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by steverino
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:35:27 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New PC!
Replies: 16
Views: 2299

I am SO done with PC... update driver here, need a better graphics card there, need even MORE ran now, will need a bigger hard drive later. And the fact that you need more anti-virus protection than ever just has me frustrated. Like now, I am SURE that I bought this beast with a 150 gig hard drive ...
by steverino
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:19:03 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Apple policy may set up a roadblock for digital comics
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Cyberstrike wrote:
Zaphod wrote:There are alternatives to Apple.
Like Microsoft's Windows Phone? :?
Got a much better one: Android.
by steverino
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:10:44 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: The Comic Code Authority is DEAD.
Replies: 32
Views: 451

I stand corrected. Nice post, Heath!
by steverino
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:19:01 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: The Comic Code Authority is DEAD.
Replies: 32
Views: 451

The comics code served it's purpose when they began, it allowed comics to be published that otherwise may have been overlooked due to the torrid time Seduction of the innocent created. As time passed they became less relevant and im surprised that this didnt happen a long time ago to be fair. When ...
by steverino
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:21:57 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: The Comic Code Authority is DEAD.
Replies: 32
Views: 451

The comics code served it's purpose when they began, it allowed comics to be published that otherwise may have been overlooked due to the torrid time Seduction of the innocent created. As time passed they became less relevant and im surprised that this didnt happen a long time ago to be fair. When ...
by steverino
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:30:21 pm
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: slabbing - why or why not? AND has it hurt the hobby?
Replies: 68
Views: 2165

Um.. I'm not too sure that pressing is resto, but it is a concern to many. It is not detectable, regardless. We need to remember that it's only human to want more bang for your buck and pressing is a way to get that. With no way to detect it, there's no deterrent to help stop it. On the bright side,...
by steverino
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:45:40 am
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: slabbing - why or why not? AND has it hurt the hobby?
Replies: 68
Views: 2165

I can't help but feel the possibility that CGC has hurt the hobby. I think that instead of spending money on books and helping the comic shops, comic collectors are now spending money on a 'guarantee'. A guarantee that a certain comic is of a certain quality. Though that guarantee can, at times, be...
by steverino
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:06:34 pm
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: slabbing - why or why not? AND has it hurt the hobby?
Replies: 68
Views: 2165

I can't help but feel the possibility that CGC has hurt the hobby. I think that instead of spending money on books and helping the comic shops, comic collectors are now spending money on a 'guarantee'. A guarantee that a certain comic is of a certain quality. Though that guarantee can, at times, be ...
by steverino
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:09:03 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: The Comic Code Authority is DEAD.
Replies: 32
Views: 451

I've always thought the comics code was a good thing. It forced writers and artist to tell their stories within certain bounds and made them use their imaginations to the fullest extent without using cheap vulgarity and violence to draw in readers. Sure there have been early stories published withou...
by steverino
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:23:31 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Top 50 artists and Top 50 writers per CBR
Replies: 21
Views: 339

Bullsh!t indeed. Alan Moore is #1. He shouldn't have even made the top 1000. In my opinion, you cannot possibly be good at anything and hate what you are doing or hate the people you are doing it for. John. Buscema. He HATED drawing super heroes. True, but he was a true professional. And his art on...
by steverino
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:04:44 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Top 50 artists and Top 50 writers per CBR
Replies: 21
Views: 339

It's not a list of who is the greatest. It's a list of favourites. I agree with Draco, the artists one is all over the place... but at least Liefeld aint there :lol: Shut Your Mouth! - He is the best foot artist --- EVER!!!! I want to prove you wrong but I can't find any feet that Liefeld drew to s...
by steverino
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:44:33 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Top 50 artists and Top 50 writers per CBR
Replies: 21
Views: 339

Bullsh!t indeed. Alan Moore is #1. He shouldn't have even made the top 1000. He is the best writer. Period. I'll have to respectfully disagree with you there. Although many believe the his writing skills are top notch, I've never enjoyed a single storyline he's ever produced, despite his reputation...
by steverino
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:26:43 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Top 50 artists and Top 50 writers per CBR
Replies: 21
Views: 339

Bullsh!t indeed. Alan Moore is #1. He shouldn't have even made the top 1000.
by steverino
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:02:20 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: Valiant Community Project on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Man! If you'd waited only 2 more weeks, I would have definitely put in a bid on that!! That's a super-sweet project!

Hate being broke! :mad:
by steverino
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:01:58 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Red Leaf Comics
Replies: 41
Views: 1262

Awesome job on those covers!
by steverino
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:52:15 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: What If....
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Jack Kirby's style would not go well with Shooter. Shooter even made Barry Winsor-Smith tone down his art for Valiant, saying it was too dynamic or something.
by steverino
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:24:33 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Why is Batman a Ninja and Not Iron Man?
Replies: 69
Views: 1384

I have to admit, Batman not killing anyone is my biggest problem with the character. Even Spider-man's been put to the brink where he was willing to kill the Green Goblin! No matter how many times Batman explains or makes excuses, or who wrote them, they are lame. The Joker has gotten out many, many...
by steverino
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:18:16 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Why is Batman a Ninja and Not Iron Man?
Replies: 69
Views: 1384

Lex Luthor has no business being Superman's arch-nemesis. He's only human after all. I think Lex is a stupid enemy. The Leader is more probably, since the Hulk is much slower and the Leader has super-intelligence and real heavy technology. Nonetheless, the Hulk usually does kick his *SQUEE* pretty ...
by steverino
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:42:37 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Why is Batman a Ninja and Not Iron Man?
Replies: 69
Views: 1384

But as I explained in the earlier post, that doesn't make any sense, so it really doesn't matter to me. That's just bad writing and character worship. I don't know why people can't seem to understand the implications of his super speed and senses to the degree of being able to move millions of time...
by steverino
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:21:13 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Why is Batman a Ninja and Not Iron Man?
Replies: 69
Views: 1384

Dude Batman always wins. Draco back me up! :lol: This is why I can't stand Batman and Wolverine fanboys. It's like arguing that Lyoto Machida could beat Godzilla. Batman has a anit-Godzilla thingy in his belt to beat Godzilla. That's what Batman does! He carries things in his belt. Because he's BAT...
by steverino
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:25:06 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Power Has Consequences
Replies: 37
Views: 857

RJMooreII wrote:My ideal comic would be something like a the Aberrant rpg written by an Objectivist anarchist.
Punisher War Journal #8 was one of my favs. Jim Lee and Carl Potts were a great team.
by steverino
Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:11:57 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Power Has Consequences
Replies: 37
Views: 857

Are we trying to imagine superheroes in a realistic way? No, in a consistent way. Taking the given premises of the story and following them to their logical conclusion. But then we wouldn't have Batman. We'd have Iron Bat. And that would.. well, suck! Comics is my escape from reality, and should no...
by steverino
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:19:15 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Power Has Consequences
Replies: 37
Views: 857

Wait as sec.... Are we trying to imagine superheroes in a realistic way? Doesn't that kinda defeat the point? Comics is my escape from reality, and should not mirror it in any way except to make the characters more accessible to the reader. Therefore, realism can be very counterproductive to comics....
by steverino
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:12:43 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Why is Batman a Ninja and Not Iron Man?
Replies: 69
Views: 1384

Because he's BATMAN!!!
by steverino
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:43:47 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Why is Batman a Ninja and Not Iron Man?
Replies: 69
Views: 1384

Because he's BATMAN!

That's what he does. Iron man's a pansy! Batman's got some anti-Iron Man thing in his belt because that's what BATMAN does! He carries things in this belt.

Cause he's BATMAN!