Weekly Geeky Question #50: Awesome Story Payoffs

It’s time for another Weekly Geeky Question.  Each week my friend Rod asks me some geeky question that I have to answer.  We’re now up to Week #50, so we’ve been at this for a while.  This week’s question follows on from last week, where we talked about disappointing story payoffs.

What are some of the most best story payoff’s that I have ever seen?

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Weekly Geeky Question #49: Disappointing Story Payoffs

Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #49–with the end of 2018 approaching more rapidly than any of us are prepared to deal with.   My Friend Rod is back with another question, and this time it’s about one of my favorite things, which is story structure.  What Rod wants to know is,,,

What are some of the most disappointing story payoff’s that I have ever seen?

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Thriller – Issue 3

We continue to look at Thriller, the out-of-continuity experimental comic that DC Comics produced in the early-mid 1980’s.  Thriller #2 has a publishing date of December 1983, and is one of the issues I bought back when it first came out.  It’s one of the more dense and oblique mainstream comics I have read, so this series is really me journaling my own attempts to understand it.

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Thriller – Issue 2

We continue to look at Thriller, the out-of-continuity experimental comic that DC Comics produced in the early-mid 1980’s.  Thriller #2 has a publishing date of December 1983, and is one of the issues I bought back when it first came out.  It’s one of the more dense and oblique mainstream comics I have read, so this series is really me journaling my own attempts to understand it.

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(Making Sense out of) Thriller – Issue 1

So back in 1983, DC published a very out-of-the-box comic called Thriller, originally by Robert Loren Fleming and Trevor Von Eeden.  It ran for 12 issues all together, though I only read four issues back in the day.  Since then, I’ve managed to get ahold of the rest, and have only finished reading the whole series recently.

It’s a dense story that benefits from multiple re-readings, and indeed, has often left me confused.  So I thought…let’s read it through and journal the experience, and see if I can make sense of it all.  So let’s start with Issue #1.

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Weekly Geeky Question #48: Green Lantern by Geoff Johns…a wishlist

Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #48–almost the end of the year!  Jingle bells are jinging, that sort of thing.

Anyway, my friend Rod is back with another question this week, and it’s all about Green Lantern, one of my favorite comic book heroes.  The question is about the celebrated Green Lantern run by author Geoff Johns, and basically the question is

What things would I change about Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern run?

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Weekly Geeky Question #46: Comic Book Recommendations for Non-Comic Readers

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #46, and today’s question is one that Rod describes as quite basic–indeed, he wasn’t sure if it was something he’d already asked. But he hasn’t, and so hear we go.

What are some comics I’d recommend to a non-comic reader to get them started?

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Weekly Geeky Question #39: My Fantastic Four Movie

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #39, we explore a possible direction for Marvel’s first family?

How would I make a “Fantastic Four” movie?

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Weekly Geeky Question #38: Saddest Comic Books

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #38, and this week, Rod’s question allows us to reflect on some of my favorite comic books:

What are the saddest or most poignant comic stories I’ve ever read?

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Weekly Geeky Question #33: Modern Superhero Epic Movie History

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #33, and this week’s question is again about comic books and superheroes:

How did we get to the modern superhero movie?

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