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bigbarada
02-24-2009, 10:41 PM
X-Men: First Class 1-16
X-Factor (1987): 21, 22, 25-28
Marvel Masterworks HB: Uncanny X-Men 1-10

I'm doing some catching up and filling in holes in my collection. Did the second X-Men: First Class series end at #16? Or is 16 just the most recent issue?

Jedi_Master_Guyute
02-25-2009, 07:57 PM
Read some comics that I bought over the last month:

Ult. Spidey 130- Pretty interesting; I had no idea what this Ultimatum thing was, so I was pretty shocked to see most of Manhattan underwater. I guess issue 133 is the final issue of this "volume" of USM. I read that they might kill off Parker; is this happens I won't read the new volume.

Also found out that #100 is the last issue of Ultimate X-Men. I'm excited to see how it ends.

and I did read Walking Dead 58 which was pretty fantastic. Good to see some of the older characters coming back, even if one is a zombie, which was SHOCKING.

DarkArtist
03-02-2009, 02:11 PM
picked up :

TPB Legacy 1 : Broken - liking the story so far aboout to start book 2
TPB Legacy 2
TPB Watchmen - getting ready for the movie
What ever Happened to the Caped Crusader #1
Masquerade

Bel-Cam Jos
03-02-2009, 07:30 PM
New comics? None. Old comics? Some.

Tales of the Jedi: Redemption #1,2,4,5 (won't start to read it until I find #3)
Obi-Wan & Qui-Gon: Last Stand on Ord Mantell #1,3 (won't start to read it until I find #2)
SW: Vandelhelm Mission (which I didn't realize was a reprint of a Marvel SW book, so I've already read it, but shall re-read it anyway)

Waiting to receive in the mail:
O-B & Q-G:LSoOM #2 :D
some SW comic from 2005 about the films (can't recall its title)
Marvel Two-In-One #100 and New Mutants #100 (went back to my get-all-the-Marvel-#100-books)
Amazing Spiderman #583 (Obama cover, 2nd print)

figrin bran
03-08-2009, 11:28 PM
Green Lantern #38
Buffy #23

bigbarada
03-09-2009, 12:09 AM
Just bought off of Ebay today:
X-Men Marvel Masterworks volume 2 and 3 (covers X-Men 11-31)
Uncanny X-Men 256, 258-262, 277, 281 (assorted issues from Jim Lee's early run on the series)

Also got:
Spider-Man Masterworks (reprinting Amazing Fantasy 15, Amazing Spider-Man 1-10)
Fantastic Four Masterworks (reprinting Fantastic Four 1-10)
X-Men Origins: Beast
Amazing Adventures #11 (2006 reprint)

sith_killer_99
03-09-2009, 12:46 AM
Green Lantern #38

Blackest Night is going to be so frikin' awesome, I can't stand it!!!

It'll be nice after the big let down from the Final Crisis. But then, GL story lines always rock and/or make other stories better...IMO.:thumbsup:

figrin bran
03-29-2009, 12:35 AM
Indiana Jones Tomb of the Gods #4
GI Joe Origins #2
Justice League #31

OC47150
03-31-2009, 08:20 PM
SW Clone Wars #4.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-02-2009, 06:35 PM
Discount sales rock! From Mile High Comics, bought eight different Marvel issue #100s:

- Alpha Flight
- Master of Kung Fu
- Avengers West Coast
- Power Man & Iron Fist
- X-Factor
- Excalibur
- Marvel Comics Presents
- The Defenders

Most paid? $3.92 after the discount. Sweet! :yes:

Now, where can I buy some time to be able to read these (and the other 7 unread comics I bought a bit back)? :rolleyes:

figrin bran
04-07-2009, 12:48 AM
GI Joe #4
Buffy # 24
Justice Society #25

Ji'dai
04-07-2009, 06:47 PM
I got the following tradepaperbacks from the library and read them for the first time:

Avengers Disassembled - not bad
- Captain America tie-in
- Iron Man tie-in
- The Mighty Thor tie-in (very weird; I was never a big Thor fan though)

House of M - really enjoyed this storyline, wish the library had all the titles that tie-in into this book

Ji'dai
04-11-2009, 02:57 PM
I got three Indiana Jones trade paperbacks in the mail today from Amazon:

Indiana Jones Omnibus Vol. 1 - collects the Dark Horse comic series from the early '90s: Fate of Atlantis, Thunder in the Orient, and Arms of Gold.

Indiana Jones Omnibus Vol. 2 - another Dark Horse collection of Indy comic titles from the mid-'90s, including the Golden Fleece, Shrine of the Sea Devil, Iron Phoenix, Spear of Destiny, and Sargasso Pirates.

Indiana Jones: The Further Adventures Omnibus Vol. 1 - Dark Horse repinting of the original Marvel adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and the first twelve issues of Mighty Marvel's Indiana Jones monthly comic (1983).

With the exception of the Raiders adaptation, it's going to be all-new reading for me. I never collected Marvel's Indiana Jones comic (or their Star Wars one for that matter). And I'd stopped collecting comics by the time Dark Horse began publishing their own stories in the early 90s. The Marvel reprints look pretty good, DH even reprinted each issue's cover (omitting the Marvel logo of course).

DarkArtist
04-11-2009, 06:54 PM
picked up:

Jersey Gods #'s 2 and 3
Masquerade #2
Wizard of Oz #5 for my mother in law (huge Wizard of Oz fan)
Stephen King's The Stand American Nightmares #1 (for the wife)
Stephen King's Dark Tower Guide to Gilead (also for the the wife)
G I Joe Origins #'s 1 and 2

Rocketboy
04-11-2009, 10:03 PM
Wizard of Oz #5 for my mother in law (huge Wizard of Oz fan)Marvel's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?
I've heard it's really good. I'd have picked it up from the beginning but the comic shop was out of issue #1.

figrin bran
04-12-2009, 12:49 AM
Flash Rebirth #1
Green Lantern # 39
Booster Gold # 19

Bel-Cam Jos
04-12-2009, 08:55 AM
I now have every Marvel/STAR Star Wars comic (at least I think so: SW #1-107 & 3 Annuals, Droids #1-8, and Ewoks #1-14), by finding an Ewoks #14 to complete that run. Haven't read it yet, but it's kind of sad; and end of an era of collecting. :nostalgia: :( Only a few Dark Horse books left to find that interest me.

bigbarada
04-12-2009, 07:45 PM
X-Men First Class Finals #3
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 4 (X-Men 32-42)
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 5 (X-Men 43-53, Avengers 53)
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 6 (X-Men 54-66)
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 7 (Amazing Adventures 11-17, Amazing Spider-Man 92, Marvel Team-Up 4, and Incredible Hulk 150, 161)

figrin bran
04-19-2009, 01:25 AM
Clone Wars #5
Green Lantern Corps #35
Justice League Unlimited: Heroes TPB

DarthQuack
04-19-2009, 03:33 AM
X-Men First Class Finals #3
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 4 (X-Men 32-42)
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 5 (X-Men 43-53, Avengers 53)
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 6 (X-Men 54-66)
Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol. 7 (Amazing Adventures 11-17, Amazing Spider-Man 92, Marvel Team-Up 4, and Incredible Hulk 150, 161)

Were all the Masterworks hard or softcover? My brother works at Borders and said they have brought back the softcovers.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
04-19-2009, 07:58 AM
Picked up:

Ult. X-Men 100 (last issue, ever)
Walking Dead 59-60

can't wait to read them tomorrow during my office hours on campus. hahahha :thumbsup:

OC47150
04-19-2009, 07:10 PM
Clone Wars #5. I thought I'd better pick it up immediately since I had to search around for #4.

bigbarada
04-19-2009, 10:36 PM
Were all the Masterworks hard or softcover? My brother works at Borders and said they have brought back the softcovers.

They're all hardcover versions. I didn't think they ever released anything beyond the first 10 issues of any series in softcover.

figrin bran
04-30-2009, 12:41 AM
Justice League #32

Don't forget, next Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!

El Chuxter
04-30-2009, 09:17 AM
Which always coincides with the May SAT date because Diamond is kinda stupid and doesn't realize that it shouldn't conflict with any major nationwide event that could take any potential chunk of their readership.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-30-2009, 07:19 PM
Isn't it actually this Saturday? :rolleyes:

Bel-Cam Jos
05-02-2009, 10:27 PM
I won a 3rd print of TMNT #1 off eBay this week, and I got the 25th Anniv. reprint from FCBD today. Weird, and hard to believe it's been that long ago... : old:

figrin bran
05-03-2009, 12:43 AM
Justice Society #26
Green Lantern #40
GI Joe Origins #3

As the thread is for comics that you bought, I didn't list the free titles I got today.

bigbarada
05-03-2009, 12:56 AM
I picked up the softcover version of Marvel Masterworks Avengers 1-10 and another Avengers TPB that seemed to just be reprinting some random issues of Avengers comics from the late 70s (161-162, Annual 6, Annual 8 and 201).

Does anyone know what the plans are for those softcover Marvel Masterworks books? Are they going to rerelease every hardcover MM in TPB form?

El Chuxter
05-03-2009, 10:50 AM
How much is the third print TMNT #1 going for now, if you don't mind my asking? I got one in high school from a friend who thought it was worthless, just to read it. I about carped my pants when I looked it up and it was worth over $100.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-04-2009, 07:33 AM
How much is the third print TMNT #1 going for now, if you don't mind my asking?Well, I thought the $19.99 price was amazing, even more so when it arrived and it really was in great condition, as it was listed. I've seen the 3rds going for around $100 NM. I have 1st prints of #2-? (maybe #20, before I stopped collecting the series), but no copy of #1 at all. Now, the circle is now complete, now.

bigbarada
05-06-2009, 06:02 PM
X-Men First Class Finals #4
Uncanny X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga TPB

I was looking at that new The New Mutants book today and has anyone read it? Is it any good?

