MedicAR

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  1. To my knowledge, this is the only book signed by any stars of the show. I have seen a couple signed by comics creators that worked on the books (Neal Adams and Joe Staton, again as I recall) but never any signed by the cast. Even so, this is the highest and only graded copy of this book. When it comes to TV shows that influence or have had an effect on people's lives, Star Trek is generally the first show that comes to mind. That's a really good one as it has influenced scientists in all fields and has driven a great many other changes and that is both fantastic and amazing. I would argue though that another, much less famous or enduring show has had a much bigger effect on virtually every American. Have you ever heard of EMERGENCY! ? It premiered in 1972 and, depending upon your source, there were either less than 10 or only 12 paramedic units in all of the U.S. Paramedic "units" doesn't necessarily mean ambulances either. As seen on the show, some paramedics rode on rescue or other fire apparatus. As of 1977, more than half of all American were within 10 minutes of a paramedic staffed vehicle, be it a fire engine, rescue, ground ambulance or air ambulance. Paramedics and EMS in general have driven changes in medicine and increased survival rates for a wide variety of injuries and maladies from asthma to strokes. While a great many of these changes were likely inevitable, EMERGENCY! brought the idea to the forefront, making the public aware of what was possible and in turn pushing leaders to expand EMS nationwide. So while Star Trek may have more of a wow factor and may have influenced more lofty minds and goals, EMERGENCY! has probably had a much wider effect. I know it influenced me in my youth, planting the seed of fire fighting and EMS that would eventually turn into a career. I've been watching for the stars of the show to turn up for signing for a very long time. I've got half of the team of Johnny and Roy (their characters' names - I'm not sure why they used the actors' names on the cover) and will be looking out for an opportunity to add Kevin Tighe!
  2. Since it appears to be an issue, here are rules from page 1
  3. I lost track of who has it. I knew at one time as I was trying to get it thinking that it was the only Al Williamson out there.
  4. I'm on a slow connection, I swear I was responding before you did!
  5. At least I understand that choice! Is it from the Prestige Marvel series?
  6. There are two Williamsons? I was only aware of the one Wolverine.
  7. [CLOSED] Zac's SDCC 2017

    Can you go back and get me one?
  8. [CLOSED] Zac's SDCC 2017

    I think I missed out....
  9. I watched Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá sign a stack of these on Dark Horse's Facebook page on Saturday but haven't seen one available anywhere. Umbrella Academy is coming to Netflix and, while it's difficult to be certain, I think they used the image below as a poster to promote it at SDCC. I would much prefer to have a signed one but am open to anything. Please PM me!
  10. I hope I'm not rehashing old news. It's on their website as well, but this is from an email I received from TopShelf Comics. It appears that Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill are leaving the medium.... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST After an epic seventeen-year journey through the entirety of human culture – the biggest cross-continuity ‘universe’ that is conceivable – Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest. Tying up the slenderest of plot threads and allusions from the three preceding volumes, The Black Dossier, and the Nemo trilogy into a dazzling and ingenious bow, the world’s most accomplished and bad-tempered artist-writer team will use their most stylistically adventurous outing yet to display the glories of the medium they are leaving; to demonstrate the excitement that attracted them to the field in the first place; and to analyse, critically and entertainingly, the reasons for their departure. Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout
  11. I've recently become a big Jeff Lemire fan. This is really sweet!