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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for November 2013

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Yeah, I know it’s December. That’s just the way it is!
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The Greatest Jim Lee Stories Ever Told!

Every day in April we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator (and throughout the month, you’ll get daily chances to vote for NEXT week’s lists). These lists are voted on by YOU, the reader!

Here is the list of characters/creators featured so far (along with the rules on how to vote).

Today’s list is the Greatest Jim Lee Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #409

Welcome to the four hundred and ninth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eight. This week, who is Scott Seva and how close did he come to portraying Spider-Man on film? Did Jerry Siegel almost write “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” Finally, what behind the scenes reason led to the whole “Ms. Marvel gives birth to her own boyfriend” plot in Avengers #200?

Let’s begin!

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Abandoned Love: Ms. Marvel’s Mind-Controlling Boyfriend

Every week, we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

I just featured this story in a recent Meta-Messages, but I really think for the sake of completeness it really belongs being featured here, as well, as it definitely IS the case of a writer abandoning the work of a previous writer, as Chris Claremont very vocally abandoned the storyline of David Michelinie and Jim Shooter’s Avengers #200.

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Meta-Messages – Chris Claremont Sticks Up for Ms. Marvel

In this feature I explore the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator (or sometimes even themselves) in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today we take a look at Chris Claremont’s resolution of the still-bizarre Ms. Marvel storyline from Avengers #200, where we see Claremont tear that story apart.

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 363: Uncanny X-Men #213

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. As it’s now December, I will be examining the LAST pages of random comics, so watch out for SPOILERS! Today’s page is from Uncanny X-Man #213, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated January 1987. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 285: X-Men Annual #6

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be showing pages that are either scary or are part of “scary” issues (as scary as a comic can be, of course), because it’s October! Today’s page is from X-Men Annual #6, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated 1982. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 272: X-Factor #66

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from X-Factor #66, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated May 1991. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 248: Excalibur #27

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Excalibur #27, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated August 1990. This scan is from Excalibur Classic volume 4, which was published in 2007. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 229: JLA #95

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Today’s page is from JLA (volume 3?) #95, which was published by DC and is cover dated May 2004. I borrowed this issue from Howard Harris, my friendly neighborhood retailer. Thanks, Howard! Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 228: Uncanny X-Men #143

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Today’s page is from Uncanny X-Men #143, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated March 1981. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 227: Uncanny X-Men #135

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Today’s page is from Uncanny X-Men #135, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated July 1980. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 226: Uncanny X-Men #128

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Today’s page is from Uncanny X-Men #128, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated December 1979. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 225: Marvel Team-Up #70

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Today’s page is from Marvel Team-Up #70, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated June 1978. As I’ve done before, I’d like to thank Our Dread Lord and Master, Brian Cronin, for this scan – Brian has somehow figured out how to create a 38-hour day, during which he sleeps for only 77 minutes, which is how he accomplishes so much! Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 224: Marvel Team-Up #68

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Chris Claremont and John Byrne! Today’s page is from Marvel Team-Up #68, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 1978. Once again, I’d like to thank Mr. Brian Cronin for this scan – he didn’t even need a computer to send it, because his brain is a computer and he just thought about sending it to me, and it was there! Enjoy!
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