Bel-Cam Jos
05-09-2009, 08:42 AM
Still back issue-ing right now, mainly those Marvel 100s

Silver Surfer 100 (online auction win came in mail with a dented top corner :upset: )
Waiting to receive Conan 100, Marvel Tales 100, and Marvel Age 100.

bigbarada
05-09-2009, 12:37 PM
I've been back issue hunting myself, although I'm finding that Ebay is not the greatest source for that. I have one guy trying to charge me $20 to ship out 9 comic books. :rolleyes: There's nothing special about them, just assorted back issues of Fantastic Four, Hulk and Avengers from the 1970s. Even bagged and boarded, they're not over 2 pounds.

Anyways, I've also been tracking down back issues of Amazing Adventures 11-17. They're fairly easy to find and relatively cheap if you are more interested in readability than preserving them in a vault.

I know they are available as collections, but there's just something special about reading the comics as they were originally printed with all the advertisements intact and seeing all the original coloring and lettering. The collected reprints will usually recolor the books and correct any type errors.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-09-2009, 10:20 PM
I've been back issue hunting myself, although I'm finding that Ebay is not the greatest source for that.

Anyways, I've also been tracking down back issues of Amazing Adventures 11-17. They're fairly easy to find and relatively cheap if you are more interested in readability than preserving them in a vault.

I know they are available as collections, but there's just something special about reading the comics as they were originally printed with all the advertisements intact and seeing all the original coloring and lettering. The collected reprints will usually recolor the books and correct any type errors.Those reprinted collections are good for actually reading the stories, but you're right, can't beat the originals (and not just for the higher values).

figrin bran
05-10-2009, 01:32 AM
Flash Rebirth #2
Buffy # 25

bigbarada
05-10-2009, 01:11 PM
Those reprinted collections are good for actually reading the stories, but you're right, can't beat the originals (and not just for the higher values).

What's funny is all the ads in those old early-1970s comics for muscle and weight gain programs. Many of them started with a headline like, "Too Skinny?" Obviously that's not a big problem for modern days comic book collectors. lol

figrin bran
05-16-2009, 10:11 PM
Clone Wars #6
Booster Gold #20
Green Lantern Corps #36

Qui-Long Gone
05-22-2009, 12:23 AM
Well, these don't count as comics, but I bought two how-to books by a good comic book illustrator!

I got my daughter the new Supergirl and Batman Brave and the Bold.

I'm holding out for a Hellboy collection for Father's Day...:pleased:

figrin bran
05-29-2009, 05:46 PM
Green Lantern #41
Justice League #33
Justice Society #27

plasticfetish
06-01-2009, 02:17 AM
Weird how I've been skipping this thread. Over the past year I've been digging around a bit, and coming up with a nice box of old (mostly '70s) books. A few things from the '80s also... JLI mostly, but nothing new.

Picked up Roots of the Swamp Thing book yesterday. Very nice! House of Secrets #92, plus the first 13 issues in a hard cover.

bigbarada
06-04-2009, 12:09 AM
Went a little crazy today, but I got some cool stuff:


Uncanny X-Men 504, 505, 506, 507 (I figure I need to catch up eventually)
Marvel Masterworks: Uncanny X-Men vol. 2 (issues 101-110)
Marvel Masterworks: Uncanny X-Men vol. 6 (issues 141-150)
Avengers Disassembled TPB (again, trying to catch up with the modern stories and the guy at the comic books store told me that this one was "required reading")
House of M TPB (another book I was told I "needed" to read in order to catch up on current books. I'm hoping he was telling the truth and not just trying to clear back stock)
The Avengers (original series) 175, 179, 180, 182, 184, 185, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 200, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 209, 210, 211 (trying to get a full run of Beast's Avengers days)

figrin bran
06-07-2009, 12:00 AM
Buffy Season 8 Tales of the Vampires one shot

bigbarada
06-07-2009, 10:08 PM
Again, trying to catch up on all my Marvel reading so I've picked up:

New Avengers: Breakout TPB
Civil War TPB
Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War TPB
Iron Man: Civil War TPB
Captain America: Civil War TPB
The Death of Captain America TPB vol. 1
The Might Avengers: The Ultron Initiative TPB
Secret Invasion TPB

I'm mainly trying to hit the big milestone events in chronological order, then going back and reading more as it catches my interest. For instance, I really like what I've read so far with the Mighty Avengers, so I'll probably go back and try to catch up on that entire series. Also, I want to read the rest of the Death of Captain America story and get the background on the new Bucky Cap. I'll also try to read all of the New Avengers stories leading up to Secret Invasion, then I'll decide if I want to continue with it.

I'm trying to catch up on the last 15 years of Marvel history, so I'm still open to suggestions here. :) And, yes, I already know they turned Beast into the Lion King. :mad:

Bel-Cam Jos
06-22-2009, 10:15 AM
More back issues. I'm almost done with the Marvel 100 "series," after online winning and online buying Punisher 100, Wolverine 100, Classic X-Men 100, Sgt. Fury & His HC 100, and G.I. Joe 100.

Here's what I have/had from comics issues #100 from Marvel Comics:
Star Wars 100
X-Men 100
Captain America 100
Fantastic Four 100
Tales to Astonish 100
Tales of Suspense 100
Amazing Spiderman 100 (sold this one about a decade back :()
X-Factor 100
Avengers West Coast 100 (used to be West Coast Avengers)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spiderman 100
Web of Spiderman 100
Excalibur 100
Conan 100
The Defenders 100
Silver Surfer 100
Iron Man 100
Master of Kung Fu 100
Power Man & Iron Fist 100
New Mutants 100
Daredevil 100
Alpha Flight 100
Marvel Tales 100
Marvel Comics Presents 100
Marvel Age 100
Punisher 100
Wolverine 100
Classic X-Men 100
Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos 100
G.I. Joe 100
[edit] Forgot about the hero get-together titles:
Marvel Team-Up 100
Marvel Two-For-One 100

I might have missed a couple, too. Still looking for Avengers 100, and possibly Journey into Mystery 100 or Strange Tales 100 (althought those'll be expensive)

Beast
06-22-2009, 12:01 PM
I hope I'm not the only one checking out X-Men Forever. Picks up from '91's X-Men #3.

A hell of a lot better than the current X-Books. Ape Beast, Shadowcat alive, No craptastic Storm/Black Panther marriage, Rogue w/ Ms. Marvel's powers. Among other things. Here's a couple previews.

X-Men Forever #1

Claremont returns to his legendary run with X-Men Forever! The shockwaves after the death of Magneto are still reverberating all over the world. Attempting to heal the rift between man and mutant kind, Professor Xavier volunteers his X-Men to go on a mission to capture Magneto's sole remaining Acolyte, Fabien Cortez! But with Nick Fury -- and the entire world -- watching over their shoulders, the stakes have never been higher for Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Storm, Beast, and Professor X.

X-Men Forever #1 will be 32 pages and will cost $3.99.

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X-Men Forever #2:

X-Men Forever #2 - 7 Page Preview!!

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figrin bran
07-05-2009, 09:47 AM
Green Lantern Corps # 38
Justice League Cry for Justice #1
Buffy # 26

Bel-Cam Jos
07-06-2009, 10:38 AM
I bought Cable #100, to basically complete my Marvel 100s "series." I am forgetting about Journey into Mystery 100 (on cost) and older titles like Strange Tales or from the pre-1962 era (when superhero titles began again). Unless new titles get to that special 100th issue, but even then I may pass on them.

figrin bran
07-11-2009, 10:25 PM
G.I. Joe Origins #5
Green Lantern #43

plasticfetish
07-12-2009, 04:35 AM
Batman #688
Batman and Robin #2

Oh, and I saw this a while ago, and thought it looked funny, so...

Fin Fang 4 Return! #1

DarkArtist
07-18-2009, 12:30 PM
caved in and both the Comic Adaption of G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra today at Barnes and Noble.

bigbarada
07-19-2009, 12:58 PM
Utopia one-shot (It's nice to see Marc Silvestri drawing the X-Men again! :thumbsup: )
Uncanny X-Men #513
Dark X-Men #1
Dark Avengers #7

The whole Utopia storyline is pretty interesting so far, it actually looks like they are getting ready to make another major change to Beast again. From what I was reading, I'm willing to bet that they are going to revert Hank back to one of his previous forms. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it's the human form, just to keep him distinguishable from Dark Beast.

I also picked up:
Captain America #601
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1 - I now understand what all the hubbub about this comic is and why everyone seemed to be so ticked off by the movie. Great story.

figrin bran
07-19-2009, 10:51 PM
Blackest Night #1
Blackest Night Tales of the Corps #1

figrin bran
08-08-2009, 11:44 PM
Blackest Night Tales of the Corps #3
Justice League Cry for Justice #2
Buffy # 27

figrin bran
08-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Blackest Night #2
Clone Wars 7 and 8

Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-22-2009, 08:17 PM
Walking Dead 63-64: i'm really excited about this series, as always. These last few issues have been insane and i'm curious to see what this new group of trouble makers is up to. I loved how Dale got them back in the end as he was infected. Awesome!

Hulk #13- Don't konw what to make of this issue as if Banner can't turn into Hulk anymore, what am I reading about next month? I don't really want to read a Red Hulk arc again, so we'll see what happens.

