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@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?


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The Digital Comics Bundles Thread!


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#1 Luke

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 12:46 PM

I love hunting down bundles of digital comics. It's a great way to (legally!) pick up a lot of cool stuff and even find a lot of newt things without busting my budget. It also occurs to me that I've been doing a poor job of sharing that love, so I'm going to change that. :)

 

First, a note about my preferences: I hate proprietary formats with a fury that is generally reserved for stepping in dog poo. You won't find me sharing the latest bundles from Comixology because my opinion is that they only rent comics. That said, it's just my opinion and an awesome deal is still an awesome deal, so share 'em if you got 'em. :D

 

Because I avoid proprietary stuff, a lot of the bundles I run across are from independent publishers (I've never, EVER seen a Marvel or DC bundle that is open-format). Dynamite does a lot of bundles, as does IDW, Boom! Studios, and less often Image. A lot of the output from those publishers is licensed, so there's often something I really love in there that makes it worth the cost all by itself and the rest is almost a bonus. Even in mixed bags there is usually something am willing to try out. Bundles are a super-cheap way to expose yourself to good comics you might otherwise not bother with or even know about. In my experience I've found a lot more gems than duds.

 

I am assuming here that pretty much everyone is familiar with CBZ format and torrenting (most of these offer or require the ability to download via torrent), but if you have any questions just ask.

 

Current Bundles:

 

HumbleBundle frequently does comic bundles and has a Dynamite Comics bundle up right now. Kind of a random assortment of things, but a few good ones in there and the price is right to try some new stuff. This bundle goes until Wednesday. Of those I've only read Shadow v1 (good Shadow story, but only middling Ennis writing), and Legenderry (I'm not much for steampunk, but it's an amusing mash-up).

[Not comics, but Humble Bundle also has a bundle of SF ebooks--almost entirely Asimov, Bester, Zelazny, and some early Wild Cards. They'll be adding more to it next Wed when it hits the second week.]

Groupees also has a dirt-cheap bundle of a bunch of indy stuff I haven't heard of. Really though, for $3 it's worth it even if only ONE of those is any good. Big drawback is that a bunch of it is pdf-only. Apparently some of the publishers literally don't even know what CBZ format IS, which is... I don't even know how that's possible.

And I guess this BitTorrent bundle from Dynamite Comics is still up (it's been up for something like two years now, which is highly unusual). 30 comics for free, over a hundred more for only $6. They don't offer CBZ either, but epub is almost literally the same thing; just change the file extension and you're good to go. some of the stuff in here nicely compliments the Dynamite HumbleBundle above.

 

Any others? Please share them!



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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:00 PM

I love hunting down bundles of digital comics. It's a great way to (legally!) pick up a lot of cool stuff and even find a lot of newt things without busting my budget. It also occurs to me that I've been doing a poor job of sharing that love, so I'm going to change that. :)
 
First, a note about my preferences: I hate proprietary formats with a fury that is generally reserved for stepping in dog poo. You won't find me sharing the latest bundles from Comixology because my opinion is that they only rent comics. That said, it's just my opinion and an awesome deal is still an awesome deal, so share 'em if you got 'em. :D


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 11:44 PM

Yeah, Comixology provides DRM-free backups for most publishers' books. DC and Marvel are the obvious exceptions, and I'm sure there are other publishers who opt out. But I enjoy a regular and tedious ritual of backing up my Comixology purchases.

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#4 Luke

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:33 AM

This is obviously new since the last time I looked. :D Thanks for that.

 

So a correction then, some of the Comixology bundles can be downloaded.


Edited by Lukeblast, 21 February 2016 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:32 PM

If you use Chrome, there is an extension that will allow you to download .cbz/.rar backups of all of your books from comiXology.



#6 Luke

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 01:20 PM

I forgot to relate the Pathfinder comics deal that Humble Bundle recently ran. Oopsie. :burn

 

Humble Bundle is running an Aspen Comics bundle. I've been told it covers significant ground in the Fathom "universe", but is missing some stuff in the middle. Since Humble adds to the bundle in the second week I suspect they'll plug some of the holes then. I've also been told it would be handy to have a Fathom reading order handy; I'm poking around for a good one but I'm not sure what "good" is since I'm not well-versed in the series myself.

