"Been here since before the old cave, back when we were gathering in the back of Gabriel's Horn nightclub between Great Frog gigs... but man -- 10 years here already? Time, she does fly.
Happy anniversary, amigos! So glad we're here."
"Wow. I joined the Legion in the spring of 2004, when The Lovely and Talented was pregnant with Action Lad. Which means I've spent twice as much time in the New Cave as the Old Cave. Hmmm ... it still has that New Cave smell to me."
"I really enjoyed the finale. This season had its ups and downs but ended on a high note. I thought it was neat that we got to see Bernadette and Howard's kids for the first time. The elevator finally getting fixed was…"
"I managed to snag a copy of the first issue. It ended up on the Pile O'Shame, which means I have (gulp) yet to read it. I was very lucky, as I got #1 for cover price in late March. Right now on ebay, a NM copy goes for well…"
"I've seen 12 of the 22 MCU movies. I plan to see Captain Marvel soon and then Avengers Endgame. I'm sure at some point I'll watch the ones I've missed, but if I don't get to see them all, I'll be ok with…"
"I wonder if starting over with each format change is distorting the demand by lowering sales? I guess reissuing the same stories (which are already digitized and ready to go) is cheaper for the publisher, but how many readers are willing/able…"
"That was weird. I guess they thought the books wouldn't sell, despite the movies. Or that if someone who loved the movies sampled one, they'd be disappointed. They may be right on either point.
It sure makes it hard on us hard-core…"
"Marvel often seems to have a screw loose. Agents of Shield hit TV but the Masterworks with the Lee/Kirby/Steranko run stayed out of print (the two Steranko paperbacks were still available). Black Panther debuts in Civil War on screen but they…"
"I really like the Omnibuses. I have, in fact, replaced a lot of my Archives and Masterworks with the Omnnibus format. If that changes, I don't know where I'll be.
I already don't know what to do about Marvel. I stopped buying the…"
""It's difficult to assemble a nice run of silver age books in the same format, because Marvel and DC keep changing formats. Grrr."
You said it.
"So long as I've got the stories, I'm good."
Theoretically, I agree.…"
I may be out of line here but in regards with your exchange with Mark, we both know how he feels about Marvel now. We've both know that his opinion has not and probably will not change though I hope it does. Despite previous advice, I have no doubt that he will continue to comment on how "evil" the Marvel heroes are whenever he can.
However, he has had some medical problems and he has left here before thinking no one wants him here. That's something that I am hoping to avoid. I'm not blaming you for ANYTHING, let me make that clear. I am only trying to prevent another round of the same debate that apparently caused hard feelings before.
You won't change his mind and challenging him about it will only make him defensive, as past interactions show us. If steered clear from the topic of Marvel's Post-Civil War period, he seems happier.
Anyway, that's my two cents. Again I'm not faulting you at all. Merely trying to keep the peace, as they say.