

09/15/09: #14: Anyone in Marvel Universe + Lantern Corps of Any Color.

09/03/09: #13: Mystique + Rogue.

08/23/09: #12: Clea + Morrigan.

--/--/--: #11: .

07/26/09: #10: She-Hulk + Red Sonja.

07/10/09: #09: Wonder Woman + Power Girl.

06/20/09: #08: Joker + Green Goblin.

06/08/09: #07: Emma Frost + Betsy Braddock.

05/30/09: #06/06A: Darkseid + Thing / Vision + Kang.

--/--/--: #05: .

05/03/09: #04: Nightcrawler + Etrigan.

04/21/09: #03: Muckman + Panda Khan.

04/09/09: #02: Lady Death + Ma Hunkel (Red Tornado I).

03/31/09: #01: Thor + Wonder Woman.

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12-Month Trades #3: "Deathstroke the Terminator, Vol. 1-5"

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Deathstroke the Terminator

I'm looking at Deathstroke the Terminator this time, from 1991. I proposed collections of some of these issues a little differently, in several installments of Would U Buy It, but soon realized that what I really wanted was the entire series in TPB. Deathstroke is like a guilt-free Punisher. Yeah, Slade Wilson is killing a lot of people, but that's okay - he's an evil assassin, he's supposed to kill people. With Deathstroke, it's not about how he's going to get off scott free. The answer is simple: he's going to run. He's the badguy, he knows it, and he's not sticking around. If he can make it look like someone else did it, all the better, but there's no illusion that he's on some noble vendetta. He's killing people, and he's getting paid for it. And this series is just that: 64 issues of killing-for-hire, and proving why Deathstroke is DC's best assassin.

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Proposed Title:Deathstroke, Vol. 1-5.
Vol. 1 Collecting 13 Issues:
  • Deathstroke the Terminator #1-12
  • Deathstroke the Terminator Annual #1
Vol. 2 Collecting 15 Issues:
  • Deathstroke the Terminator #13-26
  • Deathstroke the Terminator Annual #2
Vol. 3 Collecting 13 Issues:
  • Deathstroke the Terminator #27-38
  • Deathstroke the Terminator Annual #3
Vol. 4 Collecting 13 Issues:
  • Deathstroke the Terminator #0, 39-49
  • Deathstroke the Terminator Annual #4
Vol. 5 Collecting 11 Issues:
  • Deathstroke the Terminator #50-60
Covers: (click to enlarge)
Vol 1 TPB Cover: Deathstroke the Terminator #1

For the Volume 1 cover, I'd use the cover to #1, or Deathstroke Annual #1. I think I prefer the annual's cover, but I do think I'd have to go with issue #1 here.

This collection would give us the "City of Assassins" storyline, which guest stars Batman, an introduction to Patricia Trayce (successor to the Adrian Chase Vigilante), Slade's tie-in to the "Darkness Within" storyline, and would reprint the "Full Cycle" storyline, where Slade fights the second Ravager. I see that as a bonus, since Deathstroke: Full Cycle is out of print.

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Vol 2 TPB Cover: Deathstroke the Terminator #21

For the Volume 2 cover, I'd use #21. Although 18, 20, or 22 could work.

This collection gives us villains like Hemp, the Janissary, and appearance by Mammoth. We see more of the Vigilante, and Slade's "Bloodlines" annual, which introduces Gunfire. Slade's three "Total Chaos" issues are in here, but there are six other parts to "Total Chaos," from two other titles. I haven't read them to know whether or not the Deathstroke issues will make enough sense on their own. The title went bi-weekly for two months, so we get two extra issues to finish out the year.

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Vol 3 TPB Cover: Deathstroke the Terminator #32

For the Volume 3 cover, I'd use #27, #28, or #32, but my preference is #32. Deathstroke Annual #3 has a nice cover, but I'd avoid it for the TPB, because it's an Elseworlds story.

We see still more of the Vigilante in this collection, the complete "World Tour '93" storyline, as well as the afforementioned Elseworlds story.

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Vol 4 TPB Cover: Deathstroke the Hunted #0

For the Volume 4 cover, I'd use #0 or #42 - my preference is #0.

This collection sees appearances by Green Arrow, Hawkman, Guy Gardner, the Titans, JLA, and pretty much more heroes than Slade would care to think about. It contains the complete "Deathstroke the Hunted" storyline, as well as Slade's "Year One" annual.

