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by SwiftMann
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:54:58 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: might be of interest...Dynamite is midst launching shared superhero universe
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: might be of interest...Dynamite is midst launching shared superhero universe

The first MiB came out in 1990. The second came out in 1991, which is the year the smut became the norm.
by SwiftMann
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:19:27 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

I didn’t mean to start a frenzy with this thread or create any animosity. Don't think there's any animosity created. Just some polite disagreement. Am I the only weirdo among the group who collects these UK variants? If anybody has any they wish to part with, please dm me. I don't search them out, ...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:06:33 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

Like I said, I wasn't sure when UK variants started. I've seen plenty of examples from the 70s, not so much earlier. I think focusing on the Amazing Fantasy example is an outlier in all ways for any market. To all the niche collectors, myself included, knock yourselves out with pence variants, newss...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:16:56 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

I understand your perspective. I just, respectfully, disagree with it. You can't compare the demand of an Amazing Fantasy #15 to that of a UK priced... anything. Well, unless it's Amazing Fantasy #15 (but I don't think the UK prices came until the 70s - could be off there). Those big ticket items ar...
by SwiftMann
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:40:54 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

Despite not being a “thing”, finding pence keys in grade, if at all, can be very difficult. No one is disputing that. Your original post asked why they were less costly. The answer is no demand. Rarity unto itself doesn't make things pricey. That's correct... however, when there is a slight increas...
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:29:17 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

JCP wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:53:02 pm
Despite not being a “thing”, finding pence keys in grade, if at all, can be very difficult.
No one is disputing that. Your original post asked why they were less costly. The answer is no demand. Rarity unto itself doesn't make things pricey.
by SwiftMann
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:56:18 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Marvel U.K. Pence Variants

There are also AUS versions and likely others. As already stated, they are novelty at this point and cheaper because there is no real demand. And I don't know the timing but these are likely thought of as later printings or "not the real" versions by U.S. collectors. It's a step down from newsstand ...
by SwiftMann
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:14:46 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: New Exec Editor at Valiant and a promised new direction!
Replies: 19
Views: 1242

Re: New Exec Editor at Valiant and a promised new direction!

The Harbinger wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:28:34 pm
Substack is where the magic is now
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by SwiftMann
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:15:25 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: HARBINGER #1 Signature Series with Certificate (Signed by both writers)
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: HARBINGER #1 Signature Series with Certificate (Signed by both writers)

Pretty sure a large segment of this board decided this series was going to be pushing "political agendas" they don't agree with. A bunch of folks seem to hate the art and while the venn diagram with the above overlaps in some ways, it's not one circle. A bunch of folks seem to have just given up on ...
by SwiftMann
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:38:33 pm
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: Opinion on CGC Submission
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Opinion on CGC Submission

I submitted the same book recently. I'd say the top left was slightly dinged like yours and it was a 9.6. Still totally worth it. With that bottom right compression on the pages, don't expect a 9.8.
by SwiftMann
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:26:24 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar (2020) #5
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: X-O Manowar (2020) #5

I had to look through recent issues (totally forgot about that Doctor Tomorrow series).

I was thinking of the sequences in the latter issues of Dan Abnett's Rai run, not Bloodshot.
by SwiftMann
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:17:09 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman #4 (by Cullen Bunn)
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Shadowman #4 (by Cullen Bunn)

I knew there were folks liking this so I thought one of them might post. They didn't. For me, it was another issue with a solid, creepy opening. But then it becomes another issue of monologue and two completely unnecessary double-page spreads. There's just not enough story here. And, yeah, whatever ...
by SwiftMann
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:16:17 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar (2020) #5
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: X-O Manowar (2020) #5

Quite honestly, the last 5 or so pages were surprisingly good! I was happy to see Shanhara of Gennin again. For a moment I was thinking "this is actually getting better!" Having been very negative about this series thus far, I'm really excited about the next issue now.... Maybe that's just the sent...
by SwiftMann
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:02:20 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: X-O Manowar (2020) #5
Replies: 5
Views: 251

X-O Manowar (2020) #5

First five pages were in this weekend's FCBD issue, so skipped those.

