Like Gene Colan and John Romita, Buscema thoroughly hated the Madison Avenue job he’d before returning to Marvel. But he couldn’t help expressing, to almost comic effect, his indifference toward superheroes. He was more concerned with the human form and open landscapes than with colored costumes and gadgetry. He wanted to channel the ancient and fantastic, and hated “goddamn automobiles and skyscrapers”—fixtures, of course, in Marvel Comics. Roy Thomas, who collaborated with him on The Avengers, was so taken with Buscema’s richly illustrative style that he tailored his scripts accordingly, resulting in a succession of mythological adventures for the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Hawkeye, and Goliath.