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SECRET SUPERMANS 2010 - Give freely of your heart

Secret SupermanSecret Superman Registered User
edited February 2011 in Graphic Violence
EDIT: SECRET SUPERMANS 2010 ARE NOW OVER!

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Oh, hello there, friends. I was just thinking about one of my most beloved customs: gift-giving for the winter holidays. It's such a lovely tradition that even Batman approves:
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Say, friends, shall we brighten our fellows' winter months with gifts given freely of our hearts? In keeping with an old Kryptonian tradition, we can assign gift givers and recipients through random chance, giving us an opportunity to learn more about each other, drawing us closer as a community.

We are, unfortunately, getting a late start. Some time ago, the avatar of evil, the god-being Darkseid manifested on Earth, and the dark density of his thoughtflesh pulled in on the edges of time, drawing it closer, denser. Moments compressed to the point where you could hold them in your hands. Several months of the calendar sped by faster than you could be aware of them, leaving us in this predicament - but we shall not let those dark days destroy our spirits or our holidays.

SCHEDULE:
Let those who wish to participate announce so in this thread - as well as send me, Secret Superman, private messages with their physical mail addresses and other delivery info - by December the 3rd. Remember also that, as we have worthy participants all around the globe, your Secret Superman may be in a different country than you. Please give your full, international address, the one that a sender from another country might use.

On or soon after December 3rd, I will feed the names of everyone participating (that has already entered their name) into my crystalline computer, now upgraded with the SecretSantaPRO module, and let everyone know - again, by private message - whom they are to bestow gifts upon.

Please make sure that if you are participating, you put up a post letting people know what comics you already have, so that you are not given something you already own. If you have any specific preferences, or perhaps comics that you never wish to receive under any circumstances, please include this info in the post as well.

All gifts must go out by January 30th. Even accounting for increased busyness during the holiday season, this gives us a month and a half to obtain and send out presents. Of course, the sooner you send yours out, the sooner you can make someone happy.

If any parts of this schedule present serious problems for you, do let me know.

GIFT GUIDE: There are no explicit rules, save that we shall endeavor to keep to the theme of this forum, and give each other comic book-related presents. It's fine if you want to throw an action figure or a t-shirt into the package, but the core of your present should be a trade paperback, or perhaps a number of singles. I think that it is fair to institute a "$10-minimum" limit on these gifts; a trade will cover that amount, and it makes it more likely that no one comes away with a poor gift.

Be warned: if you sign up, yet choose not to send out a present, we will know you for who you are. You will be barred from Secret Superman events of future years, and you will be shunned as the villain you so clearly are. Do not be that villain.

Oh, and don't worry about getting me a gift; I have everything.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some gifts to deliver.
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  • Secret SupermanSecret Superman Registered User
    edited November 2010
    EDIT: All gifts have been received!


    I shall track all future updates in this post.

    After you have signed up, your name will go on the following list, and - over time - be annotated with up to four statuses:
    "address info sent" - Meaning, you sent me your address. And I received it.
    "comics list posted" - Meaning, you posted a list of things you do and don't want to receive.
    "gift sent" - Meaning, you sent out a gift to your Secret Santee.
    "gift received" - Meaning, you received a gift from your Secret Santa.

    If a person has posted a wishlist, or some sort of instructions on what they do or don't want, their name in the following list is a link to that post.

    PARTICIPANTS
    Delduwath - address info sent
    TexiKen - address info sent, comics list posted
    wwtMask - address info sent, comics list posted
    cardboard delusions - address info sent, comics list posted
    Solar - address info sent, comics list posted
    Grifter - address info sent, comics list posted
    Keith - address info sent, comics list posted
    Wildcat - address info sent, comics list posted
    Witch_Hunter_84 - address info sent, comics list posted
    Futt Bucker - address info sent, comics list posted
    Gank - address info sent, comics list posted
    BigDes - address info sent, comics list posted
    Nogs - address info sent, comics list posted
    Robos A Go Go - address info sent, comics list posted
    Langly - address info sent
    grim123, (post 2) - address info sent, comics list posted
    arcath - address info sent, comics list posted
    KyleWPeterson - address info sent, comics list posted

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I am, of course, in.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen DOOG Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm down with it, I enjoyed my gifts last year.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in. Let's spread some Christmas cheer up in this bitch.

