prepare4trouble (prepare4trouble) wrote,

Buying comics

Well, it turns out that over the past three or four years, I have missed very little, and a hell of a lot. Comics are like that. Stuff happens, pretty major stuff, but in the end none of it is really that major.

I've got myself almost up to date on Uncanny X-Men. I'm still shaking from the news that the title is ending this year. I mean, I know it's far from the end of the X-Men, and it'll be replaced by something else. Two, somethings else, it seems. But this has been the core X title since the 60s, enjoying an uninterrupted run. I've got every issue from #273. #544 will apparently be the last one. The guy in the comic shop informed me that the team will then split into two, following the two separate philosophies of Xavier and Magneto. Oh, Magneto and Xavier appear to be on the same side at the moment. I have a lot of catching up to do, I've got a bunch of comics ordered that I;m waiting for. That's just Uncanny.

The title formerly known as simply X-Men, which I've got from #1, has been re-named X-Men Legacy at some point over the past few years. I've picked up the latest 5 or so while I was at Amazing Fantasy today buying bags and boards. I need to get all the back issues for that. Looks like Astonishing X-Men is still on the go too, so that needs getting. Then I dunno. I was reading New X-Men too, but I didn't see that. The guy advised me to get the Prelude to Schism mini. It's a 4 issue run, leading up to the Schism that's going to end Uncanny. (Dun dun dun!) I got the first two of those, and they're pretty awesome actually, one focusing on Xavier, one on Magneto. Erik. Max. Whatever he's calling himself at the moment...

So, all good fun. I wish I hadn't stayed away so long...

This afternoon, after going in town, my dad got out all his old comics to be sorted and sold. Talk about a daunting task. We've got Superman mixed with batman mixed with Spawn, Sam and Twitch, Powers, loads of random weird crossover things mixed in. And the guy has no respect for them. Seriously. They were all just shoved into cardboard boxes, not bagged and boarded, just thrown in, wrapped in carrier bags... Some of them are kinda creased up, but he does have some in sealed bags that have literally never been opened, collectors editions, the death of Superman, Clark's marriage to Lois. It's going to take ages to sort through, but I'm quite looking forward to it. I just wish he wasn't selling them. To me, comics are there to be hoarded, stored away carefully and never, ever sold. but then, mine aren't shoved unprotected into Jackson's bags and left to rot in the loft cupboards for ten years either.
Tags: comics, real life, x-men
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