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Vol 5 TPB Cover: Deathstroke #53

For the Volume 5 cover, I'd use #53, #59, or #60, but my preference is #53.

The bi-weekly issues in Volume 2 made that collection 15 issues, and left this one a little shorter than the rest. This collection sees another appearance by Hawkman, and an appearance by the Joker. I originally included Faces of Evil: Deathstroke, just because that's the only other Deathstroke book, but after a brief consult with Emperor Gonzo Noir, I decided he was right: it doesn't really fit with the series. Besides, the idea is to be somewhat like the Marvel Classics trades - just collecting the series, with no frills.

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As mentioned at the start, Deathstroke #1-5 have been collected before, in the 1992 Deathstroke the Terminator: Full Cycle TPB. It is the only collected edition of the series, and has long been out of print.

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12-Month Trades #2: "Blue Beetle, Vol. 1-2"

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12-Month Trades is where I'd like to see the whole run of something in trade paperbacks, a year of issues at a time. Think of these as sort of like Marvel's Classic trades: no frills with the names - just the title and a volume number, and that's it.

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This time around, I'm looking at the 1986 Blue Beetle series. If you've read my blog, Tim Drake was almost Blue Beetle..., you know I'm a big fan of Ted Kord as Blue Beetle. I won't rehash that blog here, but I will say that this series is the reason I'm a fan. Also, if they were to have someone take over the Kord version of BB, it would be nice to see this series in TPB, so that today's fans could see what made this Blue Beetle cool.

For those who might be thinking that the Ted Kord Blue Beetle isn't all that cool, I always say this: When DC was getting ready to release the 1996 Nightwing series, they hyped it on these points: Dick was in his own identity, no longer tied to "Batman and," he was in his own city, and would have his own villains. Blue Beetle already had all of that. He was his own person, was never tied to "Batman and," had Chicago as his own patrol (Hub City, during the Charlton years) and his own villains in the Madmen, Firefist, Catalyst, Overthrow and others. And he also had those cool gadgets like the BB Gun and The Bug. In direct comparison to Nightwing, he already had a light blue on dark blue costume. So in light of the Nightwing series, the Blue Beetle title was well ahead of its time. The only key ingredient it was missing was that...okay...he's not as popular as Nightwing.

I love the 1980's era of comics, but I realize that not everybody does, especially newer readers who aren't familiar with them. I think this title holds up very well though, to be twenty-six years old. Well worth being reprinted in trades.

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Proposed Title:Blue Beetle, Vol. 1.
TPB Cover:BB #1.
Collecting 12 Issues:Blue Beetle #1-12.

Covers (click to enlarge):

............

For the Volume 1 cover, I'd use the cover to BB #1, although with the recent popularity of the Renee Montoya Question, the cover of BB #5, with the Vic Sage Question, might draw a few more eyes to the book. This collection gives us some great looks at villains like Firefist, the Madmen, Dr. Alchemy, The Muse (a personal fave), Chronos, and the beginning of the storyline with The Hybrid.

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Proposed Title:Blue Beetle, Vol. 2.
TPB Cover:BB #14.
Collecting 12 Issues:Blue Beetle #13-24.

Covers (click to enlarge):

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For the Volume 2 cover, I'd use BB #14. Issue #24 is cool, but I dismissed it because of wording drawn into the scenery. Here, we get the end of the Hybrid storyline (including that great cover of a wasted character - DC's original Prometheus), an armored Carapax, Overthrow, a puke-inducing retcon of the Dan Garret Blue Beetle, Catalyst, more Chronos and Madmen, and a few other things.

Would you buy this series, if it were reprinted in TPB? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Would U Buy It #74 / 12-Month Trades #1: "Amethyst: P.O.G."

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12-Month* Trades is an idea I've had for certain series where I'd like to see the whole run in trade paperbacks (TPB). A year's worth of issues seems like a good sized collection, so: "12-Month Trades." Think of these as sort of like Marvel's Classic trades: no frills with the names - just the title and a volume number, and that's it.
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld

For the first 12-MT candidate, I'm picking Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld. Growing up in the Eighties, I was a sucker for any new character that came along, and Amethyst was no different. Yeah, it looks a little girly for most guys, but I actually really liked the concept of all the characters being named for different gems, and their characterizations going somewhat with their names. I also think Amethyst and the Gemworld have the potential for strong connections to several DC characters, including three big ones: Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Superman. So it would be good to have her stuff in trade, if she were ever reintroduced into the DCU. If we start at the preview in Legion of Super-Heroes and go through the 1987 series, it actually works out to 36 issues (not quite 12 for the first volume, since we'd just pull the preview from LSH #298). Without further ado, the 12-Month Trades...

