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Ramses818 wrote:I know a lot of people have a lot of contempt for star brand.
Hey now! Ease up, bro. Ease up!
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StarBrand wrote:
Ramses818 wrote:I know a lot of people have a lot of contempt for star brand.
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He only speaks the truth...
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lorddunlow wrote:
StarBrand wrote:
Ramses818 wrote:I know a lot of people have a lot of contempt for star brand.
Hey now! Ease up, bro. Ease up!
He only speaks the truth...
Hey now! Ease up, bro. Ease up!
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StarBrand wrote:
lorddunlow wrote:
StarBrand wrote:
Ramses818 wrote:I know a lot of people have a lot of contempt for star brand.
Hey now! Ease up, bro. Ease up!
He only speaks the truth...
Hey now! Ease up, bro. Ease up!
:lol:

Like I said I love star brand myself! :thumb:

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My, my, how memory fades over time.....

I knew that I had a scattering of NU books from back in the day but after checking through my Collection of Stuff, I'm surprised by how little I actually had. I have:

Spitfire #1-4
Kickers Inc. #1-2
Star Brand #3, #10, #19
Psi-Force #1

I could have sworn I had more than that. :lol:

So, trying to catch up, I recently acquired DP 7 Vol.1 TPB and I'm about halfway through reading it. So far, it's been rather good. Gruenwald does a very good job in retaining the NU notion of 'the world outside your window' with the group's focus on everyday concerns (such as food, money, family, etc) alongside coping with their new abilities. It's a rather fresh approach from the traditional superhero view (such as the FF gaining their powers, immediately suiting up, and starting to save the world).

Although Scuzz seems to be the only one in favor of being a 'real' superhero.

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DP 7 is definitely good. Gruenwald always said he missed the New Universe once it was gone.
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DP7 is the best because it had a good writer and good art team on it through out it's entire run.
Justice works once Peter David becomes the writer. I know some people don't like his take on it, but I like it. It's better than a super-powered Punisher which gets boring really fast.
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PSI-Force should have ended at #25.
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Gargoyles co-creator and "Archer" artist is bringing back "Starbrand and Nightmask" for Marvel:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic ... -nightmask" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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After the Marvel announcement I did some research on these characters and was surprised that they were co-created by Jim Shooter. Some of these characters also seem to have inspired Valiant characters like Nightmask/Shadowman and PSI-Force/ Harbinger.
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BugsySig wrote:Gargoyles co-creator and "Archer" artist is bringing back "Starbrand and Nightmask" for Marvel:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic ... -nightmask" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Dangit, dangit, dangit! I've been 'Done' with Marvel other than finishing up the Secret Wars mini-series just to round out the end of Hickman's Avengers epoch. That was supposed to be the end of Marvel for me. :mad: Then they go and do this and make me wanna support the New Universe again. :!: Wait. There... it... is. Problem solved. :twisted: I'm not buying/collecting Marvel if I get this title. I'm just buying/collecting more New Universe stuff! Done. :thumb: :clap: :cloud9:

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I recently stumbled across the two issues of Nightmask I've been missing for years, & a stash of about 8-10 issues of PSI-Force between #2-14 that I didn't have (Previously I only had maybe 3-4 issues of that title altogether since the last time I posted in this thread about it).

Been fun to finally read for the first time 30 years after it came out - great art in the early issues by Texiera!

I'm getting pretty close to having every other issue of all the other NU books now too (except Kickers Inc. :lol: ) - still need those last two issues of Justice, some Merc, about 1/2 of the PSI-Force run, and the War event book.
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Ras the future fan wrote:After the Marvel announcement I did some research on these characters and was surprised that they were co-created by Jim Shooter. Some of these characters also seem to have inspired Valiant characters like Nightmask/Shadowman and PSI-Force/ Harbinger.
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Just thought I'd post this here, a drawing I had done on my first long box bought in 1988;

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grendeljd wrote:Just thought I'd post this here, a drawing I had done on my first long box bought in 1988;

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Very nice, looks like your longbox got wet at some point, though.