Ultimatum 4-5: finished this awesome story up and it was pretty insane to see who got killed and whatnot. I would LOVE to see this turned into a film one day, or maybe a series of films with crossovers and whatnot. Maybe once the Marvel universe is established a bit more on film?

Ult Spidey Reqiuem #2- GREAT last issue of this incarnation of Ult Spidey. I read the new Ult Spidey #1 and didn't care for it. THe story was "eh" and the art was WAY too manga for my tastes. Plus, everybody is pretty much DEAD and where do you go after you destroy half of NYC? I took this series off my pull list, thus ending my reading of ULt Spider-Man.

Ult X-Men Requiem one shot- The end of Ult X-Men. I would've liked to've seen a more definitive end as there is way too much on the horizon, especially for the anti-mutant sentiment that is bound to be brewing, but still, a great issue and ending to a very awesome series.

So the only things I have on pull now are Walking Dead and Hulk (pending where the story goes). :thumbsup:

figrin bran
08-29-2009, 09:13 PM
Superman Blackest Night #1
Wednesday Comics #8
Green Lantern #45

Rocketboy
08-29-2009, 09:39 PM
Even though I love Batman I don't usually buy much in terms of Bat-titles, but the last few months have been good.

Batman & Robin #3 - I'm far more interested in Dick's inner conflict as new Batman than I am in this new jerk Robin.

Batman: The Widening Gyre #1 - Kevin Smith. 'nuff said.

Gotham City Sirens #3 - Not even sure why I started picking this up. Possibly because its villain centric. Possibly because its stars three hot comic chicks. No idea, but it's been fun.

Star Wars Legacy #39 - Not sure why I'm still even buying this. Consistently mediocre-to-boring.

The Boys: Herogasm #4 - In this spin-off Garth Ennis get seven more sick and twisted than he does in The Boys.

plasticfetish
08-31-2009, 04:10 AM
Beta Ray Bill Godhunter #3
Blackest Night #2
Batman and Robin #3
Batman #689
Batgirl #1

...it was obviously a "bat" kind of day.

preacher
08-31-2009, 04:38 PM
Star Wars Legacy #39 - Not sure why I'm still even buying this. Consistently mediocre-to-boring.

I quit Star Wars comics altogether after Vector. What a stupid event.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-01-2009, 06:26 AM
Beta Ray Bill Godhunter #3
Blackest Night #2
Batman and Robin #3
Batman #689
Batgirl #1

...Today's comics purchase was brought to you by the letter B, and the number $3.99 cover price.

Rocketboy
09-01-2009, 07:37 AM
Today's comics purchase was brought to you by the letter B, and the number $3.99 cover price.Batman and Robin is still $2.99 (I have no idea about the others).

plasticfetish
09-01-2009, 01:44 PM
and the number $3.99 cover price.Seriously!

$2.99... $3.99... what's the difference really? I wish someone would realize that casual sales might increase for comic books, if they tried to bring prices back down to around a dollar.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-01-2009, 05:43 PM
Agreed. If it's an "outdated" medium, then make it an "outdated" price. Why should I shell out a gallon of gas worth of moola for a story book? But if I could get two for that (heaven forbid, THREE?!?) price, I'd consider it, if I was a young lad with coins in my pocket. :yes:

El Chuxter
09-01-2009, 07:07 PM
They need to stop overpaying talent (I'm not saying screw anyone over, but, really, $14K creative budget per issue for, usually, three or four guys) and put ads back in them. Also put them on newsstands, because printing is cheaper in bulk; sure, you have to throw some out due to the way the process works, but the casual sales should make up for it. And drop them to the $1.50-$2.00 range, which is where they should be factoring inflation to pre-Liefeld era prices.

Quality of paper apparently doesn't matter; printing technology is so much better than it used to be that the difference really is negligible when it comes to cost.

Rocketboy
09-01-2009, 10:50 PM
Didn't Marvel try and print 2 versions of certain titles for a little while (in late 90's?) where a cheaper version was on a lower grade paper and a higher priced, deluxe version on higher (now standard) quality paper?

Bel-Cam Jos
09-02-2009, 05:52 PM
Those were in the days of 1,138 different covers of each comic, some bagged with cards or tatoos or plutonium, or foldouts with maps to Gotham City's only free public pay toilet. That's when I left the hobby (except for various SW issues I sought out), and have only been a lurker ever since.

El Chuxter
09-02-2009, 07:20 PM
I also seem to recall there was some reason the more expensive one sold better. Like it came out a week earlier, or the cheaper version wasn't available on the direct market, or something really shady like that.

plasticfetish
09-10-2009, 06:55 PM
Today...

Batman: The Widening Gyre (#1)
Batman (#690)
Blackest Night - Batman (#1, #2)

figrin bran
09-10-2009, 08:36 PM
Green Lantern Corps #40

Bel-Cam Jos
09-12-2009, 07:58 AM
Today...

Batman: The Widening Gyre (#1)
Batman (#690)
Blackest Night - Batman (#1, #2)Ooh... there's literary allusions in those titles.

figrin bran
09-19-2009, 07:59 PM
Blackest Night #3
Clone Wars #8
Wednesday Comics #11

Bel-Cam Jos
09-20-2009, 09:30 AM
Well, since my OCD commands me to continue collecting, I ordered some older comics, but I can't tell you what they are until they arrive, I guess. :rolleyes: But I'll give you a hint: one title's about a world travelling individual who knows several languages, wears a famous hat, and owns a lot of ancient relics; while the other title is Indiana Jones.:whip:

El Chuxter
09-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Got All Hail Megatron Volume 2 in the mail today.

And, in other news, I decided today to stop collecting IDW Transformers comics, and am considering filing a class action lawsuit to get my $13 and hour back.

plasticfetish
09-23-2009, 02:38 AM
The other day I picked up:

Justice Society of America #30
Batgirl #2
Batman and Robin #4


Blackest Night #3
Ahhh, that must have come in after I hit my store. Missed that... need to go back now.


Well, since my OCD commands me to continue collecting, I ordered some older comicsI'd been having luck for the longest time with finding the odd book here and there at thrift stores, etc., but I haven't seen anything in a while. I'm starting to jones a little...

Bel-Cam Jos
10-03-2009, 10:25 AM
... but I can't tell you what they are until they arrive, I guess. :rolleyes: But I'll give you a hint: one title's about a world travelling individual who knows several languages, wears a famous hat, and owns a lot of ancient relics; while the other title is Indiana Jones.:whip:The Life of Pope John Paul II was a title I always wanted to get for my mom, as she wasn't a superhero comic reader, and now I have it.


Okay... :rolleyes:


But I also bought the mini series of Indiana Jones & TTOD, as well as 16 others of the Marvel IJ series. It was a really great deal; no book for more than $4, as little as $1.60. That's one more complete series to, well, complete, for me now. "Nothing... can stop that... now..."

figrin bran
10-16-2009, 10:09 PM
Green Lantern Corps #41

OC47150
10-18-2009, 11:07 AM
SW Invasion #0
SW Invasion #4

figrin bran
11-01-2009, 01:13 AM
Blackest Night #4
Green Lantern #47

El Chuxter
11-05-2009, 12:04 AM
The paperback of GIJoe: Cobra came in the mail today. I've been enjoying the IDW relaunch so far, but this, man, this is one of the best Joe comics I've ever read. It blows away the other two titles, which is tough given that they're Larry Hama re-writing the origins with no restraints and Chuck Dixon writing military action. This paperback ranks right up there with "Panic at the North Pole" or "Silent Interlude," easily. Definitely not a kids' book, but I'd give it my highest possible recommendation to anyone over, say, 13 or so. Anything else that this Christos Gage fellow writes, and isn't set in the impenetrable masses that the DC and Marvel universes have become, I'm going to have to check out.

figrin bran
11-15-2009, 01:32 AM
Green Lantern Corps #42

OC47150
11-15-2009, 06:54 PM
SW Clone Wars #10
SW Purge one-shot
SW Invasion #5

Bel-Cam Jos
11-15-2009, 10:38 PM
Snagged Indy and the LC limited series #1-4.

figrin bran
11-28-2009, 12:17 AM
Blackest Night #5
Green Lantern # 48 (plus free Green Lantern ring)
Justice League of America #39 (plus free Red Lantern ring)

plasticfetish
12-06-2009, 02:23 AM
Oh those Lantern rings! ;)

Blackest Night #5 (Missed #4 BTW... don't know how that happened.)
Justice League of America #39
Adventure Comics #4
Batman Unseen #5 (Loved this series!)

Oh, and slightly off topic, but I also picked up a Blackest Night (series 2) Martian Manhunter figure. It's keen!

+

Fall of the Hulks - Alpha (I'm having a hard time getting into anything that Marvel does really, but this looked sort of fun.)

Speaking of Marvel... well... older books anyway. Did I ever post a picture of this book that I picked up at the thrift store for $1 a little while ago? (Some of you will know why this made me gasp.)

Bel-Cam Jos
12-06-2009, 09:29 AM
Speaking of Marvel... well... older books anyway. Did I ever post a picture of this book that I picked up at the thrift store for $1 a little while ago? (Some of you will know why this made me gasp.)Is it a non-Whitman reprint? Wow... impressive, most impressive. Thrift store bargains like that are as rare as a 9.9 CCG rated Amazing Fantasy #15.

plasticfetish
12-12-2009, 05:20 AM
Is it a non-Whitman reprint? Wow... impressive, most impressive. Thrift store bargains like that are as rare as a 9.9 CCG rated Amazing Fantasy #15.It's original (I didn't know they did reprints of this), but it's not in "mint" condition by a long shot either. It has stains, creases, and fading... pretty much the kind of condition you'd expect from something that was obviously bought to be read.

