My CBR Shame

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Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:09 (seventeen years ago) link

1. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST #1

This was a mini-series back when mini-series were 'special'. It is by Ann Nocenti and somebody who can't draw. It is about the Dazzler (i.e. the beauty) and CAN YOU GUESS WHO 'THE BEAST' IS? Oh. You can. This level of subtlety is sustained throughout the comic - Dazzler is lured into the more decadent side of the Hollywood Idyll, this entails her drinking some drugged champagne and becoming Evil while an Evil Guy goes heh heh.

The best bit of the comic is a section featuring Dr Doom in his 'art room' where he goes to remind himself that man is indeed capable of beauty! The art in the art room is all atrocious (NB this is not intentional as far as I can tell), Dr Doom especially likes a statue of a man taming a horse which he got from the back of Reader's Digest.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:15 (seventeen years ago) link

I have to start buying awful comics from the quarter bin for the sake of ILC'ing them.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:19 (seventeen years ago) link

The one positive to Beauty and the Beast was it was Marvel's first real portrayal of mutants who were neither superheroes nor supervillains nor even particularly super. It was years before they really re-acknowledged that with more than a sentence saying "there are mutants who are not superheroes/villains," possibly because B&B was so crappy in other respects.

(Especially the art, from what I remember; that dour, unpleasant art during one of those times at Marvel when anything unpleasant looking was therefore Serious.)

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:24 (seventeen years ago) link

2. JUBILEE #1

New ongoing Marvel series starring her-out-of-X-Men-with-the-firework-hands, you know, the one who Claremont brought in when Kitty Pryde had turned legal gone to another comic. As is apparently typical for Marvels nowadays this features very little action and lots of talking, this is because comics are apparently meant to be like TV shows, or because comics writers want to be TV writers or, well, I don't know why but it doesn't make for particularly interesting reading. Jubilee moves to a new high school and makes friends, things proceed EXACTLY as you'd expect. The dialogue is good, for what that's worth (little in my book, reading comics should not be like reading plays) - but the art is nice, there are a couple of funny moments, it makes Jubilee likeable for the first time ever (just as well if they're giving her a solo series) and I will admit that despite myself I'm interested in why her aunt is building a sniper rifle. Took five minutes to read, not bad.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Ah the non-super mutants thing hadn't really shown up in #1 Tep, a flick through #2 suggests that you're right though.

The art isn't unpleasant exactly, at least not in that sub-Sienkiewicz way I think you mean. It's just kind of rubbish, like somebody actually trying to imitate Al Milgrom.

Tom (Groke), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Jubilee was great on the animated series. I think.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:31 (seventeen years ago) link

B&B art was by Valiant mainstay (& former Defenders artiste) Don Perlin.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 21:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes, I scare myself, too.

David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 22:15 (seventeen years ago) link

I wasn't gonna say it, man.

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 22:15 (seventeen years ago) link

I bought MORE old comics today. I was in the neighbourhood...got issues #50 and 51 of the Ostrander Suicide Squad, something called Armegeddon Inferno that has Guy Gardner and Lobo on the cover, a Justice League Europe where half the characters are wearing really lame costumes, Green Lantern Corps #220 which is the first Millennium crossover issue (which I probably still have from in a box in my parents' garage, but who wants to risk talking to my parents?), and America Vs the Justice Society #1, which I've never actually seen a copy of before, but has probably the coolest cover ever!
I've only read the Suicide Squad so far, and they are very cool. I read the odd issue back in the day, and Deadshot is like Han Solo and Boba Fett rolled into one.
I didn't realize Nemesis was in the Squad!

