Monday, August 27, 2012

Finished a Collection

     Hi everyone, I just recently finished a small collection of mine, a title called "The Inferior Five."  This is a comedy superhero book fom the late 1960's.  It only ran a dozen issues and I got the five issues that I still needed for around ten bucks.  Who says you can't find a deal?

     It's a good thing I got the boot off of my broken foot finally, or I could have joined the Inferior Five and become part of the Not So Hardy Half Dozen.  Of course I'm only kidding, everything's going great and I'll tell you about a book I'm finishing in a few days.

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Digital Comics

     Hi everyone, just over the weekend I recieved the possibility of working for some digital comic companies.  But I've been in these situations before so I won't get excited until the electronic ink is dry on the e-check (and I'm not talking about getting my exhaust pipe examined).  But it also made me think about a super group that is available on-line through Archie Comics that looks pretty good.  As soon as I download it I'll give you folks a review.  I forget the name of it right now, but sometime this month I'll hop on it.

     Take care and adopt a comic today.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wedding's Over and Try New Show

     Hi everyone, the wedding I was involved in last week is over although there were still a few days of taking rental stuff back but as comic book day approachedthis week, I declared that my life was my own again.  And after all of the hunting I did to find the hall and caterer and such, I sat down and read a stack of Detective Comics, to celebrate my skills.

     Also just saw a new show on Bravo or Syfy or one of those networks about collection intervention (I believe that's the name of the show).  It was so painful to watch this one poor guy have to sell his "everything Catwoman" collection for both more space and some much needed dough to get out of debt.  As the camera showed some potential buyers go through his comics (as oppossed to his knick knacks and figurines) I said aloud, "got it, got it, got it."  Anyway, next week they are going to feature a segment that is all about a single person's entire comic collection that is chasing him out of the house because he has something like 30, 000 comics.  To that I say, "Only 30,000, What is he a beginner?"

Take care and adopt a comic today...just not 30,000.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Wedding in Comics and for Real

     Hi everyone, I'm going to be in a wedding this week for a relative of mine, so I'm leaving right after this posting to pick up my tux.  Of course this made me think about wedded super heroes and here are some of the more well known.

     Reed and Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four.  They've been married so long they have two kids.  It's good that Reed can stretch his body, the better to give both kids hugs at the same time.

     Ralph and Sue Dibny were sort of the "Nick and Nora Charles" of the super hero set.  Ralph too, could stretch, but they both died a short time back, that is unless DC's "New 52" brought them back to life.  I'll have to check on that one.

     Barry (The Flash) West and his wife Iris have also died, but I believe they are both back from the great beyond.  I'll have to catch up (pun intended) with my Flash reading and see.

     Well I've got to be running.  I'll post again Sunday to let you all know how the wedding and my hectic schedule went.  By then I'll probably be talking about exhausted super heroes.

     Take care and adopt a comic today. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Birthday Comics

     Hi everyone, today I'm talking about birthdays, no not mine, but a friends.  I'm already in the birthday mood since I passed on some comics to a new aquiantance for her nephew's birthday.  Well for the last few weeks I've been trying to come up with a comic idea for my buddy and his upcoming B-day.

     I've taken the easy but expensive way out.  I'm getting him one comic for every birthday he's celebrated, too bad he's in his mid-40's.  But that is one way to look at it if you have a loved one who loves comics.  Get stacks of them for someone who needs a lot of holes to fill, try a gift certificate for those who might be finicky, try trade paperbacks for those who have storylines that they want to read in one sitting.

     In effect, try to be creative when you're shopping, especially for special holidays like Christmas and anyone's birthday, the way I'm trying for my fellow comic collector friend.

     Take care and don't forget to adopt a comic today.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Watching the Watchmen

     Hi everyone, just wanted to talk about one of the great graphic novels of all time...The Watchmen.  The recent movie followed the book fairly closely and was well worth watching, even though writer/creator Alan Moore has disavowed the movie and DC comics in general.  But now DC has put out a new series of books entitled, "Before Watchmen," a sort of prequel to the novel from 1986.
     And guess what, almost every issue so far has been great with multiple top creators doing an issue or two.  Certainly give it a try if you can, it will be going on throughout the summer.

     Stay cool during this hot August and don't forget to adopt a comic today.