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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 pm

Well, while browsing through the new stuff at the comic book store this week, I stumbled upon:

True Believers: Ant-Man and the Wasp - The Birth of Giant-Man #1
With a cover-price of only $1.00, I figured "Oh, what the heck!"

Anybody else buying anything Marvel-related these days?
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:52 pm

I've picked up a few of these True Believers reprints, since they're only 0.75 here, but I can't really justify buying Marvel titles on a regular basis with our financial situation being what it is right now; we're both DC fans, so a few DC and independent titles is our guilty pleasure. I try to keep up with Marvel related developments, I'll flick through them in the shop, but I think the last modern Marvel title I bought was the recent X-Men Gold Annual, since it featured Captain Britain.
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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:37 pm

tony ingram wrote:I've picked up a few of these True Believers reprints, since they're only 0.75 here, . . .
The other two "True Believers" issues I bought were from last year to honor Jack Kirby's 100th birthday.


Captain America #1


Ant-Man & The Wasp #1
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:46 pm

There's currently a swathe of Wolverine related ones to tie-in with his return. A few months back, Jean Grey got the same treatment.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:06 am

Wolverine tends to be overexposed, like Batman. I find that a little of him goes a long way.
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:50 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Wolverine tends to be overexposed, like Batman. I find that a little of him goes a long way.
He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:52 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Wolverine tends to be overexposed, like Batman. I find that a little of him goes a long way.
He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
Well, Old Man, there have been appearances by Logan in other forms since then . . . some of those appearances taking place in the (then) "present day".
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:58 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Wolverine tends to be overexposed, like Batman. I find that a little of him goes a long way.
He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
Well, Old Man, there have been appearances by Logan in other forms since then . . . some of those appearances taking place in the (then) "present day".
I fid it difficult to see Old Man Logan as the same character, or anything other than a pale imitation.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:09 pm

tony ingram wrote:I fid it difficult to see Old Man Logan as the same character, or anything other than a pale imitation.
Well, he was with one or two of those X-Men groupings, plus I don't know how much sun he normally gets . . .
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:58 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I fid it difficult to see Old Man Logan as the same character, or anything other than a pale imitation.
Well, he was with one or two of those X-Men groupings, plus I don't know how much sun he normally gets . . .
Yeah, but he's very much his own character rather than being the regular Wolvie. Just as the young X-Men who time travelled from the past are really now not the same characters as the adult versions.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:23 am

tony ingram wrote:He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
What about the films?
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:32 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
What about the films?
They don't count. They're not in the same continuity, either. In fact, they're not even all in the same continuity as each other: mainstream comics Wolverine is on Earth-616, while Wolverine from the first few X-Men movies is on Earth-10005, but the reality where the movie Logan is set is Earth-17315.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:10 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
What about the films?
They don't count. They're not in the same continuity, either. In fact, they're not even all in the same continuity as each other: mainstream comics Wolverine is on Earth-616, while Wolverine from the first few X-Men movies is on Earth-10005, but the reality where the movie Logan is set is Earth-17315.
What about Earth-PEnnsylvania-6-5000?
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:37 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
What about the films?
They don't count. They're not in the same continuity, either. In fact, they're not even all in the same continuity as each other: mainstream comics Wolverine is on Earth-616, while Wolverine from the first few X-Men movies is on Earth-10005, but the reality where the movie Logan is set is Earth-17315.
What about Earth-PEnnsylvania-6-5000?
I don't understand the reference. Embarassed
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:58 pm

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:He's been dead since 2014, at least in the main continuity. I don't think he's really been overexposed since then...
What about the films?
They don't count. They're not in the same continuity, either. In fact, they're not even all in the same continuity as each other: mainstream comics Wolverine is on Earth-616, while Wolverine from the first few X-Men movies is on Earth-10005, but the reality where the movie Logan is set is Earth-17315.
What about Earth-PEnnsylvania-6-5000?
I don't understand the reference. Embarassed

Old Glenn Miller song.
"PEnnsylvania 6-5000" was the phone number for a hotel in New York City.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_6-5000_(song))
The actual phone number would have been "736-5000", but back then they commonly used words to represent the first two digits of the phone number (based on the letters associated with each number).