Huk-L, Wednesday, 22 September 2004 05:35 (seventeen years ago) link

3. FANTASTIC FOUR VS X-MEN #1-4

If you too feel a tremor of unease when you hear the dread words "saggy, baggy elephant" then you also read this series when young - in fairness I remembered this as being one of the better Claremont stories, and in fairness - it is! It has solid characterisation, a couple of credible moral dilemmas, a good take on Dr Doom (him again!!), too much Franklin but oh well. On the re-read the main thing I noticed is how incredibly flimsy the MacGuffin is, i.e. when Reed is confronted with 'his diary' which directly contradicts his memory of events why does he - OR ANYBODY!! - not say 'yes it's probably forged, let's use our amazing technology to see eh?' rather than 'OMG WHAT IF IT IS TEH TRUTH'. But that didn't spoil a good yarn for me when I was 13 and it doesn't spoil one now. The script is High Claremont - words by the kilo - the art I can't remember much about except it was surprising how many panels have me that whack of teenage recognition.

Tom (Groke), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 08:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Actually even the script seems a bit embarrassed by its own contortions on the diary thing, there's a great bit at the end where the Invis. Wom. goes "Hmm yes I have been racking my brain to think who knows Reed really well and wants to destroy him and would do this evil thing who could it be yes who"

Tom (Groke), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 08:05 (seventeen years ago) link

...it was surprising how many panels have me that whack of teenage recognition...

I can clearly picture most of the panels featuring Franklin talking to phase-state Kitty Pryde in that containment chamber, and the way she began to dissipate. (Art by Jon Bogandove & Terry Austin.) (Stop me before I trivialize again.)

However, I don't remember anything re: a "saggy, baggy elephant", unless it was something involving Kitty & Franklin...?

Tom, are you taking requests? Because your exhumation of the FF/X-Men series brings to mind another team-up mini, X-Men/Avengers, which (from my recollection) was also solid but totally went off the rails "REWRITE!" style in the 4th issue.

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 11:49 (seventeen years ago) link

At the moment my p2p seems really poor for getting cbr files but I will see what I can do. I never read that one! I couldn't afford it, it came out at the same time as FF/X-Men.

Tom (Groke), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 11:51 (seventeen years ago) link

OH SHIT I REMEMBER THE ELEPHANT! Reed, you rascal!

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 11:54 (seventeen years ago) link

haha - i've downloaded cbr files and read them becuz i didn't feel like getting dressed and going out to my truck to get the actual comic before

cinniblount (James Blount), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 12:06 (seventeen years ago) link

OH MY GOD X-MEN vs FF!!!!!!!!

I am so mad at you for reminding me of the saggy, baggy elephant.

Dan Perry '08 (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 15:48 (seventeen years ago) link

I really really hope it isn't saggy baggy elephant in the same usage that I have heard.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 15:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Where do you download comics from? Might be a good way for me to catch up on the last ten years of Marvel, now that I'm out of my Vertigo snob phase.

Wooden (Wooden), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 15:51 (seventeen years ago) link

For people whose ISPs provide access to *.binaries newsgroups (schools and the like generally don't), there's alt.binaries.comics or something like that, too (search the groups for *.comics, I might be off on the name). It used to be really, really active -- most of the DC Golden Age stuff I've read, that's where I read it.

You know, we could always trade files back and forth, too, especially those of us with Gmail and/or high speed connections (somewhere I have a CD with the best of the stuff I got from the newsgroups).

I haven't had much luck with .cbr files on K*zaa, but I haven't had much luck with K*zaa in general the past few months.

Tep (ktepi), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 16:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Also DC++ has some great comics hubs. Just make sure you don't share anything that there's even a remote chance you'll get sued for.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Thursday, 23 September 2004 06:08 (seventeen years ago) link

WTF I just realized I have 10 gigs of comics!

I've always thought ILX should set up its own WASTE network.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Thursday, 23 September 2004 06:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Bittorrent'ing is really good for getting comics, try Z-Cult fm

Stewart, Thursday, 23 September 2004 08:45 (seventeen years ago) link

I was just using slsk, with privileges it's pretty good.

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 23 September 2004 08:59 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0307160289/102-3571100-8391367?v=glance

MY GOD IT LIVES

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 23 September 2004 10:22 (seventeen years ago) link

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

(3 stars) Wow, December 11, 2002
A Kid's Review

When i was a baby my mom use to read this to me its about a elephant who trys to get rid of his bags and sags

Dan Perry '08 (Dan Perry), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:35 (seventeen years ago) link

The Amazingly Rotund and Bareass Spider-Man should probably take a few pointers from that book.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Gmailing comics is a great idea, especially since I haven't really been using p2p for awhile now. Of course, I don't have any cbrs to trade. What program do you need to view them, again?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:49 (seventeen years ago) link

OK how does bittorrenting work?