Funny too, because I didn't get into the X-men until a few years after this had come out (maybe '78 or '79), and by then the book was going for way more than any kid could afford. I remember sitting around with friends and talking about how we'd love to collect back to #94, but it was never going to happen. :D

Bel-Cam Jos
12-12-2009, 08:44 AM
Oldest one I have is #100 (it's probably F/VF, and I got it for $20 about :gasp: :eek: 20 years back). Back when that series was current, I would've been a Spiderman or Batman or Super Heroes/Superman or Hulk "collector" (meaning mom and dad knew I liked those and would buy one that I would readreadreadread until the staples yelled "stop!" :D Awesome score, PF.

I am about 6 issues away from completing the old Marvel Indiana Jones series, none of which has been bought for more than $4, I believe (most less than $2).

figrin bran
01-03-2010, 01:43 AM
Blackest Night #6

Probably the weakest thus far of the Blackest Night issues, which otherwise have been outstanding. The artwork was top notch though.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-03-2010, 09:33 AM
Now only need about 5 or 6 to complete The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones marvel series. Also have the limited series for the films (3 of RotLA, 3 of IJatToD, and 4 of IJatLC) now as well.

figrin bran
01-18-2010, 12:47 AM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #31

plasticfetish
01-18-2010, 04:47 AM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #31That's a bit random. ;)

Speaking of random...

JSA #31, 33, 34
JLA #40
R.E.B.E.L.S. #11

Plus an old pile from the thrift store...

ROM #19
Micronauts # 18, 30, 42, 43, 44
Captain Atom #13, 16, 23
Booster Gold #8
Atari Force #5, 9
Firestorm #54
Blue Devil #5
Vigilante #13

Some of these remind me why I hated DC back in the early '80s. Such terrible art... not that all the Marvel stuff was much better.

figrin bran
01-23-2010, 09:35 PM
Green Lantern Corps #44

figrin bran
01-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Green Lantern #50
Superman Secret Origins #4

plasticfetish
01-30-2010, 04:56 AM
Batman #695
Batman and Robin #7
Batgirl #6
Justice Society of America #35
JSA All-Stars #1, #2
Blackest Night JSA #1, #2
Blackest Night #6

plasticfetish
02-13-2010, 04:09 AM
Batman and Robin #8
Batgirl #7
JSA All-Stars #3

figrin bran
02-20-2010, 07:28 PM
Green Lantern #51
Green Lantern Corps #45

figrin bran
02-26-2010, 10:49 PM
Blackest Night #7

plasticfetish
02-27-2010, 12:49 AM
Batman #696
Batman and Robin #9
Justice Society of America #36
Blackest Night JSA #3
Green Lantern #51
Blackest Night #7

Bel-Cam Jos
02-27-2010, 08:50 AM
What issue number is Action Comics up to? They were always among the highest, and I see Batman is nearing #700. It hasn't topped 1K yet, has it?

El Chuxter
02-27-2010, 12:21 PM
I dunno, but I was bored Monday and went to an auction and bought Action #1. I had so much fun doing it, I went to another auction Thursday and bought Detective #27.

I've already set up a display between the Strativarius and the Bentley.

plasticfetish
02-28-2010, 01:07 AM
I've already set up a display between the Strativarius and the Bentley.Have you thought about surrounding them with Fabergé eggs, or are those over by where you keep the Elephant Man's bones?

Bel-Cam Jos
02-28-2010, 08:46 AM
I dunno, but I was bored Monday and went to an auction and bought Action #1. I had so much fun doing it, I went to another auction Thursday and bought Detective #27.

I've already set up a display between the Strativarius and the Bentley.So YOU were the one who shelled out the $1M for AC#1. And, are those the rookie cards of the other guys? Or the error with the curse word on the bottom? :eek:

figrin bran
03-09-2010, 01:31 AM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #33

figrin bran
03-27-2010, 10:12 PM
Green Lantern #52

Maradona
03-27-2010, 10:50 PM
green lantern #52

Which was awesome!

figrin bran
03-27-2010, 10:54 PM
Which was awesome!

Agreed!!!

I also bought a Blackest Night magnet with Hal's/Sinestro's/Atrocitus'/Larfleeze's/Indigo 1's/Saint Walker's fists pumping in the air and lighting it up. Plus I got the DC Direct Larfleeze figure. mineminemine!!!

Bel-Cam Jos
03-28-2010, 03:36 PM
Now I only need Indiana Jones #20 and #30 to complete the ol' Marvel run. If I could only find time to READ them... (have only got to the first 6 so far :( ).

Maradona
03-29-2010, 09:28 PM
While these are not new, I read both All Star Superman volumes, Sleeper volume 1, and Criminal volume 1 over the last few days. They were exceptional. AS Superman actually brought tears to my eyes and I never really liked that character very much.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-30-2010, 11:33 PM
Have now read the first 10 IJs, and I bought the last two needed to complete the run (#20, 30).

El Chuxter
04-01-2010, 09:07 AM
I bought all 39 books that came out this week featuring Deadpool, and they're awesome! I love Deadpool! He's the grea--

Y'know, I can't even say that kind of BS total lie for an April Fool's joke.

Maradona
04-01-2010, 02:18 PM
Blackest Night 8. Favorite line: "Where's Ralph and Sue?"

plasticfetish
04-01-2010, 09:32 PM
A few days ago...

Batman #697
Batgirl #8
Green Lantern #52
Tank Girl - The Royal Escape #1

Today...

Justice Society of America #37
Justice League of America #43
Blackest Night #8 (Wow!)

figrin bran
04-03-2010, 08:46 PM
Blackest Night #8

wow indeed!

Now bring on Brightest Day!!!

plasticfetish
04-15-2010, 02:13 AM
Batman #698
Batgirl #9
The Flash #1
Brightest Day #0

OC47150
04-15-2010, 06:20 PM
SW Purge #3. This comic redeemed itself after the second one, which was a huge letdown.

Walking Dead #1.

figrin bran
04-18-2010, 12:35 AM
Brightest Day #0
Flash #1

Maradona
04-19-2010, 02:17 PM
Brightest Day #0
Flash #1

Ditto. Flashpoint intrigues me.

Maradona
04-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Green Lantern 53 - good as usual.
JLA:Brightest Day crossover - I disliked it. How is this the Justice League?
Irredeemable Special - OUTSTANDING!

plasticfetish
04-25-2010, 02:32 AM
Green Lantern #53
JLA #44


JLA:Brightest Day crossover - I disliked it. How is this the Justice League?

Yeah, I thought it was okay. I'm sort of assuming that things are actually leading somewhere with all of this, so I'm willing to play along for now.

Maradona
04-25-2010, 10:09 AM
Yeah, I thought it was okay. I'm sort of assuming that things are actually leading somewhere with all of this, so I'm willing to play along for now.

At first, the thought of Dick Grayson assembling his own version of the JLA with the former Teen Titans seemed inspired. After all, wouldn't the implied goal be to have these heroes mature into the eventual replacements for the league much like I always assumed that the New Mutants in the 80s would at some point become the X-Men. But a talking gorilla and an Adam Power-lookalike? The JLA and the Avengers should, IMHO, be comprised of the heavy hitters. That said, I loved the JLI to death and still consider it to be the pinnacle of the league in terms of storytelling.

El Chuxter
04-30-2010, 04:39 PM
X-Men Forever: Volume 1 arrived a few days ago. It's not stellar, and I'm not believing for a minute this is what Claremont had in mind 19 years ago, but it was entertaining and would've seemed to be more decently written if it weren't by Claremont (who, no matter how mediocre he's gotten on other books, still is compared to his classic run on Uncanny X-Men). Even if it's essentially a What If?, it's the best new Marvel Universe comic I've read since, well, at least Morrison's run on New X-Men. That's pretty sad, but it's enough that I'll probably read at least another volume or two before making a final decision as to whether to continue or not. It's just good enough that, without any major letdowns, I'm leaning toward "yes," but I'm far less excited about it than I am about IDW's GIJoe line or any of a number of older comics I've been reading.

plasticfetish
05-13-2010, 02:12 AM
War of the Supermen #1 and #2
Justice League: Generation Lost #1
Birds of Prey #1
The Flash #2
Batgirl #10

figrin bran
05-23-2010, 10:40 PM
Brightest Day #2
Zatanna #1
Tiny Titans #28

plasticfetish
05-29-2010, 03:04 AM
last week...

Brightest Day #2
JLA #45
War of the Supermen #3
Titans: Villains for Hire Special
Zatanna #1
Legion of Super-Heroes #1
Tank Girl: The Royal Escape #3

this week...

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #2 (Somehow I missed #1. I really need to get a box at my local shop.)
Justice League Generation Lost #2
Green Lantern #54
Green Lantern Corps #48

figrin bran
06-01-2010, 12:56 AM
last week:

Green Lantern #54
Green Lantern Corps #48

Bel-Cam Jos
06-01-2010, 09:19 AM
I am finally getting around to reading the Indiana Jones Marvel series of books that I completed months back. Some plots are cheesy, even for IJ, sometimes. Still have about 10 more to read, plus the IJatLS limited series.

figrin bran
06-05-2010, 09:07 PM
Brightest Day #3
Serenity "Float On" one shot

Maradona
06-06-2010, 02:05 AM
Brightest Day 3
Irredeemable 14

Bel-Cam Jos
06-10-2010, 09:41 AM
I am finally getting around to reading the Indiana Jones Marvel series of books that I completed months back. Some plots are cheesy, even for IJ, sometimes. Still have about 10 more to read, plus the IJatLS limited series.I finished reading this before I headed out for vacation. There was a comment in one of the letters column ("Readers of the Lost Ark" ) that Marion's lack of recent appearances would be addressed in issue #35. And the series cut out on what issue number? (when they just left the blank on the subscription ad between GI Joe and Iron Man).

