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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #885 on: August 17, 2016, 11:42:12 AM »
What I really don't understand is that the SDCC has PLENTY of money: why can't they just rent out a HUGE auditorium nearby (like, where U2 might play) and have the biggest panels there?  That way, no-one would have to wait in line at all (except if they wanted the best seats) and more of the nitty gritty of the Con (dealer rooms, company booths, etc.) would get more traffic (and therefore more sales).

People having to camp out even overnight is too much, though I understand that some would to get right up front regardless.  And larger auditoriums would mean more people doing as Darth Geek did - watching on huge monitors - but they'd still get to be 'in the presence' of the people they admire so much without it taking a 36:1 ratio of waiting to seeing anything.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #886 on: August 28, 2016, 04:58:47 PM »
In case anyone wants to dress up in Marvel or DC style...


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They are amazingly cheap: $250 for most, $350 for the 'Dark Knight' Joker one (since it has a vest and long outer jacket).  There are many more than the three shown here, including an 'under cover' Avengers one, a Cap one, a green question mark covered Riddler one, and more both DC and Marvel.  The best ones I think are Iron Man, Superman, and Batman (plus the Dark Knight Joker one and the Riddler one are each pretty good).

EDIT:  The details are pretty cool.  For instance, here's the back of the Iron Man suit.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #887 on: September 30, 2016, 08:06:27 PM »
I think Spider-Man/Deadpool might actually be the best Deadpool book right now. It's got the mix of pathos and comedy any good Deadpool book needs, and it's an actual MIX. Not just a switch that the writers flip back and forth. I would not be sad if it became his main book, like his Cable and Deadpool days.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #888 on: October 05, 2016, 02:12:55 PM »
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe hardcover graphic novel drops today. I expect to be reading it with a big dopey grin on my face throughout the week. :^)
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #889 on: December 07, 2016, 12:05:57 PM »
Slapstick comes out today!

I hope 20 years of anticipation, clinging to his every appearance and hoping against all odds for this day hasn't set me up for disappointment.

EDIT: I am pleased with this new title and I really hope I'm not the only one buying it.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #890 on: February 21, 2017, 03:52:25 PM »
Has anyone not tried Marvel Unlimited that would like a free one month trial? I have one I can give away, but it's only good today?


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« Reply #891 on: February 21, 2017, 07:54:24 PM »
Has anyone not tried Marvel Unlimited that would like a free one month trial? I have one I can give away, but it's only good today?

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #892 on: March 20, 2017, 07:19:44 AM »
Lately, I've been reading a lot of 70's era Marvel books due to a big sale on Essentials trade at my local comic shop.  Man, characters seemed kind of extra childishly jerky to each other at the time.  Still, some good stuff (Cap and Falcon vs the Secret Empire is pretty fun) and I'm sort of impressed how much I like Gerry Conway's Fantastic Four run.  There's nothing that particularly sticks out as to what makes it feel like a cut above except that it's just fun.  Also, Medusa was on the team for a surprisingly long time.