I'm not sure how I feel about this. I know what you're doing with the shadowing, but I feel almost like it's taking away from the picture somehow. There's a part of my brain that only sees half a headshot for such a big picture.
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I think a lot of that depends on how much the story means to you. I would dish out that kind of cash for Absolute Kingdom Come or Absolute DC: New Frontier because they're some of my favorite DC stories, but I wouldn't dish out that much for Absolute Batman: Hush. A good story, but not on the same level as the other two to me, as a person.
I'm not sure if it's the best, but the moment that made me go F-Yeah! recently was when I began reading this latest volume of Avengers. Back when it started out in the "Next Avengers" storyline, space/time was all screwed up and New York was an absolutel mess. Galactus was there and Thor simply yells "HAVE AT THEE!" and flies right at the world-eater, slamming into him.
First off, don't get me wrong. I appreciate the services that the men and women over at the Certified Guaranty Company do for us. They put comics through a rigorous series of tests to see just what quality it's in. And this benefits people greatly when they buy comics online through services such as eBay. If I see a comic in the CGC slate, then I have the peace of mind to know exactly what I'm getting myself into. The thing that I find most disturbing, however, is that people seem to feel they're entitled to hundreds (if not thousands) more simply for that grading. On comicspriceguide.com a NM copy of Fantastic Four #48 is valued at $1400. A 9.8 rated CGC copy (NM/M) on ebay has an asking price of $9,900 and a 9.4 rated CGC copy (NM) is going for $2500. It's the same book, the same quality (granted, the 9.8 is on the high end of NM) but vastly different price tags. I understand that the prices I see have a human factor attached to them, so they're going to vary from what a price guide will tell me, but this just seems to get into untold levels of ridiculousness. Maybe it's just me.