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Collector michaelekrupp private msg quote post Address this user
@Studley_Dudley I thought the Nightcrawler limited series was one of the better mutant minis, although it wouldn’t have worked as an ongoing series. The glut of mini series during the mid-1980s was actually an attempt by mainstream comics publishers to flood the market, taking consumer dollars away from the indie comic publishers that were popping up left and right in the ‘80s. There was even a lawsuit back in the day claiming as much. I am not sure if it was filed by First Comics, or if it was a conglomerate of indie publishers led by First. Obviously nothing ever came of it. As far as today’s reading goes, I pulled this one out earlier in the week for the comic book calendar thread and decided to read it before filing it again. Great story! Simple and straightforward superhero action all the way! I always enjoyed Two-In-One. The Thing is at his best when playing off other characters. I didn’t like it when they cancelled MTIO to give the Thing a solo book. The first few issues were great, focusing on the Ben Grimm character, but it soon became dull as the Thing lacked a foil to bounce off of. I wish they would have done the Thing as a 4 issue limited series and left Marvel Two-In-One alone!


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X-Men #5 (Jonathan Hickman)
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Well written. Solid art, and I really love Paul Smith's cover to #2.


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I got an Unbeatable Squirrel Girl collection and started in on it to see if it would be good for my daughter (she's still too young for most super hero books). Read issues 1 and 2; they have a pretty light-hearted and jokey tone, so I'm enjoying them anyway.
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It was ok.

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I was going to jump back to Hellblazer but I think it’s on to volume four.
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Beaten by boat oars Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
Definitely different.

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@Studley_Dudley - I keep seeing ghosts from the past when I look at this thread, Mike.
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Since the early days of radio when SUPERMAN teamed up with
BATMAN...this was for me the most enjoyable team-up ever.
Worthy of a re-read.



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I read a lot of anthologies of sci-fi short stories, most written in the Cold-War era of 1950-1980. If you like sci-fi, here's a couple of good short stories that can probably be found online:

The Last Castle by Jack Vance: Award winnning, one of my favorites. Richly textured and easy to visualize. In the opulence of the future humans choose to live in communities in remote castles like old-time royalty. The non-human lower intelligence slaves harvested from another planet have revolted against the castle-dwelling masters.

The Seas Furthest End by Damien Broderick: Thousands of years in the future humans have seeded the universe on many planets. Well written story with great underlying concept that comes to a thought provoking conclusion.

Man on Bridge by Brian Aldiss: The overly intelligent live in camps where they willingly work in service of the less cerebral masses. Concept is great, ending is only so-so.
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I should be reading my other books as well. I have at least 10 novels and non fiction books that are just sitting on my bookshelf. Right now, I'm reading I, Jedi from the Legends series. I'm about halfway through it, and I like it, but I've just been lazy. It's too easy to get distracted with other stuff.
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I finished the Squirrel Girl TPB last night. Very solid all the way through. Definitely hit my need for the occasional funny, different approach to super heroes. 90% of the pages have a caption that just adds more jokes, if you like your stories to have funny asides.
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@EbaySeller I have quite a few R A Salvatore novels piling up that I would like to dig into, just so little time to do it. Not only am I still working, I now have to deal with homeschooling my third grader for the rest of the school year. Definitely looking forward to getting to it as soon as I have a decent block of time available!
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Next best thing to reading a comic book, I came across the animated "Planet Hulk" last night. I think it's from 2010 or 2012. It caught my 10 year old daughters eye and she watched for about 30 minutes before we paused it. Fortunately she wasn't around to see the rest, it was kind of rough for a 10 years old. Various species sold into slavery and killed in the gladiator arena. Beta Ray Bill and Thor team up to kill a bunch of rock creatures for no apparent reason. A rescued child is vaporized in the arms of his rescuer. Lot's of treachery and double-cross. There was an ongoing story about Hulks blood seeding the planet and sprouting seedlings but it didn't really develop into anything as far as I could tell. Decent animated movie overall though.
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Those look cool.
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It was a fun read. Basically they meet up and start talking trash to each other about the events of FF 12.
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It was a fun read. Basically they meet up and start talking trash to each other about the events of FF 12.

Yes they do look cool but poor 'ol Thing - head crashed & jaw smashed then resorting to eye gouging and face biting!?! Just outmuscled by Hulk everytime. Cry Uncle already and go marry Petunia. Oh, thats right, he did ^_~
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It was a fun read. Basically they meet up and start talking trash to each other about the events of FF 12.

Yes they do look cool but poor 'ol Thing - head crashed & jaw smashed then resorting to eye gouging and face biting!?! Just outmuscled by Hulk everytime. Cry Uncle already and go marry Petunia. Oh, thats right, he did ^_~
I mean... everyone knows Thing don’t have S#|~ on Hulk right???
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I tried to read this one today. Got about 15 pages into the 80 pages. I think comics back then were written for an age group of 9-14 years old. These older books don't often live up to the expectations set by the cool covers. The art and colors are fun but the stories have holes you can drive a truck through, lot's of coincidence and random happenings, and the dialogue is used as overly explanatory narrative. At one point Superboy removes a boulder blocking the road and simultaneously sees (with super-vision) a random hole in the Smallville damn. He throws the boulder perfectly to plug the hole:

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1st full origin of the LSH and 1st appearance of R. J. Brande.
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Taking my cue from @Studley_Dudley, I decided to dig into the mini series pile. I picked these up in the 50 cent box at the last show I attended. Really enjoyed these and I am adding the regular series that followed them to my want list. Great writing, as can always be expected from DeMatteis, and Keith Giffen’s shadowy art style is perfectly suited to the subject matter. Definitely recommend these if you have a chance to read them.


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Book 2 of the Question (blacklable DC) - really liking this!!
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Started reading Maus last night. I like that the art isn't fancy and is black and white because a) it gives a nice feeling that anyone can create a classic comic and b) it gives it a sense of timelessness; it could have been drawn 40 years ago or it could have been drawn yesterday.
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It really sucks when a story like this ends....
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Nary a barcode to be seen. The way I like it.
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Nary a barcode to be seen. The way I like it.

Good point. Why are barcodes even going on the front covers anymore? They should be on the back covers even if there is an advertisement. And looking at 12 issues just laying around, 10 of them are self ads from the publisher so the barcode belongs there - on the back. Give us ALL the artwork on the front, tyvm!
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No reason they shouldn't be on the back. IDW puts them on the back.
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