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Comic Books, Drag Race, & Life in New Zealand
What’s this? A special Saturday launch of a new guide for Pledgeonaut Patron supporters of CK? You betcha! What can I say, I found myself with some free time without a brand new RuPaul’s Drag Race episode to recap. I’ve wanted to add this guide to the site ever since 2014, and it makes more sense to add it now than ever before – and not just because I just updated the Guide to Exiles or because this character is about to hit the big screen. I’m happy to announce my Guide to Spider-Man 2099!
Hmm… while I’m at it, do you think I should just make a guide to every 2099 title Marvel has ever published? Really? Well, okay, since you insist – also exclusively for Pledgeonaut Patron supporters of CK…
I mentioned above that I first wanted to launch this Guide to Spider-Man 2099, because that’s when Dan Slott brought Miguel O’Hara back from the vast unknown of the 2099 continuity to the present day in Superior Spider-Man just ahead of the original Spider-Verse event.
But, if I had created his guide back then, I might not have paired it with a guide to all of Marvel 2099 … because it wasn’t clear if it existed! [Read more…] about New for Patrons: Guide to Spider-Man 2099 (+ Guide to Marvel 2099!)
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This morning I had the absolute pleasure of announcing the results of the Most Wanted Marvel Omnibus 11th Annual Secret Ballot with Near Mint Condition!
The Most Wanted Marvel Omnibus Secret Ballot is an annual poll conducted by a mysterious comic book forum user named Tigereyes. The rules are simple: anyone can email Tigereyes up to 10 picks for their most-wanted, never-before-printed omnibuses of material originally printed by Marvel, even if they may no longer own the licensing rights.
Each first vote gets 10 points, each second vote gets 9 points, all the way down to your tenth vote getting just 1 point. After the voting period, Tigereyes goes through the gargantuan effort of tallying up all the votes – which also involves figuring out what everyone meant by their sometimes inconsistently-named or cryptically-described votes.
For me, the reveal of the results of the Tigereyes Secret Ballot is an international comics-loving holiday. I used to be the primary person on the internet creating statistics from the results every year! However, when I attempted to cover the entire poll entry-by-entry in 2017 I stalled out at the halfway point as the results straddled our move to New Zealand.
That’s why it was worth waking up at 4am NZ time to be ready to share this year’s results with my good friends Omar and Jess on the Near Mint Condition channel, thanks to some last-minute planning with Omar over the weekend.
Our show was nearly three hours long as we dug into the potential contents of every book on the list and whether we’d read them or not. As always, I had just as much fun appearing on-camera as I did chatting with all of the wonderful Minties in the live chat!
Don’t have time for the full 3-hour tour? We actually run down the full 60-book list in just 15 minutes, starting just before the 12-minute mark. I’m sharing the full list below, but it’s more than just a list – every omnibus includes a full suggested omnibus mapping along with a link to the relevant collecting guide on Crushing Comics.
That’s right, y’all – this is a post with SIXTY omnibus mappings in it, mapping well over 2,000 issues of comics. (Actually, it’s even more than that – there’s one tie, and in several entries I get into mapping second volumes if they would complete a run). That makes that one of the longest blog posts in 23 years of CrushingKrisis history.
Are you ready to be rocked by the Most Wanted Marvel Omnibus vote? Strap in, true believers, and prepare to be mapped like you’ve never been mapped before.
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