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#1 Posted by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Superhero

  1. Batman (1989)
  2. Batman Returns (1992)
  3. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  4. Superman II (1980)
  5. TMNT (1990)

All Time

  1. Ben-Hur (1959)
  2. Pinocchio (1940)
  3. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  5. Batman (1989)

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#2 Edited by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

For the most part no. but there are comics that are very text heavy and descriptive that would probably count.

Comics are basically storyboards, and are more closely related to animation, film and television.

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#3 Posted by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

As a pejorative? there's basically no such thing. because the point of comics or any product is to sell them.

in general a gimmick is anything you use to motivate a potential buyer to actually buy the comic.

so guest starring a popular character is a gimmick; including free trading cards, advertising a popular writer or artist by putting their name on the cover

giving a supporting character or villain their own mini-series or ongoing title based on them being the current flavor of the month.

including filler such as reprinted stories, character bios, interviews with creators, in order to increase the number of pages. ( I'm not a fan of this one.)

all of these are totally valid ways for publishers to encourage the public to buy their comics.

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#4 Posted by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Magneto. he's been the final boss in popular video games since at least 1991. he was the main villain in one of the biggest saturday morning cartoons of the 90s. and he was the main villain in the highest selling comic book ever in X-Men #1 (1991)

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#5 Edited by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Andy Kubert. one of the greatest comic artists, top 5 of the 90s, and maybe my favorite X-Men artist ever.

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His work on Captain America was excellent too.

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#6 Posted by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Perez was more prolific over the years.

  • Avengers, Teen Titans in the 70s.
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths, New Teen Titans and Wonder Woman in the 80s,
  • Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect and Heroes Return Avengers in the 90s
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#7 Posted by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Gary Frank. one of the best artists of the 90s, easily in the top 10 of that decade. and the top 50 of all time.

his run on Hulk was probably his best work.

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No disrespect to David Finch but he's not even in the same league as Frank.

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#8 Edited by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter David's run on Incredible Hulk in the 90s

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Marvel Comics Presents also from the 90s

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the first 50 issues of Thunderbolts vol 1 were great

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and so many other great comics over the years. Legends of the Dark Knight, Busiek & Perez Avengers, Waid & Wieringo's the Flash, Kesel & Grummet's Superboy, Louise Simonson's run on New Mutants, Claremont's Uncanny X-Men, Nicieza & Kubert's run on X-Men. Bone, Love and Rockets, Arthur Adam's Gumby comics, and Monkeyman and O'Brien, Claremont & Buscema's Wolverine, Hama's Wolverine. there's a really long list of comics that I would consider among the best.

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#9 Edited by Combo-Man (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

DC

And many more!!