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by Marionette
09 Jan 2015, 15:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Best Comic Merger
Replies: 29
Views: 6741

Re: Best Comic Merger

Mergers tended to have an odd effect on Tammy, introducing popular aspects that came from neither of the merged comics. Tammy's first merger added Sally, but the first combined issue also featured the work of popular artist John Armstrong, who hadn't produced work for either comic before. Then when ...
by Marionette
21 Oct 2014, 05:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Story Mergers Official or Unofficial
Replies: 26
Views: 4383

Re: Story Mergers Official or Unofficial

starscape wrote:Absolutely loved Zenith Book 3. GM was at the height of his powers around that period.
I vaguely recall that as "Zenith and some old characters from other comics stand around a lot", with the most obvious twist ending imaginable.
by Marionette
17 Oct 2014, 11:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Pet Hates
Replies: 87
Views: 10467

Re: Comic Pet Hates

Now this only happens on rare occasions but can be slightly irritating and that is covers varying from the content inside.I bought a western comic once with an action cover showing this cowboy fighting with some indians inside the comic though I could not find one indian.Also bought a comic with an...
by Marionette
15 Oct 2014, 13:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Graphic Novels
Replies: 25
Views: 6372

Re: Graphic Novels

Some of my favourite graphic novels include Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy A. Bastian, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, and the Possessions series by Ray Fawkes, although I still haven't got volume 3 The Better House Trap. I also can't recommend highly enough Genshiken by Kio Shimoku. I do have possibly th...
by Marionette
14 Oct 2014, 14:39
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Action Comics - issue 1
Replies: 9
Views: 11104

Re: Action Comics - issue 1

Once an object reaches a certain value it's only good for bragging rights. And to be considered a financial asset, which is kind of the same thing. It's like works of art or jewellery that are consigned to impenetrable vaults until it's time to sell them again, while the owner displays copies that f...
by Marionette
14 Oct 2014, 14:30
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Aging heroes in US comics
Replies: 24
Views: 20664

Re: Aging heroes in US comics

Actually, I now only read new DC comics. I've always been a Marvelite but even the stuff I like, e.g. Captain America, has been consumed by the never-ending mega-plots. I know we could accuse DC of something similar but Johns just has a way of massaging it to be worthwhile. Funny, I've been a long ...
by Marionette
14 Oct 2014, 09:06
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Aging heroes in US comics
Replies: 24
Views: 20664

Re: Aging heroes in US comics

That whole 'I'm a rubbish man but a great superhero, so Steve Rogers will be the disguise and Cap the real person' is so unMarvel. I've often thought Cap and Batman shopuld swap universes. Bats can be the loner with a closet full of insecurities, whilst Cap can be the everyman Superman, all flash (...
by Marionette
12 Oct 2014, 03:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 789949

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I'm never sure, when I've bought things at a distance and receive them through the post, at what point it counts as "bought" for the purposes of this thread. Is it when money changes hands or when you actually receive the comics? But anyway, I just bought the last seven issues of Spellbound I needed...
by Marionette
11 Oct 2014, 01:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: collecting
Replies: 118
Views: 15324

Re: collecting

There's no reason that 'someone' shouldn't be you Mari - I can't think of anyone better qualified! :) If only I had more information about what actually went on behind the scenes I'd love to. Speaking of American comics, in spite of curious hybrids like 'Calling All Girls!' I've always been amazed ...
by Marionette
10 Oct 2014, 07:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE - Complete Online pdf files
Replies: 39
Views: 5749

Re: DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE - Complete Online pdf files

Selling of old comics on Ebay has nothing to do with the fewer number of original comics created today.There are many factors involved like children given computers as soon as they can talk.If there were no comics sold on ebay that would be even less publicity for the comic industry. I somehow doub...
by Marionette
10 Oct 2014, 06:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Pet Hates
Replies: 87
Views: 10467

Re: Comic Pet Hates

I know you have to move with the times and that people may be enthusiastic about today's glossy computerised (if thats what they are )comics, but for me they don't usually work.The art work generally seems to me a sort of cross between manga and the simpson's and when I move past the cover I get a ...
by Marionette
10 Oct 2014, 06:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: collecting
Replies: 118
Views: 15324

Re: collecting

I hadn't thought about whether or not there is a girl's comic out there before... I mean a proper comic and not something that combines pop stars and such ilk. Picture Strip is what the old guy would call it. Where does the young girl go for her fix? Does it exist? If not, then my view of the futur...
by Marionette
09 Oct 2014, 07:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: collecting
Replies: 118
Views: 15324

Re: collecting

It's not just the time period, but also the genre. !938 - 1948 Introduces every iconic Superhero of the first wave, many of whom are still around today, and is one of the biggest in terms of sales and number of titles. It also sees the widest range of genres covered, to the point where you are getti...
by Marionette
09 Oct 2014, 07:06
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Endings for Jinty serials
Replies: 56
Views: 36793

Re: Endings for Jinty serials

First episode.
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by Marionette
09 Oct 2014, 06:03
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Endings for Jinty serials
Replies: 56
Views: 36793

Re: Endings for Jinty serials

Here's the last episode. Just saw your request for the first one, so I'll do that next, just to confuse everyone. http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/marionettealone/Jinty1975-02-0804.png http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n100/marionettealone/Jinty1975-02-0805.png http://i110.photobucket.com/al...