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in, can we just link an amazon wishlist for ease?

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    My Amazon wishlist is stupidly long. So long that I split it up by publisher to avoid having to sift through 20+ pages...

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah but either way, so long as there are things on there you want and don't have whoever gets you will figure it out.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Go on then, I'll give it a go.

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  • GrifterGrifter BermudaModerator mod
    edited November 2010
    Sounds like fun. I'd like to participate.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in for this. I'll PM you later once I get my parent's address down (I don't trust packages getting sent to my place)

    Although leaving signups to December 16th is way too long. Everyone last year signed up within like a week. I'd say leave signups until December 3rd at the latest, really.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited November 2010
    Grifter wrote: »
    Sounds like fun. I'd like to participate.

    are you gonna send your present out on time?

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Also, here's hoping that we have an even number of people outside of the US this time around. International shipping is a pain.

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  • Secret SupermanSecret Superman Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Keith wrote: »
    Although leaving signups to December 16th is way too long. Everyone last year signed up within like a week. I'd say leave signups until December 3rd at the latest, really.

    I have considered this, and I agree. This community has a steady core of regular contributors; they will almost certainly see this thread before the 3rd.

    The OP has been updated to reflect this change.

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  • Secret SupermanSecret Superman Registered User
    edited November 2010
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Also, here's hoping that we have an even number of people outside of the US this time around. International shipping is a pain.

    I will endeavor to make everyone's lives easy.

    Although, if we only have, say, two people in England, it seems a little boring to just have them send gifts to each other. I will meditate upon this in the sun-gardens of Raal, the wildlife reserve planet of the Ogon Beta system.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Regional Amazon sites exist for a reason!

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  • GrifterGrifter BermudaModerator mod
    edited November 2010
    Keith wrote: »
    Grifter wrote: »
    Sounds like fun. I'd like to participate.

    are you gonna send your present out on time?

    I will most definitely have it out super early.

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in!

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  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'm in. I've gotten some great stuff the other times we did this.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Can I just send everyone my extra's of Anti-drug Spidermans, and Skateman#1's ? ( I not able to participate in time probably, so this isn't me signing up, but seriously Skate-man is so awesomely awful I want to send them to people anyway rofl)

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  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Count me in, god help me I love the festive season!

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Sigh, I just don't know if I'll have the money this year. I'll think it about long and hard, though...

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    signing up for this

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I wish I could do this, this year
    my recipient would probably get 50-100 bucks worth of stuff from their wishlist
    also I'd throw in Last Stand of the Wreckers so that they'd have no excuse not to read it :P

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I look at it this way, I'll save money - I just won't drink this weekend... who am I kidding I can't do that, but I love doing these things so I'm pumped!

    edit: I will not be outawesomed

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  • Secret SupermanSecret Superman Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I understand, dear friends, that times can be hard, and it is often difficult to justify an engagement like this, but I do want to remind you that, for example, the first volume of Chew is a fairly modest $10, and will be the best book the recipient has read all year.

    Furthermore, you yourself will receive something in return (for even if we end up with brigands who don't send out gifts, I am sure that we will arrange something to deliver you a present of some sort), which will likely cover your costs. Not the same as money, true, but if it's something you were going to buy yourself anyway, it's more or less even.

    Edit: Please don't misunderstand; I'm not trying to coerce anyone into doing something they cannot afford, or do not wish to do! I am simply providing some arguments.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen DOOG Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • GankGank Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Gank on
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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I haven't been posting in this forum a lot lately, but I really have enjoyed the past two runs of this. I'd like to participate if that's ok.

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So do we make a list of things we have or things we would like? I wouldn't want to send something that my person isn't fond of.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Both, ideally.

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  • Secret SupermanSecret Superman Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Langly wrote: »
    I haven't been posting in this forum a lot lately, but I really have enjoyed the past two runs of this. I'd like to participate if that's ok.

