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  • Martin
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    Full Bleed Volume 4:
    Interior
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  • Martin
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    Full Bleed Volume 4 with Slipcase for the set:
    Exterior
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  • Martin
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    Another addition from Joe Hill's charity sale,
    Locke & Key Shades of Terror Coloring Book:
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  • Martin
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    And a few interior photos:
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  • Martin
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    Recently received the Artist Edition of A Scanner Darkly from Suntup.
    Exterior:
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  • Martin
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    The Dill and Strawberries really love the self watering garden box. I need to find more uses for Dill. Tomatoes have recovered from the frost damage. The Dill plant is more than three feet tall and the Strawberry leaves may be the largest I have ever seen.
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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    I like the copy of PLUNGE, as well. I was intrigued by the Hill House line, especially THE DOLLHOUSE FAMILY as I'm a big fan of Mike Carey's work. My days of collecting comics are over, though. It's been 10 years and I don't see me going back to buying monthly books. DC used to be my favorite publisher, by far. "The New 52" killed it for me. Now, when I read the news about upcoming titles from them, I'm just confused. Maybe it'd make sense if I was following books monthly, but from my vantage point they seem to be throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks.

    I have been thinking about following up on some old titles/runs that I never got around to: Grant Morrison's BATMAN run, Peter David's INCREDIBLE HULK (in my opinion, Peter David is one of the best long-form comic book writers), Chuck Dixon's run on ROBIN. I've even been toying with tackling all the SUPERMAN books from John Byrne's relaunch to the "New 52". I also need to get around to reading the entirety of HELLBLAZER and Alan Moore's run on SWAMP THING. Oh, and 100 BULLETS.

    So, there's a decent amount, but it's a distant thought. Something I'd like to get around to, but don't know if I will. I don't really want to spend the money on the books and reading comics on a computer doesn't interest me.
    Prior to Locke & Key I had never purchased a comic. Unless you consider Mad Magazine a comic. While Locke & Key was going strong when I would enter the comic shop they would ask me if I had a box. At that point I never considered it as I planned on being there on release day. When life went hell it would have helped. I have tried find another comic that I enjoyed as much as Locke & Key without success.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    I like the copy of PLUNGE, as well. I was intrigued by the Hill House line, especially THE DOLLHOUSE FAMILY as I'm a big fan of Mike Carey's work. My days of collecting comics are over, though. It's been 10 years and I don't see me going back to buying monthly books. DC used to be my favorite publisher, by far. "The New 52" killed it for me. Now, when I read the news about upcoming titles from them, I'm just confused. Maybe it'd make sense if I was following books monthly, but from my vantage point they seem to be throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks.

    I have been thinking about following up on some old titles/runs that I never got around to: Grant Morrison's BATMAN run, Peter David's INCREDIBLE HULK (in my opinion, Peter David is one of the best long-form comic book writers), Chuck Dixon's run on ROBIN. I've even been toying with tackling all the SUPERMAN books from John Byrne's relaunch to the "New 52". I also need to get around to reading the entirety of HELLBLAZER and Alan Moore's run on SWAMP THING. Oh, and 100 BULLETS.

    So, there's a decent amount, but it's a distant thought. Something I'd like to get around to, but don't know if I will. I don't really want to spend the money on the books and reading comics on a computer doesn't interest me.

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  • khaos
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I was buying them all as they came out until Life got in the way. At some point I will determine what I am missing and try and find the issues I need. I was very pleased to stumble on this issue of Plunge.
    Yeah, if my local comic shop didn't have a pull for me I'd never get my comics. Even with that I haven't been in in a little while. I really need to get in there. I'm sure I have a few built up.

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  • JJ123
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    Regarding the O. King book: does the author also write the number - 272 in this case - or is that written by someone else? My instinct tells me it is written by someone else.

    As I was writing this out, a random thought popped into my mind: for Stephen King, are there any desired numbers by collectors, and would the numbers enhance the value? I'm thinking stuff like 19 and 217, especially if they are attached to limited copies of their respective books. (Having #217/237of a Shining limited-run must be something else.)

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by khaos View Post
    I like your version of Plunge. I bought all of the Hill House line as individual comics. Hoped it would help keep the line afloat. DC of course messed up pretty much everything they do so that was a wasted venture.
    I was buying them all as they came out until Life got in the way. At some point I will determine what I am missing and try and find the issues I need. I was very pleased to stumble on this issue of Plunge.

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  • khaos
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    I like your version of Plunge. I bought all of the Hill House line as individual comics. Hoped it would help keep the line afloat. DC of course messed up pretty much everything they do so that was a wasted venture.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by khaos View Post
    I learned cursive, but it is bad. I haven't written any since 7th grade when a teacher was complete garbage to me about it. I don't remember how anymore. It's pointless. I can read it fine. My printing isn't great. Oddly it was better the smaller I wrote, that drove my older German professor crazy. Looking at all the notes across my desk I'm actually surprised I can read most of them. My signature is naturally one people have complained about for not being my whole name.
    I can mostly read cursive. When I encounter something I do not understand I can usually figure out what it is based on context. On very rare occasions I have been stumped. When asked how I got through school without learning cursive I actually do not know. I have no recollection of it ever being taught.

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  • khaos
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    I learned cursive, but it is bad. I haven't written any since 7th grade when a teacher was complete garbage to me about it. I don't remember how anymore. It's pointless. I can read it fine. My printing isn't great. Oddly it was better the smaller I wrote, that drove my older German professor crazy. Looking at all the notes across my desk I'm actually surprised I can read most of them. My signature is naturally one people have complained about for not being my whole name.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    The day I learned you were allowed to print on checks was the day I forgot how to write in cursive.

    My grandmother used to give me all sorts of grief about my messing handwriting, whereas as hers (and my step-dad's) looked like some sort of script font - it was so perfect.

    My signature used to look kind of like my name, but once I got into the banking world, and all of the thins I had to sign all day every day, it turned into a scribble. Still makes me laugh at legal documents where I'm told to sign with my whole name. It never fails that someone always tells me "make sure to include your middle name" - you can't even make out the "a" in Jason, so stop about the middle name. It's there. My legal signature is my legal signature.
    My printing varies. For some reason. I don't understand, my brain wants me to write this as quickly as I can. That leads to very sloppy writing. To print clearly I need to think about the process as I am doing it which allows me to print clearly. My wife and her siblings all have cursive writing that looks like a machine did it, basically flawless. When I moved to a scribble it started as the letter M and then a scribble but quickly evolved to a full scribble. I have been asked to sign my full name and I just provide the same scribble, When questioned I reply that it is my signature not my name, Most people have no idea how to respond to that.

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