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  1. I know there are some other fans out there. So what are you reading? I recently decided to do a reread of Daredevil series that started with Kevin Smith as a writer that ran to about 2010. I've gotten through about the first 10 issues so far. The Kevin Smith issues didn't age terribly but they aren't as good as I remember. Things come together decently by the end but there are some weird spots in the story. His 8 issues are what gave me a real love of Daredevil and it was fun to revisit them. I'm really looking forward to rereading the Bendis run on the book. I also recently read the 14th volume of One Punch Man. I thought the series had started to slow to a crawl but this had a really fun battle with some amazing art.
  2. Well, I did a stupid thing and got into the Marvel Legends figures after decades of saying no to toys. I think the kicker was we moved into a new house and I actually have an area for them now. Anyone else here collect any action figures?
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Yeah, I didn't know who Ram V was but he's really won me over with some good work on Swamp Thing thus far.
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    R.I.P. Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff

    Him piledriving Hector Guerrero is one of my favorite angles from SMW.
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    Fucking great TV matches

    The match where Sting wins the TV Title from Mike Rotunda. Smartly worked match with a hot crowd, tons of tension and JR and Hayes just killing it on commentary. It's not the best match by any means but I think it's a definitive representation of what NWA wrestling was about.
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    The Jim Cornette Experience

    My problem with the women's wrestling push is the constant overpraise of super mediocre matches. Yes, there are some good high end matches in WWE but the vast majority of their women's matches are still snoozefests especially if you have access to promotions like Ice Ribbon or Stardom or even Impact honestly. There's good women's wrestling out there but you wouldn't know it because it's all about a couple of women in WWE. Like a great example is WarGames in NXT. NXT has ruined WarGames in general but the need to have a women's WarGames waters the gimmick down. Like sure, if you have a good narrative reason, go for it but it just feels tacked on most years.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    There's actually a good clip of Cornette talking about comics. He got into Marvel right when it was just pouring out great stuff on a monthly basis. I was actually kind of sad I was younger and couldn't have that same experience with Marvel.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    I find older stuff easier to understand and follow. Things like Marvel Unlimited and DC Universe make buying floppies a poor deal. But your experience isn't unusual. Manga and Scholastic releases like Dog Man just destroy comics now. They did it to themselves with short term thinking.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    Comics have kind of become a game of when they finally cross that line for someone on price and reboots. The fandom does get toxic but the companies all employ very predatory business practices and are just at the point of gouging whatever they can get out of the couple of fabs still buying their books.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    Yeah, that's always the best parts of his shows. I think he has sold off a lot of it. I know he sold his copy of Amazing Fantasy #15.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I agree on Dracula. I wouldn't say he has any kind of moral code but he often seems to value the game of one upping people making things more challenging. You can tell when he feels threatened because a lot of that goes away. I am really interested to see the elements Hannibal King adds. I didn't know much about the character so the ending of #25 took me a bit by surprise. They are killing me with the slow roll out about Taj though. I want to know so bad and they are just drip feeding his backstory right now and it's so interesting.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I moved over to Tomb of Dracula and I'm 26 issues into that. It's a really refreshing take on horror with some heroic elements. I really like the early Blade as he brought some much needed flavor to the protagonist side of the book. I really enjoyed the crossover with the Werewolf. Gene Colan is really becoming a favorite artist for me through this book and his Doctor Strange issues. Just such a great attention to detail.
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    WWE TV 7/5 - 7/11 I guess no one watched Raw last night

    I think it's past the point of recovering. They have burned people so bad that they would need at least a year of amazing programming to even get people to start giving them a chance again. They would need an entire flush of creative and just start over with new people.
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    WWE TV 7/5 - 7/11 I guess no one watched Raw last night

    Yeah, exactly this. He's going to keep doing it and getting away with it until a jury is overly hostile to him or he causes an accident.
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    WWE TV 7/5 - 7/11 I guess no one watched Raw last night

    I mean it is cute when Ryan Satin pretends to be a real journalist.
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    WWE TV 7/5 - 7/11 I guess no one watched Raw last night

    They always pick the dumbest fights with Dave.
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    WWE TV 7/5 - 7/11 I guess no one watched Raw last night

    It's also not uncommon for athletes especially to just get repeated slaps on the wrist for DUIs.
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    WWE TV 7/5 - 7/11 I guess no one watched Raw last night

    Jury trial as well. Defense attorney might have done a better job. I read an article and he lawyered up quick which probably helped him as far as a trial goes.
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    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    Lana needs a job...
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    Terry Funk's Health

    That's really sad. I sent him a letter years ago and he signed some stuff for me and even scribbled a little drawing of Texas on the index cards I used to make the envelope more sturdy. He truly was an amazing talent.
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    R.I.P. The Patriot (Del Wilkes)

    The GWF's biggest accomplishment as a promotion. I really liked the gimmick and thought he was a pretty good worker. Some of his All Japan stuff was a lot of fun.
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    WWE TV 6/28-7/4 Euro 2020 is pro wrestling

    I have a hard time blaming Bloom. They seemed to do a decent job in his early days. It has to be next to impossible to give properly attention to 100 people and especially ones corporate deems low priority. I also think there are issues with agenting and taking guys that just need some polish and structure and getting them over that hump. As mentioned by cm funk. Conti is a great example. She showed almost zero improvement in NXT but has shown constant improvement as a worker probably just getting some time with Dustin, QT and Rosa.
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    WWE TV 6/28-7/4 Euro 2020 is pro wrestling

    They haven't trained up someone from scratch for years. I would also argue I haven't seen anyone benefit from a stay in NXT while several guys like Gargano have regressed while at the Performance Center.
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    WWE TV 6/28-7/4 Euro 2020 is pro wrestling

    If only there was some sort of let's call it a Performance Center to work with people to prevent bad spots like this happening. On a serious note. Has someone not taken her aside and said don't do that before? NXT seems very Power Plant in that it's people standing around doing Hindu squats all day and learning nothing.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Finally gotten to the end of the 60s era of Doctor Strange. It's really just a tale of some great art as the series progresses. The Gene Colan issues are just works of beauty to look at.
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