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column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« on: September 19, 2005, 04:53:38 PM »
reference: http://www.timewastersguide.com/view.php?id=1155

Y'know, the great thing about having a column, is that it's like having the microphone. Only you can't see when the people get annoyed and walk out on you.

So, how did YOU first start reading comics?
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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 05:29:41 PM »
Our dad was a huge comic collector back in the day (the typical story: his mom threw them all away when he left on his mission), so that got Mustard and I into comics pretty young. I've never really collected them, though Mustard had some of the Venom/Carnage series, and I've taken to buying trades for series I really dig, like Kingdom Come and Maus. Overall I have to consider myself more of a superhero fan than a comicbook fan, if that distinction has any meaning.
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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 06:03:33 PM »
Yeah, I think I had an 18 month subscription to Amazing Spider-Man.  I loved them, though that was the only time that I ever bought on a regular basis.  I hate comic stores too much to even look anymore.
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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2005, 09:12:45 AM »
interestingly enough, comic stores are the subject of my next column.

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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2005, 10:28:48 AM »
Thats not very surprising.
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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2005, 11:32:37 AM »
It's actually about comic stores and Supergirl.
also, Joe.

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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2005, 11:33:48 AM »
I've been to two here in Buffalo. The big named one that most people know about, "Queen City Comics," isn't actually all that great. It's got stuff everywhere and just a really bad atmosphere about it that I don't like. Now, take Seely's Cards & Comics  that I would normally frequent. They had a cool store. Things set out on nice shelves, and a table filled with this week's newest comics (new comics arrive every wednesday around 1 pm). They moved down the street a ways. Into what I believe was once a pizza parlor. Well maybe not parlor, but you get the idea (music farm). Anyway, it's not a bad place and the staff is rather nice. I think since I started frequenting there so much the guy started giving me a bit of a discount, maybe. I can't be absolutely sure.

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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005, 05:06:53 PM »
e, if you really liked the concept of the clone who is legally nothing, as it sounded like from your article when you were talking about Ben Reilly and such, I heartily recommend a YA scifi novel called The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. It totally changed how I looked at the clone controversy. One of those books that never really leaves you.

So, if you ever get the chance, read it.
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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2005, 09:48:45 PM »
well, the thing about clones in comic books (Superboy, Match, kaine, Ben Reilly, etc) is that they have nothign to do with how clones really work.

What's fascinating about Superboy is that he's genetically identical to Superman, but he can't age. and then the cloned material did weird stuff, so changed the nature of his powers. yet because he's superman, sorta, he feels like that's what he needs to be.

And BenReilly, he's got Peter's MEMORIES. Dollly doesn't get that. That's what makes it interesting. he's legally no body because he was never born. Not really, anyway. with real cloning, the being is still born, thus will get all the certs and everything. that's why it's an ethics question instead of a delving into human nature.

Anyway, I suppose the book might have that too, but I'm just clarifying what was cool about that.

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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2005, 10:00:44 PM »
'Nobody knows less about science than I do'.

- White haired guy who made spider man.
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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2005, 01:17:15 AM »
I'm not really a comic book person, so I didn't get much out of this article.

I'm guessing most of your readers are, however.
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Re: column: Page 33, Vol. I, #3
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2005, 09:55:30 AM »
Quote
'Nobody knows less about science than I do'.

- White haired guy who made spider man.

That would be Stan Lee.

and yeah, the idea is that i'm talking about comics, so I assume most of my readers do. Though I try to appeal outwardly not by forcing people to my point of view, but by trying to explain to them WHY I have my view.