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Space Fish
Oct 14, 2008

The original Big Tuna.

Re: Love & Rockets, how many are devoted enough to follow Minovsky's example?

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Servoret
Nov 8, 2009



Some of those L+R books are redundant. The big black Locas and Palomar books are duplicated by the smaller trades that follow them.

That being said, I remember deciding not to get into reading the full run of trades back in 1998 because there were like 20 volumes then that all cost $20. The big black books were way better value when I finally got them.

Servoret fucked around with this message at 21:06 on May 11, 2020

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006






I only have excellent ideas


Space Fish posted:

Re: Love & Rockets, how many are devoted enough to follow Minovsky's example?

I should follow his example by getting caught up on Dungeon Meshi.

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE





Lipstick Apathy

Want that Junji Ito.

Also, this is how some of my shelves look so whatever. Sometimes you just run out of room. Weirdly sized books donít bother me.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



Jordan7hm posted:

Want that Junji Ito.

Also, this is how some of my shelves look so whatever. Sometimes you just run out of room. Weirdly sized books donít bother me.



I've got that same edition of Moby Dick. It has some nice illustrations.

I would post some shelf porn, but what I've read in the past month or so just winds up in a giant stack beside my bed.

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006






I only have excellent ideas


I think in these times of being permanently trapped in an endless series of home offices some shelf porn is precisely what we all need.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



How Wonderful! posted:

I think in these times of being permanently trapped in an endless series of home offices some shelf porn is precisely what we all need.

Since you asked:

What's on my nightstand right now:


The decorative shelf:



The antique case:


The really ugly shelf built into my office wall:


The new shelf:


The other new shelf:

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006






I only have excellent ideas


Buy some more Vagabond!!!

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006



My shelves:









And my bound volumes:

Big Bad Voodoo Lou fucked around with this message at 01:19 on May 12, 2020

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

And my bound volumes:


Is that the Will Payton Starman series or the Jack Knight Starman series?

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006



Random Stranger posted:

Is that the Will Payton Starman series or the Jack Knight Starman series?

Oh, Jack Knight! My favorite series of all time. I would have bought the six beautiful Omnibus editions as they came out, but I already owned all the singles and every crossover and related appearance, so it was cheaper to get them bound.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Oh, Jack Knight! My favorite series of all time. I would have bought the six beautiful Omnibus editions as they came out, but I already owned all the singles and every crossover and related appearance, so it was cheaper to get them bound.

Yeah, I had the original trades, but those were missing so much that binding would be a good option before the omnibuses were released.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006



Random Stranger posted:

Yeah, I had the original trades, but those were missing so much that binding would be a good option before the omnibuses were released.

I never bought those original trades for that reason. I was appalled they left out so many important, necessary issues!

But Starman is really special to me. I jumped on about a year into the run and bought the back issues to catch up, but it was the one constant in my life through some rough years. 1994 to 2001 took me from 10th grade to my first awful year of grad school, and sometimes the next issue of Starman was the only thing I looked forward to all month. So getting those comics bound was meaningful, and so was bringing those volumes to Tony Harris at a con to get him to sign them.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou fucked around with this message at 02:38 on May 12, 2020

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

It was all going well, and then the parademons showed up


Fallen Rib

I got random trades of Starman. Fun thing, they aren't numbered so without a reading list I was picking up random trades without an order. But why didn't you just have a reading list? Well I was picking up trades at lots of random places (support local businesses) so when I would come across a trade I would buy it, take it home and see it covered issue 23-28 or whatever and realise that I didn't have the trade of whatever-22.

A Strange Aeon
Mar 26, 2010

You are now a slimy little toad


The Great Twist

I have Starman omnibuses 1, 5 and 6, I think...it's annoying because the third one I think was printed in lower quantity than the others or something like that and it's super expensive, but I didn't know that when I found the 5th and 6th ones really cheap at a discount book store. I figured I'd find the others as I went, but now it's just frustrating to be missing the entire middle, basically.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


Rhyno posted:

Martin Pasko has passed away.



