Thursday, December 8, 2016

7 Soldiers of Victory and The X-Men (& 3 More Tales!)



DC's 100-Page Giants always felt like a "full meal" of a comic to me.  You had the big main course, then a couple of sides featuring lesser used fan favorites and finish up with a tasty golden age reprint.  I would complete my reading fully satisfied every time.

20 comments:

james marquis said...

hi long time visitor to this website and i have two questions I've been dieing to ask,

1. do you source the images from your own comic collection
2. what cover has the most images from different scores

Ross said...

No, I strictly use images I find on the net. Not sure which cover has used most, but probably one of the Anniversary Issues like this one.

Dale Bagwell said...

Congrats on 1700 successful and awe-inspiring posts Ross. It only gets better from here I'm sure.

Cute puns/play on popular song titles, and I really like the way you put a halo effect around Prof. X's head. Very cool. Hey, sometimes it's the little things...that's NOT what she said;)

Cary Comic said...

"Rumble In The Rubble"

"Tracks Of My Fears'

Your best puns to date. Congratulations on seventeen hundred wonderful covers!

FreeLiveFree said...

Okay, the Shining Knight is going to teach History. Vigilante music. Stripesy shop.

I'd actually really like to see Spiderman fight Solomon Grundy.

Bob Greenwade said...

You certainly do a good job on these "anniversary" covers of capturing the epic quality you describe, Ross. This would be an exciting and fun comic to read. (I think I would've preferred teaming Karate Kid with Iron Fist, but they met back in #103 so it's OK.)

Now that you're less than a year from the grand epic #2000, have you made any thoughts toward what you'll do for that one? Some time ago I made the suggestion of doing a 12-issue Crisis/Secret Wars kind of massive crossover, and though I was only half-serious at the time, maybe you could work up something like that to climax in #2000 with a huge mob scene or some such. There'd be plenty of time to work on it.... (Just a thought.)

Ross said...

I have an idea percolating should I get that far.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Cover !

I'd buy it off the old news depot rack !

Kudos and accolades !

DeepSeaDawson said...

Great job, as always, Ross. Loved the 100 pagers (and 80pagers) growing up. I got to see Golden and early-Silver Agers I never would have otherwise, in those pre-All-Star Squadron days.
Speaking of which, did you tweak Speedy's hat to be red? (I loved when Roy Thomas would make those little differences.)

Ross said...

Thanks guys!

Yes, I often "color correct" by cleaning up images that had poor printing quality with the clone stamp tool, and every once in a while I will even change a color for one reason or another.

Kid Charlemagne said...

To continue FLF's post:

Crimson Avenger was a newspaper editor in his civilian life, so I guess he could teach Journalism and/or English.

This Green Arrow hasn't lost his fortune, so maybe he could teach Business (and of course, Archery).

Speedy seems actually young enough to be one of the students. Same for the Star-Spangled Kid.

Kid Charlemagne said...

The Silver Age* Karate Kid came back in time for a while in the 1970s, having several adventures in that period, so that would justify teaming him with Shang-Chi. Good call.

*Like at least one other person here (I forget whom), I define Silver Age as everything between the super-hero revival in the 1950s and the original Crisis.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Oops--CA was the publisher, not the editor of his newspaper.

Cary Comic said...

That would be me, KC. In my ret-con-proof opinion, the Silver Age began with Barry Allen's debut as the Flash and ended with his (first) death.

Anonymous said...

We all hope you will!

Were really enjoy your work.

Simreeve said...

Ross said...
"I have an idea percolating should I get that far."

Any ideas for 1984, yet? I'm thinking that maybe 'V for Vendetta' meets Robocop and Judge Dredd might work...

Kid Charlemagne said...

@Cary: I would start it just a bit earlier, with the debut of the Martian Manhunter in Detective #225.

Anonymous said...

@KC: By that same token, one could say it even began on June 1, 1951 with the introduction of Adam "Capt. Comet" Blake in STRANGE ADVENTURES #9!

Kid Charlemagne said...

Hmmm, good point. I had not thought of Captain Comet.

Cary Comic said...

I agree. Especially when you consider the fact that the true Golden Age of Comics is widely regarded as having ended with "The Case of the Vanishing Detectives!" *

*Published in March 1951 (three months before Strange Adventures #9).

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