Ceci n’est pas un retour
Well, it’s missing most of the items that I would’ve tried to cram in there (Daredevil c#55-60, any X-Men issue featuring Bernard the Poet/Werner Roth artwork, 3-D Man!, “they shoot hulks, don’t they”, pretty much the entire Dr. Strange run with Gene Colan, not to mention the immense body of text pieces/lettercols that, taken as a group, might very well constitute Thomas’ greatest contribution to the genre–although it must be owned that the most important concept that he ever introduced in that forum–“retroactive continuity”–appeared in a comics galaxy far far removed from the one under discussion here), but this is significant news!
The inclusion of Millie the Model–at the expense, thank Galactus!, of Conan–however, strikes me as inspired (but then again, I’m probably the world’s greatest Conan hater–and I’m fascinated by romance comics… you might feel differently, dear reader!) I’m sure Jim Roeg is as pleased as I am to note that FF #176 made the cut–and the presence of Doctor Strange, Sorceror Supreme #9 is welcome indeed! (that entire series–at least up until it hit the infinite crossover wall–is definitely worth an Essentials volume!)
my computer’s still broken, but I love you all, friends!