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Proposed Title:Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, Vol. 1-3.
Vol. 1 Collecting 12 Issues:
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #298
  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1983) #1-10
  • DC Comics Presents #63.
Vol. 2 Collecting 12 Issues:
  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1983) #11-12
  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Annual #1
  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1985) #1-9.
Vol. 3 Collecting 12 Issues:
  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1985) #10-16
  • Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld Special #1
  • Amethyst #1-4.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
Vol 1 TPB Cover: Amethyst: PoG (1983) #6

For the Volume 1 cover, I'd use the cover to A:POG #6, although using the first issue's cover is always a possibility with any TPB. LSH #298 is for the Amethyst preview only, and since DCCP #63 was released November 1983, I placed it after the November '83 issue of Amethyst.

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Vol 2 TPB Cover: Amethyst: PoG (1985) #2

For the Volume 2 cover, I'd use A:POG ('85) #2, just to keep it thematic with Amethyst on the flying horse. If the themed cover idea isn't desirable, then A:POG ('83) #12 is a decent cover. A:POG ('85) #9 is okay, but a bit cartoony for my taste.

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Vol 3 TPB Cover: Amethyst: PoG (1985) #12

Staying with the theme of Amethyst on the flying horse, I'd use the cover to A:POG ('85) #12 for the Volume 3 cover. If the theme wasn't used, then A:POG ('85) #10 would be a striking TPB cover, although the A:POG Special #1 cover is also nice.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

Did U Buy It?
Amethyst: PoG (1983) #6
TPB Cover

6/7/12: Previews for June 2012 solicits Showcase Presents: Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld Vol. 1 TP. It includes LSH #298, Amethyst (1983) #1-12, Amethyst Annual #1, DC Comics Presents #63, and Amethyst (1985) #1-11.

That means it's missing Amethyst (1985) #12-16, Amethyst Special #1, and Amethyst (1987) #1-4. Will the missing issues show up in a Showcase... Vol.2? Seems a little thin for a Showcase Presents, but they have done slimmer than usual volumes before.

Interestingly, they used the cover of A:POG #6, from the original twelve issue mini-series as the cover - the same cover I suggested for volume one, in this blog. It's a great image of Amethyst on her flying horse. So what about Volume 1? Did you buy it?

Update 9/4/14: I've moved this blog to the forum for the Showcase Presents volume. :)

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Would U Buy It #73: "Jemm, Son of Saturn"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Jemm, Son of Saturn.
Collecting 12 Issues:Jemm, Son of Saturn #1-12.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: House ad for Jemm

A few cool mini-series came out in 1980's, including Spanner's Galaxy, Conqueror of the Barren Earth, and this...ah...gem...Jemm, Son of Saturn. I liked Jemm because it had twelve issues and it introduced us to a new character. I was sure he'd be a major new hero...until they sort of ripped off the Elliot/ E.T. relationship for Luther and Jemm. Still, overall, this was a decent story, and Jemm has appeared a handful of times since then, including several issues of the 1998 Martian Manhunter series. This would be pure nostalgia for me, but I would love to see this maxi-series (there's a term that never quite made it) reprinted..

For the cover, it's kind of a tough call. There's always the possibility of simply going with the first issue cover, and that wouldn't be bad - it's a good shot of Jemm in action. Issue #4 is great, with Jemm battling Superman, but it's not a true representation of the story inside, because Superman only appears in that one issue (maybe at the end of the previous issue as well). Issue #12 is a nice, centered image of Jemm and Luther, which is what the story's about, but would anyone buy the TPB based on that image? Issue #3 is a little more ambiguous of an image, but it's one of the best shots of Jemm.

However, I think the best image to use for the cover is the DC house ad that was used to promote Jemm, Son of Saturn. It's the image that made us want to buy the series in the first place. Why wouldn't it work as the cover of the book? Just remove "From the new DC. There's no stopping us now!," and (sadly) replace the old DC Bullet with the new DC symbol, and voila, great cover for the trade!

