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    July 22, 2011 12:41 pm @MrGlass  - All good stories, but I'm not sure they're Top 10 material. The Truth might make a Top 20.
    July 22, 2011 11:46 am Cassaday's a great artist, but I honestly don't think John Ney Rieber's run was that good.

    Winter Soldier is great. If this had been a Top 20, it would definitely be on there. There are a lot of Brubaker stories that would qualify.
    July 2, 2011 10:07 am Interestingly, GI Joe actually started out as a pitch for a new Nick Fury/SHIELD series... so Cobra bears more than a passing resemblance to Hydra (compare the Baroness to the Viper, and Doctor Mindbender to Baron Strucker, for example). And of course, Hydra was also co-created by Jack Kirby.
    May 5, 2011 3:30 pm @flakbait  I think it was at the time that writers were being "strongly encouraged" to structure their stories into 6 issue arc for trade collection, so who knows if it was paced the way Jurgens would have preferred. On top of that, the ending was supposedly cut short because the book was being cancelled in the wake of Avengers Disassembled. I still feel it's a strong story though, taking Thor places he'd really never been before.

    @Tork I agree, it's a great story, though I probably would count it more as a Loki story. I wouldn't argue against anyone who had it on their list though!
    April 29, 2011 10:21 pm The cyclical nature of Ragnarok is an interpretation by some later scholars, but the original myths don't make any conclusive reference to it, at least from what I read. Only a few gods survive, and a couple who had died before Ragnarok emerge from Hel. But obviously the cyclical interpretation is useful to Marvel when they want to reboot Thor.
    April 19, 2011 6:19 pm @CammyKnoxville  I namechecked him in the intro to the first part, but A) I figured enough has been said about him in recent weeks, and B) I think the guys on this list top him.
    February 23, 2011 5:29 pm Just to add on a personal note, that page of Damage Control I posted has stuck in my head ever since I first read it at age 11. Even at the time, I knew it was a wickedly funny poke at the grim 'n gritty brooding vigilantes so prominent in comics of the time (of which Night Thrasher fit the mold), and laughed my head off despite being a New Warriors fan. Years later, when I heard about his Teenage Negro Ninja Thrashers proposal, it added a new dimension of hilarity. So that page pretty much sums up what I love about Dwayne's writing. Great stuff.
    January 7, 2011 7:52 pm It's a snarky comment to be sure, but again, it's the equivalent of trash talk on the basketball court. I doubt he actually believes there is no talent left in comics, any more than someone who says "My momma could dunk on you" believes that. He may be painting with a broad brush, but in the context of his anger over the idea that some alleged "top flight talent" is ready to start work on a project that he has long-standing personal objection to, I understand it.
    January 7, 2011 2:53 pm @Rhymer  Well, personally, I always get a kick out of introducing people to new comics. And however offensive his comments may have been, they can't negate his contributions to the medium; getting Alan Moore hooked on a new comic would be like convincing Orson Welles to go to a movie he wound up digging (Welles said his share of obnoxious things, too). There's no guarantee he WOULD read something he was sent (or even that his reps would pass it on to him, assuming they read this) but I think it'd be worth a shot.
    January 4, 2011 10:07 pm @TheNextChampion  Don't know how you define "regular contributor" but I have something on the site pretty much every week. But I don't think opinions in the form of lists as subjective like these need defending. There's no right or wrong, and I'd easily accept arguments that any of these books should be at any other spot on the list.