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  • Spector | Male | 50 years old | LA

"“I don't wear white to hide myself. I wear it so they'll see me coming. So they'll know who it ..."

Collector for the sheer passion, as comics have had such an impact on my life. 3rd time around doing so and by far the greatest experience of them all. Lover of Silver Age, but have come around to bronze and dabble in the rest.

December 2022




Guess this signature

1366 views • May 4, '19 • (3) Comments

I picked up a copy of The New Avengers volume 1, #1 (cover B Steve McNiven 1:20 connecting puzzle variant) that is signed.

Neither myself or the LCS owner could make out who it was signed by.

Hopefully some keen observers out here can take a stab at it, and figure out who signed it.

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Red Sonja Rant

1340 views • Apr 4, '19 • (2) Comments

I haven't written anything in blog form in awhile, and was still awake, so I figured what the ?

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.

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Immortal Hulk interest.

1396 views • Jan 1, '19 • (3) Comments

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!

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Daredevil, Domino and deciding...

1174 views • Nov 15, '18 • (4) Comments

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.  

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Real autographs or not? PART 2.1

1108 views • Oct 3, '18 • (3) Comments

Oopsie on posting the same signature twice.

Here is the Rob Liefeld signature to take a look at if you will.

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Real autographs or not?

735 views • Sep 30, '18 • (4) Comments

Hello there,

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.

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Real autographs or not? PART 2

991 views • Sep 30, '18 • (4) Comments

Ok, couldn't get 2 photos to post, so adding the second autograph photo on this one.

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(attempting to type in internal monologue)

(is that even a thing???)

Thursday night 10pm, check bank account.  SWEEEEEET!  Monthly bonus hit and it is fat!  Hmmmm...where do I go from here?  

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Cover Love

708 views • Sep 5, '18 • (3) Comments

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?

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60 Cent Memories

780 views • Sep 1, '18 • (2) Comments

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.  

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