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Spector's Comic Book Blogs

  • Spector | Male | 46 years old | Baton Rouge, LA

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

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.

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Guess this signature

433 views • 10 weeks ago • (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

685 views • 14 weeks ago • (2) Comments

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.

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Immortal Hulk interest.

941 views • 28 weeks ago • (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...

775 views • 244 days ago • (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

470 views • 287 days ago • (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?

420 views • 290 days ago • (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

400 views • 290 days ago • (4) Comments

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

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Days in the life of a comic book junkie

432 views • 305 days ago • (0) Comments

(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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Weekend Purchases

436 views • 311 days ago • (0) Comments

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.  

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Cover Love

406 views • 315 days ago • (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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