 

Personally I'm a bit annoyed that the bundle offers omnibus collections and then separate and completely redundant volumes. I've never seen this kind of overlap in the same bundle and it makes me a little worried that we'll see more of that in the mid-offering additions.

 

Groupees is also doing an Archie bundle. Looks like a great place to see what all the fuss of the new Archie is about, plus there's a bunch of Sonic, some Mega Man, even some of the new Black Hood. The first bonus is volume 1 of Afterlife With Archie. The coupon codes aren't really exciting, as Archie has weekly sale codes of 20-40%. IMO the deal is good enough without them and there might be even more bonuses to sweeten the deal.



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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:05 PM

If I buy from the Humble Bundle in the first week will I have to buy again when they add things for the second or will I get the stuff automatically?

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 24 March 2016 - 02:08 PM.


#8 Luke

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 11:52 PM

It depends on the tier you buy. If you've bought a tier that gets added to, you get the additional stuff. If you didn't buy it and the additions are must-haves for you, you can increase to that tier. The lowest(-priced) tier almost never gets additions, only the middle and highest.

 

...and now that I'm looking at it, the tiers that get additions usually have a "more coming soon!" blurb, and none of them do this time. Seems odd to suddenly not have them. I'll have to poke around on that.


Edited by Lukeblast, 24 March 2016 - 11:53 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 01:47 PM

Does this mean I shouldn't expect anything more to come up for this bundle later?

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 07:20 PM

I asked, and yes this is the full bundle.

 

It's fairly unusual for them to put the entire bundle up to start. Kind of annoying that any holes are just... holes, but ah well. Can't have everything (literally, in this case!) :D



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 11:03 AM

Humblebundle now has a Buffy/Angel/Spike bundle.

 

Looks like a metric crap-ton of comics. Lots of collections. This also appears to be the complete bundle, with no later additions.

 

Humble's Aspen Bundle is still good until Wed 4/6.



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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:06 PM

I'm sure all the Pony fans are well aware of this bundle because HOLY CRAP MAN. What an absolute steal! I still can't bring myself to be that interested, but I honestly wish I new a few friends/family that I could gift it to because I'd be a freakin' hero. :D

 

Groupees has a fantasy bundle too. It's a little lacking honestly, but for $5 it's not too shabby.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

Thankfully, any comics I download from DC/Vertigo on comixology are on my ipad which is also linked to my apple account. this gives me a automatic backup to redownload as and when


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:38 AM

Yeah, apparently I should give Comixology another try, but to be honest it's not like I'm lacking in stuff to read and it's really easy to just go to their site and search "bundle" so I haven't been in any hurry to report all of them.

 

In other news, the latest Dynamite bundle at Groupees has gone INSANE. They added to it (33 comics for $5!) and also added higher tiers that will add on previous Dynamite bundles that they've previously offered. They cost a little more now ($15-20 for tiers that used to be $10) but there are a ton of complete series and arcs, and at the maximum tier of $55 you get something like 375 comics! That's excluding the art books and previews and counting TPBs as one comic, so it's an even better deal than that. There's a ton of series there that are worth trying out for that price!



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:09 AM

Groupees is on a roll with their bundles--this one almost slipped by me. It's something of a mixed bag of mostly Volume 1 TPBs from several different publishers. Several of these have been in previous bundles from Groupees and Humble Bundle, but there's still some gems here and if you're looking for something new to read you can't really go wrong.

 

I also forgot to mention Humble Bundle's manga bundle that went up last Wed. It's a great deal if you're even half-interested in trying out some of these series. Unfortunately it looks like this is the full bundle and some of these series have many more volumes to them.



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:35 PM

There's a Garth Ennis Dynamite bundle over at Humble Bundle. If you ever wanted to read The Boys, I'm pretty sure it's all there. If not... wait a week, because this bundle has more stuff coming.



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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:29 PM

Really great IDW Ghostbusters bundle:

 

https://www.humblebu...s-comics-bundle

 

Excellent books.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:24 PM

Thanks for catching that!

 

I'm not sure what's "missing" from it, but more will get added mid-week. It already looks like a damn good deal. :)



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:11 PM

It's updated with GET REAL 1-4 and DEVIATIONS. Think that leaves just the Halloween ComicFest 2012 story, the Mars Attacks One-Shot, the TMNT crossover and the Thanksgiving story unbundled.


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Posted 30 June 2016 - 05:00 PM

IDW Star Trek bundle.



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