El Chuxter
06-15-2010, 06:13 PM
Transformers Volume 1: For All Mankind. The first six issues of the new TF ongoing, which is a reboot of a reboot of a reboot of G1.

This is a bad comic. I cannot put it any other way. It's not quite Rob Liefeld bad, but it's barely readable. It's like a couple of 12-year-olds took over what had been set up in the "-ation" series, but they weren't ordinary 12-year-olds... they were 12-year-olds who had to wear helmets because they can harm themselves and others.

Thank you, IDW Publishing, for thinking of my wallet in these trying economic times.

plasticfetish
06-18-2010, 02:47 AM
Brightest Day #4
DC Universe Legacies #2
Joker's Asylum II: Harley Quinn
Joker's Asylum II: Mad Hatter
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 (Second printing, 'cause I missed the first.)

last week...

Batman #700 (I also broke down and picked up the variant cover for this one. I could see getting Mignola to sign it eventually.)
Justice League Generation Lost #3
Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler

figrin bran
06-19-2010, 07:32 PM
Brightest Day #4

figrin bran
06-26-2010, 11:19 PM
Green Lantern Corps #49
Zatanna #2

figrin bran
07-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Batman Beyond #1
Green Lantern #55

plasticfetish
07-04-2010, 04:01 AM
This week...

Justice Society #40
Justice League #46
Green Lantern #55 (I really don't care for the Lobo character)
Wonder Woman #600
The Flash #3
Joker's Asylum II: Clayface

Tank Girl: The Royal Escape #4

Last week...

Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc
Superman #700
Green Arrow #1
The Return of Bruce Wayne #3
Legion of Superheroes #2
Birds of Prey #2
Green Lantern Corps #49
Justice League Generation Lost: #4
Zatana #2 (really enjoying this book)


Batman Beyond #1Shoot, I forgot to look for that. How'd it turn out?

Maradona
07-05-2010, 09:32 PM
Just finished reading the first Y:The Last Man hardback collection. Outstanding! I've got the second and third volumes on deck. I'm keeping up with Brightest Day, Flash, and the Green Lantern titles. They are entertaining, but seem too slow. I need to put off reading them for a while like I did for several years and catch up in one fell swoop. Last summer, as Blackest Night began, I read about 3-5 years worth of continuity. It felt good. Waiting month to month, conversely, can be frustrating. How did I do this as kid?

figrin bran
07-05-2010, 09:40 PM
This week...

Justice Society #40
Justice League #46
Green Lantern #55 (I really don't care for the Lobo character)
Wonder Woman #600
The Flash #3
Joker's Asylum II: Clayface

Tank Girl: The Royal Escape #4

Last week...

Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc
Superman #700
Green Arrow #1
The Return of Bruce Wayne #3
Legion of Superheroes #2
Birds of Prey #2
Green Lantern Corps #49
Justice League Generation Lost: #4
Zatana #2 (really enjoying this book)

Shoot, I forgot to look for that. How'd it turn out?

I'm really liking the Zatanna book as well. Can't go wrong with Paul Dini!

Bats Beyond #1 was pretty good and looks quite promising. It is very much in continuity with the show as well. Unfortunately, it's only going to be a mini series.

Also, I loved Dex starr's origin story in GL#55!

Bel-Cam Jos
07-05-2010, 09:40 PM
I need to put off reading them for a while like I did for several years and catch up in one fell swoop. Last summer, as Blackest Night began, I read about 3-5 years worth of continuity. It felt good. Waiting month to month, conversely, can be frustrating. How did I do this as kid?Ah, I remember the $30 a week habit (back when comics ran about $.75-$1 each), too. Good times. Back when the Punisher was everywhere (in honor of that, I won two of his early appearances online: Marvel Preview #2 and Marvel Super Action magazine, for under $15 total [they book for much more]).

figrin bran
07-10-2010, 07:52 PM
Brightest Day #5
Star Wars The Old Republic #1

plasticfetish
07-11-2010, 05:22 AM
Ah, I remember the $30 a week habit...Well, seeing as how I don't spend as much as $30 a year on Hasbro toys anymore, I'm OK with a few comic books every week... as long as they continue to entertain me.

And speaking of entertainment...

Brightest Day #5
Brightest Day: The Atom Special #1
JSA All-Stars #8
Batman and Robin #13
Batman Odyssey #1 (Awesome! Neal Adams is my absolute favorite comic artist. And then to see that Michael Golden inked a few pages... brilliant.)

figrin bran
08-01-2010, 12:44 AM
Brightest Day #6
Batman Beyond #2
Zatanna #3
Green Lantern 56
Green Lantern Corps 50

plasticfetish
08-06-2010, 01:24 AM
This week...

Batman Beyond #1 and #2 (Catching up.)
Brightest Day #7
Batman Odyssey 32
JSA All-Stars #9
Superman: The Last Family on Krypton #1

Last week...

Green Lantern Corps #50
Green Lantern #56
Justice League of America #47
Green Arrow #2
The Flash #4
Justice League: Generation Lost #6

Just before that...

Avengers the Origin #4 (Wow, look... a marvel book.)

Time Master: Vanishing Point #1
Justice Society of America #41
Brightest Day #6
Zatana #3
Legion of Superheroes #3
DCU: Legacies #3
Superman #701
Justice League: Generation Lost #5
Batgirl #12
Birds of Prey #3
Batman #701

figrin bran
08-08-2010, 10:31 PM
Brightest Day #7
SW The Old Republic #2 - this one was really awful and just seemed to jump from scene to scene without rhyme or reason. I'm giving up on it already.

El Chuxter
08-08-2010, 10:50 PM
PF, what are your thinks on Odyssey? All the reviews I've seen are really negative. But it is Neal Adams, and you said Golden inked some, so I think I'll still check it out. It's gotta be better than all this time-traveling Batman, a homicidal son as Robin, the Ventriloquist dead and Anarky replaced with a generic buttmunch villain blasphemy they're publishing now.

figrin bran
08-23-2010, 12:42 AM
Green Lantern Corps #51
Batman Beyond #3

plasticfetish
08-27-2010, 09:15 PM
PF, what are your thinks on Odyssey? All the reviews I've seen are really negative. But it is Neal Adams, and you said Golden inked some, so I think I'll still check it out. It's gotta be better than all this time-traveling Batman, a homicidal son as Robin, the Ventriloquist dead and Anarky replaced with a generic buttmunch villain blasphemy they're publishing now.Well... I'll be honest, I can't imagine ever buying or not buying a comic book based on someones "review" of that book. My relationship with comic books in general (right now especially) has always been about what looks good (the art) and what's fun to read. Decades worth of alternate dimensions, mirror universes and other lame gimmicks that Marvel and DC have used to muddy and confuse things have turned me off, but I've managed to get a handle on what's happened since Battle for the Cowl, so I'm gonna run with it.

With that said, Batman Odyssey is only two issues so far (out of twelve), so it's hard for me to judge yet. I love the way it looks, and am into the story, so I'll run with it also.

And speaking of "running with it", this week I picked up...

Batman #702
Green Arrow #3 (Something needs to actually start happening in that story.)
Justice League of America #48
Justice League Generation Lost #8
Legion of Superheroes #4
Time Masters Vanishing Point #2

and

Tank Girl: Hairy Heroes

El Chuxter
08-27-2010, 09:43 PM
Odyssey, being a flashback (at least it looks like a flashback) by Neal Adams, was one I was seriously considering, unless folks said it stunk. I've read some bad reviews on some sites, but it seems like I actually like the things fanboys are complaining about.

plasticfetish
08-27-2010, 10:17 PM
but it seems like I actually like the things fanboys are complaining about.As a rule, I think it's probably good to pick up a book and look it over... and decide for yourself. I've never been clear on what constitutes a "fanboy" really, but then again I suppose I don't care. There's something liberating about being a 40-ish year old guy that's been a Batman fan since Cesar Romero was the Joker. I just don't feel obligated to worry about what some kid less than half my age thinks.

The thing that I have been enjoying about DC lately (and who knows, maybe Marvel is doing the same thing, but I've no idea), is that they're using older guys on occasion... Neil Adams, Len Wein, Joe Kubert. I like the idea that they're still connected to their publishing history in a significant way. Or maybe it's just that I'm a little more interested in the idea that they have a longer history of stories and a broader range of characters to play with... I dunno.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-28-2010, 10:16 AM
I recall the seemingly cosmic pull towards colelcting every issue of those multi-title multi-month crossovers in the mid/late 80s/early 90s (Millennium, Marvel's summer Annuals storylines like Atlantis Attacks and such, Mutant Massacre, Fall of the Mutants, The Great Mutant Caper, etc.). Afterwards, I felt like I'd been taken for a dull ride on most.

But that was a long time ago, when a buck could get you an entire comic sometimes! :eek:

plasticfetish
08-28-2010, 08:12 PM
But that was a long time ago, when a buck could get you an entire comic sometimes! :eek:I think it was probably around '83 when I quit seriously collecting comic books as a kid. I remember freaking out as the price neared one dollar.

figrin bran
08-28-2010, 09:34 PM
Brightest Day #8
Zatanna #4

I forgot to get those last week

figrin bran
09-05-2010, 12:14 AM
Brightest Day #9
Buffy #36

plasticfetish
09-08-2010, 02:20 AM
Brightest Day #9
JSA All-Stars #10
Superman: The Last Family of Krypton #2
Freedom Fighters #1 (not so sure about this one yet...)

