Secret Sandman 2012 - Make others' dreams come true - Send the gifts by Dec 31st!

Secret SandmanSecret Sandman Registered User
edited November 2012 in Graphic Violence
You find yourself in a grand feasting hall. The table under your palms stretches seemingly into infinity, and you see several more like it around the room. Seated at these tables alongside you are people of every shape, color, and dress. Tiny monster scurry between the tables, carrying bottles, clean and dirty plates, and trays loaded with food. Your gaze is drawn to an elevated, ornate chair, nearly a throne. Seated upon it is a pale figure dressed in black. His hair is raven, and pinpoints of light shine from his sockets, stars in the night. He rises and speaks.

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"Once a year, in wintertime, it falls upon mortals to make the dreams of others come true. You who are invited here tonight will be given the chance to do this for your fellow Graphic Violence posters. Lucien."

A thin, bookish man with a shock of hair sticking up from his head steps to the front of the room. He reads from a book that he holds in front of him.

"Let those who are interested and willing to participate in the gift exchange announce themselves in this thread before November 17th, and send a new forum message directly to my lord Secret Sandman with your name and address. Soon after that deadline, every participant will receive a message with another participant's name and address; it will be your task to select a present for that person, and to send it to them by December 31st.

"The traditional guideline for presents is this: a trade paperback, or something of equivalent value. If you wish to give more, you are more than welcome to do so. Some people may prefer gifts in other forms: digital comics, action-figures, or perhaps comic-themed clothing. If this is true for you, please let it be known. It is also advised that you post a list of what comics you already have, that your gift-giver doesn't accidentally send you a duplicate.

"This post will be updated with the latest information. Refer to it if you have any questions."

The thin man closes his books and steps back. The dark man on the throne looks off to the side and waves his hand. You open your eyes and find yourself at home, in bed, the thin man's words still in your ears.

Thank you for signing up!

All participant names have been assigned and sent out! Please let me know if you haven't received one!

Gifts should be sent by December 31st!

GIFT-GIVING PARTICIPANTS
arcath
Armoroc
cardboard delusions
Crimsondude
Delduwath
Grifter
grim123
ManetherenWolf (list of comics owned)
RedDelicious
Robos A Go Go
R0land1188
TexiKen

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  • grim123grim123 Registered User regular
    I'm In!

    Aww nutsack.
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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
  • RedDeliciousRedDelicious Registered User regular
    In!

  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    In so hard, that ish cray.
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    For Santa - I have:
    Hellboy TPBs 1-8 and the art of Hellboy (really love Mignola's stuff)
    Chew TPB 1-4
    All of Scott Pilgrim
    AS Superman
    Marvel Strange Tales 1 and 2
    Infinity Gauntlet
    Nextwave

    Really interested in WatX
    and stuff on my Amazon list http://amzn.com/w/P4R91SI7YV1Q
    I didn't care for Justice League or Action Comics in the New 52

    I have been loving Batman, Inc and B&R - have all the past necessary trades

    You could gather my interests easily by checking my weekly pulls since I always post to the thread :D

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    In.

    Already got some awesome ideas for my target too.

    edit:
    oh and stuff I have
    I buy most all of my comics digitally on Comixology for my iPad. But I do have a good collection of Trades and Hardbacks.

    Marvel

    Omnibi
    Fantastic Four v1 (original series)
    Invincible Iron Man v1 (original series)
    Secret Wars
    Secret Wars II
    Wolverine v1
    X-Men v1 (original series)
    Captain America v1 (Brubaker)
    Death of Captain America
    Captain America Lives
    Daredevil (Bendis) v2
    Daredevil (Brubaker) v1
    Ultimates (1 and 2)

    Hardbacks
    Invincible Iron Man (Fraction)
    House of M
    House of M: FF, Spider-Man, X-Men
    House of M: Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk
    Civil War
    1602
    War of Kings
    Realm of Kings
    Thanos Imperitive
    Rebirth of Thanos
    Infinity Gauntlet
    The Hood
    X-Men Noir
    Spider-man Noir

