I had no idea that all shipping from Amazon.co.uk was free in the U.K. I guess there are advantages to all living crammed together on a tiny island after all! (Not enough of them for my Puritan ancestors to stay there, of course, but still....)
And we have warm beer, tea, cornish pasties and irony as well...:)
Link on the sidebar is broken (looks like a missing colon after http).Also, you can't actually send "marketplace" orders to gift addresses, so I'm afraid you'll have to remove Challengers of the Unknown Omnibus and the Doctor Who mugs, since they aren't being fulfilled directly by Amazon.co.uk. On the bright side, you should be receiving the Essential Hulk Vol. 2 within the week. (If you got my email, I would like a copy of your Director's Cut and that donation may still go through for you since my credit card is still listing it as pending.)
Pity though that destination country is the determination for VAT rates. When I bought my Blake's 7 and Yes, Minister sets from Amazon.co.uk, the trans-Atlantic shipping costs were high, of course, but not having to pay VAT more than made up for it.
By the way, I chose [i]Hulk[/i] since I'm not sure I want to encourage this whole ukulele thing (Wagner never wrote for it which means it's not a real instrument), I [i]couldn't[/i] buy the Doctor Who mugs due to their being offered on marketplace, and I'm not exactly sanguine about this whole idea of British comic book artists creating an American superhero (or whatever Judge Dredd is) for a British audience. So that left me with the Hulk. I have never even read a single issue of the Hulk, but he seems to promote good solid American values such as getting much bigger when angry.
Shoot, can never keep straight which tags I'm supposed to use for italics on which sites. Please pretend I got it right.
You've never read an issue of the Hulk? How does anyone manage that???
I've seen episodes of the old TV show with Lou Ferrigno if that counts. None of my friends were into comic books when I was a kid. Comic books were expensive and I don't think there was a good local comic book shop anyway. I have read some Batman and Superman comics in high school or beyond, but very little else.
The old TV show most decidedly does not count! You will bring on one of my nerd hissy fits if you carry on saying things like that!The Hulk was the lead strip in the lead comic in the Marvel UK reprints, so perhaps we had it underlined for us but I think he represents Marvel more than Spider-Man or the Fantastic Four. He was monstrous, misunderstood... so clearly unlike any of the noble, handsome DC heroes.On the other hand, as Andrew has said “a big green strong fierce guy is a cool icon, but Marvel themselves had the greatest difficulty in working out what stories there were to tell about him.” So if you were to start taking an interest in silver age Marvel, I'd suggest Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Doctor Strange and possibly a whole bunch of other stuff.You are probably not going to start taking an interest in silver age Marvel, of course. But if you were...
You know, I actually didn't even mention the issues of The Fantastic Four I read, which introduced Galactus, so I could understand what Mr. Rilstone was going on about that one time. My take on it was that I am probably too old to be introduced to serialized comic books.
I'll concede, if I wasn't already into golden and silver age comics, I'm not sure I'd be starting now.
Actually you don't need to read any of the comics. The whole thing is summed up here.