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Would U Buy It #72: "Hardcore Station"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Hardcore Station.
Alternate Title:Mystery in Space: Hardcore Station.
Collecting 7 Issues:
  • Hardcore Station #1-6
  • Mystery in Space (2006) #1
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Hardcore Station #1

If you read the 2006 Mystery in Space mini-series, then you are familiar with Hardcore Station. Home to Chief Justice Max, Captain Comet and The Weird, it's a little bit Deep Space 9, a little Babylon 5, and all DC Universe. I loved the MIS mini-series, and was left wanting more, disappointed that it didn't continue into an ongoing series. Between the end of MIS and the beginning of the Strange Adventures mini-series from 2009, I found myself digging through back issue bins, where I randomly ran across Hardcore Station #1, from July, 1998. Excited to read more of this concept that I knew from Mystery in Space, I have yet to find any more of the issues to this mini-series. This is one of those that I just want to read... maybe it's just that I like space stories. I'd use the cover to #1 for the TPB cover, since it's the only one with a picture of the space station on it, although the cover to #5, with all the JLA members on it, might make it sell better.

10/14/12 Update: I added the alternate title suggestion of Mystery in Space: Hardcore Station, because I think today's readers, probably not knowing the 1998 series, would more easily make the connection that it and the 2006 Mystery in Space are related. Just as an "easter egg" type extra, I thought, "Why not toss in the first issue of the 2006 series, just to make them want to pick up the Mystery in Space Vol. 1 TPB?" It's a nice extra, and a good way to make fans associate the two series.

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Would U Buy It #71: "Spanner's Galaxy"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Spanner's Galaxy.
Alternate Title:Mystery in Space: Spanner's Galaxy.
Collecting 6 Issues:Spanner's Galaxy #1-6.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Spanner's Galaxy #1

In the early Eighties, the mini-series was considered a testing of the market, to see if a concept could sustain sales as an ongoing series. As such, a lot of new concepts were thrown out to the fans in the 1980's, and probably my favorite had to be Spanner's Galaxy, written by Nicola Cuti, the creator of E-Man. Just for context, in December of 1984, when Spanner's Galaxy #1 came out, Atari Force was just past the halfway point of its run, Jemm was slugging it out with Superman in Jemm, Son of Saturn #4, and a couple of months later, Conqueror of the Barren Earth would leap from the back pages of Warlord to its own mini-series, which would finish up the same time as this one. Neither of them would continue to an ongoing series.

Spanner's Galaxy could have just as well taken the DC title Mystery in Space, because that's certainly what it was, with a good amount of action. Spanner is framed for a crime, and runs all over the galaxy, trying to figure out who did it. My memories of the details are a little fuzzy, but there are three cool elements that I remember about this story. The first is a unique form of teleportation, called "castling." Basically, you reach out telepathically to another castler, and if they agree to switch places with you, you teleport to their location, and they teleport to yours. The second was the weapon you can see on the first and last cover - called a "shek." The last was a substance called "narconium," which blocked a person's ability to castle. At the time, I remember thinking that the shek bore a strong resemblance to the weapon from the cover of Krull #1. They look substantially different now. I seem to remember something like castling in another story too, but haven't been able to remember where.

With all of the rehashed plots that seem to be coming out in recent years (which I admit, I don't always mind), seeing a fresh concept in reprint would be kind of cool. Spanner's Galaxy was a really cool read, and as a space drama, it should hold up pretty well, not seeming quite so dated as much of the Eighties material does.

The alternate title suggestion of Mystery in Space: Spanner's Galaxy is because, as I already noted, the title fits this story well, and gives DC something familiar to market this unfamiliar title under.

For the cover, I'd simply go with issue #1. It's the best shot of Spanner and his weapon.

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Would U Buy It #70: "Team America"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Team America.
Alternate Title:
  1. Team America: Saga of the Black Marauder
  2. Thunderiders
  3. Thunderiders: Saga of the Black Marauder
Collecting 17 Issues:
  • Captain America #269
  • Team America #1-12
  • New Mutants #5-6
  • The Thing #27-28
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Team America #1

Alright, I know: there's not a high demand - or probably even any demand - for a Team America TPB, but "Would U Buy It" asks if you would buy it, and not every answer has to be a "yes." This one's just for me, because I liked the series as a kid, and think it has some untapped potential, begging to be revisited. That potential lies almost completely with the Black Marauder. The story with Team America (now known as the Thunderiders) was that they were genetically engineered by Hydra. They all had the power to project the Black Marauder, which was an entity something like Captain Planet or Psi-Force's Psi-Hawk - a central entity with the whole team's attributes, amplified to their highest potential. In effect, the Black Marauder was intended to be a Hydra super-soldier.

