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June 28, 2005


Matt Fraction Spills Beans on HfH #9

imageAlthough "Panther's Rage" may be the story cycle most evocative of 1970s superhero comics, "Swordsman's hooker girlfriend becomes celestial Madonna and marries sentient plant" may be the best evidence of the madness just below the surface in even the most straightforward mainstream titles, and the original Omega the Unknown series may be the pinnacle of several writer-driven approaches by which the decade may be best known, Matt Fraction does indeed have it right that Hero for Hire #9, the "Collection in Latveria" issue, is almost certainly the single best window into what was going on in American mainstream comic books between Kirby leaving Marvel and John Byrne joining Chris Claremont on Uncanny X-Men.

Everybody should own one, and they make great stocking stuffers.
 
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