Monthly Archives: November 2014

I Have (Hopefully) Gotten the Variant Monkey Off My Back

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with variant covers for a long time.  I LOVE the cool art showcased on a lot of variant covers, I HATE the fact that I can be so easily manipulated by Publishers into buying the … Continue reading

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75 Years of Marvel by Roy Thomas & Josh Baker- AWESOME!

I got my advance copies of “75 Years of Marvel from the Golden Age to the Silver Screen” today and what an amazing book this is!  Weighing in at a bit over 13 pounds this 713 page tome covers Marvel … Continue reading

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? I Did!

I don’t want to bury the lead.  I did NOT win on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, I crashed and burned taking a guess on a question when I should have walked away.  I had discussed strategy with family … Continue reading

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To Slab or Not to Slab Part 3 – Small Details Can Make Big Difference

In part two of  To Slab or Not to Slab we discussed the consequences of my admitted inability to accurately determine the grade of certain back issues. Since I don’t do this full-time, I try to rely on knowledge gained … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2014

I went to all 3 days of this Year’s Comikaze and I’ll try to give a rundown of the show as best as I can.  In general, it’s a fun show, but it skews more to media (TV shows, movies, … Continue reading

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