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#1 Posted by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

@timelord said:

I hope Amazon doesn't bump up the prices in NZ. For a physical comic a $3.99 book is normally $10.00 $2.99 is $7 I know why my local store where I buy my trades imports direct from the states getting things here is not cheap.

Trades are better $24 for Paperbacks $35 for the Hard Covers. I by digital first then pick up the trade if Amazon aren't careful they will price there self's right out of the market.

Digital should be cheaper as you don't actually own the comic and there is no shipping and handling involved. Comixolgy where actually quite good in this regard as you only pay full price for that month's comics and stuff gets cheaper the father back you go which makes it easier to get caught up on a series and there frequent 99 cents sales have made it incredibly easy to get caught up on a book.

I was about to say that was crazy expensive but with the conversion it's more or less the same in New Zealand and Europe. Usually I thought you guys got overcharged for basically everything. It's crazy that the yanks were complaining about that rise of 1 dollar to 3.99 and as a result refusing to buy books because they really don't know how lucky they are not having pay tax on their comic books as well.

#2 Posted by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really looking forward to this actually. I loved her character as a kid. I thought it was hilarious that they had to change her name as the Hell's Angels threatened to sue.

#3 Posted by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow that was amazing. Such a shame I'm dropping the book now that James has left.

#4 Posted by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

Is X-Factor going corporate?

I think so. They were hinting this in the Polaris issue for the End of X-Factor. Looks like she'll be in it. I have a feeling Quicksilver will be too.

#5 Posted by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

David Yardin is the guy that does the X-Factor covers. He updates pretty frequently.

http://davidyardin.tumblr.com/

#6 Edited by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

@artisticneedham said:

Still in the midst of listening to the podcast, but I am surprised that so far you guys haven't mentioned James Robinson's last issue of Earth 2, or one of X-Factor's last issues, or All New X-Men. Just surprised.

Yeah I know X-Factor #260 was my favourite issue of the week. Great character driven story about a superhero character actually dealing with superhero events as a real person would i.e not well. Poignant story about the effects of survivors guilt. Quicksilver and Polaris had such a good dynamic in that issue. It was as Corey said in his review, they are the perfect foils for each other.

#7 Edited by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

@undeadpool I think this one was left open ended to tease the new X-Factor series. But I agree great issue. I'm hoping my suspicion is right and the next book is a buddy book for Quicksilver and Polaris. Their dynamic is more interesting to me than Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

#8 Posted by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

I was very excited about the possibility of an Inhumans series until I saw this. It just seems like a rip off of the X-Men. Between this and Uncanny Avengers I don't understand why marvel is trying to assassinate one of their most popular franchises by taking away everything unique about it.

#9 Edited by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

I was totally pro-choice when I was a teenager and then as I got older it changed. I made some friends with some people who were adopted. One of them was very anti-abortion. Her mother didn't decide to give her up for adoption, she was forced by her family. Although she never said it to me directly it was clear that it's in the back of her head that her life could have been ended had abortion been legal in my country and it definately would not have been her mother's choice. I also have another friend whose background I am totally unaware but he's adopted. I have no idea if he's the product or incest or rape but I don't particularly care if he. He's not defined by what someone else did and it seems cruel to expect people who are born into those situations to be punished in lieu of the rapist. Also the only person I know who has had numerous abortions is now struggling emotionally with the reality of that years later. In that case she and her boyfriend at the time didn't like using protection.

Saying that I totally agree that if the mother's life is at risk she should have the option of having a termination. That's about survival.

I also dislike both the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice lobby. I think both sides cruelly use emotional blackmail and hate mongering. Unfortunately it seems like neither side is able to recognize that they just imitate each other's bad behaviour.

#10 Posted by SolthesunGod (278 posts) - - Show Bio

Generally really enjoyed this the only problem was I felt it was too short. I thought PAD needed a few extra pages but aside from that, great issue and a logical endpoint for Rahne.