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It's sad that the one guy was asking what comic (one comic) to put $5.00 into. They ought to find a way to put comics out a a price point where kids could walk away with a handful of them with nothing more than what they usually get for an allowance.
When I was a youngster, $5 would get me 5 comics, so I was able to keep up with the new comics DC was coming out with post-Crisis. It was easy to keep up with stuff like Justice League, Suicide Squad, Who's Who and Captain Atom because the comics were affordable. I don't think kids get $25.00 allowance each week (!?) so how are they going to walk away from the bookstore/comic store with enough comics per week to maintain their fandom (and support the titles).
Even if they made a cheapo line or printed them on lousy paper - the publishers are going to find someday that kids don't read comics anymore!!! (I didn't really mind getting comics on newsprint back in the old days..they were at most 75 cents/$1 back then). Or maybe they could go entirely digital for a lower price point (even though that would be a very sad thing, too).
@greengrover: I was just talking on Twitter about Marvel Digital Unlimited. It's actually $4.99 a month/$59.98 a year. So in a sense, you do get a ton of comics for $5. You won't get the brand new stuff but there's a ton of books to read. I really wish DC would do this too (yes, I subscribe to the Marvel deal).
I never really noticed how prevalent the "between the legs shot" was in media until now. In fact I recently bought some seasons of Chuck for cheap and that shot is used for season 2.
I'm sure if I looked over my DVD and comic collection I'd find more examples of it.
"The Human Fly" was a REAL person who performed all kinds of stunts in the '70s... like hanging onto the front of a jet plane from takeoff to landing. It was very corny and staged... but, Marvel gave him a shot for an issue or two.
They should have sued him for trying to act like Spider-man... you know... "spider and fly" stuff.
He must of been one hell of a shuckster in his time... but, he fell off the radar REALLY fast!
One of those things in the '70s that sucked.
And, I was there to witness all the SUCK!
(And, the occasional good things.)
I do have to disgree a little. Jon romita jr CLEARLY only has a job because he dad worked for marvel. Yes I do draw better than him. Rob catches plenty of slack. If I ever win the lottery I am going to commision Jim Lee to redraw all of Extinction agenda. It is one of my favorite stories of all time. It was drawn by three people Jim lee, Rob liefield, an your mamma. Jim's parts of course awesome. This was back when he really really drew some great stuff. Now it is kinda phoned in. Rob's part was impressively bad, and the last guy was so bad that I can't remember who drew it.
I'd like to see sentry back now that Alpha is around and is stronger then Sentry.
Sense Tim started out as Red Robin they could always have Wally show up under a new name like Red Flash. However Wally is introduced I really hope they some how introduce a history with Wally and the other original side kicks like Roy, Dick, and Garth. It makes me sad that their relationships are gone.
Then they could have a cool issue of something where it Red Hood, Red Robin, Red Arrow, and Red Flash doing something cool together :P