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Trevor 02-07-16 01:28 PM

Re: What's the last comic (single issue) you bought?
 
That's an awesome random and fun looking group there Valeyard!

PhantomStranger 02-07-16 01:57 PM

Re: What's the last comic (single issue) you bought?
 
I like older comic book covers so much better than modern covers. The older covers had so much going on in them and offered up very suggestive potential stories inside, even if the issues themselves rarely delivered on the promise. Nowadays covers are static shots of the book's main character against a blank background. They are often pretty but lifeless.

mrhan 02-07-16 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger (Post 12717260)
Nowadays covers are static shots of the book's main character against a blank background. They are often pretty but lifeless.

I've been saying that for a long time. That's why I hate Jim Lee; seems like that's all he does. He changes it up sometime but the bulk of his covers are static.

The Valeyard 02-07-16 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by mrhan (Post 12717221)
Is that an old Thunder Agent by Wally Wood? Cool find if it is.

It is. It's #7.

davidh777 02-11-16 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by The Valeyard (Post 12663610)
Marvel Premiere #28 - Another re-buy. I think I still have the tattered cover of my original.
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/...psolv89r9z.jpg

The Brave and the Bold (Vol. 1) #120
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/...psvm44jcrk.jpg

The Brave and the Bold (Vol. 1) #124 - Get to work, Aparo!
http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/...pshumtuqwj.jpg

I got those Brave & Bold issues when I subscribed as a kid. I definitely recognize the Legion of Monsters cover but I don't know if I ever actually read it.


Originally Posted by mrhan (Post 12717221)
Is that an old Thunder Agent by Wally Wood? Cool find if it is.


Originally Posted by The Valeyard (Post 12717836)
It is. It's #7.

:up:

PhantomStranger 02-11-16 08:16 PM

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I love the idea of that Aparo cover. When each comic's survival depended on enticing covers month after month to boost sales at the newsstand, artists would experiment a lot. The direct market basically killed that market pressure.

davidh777 02-11-16 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger (Post 12721902)
I love the idea of that Aparo cover. When each comic's survival depended on enticing covers month after month to boost sales at the newsstand, artists would experiment a lot. The direct market basically killed that market pressure.

This case wasn't that experimental. The actual story is this meta concept in which Aparo and the other creators are characters in the comic, and they're trying to finish the issue before the villains track them down to stop them. It's fun when it's not overused, and the only other example I remember from that era is Eliot S. Maggin appearing as a villain in the JLA-JSA crossover.

mrhan 02-12-16 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by davidh777 (Post 12721905)
I remember from that era is Eliot S. Maggin appearing as a villain in the JLA-JSA crossover.

Cary Bates appeared in this story. There is also one with both Maggin and Bates appeared in the story. I sort of recall one with Carmine Infantino. Or it could have been a single story where they all appeared in with the cosmic treadmill. My memory is really hazy right now.

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/...sh_v.1_228.jpg

davidh777 02-12-16 06:08 PM

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Darn it, I was sure I'd put the exclamation point in Eliot S! Maggin. :mad:

The Valeyard 02-13-16 01:54 PM

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Picked these up (amongst others) on the way home from work last night for $1 each.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2mxfxfk.jpg

Trevor 02-13-16 02:12 PM

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^ I bought the last four off the racks!

mrhan 02-14-16 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Trevor (Post 12722999)
^ I bought the last four off the racks!

I got the LSH issue off the rack, too.

Really liking that old Gold Key Magnus cover.

mrhan 03-06-16 02:19 PM

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I got these at a local toy and comic show in San Jose. All $5 or less per issue.


http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...psjlyeymg0.jpg

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...pshy64ru35.jpg

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...psqofudvjz.jpg

davidh777 03-06-16 02:51 PM

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I highly approve of all the Legion in this thread (even if some of the issues aren't the best :)).

mrhan 03-06-16 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by davidh777 (Post 12744152)
I highly approve of all the Legion in this thread (even if some of the issues aren't the best :)).

I've been on a mission to replace all my Cockrum and Grell issues with higher grade copies. They're really underrated and cheap.

PhantomStranger 03-06-16 08:17 PM

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I've been waiting over a decade for a Legion of Super-Heroes Omnibus.:sad:

DC must have some horrendously expensive royalty agreement with one of the Legion creators that precludes any chance of seeing it happen. There is the question of Superboy, I wonder if his presence is preventing it.

Trevor 03-06-16 08:21 PM

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Legion was always a series that I loved in the small pieces that I read, but the OCD in me decided to wait until I could put a huge run of it together. One day I'll see a bunch in a dollar bin and get busy.

ytrez 03-07-16 06:21 AM

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It's been a while:

http://pxhst.co/avaxhome/b8/49/003b49b8_medium.jpg

Trevor 03-07-16 09:00 AM

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I heard he was coming back! How was it?

davidh777 03-07-16 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by mrhan (Post 12744167)
I've been on a mission to replace all my Cockrum and Grell issues with higher grade copies. They're really underrated and cheap.

:up:


Originally Posted by PhantomStranger (Post 12744394)
I've been waiting over a decade for a Legion of Super-Heroes Omnibus.:sad:

DC must have some horrendously expensive royalty agreement with one of the Legion creators that precludes any chance of seeing it happen. There is the question of Superboy, I wonder if his presence is preventing it.

I have all the Archives (and Showcases) but those have taken a long time, and I'm not optimistic about more coming. I assume you have The Great Darkness Saga and The Curse, though? Those are great volumes that are the next best thing to an Omnibus.

mrhan 03-07-16 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by davidh777 (Post 12744684)
:up:



The Great Darkness Saga

Best Legion story ever. This should be a animated multi part movie.

PhantomStranger 03-07-16 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by davidh777 (Post 12744684)
I have all the Archives (and Showcases) but those have taken a long time, and I'm not optimistic about more coming. I assume you have The Great Darkness Saga and The Curse, though? Those are great volumes that are the next best thing to an Omnibus.

Yes, I have those two. I've been thinking of getting the Archives, but I think you are right that series is dead.

davidh777 03-07-16 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger (Post 12744962)
Yes, I have those two. I've been thinking of getting the Archives, but I think you are right that series is dead.

There's a ton of great reading in those archives, and honestly the later volumes have a lot of filler in them despite the awesome art. I'm really hoping they'll continue long enough to get through Earthwar but I do have that run in floppies just in case they don't.

And just like that, I got this thread back on track! :banana:

ytrez 03-08-16 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Trevor (Post 12744664)
I heard he was coming back! How was it?

Haven't gotten around to reading it yet, unfortunately. Was actually thinking of going back and re-rereading the originals first.

Trevor 03-08-16 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ytrez (Post 12745559)
Haven't gotten around to reading it yet, unfortunately. Was actually thinking of going back and re-rereading the originals first.

I've been contemplating the same thing. There was a time when the combo of Mike Baron's Nexus and Badger was the reading highlight of my month.


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