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  • backalleycomics
    backalleycomics

    Look closely.

    The industry standard for comic book "grading", ladies and gentlemen.

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    • ObsessedNerd

      So is this one of yours? Can you at least get a refund or will they re do it?

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    backalleycomics

    Can we talk a minute about swiping vs homage?  There's a weird trend occurring over the past couple years wherein people have started calling what used to be known as homage a swipe.  Swiping is essentially stealing.  Deliberately using someone else's art and passing it off as your own without giving credit to the original artist.  Happens more frequently within books rather than on the cover.  You wouldn't call this a swipe.  That's homage.  Ed McGuiness is not trying to pass that off as his own work.  

    Paying homage is not swiping.  That's all I'm saying.

    2.58M ratings. Download. Roger Cruz, Joe Madureira, X Men, Comic Art, Crime, Tumblr,. Saved from art-swipes.tumblr.comĀ ...
    • Taren

      Yes there is a difference. 

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    backalleycomics

    Anybody ever notice how many issues numbered 181 are highly collectible and/or keys?  Let's start with the most famous of these, Incredible Hulk 181.  Everybody knows that right?  First appearance of Wolverine.  Arguably one of the most sought after books of the bronze age.  Then there's Batman 181; first appearance of Poison Ivy.  Daredevil 181; death of Elektra. ...

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    • Forthekids15

      If you want to get real weird, and like off-the-wall metaphysics, numerologically speaking, 181 is significant. 1+8+1 = 10 = 1+0 = 1. The number ten represents a "reboot" of sorts, or the next evolution of a cycle. 1 represents a new beginning, finding identity. 8 represents manifestation, power and action. The 8 is bookended by two ones, manifestation surrounded by new beginnings. There's no such thing as coincidence. Happy hump day. 

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    backalleycomics

    Anybody familiar with The Eltingville Club by Evan Dorkin?  It's not only a very funny book but also a scathing indictment of the more negative aspects of nerd and comic culture.  The characters are awful, selfish people who spend the majority of their time arguing with each other and thinking they're better than anyone else who happens to like what they like.  They could be called caricatures...

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    • Taren

      My eyes hurt from rolling. 

  • You like X-men?  You like vampires?  You like Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz?  OF COURSE YOU DO!  Retorical questions aside, no this isn't some super important, universe altering, first...
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    • Taren

      Bill Sienkiewicz is my all time favorite artist. 

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