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:09 (seventeen years ago) link

You need to download a bittorent client (I use ABC, an acronym for Another Bittorrenting Client). You search the web for bittorents (in the places mentioned above - ZCu1t is the place for me), and click on the download link. In my case, when I click on the bittorent download link, it "downloads" a placeholder-type file in my browser (containing info on the torrent), & then I switch to the bittorent client (assuming it's open - I have mine open while I search) to specify where I want these files saved, and then it starts downloading. I haven't D/Led any single issues (tho I did snag the relatively small-sized _Zenith_ & _DR & Quinch_ collections), so my D/L times vary between 8 hrs and a week.

I imagine there might be bittorrent clients out there that allow you to search through the client itself instead of through a browser, but I don't know of any.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:23 (seventeen years ago) link

It is useful for "click on one link - get Earth X, Paradise X and Universe X for free!". The downside there...

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, the downside is that you're D/Ling all that Earth X nonsense!

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:42 (seventeen years ago) link

That's the one. There is a lot that fits into my "would like to see it, wouldn't like to own it" range (the comics equivalent of Festival Bands), and much of it is rubbish.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Although if you want to gmail it to me, I would like to see it, wouldn't like to own it as well.

I had a pile of .cbr files on my hard drive, including Grant's 'New Adventures Of H1tl3r', but I couldn't find them the other night. Must look harder tonight.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:59 (seventeen years ago) link

One problem I've noticed w/ bittorrenting - you can't check out anything included in an in-progress download. So if you want to make sure, for instance, you're D/Ling the 70s Peter Parker, Spider Man, & not the McFarlane-abetted PPSM thing, you'll have to either go w/ your gut or wait until 2-3 GB on your hard-drive is taken over by PEOPLE WITH NO FEET.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 23 September 2004 14:08 (seventeen years ago) link

The first EARTH X is actually pretty good, if you're a) an oldschool Marvel fan and can play spot-the-character and b) if you skip the text passages.

Avoid the others though, as without the John Paul Leon art, much of the appeal evaporates.

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Thursday, 23 September 2004 15:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, not being able to check as you download can be a hassle, but I haven't found it to be a big problem

Jordan I use CDisplay to view the files: http://www.geocities.com/davidayton/CDisplay

Stewart, Friday, 24 September 2004 08:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Having, shamefully, far too much experience with BitTorrent, I can only say: Use Azureus as your BT client if it at all works for you. You can tweak things a /lot/, and it's all pretty intuitive. It lets you pick and choose which files you want to download from within a torrent, and even lets you set a higher priority to one vs. another. And you can open an individual file as long as it's complete. Though it auto-allocates disk space for the files by default, so you have to tell it not to if you have more of a problem with space than waiting for the DL to complete.

A. Lurker, Saturday, 25 September 2004 23:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Another option, for posters whose ISPs don't give them access to binaries Usenet groups: usenetbinaries.com. Accounts with download limits ("2MB - 5MB" per day, I don't know how they determine where in that window you sit) are free. Looks good so far.

(I'm using it to get the Opus strip, which isn't carried in any local paper here.)

Tep (ktepi), Thursday, 30 September 2004 16:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Hey! Following up Tep's .cbr gEEEEEeemail idea - I am up for it! Hit me backchannel (one more time), and we can start swapping! Wahey!

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 30 September 2004 16:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, how do we want to do that? Is there a way to do like address groups in Gmail so we can just send a msg to "ILC" and email everyone without typing in all the addresses? We should put a list together of everyone who wants in, and everyone can just email the group whenever they get something.

(That's the easiest way to do it, isn't it? No one would be using their bandwidth without meaning to, since it's webmail...)

