JTLarsen

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  1. Everyone keeps seeing this sale through the lens of Batman collecting — in which case, yeah, there’s better ways to spend your money. But what if you’re a Poison Ivy collector?
  2. I think people are conflating “best” with “favorite.” A handful of Marvel minis got actual grown-up acclaim. Moonshadow comes to mind.
  3. Thanks, and no, I wouldn’t think about price corrections. But are you really telling me they don’t have an email address? That’s crazy.
  4. Does anyone know how to email them about errors or omissions?
  5. Your unclear expression and claims to know the creators’ intentions both undermine your arguments. It seems—though I’d never assert to know anyone else’s intent—pretty likely that they had to do a reprint and came up with a framing concept to justify it. Never underestimate the likelihood that frenzied deadlines drive decisions more than long-term thought-out plans did.
  6. Whole lotta non-Copper books in this thread.
  7. How are these issues attributable to the inking?
  8. So on-brand to have a massive grammatical error...
  9. Not if Chris Claremont’s writing it...
  10. And if it must be superheroes... Elektra: Assassin. Game-changer.
  11. Thank you. Was waiting for someone to say this. Not even close. This is actual literature.
  12. Ask the Pentagon and/or National Archives. You can also file FOIA requests!
  13. THANK YOU! I have some of these but wasn’t sure where to look in the UK...
  14. Galway was a bust. No back issues at Sub City. Sean at Sub City Dublin on Mary Street is kickass. Tell him Jonathan sent you. I also recommend Coffee and Heroes and Atomic Books Comics and Muzic both in Belfast. Also...check charity shops! Good hunting!
  15. I can do both. I’m arriving Saturday! No more recommendations? Edinburgh? Southern Ireland?
  16. Some Dredds aren’t dollar bin fodder. And definitely some Marvelman.
  17. I'd elaborate on whether I just found ground to promote her with this thread if I understood what that meant. As you can clearly see in my original post, there was confusion about which variant was the subject of the cease-and-desist letter. I was trying to clear that up so that people wouldn't pay needlessly high amounts for variants they could still obtain for at or near cover price. And as for the wacky notion that popularity might correlate with high prices, gosh, I think maybe you're on to something there.
  18. Stating the thing you're asked to prove is not proof of it. Is this honestly the level you're debating on? The variant that was the SUBJECT of the cease-and-desist letter is NOT "readily available by tens of vendors." It's available on eBay, and it's certainly possible that (a) DC didn't send cease-and-desist letters to individual eBayers (b) did do that but stopped, and/or (c) didn't do anything AFTER sending cease-and-desist letters. As I tried to explain already, a cease-and-desist letter isn't magic--it doesn't MAKE people cease and desist. If a cease-and-desist letter isn't obeyed, it takes ADDITIONAL legal action to enforce it. That costs money. DC doesn't HAVE to spend that money, because its primary motive here is to protect against FUTURE copyright infringement, which is more difficult to do if you do NOTHING to protect your copyright now--which is exactly why DC could content itself with initial letters to Devil's Due and Collector Cave and NOT CARE whether they're followed or not. And, no, you're not just like me. You're just assuming another factual claim without backing it up. For instance, I'm NOT just taking the news at face value. Did you go to the shop in the Bronx and talk to the owner? Didn't think so. I did. Glad we can agree on your last point, though.
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