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  • Acidick | Male | 40 years old | South Jersey

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Debating a subscription or two

1179 views • Jan 5, '11 • (5) Comments

Been thinkin bout shellin out the dough already and getting a subscription to a few of the books I collect. Save me from keep having to go to the store all the time. Just the biggies like Invincible Iron Man, Wolverine, Amazing Spiderman, and the Avengers.

Also been reading Daken: Dark Wolverine, Thunderbolts, Avengers Academy, X-23, X-Men(the vampire one), Iron Man Legacy, and anything Transformers... but I can pick them up here and there

now if I could just spend 100 dollars without my wife noticing...

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All Hail... Dilemma

653 views • Feb 18, '10 • (0) Comments

So I just went out and bought up the All Hail Megatron: Vol. 1 TPB that I'd been looking for and set about reading it hungrily. I thought it was pretty good, being a Generation 1 fan, a lil slow in the build up but I really like how some of the story is put together. Lots of dead humans being exploded and flung all around, which is cool, I also like the dynamic between Starscream and Megatron.

I guess the problem I have is the same problem we all face as comic book fans in this era, do I go and shell out another 20 clams on the next Vol. 2 TPB or do I scour the net looking for the scanned alternative for free? I guess there's the ethical conundrum regarding the financial loss for the publisher, but if one is reading only for the story and not the collectibility, doesn't that kind of tinge the argument? I mean it's not like the TPB themselves are really that valuable, they usually retain their cover value forever far as I can tell. Maybe this way I can catch up, then start collecting the individual comics as they hit shelves, thus providing the publishing house with income they wouldn't have had otherwise.

I dunno, I guess I'm just trying to make it sound as though the artwork and story should be free, when really they are the main elements needed for me to actually fork out a couple bucks for a comic in the first place. Perhaps the fact that I'm a cheap has something to do with it... but the cold reality of me buying a twenty dollar comic book about 80's toys shines in the face of that speculation.

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Breather

558 views • Feb 8, '10 • (0) Comments

Been plowing and digging all weekend and all I get is one lousy day off. You bet your I'ma be in PJ's the whole day, besides prob making a snowman with my lil one.

Think I might read the Dark Tower trade I have laying around, never read the real books... Me likey pictures.

Trying to get my non-comic liking(except SCUD!) brother into the Preacher books. I think i can make it happen but if I hafta play with his Warhammer dolls the deal's off.

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Calm before the snow

645 views • Feb 5, '10 • (4) Comments

Gotta hafta plow all weekend. Can't say I'm too thrilled, but I do get a -load of OT soooo it ain't all bad. Get ta skim a lil extra off my next pay for some comic love.

Whadda ya say, realm, what's the one series I'm not reading that I should be reading? Might even splurge for a trade with my hard earned snow dollars.

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Ok ok

545 views • Feb 4, '10 • (2) Comments

Alright, I've finally whittled my collection down to where almost everything, besides the sporadic TPB I have laying around, is up online. Not to mention I've found a pretty decent comic shop near my work where I can scavenge through some dusty old boxes for pretty cheap.

I'm currently trying to collect the newer Invincible Iron Man series, anything Transformers, and I've also been snatching up Wolverine back issues... My Holy Grail at this point is Lone Wolf 2100(I've been dying to read this!)

If anyone has any good scans available(of anything, really), I'm totally open to some computer readin, so please send 'em under my nose.

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Hey hey

600 views • Feb 3, '10 • (4) Comments

Putting all my comics up online and seeing their true value has left me simultaneously disappointed with my poor choice of books when I was younger and yet reinvigorated with my love for the hobby 

I like having my collection up in a place I can compare and showoff books to my friends, hopefully this community winds up being cool and I can use this site as a welcome tool and geek-friendly haven

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