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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #390 on: January 13, 2014, 07:13:42 AM »
I had that and desperately wanted to like it (love Jim Henson, and Ramon K. Perez is an amazing artist) but it was just a bit too surreal for me; I prefer a fairly linear reading experience. But I understand why it's so widely loved. It is gorgeous.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #392 on: January 14, 2014, 05:38:59 AM »
That book was part of the inspiration for one of my favourite villains, Mojo Jojo.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #394 on: January 28, 2014, 05:06:36 PM »
It's not an actual story.  Just some variant covers.  Marvel's been doing that kind of thing for year.  At least the Superman one is slightly better than the current costume.  Armoured booties?  Or did they finally get rid of them?


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #395 on: January 30, 2014, 08:10:14 AM »
All the publishers have been doing variant covers for many many years.  I am still amazed when I get speculators buying up these "collectors" items thinking they are going to cash in someday....
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #396 on: January 30, 2014, 05:48:07 PM »
The only variants I really made a point to pick up were these:

Just because I love Marcos Martin's work, especially on Spider-man.  Anyone who buys modern comics expecting them to be valuable is just being foolish.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #397 on: January 30, 2014, 05:55:07 PM »
Marcos Martin and Paolo Rivera are two of my favourite artists working right now.

Frankly, though, I don't think anyone is under the assumption that most variant covers are collectors item rather than an alternative and something you can pick up in a trade paperback.  I just kind of don't like it when the cover has a completely unrelated character on it.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #399 on: February 16, 2014, 07:17:44 PM »
I wonder if the writer of that had just read (or heard of) the book, Black Like Me (published over a decade before)?
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #400 on: February 16, 2014, 08:04:22 PM »
Which is also the name of a storyarc in the Punisher where he turns black.  Really.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #401 on: February 16, 2014, 08:24:50 PM »
Which is also the name of a storyarc in the Punisher where he turns black.  Really.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #402 on: February 16, 2014, 09:10:42 PM »
Depends on what you respond to.  Avenging Angel is dumb, but a storyline about the Punisher turning black is bizarre and misguided.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/02/23/i-love-ya-but-you%E2%80%99re-strange-that-time-punisher-was-a-black-guy/


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #403 on: February 27, 2014, 07:22:28 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #404 on: March 01, 2014, 10:07:08 AM »