Tep (ktepi), Thursday, 30 September 2004 17:09 (sixteen years ago) link

4. ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1

Oh that I have lived to see the day that Marvel puts out stories like this. Plenty happens in UFF#1 but there is no conflict at all (Reed gets his head flushed down the toilet but recovers nicely), nothing except getting Reed from A to B in the most wish-fulfilling style possible. This is my first encounter with Bendis (though I don't know if his style was modified here) and it's pretty annoying, all the cod-naturalism grates, but it does make for a slick read that doesn't talk down to you. Cute enough to make me want to steal the next few issues too. But do I prefer the old-school storytelling Marvel? LET'S SEE.....!

Tom (Groke), Monday, 4 October 2004 11:54 (sixteen years ago) link

BORING ADDENDUM: UFF #1 is a Millar / Bendis collaboration, and not the best place to start if you want Bendis at his best / worst. Anything that really sucked about the first 6 issues of UFF, BTW, I attributed to the former (because I'm like that).

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 4 October 2004 11:57 (sixteen years ago) link

5. SQUADRON SUPREME #1-2

My God time has been unkind to this. Squadron Supreme used to be - entirely seriously - held up on some comics newsgroups as Marvel's equivalent of Watchmen. The first issue takes place AFTER some huge story which happened in some other title (God knows where, they don't tell you) and proceeds to its set-up as directly and bludgeoningly as possible, with the help of various giant captions. Said set-up of course is "superheroes try to create utopia but instead become FASCISTS". Its power is somewhat dimmed by the fact that the same superheroes had just started a world war and also by the fact that like the Krays they only hurt their own - the entire 12-issue series is just a series of fights with 'ethical difference' replacing 'misunderstanding' as the pretext. Godawful.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 4 October 2004 12:09 (sixteen years ago) link

6. RUNAWAYS #1-#17

Also includes spidey discussion.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 4 October 2004 12:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, but Tom, if you liked it, you'd just get annoyed with it for not minding its place.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 4 October 2004 12:12 (sixteen years ago) link

SS also not helped by the fact that the Squadron's relationship with the JLA makes the Silver Surfer/Black Rider comparison seem a work of blinding originality. Which it is. Er.. Yes, makes the Identity Crisis/Identity Disc comparison etc.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 4 October 2004 12:13 (sixteen years ago) link

I remember Squadron Supreme as being grebt when I was smaller but was horrified by those issues (which I never read back then). I might re-read the rest.

Tom (Groke), Monday, 4 October 2004 12:18 (sixteen years ago) link

I like how Tom's (spot-on) Runaways post "includes" Spidey discussion the way the human body "includes" water.

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 4 October 2004 12:23 (sixteen years ago) link

ssX is fuxored for me; I can't stay connected to the network for more than 20 minutes. Time to investigate b!tt0rr3nt. Can someone point me to tutorials on, well, just about everything? Also, do the sites require invitations?

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 11 January 2007 15:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Step 1

Download a t0rr3nt client (I use Azureus, but others use utorrent or BitComet). Azureus has a really good help wiki, you might need to open a port to get it to work as quickly as you might want and using the recommended settings re: number of active t0rr3nts etc.

Step 2

Visit a t0rr3nt host site. ZCult FM is still held to be the best, no? To register you need to validate your email address by replying to a message and posting in the Introduce Yourself thread. That's as complicated as it is.

Step 3

Find teh t0rr3nt you want. Download the t0rr3nt file, which is tiny. Your client does all the complicated stuff from there on, all you need to do is nominate the save folder.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Thursday, 11 January 2007 16:19 (fourteen years ago) link

DCplusplus is way better if you can find teh rite hubs.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Thursday, 11 January 2007 17:55 (fourteen years ago) link

When Andrew created the DC++ hub a couple of years ago, I couldn't share my files in one mode (active or passive, can't remember which) or receive files in the other. I've thought about trying that again as well.

Aldo, thanks for infoes.

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 11 January 2007 18:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I have found dem0n0id to be a great source for comics t0rr3nts. New registrations only on Fridays without an invitation, I believe.

