Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ebay newbie "caught using irony".

7 comments:

  1. It wasn't Pat Mills' highpoint, was it? The blindingly obvious spelt out in the most hectoring way.

    However whenever I prune my comic baggage, Crisis always seems to survive. Maybe that says more about me than I'd like to think.

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  2. It's an odd thing, but I really liked the earliest issues of Crisis. The polemic was refreshing at first, rather than condescending - this was stuff that I didn't know the details of, while generally supporting it.

    But then it all went downhill fast. Its biggest problem was that it preached to the converted - I suspect that not one person's mind was effectively changed by Crisis.

    And then came the "if you're not with us, you're against us" mentality at its worst in Third World War. Hey, it's alright to machine-gun those skinheads dead - they're Evil Fascist Bully Boys, after all. This then spilt over even more into such outright rubbish as Finn in 2000 Ad, wherein Paul from Third World War gains Goddess-given superhuman powers and goes out killing nasty Christians and businessmen.

    Meanwhile, The New Statesmen had some nice moments but was pretty much incomprehensible.

    Oddly, little in Crisis' life was as good as how it left it. The appearance of strips by Garth Ennis and Grant Morrison gave it a huge shot in the arm, but it was very much a case of it being too late for anything to save Crisis by then. Still, at least it thus died with a relative degree of dignity.

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  3. This then spilt over even more into such outright rubbish as Finn in 2000 Ad, wherein Paul from Third World War gains Goddess-given superhuman powers and goes out killing nasty Christians and businessmen.

    I so wish you hadn't told met that.

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  4. In all fairness, they were usually "nasty extra-terrestrial newts posing as Christians or businessmen" (yes, that old excuse: it's okay to work out my issues as long as I do it on evil fictitious monsters - just totally lacking in subtlety). As far as I know, David Icke didn't get royalties.

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  5. I think your starting price is a bit high.

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  6. I thought I would try it at 50p an issue, but if it doesn't sell, I'll probably put it up again with no reserve. Or in lots of 10? Otherwise Oxfam can have it.

    Working through boxes of stuff I'm never going to look at again: have a big pile of 2000AD to get rid of next.

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  7. I see you have a bid. Congratulations, what do I know?

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