Mask of the Phantasm is easily the best Batman film ever made. We lost a great one.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



Hey, the second Baltimore omnibus did get released this week! That'll be some nice reading.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


Is Hulkverine some editors per OC or somthing? I'm pretty confused as to why he keeps getting series.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

Is Hulkverine some editors per OC or somthing? I'm pretty confused as to why he keeps getting series.

Wasn't he created by Greg Pak? Pak's been working at Marvel for a very long time, so he's probably got some clout, plus people love Wolverine and Pak is probably associated with The Hulk as much as David and (now) Ewing.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


I'll take Venom Hulk over Hulkverine any day.

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD!!!

Warning: SU Season 3 Spoilers


Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

Is Hulkverine some editors per OC or somthing? I'm pretty confused as to why he keeps getting series.

My guess is they're keeping it around so they can have a slightly more conventional Hulk style guy running around while Immortal Hulk is going

Edge & Christian
May 20, 2001

Earth-1145 is truly the best!
A world of singing, magic frogs,
high adventure, no shitposters


drrockso20 posted:

My guess is they're keeping it around so they can have a slightly more conventional Hulk style guy running around while Immortal Hulk is going
Is there a new Weapon H/Hulkverine story coming up? Because the character predated Immortal Hulk by almost a year and was seems to have been essentially written out of comics for the time being in the Hulkverines mini-series (which was very funny and good) close to a year ago.

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

James McAvoy playing Dream of the Endless in an audio adaptation of Sandman

Kat Dennings playing Death.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


I started reading Kaijumax. In the first issue one monster refers to another as "my zilla", you, know, like a monster version of "my soft a n word".

Is one good giant monster ongoing really that much to ask for? That's all I want, one good monthly series about giant monsters. But apparently that's an absurd thing for me to want.

Alhazred
Feb 16, 2011






How Wonderful! posted:

I think in these times of being permanently trapped in an endless series of home offices some shelf porn is precisely what we all need.








FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002

Nope



Weird. I thought Death was drawn as asian.

drrockso20
May 6, 2013

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Gripweed posted:

I started reading Kaijumax. In the first issue one monster refers to another as "my zilla", you, know, like a monster version of "my soft a n word".

Is one good giant monster ongoing really that much to ask for? That's all I want, one good monthly series about giant monsters. But apparently that's an absurd thing for me to want.

Yeah that comic was too edgy and trying to have a social message for it's own good

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



FilthyImp posted:

Weird. I thought Death was drawn as asian.
She was specifically designed to look like a friend of Mike Dringinberg's who at least does not look particularly Asian:

quote:

Death is the only major character whose visuals didn't spring from me; that credit goes to Mike Dringenberg. In my original Sandman outline, I suggested Death look like rock star Nico in 1968, with the perfect cheekbones and perfect face she has on the cover of her Chelsea Girl album. But Mike Dringenberg had his own ideas, so he sent me a drawing based on a woman he knew named Cinamon Hadley[7] ó the drawing that was later printed in Sandman 11 ó and I looked at it and had the immediate reaction of, "Wow. That's really cool." Later that day, Dave McKean and I went to dinner in Chelsea at the My Old Dutch Pancake House and the waitress who served us was a kind of vision. She was American, had long black hair, was dressed entirely in black ó black jeans, T-shirt, etc. ó and wore a big silver ankh on a silver necklace. And she looked exactly like Mike Dringenberg's drawing of Death.


I can certainly understand why you'd think so, though, from a lot of the art of her.

