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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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I should use this thread to re-mention my all time favorite single comic...Miracleman #1. I still don't get the significance of the first 3-4 pages but the last 3-4 pages left me with goosebumps and frantically digging out issue #2.
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This was a two hour read tops but worth it. The Art is phenomenal. I wasn’t familiar with r.m. Guera.
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Read this and watch ghost hunting garbage all day at the same time. You’ll be freaking out man.... I’m pretty sure I saw my kids swing swinging on it’s own. And no the swing isn’t out in the wind...
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Been revisiting some early ‘80s Legion of Super-Heroes comics today. These are all issues that I owned as a kid, a main area of collecting focus for me. I got tired of waiting to find these in the discount boxes and paid the extra dollar or two to get them from MCS. Superboy and the Legion was probably my first “favorite” comic back in the Jim Shooter/ Mike Grell days of the 1970s. As a young comic book reader I always wanted as many costumed characters as could be crammed into 32 pages. In that regard, LOSH never disappointed. I am curious as to who everyone’s favorite Legionnaire is. As a kid I was always fond of Sun Boy, because he was from Earth. Timber Wolf, the brooding loner, was also a favorite. Next tier would probably be Mon-El and Chameleon Boy. How about you guys?








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I am curious as to who everyone’s favorite Legionnaire is. As a kid I was always fond of Sun Boy, because he was from Earth. Timber Wolf, the brooding loner, was also a favorite.


@michaelekrupp I've been trying to collect all of the LSH first appearances. The Timberwolf/Lone Wolf 1st in Adventure 387 is surprisingly easy to come by and I have 1 high grade copy and multiple mid-grade copies I picked up from MCS years ago. Ultra-boy in Superboy 98 is somewhat harder to come by and I have 1 mid-grade copy. Just today my package from MCS arrived with a CGC 9.6 Superboy 195, 1st Wildfire, picked up for under $100. Also got a reader copy for $3. As for favorites, Wildfire has the cool costume but I would say Timberwolf (kind of a prototype Wolverine way before Hulk 181) or the modern version of Braniac would be my favorite.
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@EbaySeller Did you follow the L.E.G.I.O.N ‘89-‘94 series? I really liked that one as well. The Vril Dox character from that series was my favorite version of the Braniac character. Might be time to read those again as well!
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How Comics Work Great read for putting backstory of creations into perspective. Hysteria Wow! Bullseye attached to social commentary and nothing is safe. Unique artwork keeps the story moving fast. Spider-Man/Venom Great collection (thanks HeinzDad)


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@EbaySeller Did you follow the L.E.G.I.O.N ‘89-‘94 series?


There's a really big hole in my comic knowledge from 1989 to about 2005. I read LSH to about #320, only thing I read after that was the really cool reboot where they had a bunch of Intergalactic groupies permanently camping outside the Legion headquarters.
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@EbaySeller Did you follow the L.E.G.I.O.N ‘89-‘94 series?


There's a really big hole in my comic knowledge from 1989 to about 2005. I read LSH to about #320, only thing I read after that was the really cool reboot where they had a bunch of Intergalactic groupies permanently camping outside the Legion headquarters.


You should definitely check that series out. I am sure you will enjoy it. It is cheap and easily available. You can probably find the whole set on EBay for a song.
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Nary a barcode to be seen. The way I like it.


How did that series age?

I’ve been debating grabbing it again. My recollection was it was interesting, but I was never a fan of Sunspot.
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A couple more that I pulled out for the calendar thread and decided to re-read:




I will always have a warm spot for the “team-up” comics. These were usually short on slow developing plot lines and long on rock ‘em sock ‘em slugfests. This issue is no exception. Nothing complicated here, just a basic set up and action, action, action!




