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    This week, since I've been off from work, I somehow went on a nostalgic comics kick. Oddly enough it started while watching the Green Lantern film for the first time, and actually kind of enjoying it. So, I went on to subscribe to HBO Max where I was watching a bunch of stuff, and then Disney + . I'm basically all caught up with the Marvel films, and now am on the 90's cartoons. As for DC, there is a TON of content, so much, and I'm so excited to dive in. I've watched a few films, started Doom Patrol, and some animated films. So good.

    The itch carried over into buying books. I went to my local shop (literally around the corner from me) and picked up Nightwing #99 and Gargoyles #1. Two copies of Gargoyles actually, as I gave one to my girlfriend who's been a major Gargoyles fan since she was a kid. Used an Amazon gift card to get the 30th anniversary deluxe edition of The Death of Superman. I had the original trade paperback as a kid, my first tpb, and I loved it so much. I was only 7 or 8 when I got it but read it like 20 times. So the nostalgia hit hard on this 30th edition (and made me feel old) . I also loved the Return of Superman tpb back in the day, I was going to buy it again recently but might hold off in the event they plan to do a 30th anni edition of that too.

    Earlier this week, I subscribed to DC Infinite and have been loving it. I've read the first 9 issues of The Nice House on the Lake...really awesome horror comic. The opposite end of that, I've been reading Blue & Gold which is hilarious!

    Today, I'm planning on going to Kevin Smith's comic shop. I have a list of things I want to purchase. Sticking with all new releases too. It's been 25 years since I collected regularly. There's no way I'd be able to fill in the gaps of what I missed from back then till now, so, I'm just going to enjoy the ride of new material and appreciate it from a different, adult perspective now. I noticed a change in art styles since then, paper textures, dialog (there seems to be less of it overall, and certainly less thought bubbles) , and I'm cool with all that. And, I plan to make a pull list at my local shop. Oh yeah, the bug has hit me hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    This week, since I've been off from work, I somehow went on a nostalgic comics kick. Oddly enough it started while watching the Green Lantern film for the first time, and actually kind of enjoying it. So, I went on to subscribe to HBO Max where I was watching a bunch of stuff, and then Disney + . I'm basically all caught up with the Marvel films, and now am on the 90's cartoons. As for DC, there is a TON of content, so much, and I'm so excited to dive in. I've watched a few films, started Doom Patrol, and some animated films. So good.

    The itch carried over into buying books. I went to my local shop (literally around the corner from me) and picked up Nightwing #99 and Gargoyles #1. Two copies of Gargoyles actually, as I gave one to my girlfriend who's been a major Gargoyles fan since she was a kid. Used an Amazon gift card to get the 30th anniversary deluxe edition of The Death of Superman. I had the original trade paperback as a kid, my first tpb, and I loved it so much. I was only 7 or 8 when I got it but read it like 20 times. So the nostalgia hit hard on this 30th edition (and made me feel old) . I also loved the Return of Superman tpb back in the day, I was going to buy it again recently but might hold off in the event they plan to do a 30th anni edition of that too.

    Earlier this week, I subscribed to DC Infinite and have been loving it. I've read the first 9 issues of The Nice House on the Lake...really awesome horror comic. The opposite end of that, I've been reading Blue & Gold which is hilarious!

    Today, I'm planning on going to Kevin Smith's comic shop. I have a list of things I want to purchase. Sticking with all new releases too. It's been 25 years since I collected regularly. There's no way I'd be able to fill in the gaps of what I missed from back then till now, so, I'm just going to enjoy the ride of new material and appreciate it from a different, adult perspective now. I noticed a change in art styles since then, paper textures, dialog (there seems to be less of it overall, and certainly less thought bubbles) , and I'm cool with all that. And, I plan to make a pull list at my local shop. Oh yeah, the bug has hit me hard!
    Current good DC runs: Nightwing with Tom Taylor, Flash with Jeremy Adams, Batman/Superman World's Finest by Mark Waid. Right now those are the top 3 of all 30 comics that I pull and they all come out on the same week. I'm not a Marvel dude, so I don't really know what's good in comics on their side. For Image, Saga is a great comic, possibly my favorite but it releases slow. You didn't ask, so sorry for the unsolicited advice. As far as HBO Max, watch the 2021 Suicide Squad and then Peacemaker, both are really well done.

