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    The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?

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  1. Lol, I'm such an insufficiently_thoughtful_person. I totally meant the destination is the journey or some such. Or Life is a Journey, not a destination. Or Some will win, some will lose, some were born to sing the blues. Oh wait, those are Journey lyrics.
  2. Thanks. I had no idea he accepted commissions at conventions. Good to know.
  3. Remind me again how many covers there were for Batman #50 and Action Comics #1000. (Answer: 45+) The whole variant cover market is a big gimmick and one I hope burns out soon.
  4. I wish I knew how people got these fine commissioned pieces. Whenever I send them an email, I'm just met with silence.
  5. FYI, DCBS is offering this book for pre-order for $400.
  6. I did the same about a year ago as well. The constant stream of events, relevant tie-ins, and bi-monthly books just got to be too much on my wallet (30 books/month, $120+). I either cut back while staying loyal to my LCS or I switched to DCBS. I ultimately chose DCBS due to the ~40% cost savings. Even now though, I find myself cutting back my titles b/c i'm finding it more laborsome to read some titles that I've simply lost interest in.
  7. How many artist "proofs" does an artist need? https://jscottcampbell.com/products/captain-marvel-7-ap-1-to-300-glow-in-the-dark?mc_cid=a8313c0d70&mc_eid=0acab83c3e&utm_campaign=a8313c0d70-CAPTAIN_MARVEL_7_AP_EXCLUSIVE_TEASER_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=J+Scott+Campbell+VIP+List&utm_term=0_d5c14a603b-a8313c0d70-427057097
  8. If you're going to a convention yourself, you'll have to take the slab to the CGC booth and have the slab cracked and the book removed in front of the CGC witness. Then the signing itself is rather academic, the CGC witness accompanies you to obtain your sigs, you and the witness return to the CGC booth and have the books submitted. If you're using a facilitator, they will crack the book from the slab for you and will obtain the signatures before submitting to CGC. In both cases, if needs to be emphasized that the book is to remain in the slab and can only be cracked under the watchful eye of a CGC witness/authorized facilitator. DO NOT crack the slab yourself beforehand. As for the pressing, if you elect to go through CCS, you just mark it on the Submission Form and it will flow through CCS before going to CGC. If you want to go with a 3rd party, I would recommend working with your facilitator to sort out the details.
  9. My thoughts exactly, but I've always liked his Gwen Stacy.
  10. I have no interest in the title and I've never been a fan of the various "decades" variants for other books, but I have to admit, these first two seem kinda cute and I'm actually digging the vibe a bit.
  11. It has that awkward looking foot/heel situation from one of his covers with black cat.
  12. Same rule that deadleg mentioned applies here. Venom is the established character, he's the one I grew up with, so that's the book for me. Sure, TWD could develop into a niche book like TMNT (scaled for era and print run), but the book doesn't resonate with me the way ASM #300 does.
  13. Oh nice, I didn't realize there were any images available. Seems like a great buy.
  14. Haven't seen prints of past covers of his, but I could be wrong. Agreed that his Invisible Woman is A++++. He does have a DC Portfolio coming out soon. Guessing it'll be a variety of his DC covers in a 12x16 book with pages that can be pulled out for framing. https://www.dcbservice.com/product/sep190566/dc-poster-portfolio-stanley-artgerm-lau-tp