This is your Monday morning wake-up call. The above photo is running with an eBay auction for Marvel Super-Heroes handcuffs with keys. Even as we speak, Ohio-based seller "Rawk Gurl" has several auctions going on and some of the descriptions are more than a bit risque. For example:
"If you love exciting action with multiple partners like I do this is a great game for you!"
(Gauntlet: Dark Legacy for Playstation 2)
"...in great shape with a shiny hologram on the cover! I love watching Spidey shoot that sticky stuff everywhere!"
(Web of Spider-Man #90, hologram cover)
"I've been a fan of Batman and Robin since seeing them slide down the pole in the old TV series."
(Detective Comics #633-639)
"I really hate to sell my Rawhide on eBay but I'm sure someone will take good care of it!"
(Rawhide Kid #62)
I'm too embarrassed to quote further. If you want to see more of her auctions, go here:
As amusing as these auctions are, I'm really hoping this trend doesn't catch on. Not only do I already spend way too much time on eBay lusting after comics I can't afford, but I'm planning to start selling stuff myself this summer. Is comics fandom ready to see me in such revealing outfits?
Today is your last full day to vote on our current TONY POLLS questions:
Which recent comics event has angered or annoyed you the most? Be warned that there are SPOILERS in the choices offered for this question.
Which DC Comics title would you most like to see revived as an ongoing series?
Which Marvel Comics title would you most like to see revived as an ongoing series?
Which non-Marvel/non-DC comic book would you most like to see revived as an ongoing series?
Sometime after midnight, these questions will be removed and then, sometime Tuesday, new questions will be posted. You can cast your votes at:
ZERO: Burn your money before buying any comic receiving this rating. It doesn't *necessarily* mean there's absolutely nothing of value here - though it *could* - but whatever value it might possess shrinks into insignificance before its overall awfulness.
ONE: Buy something else. Maybe I found something which wasn't completely dreadful in the item, but not enough for me to recommend it when there are better comics available. I only want what's best for you, my children.
TWO: Basic judgment call. I found some value, but not enough to recommend it. My review should give you enough info to decide if you want to take a chance on it. Are you feeling lucky today, punk? Well, are you?
THREE: This denotes something I find perfectly respectable. There are better books out there, but I wouldn't regret buying this item. Based on my review, you should be able to determine if it's of interest to you. Let the Force guide you.
FOUR: I recommend anything earning this rating. Unless you don't like the genre, subject matter, or past work of the creators, I believe you'll enjoy this item. Isn't it uncanny how I can look right into your soul that way?
FIVE: Anything getting this rating is among the best comicdom has to offer. You should buy/read this, even if the genre/subject matter doesn't appeal to you. It's for your own good. Me, I live for comics and books this good...but not in a pathetic "Comic-Book Guy" sort of way.
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