Throughout the series, the team unwittingly projected the Marauder onto various people - sometimes a team member, sometimes not - until their appearance in New Mutants, where Wolf managed to project the entity onto himself (although he called to it, as if it would possess him). This is where I see the potential, because how long until the five team members had learned to project the Marauder onto themselves, all at the same time - making five Black Marauders? Also, what's the possibility that Hydra has since engineered an army of these Marauder-projecting soldiers (or recaptured and asserted control over the originals)? In a sense, this would make the team's conflict somewhat like DC's original Manhunter, who had to fight a Council-created army of his own clones. I think this has such potential, because of Marvel revisiting Jessica Drew's connections to Hydra in recent years. Seems like a good time to find out that she's not the only super operative they were grooming. Not only that, but team leader Honcho was formerly a CIA field agent, and could be connected to SHIELD just as easily as Drew - giving the team some support, if they were to encounter an army of like-powered soldiers.

For me, if Marvel were ever to revisit the potential in these characters, I'd like to see a TPB of their earlier appearances. They have one other appearance I know of, in New Warriors Annual #1, but I think it would be better suited to a Kings of Pain collection, if Marvel ever collected the crossover annual stories, from the early 1990's. This collection would be a little hefty, at 17 issues (actually 18, since #12 was a "double sized" issue), but I don't see it selling in more than one volume. This volume would be cool, because it features other Marvel characters as well, like Captain America, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Madame Hydra (and Hydra, of course), Silver Samurai, The New Mutants, and the ever lovin', blue eyed idol of millions, The Thing.

For the cover, I think I'd probably use the cover of Team America #1. Issue #3 is an awesome shot of the Black Marauder, and #10 is a shot of the whole team, but #1 is a more dynamic cover, with a better shot of the Black Marauder and the team.

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Would U Buy It #69: "Mighty Mouse"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Mighty Mouse.
Alternate Title:
  1. Marvel Tales Starring Mighty Mouse
  2. Marvel Tails Starring Mighty Mouse
Collecting 10+ Issues:
  • Mighty Mouse #1-10
  • Marvel Age #92
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Mighty Mouse #1

As a licensed character, I really wish someone would pick Mighty Mouse up again. I read this Mighty Mouse series as it was coming out, and absolutely loved it. I think it was smart, funny, and I loved the various animal and vegetable versions of characters they came up with, like Gourdian (for Gladiator), Samor the Sub-Plotter (Namor the Sub-Mariner) and David Udderman (David Letterman). It included parodies of a few famous covers, and a two-issue Crisis on Infinite Earths spoof called "Mices on Infinite Earths," where we got to see alternate Earth versions of Mighty Mouse, in Mighty Mousette and Mangy Mouse. I have the single issues of this series, but would love to see it re-released in TPB, just to make it available to today's readers. I would include the Mighty Mouse article from Marvel Age #92, just because I like to go back and read the initial thoughts of the creators involved, when the series was new.

For the title, I went with just Mighty Mouse, because that was the title of the series, but there have been a few series with that title, so for a TPB, they might want to specify that it's the Marvel series with Marvel Tales Starring Mighty Mouse, or play off of the original Spider-Ham appearance, and call it Marvel Tails Starring Mighty Mouse (how come MM and Spider-Ham never met?).

For the cover, I'd use #4, because that's my favorite, but honestly, the #1 cover, parodying The Dark Knight Returns, would probably be a better choice. Maybe #4 could be the back cover?.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Would U Buy It #68: "Starman: Star Shadows"

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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Starman: Star Shadows.
Collecting 4 Issues:Starman (1988) #42-45
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Starman #45

The 1988 Starman series was actually pretty cool. Will Payton gained flight, super strength, and invulnerability, along with some form of energy powers. To me, he seemed like Superman, without all the strings that come with being Superman. Someone must've realized that at DC too, because during Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite, he even stood in for Superman. The title lasted a respectable forty-five issues, and ended with Star Shadows - a four issue arc pitting Starman against Eclipso. If that's not enough, we also get to see Rampage, Power Girl and Lobo. I'd use the cover to #45 as the cover to the TPB. I couldn't find it by the covers, but I think Payton played a brief but significant part in either the Darkness Within company-wide crossover, or the beginning of the Eclipso series from 1992. If he did, I think I would include those issues in this TPB, after this arc.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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