El Chuxter
09-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers TPB

Okay, I was looking forward to this one. The IDW Transformers universe has shot so far to hell following the fustercluck that was All Hail Megatron that it's unreadable, but I've read nothing but praise for this series. It was... well, it was light years better than AHM or the new ongoing series, I'll give it that. However, it was just a mess of fanfic--better than average fanfic, granted, but hardly professional quality. Two of the three new guys are pretty much indistinguishable, the color is so monotonous that it's tough to follow the sometimes muddy artwork, and there are plot holes you could easily drive Metroplex through in his gigantonormous tank mode.

My conclusion is that, after the mess of AHM, Transformers comics have become so bad that the only other people who are still reading them are the sort of TF supergeeks who think you're not a fan if you don't own all the Japanese Transformers and be able to recite the entire run of Headmasters. And that the regular series is so godawfully bad that even "barely passable" seems like Watchmen in comparison. (Seriously, there was a blurb on the back on this book comparing it to Watchmen. The nerve!)

GIJoe Origins Volume 3 TPB

I'm only halfway through (have read Beach Head and Baroness, still need to read Ripcord and Snow Job). Much better than the other book that came in the mail yesterday. That said, it's good but not especially great. By the nature of the series, the stories are stand-alone origin stories, which most modern comic writers seem to have real problems with. Beach Head's is great, but seems incomplete. The Baroness's story is even more incomplete, though at least it has a clear beginning, middle, and end, and some pretty awesome art that reminds me a bit of a cartoonier Bill Sienkiewicz. I'd recommend this for Joe fans, though, truth be told, I'm looking forward to the Classic GIJoe Volume 9 that should be arriving soon.

cha gio (http://sundaynitedinner.com/vietnamese-crispy-spring-rolls-cha-gio/)

Rocketboy
09-16-2010, 04:22 PM
However, it was just a mess of fanfic--better than average fanfic, granted, but hardly professional quality. Two of the three new guys are pretty much indistinguishable, the color is so monotonous that it's tough to follow the sometimes muddy artwork, and there are plot holes you could easily drive Metroplex through in his gigantonormous tank mode.So...it's for fans of the movies?

figrin bran
09-18-2010, 10:25 PM
Brightest Day #10
Batman Beyond #4
Zatanna #5
Superman/Batman Annual #4 - I guess this was a 2nd print as I missed out on it a few months ago.

figrin bran
09-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Green Lantern Corps # 52

figrin bran
10-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Brightest Day #11
Buffy # 37

Bel-Cam Jos
10-10-2010, 11:00 AM
Brightest Day #11
Buffy # 37Too bad it wasn't issue #38, so you'd be able to post this in the 1138 thread!

figrin bran
11-20-2010, 07:49 PM
Brightest Day # 14
Green Lantern # 59
Green Lantern Corps # 54
Zatanna #7

figrin bran
11-27-2010, 10:17 PM
Batman Beyond #6

figrin bran
12-04-2010, 11:39 PM
Brightest Day #15
Buffy #39

Bel-Cam Jos
12-05-2010, 09:29 AM
All those in favor of renaming this thread "figrin bran Keeps the Comic Industry Alive 1-5 Books at a Time"? :pleased: :thumbsup:

figrin bran
12-19-2010, 01:18 AM
All those in favor of renaming this thread "figrin bran Keeps the Comic Industry Alive 1-5 Books at a Time"? :pleased: :thumbsup:

Very funny BCJ! :p

Brightest Day #16
Green Lantern #60

El Chuxter
12-19-2010, 01:21 AM
Not entirely true, BCJ. Just a quick scan of this page indicates that figgy is only keeping DC and Dark Horse alive.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-19-2010, 11:00 AM
And a quicker, hi-res scan would reveal the 24 books weekly from Marvel that he posts about in white color, size -1 font.

figrin bran
12-20-2010, 02:14 AM
Not entirely true, BCJ. Just a quick scan of this page indicates that figgy is only keeping DC and Dark Horse alive.


And a quicker, hi-res scan would reveal the 24 books weekly from Marvel that he posts about in white color, size -1 font.




Haha, very funny you guys. I'm not sure why I'm not keeping up with IDW's G.I. Joe titles?

figrin bran
05-14-2011, 11:23 PM
Flashpoint #1
Batman Beyond #5

Bel-Cam Jos
05-15-2011, 09:26 AM
Anybody checking to see how much the FREE Comic Book Day books are going for online, especially the "rare" and "HTF" Star Wars/Airbender one? What, is there some market out there after the first purchase, or something?

Bel-Cam Jos
06-15-2011, 12:37 PM
More back issues. I'm almost done with the Marvel 100 "series," after online winning and online buying Punisher 100, Wolverine 100, Classic X-Men 100, Sgt. Fury & His HC 100, and G.I. Joe 100.

Here's what I have/had from comics issues #100 from Marvel Comics:
Star Wars 100
X-Men 100
Captain America 100
Fantastic Four 100
Tales to Astonish 100
Tales of Suspense 100
Amazing Spiderman 100 (sold this one about a decade back :()
X-Factor 100
Avengers West Coast 100 (used to be West Coast Avengers)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spiderman 100
Web of Spiderman 100
Excalibur 100
Conan 100
The Defenders 100
Silver Surfer 100
Iron Man 100
Master of Kung Fu 100
Power Man & Iron Fist 100
New Mutants 100
Daredevil 100
Alpha Flight 100
Marvel Tales 100
Marvel Comics Presents 100
Marvel Age 100
Punisher 100
Wolverine 100
Classic X-Men 100
Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos 100
G.I. Joe 100
[edit] Forgot about the hero get-together titles:
Marvel Team-Up 100
Marvel Two-For-One 100

I might have missed a couple, too. Still looking for Avengers 100 EDIT: I did find this one two years back, and possibly Journey into Mystery 100 or Strange Tales 100 (althought those'll be expensive)

And, from 7/6 of that year:
I bought Cable #100, to basically complete my Marvel 100s "series." I am forgetting about Journey into Mystery 100 (on cost) and older titles like Strange Tales or from the pre-1962 era (when superhero titles began again). Unless new titles get to that special 100th issue, but even then I may pass on them. There have been some new titles, so this week, I added the following:
Exiles #100
Spidergirl #100
Ultimate X-Men #100
Ultimate Spiderman #100
Incredible Hulk (1999 series) #100
X-Men (1991 series) #100
What If? #100

bigbarada
10-02-2011, 05:09 AM
I recently picked up the original WildCATS mini-series by Jim Lee. Not really sure why, just kind of got nostalgic for the early Image comics. I remember back in 1992-93 how everyone was going on and on about how these would all be worth tons of money in a few years, but I was able to pick up all 4 issues for under $4.

It's still crazy to think that next year will be the 20th anniversary of WildCATS, Savage Dragon, Pitt and Maxx (which were all my favorite books from those early Image days).

Bel-Cam Jos
10-02-2011, 09:12 AM
I recently picked up the original WildCATS mini-series by Jim Lee. Not really sure why, just kind of got nostalgic for the early Image comics. I remember back in 1992-93 how everyone was going on and on about how these would all be worth tons of money in a few years, but I was able to pick up all 4 issues for under $4.

It's still crazy to think that next year will be the 20th anniversary of WildCATS, Savage Dragon, Pitt and Maxx (which were all my favorite books from those early Image days).And I remember the small press craze of the mid-1980s, where EVERY title was going to be the next TMNT. I have several that were "rare" or "hot" that are now like a rare steak gone cold. But I do have the original TMNT run up to #20 (except #1 is a 2nd print).

El Chuxter
10-02-2011, 08:14 PM
Funny enough, the most valuable unsigned, non-variant comic I've seen from the early 1990s was Transformers #80 (the final issue), since the print run was so insanely low. I've seen guys at conventions asking $200+ for it. Flash forward a couple of years, and G.I. Joe #155 is the same story; I think it even was going for more than TF #80 when I've seen it.

I guess error collectors want it because Flint and Shipwreck are twice as big as Gung Ho and Roadblock, Quick Kick is back from the dead, and Storm Shadow's on the Joe team. :D All Transformers has is a beautiful Wildman cover of the resurrected Optimus Prime about to put a serious hurting on Bludgeon, who's just disemboweled Wheeljack. (Transformers at least went out when they still had an awesome artist on board.)

Bel-Cam Jos
10-02-2011, 10:51 PM
Doesn't that last TF have the caption "... in a four-issue limited series" on the cover? Nice. :pleased: And I stopped collecting TF with about #50 or so, plus GI Joe about #80... dang it! :mad:

El Chuxter
10-03-2011, 12:54 AM
TF started slipping badly in the early 30s; the subplot with Blaster being labeled a traitor by Autobot leader Grimlock was the only interesting thing. By 50, it was obvious Budiansky couldn't keep himself interested anymore, and artist Jose Delbo was, well, bad--for the title, at least; he was decent on other books over the years. Budiansky left with 55, and UK writer Simon Furman took over with 56, soon after bringing over fellow Brits Geoff Senior and Andrew Wildman (two of the most underrated artists of the decade, IMHO). It turned into this amazing space epic, but never got back the readers and was canceled with #80.

And, yes, it did list the final issue as "#80 in a four-issue limited series." Nice joke, since it was never intended to last to a fifth issue.

El Chuxter
10-11-2011, 12:04 AM
Speaking of which....

