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When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby MajorTool » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:03 am

As a teen, I wrote to the letter column of Justice League America. I received a hand written letter from writer Gerard Jones.


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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby Mr. Log » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:44 am

MajorTool wrote:As a teen, I wrote to the letter column of Justice League America. I received a hand written letter from writer Gerard Jones.


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Nice. Do you still have it?

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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby Schlemmer » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:55 am

covalesky wrote:When I read my first Warren Ellis book. Then again for my first Judd Winick book. Both made me look at the creative team before buying a book, but for opposite reasons.

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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby Stephen Day » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:42 pm

It would have been the 80s. I recall Mark Gruenwald's writing really standing out for me. He would probably be the first creator that I started actively following.
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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby David Bird » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:05 pm

Paul Gulacy's run in Master of Kung Fu. I was a 70s Marvel fan and his work was significantly different than anyone else. That said, when I look at old comics now, the artist who's work pops out at me is Gil Kane. When I come across some reprinted version of something I read when I was 8--or whatever--his work seems to to trigger memories more than anyone's.

I stopped reading when I was a teen. When I came back in my 20s, I didn't read a lot of superheroes and creators were much more important.

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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby MajorTool » Thu May 16, 2013 10:51 am

Log-Man wrote:
Nice. Do you still have it?



Maybe it's in my mom's attic...like most of my stuff from the old bedroom.
But I was so impressed that I've kept my Gerard Jones' JLI & JLA comics with me every time I move. Yeah, I know, his was probably the LEAST favorite Justice League run but I enjoyed it for it's quirkiness, diversity, use of 3rd tier characters and adult themes.

After Gerard Jones...I didn't follow any specific creator until Dan Jurgens' revamp of Teen Titans.

Currently, I'm a big fan of Peter Milligan


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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu May 16, 2013 10:59 am

I really cannot truly recall, it's been so long ago now.

I can only guess it was either with Mike Grell or John Byrne back in the 70s are artists... or Neal Adams and Jack Kirby... Jim Starlin... I know I can say it was the artists first that caught my notice and then later the writers. With writers though, they proved to be far more a disappointment with time then with the artists. With artists, you pretty much got their work, unless embellished by certain others whom were notorious with mechanical erasers or heavy ink work. With writers it was seeing their name misapplied to the credits as someone else, ofter the artist, who really came up with the plot.

Writers truly came more to my attention and affected my buying with the 80s. For some it was avoidance. Others it was an attractor. These days, both names of artist and writer can peak my interest or desire for a series or GN.

Just a note, as kid in the 70s and all those reprints... it was hard to take notice of who was doing the work you enjoyed. Not all were being credited at all and yes, that included work during the 70s. Sad.
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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby Johnny Smith » Thu May 16, 2013 4:38 pm

I noticed when I saw Stan Lee Presents

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Re: When did you begin to notice comic book creators?

Postby Arion » Fri May 17, 2013 11:49 am

MajorTool wrote:As a teen, I wrote to the letter column of Justice League America. I received a hand written letter from writer Gerard Jones.


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What did you do to get a hand written letter ?

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