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Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by Red_Robin » Oct 3rd, 2012, 7:26 am

I've updated the article to include links to the issues and to add some extra spoiler warnings now that the issues are available digitally.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by TFDutchman » Dec 10th, 2011, 2:59 am

I definitely find Tim and Damian a lot easier to tolerate than Dick or Jason.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by LiAm_SOLLO- » Dec 9th, 2011, 1:39 pm

Robin is accually way better than what I used to think he was.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by GoodOldBats » Dec 8th, 2011, 4:48 pm

I bloody <3 Robin :robin:

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by TFDutchman » Dec 8th, 2011, 3:39 pm

Red_Robin wrote:^ To be honest, I was on the fence about spoiling it, but I figured that since it hasn't been collected, most people won't be able to read it anyway. A cursory search on eBay and I've managed to find one or two copies of 116-118, but not 119 or 120. I thought it better that people get a sense of how cool the story was rather than tease them the story that they'll probably never read the climax to. Does that make sense?


Yea that makes perfect sense and I see why thats a good idea. But as I said above, other than the normal spoiler warning I think we should make it clear if we give away details regarding the ending. It is a difficult and fine line to walk really. Cause on one hand people might not want to know the ending, but on the other with story arcs that aren't collected anywhere, its likely that some people won't be able to find and read it for themselves. So I suppose it will have to be discretion of the writer, but if its something like House of M, or Hush, or anything that has been collected and is still available to buy that people avoid spoiling endings.

johnsyggel wrote:My point (if there is any... :oldyella: )is this:There is a spoiler warning,so i won't read the posts.So,how am i going to know if the story arc is interesting?If i read the review,i'll read the spoilrs as well and i'm not going to buy the issues.Anyway,enough of my mumbling!!! :oldyella:


Spoiler warnings are gonna be commonplace here, as I said its just gonna be the discretion of the writer of how much of the story they explain. You'll see that my Deadly Foes of Spider-Man is pretty well spoiler free, while House of M will contain a lot more detail, but nothing I would consider to be a major spoiler.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by johnsyggel » Dec 8th, 2011, 2:55 pm

My point (if there is any... :oldyella: )is this:There is a spoiler warning,so i won't read the posts.So,how am i going to know if the story arc is interesting?If i read the review,i'll read the spoilrs as well and i'm not going to buy the issues.Anyway,enough of my mumbling!!! :oldyella:

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by Red_Robin » Dec 8th, 2011, 12:25 pm

^ To be honest, I was on the fence about spoiling it, but I figured that since it hasn't been collected, most people won't be able to read it anyway. A cursory search on eBay and I've managed to find one or two copies of 116-118, but not 119 or 120. I thought it better that people get a sense of how cool the story was rather than tease them the story that they'll probably never read the climax to. Does that make sense?

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by TFDutchman » Dec 8th, 2011, 11:12 am

KHRIS wrote:Mine was trying to get you to read the rest of the series and I'm sure RR looked at it the same way. This is only one arc of many so "how isn't this useful?" would be a better question.


So far I've really enjoyed both yours and RR's articles but I can understand where he's coming from. You both make your selections sound really good, but honestly as good as they might sound, I don't have an overwhelming urge to go out, buy them and find out more because I already know how it ends and since I didn't read it for myself I don't have that urge or yearning to read more in the series.

I think that in the future we can go into detail the way we have but I think it should be a rule that we cannot spoil any twists or the ending of the story arcs we talk about. Cause say for example that RR wrote this article about Present Tense, Broken Futures, I would've been a lot more interested in actually reading it myself if RR hadn't already explained that Future Alfred was a fake and that the whole thing is a test set up by Bruce. Knowing how it ends I'm on the fence saying to myself, "Yea, sounds good, but I already know how the story ends so I'm not really gonna be too bothered to get it." I know that nothing compares to reading it myself, but its always so much more exciting when you don't know how a story is going to end.

But see, thats how I feel personally. You guys might see it differently so that when you read my write ups about Deadly/Lethal Foes of Spider-Man or House of M, I could spoil every detail imaginable about both stories (which I don't) and you'd still be interested in reading it yourselves.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by CROD » Dec 8th, 2011, 10:04 am

Mine was trying to get you to read the rest of the series and I'm sure RR looked at it the same way. This is only one arc of many so "how isn't this useful?" would be a better question.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by TFDutchman » Dec 8th, 2011, 7:05 am

johnsyggel wrote:I don't understand the usefulness of Treasure Chest if i've not read the issues or the story arc.If it's something i've read,i'll read the Treasure Chest review as well.If not,why read it?It's full of spoilers.It's not like i'm going to read the review,read all the spoilers and then buy these issues.


If you consider this too spoilery then thats cool, but RR did put a spoiler warning and I think thats perfectly fine. Its just how different people wanna write these. Some may be very story elaborate, others just bare bones. Just wait til my topic about Deadly/Lethal Foes of Spider-Man gets posted. I'm then following up with House of M. I give the bare bones of the plot and try to avoid spoiling any massive plot details that would spoil the story for whoever is reading. Deadly/Lethal Foes is my initial experiment as to how I want to structure and write these, House of M is going to be much better written in my opinion

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by Andy » Dec 7th, 2011, 10:55 pm

johnsyggel wrote:I don't understand the usefulness of Treasure Chest if i've not read the issues or the story arc.If it's something i've read,i'll read the Treasure Chest review as well.If not,why read it?It's full of spoilers.It's not like i'm going to read the review,read all the spoilers and then buy these issues.


As aposed to everyone else, who thinks this is an awesome feature to the site.
Great review RR,I always enjoy your write ups.
It raises an interesting point to batmans sanity in my opinion though :oldyella:

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by Red_Robin » Dec 7th, 2011, 10:53 pm

johnsyggel wrote:I don't understand the usefulness of Treasure Chest if i've not read the issues or the story arc.If it's something i've read,i'll read the Treasure Chest review as well.If not,why read it?It's full of spoilers.It's not like i'm going to read the review,read all the spoilers and then buy these issues.


Fair point, but it's unlikely that you would have tracked down and bought Robin 116-120 if I hadn't recommended it would you? I'm not saying that you will, but the idea is to recommend arcs that are worth the effort of tracking down. After a couple of months, we should have a fairly respectable list of stories that could be handed to someone who wants to get into comics. Needless to say, no-one has spoiled everything and knowing how a plot turns out can't match reading the book.
The more well known stories will obviously get more reads as people have their own views on them, but I think that we're creating a good platform to discuss underrated or forgotten classics.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by johnsyggel » Dec 7th, 2011, 10:44 pm

I don't understand the usefulness of Treasure Chest if i've not read the issues or the story arc.If it's something i've read,i'll read the Treasure Chest review as well.If not,why read it?It's full of spoilers.It's not like i'm going to read the review,read all the spoilers and then buy these issues.

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by LiAm_SOLLO- » Dec 7th, 2011, 5:53 pm

I want to read these ones but i can't find them anywhere!!!

Re: Treasure Chest Comics #2: Robin 116-120

Post by TFDutchman » Dec 7th, 2011, 8:49 am

Good read, RR. See its story arcs like this where I could potentially be interested in Robin, though you know me, I'd much rather take small sips of Robin while heavily drinking a Batman story, as is well known by now I have a distaste for all the Robins. But every now and then there comes a writer who is able to pull off a really well written story, no matter who the character is. Some writers are just better at writing certain characters than others. To that effect if I ever see this on a shelf I may be tempted to pick it up and see if I like it.

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