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Books & Comics / Re: comic waffle
« on: 02 November, 2022, 09:43:51 PM »
I tried to get my x3 nephews into comics via 2th / asterix / tintin and complete arcs of amazing spid.  green lantern etc.

no joy - they're sticking to the world of ps5

but then i had a thought the other day:

If i remember correctly, comics cost me around 75p when i first got into them and they're £4.00 approx at the mo'

Either a young person is getting them via, hand-me-down / parent buying or pocket money.

it must be hard to discover something great when it has a hefty price-tag attached?

and i still cant believe the top 300 comics number 1 was only bought by 78,080 people [approx] in the world [icv2 diamond]

Oh, and i went to the xl centre to a comic-con a few years ago and wasn't able to buy any comics there

hoping free comic book day and digital editions help bring in a new generation?

Well coming back to comics after a very long time away I noticed how comics are sold thesedays. A few select collectable stores and book shops compared when they used to be sold all over the place. Yes I know about the digital market and tried it, but something is lost in the comic book experience imo. I am getting most of the back issue stuff off a local comic reseller and third party amazon sellers (even Ebay at a pinch).

Comics were more of a thing back then and gaming culture wasn't as big as it was today. The big and little kids are into gaming, but one did raid my comics to read. Some JLA, Marvel Civil War, Username Evie, Zombo and they got themselves a Flash Rebirth local. For kids to get into comics we really need to pass the torch on thesedays to get some eyes on.

As I am not a speculator/collector so I am not bothered to much about condition. I am picking up GN for a song £3 to £5 off resellers graded at mostly very good. So I have a lot cheap books that I don't care if they get more worn by the kids.

Film & TV / Re: Fallout TV show.
« on: 30 October, 2022, 06:33:11 PM »
I got a Fallout TV show and star in it every week. Fallout 3/5 and FNV... :) 76 wasn't for me.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 04 October, 2022, 02:48:01 AM »
Thought I lost my passion for gaming, but it's all about finding the right thing reignite the passion. Funny thing it is a mod Call of Chernobyl. Limited main story element, but lots of side missions. Plus it has all the maps of the three games to wander about it and some interesting gear changes.

Books & Comics / Re: 2000 AD Digest only four, but would of liked more.
« on: 29 September, 2022, 10:38:27 PM »
Ok thank for that I get the Rogue Trooper stuff pretty easy and cheap. I remember reading about him back in the day like Dredd. I can't really remember anything Strontium Dog related. The character must not of made a long lasting impression. I do remember Slaine, Zenith and ABC warriors more so.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 28 September, 2022, 04:04:50 PM »
Don't normally buy GN new I get them pre-owed local or Amazon third party seller for about £5. I did get Batman Earth One complete out of Forbidden Planet on sale £22 ish that is a chunky book (it's also in the online store on sale). I think I got lucky picking Zombo for £2 at the same store (not that price online, but still on sale).

Books & Comics / Re: 2000 AD Digest only four, but would of liked more.
« on: 26 September, 2022, 08:02:23 PM »
Ok thank you for that I will look them up. I like something small to carry when I am out. Digital comics on the phone don't really do it for me.

Books & Comics / 2000 AD Digest only four, but would of liked more.
« on: 26 September, 2022, 09:55:36 AM »
Batman vs Dredd was a mixed bag.

Ghost Town with Anderson/Dredd was kind of a sad tale.

Zombo bonkers fun with gallows humor and blood/guts off the charts.

Mandroid oh boy that was a gut punch of a story about a Vet.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 09 August, 2022, 04:22:50 PM »
Is Breaking Bad the one about a chemistry teacher who makes drugs?

Not really into crime drama, but that show was/is EPIC.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 07 August, 2022, 06:57:52 PM »
Sinking City and I picked the worst ending cuz I wanted to see you know. Who wouldn't want to see like that?

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 30 June, 2022, 12:19:56 AM »
Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stovers

Which added depth to the story and characters that the movie so lacked.

I went through the suggestions and found pretty nearly all the samples for these comics. The art and story I gravitated to was Black Science. Finding one is still better than none for sure. So thanks again for all the help.

Thank you for all the suggestions. Trying to sort through mountains of decades of sci-fi comics can be quite confusing. I do appreciate the time taken to help out.

I have tried some of the classic cape stuff Marvel/DC, but I seem to really enjoy the sci-fi stuff more like Dredd/Anderson. I enjoyed Artifacts volume 1-3, Aphrodite IX. Mass Effect collection was just filler. The one cape story I did really get into was The Watchmen. Frank Miller Batman seems to resonate. I liked the Batman/Robin and the Dark Knight stuff.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 02 June, 2022, 09:20:40 PM »
The last game I felt I really played was Death Stranding. It's been really hard to get into a game ever since. I am in gaming limbo at the moment.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 29 May, 2022, 10:37:40 PM »
Yeah Moorcock Eternal Champion arc is a very long and fun run. I culled 50% of my book collection, but every Moorcock novel survived the cull.

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