A lot of topics get discussed then fall down several pages, and if you weren't around when it was discussed, it's easy to miss as few people delve beyond the first page or two of topics. Those of us who have been here a while though, often remember the discussion, some may chime in when it's revisited, others may feel they have already said what they have to say on the topic and not participate. I usually link back to the old discussion when I see a new thread on the same one to provide the newer folks a chance to see what's already been said and remind the vets of what's already been said. Sometimes a mod may choose to merge the old and new threads, sometimes the new thread can take on a life of its own. Time passes, peoples answers can change as they discover new stuff or revisit old faves to find they may not have aged as well or weren't quite what the rose colored glasses of nostalgia remembered them as.
I don't want to discourage conversation by linking the old threads, but provide newer folks a chance to gander at what has already been said.
People don't want the Truth. They want only information that supports what they think they already know. -Vess from Invisible Kingdom
I see a comics culture that preserves and appreciates its past, but doesn't wallow in witless nostalgia. -Scott McCloud
Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing…after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked -Buckminster Fuller
Time passes, peoples answers can change as they discover new stuff or revisit old faves to find they may not have aged as well or weren't quite what the rose colored glasses of nostalgia remembered them as.
So true. I re-read anything I do a review on & when I did the Haney Super Sons I realized how bad it was even though it was one of my favorites as a teen.
Grant Morrison 126 Issues of the Justice League of America ... I read that about once a year and it's takes me 10 days about a hour or two to read them all. I just loved his creativity and the addition of Plastic Man was gem.
I have a mini-library on my nightstand for some of the comics I read over and over again.
A very beat-up copy of Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 Millennium editions of Batman #1 (every story is great!) and Wonder Woman #1 (I read the WW origin all the time) I've had Sensation Comics #1 (the Millennium Edition) out for a while and I'll probably add it to the mini-library soon The DC Special with Super-Heroes vs. Super-Gorillas. I've been reading this one over and over since 1976.
There's some stories (like FF #25 and #26, and the Watchmen) that are either too many issues or I only have them in a reprint collection, so I don't have them in the mini-library.
I got The Brave and the Bold #78 a few years ago and I read it all the time. I've been thinking of putting it in the mini-library. Also that crazy Queen Bee appearance (guest-starring Batgirl!) in JLA #60.
Another one that probably should have been in the mini-library a long time ago is the Super-Team Family issue which reprints All-Star #33 where the Justice Society fights Solomon Grundy. I bought that new in 1976 and I don't know how many times I've read it.
With this flying dreadnaught under me, I can wipe out all mankind! Now the Hulk will be the HUNTER instead of the HUNTED!