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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:21 pm 
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So last week I was at a printing facility in Quebec working on a contract negotiation. At one point I was given a tour of the facility and what were most of the presses running? Next month's editions of DC comics. Saw the Green Lantern, Savage Hawkman, All-Star Western and Batman covers along with a bunch more but I can't remember them right now.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:15 am 
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I stole a copy of I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets from the library.

That is some insane, brilliant stuff.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:37 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:49 am 
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Arkham City reminds me that I want the game.

Never played the first one. Should I?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:28 pm 
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Arkham City reminds me that I want the game.

Never played the first one. Should I?
Both are great games, you like great games so yeah, you should get it.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:32 am 
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Re-reading the Cerebus saga for the third or fourth time, preparing for an eBook I plan to self-pub on it.

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Would I like it, Shoe? The Cerebus saga, that is.


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Honestly? I have no idea. I'm not sure I know your tastes.

I'll say this: I believe the first five phonebooks i.e. collections are about as good as comics get (with the caveat that the first is not great, it's watching a genius get his feet). They're very funny, very intelligent, very literate, and all the while uniquely comics.

So, maybe?

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Went in to my local shop to get my weekly grab and saw this on the shelf.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:36 pm 
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whoa...what. is. that???!?!!

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whoa...what. is. that???!?!!
Awesome, right?


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Very cool.

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Chris Knight wrote:
whoa...what. is. that???!?!!
There's one more. If you can't find it let me know and I'll get it and send it your way.


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Appreciate it, but I snagged a copy online about 10 minutes after you posted that picture.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:40 pm 
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Appreciate it, but I snagged a copy online about 10 minutes after you posted that picture.

Well FINE! Try to do something nice for somebody and look what happens! :(


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That does look very cool. I'll have to look for it. My only Froud stuff, from way back in my youth, circa 1977. Notice how much the cover illustration looks like the Mystics.

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There's another book that came out about the same time (same author, too), featuring Froud artwork:

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And, of course, the granddaddy of Dark Crystal books:

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(that's the B&N reprint, which was considerably cheaper than the $800+ asking price for the original edition).

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Techiedude wrote:
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Appreciate it, but I snagged a copy online about 10 minutes after you posted that picture.

Well FINE! Try to do something nice for somebody and look what happens! :(

ha...sorry, but I'm a rabid Dark Crystal fan. I spent far too much money on the mystic statue, and even more on the land strider statue (horse/rabbit thing that Kira and Jen ride):

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I wonder if that proposed Dark Crystal sequel (which was to have featured a blend of puppetry and CGI) is still a go.

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I wonder if that proposed Dark Crystal sequel (which was to have featured a blend of puppetry and CGI) is still a go.

It is, in fact, not a go. There's no financial backing.

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Chris Knight wrote:
Monterey Jack wrote:
I wonder if that proposed Dark Crystal sequel (which was to have featured a blend of puppetry and CGI) is still a go.

It is, in fact, not a go. There's no financial backing.


A shame. Disney can blow $200 million on a sequel to fucking Tron, but no one can scrape together a fraction of that for another Dark Crystal?

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fucking Tron?

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Has anyone watched the last 13 years of The Simpsons?

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Chris Knight wrote:
Has anyone watched the last 13 years of The Simpsons?

At the very least we know Matt Groening hasn't.

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Epic/Marvel's Hellraiser comics were some of the best horror comics of the 1980s. The new series from BOOM! isn't quite as good, but still surprisingly awesome. Captures the spirit of Clive's original story/film better than any of the sequels since part 3.

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Chris Knight wrote:
Has anyone watched the last 13 years of The Simpsons?

At the very least we know Matt Groening hasn't.


I have actually watched every episode at least once on original showing. Yes, it isn't as good as it once was, few things can maintain high quality for 20 years, but they do have a few episodes each year that are very good, and there is usually at least one joke an episode that I find funny.

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I stopped watching The Simpsons regularly around 2000/01, as it had been faltering for a while. I think the breaking point for me was that disgusting episode where Homer got raped by a panda ("I reek of panda love...!"). Since then, the only Simpsons-related thing I've authentically enjoyed was the 2007 movie, which had some of the spark of the early, classic seasons. Every now and again I'll catch a new episode (or at least parts of one), and I rarely find myself laughing, or even cracking a smile. Every plotline, every character, has been done to DEATH by now. You know a show has been running too long when even throwaway one-shot characters like Disco Stu have had multiple episodes devoted to them. I honestly think the only thing that will end the series at this point is one of the irreplacable main voice cast members dying or else just walking away, and I can't see why they'd walk away from such a cushy, lucrative job any time soon ("They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house! I'm not made of stone!"). It's sad that the point where there were more mediocre/bad seasons of the show than good ones occured...what, four, five years ago?

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My longest Amazon pre-order ever (nearly 2 years) arrived today, and it was worth the wait:

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Joost Swarte is a master of Claire Ligne style, and I grew up reading his stuff in Holland. Totally recommended if you like quirky stories, and/or art that resembles Tintin.

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Chris Knight wrote:
My longest Amazon pre-order ever (nearly 2 years) arrived today, and it was worth the wait:

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Joost Swarte is a master of Claire Ligne style, and I grew up reading his stuff in Holland. Totally recommended if you like quirky stories, and/or art that resembles Tintin.

Is it in English? Brian doesn't know Dutch.


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Yes, all translated.

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Chris Knight wrote:
Yes, all translated.

Into what language?

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