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#1 metaldevil

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 09:03 PM

I stopped keeping up with them years ago because it was an expensive habit, and it seemed that interesting things only happened when I wasn't collecting. I've recently caught wind of Marvel's Civil War this year. It seems interesting enough to collect the main issues, but the tie-ins are a bit excessive, IMO.

Do any of you read (or used to read) comics?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 09:30 PM

As a reminder:

Do not request or offer to share any comic scans. The same goes for any books, ebooks, etc. Piracy is piracy regardless of the medium.

It's fine to cite a passage from a book, but it's better to paraphrase (put it in your own words). At the moment, I see nothing wrong with posting a frame or even one full page from a comic that you have scanned as long as this doesn't get abused (e.g., posting each page in a comic from start to finish).

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 03:44 AM

ive been wanting to read up on civil war for the past year or so. funny that i even go to san diego comic con every year and havent picked it up yet laugh.gif
right now though, im loving Ultimate Spider-Man happy.gif

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 05:20 AM

I bought the original UMS trade a few years ago (2002, I think), but it only covers the first four or five issues, IIRC. I wanted to start collecting again because of it, but I kept putting it off. Because of my lethargy, that's the only UMS I own. sad.gif I'm sure Marvel's close if not past issue 100 by now.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:33 AM

Hmm.. Comic books...

Last I bought any was back around the period of time that gave us a number of interesting events across multiple companies.. probably covering a 2 or 3 year period..

-The Death of Superman, and the followup "birth" of the 4 new superman concepts..

- Spawn was into it's 10 issue or so I think..

- Avengers were being revised for the umpteenth time..

- Image comics was in full expansion mode.. taking on new artists who thought they could write book.. and failing at both usually

when I stopped buying book.. the average cost per book US cover from marvel was around $2.45 I think. That of course would be a non gimmick cover shit..

it might be more appropiate to say I was driven out of the industry at a time when multiple covers, gimmick covers, and artists who think they could write shit was running wild across the big 2-3 companies.

I've taken cursory glances back at the industry from time to time.. and I'm always shocked at just how bad thnings had gotten since the implosion that killed off so much of the biz.

Since the days I last bought books, I have used modern internet techniques to review Spawn up to #130ish.. some of the X-men stuff like major story arcs etc.

My personal X-Men Collection stretches from a complete run from uncanny #114 or so up to 275.. then sporadic issues after that. the first run of the original Avenger book I had a good 10 year run of.. maybe more.. strarting around #210 or so.

Last I looked at the collection.. it stood at about 10k book. appropaite bagged, boxed, sorted and documented in the best archival low/non acid materials. At this point.. I have no interest in ever selling of the collection. I figure.. I will pass some down.. or alternatively.. go back to them some day when I have the time and re-read them in my retirement.

One thing I can still do.. is look at most of my collection.. and tell you who wrote it.. and who did the cover and interior artwork just from seeing the cover.

On the topic of Comics.. I did have many favourite writes and artists, which I loved for many different reasons.

Fav Artist.. Pencils.. Jim Lee. clean style.
notables Pencils Jae Lee (his dark period.. Namor comic

Silvestri pencils.. his Xmen work.. especially pre#200.. and then again later in the serious. that guy knows how to tell a story.


Writers: Chris Claremont (original run on the Xmen titles before being squeezed outta marvel. Not a fan of his newer stuff.. not his fault, as the other writers in the marvel universe pretty much shit on his ideas and concepts he built up over 15 years.

Writer: Jim Starlin, for Dreadstar. Also for his work on the Silver Surfer. (liked Ron Lim's art from that period as well)

McFarlane. Pencils. not his Hulk stuff.. but I dug his vision of SPider-man in the Amazing title. did not like the spin off SPIDERMAN he wrote and drew. those 3-5 issues arcs might look good.. but they were dreadful imo.

guys I hated with a passion..

Jim Shooter. Those of you might remember the 12 month limited series he wrote.. the grand daddy of the bullshit crossovers.. Secret Wars. Only good thing to come of that bomb was the black Spidery costume/later venom thing.

what was worse.. Secret Wars II. ugh.

Simply the two worst stories ever done.











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