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Roscoe Coaltrane

  • I live in Toronto, Canada
  • Bio I became a carpenter only to build shelves for my comics.
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  • Hello Roscoe,

    I was thinking about the Multiversity storyline.

    I remember enjoying it, but I also remember it being very self contained. I'm curious if any other comics have referenced the events of multiversity or if it's outcome affected any future storylines.

    I know you really enjoy Multiversity and are something of an expert on it, so I figured you'd be the best person to ask.

    Thanks, Leo

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    • For me, the appeal of trades is that they're less fragile than "floppies" and easier to store. To me that's worth a couple bucks. Someday I will probably start buying floppies to fill the gaps of my collection, but I don't see this day being anytime soon.

      I did once buy a bundle of Countdowns though, but it wasn't complete.

      It really is interesting all the different ways someone can read and find comics today.

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    • Floppies you only want to read once or twice, sure. Countdown is something that I wish that I had in a proper trade, so long as it included the History Of The Multiverse section.

      It's a generational thing as well. New readers think nothing of buying a digital copy of a comic, because they've internalized "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" without even realizing it. Used to be that you had an original, or the occational floppy reprint, or those little mini-books with the flip-animation pictures in the margins, or nothing.

      I don't know if it was Watchmen that really changed things up for Trade paperbacks, but that book has never been out of print. (Some of it has to do with the weasel contract that Alan Moore signed with DC). I do remember owning some kind of "Roots of the Swamp Thing" in the 1970's before hunting down the originals, but that was just a Giant-Sized - not a trade paperback.

      Now you can get most books online. I was raised during the commodification of comics, and the "physical comic=value" that burned so many of us later, with our ten copies of "Legends of the Dark Knight#1", is still with me. (So are the ten copies of LotDK). So really, to store and enjoy the comic digitally, is certainly the simplest. Formats don't seem to be going obsolete, with the cloud and the record of your purchase in Itunes, Comixology etc. Not like the 1990's where your digital comics got tossed with your obsolete computer and format. 🤞 hopefully.

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  • Hi Roscoe,

    After speaking with Tupka, following yesterday's debacle, I nominated you to be promoted to a discussions moderator. Tupka agreed that I may offer the invitation. If you would like to take up the role, let me know, and I will tell Tupka that you have accepted the position so that he can work his magic to make it happen.

    Thanks.

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    • Thanks N8. It's a compliment to be asked! I'm going to have to turn you down though, as I'm happiest piecing together characters and histories in the "deep wiki". I always said that I'd never want to be put in charge of people like me. You all have my sympathies.

      I'll back you up whenever you need, though.

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    • Not a problem, friend. I know we appreciate your edit-based contributions to the wiki, and I know I can count on you on the board in other ways. Thanks a bunch and have a great day.

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    • The main reason is getting some trusted users with rights. It's okay to just see yourself as a normal user, just one with the power to lock/delete stuff before it gets out of hand. I certainly wouldn't demand you monitor every change.

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    • It is something I will keep in the back of my mind Tupka, but no. Right now, I'm not in a position to take on any additional responsibility. I was a bureaucrat of some sort (and probably not a good one) years ago on an extinct game's wiki, and I know that I would make myself fairly involved.

      I appreciate being asked, that's for sure.

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  • Should I or shouldn't I?

    There is, as far as I've found so far, one and only one mention of the Blue Tracer's "Duralium Armor", in Military Comics #4. We are not told what "Duralium" is or how Dunn obtained it. So should I create a Duralium page or no? Stoop Davy Dave (talk) 00:00, April 23, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Hi Dave. The name is Duralium is vaguely familiar, but i can't find it in my notes right now. It might have been somewhere in the 300s in Adventure Comics? as they make up a lot of element names in the Legion of Super Heroes stories.

      Does it have a good image, or any kind of interesting details to its story? For example, does it withstand anti-aircrft fire or bazooka blast or is invisible to radar? If you are putting up a page that will basically be blank, except for the title, then I'd say no.

      But if there's something interesting about it that you can include in the page, I'd say yeah. i gave up trying to build a page for every metal after reading the Legion stories I was talking about in Adventure Comics. A new element every couple issues.

      i hope this helps.

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    • Lots of images of the B.T. enduring gunfire, rock-drilling, and surviving crazy crashes, but it's not invulnerable. iirc, Tracer has been damaged by a big enough, direct enough cannonshot ... I think.[citation needed] No schmancy stealth capabilities either, just real hard metal, and no objective data on how hard it is.

