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(Grantland)   Ever wondered how Marvel Comics evolved from publishing boring Captain America to Trippy Cosmic Captain Marvel, Psychedelic Doctor Strange and Kung-Fu Fighting Shang-Chi? Yeah, it's because they were all tripping balls   ( grantland.com) divider line
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2012-11-09 04:04:21 PM  
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Dr. Strange was the sole reason I grew a goatee and epic sideburns in my college years. It was farking AWESOME. Sadly, the vast majority of female students did not share my love of arcane-optimized facial hair. I was extremely lucky, however, to find one smoking hot young lady who had developed a crush on Edward Mulhare (the Ghost from "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir") as a young teen. And rather than explain that my fancifully manicured man growth was inspired by a different supernatural entity than the one she was all squishy for, I cheerfully forked over $40 for a wool sea coat and turtleneck at the local Army/Navy store and did my best to speak with a Gloucester accent. Slightly dishonest, I admit, but it was effective.
2012-11-09 03:41:00 PM  
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When Shooter was the head of Valient Comics in the late 80's, he would write a short paragraph on some of the back covers saying what a "rockin' good time" it was working there.

I'm thinking he had a broken VCR with Wild at Heart stuck on infinite playback at that time....
2012-11-09 03:06:31 PM  
1 vote:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: FirstNationalBastard: Drug Testing policies were instituted immediately afterward.
They were still hitting it hard in '77 

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Of course. Jim Shooter came in, proclaimed "FARK, I LOVE COCAINE", and Marvel was back, Baby!
2012-11-09 02:09:30 PM  
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I've been meaning to get into old Captain Marvel or Warlock. Most of my 70s collection consisted of Defenders issues I got as a kid out of the 25 cent bin, which were pretty bizarre. Probably my clearest memory is an issue where the Hulk is obsessed with eating beans. I'd hate to be there when he digests that...
2012-11-09 11:15:08 AM  
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The drug use reached its breaking point in the mid-1970s, when someone said "Let's make a book called Giant-Size Man-Thing", and no one disagreed.

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Drug Testing policies were instituted immediately afterward.
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