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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
The Higgs Boson is no longer theoretical. CERN observed it a few years ago.
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Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells that all require energy. Cellular energy in the form of ATP is provided through the process of cellular respiration; we basically burn calories in the presence of oxygen, producing ATP, carbon dioxide and water. This process is around 38-40% efficient (most of the energy in any system is “lost” to the surroundings as heat). What if mutants had super-efficient cells? Even a relatively small increase in efficiency multiplied by trillions of cells could result in enormous amounts of excess energy that they could utilize for their “super” powers.
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Let's see how long this one can last before it becomes a food fight. Got any comic geek questions? Here's one that has stuck with me for a while: When Multiple Man multiplies...what could explain the arrival of all that additional mass? Or conversely, when Atom changes size, what could explain the disappearance and subsequent reappearance of mass?


1. Higgs boson is the theoretical particle in physics that allows mass to be acquired (technically it's the Higgs field where mass is located and the boson is the associated particle). So I imagine multiple man would somehow be gaining access to the Higgs field. Maybe he's a boson?

2. One of the movie based claims of Ant Man was he didn't lose mass. That's what allowed him to still throw powerful punches while shrunk...perhaps atom is the same? Though this doesn't really make sense. There would need to be a stasis field generated...imagine being 60% water, but being smaller than a water molecule? You'd need some sort of Doctor Who type compression field to account for existing at a state smaller than the components of which you're composed.


@etapi65 I remember that in Ant Man but then they were totally inconsistent. They shrunk a building and picked it up. I think he rode on the backs of ants.
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The Higgs Boson is no longer theoretical. CERN observed it a few years ago.


Yeah verified 2013 with a no spin, no charge, no color particle. I'm still just used to calling it theoretical as what is now standard model, was once standard theory.
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Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells that all require energy. Cellular energy in the form of ATP is provided through the process of cellular respiration; we basically burn calories in the presence of oxygen, producing ATP, carbon dioxide and water. This process is around 38-40% efficient (most of the energy in any system is “lost” to the surroundings as heat). What if mutants had super-efficient cells? Even a relatively small increase in efficiency multiplied by trillions of cells could result in enormous amounts of excess energy that they could utilize for their “super” powers.


@esaravo A couple of thoughts, and you can correct me if I'm wrong: First, it would be kind of an interesting running narrative that Superhero's are cold to the touch because their cells are super efficient and have no excess energy in the form of heat. Second, If the trillions of cells are powering average body function at 40%, I would think that the maximum they could produce is 2.5x of current production. In a 3,000 calorie daily diet, that would only be an additional 1,800 calories of energy. I'm thinking that athletes in training may burn significantly more than that amount.
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The more energy you burn/use, the more calories you would need to take in. Back in 2008, when swimmer Michael Phelps was training and competing at the Beijing Olympics, he was reportedly on a 12,000-calorie-a-day diet. If you watched the first season of the Flash TV series, Barry Allen had to eat all the time to be able to have the energy to run fast, and because of his ultra fast metabolism, he couldn’t get drunk. Hopefully he has an ultra efficient digestive system too, or he would go through an awful lot of Charmin.

Whether or not super-powered beings would be cold to the touch is an interesting take. Our bodies are around two-thirds water, which has a high heat capacity. So the thermal energy we “lose” allows us to maintain a stable body temperature (98.6 degrees F/37 C). Enzymes in our bodies only work/function at certain temperature ranges. Maybe superheroes have denser bodies that retain heat better than ours, and still feel warm to the touch. Or if their skin is also denser and a better insulator than ours, it could feel cooler. So much make believe to ponder. We haven’t even touched on adrenaline. Imagine if you had a super-sized adrenal gland!
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Has anyone seen a double cover that didn't receive the higher cover grade? This one has a 1st cover grade of 8.0 and a second cover grade of 8.5 with a final grade of 8.0.


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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Yes. Apparently book matters in addition to cover. Here is my only double cover