      It's just irksome that Guardineer had to coin this special name for it, "Duralium," and not make it mean anything specific.

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    • A little late, but I found where I'd seen "Duralium", or at least close to it. It's prolly no help because it comes from future Legion stories in Adventure Comics Vol 1 360, so a thousand years after Blackhawk, and it's called "Durlamite" in Adventures 360. The naming convention isn't clear-cut, as the L and A are reversed, and the ending -mite- indicates that "Durlamite" could be an alloy or mineral made in-part of Duralium.

      Yeah, prolly no help. Just hadn't had an excuse to say hi for a while. So hi.

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    • Yeah I gotta figure Wild Bill was talking out his bum about "Duralium," because the Blue Tracer was cobbled together out of strewn-about blowed-up tanks and airplanes and stuff, so even if Duralium is real, in the Quality Universe, it's not unique to the B.T., and Dunn didn't invent or discover it. Therefore it doesn't merit an article. Hi.

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  • Is the Ant Farm in Adventure Comics the same one as the SHADE headquarters seen in Frankenstein?

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    • For sure. Adventure Comics has the same description for the Ant Farm as given under PE "Ant Farm" page. Indestructible globe, need teleport plus Atom's shrink technology to enter it, miniaturized world inside.

      This is where it was first developed at the very end of the NE universe, and it seems to have passed into PE without many changes. It's on my master list of things to update.

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    • Interesting

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  • There’s no need to make a gallery for just one image.

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  • I was wondering, since you've never read any Preacher, if you'd look at my progress on the following page and give me your thoughts on it. It's not finished yet, and since Jesse is the main character, it's practically going to be a series synopsis.

    https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Jesse_Custer_(Preacher)#

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    • Checked them out. Changed God's quote? I know. The guy says so much. The paragraph you added about the Angel of Death going to hell -I might change the sentense around to start with

      "the Angel of Death was playing a game of cards with Satan
      , "When the Saint of Killers was sent to Hell"

      Just to be clear the link between the two sentenses was the AoD.

      Liking everything else.

      Throne of God. Nice. I edited the data for the Image (it makes up a bit for me hosing up mine and Kyle having to fix it.). You'll see.

      Saint of Killer's revolvers. I think you mean Saint of Killers. I'll check it out. Just remember items don't get the (Universe) designation. I wish I would.

      Working on Krona's Power Gauntlet. Still getting material but will set down a page soon.

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    • Yeah, so in a brief bout of stupidity I messed up the Revolvers page, so I talked to Tupka and have it marked to be moved to "Divine Colt Walker Revolvers". The original name was too unwieldy, plus there's that typo.

      EDIT: yeah, the original quote, while it does capture God's ego nicely, doesn't effectively capture the vulnerability we see at the end of the series, which was an important part of the character for me.

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  • Quotes need to link to the full page name.

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  • Hi Bobbie

    My e-mail is r0sc0e.pee.c0altrane@gmail.com. Let me know what you need to run the show!

    R

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  • Hi Roscoe,

    As an alternative to inserting it on random discussion board posts, I have decided to bring my announcement to your message wall. If you do not mind, I would like to simply add to this thread and let you know as time progresses when I post a new review. I highly value your insights as you tend to read and give thoughtful responses. I respect that you take the time, and I genuinely feel that your contributions help make the posts better. So thank you for that. As such, I tell you: Chartreuse (x2).

    Also, I like your bio.

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    • I actually saw that "Albert Einstein: Time Mason" was releasing! I found the idea intriguing enough that I was considering reading and reviewing it. Funny coincidence, eh?

      Spider-Man Noir was fun, but I will have plenty more passionate things to say about some of the DC titles I plan on reviewing soon (although not next!). My next review will be posted tomorrow on a comic from the indie publisher Oni Press.

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    • Oni’s pretty small. I only know them because my comic buddy collects Rick and Morty. Nice to pick up another review for a small publisher.

      If Time Mason is going to be your thing, I’m sure that i’ll have something to say. Years ago I picked up the ‘Charles Fort - Prophet of the Unexplained’ and was similarly disappointed at the possibilities that were left unexplored. It was still an ok read. I just expected more.

      “There are no coincidences when it comes to Manhattan”

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  • Is there any reason for uploading low quality shots of Superman with random rainbows?

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