Well, not only does it have great art on the cover (John Bryne), not only does it have great art on the inside (George Perez), not only is the story fun and part of a nice arc, but......
wait for it...
There is a popular, current-day, comic book writer who wrote in to the letter's page professing his love for Nick Fury and asking that Frank Miller get a chance to do a Nick Fury book based on what he saw in MTIO #51, the issue where the Thing plays poker with some Avengers and Nick.
The writer? Kurt Busiek!
Thought ya might wanna know, ya crumbums!
I love finding pros' names in old lettercols. Catching a letter from Marty Pasko, Cary Bates or the Biernbaums always makes the back-issue experience a little sweeter.
There's an old issue of Captain Carrot with Art Adams' first published drawing in the back -- an Earth-C version of Farrah Fawcett!
I had a subscription to that comic. The Project Pegasus stuff was great.
I wish they'd do a new MTIO with Ben. It MIGHT help make him more popular again.... or it might flop, like his last solo book.
Thin is (pun intended), if the guest stars are good, it might work.
And yeah, the Project Pegasus arc was awesome. Helps that Perez did most of the art.
Wonder if Geoff Johns ever wrote hate mail to DC after Hal was turned into Parallax?
MTIO was such a great oddball book. The Gerber stuff was great, and Gruendwald's Project Pegasus stuff was great as well. If they came up with a new MTIO that had the spirit of the first title, I'd totally be up for it. Have to confess that my faith in Marvel to produce something outside of the A or X franchises is pretty thin right now.
I like to believe that my younger self had excellent, if unknowing, taste.