#1 Posted by .o0Johnny0o. (757 posts) - - Show Bio

So good ol' Tom gave another great article about the best crossovers which you can check out here.  But for me it stirred something up I thought I had long gotten over. I hadn't.
 
I was reading through the article when I saw her.  There she was.  It's been years, what do I say? Lord, it's been years but it's still too soon.  I still remember her name. 

JLA/Avengers
.
 
JLA/Avengers is a particularly sore point for me.  As the UK contingent of CV will probably know, we have this strange parallel publisher called Panini Comics which has the rights to reprint Marvel and DC comics, usually a few months after the original but it would contain three issues for a bargain price of two pounds forty! (So in Panini's Wolverine and Gambit you would usually get an issue of Wolverine, an issue of Gambit and a 'classic' at the end, usually bronze age to 90's stuff) 
 
Anyway, an advantage was that most corner shops or magazine shops would stock these, even if it was just one or two.  To be honest I'm not sure the city I grew up in even had a comic book shop at the time.  At that point, Panini was only printing Marvel, i.e. Wolverine and Gambit, Astonishing X-Men, Amazing Spider-man and The Avengers.  So when the 'Coming up next month!' showed Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and (at this stage in my comic book knowledge) some weird green guy with a big brow and a cool looking red guy (I mean, he had a Lightning Bolt on his chest) standing beside Marvel's guys... 
 
My eyes lit up. My jaw dropped. My heart pumped. My body popped.
 
That month was a long wait but finally the day came.  I adored the first couple of months seeing these epic battles between these titans. Then it happened.  That amazing cover with seemingly hundreds of heroes jumping out at you.  It was what superheroes were all about. I mean even if you don't read comics, you could appreciate the beauty, the power. In the truest sense to my little eyes, it was awesome. 
 

 So much win, so little room


 And that was the problem.
 
So great was this cover that even if you didn't read comics, you'd want to read this.  I searched high and low, going shop to shop, dissapointed at every turn (raining heavily, of course) I remember walking roughly a 5 mile round journey around my city with a heavy heart, truely dissapointed.  I remember getting home, soaking, my mum asking where I had been and I just gave back a little murmer of "Nowhere. The shop." She wouldn't have understood. To this day, the closest I got to owning that cover lies in my Comic Vine profile, as a neat background and a little reminder. I still don't even know what happen in that third part.
 
Thus ends my spiel and thus begins my tears.
 
But what about you? There's bound to be people out there who's experienced this pain, unique to us Viners. What should we call it? Comic Envy? Obsessive Comic Disorder? Cape syndrome?
 
Has somthing similar ever happened to you?  Ever waited in the rain for an issue only to have it leave with someone else? A favourite issue lost / stolen / ruined? When has your comic book fan heart been ripped out?
 
Let it out, let it all out.  Remember, this is a safe place.  Today, the Vine will be your rock.
#2 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

I had 5 longboxes of Silver/Bronze age DC/Marvel get destroyed by a flood.

#3 Posted by Amegashita (3601 posts) - - Show Bio

  My heart sunk when I read Trials of Shazam.  =[  
 
  I can't remember if I cried, I probably did.

#4 Edited by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

No Emma in MUA2
 
 
And Morrigan Aensland still using the same moveset since her debut

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#5 Posted by joshmightbe (24885 posts) - - Show Bio

Joe f^^kin Quesada does it every chance he gets, seriously Joe F^^K you

#6 Posted by The Gray Fox (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

Look in the spoiler...

#7 Posted by Drayco90 (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Civil War. Between the actual sadness of watching a true hero beat down by Iron Man and security winning over true freedom, the wasted potential and some terrible writing really rub salt in the wounds.
#8 Posted by -chapel- (379 posts) - - Show Bio

When Barbra Gordon got shot. 
When Bruce Wayne said he "Financed the Batman."
#9 Posted by Silver Knight75 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio

the death of Spider-Man and Nightcrawler

#10 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@turoksonofstone said:
"I had 5 longboxes of Silver/Bronze age DC/Marvel get destroyed by a flood. "

Ouch.  Sorry to hear that... :(
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#11 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" @turoksonofstone said:
"I had 5 longboxes of Silver/Bronze age DC/Marvel get destroyed by a flood. "
Ouch.  Sorry to hear that... :( "
Thank You.
#12 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

EVERYTHING from Marvel in the last 5 years.

