Hi, don't know how many people here remember me but i used to be on the mailing list ages ago. I stopped reading comics for a long time but have slowly gotten back into marvel silver age stuff via the essentials as it finally seemed possible to (just about) achieve my dream of having read everything they put out in the sixties
Back when i was originally collecting Marvel silver age stuff i really wanted to do a sort of review encyclopedia of them all, this was before blogs and Wiki's took off and it never really seemed doable but these things are a lot more common now and the technical side of it seems a lot easier than it was.
I had quite a bit saved on a previous PC and I had done a lot of the early avengers ones (saved here as the Beginners Guide) but they got lost when i changed PCs and then when AOL took down all the webcopies.
I wondered if anyone out there had copies of them at all?
Also well done on the book to everyone involved, I really loved it and it helped revive my interest in the characters and marvel in general..
I'm nearly certain that I do. I saved them a couple of years ago with the rest of the AA site and I distinctly remember reading them several times. They must be saved on a DVD somewhere, I'll have a look and post them here ASAP
PS: and kudos to you! They were both informative and very enjoyable to read!
Here we go, found them! It's an entire folder of html and text files, so I compressed them with Winrar and uploaded them on megaupload. Download the archive from here www.megaupload.com/?d=7CGMSWKD and just unrar in any folder.
Avidx.html, av2idx.html and Av3idx.html are the index pages.
Thank you so much, not just avengers ones either, all sorts of superman and flash ones that i'd forgotten i ever wrote.
Not sure how serious i am about expanding it to include the rest of the marvel silver age, i know nothing at all about whats happened at marvel post-2001 so the characters are pretty much frozen in time for me but i do plan on reading through everything and it would be nice to record my thoughts.
Shiryu, TOTAL exalt for you (on Owen's behalf) for rescuing his work from long ago. Man, that's some good moderating action, pal. . .
An exalt for Shiryu from me as well! Is there anything our magnificent moderator can't do??
BTW, when I got back into comics a few years ago, I scoured the internet for anything comics-related and Owen's "Beginners Guide to the Avengers" was one of the first resources I came upon! I started reading his synopses of the old Avengers issues and well, it was like I'd never left. Then I naturally started exploring the rest of the AA site...so y'all have Owen to thank (or not ;D) for me being here!
It's cool that people have shown an interest over the years. I've been going through them and tidying up the grammar and adding cover scans to them.
Toying with the idea of going on and adding to them as well (as well as doing some other series, I've been reading a lot of Roger Stern stuff recently and been doing write ups as I go) but i think that would really require a website to host them, ideally with room for comments under them.
Not really having read comics since about 2001 it's amazing how much that i used to know about the classic marvel universe that i've totally forgotten. But with Marvel's huge TPB expansion it's so easy to get lengthy runs of stuff that before I picked up in dribs and drabs in back issues. Combining the two things has lead to me reading some great stuff for the first time and being really caught up in it.
I didn't really intend to get back into comics at all. But i've even picked up (and really enjoyed) some current stuff. Hickman's Fantastic Four. Strangely reading it without any knowledge of where the MU has been in the last decade actually works very well, I could just approach the characters in an iconic way that he seems to be going for.
A website with room for comments would probably be a blog (of which our Dlw, Tana and Sharkar are expers ^^), but, if Van has the space and band, it would be nice to see them once again on AA, and we could comment here in forum.
The blog format seems quite good, readingwww.marvelgenesis.com/ was part of the reason I decided to restart but i think i'd have quite a few things i wanted to post at the start rather than one at a time.
I'm not really sure how indexing would fit with the blog format. I think I'd eventually want to have a cross title index. I think I envisage a more wide ranging thing than a blog but i'm not sure i really have the web skills for it. Something a bit like the Marvel handbook appendix site but for issues not characters.
I'll keep on writing the reviews for myself for now and see how long i remain enthusiastic, no point starting something online if i lose interest after a few weeks. Right now i'm really enjoying reading runs of books and having it all flood back to me.