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#1 Posted by buff-beardo (7 posts) - - Show Bio

I would finally find out what my dog is thinking when she gives me the blank stare. It is very perplexing.

#2 Posted by buff-beardo (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"if you're looking to get into Batman, the best i can reccomend is don't hunt down back issues... instead hunt down the TPB's (Trade paperbacks) or Graphic Novels, whatever you want to call them, and start reading from there. if you're looking to catch up on the major arcs pretty quickly here's a good list to get you up and ready... in order... Long Halloween Dark Victory Killing Joke Knightfall 1 & 2 Knightsend Prodigal Son Contagion Legacy Cataclysm NoMans Land 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 Hush Hush Returns that's a pretty comprehensive list of the major storylines that should get you into the Batman mythos quite quickly and allow for maximun knowledge of major events and characters. M"

Be sure to read "Batman: Year One" by Frank Miller prior to any of these... it tells Batman's origin.

#3 Posted by buff-beardo (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic Four #260 - My first and still one of my all-time favs.

#4 Posted by buff-beardo (7 posts) - - Show Bio

The legal battle over the rights to Miracleman... all I want to to is read the thing and I can't because it's way out of my price range. It can't be reprinted due to the legal battle. Another is Joker's origin... is "Killing Joke" in continuity or not? Beats me. The recent Joker origin story in Batman Confidential totally contradicts Killing Joke.

#5 Posted by buff-beardo (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Rai 0

#6 Posted by buff-beardo (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello. I just joined and have been researching the various help topics on this site, but still have a couple of questions:

  1. What is the "pull list" function? I want to assume that this function allows the users to generate a list of comic issues we seek to obtain in the future? Is my assumption correct?

  2. Is there a search function for the forums? I am curious if the forums contain a search engine?

Thanks for your time.

#7 Posted by buff-beardo (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello everybody! I joined this community this morning and I look forward to contributing to it's content. I learned about this site from a posting at valiantfans.com. Although I just joined and am still getting the hang of things around here, this site looks really cool.

My first comic was Fantastic Four #260, which I bought as a child way back in 1983. Fantastic Four #258-#262 is still one of my favorite story-arcs of all time. If your reading this and haven't read that run, I strongly encourage you to do so. It is very affordable and features the FF and Silver Surfer pitted against Dr. Doom and a cosmically powered Terrax followed by Reed Richards being placed on a cosmic trial for saving the life of Galactus. I didn't get into collecting regularly until 1991 when the Infinity Gauntlet series was released. I collected Marvel silver-age comics until I came across VALIANT comics during the fall of 1992. Then, I focused my limited budget ($5.00 a week at the time), on collecting VALIANT comics.

I took a hiatus from collecting comics during my late high school years through early college years, although I would continue to wander into a comic shop on occasion and pick through the bargain bins. I started reading comics once again during the fall of 2002 when I started Law School. Ever since then, I have been an avid reader/collector and do not forsee another extended hiatus for the remainder of my days.

Well, that about sums it up.... it's great to be here and thanks to the creators of this site! Later.