Saturday, September 10, 2016
Whiz Bang #5: Brilliant, But Canceled
Amazing Fantasy (1962), 1 issue
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995-1999), 15 issues
No. 7: The Disney Afternoon (1994-1995), 10 issues
No. 6: Gross Point (1997-1998), 14 issues
No. 5: Aztek: The Ultimate Man (1996-1997), 10 issues
No. 4: Gargoyles (1995), 11 issues
One of the best things about Disney comics is that they always further expand the stories of their characters and Gargoyles, from Marvel Comics, is no exception. Considered in-universe, this series continued where the TV show left off (the ABC spin-off series is not considered canon), but, like The Disney Afternoon, ended when Marvel lost the Disney contract. Gargoyles featured great writing, beautiful interiors, and striking covers typically done by the great Amanda Conner.
No. 3: Plastic Man (2004-2006), 20 issues
No. 2: Prime (1995-1996), 15 issues
Bought by Marvel only for their state-of-the-art coloring division, the Ultraverse characters were terribly integrated into the Marvel Universe in late 1995 and quickly forgotten roughly fifteen months later. The All New Exiles and Prime were two series that Marvel should've done well with. The Exiles were an X-team and Prime was a young boy who was granted unimaginable power and put into situations he can't handle and doesn't understand. Marvel always does well doing stories about heroes who also have realistic problems but Marvel didn't do well with this series both embracing it while also pushing it away. After the cancelation of the Ultraverse titles, Marvel hasn't used them since.
No. 1: Green Lantern: Mosaic (1992-1993), 18 issues