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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 15 April 2017 at 6:03pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Last-minute Easter shopping at Target tonight... turned a corner and ran into this!


(Apologies if this was posted before, didn't see anything in similar threads.)



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Anthony J Lombardi
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Looks like I'm heading to target.
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Man, wish we had a Target close to here. Also I hope JB is getting compensated for this.
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I hope JB is getting compensated for this.

Probably, tho it will likely be .00000005% of whatever Marvel gets.

Still, can't complain. When I started in this Biz, they would have been more inclined look for ways to CHARGE me for the use!!

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Posted: 15 April 2017 at 7:47pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I've seen that one and other pictures at Wal-Mart, but they rarely seem to have that particular one in. Most of the time the only Captain America cover they have in is from issue #185.




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On a related note, I was in Michael's yesterday (an arts-and-crafts store) and saw a DC Comics coloring books for adults which included, among other things, the cover of MOS #1 which featured Clark's open shirt showing the S-shield.

Sorry -- no pics -- had no cell phone with me.
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The only thing that bugs me is the nonsensical scratched & "distressed" look of the piece... they bother to keep the artwork clear and crisp, the cover imagery in its original format (minus the blacked-out UPC box), and the colors are nice and bold.  They even frame it!

...but yet they muck it up with all those scratches.  What's the point?  If it was a facsimile of an old, used, worn copy (with creases and tattered edges), that'd be one thing.

But this looks like it's been scraped with an ice pick!





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I'm going to look for this this week as a birthday gift
to myself. This was my first Byrne comic and Captain
America is my favorite character. This issue is always
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(For Brian, and anyone else on the lookout:  This was in the home decor section, where you would find other framed art, clocks, bookshelves, etc. Probably a couple isles down from pillows, sheets & bedspreads.

Not sure if Target stocks differently by region, but I'm up in Northern Connecticut, so if you're a fellow New Englander, get out to your local Target pronto!  Sadly, I wasn't able to pick one up for myself, but I think the price was somewhere in the $20 - $25 range.)





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Not really a fan of that distressed look they gave it either, Shaun. Not sure what the point of that is. Huge fan of that cover though and would love to have a framed print of it on my wall. 

Brian, are the ones you've seen at Walmart all scratched up like the one Shaun shared? 
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Sadly, all the cover pictures I've seen so far have that scratched up, distressed look, Shane.

They've had various pictures in at different times when I've checked. So far, I've seen two different Captain Americas (the one shown and the one I mentioned), two different Amazing Spider-Man covers, and an Incredible Hulk. But I'm pretty sure there are others.

I believe the Hulk cover was from issue #156. But I don't remember what issues the Spider-Man covers were from.




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 I've seen these at Meijer's, too. For those who don't have a Target near.
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The distressed look is random for these pieces. Some they scratch up, others they don't.
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The "distressed" thing is about trying to make modern merchandise look vintage by giving it an aged look. This is why you see a lot of things like t-shirts and prints with scratched/faded appearances these days. Younger folks want to have older looking geek stuff without actually having to track anything down beyond what the local stores sell. I think it's lame, but to each their own, I suppose.
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If i buy something new,i want it to look new!
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Yes, but you're not a hipster millennial.
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My first novel, FEARBOOK, was given a "distressed" cover, painted to look scuffed and folded. I actually saw one young woman going thru the copies on the rack, looking, as she told me, for a good one. I don't explained what she was seeing, and she thought it was totally stupid.
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I'm actually fond of some of the distressed look t-shirts. I'm wearing a Captain America one now. But if it's art for the wall I'd rather it look like the way it was originally printed. In the case of Fear Book, that was the way it was intended to look originally. I've seen several comics do stuff like that over the years, have the books look intentionally yellowed with homages of artists of that era and what not. I don't mind that at all because that's the way they wanted it to look. But giving a distressed look to a comic cover that didn't originally have it seems kind of silly and kind of ruins the art. It doesn't look so much vintage and just like it's been attacked by a cat.  Although I guess there must be a market for it or they wouldn't be making them this way.
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I hate the "distressed" look.
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I don't mind the distressed look on certain things. The cover pics being distressed is no big deal to me. I've even seen some distressed furniture that I liked. But I don't like distressed looking clothing. And that includes accessories, such as hats.
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Have two different JB She-Hulk shirts from back in high school(1988) but those mediums just don't fit anymore.  Got this XL from ebay.  I hope JB gets his cut.  Granted, she shouldn't be "savage" she should be "sensational" and I'm not that big of a fan of gray shirts, but it's a JB She-Hulk #1 and that counts for a lot.
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Cool t-shirt, Andy!
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That`s a great shirt Andy,i love the grey though! After
a lifetime of wearing black rock t-shirts i like it when
black or white t-shirts have a great design on them,it
makes a nice change!
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I have that Captain America JB print on my wall - I picked it up about a year ago.  I bought it the moment I saw it, and it was a good thing because they were wiped out pretty fast.  It hangs next to a similar print of AMAZING SPIER-MAN #50, which is John Romita Sr.'s "Spider-Man No More!" cover - so you are in good company, JB!

What I really like about this specific print is that it is silkscreened on canvas, and the wood that it is mounted on is about  1.25" thick, so it looks great on the wall.

Marvel has also made comic cover that are printed directly on wood.  The colors are really good, and some of them are not distressed.  The only JB cover that I have seen in this format is the "Let the Wookie Win" STAR WARS cover.  I snapped that up as well!  



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I saw THIS stuck to the wall at our local game/comics store.




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