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bradical
07-03-2007, 01:22 PM
anyone remember this?

my favorite was http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/2056/400/2056_4_137.jpg


also remember liking the incredible hulk issue a lot.

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 01:24 PM
Goooooood times.

Dusto
07-03-2007, 01:28 PM
I liked The Thing #8 in which he fights Goody Two Shoes. And I also liked the Iron Man issue, which was basically just about Tony Stark as a homeless alcoholic surviving the night, but it featured a rad back-up story about a group of kids who have an Avengers club and kick out the kid who plays Iron Man because the real Avengers kicked out Iron Man. He starts hitting the bottle (soda bottle, that is) pretty hard after that. And wasn't The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man also an Assistant Editor's Month issue?

edwardmblake
07-03-2007, 01:30 PM
Anybody have a glass of milk?

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 01:30 PM
I liked The Thing #8 in which he fights Goody Two Shoes. And I also liked the Iron Man issue, which was basically just about Tony Stark as a homeless alcoholic surviving the night, but it featured a rad back-up story about a group of kids who have an Avengers club and kick out the kid who plays Iron Man because the real Avengers kicked out Iron Man. He starts hitting the bottle (soda bottle, that is) pretty hard after that. And wasn't The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man also an Assistant Editor's Month issue?

Wow.... that Iron Man issue just became my #1 Must Have Comic in existance.

bradical
07-03-2007, 01:32 PM
I liked The Thing #8 in which he fights Goody Two Shoes. And I also liked the Iron Man issue, which was basically just about Tony Stark as a homeless alcoholic surviving the night, but it featured a rad back-up story about a group of kids who have an Avengers club and kick out the kid who plays Iron Man because the real Avengers kicked out Iron Man. He starts hitting the bottle (soda bottle, that is) pretty hard after that. And wasn't The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man also an Assistant Editor's Month issue?

i remember the avenger's club. that spidey may have been as well and was a really good story.

Patton
07-03-2007, 01:33 PM
You guys know what issue the Avenger's club thing was in?

bradical
07-03-2007, 01:38 PM
You guys know what issue the Avenger's club thing was in?

iron man 178

David Price
07-03-2007, 01:53 PM
Avengers hanging out with David Letterman was goofy. Captain America had a nice cover with Bernie America and the Marvel staff on it. Fantastic Four was a good issue that didn't interrupt the Trial of Reed Richards too horribly. I enjoyed The Incredible Hulk and loved Marvel Team-Up. Daredevil's issue wasn't really played for laughs, but the back-up story was in line with what was going on that month. And what's not to love when Fred Hembeck handles a bunch of pages in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man?

Back Issue! #19 (http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=54&products_id=401) had a great section on Assistant Editor's Month.

From ComicBookDB.com, here's a link to a cover gallery (http://www.comicbookdb.com/storyarc_covergallery.php?ID=2095).

Patton
07-03-2007, 02:02 PM
iron man 178

Awesome. It's on sale for 88 cents at mycomicshop.com

bradical
07-03-2007, 02:04 PM
Awesome. It's on sale for 88 cents at mycomicshop.com

it's part of the demon in a bottle storyline. really good stuff. don't think it's collected though.

bradical
07-03-2007, 02:07 PM
Back Issue! #19 (http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=54&products_id=401) had a great section on Assistant Editor's Month.

From ComicBookDB.com, here's a link to a cover gallery (http://www.comicbookdb.com/storyarc_covergallery.php?ID=2095).

cool. thanks. couldn't find a list of them all. your google fu is strong.

Masculine Todd
07-03-2007, 02:12 PM
So wait, the Assistant Editor's wrote the comics?

David Price
07-03-2007, 02:18 PM
cool. thanks. couldn't find a list of them all. your google fu is strong.
My pleasure.

Mister Mets
07-03-2007, 02:20 PM
So wait, the Assistant Editor's wrote the comics?
No, the writers were just allowed to use stranger/ more experimental ideas.

For example Roger Stern was able to split an issue of Amazing Spider-Man into two stories. One continued a fight between Spider-Man & Thunderball. The other....
http://www.spideykicksbutt.com/top10spidey10.jpg

bradical
07-03-2007, 02:20 PM
So wait, the Assistant Editor's wrote the comics?

editors had a convention or something, so the assistants took over editing the books for a month and published quirky in-continuity stories. byrne wrote himself into ff, noncenti(sp?) into the hulk, aunt may became a herald of galactus, etc.

Lab-Rat
07-03-2007, 02:23 PM
anyone remember this?

my favorite was http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/2056/400/2056_4_137.jpg


also remember liking the incredible hulk issue a lot.

HAHA. I have that issue! Can't say I read any of the others though.

David Price
07-03-2007, 02:26 PM
So wait, the Assistant Editor's wrote the comics?
The gimmick behind it was that the Assistant Editors were in charge because all of the editors and other bigwigs went to the San Diego ComicCon. So, being assistants, the books they put out had wacky, funny, outrageous, breaking the fourth wall type stories. Some were serious (The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man) and some were more than a little out there (Marvel Team-Up).

But the Assistant Editors didn't write the books (Stern still wrote Amazing, Milgrom wrote Peter Parker, DeMatteis wrote Captain America). They were just 'in charge'.

And not all of the Marvel titles that month were part of it. Uncanny X-Men, Micronauts, Moon Knight, a handful of others, did not bear the BEWARE stamp on the cover.

Dr. Omega
07-03-2007, 02:43 PM
Top Three:
The kid Avengers
The West Coast Avengers on Letterman
She-Hulk (fan4) having topless photos taken of her on the roof


Dr. Ω

Buk Was Right
07-03-2007, 02:48 PM
If nothing else this gave us Golden Oldie...

But whenever it's mentioned the first thing I think of is the Letterman issue...

David Price
07-03-2007, 02:59 PM
The West Coast Avengers on Letterman
She-Hulk (fan4) having topless photos taken of her on the roof
She-Hulk wasn't a member of the FF when Assistant Editor's Month was happening. It sounds like you're thinking of #275. The porn publisher issue of Fantastic Four didn't happen for another year.

And it was the regular, non-West Coast Avengers.

EDIT: Love the signature!

Len Snark
07-03-2007, 08:16 PM
I wonder if they'll make a reference to "Golden Oldie" in the "One More Day" storyline. Maybe the "One More Day" is May's chance to serve Galactus once more....

I can only wish.

YouStayClassy
07-03-2007, 08:18 PM
I wonder if they'll make a reference to "Golden Oldie" in the "One More Day" storyline. Maybe the "One More Day" is May's chance to serve Galactus once more....

I can only wish.

I always thought it would have been so cool if Aunt May wore the golden Iron Man armor and called herself Golden Oldie.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/RaidenMGS4/Mahrvell/armorsuits.jpg

dEnny!
07-03-2007, 08:20 PM
I really thought this was a fun concept. I always got excited when I did the back issue hunting and would come across one.