Remember when Superheroes used to fight bank robbers and purse snatchers?
Remember when a hero fought the villain only a couple buildings and few cars got smashed and not the entire bloody city? Something even ordinary insurance could cover and not cripple the economy of the entire country trying fix it if they really had to.
Remember when some story lines ended after a single issue. Stand alones...merciful Allah I'd kill for a stand alone story and not another all encompassing
Okay I was in my LCS today buying my weekly load of nerdware. Before I pay I ask the young lady behind the counter a very profound question. One that I think may be beyond anyone's answering.
"So, 'Infinity' or 'Trinity War'?"
As I feared she had no clear answer to my quandary. So we discussed the Next Big Events, the build up, the interest on-line, which will be the most underwhelming, etc...I even ask her what books she collecting, as I'm always on the look
Kids these days, gotta love 'em.
One of them was talking to me about the Avengers movie and how he scored a comic that was way old and stuff. He went on and on about it and what's going to happen next in the sequel. I smiled and nodded and replied that was way cool. Didn't say what was in my heart. Didn't want to say this:
You think you're a Nerd, boy? Not bloody likely, boy.
I'M A NERD.
I was there when the Dark Knight Returned!
I was there when
Anyone else really hate Thursdays?
Everything seems to go wrong on this day more than any other. Monday's aren't bad, people are still getting into the swing of things.
But Thursdays...damn it, if it can go wrong it will and on Thursday.
The week can't end fast enough.
There was a time when comic geeks were just a bunch of young boys buying their comics from the grocery store, reading them and then dumping them in a pile in the corner of his messy bedroom.
Now when I started collecting things started to change. Stores dedicated to comics were being created; they were our sanctuary, where we can peruse the books at our leisure, find something new, something old, and drool over the sudden increase of value of our books. These stores have since become