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JohnMcMahon    586

Why would Wonder Woman be wasting her time with those scrubs ?!?

Finished Batman :  Cataclysm, thought it was pretty good though the 'mystery' of the Quakemaster's identity wasn't exactly difficult to figure out.  I kind of appreciated the straight forward storytelling, it's just Bats and crew trying to help out as gotham falls to pieces around them.  Going to follow the story into No Man's Land when the trades go a little cheaper on Comixology.

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Lou K    1,080

Reading The Losers once again before chucking it in the recycle bin. It's OK. Jock's art is fabulous and it's a fun read, but nothing worth holding on to.

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Dave    277

Oh man, the recycle bin. Maybe give them to the library or a HS art teacher or something. 

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Yeah, the Losers was a good read at the time, but it's not something I could see holding up for repeated read-throughs.  I did really get a kick out of the movie, though, mainly due to the amazing cast.

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Lou K    1,080

Yeah, I am sort of at a loss here on much of this stuff. Worthless on eBay, perhaps a little too adult for the young ones (I did unload a bunch on Charlie's kid, but I think that stack is still being read through, I'll have to ask), taking up space in my basement...I just want someone to enjoy them once again before they meet their inevitable demise, and I guess that someone could be me. I am still sorting through Pissgate, so some things are destined for the trash no matter what. Most things can be salvaged. But then I look at them like 'why did I ever buy this?'  

I am also not buying as much as I used to, thanks to space and budget (I have thousands and thousands of comics). Not worth it at $4/$5 a pop. Hell, giving a title a 6 issue chance is more than just buying the eventual trade. And just about everything is traded these days.

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Lou K    1,080
1 minute ago, Ixnay by Night said:

Yeah, the Losers was a good read at the time, but it's not something I could see holding up for repeated read-throughs.  I did really get a kick out of the movie, though, mainly due to the amazing cast.

I do want to see this.

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dogpoet    483

The film's definitely worth seeing, but they made a point of toning down some stuff down in a way that pisses purists off. The stuff you'd expect, mostly.

In the film, Ayesha's the daughter of a Columbian drug lord, rather than an Afghani warlord/terrorist ringleader. Wusses.

:wink2:

 

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Christian    776

Yeah, comics are horrible for taking up space. I'm not sure how collector's manage to find enough space, unless they have a nice-sized house with lots of rooms.

Getting a number of new comic books every week really eats up spare room pretty quickly after a while. I don't mind how much room all my Silver and Bronze Age comics take up, but it's a question of what do you do with all the comics you buy new each week. I just store them all in boxes, and then all the boxes just pile up on the floor.

I'm quickly running out of space, myself.

I found a closet I could clean out and I'm stacking boxes in that closet now.

I had to get rid of some of my comics which I didn't really care about recently, due to running out of space.

If I were you, I might try to either donate them to a local comic book store, or maybe see if they'll give you some sort of trade, like maybe $5 off your total.

I can't see a comic store turning down free comics, and then it's the comic store owners problem.

The other option is if there is a local flea market or something similar near you, that has a guy who is a comic back-issue dealer. That's what I did with my comics. The guy there actually gave me a pretty good deal, which surprised me. He bought the comics for a dollar a book, and it wasn't anything of real value. The comics would never have sold on EBay, or anything. I managed to make $120 on that day, which was more than I ever expected to make on some of my extraneous comics.

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Lou K    1,080
17 minutes ago, Christian said:

Yeah, comics are horrible for taking up space. I'm not sure how collector's manage to find enough space, unless they have a nice-sized house with lots of rooms.

 

Add to that I just can't get on board with digital. But, yeah, I have a sizeable house and a large basement and a soon to be three year old hahaha. Plus, action figures. Hundreds and hundreds of action figures.

But the 'must have' stuff stays, the good stuff.

 

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Christian    776

No, I don't have any interest in reading books or comics on a computer either.

I have so many books and comic books that some rooms are almost covered in stacks of books and comics on the floor, and you have to tiptoe around to get across the room. It's just gotten pretty out of control.

A bookshelf I was keeping books and some TPBs stored on collapsed last Summer. I decided to start cleaning out some of the stuff I didn't want and donating it to the library. It seemed like I donated hundreds of books and TPBs (ones I had almost forgotten I'd even bought), and it seemed to not even make a dent in my collection. Then, I started buying more and more books too.

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Dave    277
10 hours ago, A. Heathen said:

If you don't know anyone who wants comics, you should use them to cut up and make art from.

 

http://theinspirationgrid.com/comic-book-collages-by-mike-alcantara/

This sort of thing is what I was thinking of when I suggested a High School art teacher. I had a bunch of old Boys Lifes I unloaded that way.

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JasonT    449
On 10/04/2018 at 11:14 PM, Lou K said:

 I am still sorting through Pissgate, so some things are destined for the trash no matter what. ...

:blink:  What did I miss?

And have you thought of donating your funnybooks to a charity store?

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JasonT    449
On 04/01/2018 at 10:46 AM, Christian said:

Exit Stage Left #1-Mark Russell does it again! I thought that after the near-masterpiece that was his version of the Flintstones that his Snagglepuss could only end up a disappointment.

As I read it, I pondered whether this was shaping up to be even better than his Flintstones. My conclusion upon finishing this first issue is that perhaps he may. ...

This would probably have to be my comic book pick of 2018, so far. he he

Same here. Four issues have come out (badoom-tish) so far and I can't wait for the fifth. It's a wonderful work of art.

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Lou K    1,080

My cat Shmoo was slowly dying and unbeknownst to me one of her last acts was to piss on a few long boxes of comics. Yes, I have so many long boxes that a few can be pissed on and I wouldn't even know. Her death piss was somehow thrice as pungent as regular cat piss, it was awful. So as I am going around trying to salvage stuff (still doing it too) I began to get very frustrated, throwing stuff out, replacing some things with TPBs. Then I just started throwing everything out, like, 'Why do I even have this? Why did I buy this?' and once you start getting rid of possessions it gets kind of addictive (especially when you sell hard to find action figures on eBay for a premium), kind of liberating. So I figured, chuck it, chuck it all. But then I wanted someone to enjoy it as well, you know? So Charlie's kid got a lot of the superhero-ish stuff. But I feel weird donating stuff that has some hard core adult content in it. Can't have that go into the wrong hands. I thought about a 'Free Comics; You Pay Shipping' thread here but the cost of international shipping is fucking rough. So, I have these little 'read and chuck' piles. Read it, maybe enjoy it, maybe not, then chuck it.

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Lou K    1,080

Anyways, to keep it on topic, next up is Batman: Scratch and Batman: Secrets by Sam Kieth. These might be staying...love Sam's art.

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A. Heathen    1,159
1 hour ago, Lou K said:

Anyways, to keep it on topic, next up is Batman: Scratch and Batman: Secrets by Sam Kieth. These might be staying...love Sam's art.

Classic.

I recently found some gaps in some of my Sam Kieth indie comics.
Maybe they are in the wrong box.

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Lou K    1,080

Let me know what you are missing...I may have a copy...

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Lou K    1,080

For whatever reason I stopped collecting The Losers at issue 20, which is the first part of the London Calling arc. We just learned what happened at Khyber Pass and we just learned who Aisha's father was, shit is just getting good and I dropped it lol  wtf. So now I am kind of interested in learning how the story ends of a comic book I am likely not to keep around hahaha

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dogpoet    483

Halfway through one of the collections, then, Lou? That's not ideal. :wink2:

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dogpoet    483

If #20 is the issue I'm thinking of, you might have been thinking: "this pub scene is a rip off of the one in EuroTrip"...

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