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well i just got reading Superman #25 from Nov/Dec. (1943) one of the stories was called King of the Comic books and it was written by Jerry siegal the co-creator of superman. anyways the story is about a creator of a comic book called The Geezer no joke and it's got a font like Superman has on each issue and you as in, in joke have Clark saying how good it looks. the story though had the creator of that comic book make a comic book where they make Hitler look like a fool, well this was written during WW2 in (1943) and than the nazis go after the guy who created this comic book.

which ended up being really good story, back than you it it had 4 different stories and they were written vastly different than they are today for example. in this one you learn how comic books are being written. but than you have superman tell the creator that he should use his real name and write his own stuff, where Siegal & Shuster both early in before they created Superman

wrote stuff under an alias i dunno why but they did. so to hazard a guess they threw that partly as a joke and partly to be serious? i dunno they are both dead now so i can't ask them.
anyways, and in the end the comic book creator in the story agrees and it makes the comic book better. what's funny is that i think that is how they are made more or less. but i think it depends on the comic. i doubt Superman is done that way. the writers write the actual stuff, but than you have Jim Davis who does Garfield and he stopped writing it years ago. he has a staff that does it for him.
but he stays aboard on storylines and what is going to be done. but he mostly does Merchandise if Wikipeida is right.


anyways. the Last Story was written by bill finger, co-creator of Batman and he for example for those who don't know created a HUGE amount of Batman. if you go back and do a research of his Original look it looked Awful and bil Finger said okay look that is terrible but how's this and the look they ended using was his. the utility belt, he even used REAL Science and did research that would be using in his writing. but the research would take forever as did his writing. in short Read up on him it's great he's given credit now it's just too bad it's over 40 years after his death.
 

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wow some time has passed since i last posted on here. in Superman i'm now past (1943) but up to (1946) now. i was on #25 apparently last time i posted i'm up to Issue #39 now. anyways in Batman i'm now up to early (1953) having said that i'm reading Piers Anthony's The Source of Magic from (1979) it's the 2nd book in his Xanth series and yes i've read this one before but Not since the 90's

actually. late 90's i'm sure it was. back when i was in my late teens and early 20's. it's been that long WOW has time passed since i last read it. i was i think still in high school at the time or i may have read it after i got out of high school i honestly can't remember and here's why. in (1995) on a lark and i may have posted this already but i picked up one of his books the #10 in the series called Vale of the Vole from (1987) now i picked it up cause i loved the cover and never judge a book by it's cover like some people seem to do. but i am a big softy when it comes to covers weather it's for music or books. or hell even Comic Books as well. you get the Idea anyways i ended up loving the book after reading it in like 3 days. it was like nothing i had ever read and i still love the guy.

so the books after that my Libary or however that's spelled lol. sorry for my bad spelling, anyways they only had certain ones in the series and so it was years before i read the really early books and i remember at some point having to get the 1st book which is (1977)'s A Spell for Chameleon as well i dunno how many i had read at that point. there were i think #25 maybe books or less at that point. there's like #41 i think now?

anyways, i stopped reading him for years or anything at all so i lost track of what the hell was going on in the series and since i own a number in the series on paperback now. i tried reading them but i was unable to anymore cause i lost track of who each character even was cept for maybe some of the early ones. so i thought i have to know what's going on so i started reading them all over again starting with Book #1 which i already said. the 1st two books i've never really cared for and they aren't bad books at all they've just never connected to me if that makes any kind of sense. well i started this book apparently in (2016) not long after i finished the 1st book which took me eons to finish. and this one i had only read the 1st five chapters apparently and so remembering what happened at the end of chapter five the other night i picked it up again and have been reading it since than. now i've read chapters 6-9. now i'm on chapter 10 and i've got only 124 pages left.

the 3rd book (1979)"s Castle Roogna was the 1st book in the early ones that i really connected to... i read that one quite early on actually. what has anyone else been reading?
 

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i'm further along Chapter 11 page 231 now. i've got less than 100 pages now left in it. right now i am just taking a break from reading for awhile before i pick the book up again
 

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i guess i forgot to put what i was reading last time sorry about that. but i'm reading now "The Con Man' by Ed McBain (1957) i read this one years ago i mean back in the 90's i'm talking about it's been that long. i'm on Chapter 8 now. it's got 20 chapters so you got me on how many pages i have left since i don't own this book. i'm currently at 37% so it's anyone's guess what page i'd be if it was an actual book
 

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well i since finished that and it was a good one too, than i read another one called' Killer's Choice' book #5 in the 87th Precinct series. this one also from (1957) it also was a good one too.
 

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i started Stephen King's Pet Sematary odd that is giving me the wrong spelling indicator but that's how the book i looked says it's spelled? anyways that's what i'm reading now i've never actually finished it for some strange reason i hope i do this time. i love the film to death and i'm in the boat that while i'm curious on how the remake will be i'm not thinking it really needed it either. but oh well i guess
 

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Steinbeck wildhoney. He's the master of modern literature. I been addicted to him since 9th grade. I LOVE his work.

