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Robbie Parry
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I can honestly say that this thought balloon - do I even need to say what issue it is from? - is profound and almost certainly my favourite thought balloon ever from our host:





I once thought about that quote. Personal story: I briefly crossed paths with the ex-boyfriend of a woman I dated. We had chatted for a while - mainly about heavy metal - but he still pined for his ex, I was with her at the time, and it caused problems.

But it remained cordial and he was nice to me at times. In a different reality, I would have called this person a friend.

Great thought from Batman.
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"It was Krypton that made me Superman...But it is the Earth that makes me human!!" 
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I was torn between choosing that one and the one I went with. Hard to narrow it down to one! 
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As of right NOW, I'm going with this word balloon from my favorite John Byrne
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"AND HE KNEW BECAUSE HE WAS ME! I AM SATHANAS!"

(There's some serious balloon popping going on there!)

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By the way, I didn't specify how many in this topic (mainly because someone inevitably breaks the rules) so include a few if you want. 
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Robbie...

ITEM: Hope you won't mind seeing some items that might be (for example) Chris Claremont or Roger Stern. Mr. Byrne worked really closely with them, so it's hard to discern if, say, a good X-Men quote ("Now it's MY turn!") or Captain America quote ("It's worth it.") gets mistaken...

ITEM: I love your choice because of its homage to Star Trek. Classic begets classic.

ITEM: Okay, I'll reserve the right to add others... I'm just going from my decidedly questionable memory. But I really liked two quotes.
     Doomsday.1 #2 - "What am I going to do? Be third base?"
     Fantastic Four #233 - "That's because you're the kind of boy from who any mother could get proud. Because you are a hero."
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Hope you won't mind seeing some items that might be (for example) Chris Claremont or Roger Stern.

Pretty much defeats the point of the exercise.

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There's so many, but I'm in a TOS mood so this popped up first in my head.

From "Balance Of Terror"
I probably don't have all the words perfect though...

Commander: I'm disappointed. This is too easy a way to foil so cunning an adversary.
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Hope you won't mind seeing some items that might be (for example) Chris Claremont or Roger Stern.

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I think, for the purpose of the topic, I'd prefer pure, unadulterated Mr Byrne quotes that we KNOW he wrote. :) 
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Okay. I meant unintentionally, but avoiding such books means avoiding any "tainting." Easy enough, and hey - I was even able to do it! Now to practice tying my shoes again... :)
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Now to practice tying my shoes again...

Ah, just switch to Velcro!

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Most times I think of JB's writing, I think of how well he writes villains... and for starters, I love this Luthor scene from JB's SUPERMAN run for how it set up Lex's arrogance -


-C!
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One of my favorites, well two are in the same issue in Adventures of Superman 440.

Batman is on top of a building in a classic Batman pose, but he thinks, "I don't like standing here idle." 

Then the second one comes from Superman about Batman, "Maybe I should have enlisted the help from the world's second greatest detective!"
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I'm terribly old(-fashioned), so I can't help but think of this. (JB, after you bought a house, did you say this? If not, I must wonder why not.)

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Ah, the infamous instance of a piece of scrap paper on the black plate giving Doom a buck tooth! Makes me read his pronouncement as "THITH LAND ITH MINE!"
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Then the second one comes from Superman about Batman, "Maybe I should have enlisted the help from the world's second greatest detective!"

You might be surprised by the number of Bat-fans who took offense at that line! Completely missing the context of the scene, they took it to read that Batman was LESS than the second greatest.

sigh

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I may be a criminal lunatic, but I'm an AMERICAN criminal lunatic!

Five cool points to the first JBF member to name the speaker and provide
context.

Twenty to any person who can find and post the panel!
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Too slow, slackers!

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Edited by Brian Wilson on 12 January 2018 at 10:53am
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Love it, Wallace. A guy must be an ass if even the Joker hates him.
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JB: "Ah, just switch to Velcro!"

I took lessons to learn how to use it, but they never stuck with me.
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Ah, the infamous instance of a piece of scrap paper on the black plate giving Doom a buck tooth! Makes me read his pronouncement as "THITH LAND ITH MINE!"

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Ith still a great panel, I promith.

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I can't quite remember what issue of Mr. Byrne's FF run it came from, but I have always thought it was a great zinger that I wanted to use on someone else.

Dr. Doom once again has the FF in his clutches and Reed makes the comment that Doom is in control of the situation and the FF are at his mercy.

To which Doom makes the following snide remark (paraphrasing):

"As usual, your grasp of the obvious is flawless."
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I think I have a pair of green-tinted sunglasses in my old room, here.
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Robbie Parry : By the way, I didn't specify how many in this topic (mainly because someone inevitably breaks the rules) so include a few if you want.
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One of my favorites include several panels. As a child reading Fantastic Four #253, when I realized it was Annihilus who answered the phone, I quite literally laughed out loud for minutes. I still get a chuckle when I read it.





The way this was arranged was very clever too. The first panel was as the bottom on one page. And then second panel was at the top of the other page. The delivery was flawless!
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