B33rChiller
Aug 18, 2011




Pillbug

Archie comics were pretty much all the comics I had access to as a kid, and I've read a pile of the various digests, as they were available at the grocery store.
Now, nearly 30 years since I last picked one up, I just finished the first issue of Zdarsky and Henderson's Jughead. Wow, that was freaking awesome, and I love seeing the characters I recognise from so long ago in Henderson's style. (I've read and enjoyed a lot of USG)

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



B33rChiller posted:

Archie comics were pretty much all the comics I had access to as a kid, and I've read a pile of the various digests, as they were available at the grocery store.
Now, nearly 30 years since I last picked one up, I just finished the first issue of Zdarsky and Henderson's Jughead. Wow, that was freaking awesome, and I love seeing the characters I recognise from so long ago in Henderson's style. (I've read and enjoyed a lot of USG)
Mark Waid's run on Archie is really, really good, too, though definitely more grounded than Zdarsky's Jughead.

B33rChiller
Aug 18, 2011




Pillbug

I'll be sure to check that out. I've also been dippingmy toes into EC comics, starting with sci-fi stuff.
It's interesting to see a lot of concepts that are still being used in sci-fii tv and movies, were in comics in the early 50's. I'm not sure if any of the stories I've read so far have a happy ending. A fear of nuclear war and ATOMZ! in general pervades many of the stories.

The best part though, is the kickin' rad 1950's rocket ships!



A Strange Aeon
Mar 26, 2010

You are now a slimy little toad


The Great Twist

Yes!! Love the EC rocket post, I devoured those as a (weird) kid. Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, and the very creatively named Weird Science Fantasy!

I should revisit them, as I recall the art is all amazing but the writing is mostly pedestrian and there's a lot of words in a really standard panel layout.

Still, the formula obviously worked for them and as always, reading sci-fi tells you so much more about the present period when it was written than about the future.

Gatts
Jan 2, 2001

Goodnight Moon


Nap Ghost

I kinda would like a Hickman Marvel-DC crossover series.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006



Any Madman/Mike Allred or Milk and Cheese fans here? I'm trying to do some decluttering while also looking for anything people might want that I could possibly sell, and I found this two-sided board game-inspired artwork. It is 20"x 13.5", and I laminated it in heavy plastic, somewhere between 15 and 20 years ago.

Madman by Mike Allred on one side:


Milk and Cheese by Evan Dorkin on the other side:


I also found a Bugs Bunny animation cel in a cheap old frame, but I don't know if it's rare or valuable. I didn't have any of this stuff displayed.

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006






I only have excellent ideas


Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Any Madman/Mike Allred or Milk and Cheese fans here? I'm trying to do some decluttering while also looking for anything people might want that I could possibly sell, and I found this two-sided board game-inspired artwork. It is 20"x 13.5", and I laminated it in heavy plastic, somewhere between 15 and 20 years ago.

Madman by Mike Allred on one side:


Milk and Cheese by Evan Dorkin on the other side:


I also found a Bugs Bunny animation cel in a cheap old frame, but I don't know if it's rare or valuable. I didn't have any of this stuff displayed.

That's gorgeous and I would be totally in the market if I wasn't so sure I already have a copy boxed up somewhere at my parents' house. I even probably have the Milk & Cheese dice rattling around somewhere.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018


Apparently the Axecop guy is kinda wild

https://twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/s...3829048322?s=20

Dawgstar
Jul 15, 2017



Yeah, he has a podcast with Doug TenNapel and Mike Nelson from MST3K, the latter of which was kind of a blow.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



lol, Ross Ulbricht got two life sentences for hiring hits on people, not for making a "libertarian" website (read: website to buy illegal drugs, child porn, and hits).

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

A DAILY DOSE
OF OLD SHOOTERS


PLAY NOW MY LORD



Silk Road never actually sold hits, weapons, or CP. The website itself was 100% drugs.

While some of the successors sell ghost guns, a drug-focused DNM selling hitman services or CP would be news to me, and the ones with guns on them tend to be the sketchier and less-used ones.

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Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

WeedlordGoku69 posted:

Silk Road never actually sold hits, weapons, or CP. The website itself was 100% drugs.

While some of the successors sell ghost guns, a drug-focused DNM selling hitman services or CP would be news to me, and the ones with guns on them tend to be the sketchier and less-used ones.

Then how did what's his face hire his assassins?

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