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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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#81 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:44 AM

They're cancelling Silver Surfer? That sucks. This is the most I've cared about that character... ever.
 
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Well the impression seems to be more "it's ending" than "it's canceled" both Slott and Allred have said repeatedly that this is the ending they've had in mind since the start and that they've been building to.

-ZacWilliam, it seems very much "we've come to the end of our story" and not something just decided or rushed, so that at least is good.
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

I believe there is some evidence that there will be other books besides these. I can't remember what it was but I was listening to some Comic Podcast discussing it. These may just be the "Legacy" branded books with others outside that or folded into it later.

-ZacWilliam, maybe, who knows.


I just remembered what it was. The new Runaways is definitely ongoing and part of the Marvel U and not included in the Legacy lists/imprint.

So if there's that then there may be others.

-ZacWilliam, hopefully Unstoppable Wasp cause that book is wonderful and too new to end.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:20 AM

 

They're cancelling Silver Surfer? That sucks. This is the most I've cared about that character... ever.
 
--LBD "Nytetrayn"


Well the impression seems to be more "it's ending" than "it's canceled" both Slott and Allred have said repeatedly that this is the ending they've had in mind since the start and that they've been building to.

-ZacWilliam, it seems very much "we've come to the end of our story" and not something just decided or rushed, so that at least is good.

 

 

Oh, that's better, then. Still kinda sad, but at the same time, I'd rather more comic stories ended than ran until cancellation.

 

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

Yeah, sorry, I should have been less loose with my terminology.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:43 AM

I feel ike the Allred crew can do no wrong right now, Silver Surfer is wonderful, and Forager over at DC is really a fun read.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:52 AM

Putting this here as a place-holder until I see something more substantive. 

 

One of the comic review channels on YouTube is a bit called "Diversity & Comics". I guess I watched so many other review channels that YouTube decided to send some of his videos my way. Lucky me.  :wtf

 

To say he's not a fan of the direction Marvel's been going is an understatement; apparently, it's become a common bit for him to end reviews by simply ripping the comics up to express how upset he is with what he's seeing. 

 

Apparently, some weeks back someone decided to "retaliate" against him dissing Marvel by trying to dox him. 

 

Long story short? 

 

 

He's claiming that Marvel's Heather Antos knows the someone's real identity, and that even if she had no part in it she still knew about it and condoned it; as proof he offers a purported social media interaction between Antos and the alleged doxxer that he sees as Antos celebrating what just happened. He's now saying that given the nature of the situation, he's suing both Antos *and* the alleged doxxer in court over the matter; he claims to have already filed the paperwork and everything. 

 

It's entirely possible that this is a public bluff, a bit of bravado meant to provoke a response. But if he's really going forward with the suit? The little bit of word I'm seeing is that the person he alleges of doxxing him is also suspected in other doxxing attempts, so there might be something there if he and his lawyer can assemble enough pieces. The question is whether or not he's got anything more substantive against Antos. If not, Disney will squash him in court. 

 

That being said though, if this even hits the courts in the first place, we can probably expect more than a bit of speculation and commentary as matters play out. 

 

...And I can only imagine what would happen if he *does* have something substantive. 



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:57 AM


From your discription that sounds pretty unlikely and much more like an over-histrionic fanboy making up internet drama where he's important than the way reality actually works. I'd be pretty surprised if anything comes of it.

-ZacWilliam, though also from your description there's no way I'm spending my time watching the provided video...
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:56 AM

Isn't this guy the shitbag who's been harassing trans women on Twitter for daring to have a different opinion to him? I have absolutely no sympathy for anything he gets.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 01:52 PM

can we stop using the word doxxing and just us a real word instead?

 

this guy has a channel of him tearing up issues? what a whiny baby


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 02:45 PM

He's such a whiny shithead that even 4chan thinks he's pathetic!

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

In fairness, 4chan has enough of everyone to find EVERYTHING pathetic.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:27 AM

can we stop using the word doxxing and just us a real word instead?
 
this guy has a channel of him tearing up issues? what a whiny baby


How is doxxing not a "real word"?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

*bump*

 

I'm hearing people allege that for some of Marvel's titles, circulation is down to the low thousands. No specific titles have been named by any of the folks doing the allegations, just that physical circulation at least is shockingly low (one person has gone so far as to allege that some titles only get 2,000 physical issues for main runs, not variants). 

 

Has anyone heard any such allegations? 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:42 PM

Numbers of units shipped by Diamond and are available online.

It's not really a matter of "allegations" so much as "easily available evidence".


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

By the way, if you want a better idea of the problems with the comics industry and Marvel specifically, I would highly recommend Colin Spacetwinks' essays "The Problems with Comics", "Shut the F##k Up, Marvel", and "Comics and Cowardice".

 

It'll sure as hell give you a deeper understanding than the likes of that D&C chump.


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

*bump*
 
I'm hearing people allege that for some of Marvel's titles, circulation is down to the low thousands. No specific titles have been named by any of the folks doing the allegations, just that physical circulation at least is shockingly low (one person has gone so far as to allege that some titles only get 2,000 physical issues for main runs, not variants). 
 
Has anyone heard any such allegations?


You know it's easy to take claims of "I've heard from people I won't name or specify" badly. Especially when it ends with "has anyone heard" rather than asking about verification or proof.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:59 PM

I'm happy I wasn't the only one who read that like that. 

 

 

 

Marvel keeps ending the comics I read, so I'm not buying single issues anymore .. there's no point. If their "ongoings" only last long enough to 'surprisingly' fit nicely into one or 2 trades volumes... well I can just wait to get those -since that's obviously the format they want me to buy. 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:17 PM

Isn't it more plausible that they are cancelling their books at the 2 trade mark because the ongoing sales are so low that they can't justify producing it anymore?



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

Isn't it more plausible that they are cancelling their books at the 2 trade mark because the ongoing sales are so low that they can't justify producing it anymore?

That's what I'm thinking: for some titles, they're *dragging them out* to make sure that there are enough issues to fit a trade. 

 

I mean, it wasn't that long ago they cancelled that controversial Black Panther title after issue 2 but promised that it would run through issue 6. It could be that 3 - 6 were already in the works, but it also could be that they needed a full six issues for a profitable TPB. 





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