What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or place an order.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or mailing address.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
To personalize your experience
(your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
To send periodic emails
The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly. However, you can still place orders by contacting customer service.
We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our sites please use this link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and a password. We will ask you more questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless we say otherwise, you have to answer all the registration questions.
We may also ask some other, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, professional networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of who you are. This also allows us to personalise services for you.
To assist us in our marketing, in addition to the data that you provide to us if you register, we may also obtain data from trusted third parties to help us understand what you might be interested in. This ‘profiling’ information is produced from a variety of sources, including publicly available data (such as the electoral roll) or from sources such as surveys and polls where you have given your permission for your data to be shared. You can choose not to have such data shared with the Guardian from these sources by logging into your account and changing the settings in the privacy section.
After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. Newsletters may be personalised based on what you have been reading on theguardian.com. At any time you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’.
Logging in using social networking credentials
If you log-in to our sites using a Facebook log-in, you are granting permission to Facebook to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth and location which will then be used to form a Guardian identity. You can also use your picture from Facebook as part of your profile. This will also allow us and Facebook to share your, networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings. If you remove the Guardian app from your Facebook settings, we will no longer have access to this information.
If you log-in to our sites using a Google log-in, you grant permission to Google to share your user details with us. This will include your name, email address, date of birth, sex and location which we will then use to form a Guardian identity. You may use your picture from Google as part of your profile. This also allows us to share your networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Google account settings. If you remove the Guardian from your Google settings, we will no longer have access to this information.
If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
Updating your personal information
We offer a ‘My details’ page (also known as Dashboard), where you can update your personal information at any time, and change your marketing preferences. You can get to this page from most pages on the site – simply click on the ‘My details’ link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.
I read this one with my Spider-Man set of CD’s. I love to read them because I don’t have to clear a room to save them all. Sure I collected a lot of the Spider-Man comics but I don’t have every one of them. Why hasn’t DC gone CD or DVD with their comics? I’d buy them in a minute because they save not only shelf space but storage headaches. Just think a few years ago I purchased the complete National Geographic (up to the year 1999) on CD for 12.99 at big box office store on clearance. I bought the first 500 issues of Mad on CD in 1998. More recently the first 500 issues of Spider-Man, The Marvel Comics Library of 100 comics on one CD Rom and the first 550 issues of FF on DVD …the best format so far…I hope to see more of these DVD collections. Do you know how much space it would take to keep the actual issues?
More on the first Spider-Man cover.. I do believe I first read this as a reprint in one of the first Spidey Treasury Editions. I loved them because they were printed on a oversize paper. It was twice the size of a normal comic. 80 or so pages for only $1.50! That’s unheard of today. I have reread a lot of them. I even purchase the DC versions that reprinted the first issues of Batman and Superman. It was one of the best ways to read reprints and I was in comic nirvana each month when they arrived.
Even more on the Spidey cover….
When I think of it, the Marvel Essencials may be the cheapest way of seeing the old comics, however I can’t afford them right now so I’ve been reading my CD’s and DVD of the old Spidey and FF comics. I am very surprised that Stan did not approach the new artists and tell them to draw Spider-Man like Ditko. Were there any Ditko imatators? I can’t remember any. I can only wish that some smart artist may try to duplicate his style for a retro tribute to Ditko.
and more the Spidey Cover…
We can only speculate as to how Spidey might have been very different if Kirby drew him. Perhaps he’d be more cosmic like Kirby’s version of the Panther?
One thing I am surprised at in looking back…why didn’t Kirby create a crossover between his version of the Fantastic Four and Thor’s world of Asguard? It would have been a major battle to see Thor’s father Odin meet with the Silver Surfer or square off against the Watcher or Galactus.
Think of what it would have been like if Galactus attacked Asguard? Or even if the Inhumans took a trip to Thor’s home to meet the FF?
I don’t know why Kirby didn’t have the FF visit Asgard, but that would have to have been approved by Stan Lee. And perhaps the idea just never came up, although it does seem like an interesting idea.
Just today at dialbforblog.com you can see a nice rough ink sketch by Bruce Timm of the FF entering Asgard. Makes you want to think just WHY that never happened.
Maybe the FF are too much SF, and Thor too much Fantasy?