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John Byrne
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Posted: 26 September 2008 at 2:57pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

My LCS guy suggested I wait for the paperback.



Sleep soundly America. . .
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Posted: 26 September 2008 at 4:48pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

 John Byrne wrote:
Alternately, a montage, much like the ones I have done as commissions, might be fun.


Even Rocky had a montage.
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Posted: 27 September 2008 at 2:32am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I vote for issue 1's cover with Roberta's balloon. But I also want a little pull-out sticker of that same balloon that I can apply to my copy of issue 1.
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"Waiting for the trade" should be renamed Waiting for the Series to be Canceled. 

Knowing that you are interested in a series/storyline and intentionally "waiting for the trade" is just wrong. 

It's kinda like the opinion about voting in an election that "Oh my one vote doesn't matter so why should I bother?"  What if everyone thought that way?  It would sure matter then. 
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Posted: 27 September 2008 at 6:10am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

"Oh my one vote doesn't matter so why should I bother?"



Not to throw in a whole heaping helping of thread drift, but in the case of
Presidential elections -- arguably the most import ones! -- unless you vote
with the majority in your state, that is precisely true.
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Posted: 27 September 2008 at 6:18am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

....but you don't really have an accurate portrayal of the majority unless everyone votes. 

Assuming your state will vote in the majority for the particular candidate you support and then deciding not to vote is like "waiting for the trade."  If everyone in your party does that same thing, the other candidate wins and your "series gets canceled." 


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With the Electoral College, "the other candidate wins" no matter if you vote
or not. Only in a case where there is any doubt of which way the state will
swing does your vote have any value. Connecticut, where I live, is a
resoundingly Democratic state. You'd think the Republicans would
make a bigger showing in this very White, very monied land, but they don't.
And the margin is wide enough there is not even a chance of Republican
votes "making a difference".

As I have said many times before, electing the President is one of the most
important things an American Citizen (which I am) can be asked to do, but
because the Founding Fathers were creating a Republic, not a Democracy,
and, indeed, because they had a large degree of contempt for the
intelligence of the Average Man, they decided not to trust the citizens with
so important a job. The idea of "one man, one vote", on which this Nation is
supposedly founded, is a complete fantasy when it comes to electing the
President. As, indeed, we saw in the last Presidential election, where the
"winner" lost the popular vote, but won the Electoral College.

And remember, just to rub salt on the wound, the College is not actually
required, by Law, to pick any of the candidates. They can make their
own choice, if they are so inclined.
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Posted: 27 September 2008 at 7:28am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Yeah, it's a screwy system. 

Oh well, I'll cease with the analogies and just say.....BUY THE MONTHLIES, PEOPLE!!! 
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Great news! That issue #1 cover is a favorite - I was tracking that ebay sale of the original art and am still jealous of whoever won that.


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I wonder if part of the "wait for the trade" mentality is due to the aging fan base. At my age, I no longer keep the comics I buy...I read 'em and toss 'em. I just don't have the room for the long comic boxes. But trades I can put on the bookshelf and keep. This reason more than any other has made me start to get more trades of the series I like. When I was a kid, I would just load up all my comics in boxes in my room. I rarely bought trades unless they contained issues that I couldn't find or were too expensive.

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Posted: 29 September 2008 at 2:11pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'm more of a "wait for something readable" to come out.... so, I've got Assignment Earth, FX, and the first Romulan book.... so far.

I'll buy the TPB's so I can have them accessible, and probably give away the individual issues. I just cross my fingers that the trades have now covers, sketch sections, etc... just to make them more interesting to me.....

i've been actively searching out the stuff I want in TPB form so I don't have to keep the comics any more. I don't have the room for the boxes and its SO much easier to pull them off a shelf.


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Posted: 29 September 2008 at 2:16pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Since I started binding comics in book form, I am actively eschewing the trades. 

Then again, the cardstock covers IDW is partial to dont lend themselves too well for binding.  Makes for some durable comics though. 
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