ExNihilo

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  1. I haven't paid attention to the variant market until recently, but I get this sense that we're seeing more variant covers than at any other point in the last 10-15 years. Perhaps Ross is just trying to take advantage of the variant market while its still hot same as all the other artists out there. I'm just glad that he's doing regular covers as well. Part of the reason why Immortal Hulk and Captain America are on my sub list are because of Ross' covers.
  2. The only ones worth getting are the Alex Ross variants.
  3. Received my copies of Silver Surfer Black #1 from IGComicstore. First time ordering from them. The books were well packaged, in mylites, and included a COA indicating what number out of 600 (or 400 for the virgin cover) I had. I know I know, COA's are meaningless, but I still find it a nice touch. My favorite though was the unexpected inclusion of a readers copy. Will be keeping an eye out to see what other exclusives they have in the future.
  4. I'm more of a Keown/Frank Hulk fan. My issue has more to do with the many panels where Hulk is weakened and looks like he's melting. But I guess a lot of people have described it as a horror story and the art (as you depicted) really matches a book of that genre.
  5. The sheer number of keys in your collection is jaw dropping.
  6. I've used DCBS the last few months and have had no complaints. Books have been in better condition than what I would have otherwise gotten at my LCS.
  7. I feel like a lot of the people who rave about it aren't pumping and dumping. From what I've seen on /r/Marvel, it's widely considered one of the better Marvel books at the moment. That's a community largely of casual readers...not collectors, not re-sellers. I personally enjoy it. I do wish the art was better, but Al Ewing's writing lends itself to a sort of gravitas. I love how the first page of each issue is this sort of deep introspective thought. It's really unlike anything else Marvel is putting out at the moment because it doesn't necessarily read like your stereotypical comic book (compared to books like ASM or Avengers). Also, this topic seems it would be better suited in the thread linked below.
  8. My only real experience with a comic book creator was Ron Lim. He's an amazingly friendly guy with a contagious laugh. I also met Will Forte (SNL, MacGruber) at Disneyland while waiting in line for Indiana Jones. We ended up chatting, riding in the same ride vehicle, and then chatted some more while the park closed around us. Another all around nice guy. I was afraid I was taking up his time, but he kept the conversation going and at no point did he give me the impression that he wanted to be anywhere else. All in all we chatted for a solid half hour while the park was emptying out. I really can't speak highly enough of the interaction I had with him, especially since I feel celebs can be so private and a bit stand-offish.
  9. I read the first 6 issues of Oblivion Song and got bored. I think independent non-superhero titles just aren't my thing. That or it was Kirkman's writing. Take your pick.
  10. Has the creator list of those who will be doing signings been released yet?
  11. I love that cover. I want one of the original ones signed in white. I ended up buying one such copy slabbed in a competitors red label, but looking to upgrade to the real deal (CGC yellow label).
  12. I don't like buying signed books not graded by CGC. It's just a personal preference. And in this case, I shouldn't be spending $400 to buy cover A&B signed/graded. I'll just hope more stock goes up on his site or that I can get a facilitator to grab some for me at SDCC. Depending on popularity, some variant covers may increase in value long term, but it's a real crapshoot. I'm sticking with his regular covers, but in this case I do like his cover B as it's an homage to Hulk #1. But I'm also collecting it for its artistic merit and not for any long term value.
  13. I see Jonathan Hickman listed here as a special guest. Does this mean he will be signing or that he's just speaking at a panel? Hoping it's the former. With the release of his X-Men books, I have to imagine he'll be signing somewhere, but just looking for confirmation. https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2019/special-guests?page=1 (EDIT: and the same goes for J. Michael Straczynski.)
  14. Dang it, I missed this. Didn't even hear about it until it was too late. Guess I'll have to seek out a facilitator to help me pick up copies from his booth. :\