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While checking out the November solicitations, I was surprised to see that
Archie has three different collections of vintage material coming out. There
is a new volume of their Archie Americana series (Best of the 50s Vol. 2)
which I'll order as a Christmas gift for my wife. The second (Archie Day By
Day Vol. 1) is a collection of the Archie newspaper strip. I was hoping it
would have some of the classic early strips by Bob Montana, but it's
unfortunately comprised of mid-90s material.
The title I'm most interested in, and which I know the least about, is a
volume of Archie's Mighty Crusaders from the 60s. I'm always looking for
reprints like this, but I don't know a lot about these books.It reprints
Flyman # 31-33 and Mighty Crusaders # 1. The only creators it mentions are
Jerry Siegel and Paul Reinman. Did anyone else work on these? Would this be
worth ordering? Have these stories aged well, or would they at least have
camp value? Any opinions?
Thanks,


Jason
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On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 08:38:31 -0400, "Jason Michael"




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<jwmich...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>While checking out the November solicitations, I was surprised to see that
>Archie has three different collections of vintage material coming out. There
>is a new volume of their Archie Americana series (Best of the 50s Vol. 2)
>which I'll order as a Christmas gift for my wife. The second (Archie Day By
>Day Vol. 1) is a collection of the Archie newspaper strip. I was hoping it
>would have some of the classic early strips by Bob Montana, but it's
>unfortunately comprised of mid-90s material.
>The title I'm most interested in, and which I know the least about, is a
>volume of Archie's Mighty Crusaders from the 60s. I'm always looking for
>reprints like this, but I don't know a lot about these books.It reprints
>Flyman # 31-33 and Mighty Crusaders # 1. The only creators it mentions are
>Jerry Siegel and Paul Reinman. Did anyone else work on these? Would this be
>worth ordering? Have these stories aged well, or would they at least have
>camp value? Any opinions?
>Thanks,

>Jason



That's it, Jerry Siegel and Paul Reinman. These stories are an
acquired taste. Siegel attempts to be Stan Lee and Reinman attempts
to be Jack Kirby, roles neither of them are really suited for.

They did come up with some good bits I thought, later on in the run,
with the Web as a married super hero whose wife is totally against his
career and the Shield losing his civilian job every time he has to
leave on a case.


But definitely nowhere near as good as Thunder Agents or the Charltons
of the day.
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>That's it, Jerry Siegel and Paul Reinman. These stories are an
>acquired taste. Siegel attempts to be Stan Lee and Reinman attempts
>to be Jack Kirby, roles neither of them are really suited for.


Several of the Mighty Comics have been featured in Scott Shaw!'s long-running
Oddball Comics feature: ,!-- w -->, class="postlink" ,="http://www.comicbookresources.com/col">http://www.comicbookresources.com/col,!-- w -->­umns/oddball

They should give you more than a taste.


In the Kitchen Sink mini "WORLD'S WORST COMICS", the line on Mighty Comics
went, "It's amazing how 12-year-old kids knew what Marvel was doing right and
comic book professionals didn't."
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Jason Michael Sep 9 2003, 11:13 am show options

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"BradW8" <bra...@aol.com> wrote in message


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> >That's it, Jerry Siegel and Paul Reinman. These stories are an
> >acquired taste. Siegel attempts to be Stan Lee and Reinman attempts
> >to be Jack Kirby, roles neither of them are really suited for.

> Several of the Mighty Comics have been featured in Scott Shaw!'s
long-running
> Oddball Comics feature: ,!-- w -->, class="postlink" ,="http://www.comicbookresources.com/col">http://www.comicbookresources.com/col,!-- w -->­umns/oddball


> They should give you more than a taste.


> In the Kitchen Sink mini "WORLD'S WORST COMICS", the line on Mighty Comics
> went, "It's amazing how 12-year-old kids knew what Marvel was doing right
and
> comic book professionals didn't."



Thanks for the info, guys. I think I'll take a pass for now- the rest of my
November order is big enough and this doesn't sound like a high priority.
I've never been a fan of Siegel and though I know I have examples of
Reinman's work somewhere in my collection, it wasn't memorable enough to be
a cause for purchase. That coupled with your descriptions doesn't make this
sound like a must have.

Thanks again!


Jason
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