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reasons why halloween is the best holiday:
- you are not obliged to visit your relatives
- you are not obliged to get gifts for anyone
- people will give you candy for absolutely no reason other than halloween
- its the only day when its socially acceptable to go out in public dressed like a penguin
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A compilation of Edward Gorey and his rather gothic poems and illustrations.
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Some Bruce Timm for your skull-meat.
Collectors, take note:
I posted two separate covers of “the Batman Adventures: Mad Love” for a reason. The first one is the 1st Print, and it should be about a $25-$30 book. It is a regular comic book, and it is scarce. The Batman Adventures were tie-in books meant to milk the popularity of the cartoon. The print run was low, and they were more likely to be sold at newsstands or convenience stores than a local comic book shop.
The second cover I posted (the last image at the bottom of set) is not a variant. It is not a chase cover, and it is not more valuable. It is the 2nd Printing of the issue, and it is prestige bound, meaning that it has a spine with the title written on the side. It is a $10-$15 book at most, because it was a special edition reprint of the original issue. It was reprinted because “Mad Love” won an Eisner for best single issue of the year for 1994. I might be wrong about the year. If you haven’t watched all four seasons of “Batman: the Animated Series” and you have never read this book, I will tell you this:
Eisner awards are named after Will Eisner, the guy that wrote and drew “the Spirit”, and one of the most influential and gifted artists/writers who has ever lived. Basically, everyone that came after Eisner has taken some notes from his style.
Therefor, an Eisner award is the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize.
It is NOT like the Academy Awards.
It is an award given for creators and artists as a recognition of their achievements. Most of the time, Eisner Awards for best single issue go to indie books. They just do. Superheroes are not considered high-art by the vast majority of the populace.
They are just not.
So, when a Superhero book wins an Eisner for best Issue-meaning the story, the art, all of it-try to read that book. Trust me. It’s really good.
Consider this as well:
The Batman Adventure comics were adaptations of a cartoon.
Basically, they were tie-in books. And it still won the Eisner.
So: Yes, it’s really that good.
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