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Lest We Forget

Yesterday Marvel announced their upcoming event Fear Itself to much (any?) fanfare. Details are hazy at this time as are general ideas and even the vaguest conception of it aside from “it will involve Marvel characters, likely facing a struggle of some kind, with conflicts of some sort sprinkled throughout.” But we can all be certain it will be super important to our understanding of the Marvel comics universe and our own.

While we’re on the events train, let’s look back at my favorite* Marvel event: Atlantis Attacks!

Don’t remember AA? Shame on you. Get caught up with the following auctions.

The books themselves. Don’t look like a fool when someone references these truly unforgettable books. You know, maybe they’d talk about that epic fight in… er… or the real human drama that took place in… hm … or the really significant impact of the events detailed in… nope. No one will reference these. Buy them because it’s a slice of comics history.

The very important promo poster that invites you to “take the plunge” and buy all the books. Crucial. Great design work.

And what would any irrelevant crossover be without an even less necessary What If? book to hypothesize on slight variations on the original outcome we can’t even remember?

*After The Infinity Gauntlet, Inferno, probably even the Mutant Massacre… I don’t know, maybe Secret Wars 2 even. Actually Atlantis Attacks really sucked.

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Top 100 Summer Comics #71

It’s a Friday evening, been a looonnng week. So let me tell you about something that sucks.

Master Pandemonium. He sucks.

He’s got the worst style (dojo master? 70’s honky? Terrible facial hair? YUP.) and is terribly weak for someone of such alleged great mystical power. Something tells me Dr. Strange would laugh before having Wong dispose of him.

BUT…

#71 – Avengers West Coast 52

John Byrne did him right. Wrote him into one helluva’ tale about the Scarlet Witch’s children and made him actually seem legit. Eery. Finally viable. After that though? Back to d-level bagain bin magic doof. (Big laughs to the series switching the title from West Coast Avengers to Avengers West Coast. Good one.)

Top 100 Summer Comics… #81

Considering there were two coastal Avenger teams, it made sense.

The Avengers took care of all dangers to NYC and the surrounding northeastern area.

The West Coast Avengers pretty much just hung out in Malibu and waited around for Iron Man to show up occasionally. That’s how Clint Barton roles.

But how about the Upper Midwest?

#82 – West Coast Avengers 46

You know, you couldn’t diss Chicago by putting a team of losers there. Chi-town is way too cool. Milwaukee? Nice city, but yeah, you can clown on Milwaukee. But hey, at least you have a super-hero team!! THE GREAT LAKES AVENGERS. Just saying it makes me laugh. I remember vividly seeing the cover and being extremely excited about it. I think this story was absolutely classic and one of John Byrne’s finest moments. PLEASE find this and read – rarely does comic relief actually come across so smooth and fun while maintaining the tone and consistency expected from superhero comic books.

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