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Forum: NON-SPORTS 02-01-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 27,686
Posted By DeathStorm
Advance ticket sales may not be the best...

Advance ticket sales may not be the best indicator of quality.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 12-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,771
Posted By DeathStorm
Specifically I said I wouldn't and I strongly...

Specifically I said I wouldn't and I strongly recommended against blindly paying in full, that's not the same thing as saying artists can't ask for payment up front but clients can expect payment on...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 12-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,771
Posted By DeathStorm
I already said I favoured 50/50 start and...

I already said I favoured 50/50 start and completion, is that somehow me being horribly jaded?



OK fair enough but you were the one who brought up that phrase so don't beat me up for its use......
Forum: NON-SPORTS 12-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,771
Posted By DeathStorm
How is it hypocritical? I don't see "Buyers keep...

How is it hypocritical? I don't see "Buyers keep throwing around how they have to protect their "hard earned money"" as being something that works both ways and at no point did I say artists should...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 12-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,771
Posted By DeathStorm
I understand that but I was addressing the other...

I understand that but I was addressing the other posters point that's how it works in most businesses which isn't the case, for most lines of work even when they're producing bespoke work the...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 12-18-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,771
Posted By DeathStorm
That's how most companies work, they pay you...

That's how most companies work, they pay you after you've done the work (whether that work entails a service, a final product or whatever).

It's all well and good to stick to paying up front until...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 12-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,036
Posted By DeathStorm
Scoundrel's is awesome and still the finest...

Scoundrel's is awesome and still the finest resource bar none for sketches.

It's just a shame the market got so overblown, hard to be a fan when half the time you're being beaten up or your wallet...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,160
Posted By DeathStorm
I thought it was about $1k for every million...

I thought it was about $1k for every million views?
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-11-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By DeathStorm
Sketch 02: Who are the two characters standing...

Sketch 02:
Who are the two characters standing behind Drax? Mantis and Quasar (Phyla-Vell)

Sketch 03:
Who is this Character? Nikki

Sketch 04:
Who is this Character? Nova

Sketch 07:
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,638
Posted By DeathStorm
To be fair, some of those sets were terrible (JLA...

To be fair, some of those sets were terrible (JLA anyone?).

I don't think the sketches are especially important for this set as the real winner to my eye is how nice the base/chase are (some of...
Forum: SKETCH CARD COLLECTIONS & ARTIST GALLERIES 10-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,592
Posted By DeathStorm
The smokers by Jason Latour, been my favourite...

The smokers by Jason Latour, been my favourite card for a long time. Great art, great idea, great execution.

http://sketchcollectors.com/gallery/deathstorm/1275751998.jpg

Squirrel Girl by...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-22-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 32,292
Posted By DeathStorm
I'm not really seeing anything to make this set a...

I'm not really seeing anything to make this set a hit even if they lower the price.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By DeathStorm
Please no, I can just see eBay flooded with a...

Please no, I can just see eBay flooded with a million generic zombie sketches.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,089
Posted By DeathStorm
See here's the problem, you're taking their offer...

See here's the problem, you're taking their offer as an insult and acting irrationally because of it. Reverse the situation, do you get insulted when a seller lists an item for more than it's worth...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 01-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,015
Posted By DeathStorm
It's not my lot, I was complaining they're using...

It's not my lot, I was complaining they're using a similar name.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 01-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,015
Posted By DeathStorm
I feel somehow violated...

I feel somehow violated...
Forum: NON-SPORT BOX & CASE BREAKS 11-26-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By DeathStorm
We're all entitled to our opinions, don't see why...

We're all entitled to our opinions, don't see why you need to bring that up.



You're missing the point that it's a terrible example of Fosgitt's work, his pieces for this set are very rough...
Forum: NON-SPORT BOX & CASE BREAKS 11-26-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By DeathStorm
The Fosgitt looks like a brunette so it's...

The Fosgitt looks like a brunette so it's probably Kitty Pryde and even though the Wagner is generic it's still a competent puzzle with two popular characters vs a really sketchy piece from Fosgitt.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 11-19-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,910
Posted By DeathStorm
It's all about the Benjamins baby! I still...

It's all about the Benjamins baby!

I still have nightmares about that MHV archive box. :turkey:
Forum: NON-SPORTS 11-19-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,910
Posted By DeathStorm
With rare exception archive boxes have...

