on Mar 29, 2015 10:25:00 pm - 77 views | 0 comments
“Sweeter than wine, softer than a
that moment of pure elation you experience on those rare occasions when
everything is just perfect. Like the first time you saw Star Wars: A New Hope
on the big screen or when you shared a first kiss with that girl you like. The
moments that leave an...
on Mar 15, 2015 3:50:00 pm - 325 views | 0 comments
The Hal Jordan Green Lantern is
probably my least favorite of the major DC heroes . As it is
written: to become a Green Lantern, you must meet the criteria that the eternal
majestic Guardians of the Universe have set forth. Before considered “worthy”
of being a ring-wielder, you must be an honest person that harbors no fear. The
on Mar 9, 2015 12:15:00 am - 467 views | 0 comments
is not the end; this is not the beginning…
the eve of some very continuity-shattering stuff about to go down within the “big-two”
universes, I am quietly doing a little “convergent” reading myself. It’s not “reality-shifting”
stuff, though, but “tonal-shifting”. I’m...
on Mar 1, 2015 5:15:00 pm - 620 views | 3 comments
Some general musings on the concept of " routine " as it applies to life and in relation to comic buying behavior:
say familiarity breeds contempt. I see this manifest in the comic fandom world
as much as IMDB or any other such forum where creative works are publicly
scrutinized. The words “ fan-fiction ” and “ pretentious...
on Feb 21, 2015 1:20:00 pm - 822 views | 5 comments
opened an account here today with the intent to begin sharing my comic book
reading experiences publicly. During the latter part of 2014, I was hard at
work cataloging every issue in my collection over at stashmycomics.com. Due to
a recent move, I had to suspend the completion of this effort, pack my shit up
and start life over in a new town. Now all...
on Feb 21, 2015 12:25:00 pm - 687 views | 0 comments
Being forcefully torn from the womb of reality, I kick and scream into this internet blog. Ten years too late. Fifty dollars short. I don't care. This is my wasted opportunity. Come ignore this space at your leisure.
Just to be clear; this will not be a flashy blog full of attention grabs and shocking testimonials. I hope to have nothing food related or include any...
on Feb 19, 2015 10:45:00 am - 766 views | 0 comments
I've minced words on several occasions about third party grading and about the encapsulation of comics. So I thought I would take a few minutes to expound upon my views. First of all third party grading has been around for many years, while not in it's current form, I have on numerous occasions graded comics in collections for insurance companies over the years. This...
on Feb 8, 2015 10:25:00 am - 990 views | 0 comments
So what grade of comics do you collect, I'm not talking about the kind you would like to collect, the answer to that will always be High Grade. But what is in your actual collection? High Grade, Mid Grade, Low Grade? Hey wait a minute, what the hell is the difference between a high, mid and low grade comic anyway? You mean you didn't know? There seems to be some...
on Feb 5, 2015 2:05:00 pm - 1044 views | 0 comments
In the Last Blog I talked about condition issues that the only control we have over them is not to buy them. Many of them are so common though that we could look thru a thousand copies and not find a single one without at least one of them. I didn't mention things like the color break that is caused by the actual folding of the comic on the thicker card stock covers....
on Jan 29, 2015 10:55:00 am - 1131 views | 0 comments
There are several types of defects that will affect the value of a comic book, for my own purposes I classify these in two categories, they are Publishers Defects and Handling Defects. I consider defects caused by acts of nature (flooding, fire, etc...) to be handling defects. So let's talk about the first types of defects, those caused by during the process of...