    No need to ask permission to join in on the festivities, friend! All are welcome (save, perhaps, those who - in previous years - signed up but did not send out a gift)!

    This is a point that I want to make clear: this is something for all of us. It doesn't matter what country you're in, it doesn't matter if you can only afford to send a cheap trade and not three Absolutes and an autographed drawing by a top-tier artist. All that matters is that you want to share your love of comics with other members of our community (and, indeed, have some of that love shared with you). If you want to sign up, please sign up! We'll figure out and overcome any and all difficulties.

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  • cardboard delusionscardboard delusions USAgent PSN: USAgent31Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Any of the top three I'd be extremely happy with http://amzn.com/w/1Y7RTU8MLF3SO (sorted by priority)

    Trades I have:
    Chew v1-2
    All of Scott Pilgrim
    Atomic Robo v1-3
    Thor and the Warriors Four
    Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man v1-2
    Spider-Man: The Other HC
    Back in Black (both HC)
    Watchmen
    Dark Knight Returns

    I have others that I want, but I think my family is picking up a bunch of Batman trades for me for Xmas, so I'm not putting em on my list. I can't wait until others put up lists as invariably more titles will be mentioned that pique my interest. Also so I can be assigned and see what I can get for someone! Get those lists people!

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ok, so here's my ridiculous list, subdivided into 8 separate wishlists:

    Marvel - http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/308SHGJDPUOHK
    Dark Horse - http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/18SM9VITIKJ1M/
    DC - http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/3J6ZTTHQHMIAV/
    Marvel Essentials - http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/3CWSXPP7EZ8ZC/
    Other - http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/JNYOFBWPUOB6/
    Ultimate Marvel - http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/2WZW6MGLJ7QET/
    Vertigo - http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/1D72JXZDJ8GHS/
    Wildstorm - http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/2K60VTNQ5VSLO/

    Also, I'd prefer something not from Marvel, as I spend most of my comics money with them.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Holy eff, dude. You do not kid around when it comes to wish lists.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Pretty much every comic I own is Marvel, and I have most of the stuff I'd really like. Outside that anything but All-Star Superman, Invincible and Preacher is game (those are the only non-Marvel books I own). As far as what I like, I really prefer superhero stuff and I like it to be mature yet light hearted, something like Invincible or Ultimate Spider-Man. I'm not really into writers like Millar (Frank and Mark) and Ellis' darker works, that said I enjoy darker stuff (Moon Knight and Daredevil for example) just not mean spirited or juvenile violence porn/dick-measuring contests. Also, I am British but I usually prefer American superhero comics, that said though I enjoyed Judge Dredd and Nemesis: Warlock in moderation. Apart from that suprise me. My all time favourite likes (in no particular order) are...

    The Sentry original mini series
    Ultimate Spider-Man
    Invincible
    Immortal Iron Fist
    Moon Knight
    Nova
    Guardians of the Galaxy (DnA cosmic in general really)
    Secret Warriors
    Brubaker's Daredevil
    Incredible Hercules
    Captain Britain and MI-13
    JMS and Kieron Gillen's Thor
    Thor: The Mighty Avenger
    All-Star Superman

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Sorry late edit here, but it might help, I also own pretty much every Avengers book after the New Avengers was started and all the T-Bolts after Ellis' run. Sorry about this being late!

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Holy eff, dude. You do not kid around when it comes to wish lists.

    He's a man who knows what he wants.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Holy eff, dude. You do not kid around when it comes to wish lists.

    He's a man who knows what he wants.

    Well, they are wish lists after all, and I wish I had a lot more comics than I currently own. Also, I haven't updated the lists with the last couple months of new releases.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Holy eff, dude. You do not kid around when it comes to wish lists.

    He's a man who knows what he wants.

    Or possibly he doesn't, which is why it is so long.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I WANT IT ALL
    I WANT IT ALL
    AND I WANT IT NOW

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    When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Holy eff, dude. You do not kid around when it comes to wish lists.

    He's a man who knows what he wants.

    And what he wants isn't very nice?

    (wolverine.jpg)

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