With rare exception archive boxes have represented poor value, if you got in early or especially late on some of them they can work out though (XA, MGH etc).
Forum: NON-SPORTS 11-18-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,910
Posted By DeathStorm
Thing is though, if you look at Retro just for...

Thing is though, if you look at Retro just for its sketch cards then I would have said it's a pretty crappy release. Now before I'm eviscerated in comments Retro obviously isn't just a sketch set but...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 11-18-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,910
Posted By DeathStorm
Silence peasant! No bread and water until you've...

Silence peasant! No bread and water until you've done at least 200 inked full colour sketch cards!
Forum: NON-SPORTS 11-18-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,242
Posted By DeathStorm
They don't, we've been asking for them to cut...

They don't, we've been asking for them to cut numbers for a long while now but there's always more Rittenhouse, Upperdeck and Cryptozoic products being put out.

In fairness, Rittenhouse has been...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 11-18-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,374
Posted By DeathStorm
Not really surprising, collectors pretty much...

Not really surprising, collectors pretty much painted a milk me dry sign on their backs but the money still seems good especially if you have a popular character.

As others have said I don't see...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By DeathStorm
Surely you meant "Hugh X-men pick up!!"?

Surely you meant "Hugh X-men pick up!!"?
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-08-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By DeathStorm
I'd guess Joel Gomez

I'd guess Joel Gomez
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-05-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,596
Posted By DeathStorm
That wasn't my point, I was saying I think it's...

That wasn't my point, I was saying I think it's merely a matter of opinion on the legitimacy of a certain card as the majority of cards are fabricated.

To further compound that some of the biggest...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 10-04-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,596
Posted By DeathStorm
That's an interesting point of view in a hobby...

That's an interesting point of view in a hobby where they manufacture scarcity, yes we only made 5 of these so they're really really worth 1 meeelllion dollars!
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-28-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By DeathStorm
The one in pink is Diamondback which is I think a...

The one in pink is Diamondback which is I think a Marvel villain so the opposite is probably from the same team.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-26-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By DeathStorm
The problem here is the card companies have no...

The problem here is the card companies have no incentive to do so, if anything the latest trends would suggest they're best off putting the least effort into the sketches (think Marvel Retro).
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-22-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By DeathStorm
Probably Adriana Melo.

Probably Adriana Melo.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-10-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By DeathStorm
Still can't see the pictures, you really should...

Still can't see the pictures, you really should change host if you want others to see them.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-08-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By DeathStorm
It's Havok (X-men), that's an early costume (70s...

It's Havok (X-men), that's an early costume (70s or 80s I guess).
Forum: NON-SPORTS 09-03-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By DeathStorm
They have been making changes but they're either...

They have been making changes but they're either slow or reluctant to do so (perhaps both), if you look to the last few sets we've seen the introduction of shadow boxes and they've been adopting more...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 08-29-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,513
Posted By DeathStorm
Better to spend more than you'd like now before...

Better to spend more than you'd like now before the boxes/cases become massively overpriced or hard to find (ala premiere).

Seems funny that the least valuable pull are the sketches.
Forum: NON-SPORT BOX & CASE BREAKS 04-23-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By DeathStorm
Was wondering when we'd finally see that Kadar...

Was wondering when we'd finally see that Kadar puzzle, hopefully the Brubaker one will show up sometime too.
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-23-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 8,801
Posted By DeathStorm
To my eye it seems like MarvelMasters, K&J and...

To my eye it seems like MarvelMasters, K&J and Bushkill are doing what they normally do for these releases. It looks like Yuriy has discounted a bit faster than before but I'd say that's more down to...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 8,801
Posted By DeathStorm
While I agree for the most part they don't have...

While I agree for the most part they don't have to leave the market but they can't produce hundreds of sketches per set and expect that to have no impact either, using Nar as example one of the...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 8,801
Posted By DeathStorm
You're not making a fair comparison, firstly...

You're not making a fair comparison, firstly Rittenhouse releases have until recently been 8000 sketches just from boxes (archive boxes, replacements are all extra) while most of the Upperdeck...
Forum: NON-SPORTS 04-21-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 8,801
Posted By DeathStorm
Hard to say how well he did when that's only a...

Hard to say how well he did when that's only a selection of the sketches he pulled and at least for this release there's also some relatively valuable non-sketch chase such as the gold parallels so...
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