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@Studley_Dudley I vaguely remember something about studio interest in a ‘Dazzler’ movie at one time. This is based on an unproduced screenplay, correct?
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@00slim possibly. I think I remember reading something about it. Like Shooter had an idea for a film but the film ideas don't translate well into comic book form then the music label bailed and it just kinda faded from there. I'd have to look into it because I think I may be mixing up some details.
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I didn’t jump on the original series till about issue #25. It’s cool to be able to start over again on the run in color. Bought some of the variants also which is usually a big no from me. Definitely check it out if your a fan of TWD.
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DC (Rebirth) The Flash 12, 13, and 14. I fell behind on this series and I'm trying to catch up.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Done. The first 10 or so issues were quirky while trying to establish the character as A list. The back end of the series from about #21 on featured better writing. What can I say? Dazzler is a babe.

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I still enjoy my new stuff.






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Paper Girls #1-10. I liked Saga so I gave this a try, but I won't be reading any more issues since the storyline is all over the place and it's far too boring. I'm currently reading Immortal Hulk and expect to be through issue 10 by the end of today.
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Recently read the Marvel mini-series "Heralds" from 2010. I guess I was fooled by the Alex Ross style covers. It was a stinking pile of annoying crap. I think the target audience was 14 year old girls. Also read Marvel Graphic Novel #17...Revenge of the Living Monolith. Another disappointing read.
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@flanders

I read the first 4 or so, and just didn't get the hype.

Vaughn had some hits, but he's his own worst enemy most of the time.

I say this as having almost the whole run of Y: The Last Man.


Read the newest X-Men and Strange Academy.

Not to sound like an old man shaking his fist at the youngsters, but comic writing just doesn't seem to hold up to the older ones.

I've been disappointed in storylines since about 2009.
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Writing styles can be a product of its time. I read/reread some Marvel stuff from the 70s and 80s. While story themes may be fairly timeless, the writing can definitely hold things back if not understanding the context of when it was written. Going back and getting into some of Claremont's X-Men work can be rough sometimes.
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Started Black Science over again today. Haven’t reread the books since the series ended a few months ago. Damn good science fiction and action.


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Collector willieCPA4646 private msg quote post Address this user
DC Strange Adventures series #3 and #4 (of 12) - King / Shaner / Gerads.
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@Studley_Dudley

So very true.

I loved Claremont’s X-Men run at the time, but parts don’t hold up as well.

Plus, Shooter and some of his directives for each book can big things down.

Like, needing a recap after a month or two between issues made sense, but with digital reading or trade paperbacks, I know Spidey lost to the Hobgoblin. I just read it!
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@Jabberwookie @Studley_Dudley I read the Giant Size X-Men 1 tribute they put out last week, with new artists but the same text/script as the original. Some of that has not aged well.
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@xkonk

Nice! I might need to grab one.

As bad as the writing could be, it still felt balanced with the art.

Maybe it’s that art carries everything now?

Or I’m just old and look backwards too much?
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It's kind of an odd idea - each page is done by a different artist. So don't pick it up looking for consistency or anything like that. But it was neat to see all the different takes and good artists in a single book.
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Speaking of dated, here’s a couple of my recent reads that I had pulled out for the calendar thread. The Superman was written by Elliot S! Maggin, the Batman by David V Reed, both of whom have written their fair share of clunkers. The Superman was pretty decent, aided by Swan and Schaffenberger art, while the Batman was definitely a dud. Beyond the cool cover the issue had absolutely nothing to recommend it. I love reading these oldies, even if the quality is somewhat hit or miss. To me, all comics are cool in their own way!





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Just read Stillwater #1...my LCS owner suggested it to me...will be adding this to my pull list - was a great first issue!!!
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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
Immortal Hulk has never left me hanging personally. I thought 38 was friggin cool but the premise of "devil Hulk" always interested me. I picked up one of each cover at the LCS today. I just finished reading it and fan boy'd and got two more of each. The goal is a 9.8 on that variant.
Edit... Because I want the variant high grade for my collection. The cover is awesome.
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Collector willieCPA4646 private msg quote post Address this user
Dreaming: The Waking Hours #2.
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Anyone else read this alternate earth JLA Destiny from back in 2002? The cool covers caught my attention in the discount bin. So far I'm glad they did...I'm starting book 4 and the story has some clever twists and turns. Hopefully it wraps up well.


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These full-color magazine size reprints are about as good as it gets if you want to read the best of E.C. stories. They came out in 1985, I bought some cheap from the LCS around 87-88. I remember reading them at night in my bed as a teenager, now I'm reading the same copies again. Nice to read something from the 50's that wasn't written for 12 year old boys. You can find them online for $5-$6 each, pretty much the same as they cost new in 1985. These pictures are front and back of the same magazine:


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Anyone else read this alternate earth JLA Destiny from back in 2002? The cool covers caught my attention in the discount bin. So far I'm glad they did...I'm starting book 4 and the story has some clever twists and turns. Hopefully it wraps up well.




Update on this one, I finished book four and I give the series a thumbs up if you haven't read it and can find it cheap. It's an fun read with some interesting and creative ideas for an alternate-earth JLA.
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I picked this up for 5 bucks because the cover put it at no brainer. I decided I'd mess around with it and in doing so I read two frames and I laughed my ass off. I read the whole book and I'm ashamed to admit it's the first Archie I've ever read. There will be plenty more I can say that.
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Reading one of my favorite Daredevil storylines.
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Picked these up because of person on Instagram. It is different like an x-files/men in black/Jurassic park/Mars attacks comic. Really left me wanting more!
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These books I've been reading for the second time while I eventually started to board them and put them in mylar over the last 3-4 days





And I found 2 copies of this book in my collection that I'll read one tonight. Even though my collection is under 800 books it's funny to find when I accidentally duplicate books and discover them again when I'm bagging and boarding.
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Reading one of my favorite Daredevil storylines.


It's my #1 favorite DD storyline. I think I've read it three times, so about once every 10 years.
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I didn't realize until reading more about Firestar on Wikipedia, but she has been in very few X-Men books despite first appearing in Uncanny and this origin series being tied up in the Hellions and New Mutants.


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@Jabberwookie I thought Champions was a book with great promise that never quite realized its full potential. The later issues were definitely better than the early issues. I have never been a huge fan of Tony Isabella as a writer. Some of his dialogue is just bad. I remember in one of the early issues of Champions he had Ghost Rider saying to Hercules “hop on back of my bike, big fella”. If that doesn’t sound dumb to you, try saying it in Ghost Rider’s demonic voice.😑 His work is full of stuff like that.


Sounds as bad as the new Hickman run of Xmen where Cable and Rachel Summers call Cyclops and Jean "mom" and "dad" in a Brady Bunch way. They have always been time displaced adults, it's the first time I've seen them call Cyclops and Jean, mom and dad. It just read really cheesy.
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