Oblivious Lad. (Oblivious Lad), Thursday, 11 January 2007 18:43 (fourteen years ago) link

0¡nk's has a decent selection of comics (I suppose, I don't usually torrent comics, I'm a DC++ fanboy). And whaddaya know, I've got 0¡nk invites. Webmail me if interested.

c('°c) (Leee), Thursday, 11 January 2007 19:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Thanks, done!

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 11 January 2007 19:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Another place to try is http://www.kaskus.us/showthread.php?t=309654&page=167

which is the current page of an Indonesian site where people seem to get everything off DC++ and then upload it to most file-sharing sites known to man. Worth a look.

James Morrison (JRSM), Friday, 12 January 2007 00:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Off-topic plug:
Great thing about DC++ <DISCLAIMER>or so I've heard</DISCLAIMER> is that one of the bots in one of the hubs always has the big releases available every Wednesday night. That's how I know some users stay up-to-date with 50+2!

c('°c) (Leee), Friday, 12 January 2007 01:01 (fourteen years ago) link

conversely, I read on the internet about some guy who didn't really like the new Tales of the Unexpected after the first issue and planned on only d/ling it, but so few people cared about it that nobody scanned it in and uploaded, so he's been buying it anyway.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 12 January 2007 03:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Whoa, dang. I figured something like that kaskus site had to be out there, but it's still a little "whoa, dang" on first visit. Thanks. (/hushed whisper)

do i have to draw you a diaphragm (Rock Hardy), Friday, 12 January 2007 03:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Not that I ever USE the Kaskus site, no sir.

James Morrison (JRSM), Friday, 12 January 2007 04:08 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

uh, new site for M@rv3ls anyone? Hit me by userprofilemail.

Rock Hardy, Friday, 28 March 2008 01:58 (thirteen years ago) link

It's down at the moment, but pretty much everything usually turns up at
http://rapidsearch.yi.org/?

just type cbr into the search box

James Morrison, Friday, 28 March 2008 08:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, that's what I've been using lately, but like you say, it's down right now.

Rock Hardy, Friday, 28 March 2008 13:31 (thirteen years ago) link

It's now back.

James Morrison, Monday, 31 March 2008 00:00 (thirteen years ago) link

I use www.h33t.com (actual site address, not google-proofed)

There's a small but pretty committed bunch of uploaders there, a lot of the fallout of Demonoid ended up there, including the guys who are seeding the Marvel & DC chronologies and of course the weekly DCP.

Also it's free membership and they have a good, healthy attitiude towards seeding/leeching.

If anyone would like to trade, mail me.

MaresNest, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 12:35 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Do I have the patience to get Pep Comics #1-65, one file at a time?

Rock Hardy, Thursday, 29 May 2008 18:41 (thirteen years ago) link

I would, or at least for the issues (1-17?) with The Comet in them.

aldo, Friday, 30 May 2008 09:04 (thirteen years ago) link

Urgh I have spent the last fortnight catching up on four months comics. My findings are that comics suck, or they're briefly good until Gale Simone stops writing them suddenly.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 30 May 2008 09:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Just moved 4 GB of unread things that seemed like great ideas at the time onto DVD so I can forget about them entirely.

James Morrison, Saturday, 31 May 2008 12:43 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

So what CBR programme do my fellow Mac users rely on? I'm having real problems with Jomic, it corrupts somehow and unistalls itself every time I shut down. I tried Comical for a bit, but that was even worse, prone to crashing mid-comic.

chap, Monday, 15 June 2009 14:13 (twelve years ago) link

I use Simple Comic.

http://dancingtortoise.com/simplecomic/

unicorn poop evaluator (WmC), Monday, 15 June 2009 14:42 (twelve years ago) link

I ponied up for ComicBookLover. Can't remember a crash or any problems whatsoever. There is a trial version that puts a little logo in the corner while you're trying it out.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 15 June 2009 14:50 (twelve years ago) link

Thanks fellas. So far so good with Simple Comic.

chap, Monday, 15 June 2009 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

I use ComicBookLover too. It's like iTunes for comics. Totally worth it.

