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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:41 am

theflyingwaffle wrote:
Half Priced Books is technically a second hand store, so as far as selection and quality goes I suppose it would vary store to store. It all depends on what people have brought in and sold to the store. In regard to comics, on occasion I have found some hidden treasure there. It is a decent place to check out if you are trying to hunt down some back issues, though they may not necessarily have what you are looking for. Most of their comic issues go for $3 and under which is some cases can be a pretty good deal for older issues. Their trades and graphic novels typically go for approximately half the retail price. The only problem is, they don't tend to pay much attention to the condition of the comics they sell, so in some cases you may end up paying more than the book is worth if you don't check to see what it is going for online.

They also sell movies, cds, vinyls and stuff along those lines.

The one that is near my house has pretty good service overall. Basically what you would expect from a typical book store.

That sounds like the BMV bookstore chain in Toronto. 40% off US cover but they sell a lot of remaindered stuff usually. They also get shipments direct from Diamond now and they retail cheaper than Amazon.

It's the one place I will genuinely miss when I leave this city.
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:35 pm

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Absolute All-Star Superman - Simply put, this is absolutely one of the best Superman stories of all time. The art is gorgeous and Morrison contains a lot of his higher concept ideas within this story perfectly. If I had a complaint, it would be that I preferred the ending to the animated movie to the ending of the actual book.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:37 pm

How did the movie end?
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:46 pm

Zero wrote:How did the movie end?


In the film it was Lex Luthor who provided Dr. Quintum with the solution to the problem of combining human DNA with krypton DNA, as a way of both accepting his fate and atoning for his crimes.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:01 pm

Grayson wrote:
In the film it was Lex Luthor who provided Dr. Quintum with the solution to the problem of combining human DNA with krypton DNA, as a way of both accepting his fate and atoning for his crimes.


So Superman doesn't live forever in the sun? I thought that was a beautiful ending.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:17 pm

theflyingwaffle wrote:
Half Priced Books is technically a second hand store, so as far as selection and quality goes I suppose it would vary store to store. It all depends on what people have brought in and sold to the store. In regard to comics, on occasion I have found some hidden treasure there. It is a decent place to check out if you are trying to hunt down some back issues, though they may not necessarily have what you are looking for. Most of their comic issues go for $3 and under which is some cases can be a pretty good deal for older issues. Their trades and graphic novels typically go for approximately half the retail price. The only problem is, they don't tend to pay much attention to the condition of the comics they sell, so in some cases you may end up paying more than the book is worth if you don't check to see what it is going for online.

They also sell movies, cds, vinyls and stuff along those lines.

The one that is near my house has pretty good service overall. Basically what you would expect from a typical book store.


Sounds like I would have to actually go to the store and select books in near mint condition. Thank you for the information.
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:02 pm

Zero wrote:So Superman doesn't live forever in the sun? I thought that was a beautiful ending.


Actually that still happens and I agree, it was a beautiful ending. I just made it seem more complicated than it really was. The only real difference between the book ending and the movie ending is who comes up with the DNA solution and how they apply it. I just prefer the movie solution to the book solutions.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:50 pm

I'm reading this:
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:59 pm

How was the Doom Patrol?
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outsider

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Postby outsider » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:46 pm

Arion wrote:
I'd like to read that Longshot mini.

I'm halfway thru it, and it's really bad so far. Even Art Adams' art is subpar in some parts. The faces are out of proportion and the eyes are seemingly drawn in as an afterthought, very flat.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:02 pm

Keb wrote:How was the Doom Patrol?


Oh, it's so good. I'll write a review about it tomorrow. I'll post the link here so you can read it.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:16 am

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That's if this even is a graphic novel, it could just be a novel.
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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:26 am

Currently I'm reading the Golden Age Sandman archives. Creig Fleissel's art is just stunning.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:57 pm

I just finished with Alan Moore's Fashion Beast.

Read about on my blog (and leave me a comment over there):
www.artbyarion.blogspot.com
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:26 am

Just finished:
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which was awesome and made me want to read (again):
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