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Question: What is your favorite period of Superman comics?  (Voting closed: March 04, 2005, 03:56:50 PM)
Siegel & Shuster Era 1938-1948 - 3 (9.1%)
Atomic Age 1948-1958 - 1 (3%)
Weisinger Era 1958-1970 - 13 (39.4%)
Schwartz Era 1970-1986 - 11 (33.3%)
Byrne's Run 1986-1988 - 3 (9.1%)
Jurgens/Ordway Era 1989-1998 - 2 (6.1%)
Current 1998-2005 - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 33

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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2005, 03:07:30 PM »

Dan Jurgens isn't the best writer in the world. He's good at gimmicks that sell comics...in fact, all he really did was turn the old imaginary stories into "real" stories- the death and wedding. And Zero Hour was just plain awful...it was like "Look at me! I can do Crisis on Infinite Earths too! I'm cleaning house!"

There have been a lot of good Superman writers over the years, too many to name. I like Siegel, Maggin, Waid, Loeb...

My favorite Superman artists would definitely be Curt Swan, Tom Grummet, and Jim Lee, even though they haven't always worked with the best writers. I grew up with the Byrne Superman, but the more backstories I read I wish they would change the name of the Man of Steel miniseries to "Just Imagine John Byrne's Superman."
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2005, 08:00:56 PM »

I don't think Jurgens is the world's best writer either. Sometimes I like what he comes up with, other times not. I did enjoy the death storyline, but not particularly for Jurgens' contributions -- the Cyborg Superman had a contrived origin and his defeat was a pretty horrible deus ex machina. I would rate him above Byrne (or at least above Byrne's work on Superman), but that isn't saying a lot. My favorite writer on the "new" Superman was Karl Kesel.

As for "Just Imagine John Byrne's Superman"... heh heh heh.
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« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2005, 01:27:28 AM »

"Just Imagine John Byrne's Superman"

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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2005, 03:01:06 PM »

The point of "Just Imagine John Byrne's Superman," I think, is that it would've been like Stan Lee's version, i.e. a one-shot mini-series after which the regular continuity would have resumed.
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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2005, 03:28:21 PM »

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The point of "Just Imagine John Byrne's Superman," I think, is that it would've been like Stan Lee's version, i.e. a one-shot mini-series after which the regular continuity would have resumed.


Plus they both have the same thing in common.... they were awful  :l:
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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2005, 04:31:25 PM »

Hmmm ... now that I think about it, though, there were a lot of great Superman stories from Julius' era that are near and dear to my heart, too.
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« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2005, 08:18:00 PM »

Although a lot of the coolest facets of Superman's universe were invented during the Weisinger era, I'm going to go with the Schwartz era. Nothing compares with Maggin's stories, IMO.

The Byrne/Jurgens stuff just doesn't hold up over time. When I was in my early-to-mid teens I was in love with the whole Death-and-Return arc. And then I revisited it a few years later, and I couldn't believe I had ever enjoyed it.
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2005, 03:23:50 AM »

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The Byrne/Jurgens stuff just doesn't hold up over time. When I was in my early-to-mid teens I was in love with the whole Death-and-Return arc. And then I revisited it a few years later, and I couldn't believe I had ever enjoyed it.

I felt the same way when I was younger. Looking back now, I can clearly see the flaws.
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