Category Archives: Guinness World Record

Baltimore Comic Con 2016: Comics Still Reign at this Con

Living in California, I’ve been to many cons in the western US, but had never been to an east coast convention before, and I had heard nothing but good things about Baltimore and Heroes Con from  east coast friends.  My … Continue reading

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Guinness World Record Updated: 101,822 Unique Comics!

I got the e-mail this morning confirming my updated Guinness World Record.  The number to beat is now 101,822. Dear Bob Bretall We are thrilled to inform you that your application for Largest collection of comic books has been successful … 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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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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Best Laid Plans often go astray…..

Wow!   This week has been kicking my butt! Last week I caught up on my DC reading and talked about my feeling of the DC line-up in general (I’m liking a handful of series but way fewer than I have … Continue reading

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What does (& does not) count for the Guinness record

I wanted to take a moment today & talk a bit more about my Guinness world record attempt for World’s Largest Privately Owned Comics Collection.  It is still an “attempt” and not a record because I still need to gather … Continue reading

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Michael D Hamersky weighs in on Bob’s Guinness attempt

One of my expert witnesses for my Guinness attempt was Michael D Hamersky from the ComicBookCollectorsBlog, the #1 followed Comics Blog on Facebook.  Michael helped audit my collection and verify the 89,613 count. He did a very thorough job, pulling … Continue reading

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