#13 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34406 posts) - - Show Bio

The announcement of Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds made me happy...until I heard that Superboy Prime was going to be featured in it.

#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@~The Wanderer~ said:
" The announcement of Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds made me happy...until I heard that Superboy Prime was going to be featured in it. "
It could have been worse. He could have been retconned into being one of the Legion's classic foes.
 
Oh wait.
#15 Posted by rogue_mar1e (19833 posts) - - Show Bio

the x-men lately :(

#16 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34406 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: Haha, that reveal was (IMO) fairly well done, that is, until next issue when even the older Prime reverted back to his 5-year-old berserk self...
#17 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@~The Wanderer~:  Haha, I love DC, and I like Johns, but the retcons do wear thin; no matter how well pulled off they are.
#18 Posted by .o0Johnny0o. (757 posts) - - Show Bio
@turoksonofstone:  Those words actually hurt to read, really sorry to hear that.
@Silver Knight75: Elf =(
#19 Posted by longbowhunter (7101 posts) - - Show Bio

I took it pretty hard when Agent 355 took a bullet to the head at the end of Y: the Last Man. Really upsetting.
#20 Posted by Theodore (3445 posts) - - Show Bio

When Superboy died.

#21 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

One More Day.

#22 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio

The Death of Bart...they never even gave him the chance to be Flash... F@ckers

#23 Posted by Black Lantern Mar-vell (2040 posts) - - Show Bio

 
#24 Edited by csimon (2110 posts) - - Show Bio

When superman came back from the dead after Dooms day killed him. (Yes i wanted him to stay dead. 
 
When magneto took out Logans adamantium . 
 
When Spiderman showed to the world who he was in civil war     
 
Oh Forgot two after the 1st Hulk Movie (Ang Lee Hulk that is) 
And i know i man be the only one But  after Dark knight (Man I hate that movie)
#25 Posted by Baron_Emo (3570 posts) - - Show Bio

Valerie's letter in V for Vendetta

#26 Edited by csimon (2110 posts) - - Show Bio

I was pretty sad over Kurt Wagner Death. Yes I seen it coming but still why did he have to Go??? ;*(
#27 Posted by Silver Knight75 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio
@csimon said:
" I was pretty sad over Kurt Wagner Died i seen it coming but still why did he have to Go??? ;*( "
I know, it hurts me, too
#28 Posted by weaponxxx (427 posts) - - Show Bio

When Kitty Pryde phased the giant bullet from Breakworld through the planet and was seemingly lost forever. That was a moment of sadness but also a moment of realization that Kitty was a total badass.
Also when Aunt May got shot because Peter revealed himself as Spidey to the world.

#29 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow said:
" The Death of Bart...they never even gave him the chance to be Flash... F@ckers "
That was twisted imo. Why DC felt the need to kill so many kids was beyond me. I loved Wally's revenge on Zoom though.
#30 Posted by lastdrag0n89 (590 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-man 3. and all the Xmen movies...

#31 Posted by .o0Johnny0o. (757 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt:  Is there a trade that covers all this? I'd really like to read this story. The "I really liked the revenge on zoom" part has my interest. No spoilers please!
#32 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@longbowhunter said:
" I took it pretty hard when Agent 355 took a bullet to the head at the end of Y: the Last Man. Really upsetting. "
:( 
 
agreed...very painful read
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#33 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

i literally laid down and wept at the end of Marvels: Eye Of The Camera aka Marvels 2.
such a perfect book.

#34 Posted by Jake Fury (18672 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
"i literally laid down and wept at the end of Marvels: Eye Of The Camera aka Marvels 2. such a perfect book. "

How that book didn't get more praise I will never now. It was simply amazing and probably the best book I've read this year.
#35 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@.o0Johnny0o. said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt:  Is there a trade that covers all this? I'd really like to read this story. The "I really liked the revenge on zoom" part has my interest. No spoilers please! "
Woops, sorry, it's Inertia that gets owned not Zoom. I only read about it on summaries, not the actual trade, since money's been tight and my stupid constitution requires that I eat rather than buy comic books. But the Flash: the Fastest Man Alive: Full Throttle covers Bart's death, but I'm not sure if it covers Wally owning Inertia. Sorry.
#36 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7705 posts) - - Show Bio
@.o0Johnny0o. said:
"So good ol' Tom gave another great article about the best crossovers which you can check out here.  But for me it stirred something up I thought I had long gotten over. I hadn't.
 