Small novellas that have carry a great meaning in life.
 

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i think the only book of his i read was in school and that's of mice and men. i can't recall the grade it was in but it was high school and it wasn't a book i had ever thought about reading to be honest. but i gotta say it was far better than i thought it was going to be. now don't get me wrong i wasn't expecting it to be good or bad i hadn't given it much though. now in school not high school
i can't recall the grade we read a really awful book called 'The Zero People' my god that book was easily one of the worst books i've ever read.

it's so forgettable that i even forgot what happens in it. i looked it up on amazon more than once and they are selling it for some really high price, my teacher back than got a bunch of the paper backs for pretty cheap so the book must now be out of print and maybe hard to find? i have no idea but if you've got kids keep them away from it. there's nothing offending in it at all it's just an awful book that's all.
 

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There u go. Of Mice and Men was standard in school like The Pearl.

I think Michael Kay is a cousin of Lenny. lol
 

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the one that i loved the most of all the books i read in high school was to kill a mockingbird. that one i fell in love with while we read it.
 

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the one that i loved the most of all the books i read in high school was to kill a mockingbird. that one i fell in love with while we read it.

Post it bro. A fantastic book. We only have so many hours in the day. I watch baseball all the time you kno that WH. I only read about 2 books a month, but thats better than the national average. 50% of americans dont even read a book a year.... I think that one book might be a stupid ass comic book. lmao.....JHC,,,,we have become so stupid as a country where ppl cant even read a novella, let alone understand the meaning of it. hahaha
 

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ya know i really hate to say it but you are so right about the country today. it doesn't even feel like land of the free anymore. you don't even have to talk politics at all to notice this. as for posting that book i'll look and see if i can find it. i did find one that has zippyshare and as much as i love it that one sadly if it's not used much the links can die within like a month or so i think the time limit is?
 

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sorry about getting rid of your post you did keep after you deleted the others, it's in the trash and i was trying not to lose the good one oh well. i was trying to get rid of the posts of the ones you had deleted to keep this nice and tidy i guess you say. sorry about that man. anyways. i'm a bit further in Pet Sematary page 72 in my hardback chapter 18.
 

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Just started Dead mans trousers by irvine welsh.

I've read the other Renton books and enjoyed them so much.
 

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i'm way past page 72 now i'm on Chapter #39 page #234 in my hardback of Pet Sematary
 

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i'm further ahead now but not by much in my hard back on Page #246 and i've got only #128 pages left. upon reading the Timmy Baterman's story that in the film is different than the novel.
in the novel for those who haven't read it apparently all he does is say really crappy things Jud and the other 3 guys that went over his father's well i mean Timmy's father's place and they don't do a damn thing cause he starts raving about the crappy things they've done their secrets i mean and than they leave straight out of dodge and 2 days later you learn that Timmy was killed by his father and than his father Bill than set the house on fire and killed himself. in the film it's done a bit differently and honestly i liked the film's version better it was more scarier and creepier.

i dunno why people prefer the book's version when the film's version far more creepier than the novel's version. honestly so far the film is pretty faithful to the book. Pascow the ghost has more to do in the film., Zelda is 10 years old in the novel. the novel explains better the burial ground than the film i think did. but than i need to watch the film again to see if i'm right or wrong about that.
Jud has a Wife Norma in the book that isn't there in the film. someone on a you tube comment i read just yesterday or the day before mentioned how in the book you get to see pretty much where Louis lost his mind and went from a sane man to a crazy lunatic. i'm not there yet but i soon will be. yes they left some things out of the film and the story about Timmy is longer in the novel.

but so far for me it's not one of those things like the Dark Tower film for example where it angers me how much they changed it. the film of Pet Sematary for me is so far a pretty faithful adaptation and i dunno what else has been cut from the film yet.. there are plenty of King's books that get turned into movies that are so different you want to scream and i'm not just talking about The Dark Tower either. The Shining is a really great example of this on how as much as i love the film and i do. i also agree with why King hates the film too.. it does really anger me that the (1980) film isn't more faithful to the book. than you have The Dead Zone that is a really great film but they changed certain things that i don't like such as the close Relationship Johnny has with his Father who i don't think is in the film. in the tv show he's dead already. in Christine i can't remember honestly what is different cause it's been years since i last read that book or saw the film for that matter.

but that one has some things changed too.. i just can't recall what though. with IT they haven't done an adaptation that is more faithful to the book. the remake to a certain degree is as is the (1990) tv film. but for the tv movie they had a really fine excuse on why they cut certain important scenes. some of it they didn't have the budget for the other reason was when that was filmed in (1989) tv was a far different medium i think would be the word i want to use? than it is now, what i mean is today you can get away with more on what you want to show but back than it was harder to do that. such as George's Arm being ripped off its' socket in the (1990) that was filmed but cut cause of the time it was filmed in. i hated how in the remake he takes the kid down to the sewars and i prefer the book's and the (1990)'s where they find the body. the list goes on but that's enough rambling by me he he
 
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