Sunday, November 17, 2013
The All-Day Face-Off
Doug: It's been awhile since we've done a Face-Off post. Today, how about if we just run a collaborative discussion, where anyone who wants to comment can leave a thought or two on a previous suggestion, and then leave a little food-for-thought of his/her own. You can expound on your Face-Off suggestion if you want to, or just leave a topic behind as you leave. Hopefully we generate a nice, organic conversation with many either-or considerations to carry us through our Sunday.
Doug: I'll start by tossing out several topics, some of which we've previously dealt with. You can give your two cents on my list, and then be sure to give a query of your own. We ran a Face-Off a long time ago on the Inhumans sisters, Crystal and Medusa. Of course the focus of that one was "who was the better substitute for Sue Richards during her time away from the Fantastic Four?" I'm personally still partial to the Crystal/Johnny romance, but will readily admit that Medusa was on the team when I became a regular reader.
Doug: We've run posts recently on the Lone Ranger and on Zorro. Who ya got?
Doug: Lastly, Neal Adams at Marvel or at DC? For me, this one comes down to what I consider outstanding storylines at the House of Ideas, but pretty pictures inside some occasionally ham-handed tales over at the Distinguished Competition. While I love looking at his GL/GA stories and of course his Batman work, it's the grandeur of the "Kree-Skrull" War and the last-gasp awesomeness of his run with Roy Thomas on the X-Men that put Adam's Marvel work over the top for me.
Doug: So, feel free to give a thought on any or all of my topics, and then be sure to leave one or two of your own. Thanks!