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2008.05.31

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I've been checking in all day and I'm just finishing up now. This is the single greatest comic thing on the internet *ever*. I'm in awe of your greatness!

That, my friend, was badass.

You burnt it?
In today's times this is particularly foolish.

Awesomeness. You rock, Tucker. I wish I could have read along with you or something yesterday, but I was busy all day. Still, it makes for a fun read all in one go. Now you'll have bizarre Claremont turns of phrase and weird fetishes rolling around in your brain for a week or two. Good times.

And Mr. HR up there, I always laugh when people get bent out of shape about a book being burned. It's like the idea of a book coupled with fire equals Nazis. An organized demonstration, in which books are being destroyed in order to suppress their contents? That's something to get upset about. One guy setting something on fire instead of chucking it in the trash? Not a big deal.

Burning it just seems like a waste, maybe give it to a library or something?

but I wasn't the one with this thing crushing my legs for 12 hours so whatever.

But now he's finished with it SPIRITUALLY as well.

I salute you, Tucker Stone, for a job well done. I read most of this on Sunday night, but did check in occasionally on Saturday. Good work!

Hey Tucker:

Nice work. I know what you mean about burning these bad boys-
I live in a very rural area and have a firepit out back. I threw a comp box of books in there once and lit her up- same story. It wouldn't completely burn, but it smoldered forever. It was still smoking when I went to bed-woke up and it was raining. Went out, poked it with a stick and it started up again. Like a goddamn tire fire.

Anyway, for what its worth, a full comp box will burn for at least two and a half days if you let it.

Always enjoy the reviews, and thanks for the Xlaffs.

Best regrds,
Darwyn

Thanks I've really enjoyed this.

I found tearing to shreads to be very cathartic.

As a schoolteacher with no budget trying to create a library for my students to learn to appreciate, respect & (yes) enjoy graphic novels & comics, I very much could've used this book.

In fact, it would have been an incredible addition to our oh-so-slowly burgeoning collection.

I think Mr. Stone has the right to dispose of his book however he sees fit (I wish I had his dispoasble income though!), but to burn a book such as this to make a point or simply as a prank of sorts? Does seem wasteful to me...

Anybody who would like to donate books, comix, graphic novels, etc., that they are done reading, want to dispose of, or simply really despise (or love so much they want to share!), please, please contact me & I will gladly accept them on behalf of my students who are learning about the art of comic books as well as great (& sometimes not-so-great) literature.

THANKS!

Tucker ... this was awesome. Totally broke up the workload on this particularly mind-numbing Wednesday more than usual. Friggin' Marvel should send you EVERY Omnibus they put out and you should just review one a month.

DO IT.

"And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye."

- Milton

After reading Ten Cent Plague, regardless of how much you may hate the book, setting any book on fire feels incredibly offensive.

I don't know if it was your intention to draw up everything negative that comes along with the image of a book on fire, but it makes me sick to my stomach to have come across this today.

Next time you don't want a book because it sucks so badly, just give it away.

Oh look, it's an "edgy" attention whore on the Internet.

Holy shit, man. Burning a book? You are a complete fucking badass. I wish I could drink your jizz so I could capture even an eighth of your Li'l Fascist awesomeness.

The fact that Darwyn Cooke thought this was awesome makes me want to burn an Absolute New Frontier. HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES

Way to go. Instead of giving the book to someone who might actually like to read it, you decided to burn it. God bless America.

"Hay guys, I didn't like this book, so in stead of just throwing it away or, you know, giving it to someone who might enjoy it, I BURNED it! With real FIRE! And then I bragged about it on the INTERNETS!

Am I cool yet?"

Yes, Tucker, if you ever come across a book on, say, how to date rape women, for God sakes, DON'T BURN IT!!! Hey, just cause you don't like it doesn't mean there ain't someone who will!!!

Settle down, Beavises. He didn't burn a book, he burned a bunch of crappy superhero comics. I, for one, am glad that batch juvenile, misogynistic, idiotic crime against good writing isn't going to warp another innocent kid.

Get off your fuckin' dogmatic high horses, you whiny, self-important bitches. Not everything is black and white.

Yes, Tucker, if you ever come across a book on, say, how to date rape women, for God sakes, DON'T BURN IT!!! Hey, just cause you don't like it doesn't mean there ain't someone who will!!!

Settle down, Beavises. He didn't burn a book, he burned a bunch of crappy superhero comics. I, for one, am glad that batch juvenile, misogynistic, idiotic crime against good writing isn't going to warp another innocent kid.

Get off your fuckin' dogmatic high horses, you whiny, self-important bitches. Not everything is black and white.

wow that was really dumb...

I would have sold it on ebay myself, but books are not the same precious repositories of the totality of human knowledge today as they were in Milton's time.

Also, Uncanny X-Men, even at its best, is a long damn sight from representing the best that mainstream superhero comics have to offer, let alone "reason itself" or "the image of God."

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