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About Lazyboy

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    I was posting here when you were in diapers.

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    Comics (duh!), Magic: the Gathering
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    Winnipeg, Manitoba

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  1. I'm sure not all Marvel titles at that time had newsstand distribution.
  2. Do you collect comics with nudity?

    Yup. Nudity does not affect my purchases either way.
  3. Wow. I'm really appreciative as well. I'm just a few episodes from the end too. I have a new least favorite board member. If you don't want spoilers for recent or upcoming character appearances in movies and/or TV, I don't know what you're doing reading any of the "heating up" threads.
  4. To be fair, different prices for direct/newsstand versions of the same issue is barely a thing, despite how much certain people are pushing for it. Most collectors don't really care either way.
  5. House of Secrets 92 too hot to handle

    I think you're the only one who wasn't wrong about anything. They were both retconned to be earth elementals. Neither was created as such. Lots of half-remembered partial truths and other inaccuracies in the above posts. Wein wrote the plot before finding Wrightson to illustrate the story. HoS 92 was a sales success due to the 8-page story and DC wanted more. Wein and Wrightson didn't want to continue the story, which is why there was well over a year between that issue and Swamp Thing 1. Swamp Thing wasn't officially connected to HoS 92 until Alan Moore made it so in Saga of the Swamp Thing 33. Obviously the general concept and creators were the same, but they intentionally made the character and stories different and separate. The original (nameless) swamp monster was the apparently transformed Alex Olsen, returned after being murdered in a rigged lab explosion and buried in the swamp by his jealous best friend.
  6. What comic to you is worth your entire collection?

    You didn't say it had to be a fair I would trade my entire collection for an Action 1, preferably 9.0. I could then pretty easily sell that and not only rebuild my collection, but complete it in entirely 9.8s. There is no single comic of roughly equivalent value that I would even briefly consider, but I would definitely take a trade like that in a heartbeat.
  7. I would have hoped that somebody who obviously collects Canadian Newsstands would know the start and end dates for what they collect. JLE started months after Canadian Newsstands ended (at DC).
  8. If it's not on the label, it's not in the system. Which is why the census is useless for determining CN numbers: so many unidentified copies.
  9. Like I said, large variance in wraps and cuts between copies. Look at the greenish bystander next to the staple on the spine. He basically isn't visible on the other copy because he's wrapped to the back cover. It looks like the two copies you posted have opposite diagonal miscuts on the right edge. You think CGC can perfectly detect trimming? That's cute.
  10. 3 out of 5 Holy Grails acquired

    Where did you get these numbers?
  11. The "Newsstand Edition" Phenomenon

    For these books, there is a Direct edition, a Newsstand edition, and a Canadian Newsstand edition. The one with the largest numbers is the standard version and the other two are variants, technically.
  12. The "Newsstand Edition" Phenomenon

    For that title, yes. Otherwise, definitely not. They were all "newsstands". Newsstand distribution was the only distribution for comics until a few years before that issue was released. Distinct editions for the Direct Market had not yet been created. See above.
  13. The "Newsstand Edition" Phenomenon

    Yeah, that map is a complete joke. I made fun of it another time someone brought up the blog. But it sure does make Canadian Newsstands seem even less common to the ignorant. Hype and misinformation FTW!
  14. Not really, I just have a large collection. It definitely doesn't mean that. I have a fairly large want list, don't collect junk just because it's "rare" and am in no big rush to finish any of my runs. I would agree with that. I don't know what I would do or where I would look if I only wanted a small number of specific non-common issues. Luckily, I don't have that issue (and don't want it ).