Fell asleep five pages later. Not nodded off for a second, completely passed out. Woke up. Couldn't even remember what it was I was reading because this is NOT an X-O book. I don't know what it's trying to be, but it stinks.
by SwiftMann
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:27:00 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Valiant FCBD 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Valiant FCBD 2021

Ninjak artwork is even less clear than the first issue.

X-O is an unmitigated mess under Hopeless.

Harbinger preview didn't really do anything.
by SwiftMann
Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:59:02 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Marvel Comics Fans 1961-1997 on Facebook
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Marvel Comics Fans 1961-1997 on Facebook

I just assumed they were anti-Joe Quesada since the big thing in 1998 was Marvel Knights which led to him being EIC.

That or they LURVED Heroes Reborn and are still shaking their fist at Heroes Return.
by SwiftMann
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:58:52 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Ninjak #1(2021) Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1225

Re: Ninjak #1(2021) Review

The Khassoggi story was a but much, but, yeah, it all happen outside in broad daylight made no sense. Once we got past that I enjoyed the story and dialogue. I've always been a fan of Parker though. The art... First, the coloring is an absolutely eyesore. I have a hard time accepting that is a subje...
by SwiftMann
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:38:59 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: SHADOWMAN #3 Review Thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: SHADOWMAN #3 Review Thoughts

I'm not a fan of this creative team (plus the coloring was really unenjoyable this issue). That said, this was far and away their best issue, but that's faint praise.

I really don't think I like that last panel or where the concept will take us.
by SwiftMann
Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:17:23 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on NINJAK #1 due on July 14, 2021?
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Thoughts on NINJAK #1 due on July 14, 2021?

I don't have a problem with the linework, especially on a Jeff Parker penned book. But those colors! Painful.
by SwiftMann
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:54:15 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Visitor #6
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: The Visitor #6

the most intriguing part is the 2nd epilogue and revelation that one of the Japanese security guys was a clone from Dr. Silk. Silk's involvement was revealed last issue. we all know nobody could possibly prevent the creation of New Japan. Which is why six issues to just tell a very boring time it g...
by SwiftMann
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:52:44 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Visitor #6
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

The Visitor #6

More of an overall review, but applies to this issue specifically too... Unforgivably clunky story with a very odd artistic choice.
by SwiftMann
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:25:48 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: The Visitor #5
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: The Visitor #5

MJ Kim's art was boring. Soo Lee's is just not good (and I dug Fantomah). Add to that the 13+ month gap and decision to just hamfistedly throw in some Valiant universe references after being ridiculously subtle for four previous issues and this book remains skipable nonsense. Also, when is this taki...
by SwiftMann
Mon May 31, 2021 11:42:10 am
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman (2021) #2
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Shadowman (2021) #2

Glad you enjoyed it. In my copy those were hard to make out images that didn't add anything for me or change the fact it was 10 pages of repetitive dialogue in a 20 page issue.

But I'm not a fan of Bunn or Davis-Hunt work on general, so this execution wasn't likely to speak to me.
by SwiftMann
Sun May 30, 2021 8:54:46 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 7 colored pages from Ninjak #1....and an "Outlaws" question
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: 7 colored pages from Ninjak #1....and an "Outlaws" question

I looked at these when they were originally posted and was kind of indifferent. I usually love Parker and Pulido so wasn't too worried.

Then I just saw them physically in Shadowman #2 and the coloring is a HUGE problem. Hurts the eyes problematic.
by SwiftMann
Sun May 30, 2021 8:51:57 pm
Forum: VALIANT Published Issue Discussions
Topic: Shadowman (2021) #2
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Shadowman (2021) #2

A really strong, creepy 3-page start. Then 10 (TEN!!!) monotonous pages of Shadowman and Semedi walking around a ghost town. Then a five-page fight scene followed by a two-page wrap up. This book has horrible pacing issues.

The art ranges from static to unclear.