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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:50 pm

Ah. Before my time, I fear. But it's nice to see a real telephone again.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:00 pm

tony ingram wrote:Ah. Before my time, I fear. But it's nice to see a real telephone again.
I think I actually have one stored away somewhere . . .
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:02 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Ah. Before my time, I fear. But it's nice to see a real telephone again.
I think I actually have one stored away somewhere . . .
I miss them. We still have a landline, but it has buttons, not a dial. A real phone should have a dial, I feel.


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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:02 am

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Ah. Before my time, I fear. But it's nice to see a real telephone again.
I think I actually have one stored away somewhere . . .
I miss them. We still have a landline, but it has buttons, not a dial. A real phone should have a dial, I feel.
And I've been told that these days there are two types of "landlines": the older copper wire networks and the more recent broadband and fiber optic landline connections.
Thankfully, we still have a copper wire landline, so if the power goes out, our phone still works (as long as the phone line didn't get pulled down by a tree or something).
With the broadband and fiber optic landline connections, those homes will still have a working phone line in a power outage, but only for a certain amount of time depending on the battery-backup to their system.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:21 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Ah. Before my time, I fear. But it's nice to see a real telephone again.
I think I actually have one stored away somewhere . . .
I miss them. We still have a landline, but it has buttons, not a dial. A real phone should have a dial, I feel.
And I've been told that these days there are two types of "landlines": the older copper wire networks and the more recent broadband and fiber optic landline connections.
Thankfully, we still have a copper wire landline, so if the power goes out, our phone still works (as long as the phone line didn't get pulled down by a tree or something).
With the broadband and fiber optic landline connections, those homes will still have a working phone line in a power outage, but only for a certain amount of time depending on the battery-backup to their system.
Don't think I've ever come across that. If we lose power, our phone remains fine. The advantages of an ageing infrastructure, I guess.
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:20 pm

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote: . . . Thankfully, we still have a copper wire landline, so if the power goes out, our phone still works (as long as the phone line didn't get pulled down by a tree or something).
With the broadband and fiber optic landline connections, those homes will still have a working phone line in a power outage, but only for a certain amount of time depending on the battery-backup to their system.
Don't think I've ever come across that. If we lose power, our phone remains fine. The advantages of an ageing infrastructure, I guess.
Oh, for years I've been hearing about places here in the U.S. where companies that use to have copper wire landlines have been replacing those with the broadband and fiber optic type because those are less expensive for the companies to maintain/repair. Many of our older, larger phone companies are no longer even in the business of providing/maintaining home landline service; they sold that portion off to other companies to focus on more profitable areas.
Our phone service provider had been AT&T (the old "Ma Bell" here in the U.S. back in the previous century), but it sold off the home phone service several years ago.
(If you're not familiar with how "old" AT&T was, the initials had once stood for "American Telephone and Telegraph Company".)
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MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote: . . . Thankfully, we still have a copper wire landline, so if the power goes out, our phone still works (as long as the phone line didn't get pulled down by a tree or something).
With the broadband and fiber optic landline connections, those homes will still have a working phone line in a power outage, but only for a certain amount of time depending on the battery-backup to their system.
Don't think I've ever come across that. If we lose power, our phone remains fine. The advantages of an ageing infrastructure, I guess.
Oh, for years I've been hearing about places here in the U.S. where companies that use to have copper wire landlines have been replacing those with the broadband and fiber optic type because those are less expensive for the companies to maintain/repair. Many of our older, larger phone companies are no longer even in the business of providing/maintaining home landline service; they sold that portion off to other companies to focus on more profitable areas.
Our phone service provider had been AT&T (the old "Ma Bell" here in the U.S. back in the previous century), but it sold off the home phone service several years ago.
(If you're not familiar with how "old" AT&T was, the initials had once stood for "American Telephone and Telegraph Company".)
The primary supplier of landlines (and now internet) in the UK is BT, formerly British Telecom, which until 1981 was a part of the General Post Office (GPO). The GPO, originally a government department, had had a monopoy on telephone communications since 1912; before that, since 1846, it had been the Electric Telegraph Company.
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