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#1 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

I think this is more like the "Meta Age", because comics companies are recognizing more that these are comics, and are figuring out how to sell them best. For example, when Marvel started printing collections in the Trade Paperback format, stories were crafted into specific five or six-issue arcs. The Heroic Age isn't completely organic, but the result of the writers and editors stepping back, and deciding that things were too dark. The same thing happened with Infinite Crisis, where it was a legitimate story, but also a way to adjust the continuity. Even Invincible Iron Man, one of my favorite ongoings, has been introducing characters from the movies. In addition, we now have websites and messageboards like Comicvine, where nothing comes as a surprise anymore; we already know what stories are coming out months in advance, and spoilers abound.   
Perhaps this will segue into the "Digital Age", where everything goes online, and nothing is surprising anymore.

#2 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember reading one about some Daily Bugle worker with a bong or something, but I'm not convinced that was a legitimate issue of Spider-Man. That makes the very first I can recollect Superman #181, from the Loeb/McGuinness run (in this one, Supes and Bizarro switched places).  
However, this was when I was a little kid, so I wasn't seriously reading. Years later, my middle school had a bunch of graphic novels, so the comic that got me hooked was Ultimate X-Men Volume 2 (the Weapon X story arc). 
#3 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

Banned under suspicion of religiously watching "The Land Before Time" well into their twenties.
#4 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great, because Sam Jackson really is a comic book fan.

#5 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

No "Planet Kitty"?

#6 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

You do realize that this whole FrankenCastle nonsense started well before the buyout, right?

#7 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

That girl is luring me into thinking Nicholas Cage is... a good actor?
 
... GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

#8 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda with Sony on this one. Raimi also wanted Sandman, and look how that turned out. 
 
"My daughter's sick, so it's okay for me to rob banks and kill people."
#9 Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH (234 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
"I think it's sweet.    Only in years to come, the sons & daughters of Mr Schueller will try to sue Marvel for the rights to Venom ;p "

Haha- ...sigh.