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  • I REALLY wish someone at Dynamite would have some model sheets commissioned so we can finally settle on what Margo's supposed to look like. Or failing that, at least establish a consistent hair color for her.

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    • Same thing with Casey in Green Hornet. In Year One she has blond hair, in Mark Waid's The Green Hornet she has red hair, and in Dark Nights I think she has black hair. Confusing.

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      • Yeah, so far as the way they've been handled up to this point, the key to identifying Margo and Casey in these stories (without cheating by looking for their names in other characters' dialogue balloons) is to 1) look for any female character, 2) if there's more than one, look for the prettiest one, and 3) if she's not a femme fatale like Black Sparrow or The Light (should be easy to pick them out, since there aren't many) appearing in that particular story, then you've found Margo (or Casey).

        Or you could just look for the female character who appears in the most panels and has the most dialogue. Either way works. Dark Nights was a little bit trickier, since they were both in that story. You really had to pay attention to the dialogue there, to tell who was whom.
        Last edited by pulphero; 08-01-2014, 12:11 PM.

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        • Just got The Shadow Over Innsmouth today. Decent story and art, and I liked how it wasn't revealed for sure whether the monsters really exist in that universe or not.

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          • THE SHADOW ONE-SHOT (December 2014)

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            THE SHADOW ONE-SHOT
            Price: $7.99
            Shipping: December, 2014

            Rating: Teen +
            Cover: Robert Hack
            Writer: Michael Moreci
            Art: Anthony Marques
            Publication Date: Dec 2014
            Format: Comic Book
            Page Count: 48 pages
            ON SALE DATE: December 17
            Faced with a world without The Shadow, his agents must step up and take down a crime syndicate that is crippling the city! From the mean streets to the mountains of China, the agents run a counter operation to break up this menace and uncover its mysterious leader. Margo, Jericho, Cliff, and more unite to stem the bitter fruit of crime!
            http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/vi...RO=C1606906062
            $7.99 seems a bit steep for an issue that has one-and-a-half times the number of pages of a standard $3.99 issue. Does anybody know how many of those pages will be of actual story?

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            • Originally posted by MajorHoy View Post
              $7.99 seems a bit steep for an issue that has one-and-a-half times the number of pages of a standard $3.99 issue. Does anybody know how many of those pages will be of actual story?
              The standard Dynamite comic contains between 20 and 22 pages of story for $3.99. Recent DE one-shots (Vampirella: Prelude to Shadows, The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales, Army of Darkness: Convention Invasion) have contained 48 pages of story with glossy cardboard covers for $7.99. Grendel vs. The Shadow (a co-publication with Dark Horse) had the same for a mere $5.99, a true bargain despite a slightly-less heavy cover stock.

              I can only assume that The Shadow, Doc Savage and The Avenger one-shots will follow the same format as the Vampirella, Twilight Zone and Army of Darkness one-shots. Far from being a rip-off, you're getting 4 to 8 more pages of story than you would in two standard $3.99 DE comics.

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              • Originally posted by pulphero View Post
                The standard Dynamite comic contains between 20 and 22 pages of story for $3.99. Recent DE one-shots (Vampirella: Prelude to Shadows, The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales, Army of Darkness: Convention Invasion) have contained 48 pages of story with glossy cardboard covers for $7.99 . . . I can only assume that The Shadow, Doc Savage and The Avenger one-shots will follow the same format as the Vampirella, Twilight Zone and Army of Darkness one-shots. Far from being a rip-off, you're getting 4 to 8 more pages of story than you would in two standard $3.99 DE comics.
                That's only if ALL 48 pages are of story and there are ZERO pages with ads / promos / filler. I guess we'll just have to wait until next month to see.

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                • Originally posted by MajorHoy View Post
                  That's only if ALL 48 pages are of story and there are ZERO pages with ads / promos / filler. I guess we'll just have to wait until next month to see.
                  The above-mentioned DE one-shots are ad-free 48 pages of STORY. Yes, I actually counted them all.

                  But the Vampi, TZone, and AoD one-shots all shipped THIS month -- I guess it's possible that NEXT month Dynamite might change their minds and stick 12 pages of advertising in the pulp hero one-shots...
                  Last edited by pulphero; 11-14-2014, 04:01 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by pulphero View Post
                    The above-mentioned DE one-shots are ad-free 48 pages of STORY. Yes, I actually counted them all.

                    But the Vampi, TZone, and AoD one-shots all shipped THIS month -- I guess it's possible that NEXT month Dynamite might change their minds and stick 12 pages of advertising in the pulp hero one-shots...
                    I didn't say only advertising . . . it could also be promos and other non-story material.

                    You may be right that they won't have it, but since I don't buy those other things you mentioned (I haven't been buying very much Dynamite stuff since they dropped many of their pulp-related comics), I still stand by my comment that we'll have to wait and see to be sure.

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                    • If it makes you feel any better, I'm sure there will still be plenty of things to hate about them, apart from the lack of ads and other filler.

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                      • In honor of Wold Newton Day, I did a bonus episode where I review Midnight in Moscow, as well as discuss the Philip Jose Farmer/Wold Newton Family connections in the first issue.

                        In short, I really enjoyed the series. Chaykin's artwork is better than ever, I was especially impressed with the work of the colorist Jesus Aburto. My favorite issues were #1 & #2 with the vigilante elements, but the espionage/glob trotting adventure from #3-6 was fun too.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFMbNWXuklE

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                        • Just read The Shadow One-shot, it's utter garbage. Fifty pages of bad writing and mediocre art.

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                          • Originally posted by pulphero View Post
                            If it makes you feel any better, I'm sure there will still be plenty of things to hate about them, apart from the lack of ads and other filler.
                            Originally posted by pjerooo View Post
                            Just read The Shadow One-shot, it's utter garbage. Fifty pages of bad writing and mediocre art.
                            Sounds like at least somebody found something wrong with it.

                            (I haven't read my copy yet . . . just picked it up Friday afternoon.)

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                            • Originally posted by MajorHoy View Post
                              Sounds like at least somebody found something wrong with it.

                              (I haven't read my copy yet . . . just picked it up Friday afternoon.)
                              I am so far behind on reading the floppies that it's ridiculous (two months, three in some cases). That said, the three pulp one-shots should be on the top of my DE pile to read.

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                              • Originally posted by pulphero View Post
                                I am so far behind on reading the floppies that it's ridiculous (two months, three in some cases). That said, the three pulp one-shots should be on the top of my DE pile to read.
                                Save yourself the trouble with The Shadow . . . pjerooo didn't even begin to give that extra-large helping of rancid elephant dung justice with his tepid criticism of that bloated mess.
                                (And a reference to a building looking like it came "from the Vegas Strip"?!? When does this story take place . . . the first casino on what would become the Strip wasn't built until the early 1940s, and it took a little while before it was built up to anything even close to what that reference sounded like!)

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