    Trades
    Alias v1-2
    Irredeemable Ant-Man
    Avengers the Initiative v1-4
    Cable and Deadpool v1-6
    Deadpool vs Marvel Universe (the last part of C&D)
    Deadpool (Way) v1-2 and vs. Thunderbolts
    Immortal Iron Fist v1-5 and Immortal Weapons
    Nextwave
    Sentry
    Sentry: Reborn
    Thor (Strat) v1-2
    Young Avengers Ult Coll.
    Annihilation v1-3
    Annihilation Conquest v1-2
    Road to War of Kings
    Guardians of the Galaxy v1-3
    Nova v1-6
    Ultimate Spider-Man v1-3
    Ultimate Marvel Teamup v1
    Ultimate X-Men v1-2
    Mini Marvels

    DC
    Batman Long Halloween
    Batman Dark Knight Returns
    Batman Dark Knight Strikes Again
    Return of Superman
    Starman Omnibus v1
    Green Lantern Rebirth
    Green Lantern v1-4
    Green Lantern Corps Recharge
    Green Lantern Corps v1-4
    Sinestro Corps War v1-2
    Tales of the Sinestro Corps

    Other
    Preacher Book 1 (Hardback)
    Bone All in One
    Bone: Rose
    Wanted
    Fables v1-15
    Jack of Fables v1-6
    Fables Cinderella from Fabletown with Love
    Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall
    Y: The Last Man v1-10
    Northlanders v1-2
    Invincible Ultimate Collection v1-6

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Elite Registered User regular
    I'm in.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    I'm in.

    Just one criterion: Nothing from DC (including Vertigo). I've got what I want covered.

    EDIT: No JMS or Bendis either.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    I'm totally in. I'll put up a list of the stuff that I already have sometime in the next week or two, whenever I have some time.

  • grim123grim123 Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    stuff I bought during the last big half off tfaw sale.
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    Aww nutsack.
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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    what is that action figure looking box at the top?

    also... is no one else joining up? not too much time left.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    much as i want to give someone in GV all the good transformers comics, i'm flat broke

  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    what is that action figure looking box at the top?

    also... is no one else joining up? not too much time left.

    im in. ive never sent a package anywhere before, but ill give it a shot.

    edit: what i already own and what i am interested in.
    Marvel and DC: trying to go all digital so i am not really interested in trades from these guys
    Elseworld: really interested in most of those stories
    Darkhorse: interested in anything by Mike Mignola
    Image: also going all digital
    Other Stuff: robots, steam punk, mystery, adventure, action, sciency, but nothing too fixated on fantasy (like dragons and faries and such).
    What i already own (trades/graphic novels): Superman: Red Son, Batman Year One, The Dark Knight Returns, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 and 2 and the Black Dossier, Batman The Long Halloween, Batman Dark Victory, The Surrogates, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Superman Earth One, Batman Earth One, Hellboy Library Editions 1, 2, and 3, and BPRD Plague of Frogs Vol 1

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    The deadline should really be in the thread title, or else it's going to sneak up on people.

  • Secret SandmanSecret Sandman Registered User
    The deadline should really be in the thread title, or else it's going to sneak up on people.

    The thin, bookish man adjusts the glasses perched on his nose.

    "That is a good point."

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    much as i want to give someone in GV all the good transformers comics, i'm flat broke

    That really sucks, Anti (especially since I, for one, would like to read a good TF comic; I keep meaning to buy some of the ones you've recommended, but keep not getting around to it). The only thing that I can say is that you will mostly likely be compensated for whatever gift you send by the gift that you get in return, but of course that's irrelevant if you can't afford to buy a gift in the first place.

  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    Yeeeeaaah I can't give gifts and I am not in a position where I can accept packages in the mail without interrogation from the 'rents. Maybe next year, who knows.

  • grim123grim123 Registered User regular
    what is that action figure looking box at the top?

    also... is no one else joining up? not too much time left.
    MU sentinel

    Aww nutsack.
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  • grim123grim123 Registered User regular
    this is things I have
    the current Captain America series
    a lot of Marvel stuff since like 2007/2008 or so

    Fables
    jack of fables
    Y: The Last Man
    the walking dead
    astonishing wolfman
    Invincible
    Irredeemable
    Bone.

