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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 14 May 2019 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Um, yeah... four MINUTES later, after I searched for the graphic online. The edit is recorded in case you need proof, Brian.

(SHEESH! Really...? I'm being accused of foul play here??)
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No. I was just joking. I didnít see the link until after you pointed it because it wasnít there when I read your post earlier. Not accusing you of anything. 
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He seems to prefer his Thor work, but heíll always be ďRon Frenz, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artistĒ to me
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I feel the same way. I loved the DeFalco/Frenz run on ASM and have incredibly fond memories of reading those comics. And ASM Annual 18, pencilled by Ron Frenz and scripted by Stan Lee, is one of my favourite standalone comics. A magical time!

The creators on the Marvel titles around 1984-1986 seemed like a perfect fit for the most part (I came a bit late to the party, getting heavily into Marvel towards the end of 1985): JB on FF and Alpha Flight, Walt on Thor, Stern/Buscema/Palmer on Avengers, Claremont/JR Jr on Uncanny X-Men, Mazzuchelli on Daredevil.

(Of course, rewind a couple of years and you had Zeck on Captain America, Frank Miller on DD and Stern/JR Jr on ASM and those weren't bad either!)
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Iím the guy Ron mentions at the end of the interview when he talks about who heís currently working with. Ron is an outstanding collaborator with a great, relentless zeal for making high-quality, family-friendly superhero comics. Since I started publishing, Iíve actually had the pleasure of working with Ron, Sal Buscema, Ron Wilson, Al Milgrom, Roger Stern, Joe Rubinstein with a few more folks from that era hopefully joining them soon. Youíll all be pleased if not surprised to hear that every single one of them has been extremely professional and a true joy to work with. Iím a huge fan of the late 70s/early 80s Marvel Universe, but hiring Ron and those other guys isnít about nostalgia, itís about getting visual storytellers whose styles are accessible to the millions of people who donít already read comics.  Marvel has lots of great artists and writers working for them today but in my opinion their work doesnít  invite new people in nearly as well as the work done by the folks who turned pro during the newsstand era. 
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I agree. Many of the artists of today can draw great pictures but I don't get the sense of excitement or action in much of their work.
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Gundars Berzins
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Thanks for posting this interview. Very cool.
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I've always believed that if Neal Adams
and Jack Kirby had a loved child, it would
be JB.

If John Buscema and Jack Kirby had a love
child, it would be Ron Frenz.

It sure would be nice if Marvel brought
back veteran storytellers like Frenz. They
might find their sales pick up. Outside of
a few books, the web comics, tumbler art I
see in many of today's Marvel books isn't
my cup of tea.

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Posted: 15 May 2019 at 6:13pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Just finished it. Fantastic. What fun. Interesting comments about Kirby there at the end.  Thanks again for sharing the link. 
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He really is engaging to listen to. Relaxed, communicates well and has a nice balanced view of things. Attention spans for you tube videos is notoriously short, but this was engaging across the expanse of its duration.
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Thanks for posting, Eric!
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Always fun to hear from creators I like but have never met before.
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