There's a real rough patch in the late '60s when they were first letting storylines spin out for a year or more and bounce from title to title and it became really tough to knit together a coherent chronology. I'm curious to see how he handles it.
(TBH, I didn't check before assuming that he's actually a he but...come on.)
― Arthur Pizzarelli AKA The Peetz (Old Lunch), Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:14 (three years ago) link
I'm pretty sure he's a he.
He's up to 1994 which he's acknowledged is a painful path. Today's Ghost Rider reviews felt like... I mean, my soul curdled. (This was around the point I bailed on Marvel.)
― The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:16 (three years ago) link
"patch," not "path"
Old Lunch, you probably already know about this (long finished) project, but if not, have fun: http://geoffklock.blogspot.com/search/label/Jason%20Powell
You have to wade down a bit, but in essence Jason Powell reviewed every Chris Claremont X-Men comic.
― The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:19 (three years ago) link
Oh, yeah, I know that one. There's also the Complete Marvel Reading Order site which I utilized in tackling the silver age and is mostly pretty accurate (although I have some minor quibbles). I'll return to the bronze age one day when I'm caught up on contemporary stuff (just starting Standoff, only a few hundred issues to go now, will die never having caught up).
― Arthur Pizzarelli AKA The Peetz (Old Lunch), Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:25 (three years ago) link
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand he's done :(
"This project attempted to present a timeline or chronology of all Marvel comics. I made it up to 1994.
The site is no longer being worked on and comments have been disabled. The site will remain up in read-only mode for as long as i feel like paying for the domain & hosting."
― Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 21:56 (three years ago) link
Yeah, it's sad that happened, that site was a nice place to discuss old Marvel comics with a small but thoughtful and polite community. Can't really blame the guy considering how bad the material he had to wallow through at that point was.
― Tuomas, Monday, 6 August 2018 14:39 (three years ago) link
1993/1994 was clearly torture for him; I'd have quit by that point myself (actually, this is pretty much when I bailed on Marvel in real time).
― Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 21:25 (three years ago) link
― Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 22:38 (one month ago) link