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#1 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparently the vast majority of the battleboarders here don't.

#2 Posted by Joygirl (15325 posts) - - Show Bio

Hahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahaha

#3 Posted by JediXMan (27900 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, this is an obvious reaction to something.

#4 Edited by Wolverine08 (26177 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah.

#5 Edited by ShadowSwordmaster (7982 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes I do and I review some of them too.

#6 Edited by Mitrageist (7147 posts) - - Show Bio

Well that was funny.

I don't read comics, not even a little.

#7 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read:

The Omega Men (the entire run)

L.E.G.I.O.N. (the entire run)

Lobo's monthly, annuals, one-shots, and a significant if not every guest appearance

The Demon (volume 2 and all of Grant's run)

JLA (Morrison's run)

New gods (the orginal Kirby, all of Evanier's run)

Thor (Jurgens' run)

Wolverine (Tieri's run)

Milk and Cheese (all of it)

and a lot more.

#8 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1371 posts) - - Show Bio

Why yes yes i have

#9 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11477 posts) - - Show Bio

Never!

I watch movies and read wikis.

I am true fan.

#10 Edited by Yokergeist (12273 posts) - - Show Bio

You don't have to read comics to like comic characters.

#11 Posted by longbowhunter (5829 posts) - - Show Bio

Really? The battle board people don't read comics? Too much time spent arguing? Anyway, yeah I read comics. A lot of f#*king comics.

#12 Posted by HeavyWeight (630 posts) - - Show Bio

No I don't

#13 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

BATMAN FROM SPEEDING BULLETS IS WHAT IF KAL-EL WAS FOUND BY THE WAYNES INSTEAD OF THE KENTS.

#14 Posted by longbowhunter (5829 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly can't tell who's being serious and who's being sarcastic on this thread.

#15 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by longbowhunter (5829 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: I swear that most of the information spread on the battleboard is secondhand, from respect threads, or from other mediums such as movies or cartoons.

#18 Edited by Alak (867 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart: I do, but I also often wonder that same question whenever I visit the battle boards. I think a lot of people just read one character and automatically throw in support for them even though they're ignorant of the other character. Either that, or they just watch the live-action movies and/or cartoons and make arguments based off those.

#19 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

@alak: Yeah. No offense to anyone but it seems like the vast majority of 'Viners have less knowledge about comics than at other boards. Most people on the battle board think a Green Lantern ring is only capable of making hard light constructs. Literally.

#20 Edited by russellmania77 (13544 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes biz

#21 Posted by Xwraith (10804 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, but not enough.

I can't remember ever posting in the battle forum.

#22 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Edited by longbowhunter (5829 posts) - - Show Bio

I came here from CBM to avoid the kind of mindless fanboy ignorance I encountered there. I don't go on the battle boards mostly because I don't care who's stronger than who. It's not why I read comics.

#24 Edited by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: Good point. I post there for fun, but to be honest I relate more to characters who aren't overpowered. I can relate more to a character's personality than powerset.

#25 Posted by longbowhunter (5829 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart: Me too. My favorite characters tend to be non powered ones. Not by choice, that's just how things worked out. Swamp Thing and Daredevil being the biggest exceptions.

#26 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: Well, Swamp Thing is typically written by Moore, one of the greatest writers. Proving that an OP character can be interesting.

#27 Posted by longbowhunter (5829 posts) - - Show Bio

@tifalockhart: Moore writes a helluva Superman too. I don't mind overpowered characters. But they have to be handled with a lot more care. It's too easy to fall prey to relying on strength or invulnerability.

#28 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: Some of my favorite stories are Superman stories. He's not OP IMO.

#29 Posted by ShootingNova (12920 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

Well, this is an obvious reaction to something.

#30 Edited by Marshall_Long (1707 posts) - - Show Bio

I read a bit of Marvel comics from time to time, I only read Batman comics from DC. I'm more of a Manga guy.

#31 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

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#32 Posted by kuonphobos (4727 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

Yes, but not enough.

I can't remember ever posting in the battle forum.

This.

#33 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (7721 posts) - - Show Bio

Every single day, right now I'm reading Judge Dredd and manga from the OG himself Osamu, Tezuka

#34 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5585 posts) - - Show Bio

I do....probably why I never post on the Battle board.

#36 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (7721 posts) - - Show Bio

@thatguywithheadphones: How is Dredd? Alan Grant used to write him. He seems pretty hardcore.

Dredd's pretty awesome, but I'm not reading his current, see when I get into a character I GET INTO A CHARACTER, so I'm still in his early adventures, don't think I've made it to his Alan Grant stuff.

#37 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (7721 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Edited by DoctorXander (762 posts) - - Show Bio

I live in an area where there are no comic book shops and I was introduced to DC Comics through watching Justice League on Pay TV one holiday and then getting the boxset years later. I have read all fifty of the Knights of the Old Republic comics which were awesome and a collection of small Batman ones a friend loaned me.