I got Transformers Classics Volume 1 a few days ago. Man, talk about rose-colored memories. It's not horrible, but it's not great, either. This volume contains the original miniseries as well as the short-lived "golden age of Budiansky Transformers" with Ratchet's quest to find the Dinobots and save the Autobots, and Buster absorbing the Creation Matrix. The storytelling's decent, but nothing at all to write home about, and, without the surprise of several major points (like how Ratchet does finally triumph over Megatron), it seems a bit hollow. The writers are all top-notch fellows, too: Mantlo, Macchio, and Budiansky. So I'm guessing they were just churning out schlock for a paycheck.

I also, despite having sworn to drop the series, got the second volume of IDW's Transformers ongoing ("International Incident"). A friend recommended trying the title again when these issues first came out, and it was remaindered on Amazon. Wow. Color me impressed. A few minor inconsistencies with characterization (since when is Onslaught a dummy who can't formulate a plan?), but, otherwise, the best new Transformers story I've read in ages. I really find it tough to believe this is the same writer, since the first volume was definitely among the worst comics I've ever read. And I got all the Image #1's back in the day, so I know bad comics (with apologies to Shadowhawk and Savage Dragon, and, well, I guess the first Spawn was pretty decent, too).

Maradona
10-17-2011, 02:31 PM
The first two issues of Action Comics have been much better than I assumed they would be. Green Lantern continues the storyline and direction and seems completely unaffected by the reboot. Has anyone else read any of the new 52?

Bel-Cam Jos
12-26-2012, 05:29 PM
OMG (only mint graded)... I bought a new comic this week. :eek: Amazing Spiderman #700. I passed on the 50th anniv. variant cover and just got the "regular" one, but I haven't read it yet. It's been a while since I've heard a RADIO COMMERCIAL :confused: for a comic book (supposed to be a big and shocking story).

sith_killer_99
12-26-2012, 09:02 PM
Well, I have given up print copies of my comics, but just got caught up on the Lantern Series (Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern The New Guardians, and Red Lantern).

I gotta say, I much prefer having my comics on my iPad.

Bel-Cam Jos
12-27-2012, 02:48 PM
I liked the book (won't spoilerize any plot details), especially all the "extras" in it (expanded mail column, including answers from Stan "the Man" Lee himself; small pics of ALL 700 covers from The Amazing Spider-Man; :thumbsup: and the mini stories at the end).

bigbarada
12-30-2012, 09:39 PM
I've been keeping up with All-New X-Men as well as trying out several of the other Marvel Now titles.

I was a bit disappointed by Indestructable Hulk, because I feel that it focuses too much on Bruce Banner. For me a good Hulk comic needs to be 99% Hulk and somewhere between 0-1% Bruce Banner.

FF (to be distinguished from Fantastic Four) seems pretty interesting and I've always been a fan of Mike Allred's work. I'm just not sure if it's a book that I will follow regularly. It is nice to see that Artie and Leech haven't been forgotten about though.

Uncanny Avengers is alright, but I just have no interest whatsoever in the Rogue/Scarlett Witch dynamic. These two are still fighting over something that happened in the comics 7 years ago. Sure it might still be fresh in their minds, but it's probably not the best way to bring in new readers. In fact, the whole team just feels kind of flat to me.

Thunderbolts has the potential to be awesome, but it just doesn't seem to be living up that potential. You would think that a book featuring Punisher, Elektra, Deadpool, Venom and led by Red Hulk would be action packed and amazing; but for now it's like an action film that just takes waaaaay too long to get off the ground. Plus, the art is not good... at all. The penciller seems like he learned how to draw only by copying other comic book artists. It's not even second tier, more like fourth tier. Third tier at best; but I think that's only because the coloring keeps it from being an absolute disaster. I'll still keep tabs on the book, though, and hope that it improves very soon.

I've heard lots of really good stuff about the new Thor and some promising things about the new Iron Man, but there's only so many books I can buy each month.

I'm kind of cooling off on Wolverine and the X-Men, because it features characters that are also in All-New X-Men, but they don't seem to even exist in the same universe. Marvel really needs to work on their book-to-book continuity. Plus, the book has lost a lot of it's character and charm now that Chris Bachalo has moved on.

I'm loving All-New X-Men though. Brian Michael Bendis has been one of my favorite writers ever since I read 'House of M' a few years back and, 4 issues into the series, he hasn't disappointed yet. I love having the original team back and I'm glad they pulled them out of the past from such an early point in their career (they came right out of X-Men #8), because it makes them feel more "pure" and untainted. But they're also not as cohesive of a team, since Beast quit the team in that issue, so it's going to be interesting to see if they form the same strong bonds after seeing their own futures. Also, having the O5 pop into the future and one of the first things they see is modern Scott Summers working side by side with Magneto was awesome.

Issue #5 comes out on Wednesday and I'm really looking forward to it. Supposedly, Bendis tweeted something about #7 making everybody cry and I'm a bit worried that means they might kill off modern Beast, because SPOILER! he did have a heart attack at the end of last issue.

Maradona
12-30-2012, 10:43 PM
I liked the new Thor series best of all the Marvel Now titles. I am still saddened that Jonathan Hickman is no longer writing Fantastic Four and FF, since his run was my favorite on those characters since John Byrne's run in the 80s. In fact, I like Hickman's tenure better. I've given him a chance on the Avengers, but I'm still not convinced. I will give him a few more issues. Additionally, Kieron Gillen's run on Journey into Mystery was outstanding and I haven't gotten that vibe from his move over to Iron Man. He's a talented and innovative writer, so hopefully he'll be given the freedom to stretch on that big name title. I like the premise of the new Hulk series, since it's something new for the character.

On the DC front, a year and a half after the New 52, the only titles that I think are noteworthy are Aquaman, Justice League, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman, with WW being my favorite. I haven't liked the reintroduction of the Joker. I grasp that characters have to evolve and I endorse change, but this seems quite sensationalistic. All the other titles seem gimmicky to me. The new costumes on the major players are welcome updates, but those of the secondary and tertiary characters have not gone down well with me.

figrin bran
12-30-2012, 11:14 PM
This past week, I got

Justice League #15
Aquaman #15
He-man #5

I finally gave up on Green Lantern thanks to Simon Baz.

sith_killer_99
12-30-2012, 11:53 PM
I've been catching up on Marvel Zombies titles.

Maradona
12-31-2012, 12:48 AM
I finally gave up on Green Lantern thanks to Simon Baz.

I'm holding on to get a bit of resolution with the Sinestro/Hal story. Sinestro is a far more interesting character than Hal, which is what makes the title palatable to me. I can't say Baz has inspired my readership yet.

sith_killer_99
12-31-2012, 12:58 PM
I'm holding on to get a bit of resolution with the Sinestro/Hal story. Sinestro is a far more interesting character than Hal, which is what makes the title palatable to me. I can't say Baz has inspired my readership yet.

This, Baz hasn't done much for me as of yet. We will see. Sinestro has always been to more interesting character over Hal.

El Chuxter
12-31-2012, 01:06 PM
Guy is a more interesting character than Hal or Sinestro. ;)

bigbarada
01-02-2013, 11:31 PM
Picked up All-New X-Men #5 and was thrilled to see that they seem to have finally done away with lion-Beast. His new look is kind of like a modernized version of his 1970s appearance. So, Jean Grey and human-Beast are back for good and modern Beast doesn't look like a total idiot anymore. This has got to be the most I've enjoyed a comic book since the Walter and Louise Simonson run on X-Factor back in the 80s.

I also picked up Thor #1 and #2 (they were sold out of issue 3), but I haven't had a chance to read them yet.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-09-2013, 11:56 PM
Wow; that makes TWO new comics in the past couple weeks for me: first issue of Superior Spiderman, of which I have yet to read. I did NOT get a variant cover (for an extra $1.01, even).

Maradona
01-10-2013, 08:21 AM
I also picked up Thor #1 and #2 (they were sold out of issue 3), but I haven't had a chance to read them yet.

A wise choice.

I just finished Moloch #2. On the whole, Before Watchmen has been excellent - far beyond my horrible expectations for it. Among a host of standout issues, though, this one might have been the best (though last month's Minutemen issue was also worthy of the distinction). I negatively criticized this entire line before I read them and am happy I was so wrong.

Maerj2000
01-13-2013, 06:11 PM
Just got Star Wars #1, brand new series taking place right after A New Hope. Its pretty good, I look forward to the next issue.

bigbarada
01-13-2013, 08:59 PM
A wise choice.

I just finished Moloch #2. On the whole, Before Watchmen has been excellent - far beyond my horrible expectations for it. Among a host of standout issues, though, this one might have been the best (though last month's Minutemen issue was also worthy of the distinction). I negatively criticized this entire line before I read them and am happy I was so wrong.

I picked up Thor #4 yesterday, but they're still sold out of issue #3. I guess I will have to resort to ordering it off of eBay or wait for the TPB.

So far, it's a great story, though. It's one of those rare comic books that I'm pretty sure people are still going to be talking about 10-20 years from now.

El Chuxter
01-13-2013, 09:28 PM
I've recently bought Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures Vol. 1 and iZombie Vol. 4.

Highest recommendation for both (though you should probably read earlier volumes to get what's going on).

Maradona
01-13-2013, 11:28 PM
I picked up Thor #4 yesterday, but they're still sold out of issue #3. I guess I will have to resort to ordering it off of eBay or wait for the TPB.

So far, it's a great story, though. It's one of those rare comic books that I'm pretty sure people are still going to be talking about 10-20 years from now.

Agreed. Thor #3 was well done and the story really kicked it up in #4.

bigbarada
01-18-2013, 03:48 PM
Agreed. Thor #3 was well done and the story really kicked it up in #4.