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    Comics!!!

    ok some that arrived today…



    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles




    Vanish, #4 arrived today



    Deathmate, cross-over between Valiant & Image



    Operation Knightstrike, kinda Spawn prequel,
    features Al Simmons before he becomes Spawn



    some odds to add to existing collections




    yes i know i’m collecting various “universes”, but there are some minor cameo’s / mini crossovers etc

    oh and i’m really into the collecting bit too lol


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    @wampa I heard good things about those DC books you mentioned. Now that I'm totally into collecting again- what are the other 27 books you pull? Watched Suicide Squad yesterday and enjoyed it, looking forward to the Peacemaker next.
    @[parasite] good stuff. I should probably get into TMNT books, it would be a full circle moment. TMNT Adventures #20 was my first ever comic ever, in 1991 . I then got issue #23 a few months later...Robin II #4, Batman 471, and X-Men #1. All from 91. It's so crazy how I remember that...(ok, so i had to look online for the numbers, but I remembered the cover art exactly which is how I was able to find it)

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    @versusreality oh man, pretty much all DC stuff with some Image and some Dark Horse

    -Batman
    -Action Comics
    -Detective Comics
    -Superman (starting in March I believe)
    -Poison Ivy (also really recommend)
    -Star Wars
    -Star Wars: Darth Vader
    -Wonder Woman (thinking about dropping)
    -Justice Society of America
    -Stargirl and the Lost Children (really good 2 issues in)
    -Saga
    -Hellboy in Love
    -Koshchei in Hell
    -Vanish (just dropped)
    -Love Everlasting (not sure if it's coming back)
    -Aquaman Andromeda (don't think it's coming back)
    -Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country (don't think it's coming back)
    -and pulling the 8 Lazarus Planet one-shots
    -Nightwing (one of my favorites)
    -The Flash (one of my favorites)
    -Batman/Superman World's Finest (one of my favorites)

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    Killer list, @wampa . I read the first two issues of Poison Ivy on DC Infinite thanks to your recommendation (they're the only 2 up so far) and damn was I hooked. I'll be adding that to my list for sure.

    I read The Flash for about a year in 97/98, I'll have to check out the new stuff. How would you describe Batman/Superman World's Finest? I looked at some of the cover artwork and it reminded me of good, old school wholesome material.

    Stargirl's intriguing. I don't know much about her, but have heard good thins about the book and the show.

    edit: oh, that Lazarus Planet series looks like it's going to be cool!

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    Comics!!!

    vanish is good, just gotta wait now until 22 March for issue #5


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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    Killer list, @wampa . I read the first two issues of Poison Ivy on DC Infinite thanks to your recommendation (they're the only 2 up so far) and damn was I hooked. I'll be adding that to my list for sure.

    I read The Flash for about a year in 97/98, I'll have to check out the new stuff. How would you describe Batman/Superman World's Finest? I looked at some of the cover artwork and it reminded me of good, old school wholesome material.

    Stargirl's intriguing. I don't know much about her, but have heard good thins about the book and the show.

    edit: oh, that Lazarus Planet series looks like it's going to be cool!
    B/S WF has a definite old school feel to it. Feels like early 80's Batman that still got a little campy, but not too campy, from time to time. He doesn't feel too far removed from carrying shark repellent!

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    I have been comic crazy, I've purchased, I don't know, maybe 20 single issues of various series the past few weeks. I was disappointed with the end of The Nice House on the Lake. I started a pull list at my local shop. I just got the latest Flash and Lazarus books. Man, I am really loving the Flash again. I'm about 200 pages into the Waid Flash Omni which I got a week or so ago. I also got The Man of Steel hardcover vol 1 by Byrne, about 100 pages in and I am a legit Superman fan now. I will be buying all vols of Byrne's run.
    @wampa or anyone who may know: what are some collected volumes of Batman/Detective Comics from the mid 80's-early 90's? I'm inspired by the Byrne Superman books to get into that era of Batman. Any trades, hardcover, or omni suggestions are welcome. I should say, I've read Year One, Long Halloween, Hush, DKR, Killing Joke, and Death in the Family
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    I most recently picked up vol 1 and 2 of Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt's comic book BRZRKR.

    Enjoying what I've seen so far.

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    Probably just a USA thing but still very neat if a local shop isn't around...

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    Keith Giffen, RIP. One of my favorite writers of all time. Co-creator of Lobo and Rocket Raccoon. His comics were always fun to read.

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    DC Elseworlds is being rebooted! Including a sequel to the 1989 classic 'Gotham By Gaslight'!


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    Anyone else excited for Ultimate Spider-man? Haven't been this pumped for Spidey in a while!