    Wolverine By Claremont & Miller

    Astonishing X-Men TPB Vol. 4
    Ex Machina Deluxe Book1,4
    Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four TPB Vol. 1
    The Starman Omnibus, Vol. 1,2,3,4?,5,6
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Vol. 2,3,4,6,7,8,9
    Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1,2,3,4,5
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed TPB - nick & dent
    Star Wars: Vector TPB Volume 1,2
    Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 1,2,3,4
    Goon Volume 3: Heaps of Ruination TPB
    Goon: Chinatown HC
    also have Goon:noir
    chew vol 1-4
    scott pilgram 1-6
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2UK2BYJQSMQ6P

    Aww nutsack.
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  • R0land1188R0land1188 Registered User regular
    I am in, and don't have much.

    Walking Dead Trades Vol.1-7
    Watchmen
    Star Wars Tales Vol. 2
    Batman Year One
    And that is about it...

    I have been buying up Marvel stuff starting with Now! and picked up Schism & am working on WatXM from the beginning. I am really liking the X-Men stuff they have been doing and am kind of working backwards from AvX (I only have the Consequences Mini Series)

    I do have a Nexus 7, and don't mind digital comics on it, and am interested in new stuff, I am willing to read just about anything.

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    Am I 42 min too late to the party?

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    It's still the 17th in the Pacific time zone.

  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    It's still the 17th in the Pacific time zone.

    Right on, I am in.

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  • Secret SandmanSecret Sandman Registered User
    You blink, and realize that you are back in the grand feast hall. It's much smaller this time, and there's only one table. Seated around it are just a handful of people. The pale man is not here, nor is the thin man in glasses. As you gaze around, you notice two short nightmares marching importantly to the front of the hall. One of them sets down a small step ladder and snaps to attention next to it. The other climbs the handful of steps to the top and begins to speak.

    "The volunteers have stepped forth and been counted! Thank you for your generosity! Within the week, you will receive the secret names of the people you are to send a gift to. For now, please try to get together a list of comics that you own, so that your Secret Sandman doesn't accidentally send you what you already have."

    The short nightmare climbs down the step ladder, and the other one collects it. They both march out of the hall; as soon as they leave, darkness overtakes you. You come to in your bed, at home, a slight headache buzzing between your ears.

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  • arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    A list you say? I can handle that I think...

    This is the list of stuff I got:
    All are trades unless stated otherwise.

    Marvel Zombies 1
    Spiderman loves Maryjane vol1
    Ultimate Spiderman Collection (thick ass Barnes and Noble version)
    Spiderman - One More Day
    Captain America Omnibus
    Captain America - Death of Captain America
    Fallen Son - Death of Captain America
    Ultimate X-Men vol1
    Messiah Complex
    X-Men First Class vol1
    Endangered Species
    Astonishing X-Men vol 1-4
    Kitty Pryde - Shadow and Flame
    Phoenix Warsong
    X-Factor: Multiple Choice
    X-Factor: Longest Night
    X-Factor: Life and Death Matters
    X-Factor: Many Lives of Madrox
    X-Factor: Heart of Ice
    Immortal Iron Fist: Last Iron Fist Story
    Immortal Iron Fist: 7 Capitol Cities of Heaven
    Essential X-Men vol2
    Dr. Strange vs Dracula: Mantessia Formula
    Ultimate FF4 vol1
    Avengers Disassembled
    Guy Gardner 1-3
    Batman Gotham County Line 1-3
    JLA Classified - Cold Steel
    Identity Crisis
    Crisis on Infinite Earths
    Harley Quin: Preludes and Knock Knock Jokes
    Batgirl Vol 1-3 (Steph's Run)
    Dark Knight Returns
    Killing Joke
    Battle for the Cowl
    The Flash - Ignition
    Green Lantern Corps - Recharge
    Green Lantern Corps - To be a Lantern
    Green Lantern Corps - Dark Side of Green
    Green Lantern Corps - Ring Quest
    Green Lantern - Greatest Stories Ever Told
    Green Lantern - In Brightest Day
    Green Lantern - Showcase vol1
    Green Lantern - Rebirth
    Green Lantern - Wanted Hal Jordan
    Green Lantern - No Fear
    Green Lantern - Revenge of the Green Lanterns
    Green Lantern - Sinestro Corp War 1+2
    Green Lantern - Agent Orange
    Blackest Night: Green Lantern
    Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
    Blackest Night
    Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns
    Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps 1-2
    DC Comics Encyclopedia
    DC Guide to Action Figures
    Mythology
    Watchmen
    Conan: Frost Giant's Daughter
    Conan: God in the Brown Bowl
    Conan: Tower of the Elephant
    Fused 1+2
    Lazerous Jack
    Hellboy Odd Jobs
    Scarlet Traces
    Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes
    Sandman: Doll's House
    Death: High Cost of Living
    Absolute Sandman Vol1-4
    Absolute Death
    Sandman: Preludes and Nocturns
    Sandman: The Dolls House
    Death: High Cost of Living
    Invincible Ultimate Collection Vol 1

