Category Archives: Collecting

Quick Thoughts on DC Rebirth: 7/13 & 7/20 Shipping Dates

I dropped almost all DC books a few years back during the New 52.  The new takes on the characters were not, for the most part, particularly appealing to me.  I won’t judge the books as bad, they were just … Continue reading

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Give Your Mobile Devices Heroic Power

Companies have been marketing everyday items to fans by slapping a picture of their favorite hero on things for pretty much as long as super-heroes have been around.  Superman and Batman have been around since the beginnings of super-heroes, so … Continue reading

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Building a Rack System for Comic Long Boxes

I’ve talked about Comic Houses and Drawer Boxes that can  be bought specifically to hold comics a a fairly efficient way, but this time around I’m going to talk about building a racking system to hold comic long boxes.  I … Continue reading

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New Super-Hero #1s – Jump On or Jump Off?

Have you though about how marketing drives super-hero comics nowadays? Every time a change happens, it seems to spark a new #1 issue.  There was an article on-line with comic retailers bemoaning the fact that comic sales were waning due … Continue reading

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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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STORAGE REVIEW: Comic Houses vs. DrawerBoxes

I’ve had a block of 15 short DrawerBoxes in the closet of my comics room for years.  I love them, they provide excellent & easy access to the comics inside and are extremely sturdy.  For me, I like this kind … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: Al’s Year in Graphic Novels

Have you ever wondered just how many books you read in a year? I’ve always been a little curious, as rarely does the day go by when I don’t have a trade paperback, manga, or graphic novel in my hands. … Continue reading

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