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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: What comic changed the way you see comics?

San Diego ComicCon had a great article in their newsletter by asking people what comic changed the way they saw comics or maybe even changed their life.
Some had said the Death of Superman or the Death of Jason Todd. Some said it simply the Star wars adaptation.
So I wondered, what comic changed the way you see comics or what sticks out in your mind as the pinnacle of comics?


For me, it was Adventures of Superman Annual #1 by Dan Jurgens.
The President sends Superman to a small town where there has been no contact for quit sometime.
When he gets there, he finds that an alien has taken all the bodies of the townspeople and is using their minds for an experiment.
SPOILERS BELOW
Not only does the alien get away, but the townspeople (just living brains now) decide they want Superman to turn off the machine that is keeping them alive because they do not want to live that way and Superman has no idea what to do with them.
Of course, he doesn't want to do it, so all the brains telepathically MAKE him turn it off, thus killing them.
The last 2 pages have Superman standing all alone among the ashes of 100's of people.

"It's been quite a day. You saved mankind. You beat the bad guy. You helped some good people...get what they wanted.
Now you stand alone...
...amidst the ashes of your victory.".


It was the first time I had seen Superman both win AND lose.
I dragged it all the way to Portland to have Dan Jurgens sign it and it remains in my "If my house catches fire, grab this box" comic box.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: What comic changed the way you see comics?

As a kid in the 80s, I had read a couple of reprints of the 70s-era Swamp Thing series by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. I knew, without even having to look, that the current 80s-era series couldn't possibly be as good.

There was a Hillyard flea market close to my house that had a load of back issues and I used to haunt that place as a kid, looking for cool comics to read. One of the guys there told me about a lady who was hunting down issues of the current, 80s-era Swamp Thing series. He told me this lady claimed the new series was even better than the 70s series. How is that even possible, I thought.

So, I tried one out - Swamp Thing Annual #2 from 1985.



This was the first comic I ever read by Alan Moore and it was like a veil lifted from my eyes. Even though I loved them, I firmly believed that comics were junk culture. This specific issue showed me they didn't have to be. I felt like Moore's story engaged my brain in a way no comic ever had.

From then on, reading comics was a completely different experience.
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