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Brother J wrote:
grendeljd wrote:Just thought I'd post this here, a drawing I had done on my first long box bought in 1988;
Very nice, looks like your longbox got wet at some point, though.
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I discovered the existence of two New Universe characters on Spanish stickers. To me, it's a very exciting discovery, as there really isn't a lot of New Universe stuff out there other than the comics.

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nice discovery! :thumb:

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Thanks. I was doing one of my numerous ''star brand'' searches. Lol
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StarBrand wrote:Thanks. I was doing one of my numerous ''star brand'' searches. Lol
That is seriously cool! Any context for what the stickers were for? It looks like each image is made up of two separate stickers - reminds me of those panini sticker books I had as a kid, where you buy a booklet that has a number of blank spaces, all to be filled from buying separate packs of stickers. I still have my old Transformers one, and might also have my Silverhawks one somewhere.

Amazing to think there could be a New Universe one out there...
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Guys... We're now at the 30th anniversary of the launch of the New U. I'm sure not too many people really care about that but I know a few of you do!

And while I also doubt there will be much fanfare to mark the occasion, someone did write an article about it on cbr.com;

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grendeljd wrote:Guys... We're now at the 30th anniversary of the launch of the New U. I'm sure not too many people really care about that but I know a few of you do!

And while I also doubt there will be much fanfare to mark the occasion, someone did write an article about it on cbr.com;

http://www.cbr.com/11-reasons-marvels-n ... se-failed/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Decent article. I still love the New U for what it tried to do. Maybe if it had been funded better like it was supposed to have been, the quality would have been much improved.

I just recently went through and made a list of the few New U issues that I do have, with the intention of starting to complete my collection of them again. Gonna at least raid the quarter bins at the LCS to take what they have.
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grendeljd wrote:Guys... We're now at the 30th anniversary of the launch of the New U. I'm sure not too many people really care about that but I know a few of you do!

And while I also doubt there will be much fanfare to mark the occasion, someone did write an article about it on cbr.com;

http://www.cbr.com/11-reasons-marvels-n ... se-failed/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Decent article. I still love the New U for what it tried to do. Maybe if it had been funded better like it was supposed to have been, the quality would have been much improved.

I just recently went through and made a list of the few New U issues that I do have, with the intention of starting to complete my collection of them again. Gonna at least raid the quarter bins at the LCS to take what they have.
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Phoenix8008 wrote:
grendeljd wrote:Guys... We're now at the 30th anniversary of the launch of the New U. I'm sure not too many people really care about that but I know a few of you do!

And while I also doubt there will be much fanfare to mark the occasion, someone did write an article about it on cbr.com;

http://www.cbr.com/11-reasons-marvels-n ... se-failed/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Decent article. I still love the New U for what it tried to do. Maybe if it had been funded better like it was supposed to have been, the quality would have been much improved.

I just recently went through and made a list of the few New U issues that I do have, with the intention of starting to complete my collection of them again. Gonna at least raid the quarter bins at the LCS to take what they have.
Yeah, it wasn't a bad article considering most people who do write about it mostly poke fun at the line.

I was very surprised to hear that Strikeforce Morituri was intended to be part of that line at one point - I've never heard that mentioned before. Strikeforce Morituri is still one of my all time favourite series to this day - I don't think it would have been a good fit in the New U at all though.
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What do you think are the most important NEW UNIVERSE comics? Here’s my picks for the top four:

1. Psi-Force #1. First appearance of characters that influenced Valiant’s Harbinger.
2. Star Brand #1. Star Brand plays the biggest role of any NEW UNIVERSE character in the Marvel Universe, and this is his first appearance.
3. The Pitt one-shot. An underrated and monumental comic book event.
4. DP 7 #1. Again, the first appearance of characters that influenced Harbinger, although perhaps not to the extent Psi-Force did. Also, this title was probably the most consistent of all titles from this line for the longest period of time.
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