Is It Piracy If You Own The Source Material?

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I’ve been thinking about this for some time now and I’m going to throw this out there for the sake of argument.

With quickly progressing technology and the ever widening availability of high speed internet access, the means with which a person can become a media pirate is becoming easier. Just about anyone who is familiar with torrents can easily find and download pirated media. The question quickly changes from “Can I?” to “Should I?”

There’s no argument that downloading materials that you have not paid for and are not offered for free is illegal. Many would argue that it’s also immoral because you’re stealing from people who put in a lot of work and deserve to be compensated for it. Would you take money out of someone’s pocket or food off their table?

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Great Comic Book Tattoos

Great Comic Book Tattoos!

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People often have passions for many things in life and when something speaks out to them, it’s not uncommon to want to immortalize it. One way to show how their passion has affected them, is to have it tattooed on their body.

Previously we’ve shown you some cool and unusual comic book related tattoos (1, 2, 3) and we’ve found many more great ones since that time! Here are almost three dozen awesome comic book tattoo designs. They not only represent the skill of the artist who did the work, but the unique choice of the person who wears it.

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1982 San Diego Comic-Con Photos!

Several months ago, I came across some photos of the 1982 Minneapolis Comic-Con on Alan Light’s Flickr page. Recently I found one of his sets from the 1982 San Diego Comic-Con that had some remarkable pictures! I’ve picked out some of the best ones and compiled them here. They Include Carl Barks, Burne Hogarth, Archie Goodwin, Jim Shooter, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller, Bruce Hamilton, Max Collins, Trina Robbins, Jo Duffy, Milton Caniff, Hank Ketcham, and many more.

All of these pictures come from Alan Light and if you use or distribute them, please credit “Photo by Alan Light.” Again, I thank Mr. Light for sharing these wonderful images with the world!

 

1982 San Diego Comic Con Photos

Althaea Yronwode and Marv WolfmanArchie GoodwinCarl Barks and Burne HogarthBill Woggon and Terry Beatty

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Cool Comic Book Tattoos

Commonly people get tattoos to make a personal statement; in many ways they are an extension of their personalities. Those who are passionate about the statement or aesthetic value of their tattoos also have the same passion about other aspects of their life. When those with passions for tattoos and comic books mix, there can be some pretty cool results.

Here is a collection of some of the better comic book related tattoos that I’ve seen.

 

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While They Live Wednesday #10 – Joe Sinnott

The Twitter initiative called “While They Live Wednesday” was started by Tom Brevoort, and using the hashtag #whiletheylive, fans can celebrate iconic industry professionals while they are still alive to appreciate the kind words. We at Comic Book Critic think this is a great idea and have made it a weekly feature. The celebrated industry …

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