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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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been working my way through this awesome HC collection. lots of great stories that im ashamed to admit I've never read. DEMON IN A BOTTLE, SECRET WARS, BORN AGAIN, ALLAN MOORE'S Captain Britain AND MUCH MORE!! wish this had come out here in the US.




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Picked these up yesterday and looking forward to reading Gamora’s first full appearance and one of my next CBCS submissions Jumbo Comics #140.
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been working my way through this awesome HC collection. lots of great stories that im ashamed to admit I've never read. DEMON IN A BOTTLE, SECRET WARS, BORN AGAIN, ALLAN MOORE'S Captain Britain AND MUCH MORE!! wish this had come out here in the US.




Holy jeez, I was impressed with my volumes and hard covers until now!
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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.




Always thought her first appearance was in Spiderman and his Amazing Friends? Loved that TV show btw!
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@KatKomics It is. Her first appearance in the Marvel universe is UXM #193.
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@KatKomics It is. Her first appearance in the Marvel universe is UXM #193.


Ohhhhh...another Harley situation then, 1st appearance vs 1st appearance in continuity etc. etc.

I guess since they were both from TV shows they got popular enough to then make it into a comic and then the actual DC/MC universes.

Can't be too many characters to make the reverse jump eh??
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@DrWatson has it right. She was basically a fill-in for Human Torch when they couldn't use him for the TV show, then her first comic appearance is the adaptation from later in 1981. First 'continuity' appearance is Uncanny 193 (a few years later), then this mini-series (the next year). In-story, 193 happens between issues 2 and 3.
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been working my way through this awesome HC collection. lots of great stories that im ashamed to admit I've never read. DEMON IN A BOTTLE, SECRET WARS, BORN AGAIN, ALLAN MOORE'S Captain Britain AND MUCH MORE!! wish this had come out here in the US.






@comixcited please tell us more about this crazy HC set. What's it called? Is it kind of "greatest hits" collection of stories? 60 HC books assuming $30 each would be about $1,800, is that about what it costs?
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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.
..hi FTP here, back in the early 90s I had 2 3foot boxes bronze&silver horror Comics. Great to see fellow collectors again after all these years.
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been working my way through this awesome HC collection. lots of great stories that im ashamed to admit I've never read. DEMON IN A BOTTLE, SECRET WARS, BORN AGAIN, ALLAN MOORE'S Captain Britain AND MUCH MORE!! wish this had come out here in the US.






Wow! Those are freakin’ cool! I am SO jellies!
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So I started this Omnibus ages ago. I wanted to finally put this to rest so I can move on to other books without having the nagging feeling in the back of my mind.




I just wrapped up the Sentry storyline and I have to say...it has not changed my opinion on Bendis’ writing. I just do not like it. It basically amounts to walls of dialogue with weak action scenes thrown in because it’s a comic book and it’s a prerequisite, I guess. It seems to rarely be essential to the story. Often the action exists separate from the actual story and they just cut back to it every so often to break up the walls of text.

The art itself is well done, for what it’s worth, though I still find it hard to believe that Bendis basically wrote half of Marvel’s comics for a decade
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I just wrapped up the Sentry storyline and I have to say...it has not changed my opinion on Bendis’ writing. I just do not like it. It basically amounts to walls of dialogue with weak action scenes thrown in because it’s a comic book and it’s a prerequisite, I guess. It seems to rarely be essential to the story. Often the action exists separate from the actual story and they just cut back to it every so often to break up the walls of text.


My vague memory of the Sentry storyline agrees with this. I seem to remember being mildly annoyed at all the text while reading it. On the opposite side, I'm reading the 12 issue Doomsday Clock sent to me by @HeinzDad. I've noticed over and over again images that are unexplained by text, leaving it to your imagination. A few pages later or even in the next issue there will be some text or another visual that explains or clarifies what you saw previously. I think that's a pretty worthy and clever use of the comic book medium. Kind of like solving a puzzle and you're not exactly sure what piece you are looking at until you come across other pieces that go with it.


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@dielinfinite

I enjoyed the Bendis run, for the most part.

I can see what you're saying, but I was also happy to see the Avengers get some love for a change.