    Stuff I am interested in:
    Due to work and finances sucking for the first half of the year, I haven't really purchased anything in the last year or so.
    Last stuff I read for DC was Blackest Night and I haven't read anything Marvel 616 really since right before Hope/Cable came back to the current time line. And since Miles took over in USM. Although I have been keeping up with the cliff notes, I want to snag the AvX trade eventually and kick back up there. Has there been anything that hasn't really sucked since One More Day?

    I also hear the more recent transformers stuff (2011+) is really top notch.

    Here is my Amazon wish list for friends and family to give you some kind of idea what I am interested in

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    I'm interested in digital stuff, and the only digital thing that I own is a copy of Sullivan's Sluggers.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    Yeah. I have no idea what I have anymore. I just don't want anything DC or by JMS or Bendis.

  • RedDeliciousRedDelicious Registered User regular
    You and your silly lists...

    Here's my ComicbookDB account. I haven't updated this in a long time, but will try to get that done at some point in the next week or so. Also here's a list of some comics I wouldn't mind reading.

    You guys with Amazon lists should post them here to help inspire me to find some stuff to read.

  • R0land1188R0land1188 Registered User regular
    R0land1188 wrote: »
    I am in, and don't have much.

    TPB
    Walking Dead Trades Vol.1-7
    Watchmen
    Star Wars Tales Vol. 2
    Batman Year One

    Comixology
    Saga Vol. 1

    Marvel Comics
    Hawkeye (New stuff)
    AvX Consequences
    Schism
    WatXM

    NOW!
    All New X-Men
    Uncanny Avengers
    A+X
    Iron Man


    I have been buying up Marvel stuff starting with Now! and picked up Schism & am working on WatXM from the beginning. I am really liking the X-Men stuff they have been doing and am kind of working backwards from AvX
    I do have a Nexus 7, and don't mind digital comics on it, and am interested in new stuff, I am willing to read just about anything.

    Quoting myself for my list of stuff. I will enjoy basically anything I get, though I kind of want something a little more mature. Digital is a little easier for me to read, but physical is alright as well.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    So when are we getting out names?

  • Secret SandmanSecret Sandman Registered User
    When I have the time to conduct the Mystical Ritual of the Selection (draw names from a hat), but definitely by November 25th. I put that up in the OP.

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    Imma put you in the OP!

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  • Secret SandmanSecret Sandman Registered User
    You've been sitting in the grand feast hall for a long time. Other than you and your table-mates, there's no one around. Finally, fed up with the long, uneventful wait, you get up as a group and make for the exit. When you are mere feet from the door, a tall, thin figure appears between you and the exit. It's dressed in black, and on its head is a curious helm that resembles a mix between an alien skull and a gas mask. Around the figure's neck glitters a large ruby. The figure speaks.

    "Patience."

    The figure spreads his arms wide, and glittering dust - sand? - floats through the air and settles on your skin. Burned suddenly into your mind is a name, a secret name. You know who that person is: the one you are to deliver a gift unto.

    The thin figure steps aside.


    "You have your names. Make those people happy."
    Everyone should have received the name of another person who signed up for the Secret Sandman. If you didn't, please let me know! Please try to send them their gifts before December 31st!

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    oh, just realized something.

    I do own Watchmen. I just forgot to list it since my father is borrowing it.

    edit:

    oh, and gifts sent :D My santee (or is that sandee?) can expect them by next week or so I guess.

    You made things TOO easy.

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  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    O_o hmm... my secret person never posted what they already own or what they are interested in so i guess im going to choose at random on what to give.

