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what I started with, since has grown


I've not used this blog function before so this is a test.  I do have my own blog (version 3 or 4, I forget) at my own site that is for my own pleasure.  I don't talk comic books there but I just may start.  

I've been a member of Comic BookRealm for 2 1/2 years now, a lifetime member.  This site was just what I needed when I decided to start cataloging and selling my comics.  Except I haven't sold any.  I dug out 40 or so long boxes from storage.  I bought shelves.  I bought bags and boards to replace old bags that were yellowing.  I bought more boxes.  I now have 50 boxes all cataloged in ComicBookRealm and I'm trying to put a cap on the buying.  No more $150+ online orders, no more 10+ pull list at the local comic store.

I've been collecting regularly since 1982 with many muitl-year breaks in between.  Lately the stories just aren't grabbing me.  Oh there are a few here and there but I find myself skim reading more and more comics.  And the art has gotten really bad on a number of books.  I don't care if my favorite writer is on the book, if the art is shit I won't buy it.

I've found myself buying digital comics these days.  Especially now that Marvel has quite providing a digital version of issues.  And I've been able to read all the old Marvel classics from the start.  Fantastic four, Iron Man, etc. all are accessible to anyonre now.

So thats my first blog post.


  • Apr 2, '17 by mekdinosaur's avatar mekdinosaur
  • Great first post! I feel like we are in the same boat with many of your comments. I've been collecting for roughly the same amount of time, with fits and starts over the years. I've tried to keep up with recent books, but many of them just aren't to my taste. My favorite eras are the 80's and early 2000's. But, I have found there are quality books to be found in every year, even if the quantity of junk seems to increase as time goes on. I hope you keep blogging here, anyway. I would be interested to know your views on comics or whatever else you might be interested in talking about.
  • Apr 4, '17 by atom's avatar atom
  • I'm with you 100% on the art. If I just wanted the story, I'd read a regular book.






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