Doug: As we get set to begin our review of Steve Englehart's and George Perez's very fine story now known as "The Serpent Crown Affair" (Avengers #'s 141-144 and 147-149), I have been wondering which Bronze Age "long play" most resonates with our readers? Back in the days before all writing was done with the trade paperback in mind, creators often got into long tales that were very organic, yet when finished have become important stories from our youth.
Among some of those stories that we've reviewed either here or on the Two Girls... blog are the epic "Celestial Madonna" saga, "Project Pegasus" (which just finished a 6-week run yesterday on this blog), the 4-part Galactus/Silver Surfer story that ran in Fantastic Four #120-123, and the "Secret Empire" storyline from the pages of Captain America.
So here are your rules for discussion -- no less than four issues, any Marvel or DC title, and it must have been published between 1970-1980. I chose 1980 as the cut-off, because after that we saw the advent of the mini-series, which in a way was marketed toward the trade paperback. Let's keep this discussion to four-color newsprint fun.
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