Gatsby77

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  1. I know I'm late to the party on this, but I've just started watching Season 1 on Netflix. I'm now 4 episodes in and it's amazing. Twin Peaks / Mean Girls set in the Archie Comics universe. Whoever created this show is a genius! Love the Easter Eggs - for instance, just saw a throw away reference to why Ms. Grundy doesn't look like the Ms. Grundy from the comics, setting up a stolen identity plot line, just minutes after Kevin makes a "Talented Mr. Ripley" reference.
  2. This. This is it. Some of the first comics I read as a kid was the Byrne X-Men run starting with the Dark Phoenix Saga reprints in Classic X-Men. Then Byrne did Many Deaths of Batman (# 433-435), I discovered his 80s Superman run, and my first Wolverine off the shelf was # 17. I *loved* Byrne as a kid. Fast forward a few years and it's Perez hands down. Why? The detail. That he can draw *any* superhero -- as shown in the epic universe spanning stories like Crisis on Infinite Earths, JLA/Avengers, Infinity Gauntlet. And I'd pick Perez's Titans run over Byrne's FF run any day of the week.
  3. I'd buy that - but broaden it to just "superhero" films, which would include some amazing superhero flicks, like The Matrix Hancock Robocop
  4. The Winter Soldier Black Panther ...long pause... GOTG
  5. Wonder Woman The Dark Knight Blade II Spider-Man 2 Ghost Rider (honestly - despite how drunk my friends and I got before paying to see this in the theaters, it's now on Netflix and is gloriously cheesy) History of Violence (re-watched this last week. It holds up.) Batman ('89) The Punisher (but the fatal flaw with this film - it was released around the same time as Denzel's Man on Fire remake, which had basically the same plot as The Punisher but was superior in every respect) Constantine (latest rumor is...Keanu's circling a sequel?) Superman II
  6. Daredevil is my favorite Silver Age character. By far. But the bigger key here is Avengers 1 -- it's not even close. Why? Importance. Sorry, but the first appearance of the Avengers, one of Marvel's longest-running titles and - at one point supported three titles (Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Avengers Spotlight). Print run / relative rarity. Unless you were collecting in the mid-late '90s, it may be hard to fathom just how common Daredevil 1 is -- I think it's probably *the* most common entry-level Silver Age book, next to only Iron Man 1 and Fantastic Four 48. Go to a mid-level comic con in 1992-1995, multiple dealer tables would have a stack of each of these books. Seriously - like 5-20 copies of each, pick your grade. Full disclosure - I have currently own a CGC 6.5 copy of Daredevil 1, Stan Lee Sig. Series. I once owned a CGC 2.5 copy of Avengers # 1, which I believe I bought here on the boards from Foolkiller. Later sold. Oh - and also: Anyone who is claiming that the first appearance of the Avengers team doesn't count because there are no major character first appearances. Doesn't. Understand. The Hobby.
  7. Really? I have never met a collector (or dealer) who would prefer to have a Web of Spider-Man # 18 or 24 over an ASM # 299.
  8. Fair point. Somewhere recently, FlyingDonut singled out Daredevil (vol. 2) # 1 (1998) as an incredibly important book and (possible) start to a new age. Why? I can't speak for him, but to me it's key for several reasons (beyond the storyline, which is garbage because Smith killed Karen Page). Major Marvel series re-numbering - a trend that would play out over and over again in the years and decades to come. Began the trend of story decompression - a huge shift away from one-off single-issue stories to made-for-trade storylines. This continued over the next few years with Ultimate Spider-Men, Ultimate X-Men and (especially) Ultimate FF (which took 5 issues to tell what FF # 1 did in one); and again in Hulk # 34 and ASM (vol. 2) # 30. The end result? By 2002 most Marvel books, at least, were nearly unrecognizable from their 1997 counterparts -- which still felt like 1988 - or 1994 - comics. 2002 superhero books were nothing of the sort.
  9. No. It's an early symbiote appearance, and - in fact, considered part of the "Alien Costume" saga that runs through ASM # 252 - 259. I'm looking at the trade paperback - literally titled "Amazing Spider-Man: The Saga of the Alien Costume" - right now. The alien symbiote definitionally doesn't become Venom until it fuses with Eddie Brock, so its first appearance are the cameos in ASM 298-299 and Web of Spider-Man 18, with the first *full* appearance (the one that counts) coming in ASM 300.
  10. I get that. See my comment on Wednesday - if this goes streaming, I've always thought it would go to Hulu. But the articles above make it seem the "loophole" applies only to theatrical vs. Disney+. Hulu's (curiously) not part of that equation.
  11. Seriously - anybody whose seen this who can explain the ending for me? And how Bloodshot didn't die?
  12. I get the potential loophole, but I can't see this coming out on Disney+ due to its horror tone. Hell - Twitter was abuzz with folks yesterday *begging* Disney not to edit Hamilton when it premieres on Disney+ on July 3 -- not just the curse words, but there's fear Disney may alter/omit the Maria Reynolds storyline due to its adult themes.
  13. This. Don't understand why they don't just shuffle this to a direct release on Hulu.
  14. I've said it before, but Solo's sin was it was simply mediocre - and therefore a missed opportunity. Nothing particularly bad about it, but honest-to-god Whedon did it better with Firefly 20 years ago -- and on a TV budget. 85% of the plot of Solo was basically the Firefly episodes "The Train Job" and "Trash" mashed together.
  15. Honestly - it depends. I'd say most of the time books sell for below GPA, and so are cheaper to buy than equivalent copies on Heritage or eBay. This makes sense - because Comiclink doesn't report to GPA, dealers and flippers aren't going to buy at much over GPA prices, since those strong prices are invisible to the GPA averages. This means you can often invest via price arbitrage by say...buying in a Jan. Clink auction (when prices are typically down as holiday credit card bills come due) and re-selling via eBay during the summer a year and a half later (meaning you can take advantage of capital gains for tax purposes). But in a strong market - or for undervalued books, Clink regularly shatters GPA records. I've both bought and sold thousands of dollars worth of books on Comiclink. Prices were good on both ends -- when selling, I chose them over Heritage because the larger commission at the latter would have reduced my take. I dropped 86 slabs off at a large comic con in Philly - and they parceled the books out over their next three auctions. The experience couldn't have been easier.