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Help! / Looking for a affordable flat style A3 scanner
« on: 01 February, 2016, 06:54:43 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good A3 "flat" style scanner? Up until recently i've been using my fathers Epson (A4) but now they are moving abroad it'll be going with them, I could really do with my own.

Games / The 2D Fighters thread
« on: 31 January, 2016, 12:28:24 PM »
Figured it was about time someone opened a thread for the vast back catalogue of 2D based fighters out on the market.

I'm currently punching up about 2 hours of gameplay on Ultra Street Fighter IV in the build up to Street Fighter V in a few months which i'm not 100% certain could possibly live up to the smooth gameplay mechanics of IV, despite much improved graphics. It already appears to have a stunning and essential roster of characters, mind you, though i'm still uncertain who'se daft idea it was ot make Guille and Juri Han DLC only! And where the hell is Dudley?!

There is also a new King of Fighters game on the horrizon, however I have never played a KoF game in my life despite knowing i'll very much enjoy them. I see theirs a tri-bundle pack on steam for a very reasonable price, so is that the best entry point for a new player? Is the gameplay more akin to Tekken than Street Fighter (i.e. hand to hand combo based rather than projectiles)?


Help! / Modify the size of imbeded Photobucket pic's?
« on: 19 January, 2016, 06:33:58 PM »
Title say's it all, how on earth do I rid myself of these ghastly over sized pictures?!

Books & Comics / The Digital Comic Museum - Public Domain Comics
« on: 10 January, 2016, 08:42:24 PM »
Thanks to a delightful video on what is arguably the firstsuperhero comic book, Spring Heeled Jack, I discovered that tou can read a bunch of golden age comics at The Digital Comic Museum, where a huge mass of public domain comics from the likes of Lev Gleeson, Joe Kubert, and John Biro are avialble to read and download, free of charge. They even compiled character based "archive" editions for the likes of Blue Beetle, Phantom Lady and Silver Streak. I'm reading the Daredevil and The Claw collection via Chunky and it's quite bizarre to think these are over 80 years old and I can read them on my Ipad!


Off Topic / Happy New Year, Creeps
« on: 31 December, 2015, 07:30:02 PM »
Well, seeing as i'll probably be asleep at midnight seeing as i'm driving down to Cornwall in the morning, have a cracking night out (or in) you lot and remember to drink irresponsibly!

Happy new year to all forumites.

Classifieds / Wanted: Batman/Grendel
« on: 29 November, 2015, 09:15:33 PM »
About to give Wagner's Grendel saga a read and the only missing volume from my collection is the DC/Dark Horse Batman vs. Grendel, featuring two different crossovers.

It's somewhat hard to come by, but if anyone has a copy and is willing to name a price i'll be a happy man.

Help! / Sluggish PC help
« on: 27 November, 2015, 12:58:42 PM »
My PC has started to become extremely slow to respond to actions. Web page loading, Steam booting, game play and graphics lag. Any advice on how I can speed it up?

Books & Comics / Out of Print Classics
« on: 20 November, 2015, 11:04:55 AM »
Title say's it all really, their are so many ace comics about that often not only do readers get spoiled for choice but distributers have to gamble which classics are in need of a rerelease.

I for one have always been frustrated with how American Flagg! has been treated by the likes of Image, Dynamite and Titan. It's a brilliant comic, from what some 12 issues i've read and in dire need of a proper omnibus release, not the slap dash part releases we've seen thus far.

Early Groo the Wanderer is also sparsely available, with the first dozen volumes being somewhat difficult to track down and a few going for crazy prices, and thats a shame as Groo is a cracking comic in much need of a better set of trades.

So yeah, this is basicly a thread for moaning. Not that we have enough of that as it is!

Film & TV / Superbob
« on: 05 November, 2015, 10:18:46 AM »
Billed as "Britains first superhero franchise"*, Superbob is a comedy movie thats been doing the rounds at a few film festivals and a limited cinema run (it's nowhere in sight here in Bolton). It actually looks quite fun, but a lot of it might balance on how much Catherine Tate you can stomach. One for when it comes out on DVD I think.


But we all know thats a lie, eh. Zenith, anyone?

Books & Comics / Astro City sale at Comixology
« on: 15 September, 2015, 08:56:35 PM »
One of the several long runing indi titles i've been meaning to get into for some time. Mulling over nabbing the entire run of the original 6 issue mini series.

Film & TV / Who wanted a Hellraiser boxset again?
« on: 20 July, 2015, 04:24:31 PM »
Arrow just keep the ball rolling. After Society they are now aiming to release the first three Hellraiser films in a boxed set in October. I'm down for this.


Film & TV / Concrete TV series from Universal
« on: 08 July, 2015, 03:58:26 PM »
No news on a director yet, but a deal has been struck between Dark Horse and Universal for four TV series based off oc their comic book properties to be adapted for the silver screen. First of these is Paul Chadwicks Concrete. I've yet to read the rest of the series but i've adored the first few volumes and know it to be a very good series indeed, so hopefully it'll make for good TV.

Books & Comics / Usagi Yojimbo thread
« on: 30 May, 2015, 07:55:59 PM »
Well, I've finally started to read Stan Sakai's master work, Usagi Yojimbo. Proper, that is, after the Senso mini series of last year. #145 was a tasty starting point and immensely enjoyable but I still want to get into the back catalogue as soon as humanly possible. Only thing is, their seem to be rather a lot of collected editions (28, I believe?) and a great many different editions. So, which is the best place to start? The single TBP's or the omnibus editions?

Books & Comics / Eagle era Dan Dare - Are they worth reading?
« on: 10 May, 2015, 08:08:06 AM »
So now the 2000AD era Dan Dare comics are getting a reprint, and are deffinetly being bought by myself, however besides this yhe inly DD comics I own, are the Garth Ennis (admittedly superb run) on the series. So, now that I know the Titan run of collections from the original Eagle might be getting a reprint, is it worth me taking the plunge on the greater body of work on the character?

I've started up a comic book related blog a few months ago, it'll mainly cover my ussual pull list from the NCBDF but i'll also do some more in depth reviews of titles I get each month. It's on tumblr if anyone wants to follow...


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