Category Archives: Collecting

Shopping for Comics in Antique Shops

We just got back from an anniversary trip up the central California coast to Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and one of the things my wife enjoyed on the trip was visiting various Antique shops in towns such as … Continue reading

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ComicSpectrum 2017 – Favorites of the Year

As we have done for the past few years, I gathered choices from the ComicSpectrum crew who had time during the busy holiday season to reflect on their various favorites in comics from the past year.   You’ll be able to … Continue reading

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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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