Still working on organization of my piles/titles to make the collection viewing flow better. Other than Spidey up top, newest pile edits are at the bottom. (Except Thor, somewhere in the middle). Doing a little at a time, as it is a tad tedious.
I haven't written anything in blog form in awhile, and was still awake, so I figured what the hell?
Ok, last month I went on a mad search to get Red Sonja's first appearance. After finding a good copy and some price negotiation, I was able to add it to my collection.
At the same time I was looking at Conan the Barbarian #23, I was also looking at #24. At that time, I didn't really pay attention, but now that I am again looking around for copies of #24....i see this...and it bothers me.- read more
This may be blasphemy here, but I have never really been a Hulk fan. I mean, Banner gets angry, and out comes the Hulk. Pretty predictable stuff there.
That is until I picked up an issue of the Immortal Hulk. The regular cover to #10 with the "green door" really caught my eye and I picked it up. I started chatting with the manager of the lcs, of how I really didn't have many Hulk books, but this cover really blew me away. He gave me a pretty informative run down on this new title, and recommended the Best Defense Immortal Hulk book as a good step on point.
If you haven't read the Immortal Hulk yet, I don't want to spoil everything for you. I will tell you, this is a whole different take on the character. Very dark, very violent, and from what I have read thus far, very interesting!- read more
It has been awhile since I wrote a blog about anything. I looked back at my last one, and it was about 6 weeks ago. I am kind of in the writing mood at the moment, so I thought I would put down a few thougts, for what it is worth.
So, starting off with Daredevil...I passed by the LCS on my way to work to pick up this week's release of Daredevil #611. It is part 3 or 4 in the storyline of "The Death of Daredevil". Do I really think Marvel is going to kill off this character? Well, no. He is too iconic to be put down, nuff said. I will say, this particular issue is pretty amazing. I don't want to spoil it, if you haven't picked it up yet, but DD takes on several villains and puts them to waste. A little surprise at the end too. I have been a DD fan for just about forever, picking up storylines here and there, and there have been some great runs. With #609, the Battle Lines cover is simply gorgeous, and there is a cameo of a new villain the Vigil. #610 has the full appearance of the Vigil, and I happened to pick up a second copy after seeing the interest online, and hearing the issue sold out. I did include it in the Price Check on Aisle X feature here, and now see it is included on the "on the move" books rising to $10 today.
I really hadn't paid too much attention to Domino or her books, but was compelled to get this week's newest issue #8, due to the breathtaking cover artwork which included Morbius, whom I have been a big fan of forever as well. The story itself surprised me. It was actually pretty decent, and I enjoyed it.- read more
Oopsie on posting the same signature twice.
Here is the Rob Liefeld signature to take a look at if you will.- read more
I was hoping I could get some opinions on whether or not you think these are authentic autographs by Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane.
I got this book at a win at an auction and posted about it in the check it out forum earlier.- read more
Ok, couldn't get 2 photos to post, so adding the second autograph photo on this one.- read more
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Thursday night 10pm, check bank account. SWEEEEEET! Monthly bonus hit and it is fat! Hmmmm...where do I go from here?- read more
My wife asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday yesterday, and there was really nothing else that i wanted to do than visit the local comic shop. Besides, there was a new Spawn issue released that I really wanted to get.
I would have been happy with a single issue Spawn for $3, but she let me go a little crazier and get a few that I wanted. I don't buy as many newer books (hardly at all), but to change things up, that is all that I picked up.
The Dreaming #1 (regular cover) from the Sandman Universe. I actually caught a peek at this cover on this site and loved it. I made sure to find that particular book.- read more
They say you can't judge a book by it's cover...but in the comic collecting world, a cover may be the sole reason for making a purchase.
There have been plenty of purchases made, because I was moved in some way by the cover. Covers are works of art. Some covers may impact the majority of fans or collectors, and some may just influence a small segment.
What are some comic covers that really spoke to you, so much that you just had to purchase them? I would love to hear about it from anyone that would like to share, or submit photos for all to see. What did you like about it, what prompted the purchase?- read more
The 80's were a fun time. Especially when comic books were only 60 cents a piece! As an 11 year old boy, I never passed up a chance to go grocery shopping with my mother. I always made a B-line for the spinner racks, and she knew where to find me, whenever she was finished.
One day she was going to a different supermarket that we had never been to before. Food Warehouse. "Do they have comics?" I asked. "I really don't know", she replied. The possibility was more than enough for me to make that ride.
I had $2 to spend, once finding the spinning racks, and I wanted to make it count. After going back and forth between probably 20 choices, I narrowed it down to 3 books.- read more
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