Category Archives: Comics Collection

ComicCon@Home: Bob’s Saturday 7/25 Panels reviewed

Saturday of ComicCon@Home is complete.   Another 11 panels today to bring my 3-day total to 33!  I have blown away my previous 4-day total of “panels viewed” and I have another day to go PLUS extra Hollywood panels!  As I … Continue reading

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SDCC 2018: Conspicuous Consumerism Edition

For a lot of people, Comic Con International: San Diego (know by many as San Diego Comic-Con, or simply SDCC) is all about getting stuff.  Free stuff. Exclusive stuff. Or just cool stuff that catches your eye.  The show floor … 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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The Truth Behind the Complaint “San Diego Comic-Con Is Not About Comics Any More”

The largest and longest running comic convention – Comic Con International: San Diego (still affectionately known as San Diego Comic Con or simply SDCC by fans) is in a few weeks.  That means that it’s time for people to start … Continue reading

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SDCC Not About Comics? Not Hardly!

I had a wonderful time at San Diego Comic Con International 2016… it was my 27th year at the show.   But, whenever SDCC gets mentioned there are a host of people on the internet who  come out of the … 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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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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Trip Report: Long Beach Comic Con 2014

Another gorgeous weekend filled with comics, creators, and friends happened in sunny Long Beach, CA on September 27th & 28th, 2014.  Unfortunately I had to miss the majority of the day on Saturday due to a family commitment, but I … Continue reading

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