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James Woodcock
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For the most part yes. There were scenes where Marlene worries that
he was being lost to the different roles & the lines were becoming
blurred. But not to the degree later writers fixated on this one aspect
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Re Engleheart and the Fantastic Four - I couldn't get
into his stories at all - they just seemed so
disappointing after JB's excellent run.
And then it became very clear something was not right
behind the scenes when he started calling himself
Jonathan Harkness - he wasn't having a good time and
neither were the readers.

They should have just called it quits and ended the
pain.

I did enjoy his initial issues of the Silver Surfer
(although I do remember my brother being outraged that
they just showed his face smiling as they managed to
breach the 'barrier' for the first time. He wanted a far
more Jack Kirby panel for that momentous event).

Once Jim Starlin took over though, wow. That title
became something else.
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I guess that Marvel didn't have anyone to replace Engleahrt on the FF. Issues 322 - 333 are just well below par. I know he took his plots from West Coast Avengers and put them and Mantis (a character I could never warm to) in to FF to finish them off.

West Coast Avengers went downhill rapidly as well due to the internal disputes. It was always a bit more of an eccentric title compared to the Stern / Buscema / Palmer run in Avengers, anyway. After the Lost in Space Time saga that title also began a downward trend.


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Back to the thread. 

Started Moon Knight by Moench and Sienkiewicz today, and already up to issue 5. Holds up well.
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Cool to hear some Moon Knight discussion. I recall quite enjoying those Moench / Bill S. issues, particularly when Bill S. was penciling and inking. Morpheus, Xenos and Black Spectre were all memorable foes / issues. After Bill S. left I quickly moved on and never even tried later iterations.
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