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  1. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Short run, you're right. The ADHD modern market will move on to the next big thing. Long run... you might also be right. Depends on whether the concepts and character introduced becomes an integral part of future stories or not.
  2. Yeah, I've got an issue with this as well. People love these characters and stories. However, if they tried a comic of the same title, they'd likely find a character that doesn't resemble what they expect at all, and they'd be confused as hell in the middle of a multi issue arc or crossover. The other problem is this: the newsstand venue for sales has pretty much disappeared. For the product to sell, it actually has to be seen.
  3. I admit it. I'm to blame. I don't buy things I don't want.
  4. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    In Larry's defense, most of his picks were made from his perspective. Ratchet and Clank wasn't meant to be bought and subbed. It was a store owner's pick of a book he could buy at a 50% Diamond discount, and sell to a clientele in store for a long time after.
  5. Bedlam

    Agree. How did this turd float back to the top of the modern threads bowl?
  6. Likewise. I agree with your overall view about the rise of cover art interest correlating with slabbing. I think SOME of these books will be long term winners. People will need to pick carefully, though. There's only so much room for high dollar key books.
  7. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Thank you! With all the bluster that goes on in this thread from time to time, it's nice to see hard information like this.
  8. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    This post gets two thumbs up. I remember Wizard, long ago, having a 'best 100 covers' article. I took note of, and looked looked for a few of them.
  9. ASM has lost it's way

    Yup. I don't think it's Slott; I think it's Marvel, and the experimental attitude they've taken to their legacy characters. People are dying for a return to a focus on story.
  10. Yes. Larsen is on record as saying he hated the character, so he distorted the look as much as he could, a progression you can see from through ASMs 332,333,344-347. The original McFarlane look is my favourite.
  11. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Correct. It's not Venom. It's a symbiote that is part of the same collective as the Venom symbiote. If you (the 'in general' you) feel that's significant, C+D 50 is a book you probably want to get.
  12. Edmonton Expo Comic Con September 23- 25 2016

    If you run into any comic supply sellers in your travels, can you suggest to them to set up at the Alberta Expos?
  13. Secret Variants the New Thing Now?

    It'll go on for a while until a few guys get fed their lunch, like with Sixth Gun and the Nowhere Men limited variants, then we'll move on to the next latest and greatest trend.
  14. Edmonton Expo Comic Con September 23- 25 2016

    It'll be fun. Edmonton is a developing metropolis. In fact, they have a new ice hockey arena, and are hoping to have an NHL franchise develop over the next few years.
  15. Edmonton Expo Comic Con September 23- 25 2016

    Canadians not too creative. We always assume Joey wants to dine at Joey Tomatoes else sushi after a visit to Chateau greggy. Will US Customs set you free to attend the show?