Thursday, June 17, 2021

It's In the Bag

Hello everyone, hope all is well. Well I went to the comic shop recently to search for protective plastic comic book bags only to find that the store was out of the supplies. And guess what? All of the area stores were out due to some national shortage or so they tell me. This remminds me of the cardboard box shortage of the mid 90s. What's a collector to do? Start hoarding plastic comic bags like it was toilet paper, circa spring of 2020. Like Robert Bell said about his company back in the 70s (it was the very 1st comic book bag company of its kind) "If they're worth collecting, they're worth protecting!" Take care and remember to adopt a comic (any kind that is wrapped in a plastic bag) book today!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

A New Distribution War?

Hello Everyone, hope all is well. Shades of over two decades ago, last year DC Comics pulled out of Diamond Distributing which shipped all of the published comics in this country. You had to go online to see the new DC's that were coming out and God only knows how you would order them. Plus they are pulling back on the ammount of books they are publishing. Now Marvel too has pulled away from Diamond and are now getting distributed by Random House. Do they know what's in store for them? This leaves all the smaller guys to hang in there with Diamond. Over 20 years ago, Marvel bought Heroes World, starting a similiar chain reaction with giants like Bud Plant and Capital falling by the wayside once everyone sided with Diamond (even Marvel eventually). So now does Diamond understand how Capital felt oh those many years ago? Take care and remember to adopt a ccomic (any distributed one) book today!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

An Empty Wednesday

Hello everyone, hope all is well. Last week I went to a few of my favorite comic shops only to find that there were no comics published last week that I collect. I was frantic! I need a comic! I'm already praying for tomorrow to be a bountiful one for me. So in desperation, I went through the back issue boxes looking for something...anything to read. The problem is, that I already have just about everything I want, so I came to the conclusion that I needed to collect comics that I passed over the first time around...pee pee comics. That would be comics that are cheap in price but an enjoyable read. So over the next few weeks I'll be extolling the virtues of some of these forgotton and affordable gems. So take care and remember to adopt a comic (any affordable one) book today! PS- Keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow so that I might have something new to read!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Bats and Games

Hello everyone, hope all is well. It was recently announced that Batman and the game, "Fortnite" are teaming up for a joint effort resulting in a four part comic book mini-series. Of course this is nothing new since Atari Force games BECAME a comic series thirty years ago in a sort of marriage of the mediums. Let's hope the mixing of the genres works well for both sides of the pop culture fence AND that DC will get back to making things easy for the old time fans and release a paper order form so we know what is coming out from month to month. Take care and remember to adopt a comic (one that involves a game) book today!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Generations and Other Stuff

Hello everyone, hope all is well. The second half of a two part DC Comics, "Generations Shattered and Forged" just hit the stands. It's a good "everything about the DCU" type series. Give it a try and I don't think you'll be let down. And while we're on the subject, pick up ANY of the Marvel Action books or digest reprints. These are mainly for kids, but the good stories and art will remind you that we all have a little bit of kid laft in us. Marevel Chillers just finished a 4 parter from this engaging line this past week. So take care and remember to adopt a (any one that's recent) new comic book today!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentines Day of Comics

Hello everyone, hope all is well. I hope everyone had the chance to spend time with a loved one, even if it's just the memory of a loved one or at least a quick catch up on the phone with a good friend. I did all three. I spent time with Liz, looked at pictures of my late father (who taught me to read on comics) talked comics on the phone with a long time buddy of mine and wound up going out to buy a bunch of COMICS! Yay! Well, this IS a comic book blog so you knew I had to fit the subject in there somewhere. Take care and remember to adopt a comic (one with love stuff or heroic super action in it) book today!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Comics as Health Test?

Hello everyone, hope all is well. Yes, according to the title of this blog, I am using comics to test my brain and vision after my car accident 11 weeks ago. Head still hurts and hard to see and you know you've been hurt bad when you are reading a Donald Duck comic book to test your vision and wind up putting a bookmark in your comic because you are too tired. Yikes!! Take care and adopt a (anyone that you can read clearly after a severe concussion) comic book today!