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I'm still baffled. The book didn't get an 8.0 or 8.5 based on either cover alone. Your book is even more baffling as it didn't receive the grade of either cover.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
My guess is that the book had some flaws that are not on the covers that caused it to go down. When I originally got it graded I asked the same question. I think Ed was the kne who phrased it in a way I could understand.
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For double or multiple covers, each cover is assigned a grade. Then the book itself is assigned a grade. If no major defects are found on the interior pages, the overall grade will default to the highest graded cover’s grade. However, if torn pages, interior writing, a detached or partially detached centerfold, a filled-in or clipped coupon, soiling, staining, etc. are present, the overall grade may be less than the highest graded cover. The final grade has to account for the entire book with the “best” cover (since technically you could carefully remove a lower graded cover, leaving the book intact with the better one).
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I have a question about Metropolis Comics. Do they accept PayPal as payment, or only credit cards? Also, has anyone used them recently, and would you recommend them? I may have bought from them a long time ago, but can’t honestly remember. They have a book that’s been on my want list for a while, and if I wait too long, it will probably stay on my want list even longer.
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I have bought several books from them. I send a check to take advantage of the 3% discount. I haven't used PayPal, but I would imagine that they accept it. However, you would not be eligible for the discount. Shipping does take the three weeks that they advertise, but I haven't had any trouble to date.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo
I think Studley dudley has commented that the site has coupons that make it more reasonable. You may want to message him to see if there are any active coupons.
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@Bronte - I think he’s referring to Mile High Comics with the coupons, but I might be wrong. Metropolis is basically Comic Connect. I might have won a Comic Connect auction several years ago, but can’t remember how I paid (but seem to remember very high shipping charges).
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
My apologies. You are prolly right.
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The shipping charges vary based on the number of books and the total amount of the order. My shipments have been FedExed. Last two orders shipping was two books for $19.00 and five books for $24. All were graded.
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Anybody have thoughts on first appearance of gas lamp in strange academy?

How about bedlam in venom books?
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I don't really have a question, just an observation. I'm watching the "Daredevil" movie with Ben Affleck. Don't judge me. And the scene where they show the arena entrance just before Matt's dad, Jack "the devil" Murdock, refuses to throw a fight, the marquee says he is fighting "John Romita". I've watched this movie dozens of times over the years. I'm sure I've seen it before, but today it clicked. I don't know how I didn't make the connection before.

So actually, I do have a question. Was that the name of the fighter in the comic books, or a movie adaptation? I know there are some uber knowledgeable Daredevil fans here, what say ye?
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
@Jesse_O an online copy of Daredevil 1 says he fought a guy named Davis. I would believe that some later issue used a different name to make a joke.

Going from memory he fought Crusher Creel (a different inside joke from Romita) in the Netflix series, but I'm not sure if that was the last fight or just one of his fights.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
@Jesse_O The marquee fighter was named after the artist Jazzy John Romita and not from the comic.

Also, Kevin Smith played a Lab Assistant in the movie and his name was Jack Kirby.





Frank Miller was in it too:


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On a side note, Gerry Conway and Marc Guggenheim did this same kind of thing when they he wrote for Law & Order. I can remember three different characters named John Byrne, Frank Miller, and Roger Stern.

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Is there a chance that moisture can collect inside a slab (CBCS slab in this case) from being in the cold then being brought indoors? Condensation I guess it would be. If so, it would eventually go away correct?
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Is there a chance that moisture can collect inside a slab (CBCS slab in this case) from being in the cold then being brought indoors? Condensation I guess it would be. If so, it would eventually go away correct?


Slightly horrified that this question is being asked...
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The apple sauce and pudding were the best part... Bronte private msg quote post Address this user
Stupid question on my part. Why would you subject the book to extremes? Or are you talking sbout mail guy delivering a cold book to a warm house?
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Is there a chance that moisture can collect inside a slab (CBCS slab in this case) from being in the cold then being brought indoors? Condensation I guess it would be. If so, it would eventually go away correct?


Absolutely a risk. If condensation results in water droplets forming and ultimately contacting the paper… well… that may not just go away.

On the bright side, I don’t think the risk is as high given the materials involved (plastics)… but it remains a risk.

I believe the best way to avoid issues is to avoid fully sealed containers. I imagine / know the CBCS slabs aren’t airtight. This helps avoid condensation issues. Now, if the container used for shipping is airtight or nearly so, I think that could be a problem…

I think the speed of temp change, degree of “sealing”, degree of temp difference, and the transition medium (plastic for the slab) all impact the risk, along with humidity and temp of when it was sealed up…

Sudden, sharp temp differences or humidity changes are of course never good…

Edit: want to note that pressing with extra humidification hits all the points above (sudden temp change, humidity change, etc). That is why you see non-pros messing it up… but in light of an uncontrolled environment, I suppose you want to avoid these swings :-)
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The current CBCS case has vent holes.
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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Stupid question on my part. Why would you subject the book to extremes? Or are you talking sbout mail guy delivering a cold book to a warm house?


Sorry, yes. Slabs being mailed. I have a slab waiting in my mail box since early afternoon. Its more than -20 here and substantially warmer in my house.
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Its more than -20 here

Explanation: Live in SoCal
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It was a one trick pony show but always hilarious. GAC private msg quote post Address this user
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Is there a chance that moisture can collect inside a slab (CBCS slab in this case) from being in the cold then being brought indoors? Condensation I guess it would be. If so, it would eventually go away correct?


Slightly horrified that this question is being asked...


I'm not putting my slabs in a freezer....I'm talking about slabs being mailed...its winter up here in the Grear White North. lol!
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