Tag Archives: Spider-Man

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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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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Flying Below the Radar: October 2014

This is a Blog I do once a month as I read through the advance solicits for comics shipping in two months.  Every month your local comic shop (LCS) places orders with Diamond Comics for what comics will be on … Continue reading

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Marvel’s 75th Anniversary Omnibus

CREDIT: Marvel Comics Marvel is producing a HUGE 1000 page omnibus featuring 75 of the top Marvel stories as voted by fans.  Keep that last part in mind: “as voted by fans”. By doing the selection based on an online … Continue reading

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How Much is TOO Much? Overmining Comics Franchises…

There was an article on ComicBookResources Robot 6 the other day lamenting the fact that there are too many comics out there to read and that the “Completist Age” is over.  Perhaps drawing on the same inspiration, I had come … Continue reading

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Have a Merry Comics Christmas!

Every year at Christmas time I pull out my box of Christmas-themed comics and decorate my large spinner-rack with holiday themed comics just to give a bit of seasonal flair to the room.  4 sides on the rack, so I … Continue reading

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