I was reading through the article when I saw her.  There she was.  It's been years, what do I say? Lord, it's been years but it's still too soon.  I still remember her name. 

JLA/Avengers
.
 
JLA/Avengers is a particularly sore point for me.  As the UK contingent of CV will probably know, we have this strange parallel publisher called Panini Comics which has the rights to reprint Marvel and DC comics, usually a few months after the original but it would contain three issues for a bargain price of two pounds forty! (So in Panini's Wolverine and Gambit you would usually get an issue of Wolverine, an issue of Gambit and a 'classic' at the end, usually bronze age to 90's stuff) 
 
Anyway, an advantage was that most corner shops or magazine shops would stock these, even if it was just one or two.  To be honest I'm not sure the city I grew up in even had a comic book shop at the time.  At that point, Panini was only printing Marvel, i.e. Wolverine and Gambit, Astonishing X-Men, Amazing Spider-man and The Avengers.  So when the 'Coming up next month!' showed Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and (at this stage in my comic book knowledge) some weird green guy with a big brow and a cool looking red guy (I mean, he had a Lightning Bolt on his chest) standing beside Marvel's guys... 
 
My eyes lit up. My jaw dropped. My heart pumped. My body popped.
 
That month was a long wait but finally the day came.  I adored the first couple of months seeing these epic battles between these titans. Then it happened.  That amazing cover with seemingly hundreds of heroes jumping out at you.  It was what superheroes were all about. I mean even if you don't read comics, you could appreciate the beauty, the power. In the truest sense to my little eyes, it was awesome. 
 

So much win, so little room


 And that was the problem.
 
So great was this cover that even if you didn't read comics, you'd want to read this.  I searched high and low, going shop to shop, dissapointed at every turn (raining heavily, of course) I remember walking roughly a 5 mile round journey around my city with a heavy heart, truely dissapointed.  I remember getting home, soaking, my mum asking where I had been and I just gave back a little murmer of "Nowhere. The shop." She wouldn't have understood. To this day, the closest I got to owning that cover lies in my Comic Vine profile, as a neat background and a little reminder. I still don't even know what happen in that third part.  Thus ends my spiel and thus begins my tears.  But what about you? There's bound to be people out there who's experienced this pain, unique to us Viners. What should we call it? Comic Envy? Obsessive Comic Disorder? Cape syndrome? Has somthing similar ever happened to you?  Ever waited in the rain for an issue only to have it leave with someone else? A favourite issue lost / stolen / ruined? When has your comic book fan heart been ripped out? Let it out, let it all out.  Remember, this is a safe place.  Today, the Vine will be your rock. "

OMG. Now I want to read JLA/Avengers. Include X-men with them and awesome but that banner really wants me to reaad it.
#37 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9071 posts) - - Show Bio

When Spider-girl got cancelled and the whole issue of Spider girl the end was just so sad and meaningful. That is when my comic book heart broke into a million pieces. 

#38 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury: agreed. i blame it part on late shipping, but a larger part on the fact they didnt advertise more that it was the official sequel and conclusion to Marvels.
#39 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman losing Jonathan Kent and tim Drake losing Jack Drake

#40 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio
@Baron_Emo said:
" Valerie's letter in V for Vendetta "
God that was so sad :(
#41 Posted by .o0Johnny0o. (757 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus:
Oooh Jack Drake, that definitley pulled on the heart strings.
#42 Posted by Deadcool (6811 posts) - - Show Bio
@.o0Johnny0o. said:    
When has your comic book fan heart been ripped out?
...
Well...
Never...
I mean, a lot of times I have been dissapointed about a comic issue, but I dont care that much all that I say is:

Oh well, it could have been a better issue...

Sometimes I espect a lot of things about a storyline, but at the end, it was:
But all I have to do is not buy that issue, but I don't feel sad about it...