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  • GrifterGrifter BermudaModerator mod
    Here's a wishlist of comics on Amazon.

    http://amzn.com/w/2HOFUWODVYWEL

    I own quite a lot of stuff. I'll just posts a few pictures of my book cases later today to help give an idea.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    I'm just going to try to post what I own from memory, since most of it is at my parents' house:
    New Frontier
    Madman Gargantua
    Criminal
    I Kill Giants
    Starman
    Bizarro Comics
    Y The Last Man
    Ex Machina
    Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
    Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusday?
    Scott Pilgrim
    Bone
    Black Hole
    Incredible Hercules
    Tom Strong
    Lost Girls
    Iron Fist
    Supreme Power
    The Rabbi's Cat
    Beasts of Burden
    JLA Year One
    Marvel Boy
    The Tick
    From Hell
    LXG
    Persepolis
    Spider-Man's Tangled Web
    X-Force/X-Statix
    Animal Man
    Earth X
    American Born Chinese
    Light Brigade
    Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol
    The Doom Patrol Archives (Vol.1)
    The Filth
    Hopeless Savages
    Local
    Demo
    Sea Guy
    Watchmen
    Blankets
    Long Halloween/Dark Victory
    Pride of Baghdad
    Blue Monday
    Scooter Girl
    Lost at Sea
    MadroX: Multiple Choice
    Ghost World
    Summer Blonde
    Vampire Loves
    That book by Joan Sfar about the mummy.
    Sexy Voice and Robo
    Ultimate Spider-Man
    Ultimate X-Men
    Invincible
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
    New Warriors: Reality Check
    Arkham Asylum: Living Hell
    Shazam!: Monster Society of Evil
    Spider-Man <3's Mary Jane (it was a phase)
    Red Rocket 7
    Yoshihiro Tatsumi stuff
    Young Avengers
    Sebastian O
    My Faith in Frankie
    Hellboy Library Editions
    American Way
    Those Scott McCloud books on creating comics
    Johnny The Homicidal Maniac
    Squee
    Astro City
    Atomic Robo

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    Also other Santees may want to post what they have - would hate to send some things you already own!

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    Sandman, check your inbox when you can.

  • TexiKenTexiKen Elite Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Here is my list of stuff and things I would be interested in:
    I've got/read most of this stuff:
    - Pretty much most of DC from Crisis on Infinite Earths up to Flashpoint, with the exception of Wonder Woman books
    - most X-Men books like Uncanny, WatXM, UXF
    - Ultimate books up to the death of Peter Parker
    - Kurt Busiek's Avengers run (pretty much all of the Heroes Return books up to Diassembled)
    - Astro City
    - Fables/Jack of Fables/Fairest
    - Y the Last Man
    - Walking Dead
    - Ex Machina
    - Manhattan Projects
    - the new TMNT series
    - the two new Transformers series
    - Runaways
    - Chew
    - Saga
    - the new Valiant stuff like X-O Manowar, Bloodshot
    - Mini Marvels/G-Man
    - All the big Alan Moore books
    - Daytripper
    - The Other Side
    - Severed
    - A Tale of Sand
    - Grant Morrison's works
    - Roger Langridge's works (Thor TMA, Muppets, Popeye, Snarked)
    - Umbrella Academy
    - Atomic Robo
    - Locke & Key
    - Daredevil from Miller to the present Waid run
    - Spider-Man up to One More Day (no real desire to read anything after that)
    - Scarlet Spider
    - Remender's Venom run

    Things I would be interested in:
    - post Flashpoint, no real interest in any of the books outside of Manapul's Flash
    - I've not read a lot of Cullen Bunn's work, but would be interested in that
    - Spaceman
    - Superior
    - Brubaker's criminal stuff for Marvel, the Incognito/Criminal stuff
    - X-Factor after renumbering back to #200
    - any of the 80's TMNT comics/stories, the old Eastman/Laird stuff
    - anything that is funny, doesn't matter if it's heroes or not, just funny stuff
    - Gillen's Journey Into Mystery
    - Hickman's Secret Warriors
    - any kind of Vertigo or Image or other independent book is cool with me, just nothing from Brian Wood

    I'm also cool with anything being print or digital, no big preference there.

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  • R0land1188R0land1188 Registered User regular
    Is there a way to check what someone owns through comixology? I would hate to buy my santee something they have already.

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