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    Ordered Marvel 1602 #1-8 (2003 series)... it's been on my mind for a while and with the What If...? episode coming out in a few days I figured may as well.

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    Been reading Stormwatch and The Authority and my god do I hate Frank Quitely's art.

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    Well... Todd McFarlane is now coming the local expo at the end of the month... and we already have VIP tickets for the whole event... and since I've put the effort into collecting the vintage stuff, and I'll probably only ever being to this once and he's coming... well, I guess I should choose a cover or two to signed (my beloved is already willing to also do a signing to make that happen).

    Sure, he could still back out at the last moment, but this was his home city...

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    I had actually decided not to go for a McFarlane autograph, sure, VIP access gives me priority queueing but there are other much more passionate fans that could do that. It was a nice thing but not a necessary thing...

    However, there was a VIP contest (only open to VIP ticket purchasers) to win an signing on one of the days... that I entered (and so did my beloved partner).

    And we both won for the Saturday signings!

    I've narrowed down my list to 11 covers...

    The Incredible Hulk - 340
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 312
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 318
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 323
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 324
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 325
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 328
    Spider-Man - 6
    Spider-Man - 8 (due to the local aspects of the story and art)
    Spider-Man - 12
    Spider-Man - 16

    As you can see, only one "well-known" cover (I'd say the Hulk one) but I'm forgoing the Venom first appearance or ASM 300 or Spider-Man 1 or any of the Spawn stuff... just going for something that I think looks cool.

    Any thoughts?

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    That's really cool but I don't know anything about his run to have good input. What if you take them all and ask him to sign his favorite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    That's really cool but I don't know anything about his run to have good input. What if you take them all and ask him to sign his favorite?
    I did think about that as an option but I figured that's a bit too complicated/annoying to deal with in the setting... "Hey Todd, I couldn't choose a favourite could you pick yours out of this selection?"

    Like if it were more private, I'd probably do it but out on the floor in front of waiting and paying fans... nah.

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    fair point, yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    I had actually decided not to go for a McFarlane autograph, sure, VIP access gives me priority queueing but there are other much more passionate fans that could do that. It was a nice thing but not a necessary thing...

    However, there was a VIP contest (only open to VIP ticket purchasers) to win an signing on one of the days... that I entered (and so did my beloved partner).

    And we both won for the Saturday signings!

    I've narrowed down my list to 11 covers...

    The Incredible Hulk - 340
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 312
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 318
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 323
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 324
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 325
    The Amazing Spider-Man - 328
    Spider-Man - 6
    Spider-Man - 8 (due to the local aspects of the story and art)
    Spider-Man - 12
    Spider-Man - 16

    As you can see, only one "well-known" cover (I'd say the Hulk one) but I'm forgoing the Venom first appearance or ASM 300 or Spider-Man 1 or any of the Spawn stuff... just going for something that I think looks cool.

    Any thoughts?
    "Spider-Man 12" would look badass signed! (one of my favorites of Todd's run, both the story and art...)

    Both "The Incredible Hulk 340 and Spider-Man 16" are more "historic issues" so they could be valued better (if you're planning to resell)

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    "Spider-Man 12" would look badass signed! (one of my favorites of Todd's run, both the story and art...)

    Both "The Incredible Hulk 340 and Spider-Man 16" are more "historic issues" so they could be valued better (if you're planning to resell)
    My beloved partner is going for Spider-Man 12... so, good choice!

    16, I just like it because it's sideways and looks cool... sure, it's also the end of his run but that's secondary but I see the value in that part.

    Oh I just don't know, I just don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLobster View Post
    Oh I just don't know, I just don't know.
    Since you are already going for an Spiderman issue, do the Hulk one then; that way you'll have more variety on signed titles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    Since you are already going for an Spiderman issue, do the Hulk one then; that way you'll have more variety on signed titles...
    I mean... I already have a Spawn...

    We'll see... still have a few days to think it over.

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    Went for ASM #311... I know, I know, not one I listed but there's a good reason.

    I had wanted Spider-Man #8 for it's local tie-in but with my partner choosing #12, I really didn't need two from the same series signed.

    Then I remembered in one of the ASMs he give a nod to the late 1980s Western/Cowboy fashion sensibilities of the day... and growing up in Calgary with its Calgary Stampede, I was very familiar with that nod to fashion.

    The signing went very well.

    When I told him why I chose it, he laughed and said "Oh wow!".

    (long story post here)

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    "The definitive hardcover collections of the original G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comics!"

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    that's cool, but wtf are they thinking at some of these? $120 dollars for four PDFs?

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