Category Archives: Collecting History

Buying My Grail – Amazing Fantasy #15

Grail Comic (noun): An elusive comic book that holds significant personal meaning and value for the seeker.  Usually one that has been sought for an extended period of time;  due to rarity, expense relative to the means of the seeker, … Continue reading

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Bob’s Twelve Comics of Christmas – 2014 Edition

Every year at some point after Thanksgiving I decorate my spinner rack with comics that have Christmas-themed covers, super-hero themed Christmas cards I’ve received, as well as a variety of super-hero ornaments.  I even saw this year that someone else … 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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What Comics Share Your Birthday?

A few years back I was sitting around looking at some of my favorites comics and it occurred to me that one of my all time favorite comics (Justice League of America #10; “The Fantastic Fingers of Felix Faust”) was … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: 2015 Guinness World Record: Largest collection of comic books

“It’s in the record books” A phrase I’ve heard numerous times in my life now it’s true about me, I’m on page 172 of the 2015 book!  From the Guinness Press Release: Since the age of 8, Californian, Bob Bretall … Continue reading

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Goodbye, New52…

Comics, like any form of entertainment, are a great example of the old idiom “Different strokes for different folks”.  People are fond of decreeing their favorite comic “The best comic being published!”  That’s not to say that for them their … Continue reading

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Bob’s Mailbag: Anyone want a 300 lb bronze Uncle Scrooge statue?

While I’m not a household name, I don’t exactly have a low profile either.  I operate a web-site and have been featured in a number of articles about my collection.  As a result, I get contacted every now and again … Continue reading

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