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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:37:14 pm 
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I was selling insurance door to door and a new guy started in the office. The conversation turned to comics and he remarked that a big name comics guy's mother lived in the area. When he said the name, I said "who" and he repeated it again like I was a comic leper ..." Jim Shooter! His mom! you never heard of Jim Shooter?" He was basically spit screaming. I said "oh, yeah, shooter" to keep from getting my head bashed in but could only remember a little of the shooter story. Anyway, the guy said, he thought he had heard shooter was starting a new company and we decided to look Mrs. Shooter up. We did and a short time later, we were knocking on her door. She answered and I quickly explained what we were doing there. Instead of shooting us or slamming the door, she invited the two of us in. Mr. Shooter (Jim's dad) was there too and we began to talk and listen, mostly listen, for at least the next two hours. Mrs. Shooter proved to be a great lady, an even prouder mom and when we were done, she invited us back later down the line when the comics started coming out. I won't bore everyone to death because there is so much more I could write. Maybe later. She handed me a Cheesosaurus Rex and off I went. I'm glad I found this board and look forward to more posts.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:41:27 pm 
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
Nice art! (I used to own that.)
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Favorite character: Bloodshot
Favorite title: Harbinger
Favorite writer: Joshua Dysart
Favorite artist: Lewis LaRosa
Welcome to the board. Do you still have the Cheesosaurus Rex???
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:37:07 pm 
A toast to the return of Valiant!
A toast to the return of Valiant!
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Neat story. Welcome to the board.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:40:34 pm 
Well I think I talked enough poop...
Well I think I talked enough poop...
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Location: Dead Universe Comics, Buckinghamshire, England
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Favorite title: X-O vh1
Favorite writer: Good question?
Favorite artist: ooooh another good question
Lovely little tale.

Do come back and tell more.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:30:13 pm 
You gotta have Faith!
You gotta have Faith!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:38:18 pm 
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
I bought my first comics at Kwik-E-Mart
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One of the more unique stories! Welcome :thumb:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:55:59 pm 
Those responsible for those remarks have been sacked.
Those responsible for those remarks have been sacked.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:04:50 pm 
It's Porktastic!!!
It's Porktastic!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:25:41 pm 
Harbinger rank: Nensei
Harbinger rank: Nensei

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hello and welcome


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:36:02 pm 
Why don't we just call ourselves C-Men and be done with it
Why don't we just call ourselves C-Men and be done with it
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:16:16 pm 
the hole just keeps getting deeper
the hole just keeps getting deeper
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:23:24 pm 
Clinkin' bottles with Aram
Clinkin' bottles with Aram
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awesome valiant story....nice cheese rex cameo too... :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:56:11 pm 
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thanks for the welcomes! i still have the Cheesosaurus Rex. Its a neat book. Mrs. Shooter did invite us back and I left her my phone number. Soon, she called, very excited, and said the books were finally coming out. She was so proud of Jim! Needless to say, I got all those early Valiants as they came out, visited Mrs. Shooter repeatedly and read them to death. They are some of the best stories, some of the most retrograde art and artists, even steve ditko on some and others equally as committed to artful storytelling. Great colors. Just a fantastic universe until it all came apart, rather quickly. I wrote a first appearances guide coupled with storylines across all the early books. I was never such a comic book collector, had to read my cousins mostly to keep up with my supers. But Valiant changed all that and collapsed it all in a few short issues. Right in the middle of the price mania, i sold some fof the extras i had by just walking around a convention with them in my hands. people could not get them quick enough and never balked at the price, typically telling me some amazing amount. It was all pretty crazy, as most of you know. I kept some good copies and of course still have my reading copies. I really like those stories and when i read them again i miss the valiant universe. more later and thanks again for the welcome.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:19:09 am 
using a Welsh to American translator
using a Welsh to American translator
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Welcome to the board dude and thanks for sharing your story.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:25:18 am 
Turok #12 is the 1st appearance of Turok
Turok #12 is the 1st appearance of Turok
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Top Ten stories ever, easy.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:08:40 pm 
nice one
nice one
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