#40 Posted by Mitrageist (7147 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly can't tell who's being serious and who's being sarcastic on this thread.

Maybe.

#41 Posted by FearTheLiving (1141 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, but being fairly new to reading comics I still have plenty to read. It probably doesn't help that I'm starting from the beginning of the major two so I'll probably never catch up especially the way I read. (Take my time, and being a wannabe voice actor I enjoy doing the voices for each character, which more often then not means I don't read more then one at a time.)

#42 Posted by Veshark (8480 posts) - - Show Bio

It's just a handful of newer readers who might not be too 'into' comicdom, but when they see matchups on the Battles boards, they feel compelled to share their two cents. However ill-conceived they might be. You live and you learn.

The regular Battles boards poster are all obviously well-versed in their particular roster of characters though. You'd have to read a fair amount of comics to drop the kind of knowledge that the Battles regulars do.

#43 Posted by HumanRocket (4810 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

Yes, but not enough.

I can't remember ever posting in the battle forum.

This goes for me. I really only have around 450 comics right now but it's a little bid of everything. No complete series but currently I'm reading All New X-Men, Avengers, New Avengers , some Superior Spider Man some Scarlet Spider, Some Captain Marvel and Flash and most of Nova's Vol 4 and all of his Annihilation issues. I'm planning on increasing my series especially starting tomorrow I'm adding three new series to my list ( All New Invaders, Captain America and keeping up with All New X-Factor and Black Widow).

#44 Posted by chalkshark (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

Every day. Sometimes more than once.

#45 Posted by Transformers1024 (1161 posts) - - Show Bio

The battle forums suck. Seems like trolls and new readers go there.

But to answer your question, nope. I've never read a comic book in my life. I don't have a couple hundred issues on my iPads or iPods at all. That stack of monthly comics that I buy I only stare at the cover and let them sit right next to my book shelf of trades that I've never read either. Come to think of it I never watched any of the films either. And certainly not Transformers on their 3 midnight releases.

I just stick to reading Cosmopolitain and Vogue. Don't even get me started on People magazine.

#46 Posted by SuperDrummer (672 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't have money so my "collection" is near non-existent... I think there are five in my house? So I guess you can put me down as a no. But I have been doing actual research on the site, learning about different arcs and such, and some things like Kraven's Last hunt are simply badass, and I know thats going to be one of the first ones I'm going to buy when/if able.

So, I guess Comic Vine for me is more of a resource, a place to learn of the basic stories of each character, learn of new characters, and see which characters are mostly liked, so that if I ever come into some money I know exactly which ones to buy, and if I never do than I won't be completely missing out on comics. I try to support the site in any non-comic related way I can to help make up for my parasitic behavior.

For battles, I don't claim to be knowledgeable of any comic character, and I only debate for characters I CAN debate for (Manga/Anime/Cartoon characters, those are free to get first hand information about.) I might look around the comic ones to see what people say about them, but I tend to stick to the ones that are within my field of knowledge. This is also why my post count is so low despite being on the site for nearly a year.

#47 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

@superdrummer: Props for being honest and not overreaching yourself. I'm not an expert on many things, and I don't claim to be.

#48 Posted by SuperDrummer (672 posts) - - Show Bio

@superdrummer: Props for being honest and not overreaching yourself. I'm not an expert on many things, and I don't claim to be.

Thanks :)

I try to be reasonable with my limits, and at the same time try to slowly stretch them so I learn.

#49 Posted by TifaLockhart (13827 posts) - - Show Bio

@superdrummer: My best battleboard advice is not to bluff, and not rely on secondhand information. If you know your stuff, you know your stuff. Also, it's one thing to know one character but it's another to know both characters.

#50 Edited by Mitrageist (7147 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't have money so my "collection" is near non-existent... I think there are five in my house? So I guess you can put me down as a no. But I have been doing actual research on the site, learning about different arcs and such, and some things like Kraven's Last hunt are simply badass, and I know thats going to be one of the first ones I'm going to buy when/if able.

So, I guess Comic Vine for me is more of a resource, a place to learn of the basic stories of each character, learn of new characters, and see which characters are mostly liked, so that if I ever come into some money I know exactly which ones to buy, and if I never do than I won't be completely missing out on comics. I try to support the site in any non-comic related way I can to help make up for my parasitic behavior.

For battles, I don't claim to be knowledgeable of any comic character, and I only debate for characters I CAN debate for (Manga/Anime/Cartoon characters, those are free to get first hand information about.) I might look around the comic ones to see what people say about them, but I tend to stick to the ones that are within my field of knowledge. This is also why my post count is so low despite being on the site for nearly a year.

You're doing everything right. Good on ya.

Something I found out recently is that apparently there are a bunch of Golden Age comics online for free. I don't know where or why they are, but they might be something you're interested in.