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TONY'S ONLINE TIPS
for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

CBG 1616

The best-laid plans of your beloved Tipster often go awry when the world comes a'knocking at the door of Casa Isabella. That's my explanation and apology for the missing TOTs of recent days and the brevity of today's installment.

COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1616 [May, 2006] arrived in my mailbox on Valentine's Day. As you can see, the cover feature reports on the next generation of DC Universe heroes. Bundled with the issue was CBG's convention planner supplement.

I haven't done much more than flip through the issue to check my own contributions - my "Tony's Tips" column and my "Tony's Back Page" sidebar to CBG's price guide section - but I did stop to read Craig Shutt's always-delightful "Ask Mr. Silver Age" column on the top 15 weddings of the Silver Age of Comics, three of which involve Jimmy Olsen. That red-headed Lothario!

If you don't have a CBG subscription - and you should - look for this issue at fine comic-book shops and newsstands in about a week or so. It will be six bucks well spent.

Want more Tony? Every week, I post a brand-new and exclusive edition of TONY'S OTHER ONLINE TIPS on the new Comics Buyer's Guide forums. This week's topic: Alan Class comics. You can read the column at:

www.cbgxtra.com

That's all I have today, but I'll be back here tomorrow with a full-length column. See you then.

Tony Isabella

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THE "TONY" SCALE

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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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