I guess they can't get Roger Stern out of retirement...
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been working my way through this awesome HC collection. lots of great stories that im ashamed to admit I've never read. DEMON IN A BOTTLE, SECRET WARS, BORN AGAIN, ALLAN MOORE'S Captain Britain AND MUCH MORE!! wish this had come out here in the US.






@comixcited please tell us more about this crazy HC set. What's it called? Is it kind of "greatest hits" collection of stories? 60 HC books assuming $30 each would be about $1,800, is that about what it costs?



its called "THE ULTIMATE MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTION". came out in Europe around 2012 9.99 UK cover price. this is a complete 1st run (although they later added some silver age stuff on and extended it to 80 or 100 or something). they were very popular over there so they did a 2nd run in a different order that gos way past 100. its neat because its a slightly different perspective on a greatest hits of the marvel universe (mostly modernish) and those great spines. I got this set for about $7.50 each including shipping. ill throw up some more pics later.
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"The
INVADERS MINI NOVEL COMIC? the Missile Threat"..writer:Paul S.Newman. Whitman Pub.
Found this at an antique shop in west knoxville. Also wouldnt consider this a comic book but a pretty cool deal when you know how to haggle..lol (sorry, wouldnt let me upload image's 🤔😡
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MARVEL - Maestro #2 and #3 (Peter David / Dale Keown and other artists.)
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I just finished the Star Wars epic collection (first 23 issues of the old star wars marvel comics.)

I loved that series as a kid.

It does not hold up well...
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I just finished the Star Wars epic collection (first 23 issues of the old star wars marvel comics.)

I loved that series as a kid.

It does not hold up well...


Many of the comic books that we deeply enjoyed as a kid do not hold up well. Maybe because our imagination is more wide-open when we are younger? Or maybe just because they are written for a younger audience?
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Just finished the 12 issue Doomsday Clock. Started out full of exciting possibilities, but I wasn't thrilled with how it wraps up. In Watchmen one of the key tenets was that Dr. Manhattan could not alter the future. For him past, present and future were all the same and the future had already occurred before he would have a chance to alter it. This story completely disregards that idea and is pretty much built around the notion of Dr. Manhattan continuously altering the future. Book 1 introduces Marionette and Mime, two pretty compelling characters that get left in the DC universe when the story ends. I suspect DC has future plans for those characters. I might have to give these books back to @HeinzDad if that turns out to be a significant first appearance.
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Just finished the 12 issue Doomsday Clock. Started out full of exciting possibilities, but I wasn't thrilled with how it wraps up. In Watchmen one of the key tenets was that Dr. Manhattan could not alter the future. For him past, present and future were all the same and the future had already occurred before he would have a chance to alter it. This story completely disregards that idea and is pretty much built around the notion of Dr. Manhattan continuously altering the future. Book 1 introduces Marionette and Mime, two pretty compelling characters that get left in the DC universe when the story ends. I suspect DC has future plans for those characters. I might have to give these books back to @HeinzDad if that turns out to be a significant first appearance.
I have another run of the alternate cover. There is no need to give back. I am however, glad to hear your perspective on the read. I think it took maybe a year and a half or two years to collect those off the shelves???? for that I'm kinda proud.
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issue #9 of Doomsday Clock was when I was totally lost.
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Been working on the MAX series of Punisher. I picked up nearly every issue from Half Price Books in one haul😊 Mostly really good. I’ve enjoyed it so far and some of Tim Bradstreet’s cover work has impressed me.

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@HulkSmash

Isn't there supposed to be another Barracuda Punisher run soon?
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Been working on the MAX series of Punisher. I picked up nearly every issue from Half Price Books in one haul😊 Mostly really good. I’ve enjoyed it so far and some of Tim Bradstreet’s cover work has impressed me.



Some of the best comics I ever read. Have them all. Ennis is fantastic. The Slavers and Valley Forge arcs are my favorite. Also read the lastest Punisher Ennis arc, Soviet. Really good. Need the Punisher Max back.
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@HulkSmash

Isn't there supposed to be another Barracuda Punisher run soon?


They delayed it becuase of the BS with the Punisher and the cops using the symbol. According to what I found online, it is stated the first issue will come out in December, but I don't know if that is set in stone.
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