Still no sign of Thor #3 at my comic book store. :frus:

I did pick up All-New X-Men #6 and, even though they changed the artist, I enjoyed it a lot. There's a lot of good drama as the team adjusts to learning about their future selves, but there are some great little side jokes about our present times as well. Like Cylcops' comments "Why is all the water in bottles?...Did something happen to the water?" Or, "Five dollars?! For a magazine?! ... This place is a nightmare." :D

I really like how Jean is kind of stepping forward as the leader of the team instead of Cyclops now.

I also picked up 'The Goon in Virtue and the Grim Consequences Thereof' TPB. It's a series that I've always wanted to check out, but just never found a good jumping on point. I really liked it and will try to track down a few of the other TPBs. I've always enjoyed books where they take the traditional archetype of a thug/villain and make that character the 'hero' of the story.

El Chuxter
01-18-2013, 04:59 PM
...there are some great little side jokes about our present times as well. Like Cylcops' comments "Why is all the water in bottles?...Did something happen to the water?" Or, "Five dollars?! For a magazine?! ... This place is a nightmare." :D
When are they supposed to be from? Given the sliding timescale, shouldn't they still be from the 21st century?

Just curious.

bigbarada
01-18-2013, 09:59 PM
When are they supposed to be from? Given the sliding timescale, shouldn't they still be from the 21st century?

Just curious.

They're intentionally vague on exactly what year the original team has been pulled from. In real world time, they were pulled right out of X-Men #8 and their clothing and hairstyles suggest that they came from 1964. But obviously they can't be from the 1960s because that would mean that modern Scott Summers, Hank McCoy, Bobby Drake and Warren Worthington would all be in their late-60s right now.

The modern X-Men also keep making jokes about the original team being 12-years-old, but that can't be the case. Because, when pressed about the ages of the original team in the 1960s book, Stan Lee stated that they were all between the ages of 16-19 years old (they graduated from the school in issue #6 after all). Plus, Hank McCoy is already a doctor (which he technically never was until the 1970s); but if I could accept any character as being the "Doogie Howser" of the Marvel Universe, then it would be Hank McCoy.

Bendis has been bending the rules of comic book time to the breaking point; but I see why it's necessary. If they did a more realistic timetable and pulled the original team out of the 90s or the 00s, then it wouldn't really feel like the original team. So, I'm not that worried about it. I'm just so glad to have human Beast and Jean Grey back, that I'm totally fine with whatever rewriting of the Marvel universe they need to do in order to make that happen. I guess, at the end of the day it's just a comic book.

Maradona
01-19-2013, 11:51 AM
New Avengers #1 and #2 feel like an extension of Hickman's run on both FF titles. That's a good thing to me. I've liked the new Thunderbolts so far, which is strange considering that I despise Deadpool. I've only read the first issue of the new X-Men and was only mildly interested in following rest.

figrin bran
01-26-2013, 09:03 PM
Fables #125
Justice League #16

OC47150
02-21-2013, 03:27 PM
Went on a quest to find the latest SW: Dark Times. After two comic shops and a couple of bookstores, I finally found it.

bigbarada
03-22-2013, 03:03 PM
Finally got a chance to catch up a bit this week. Picked up All-New X-Men 7-9 and Uncanny X-Men 1-3. This is the new Uncanny X-Men book that follows Cylcops' "Extinction Team" consisting of himself, Emma Frost, Magick and Magneto as well as the new mutant kids they've been "rescuing."

Cyclops is definitely becoming more militant and they're hinting that one of the members from the 1960s team might break off and join his "Mutant Revolution." I'm betting it's going to be Angel, since he's the one who's been strongly against them staying in their future/our present right from the very beginning. Of course, it could be young Cyclops as well.

It's also kind of interesting to see how much Jean Grey is abusing her new telepathic powers without Professor X around to keep tabs on her.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-19-2013, 09:15 PM
I read a comic titled Stump that I'm sure no one here has even owned. Ever. Especially not the Forumite from post #452. :rolleyes: You all should get a copy; it's pretty good. :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
05-19-2013, 10:33 PM
I bought a copy of that and it came in the mail yesterday, but little children haven't allowed me to read it yet. :)

bigbarada
05-20-2013, 04:14 PM
I read a comic titled Stump that I'm sure no one here has even owned. Ever. Especially not the Forumite from post #452. :rolleyes: You all should get a copy; it's pretty good. :thumbsup:

Cool! I'm glad you liked it. :cool: I'm working on writing the second issue now; but it'll probably be a couple months before I get enough money together to get that one printed.


I bought a copy of that and it came in the mail yesterday, but little children haven't allowed me to read it yet. :)

Well, if you can pry it away for a moment, let me know what you think of it. :cool:

JediTricks
05-21-2013, 01:56 PM
Picked up a copy of All Star Superman TPB (the single collected version). So far, pretty good. Seeing the movie first spoils a lot of it but it still has its own charm (although some of the art in the first couple issues is a little odd).

Maradona
05-22-2013, 07:12 AM
Picked up a copy of All Star Superman TPB (the single collected version). So far, pretty good. Seeing the movie first spoils a lot of it but it still has its own charm (although some of the art in the first couple issues is a little odd).

I love All Star Superman. The animated film cut out a bunch, so there is plenty to discover. The Bizarro/Zibarro segment went on a bit long for me, but the series was so well done and so much fun.

Maradona
05-26-2013, 12:10 AM
"That's the tragedy of all this ... We'll always be friends." Green Lantern #20 was a worthy end to John's run. The past two years of issues were weak. This one was far from. I cannot fathom how anyone can do anything else of significance with these characters, much the way I felt after Hickman left both FF titles. Johns is very good. I think only Hickman and Brubaker are better storytellers. Kieron Gillen is also exceptional (at least his Journey into Mystery run was).

JediTricks
05-26-2013, 03:18 PM
Picked up Transformers: Robots in Disguise #17 and TF Spotlight Hoist (which takes part in the MTMTE storyline). Haven't read the Spotlight yet, read issue 5 of All Star Superman (it was ok but a little easy) and RID 17 (Shockwave looks back on his life in preparation for the next big event :ermm: ).

El Chuxter
05-26-2013, 07:40 PM
All-Star Superman is one of the best Superman stories I've ever read. And I say that as someone who generally finds Morrison vastly overrated. (He's good, but, to listen to a lot of his fans, he's better than a Serpentor-style clone of the greatest comic book writers ever.)

TeeEye7
06-01-2013, 02:41 AM
Stump #1. Destined to be a classic! :cool:

JediTricks
06-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Tried to pick up TF More Than Meets the Eye 17, but my shop didn't get it in. :(


All-Star Superman is one of the best Superman stories I've ever read. And I say that as someone who generally finds Morrison vastly overrated. (He's good, but, to listen to a lot of his fans, he's better than a Serpentor-style clone of the greatest comic book writers ever.)I hear ya. I think what's so brilliant here is the ability to capture the flavor of all the different eras of Superman in a modern expression without stepping on itself. Yet it's so easy for fans to take something that works and treat its creator as the end-all be-all.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-29-2013, 12:55 PM
I have a question for you regular, weekly comics buyers out there. What is your shop's policy on pull-lists? I missed the #1 issue of the new The Star Wars Lucas draft mini series, so I figured I'd go to the shop and ask if I could have them pull just those seven remaining books. The clerk had me fill out a form (name, address, phone, credit card info INCLUDING THE 3-DIGIT SECURITY CODE from the card back, :confused: titles or characters wanted pulled, etc.) that said the minimum pull total is 10 titles (I only wanted one title, and they said "oh, there's no minimum" :confused: ). When I asked why they needed the security code from my card, he said it is an actual contract, so that allows them to charge me if I fail to buy the pulled comics (within their 30-day period). I left the store. And I tore up the semi-completed form on my way out. :(

My question is: is that a standard procedure? To charge for books not picked up? To ask for very sensitive security info?

El Chuxter
09-30-2013, 01:01 AM
I don't know. That sounds really extreme, but, then again, none of the local places would even entertain my requests to pull each issue of Transformers Regeneration One because I only wanted that. I think it depends on the store and the management, and some of them are run by arses.

That sort of agreement sounds like something that could be legally binding for anyone with the poor sense to complete it. What would they do if you requested ten titles, and, by some fluke, nine of them were cancelled?

bigbarada
01-23-2014, 09:38 PM
I know that a lot of people abused the "pull list" thing at my local comic book store from back in the 90s, when I actually had a local comic book store. People would ask them to hold books with no intention of buying them until several weeks, or even months, later. That store went out of business back in '97 or '98. So I can understand the dilemma from the store's point of view. However, I would never give a credit card number just for a few comic books.

The current comic book store I go to isn't local (it's 40 miles away), but I don't even bother asking them to pull titles for me. Mainly because I don't want to be committed to buying the books every month.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-23-2014, 09:37 AM
In one of the many "What [insert almost ANYTHING here] are you?" quizzes floating around the holocyberinterwebnet, I got 16 of their 20 Marvel questions. I don't recall reading many of those storylines, but just knowing the characters (and cheating with their artwork picture choices :p ) said I still knows me some Marvel universe details. Haven't regularly read a non-SW comic book series in probably 2 decades, too. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
04-26-2014, 11:01 PM
Yet to read it, but got the last issue of the "new" Superior Spider-Man series, #31 (with the Green Goblin cover).

Bel-Cam Jos
05-03-2014, 08:19 AM
Did this series go bi-weekly at some point, or skip some issues? My records show I bought issue #1 some month in 2013, and now it ends at #31? :confused: Anyway... it goes the way of a Simpsons episode, to me: everything's back to normal. Especially when you consider that Amazing Spider-Man #1 for 2014 either is out now, or will be soon.