Mordy, Monday, 15 June 2009 19:12 (twelve years ago) link

Simple Comic is great!

Nhex, Monday, 15 June 2009 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

Thirding ComicBookLover

Carroll Shelby Downard (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 15 June 2009 23:11 (twelve years ago) link

Simple Comic is great!

Yeah, I like it so well I actually gave the guy a donation for his donationware, which I'm not the best about doing.

unicorn poop evaluator (WmC), Monday, 15 June 2009 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

So, uh, why the hell was Bl@ck P@nther 6 skipped last week?!

Beanbag the Gardener (WmC), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:48 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

revive

1 week to "Charles Dingus" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 March 2012 20:07 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

I can't remember if DCM has ever been mentioned on ILC.

http://www.digitalcomicmuseum.com/

Neil Jung (WmC), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 15:46 (nine years ago) link

oh cool.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 15:48 (nine years ago) link

I may have mentioned it before and totally forgotten about it. When I tried to register just now, I found out I'd already registered with that email address a couple of years ago.

Neil Jung (WmC), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:01 (nine years ago) link

I know I've seen it before but somehow didn't bookmark it.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:03 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

Infinity Trousers

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 19:53 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

Don't know wtf I was thinking, but I acquired 3 gigs of Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos scans.

it's not arugula science (WilliamC), Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:40 (six years ago) link

i wouldn't mind!

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 18 June 2015 20:55 (six years ago) link

One very low-priority goal I've had is to collect every Marvel from FF#1 until Shooter took over as Ed-in-Chief... but most of these are so bad. Even the early Kirby ones. I probably won't keep them.

it's not arugula science (WilliamC), Friday, 19 June 2015 12:04 (six years ago) link

Yeah, Sgt. Fury is surprisingly good. Among the better '60s Marvel stuff.

I have achieved your low-priority goal electronically and am very nearly there with physical reprints of same. Speaking of Shooter, though, one of my many shameful CBR acquisitions is the complete output of Defiant Comics. Top that.

Feeding My Whole Family With A Pack Of Taco Shells (Old Lunch), Friday, 19 June 2015 12:22 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

I couldn't find the thread where somebody told the board about L!br@ry G3n3sis, so this will do -- I just discovered a new (to me) site called Re@d A11 C0mics.

http://readallcomics.com/

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Thursday, 29 July 2021 02:56 (one month ago) link

Thanks, I read the first three issues of The Blue Flame and some Justice League Europe. I felt dirty but good

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:21 (one month ago) link

The site makes it much easier for me to Just Fucking Read The Comic rather than store the file on my computer and put off reading it forever

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:22 (one month ago) link

TY WmC - I went looking for old letter columns in issues of Marvel's The Champions (for 'research' purposes obv) but the scans I checked on that site were all from later printings with recolouring, no ads, bullpen bulletin etc. Fine if you just need to read the story - but I like all the surrounding matter as much as the strips themselves (which always look better shot directly from the comics, imho)

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:34 (one month ago) link

I know this isn't the thread for such things but the omnibi (at least the ones I've bought) have been pretty good lately about including such ancillary material of late. No non-house ads, obvs, but everything else.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:37 (one month ago) link

i am continuing my shameful daily metadata entry for my 150k+ megaarchive, which is a terrible OCD project i've been doing on and off for years dependent on my stress levels... more when i'm anxiety ridden. 3/4 of the way through inputting 7 or 8 meticulously managed bits of archiving info per file, for about 1M handtyped details! Oh boy, this is useless! Cheaper than medication likely.

is any of this data that could also be usefully added to the GCD, if you want to feel like your labor has a communal benefit?

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:46 (one month ago) link

or vice versa, any way of 'leveraging' that data to save yourself some work?

koogs, Thursday, 29 July 2021 17:19 (one month ago) link

i am using a horribly outdated reader unfortunately and i would need a tech savvy person's work to help me figure this out. I'm on Ehon. Anybody wanna hold my hand?

Marvel Unlimited needs you forks

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 29 July 2021 20:32 (one month ago) link


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