Unlike the “team-up” books, the “superhero team” books were full of long developing plot lines and in depth characterization, but they also had no shortage of action. This was a pretty important issue of New Teen Titans for me as a kid. It really cemented the title’s position on my “must read” list every month. I remember discovering NTT #1 on the spinner rack and having to pass on it. It unfortunately came out at the same time as X-Men 139 and I only had 50 cents to spend. I agonized over the choice for a few moments, but I just wasn’t going to pass up X-Men for anything. It was several more months before I had a chance to try Teen Titans. This particular issue really shows off George Perez’s artistic chops. The scenes change from Paradise Island to the African Jungle to an under ground secret complex, all masterfully rendered. Really good stuff!
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I read these two today. I really like the heavy paper that they are using for these issues. Story wise, I like them both!! The Red Rooster is set in the 1930's and it's just a fun read. Bass Reeves is based on the actual man. You can tell that this first issue is just setting the tone for the series. But it moved at a good pace and I could imagine being in some of those scenes. It kind of draws you in.

As for the art, I knew what Red Rooster was going to be like and I was not disappointed!! But Bass Reeves has a different style. It took me a minute to get used to it, but it really works in the story. People just seem to be more thin and drawn out than most comics. And the artist doesn't do that for every panel. It seems to be the more dramatic moments that get that treatment. I'll share a picture so you can see what I mean.




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Nary a barcode to be seen. The way I like it.


How did that series age?

I’ve been debating grabbing it again. My recollection was it was interesting, but I was never a fan of Sunspot.


Sunspot was kind of a baby in it, and some of the writing was a little dated but not bad. Some of the supporting characters got some decent development in it.
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volume 1 started slow and picked up. I’m finding myself taking breaks from volume 2 just to make it last.
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When I was pulling out my dreck Indies to photograph for the other thread I decided to read some of them. I opened one and 2 minutes later decided not to read any of them. I got to page 3 of The Eradicators #4.
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When I was pulling out my dreck Indies to photograph for the other thread I decided to read some of them. I opened one and 2 minutes later decided not to read any of them. I got to page 3 of The Eradicators #4.
ill have to look that one up!
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I'm behind about a week, but I read the Wolverine Long Night series I got from @HeinzDad. Not my favorite kind of Wolverine story, but a very Wolverine story. I like the 'Wolverine tries to overcome his years of mistreatment' stories and this was a 'Wolverine wallows in it and kills people because that's all he thinks he's good for' story. But it was decent.

Coincidentally also read Wolverine 2 from the ongoing by the same writer. Looks like it's also going to be Wolverine trope-y but I won't ruin it for anyone who might still jump in.

Also have still been working through Maus. I finished part 1 last night, so I think I'm about halfway through.
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Currently reading Mike Grell's Jon Sable Freelance from First Comics, some of his best work.
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@Maritimer Great choice! I loved Jon Sable and many of the early First Comics.
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@Maritimer I also agree Jon Sable was really good. Big Mike Grell fan. Happy to have a couple original Sable drawing from Mike Grell.
Pictures of them are in my photo gallery.
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@michaelekrupp, yeah Jon Sable, American Flagg and Grimjack all topnotch stuff. Grell, Chaykin and Truman were all at the top of their game back then, in my opinion anyway.

@BrianGreensnips, I'll check them out, thanks!
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I read both Norah's Saga and The Futurists this morning. The Futurists has great art!! Some of the scenes blew me away!! But the story telling wasn't that great. I'm not positive that I will buy issue #2.

But Norah's Saga was quite a surprise for me!! I really didn't think I would like it. I mean, do I really want to read a comic about a teenage girl? It turns out that the answer, in this case, is yes. Granted, it is another Norse mythology tale, but I liked it. Being descendant from Vikings, Norse mythology has always intrigued me and caught my attention. And maybe it's my "dad instinct" coming out in me, but I almost feel protective of the main character Norah. I don't want to give too much away, but I'm cheering for her!!! This one I will definitely get issue #2.







And I'm a big fan of the John Sable comics also!! I have them in a separate box and every so often I used to pull out a handful to read.
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Everything was fine until I opened issue 3 and Skottie Young's art showed up. Really threw off the rhythm. Thankfully that was the only issue he did.
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