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Dave Kopperman
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Posted: 13 May 2022 at 4:56pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

 JB wrote:
...we can teach chimps to draw musclebound characters leaping about in skintight suits, but the day-to-day stuff is where the challenge really lies.

It was the realization for me that I could ONLY draw the latter but had zero aptitude for drawing superhero action that I knew a career in mainstream comics was not in the cards.  Most of my characters look like they're waiting for a bus (and I could definitely draw the bus...).


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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 16 May 2022 at 6:17pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Now I'm having flashbacks of those Paul Kirchner 'Bus' comics! :^D

If you haven't seen them just google Kirchner and Bus.

I think if Captain America #250 had come along a slight bit later there'd have been actual buttons/badges of that art on the cover for sale in the comic shops. I remember buying a Paul Smith Phoenix one and likely would've wanted Cap for Pres too.

Edited by Rebecca Jansen on 16 May 2022 at 6:20pm
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Michael Murphy
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Posted: 17 May 2022 at 1:16am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I just read that Captain America run a few weeks ago for the first time. So good!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 17 May 2022 at 2:17pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

T’is a pity things worked out as they did—especially since it was in part due to my misunderstanding of Roger’s reason for leaving. Had I been more clear on that, maybe I would have accepted Jim Salicrup’s suggestion that I take over the writing on the series.

Altho, Shooter’s Whim of Iron was in full force just then, which was part of my reason for leaving.

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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 17 May 2022 at 6:09pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

#253-254 is still my favorite Cap story. I remember the What If for had Captain America been elected president with a sweet Marie Severin cover (Ed Koch and Doctor Strange among the attendees)!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 17 May 2022 at 6:24pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

JB, do you recall whose idea it was to use Baron Blood in that run?
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 17 May 2022 at 9:53pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Rebecca, I'm in complete agreement about #253-254.

(The War and Remembrance TPB is on my Amazon wishlist right now.)
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 17 May 2022 at 10:10pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

T’is a pity things worked out as they did—especially since it was in part due to my misunderstanding of Roger’s reason for leaving. Had I been more clear on that, maybe I would have accepted Jim Salicrup’s suggestion that I take over the writing on the series.
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This is news to me.  The last I heard was that Shooter mandated single-issue stories after Stern/Byrne were already at work on already-okayed extended storylines.  Was there another reason for Stern leaving?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 17 May 2022 at 11:23pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

It was part of that.
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