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If It Weren’t for Comic Books

After a strenuous week of trying to get my house in order I have now come to terms that I don’t nearly have enough comic books. What can I say, I want more. I am closing in on 400 CGC [...]

November 8, 2012 Reviews
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What is CVA? A NYCC Follow Up.

CGC has been around for over a decade, but not everyone knew who they were in the beginning. It took a couple of years for the collecting community at large to accept them as the standard. Joe Veteri hopes the [...]

November 8, 2012 Reviews
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This isn’t Your Father’s Avengers

Every Wednesday, I go visit my Dad for coffee and get my weekly comic books. For me the coffee is just as important as the comics. It isn’t often my father will enter the store with me; most of the [...]

October 24, 2012 Features, Reviews

New York Comic Con: A Personal Journey in Parts

The following is a small account of my own personal experience before, during, and after the con. They are also written with more of a blog type style. Are you like me and love the convention circuit? Are you also [...]

October 20, 2012 Features
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NYCC: Is it an Addiction?

NYCC: is it an addiction or are the comic books? Anything can be an addiction, most notably are drugs and alcohol because they do something to your system that changes the way the body works, just look at cigarettes. The [...]

October 12, 2012 Features

The New 52, an Anniversary Expo

A year ago I waited in the comic book shop for the first batch of the New 52 to be placed on the shelves. The holiday weekend postponed the books being placed in their proper positions by an hour. The [...]

August 30, 2012 Features
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Getting Ready for Baltimore Comic Con

Every year I attend the Philadelphia Comic Con… multiple times. I go to this six hour show so much I consider it a monthly event (actually it is about ten times a year). 2011 was the first time I attended [...]

August 16, 2012 Reviews
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My X-Men 132, I Mean 137

My 132, My137 At Wizard World Philadelphia 2012, I decided not only to get some signatures for books I previously had graded, but I also wanted to use Classics Incorporated to get some of my comic books pressed. Pressing is [...]

August 11, 2012 Features
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A Pedigree of Pedigrees

I have all my USPS deliveries sent to my Father’s home. This includes any postal mail from Heritage Auctions, like the latest flyer that showcased the Doug Schmell/ collection. I expected CGC to make a notation on the label when [...]

August 5, 2012 Features, Reviews

My First #1: It’s No Secret

The one thing I absolutely loved as a new reader, and as a budding comic book collector, was the little notations in the corner of the panel that the writer left for us.  If we wanted to know more about [...]

July 29, 2012 Features

Oh No! Not Again!

I have been a collector for almost thirty years but with all these #1’s happening I just might quit. I wish publishers would stop trying to get new readers with gimmicks rather than keep older readers with story and content. As [...]

July 10, 2012 Features, Reviews

Wizard World Philadelphia 2012: From Buying to Grading

Somewhere, somehow I went from feelings of disdain towards CGC to craving them to grade my comic books. This also includes purchasing them already encapsulated like my favorite set, New Mutants (1983). I am happy to say I currently have the [...]

July 10, 2012 Features, Reviews
Wizard World Philly

Wizard World Philadelphia 2012: A Series

I know that Wizard World passed a few weeks ago, but I am not done with the memories or wishing to share why this was the best convention I went to in a long long time.     Over the next few weeks I [...]

June 18, 2012 Reviews
Stan Lee made an appearance at this weekend's Wizard World Philly

Wizard World Philly 2012: Stan Lee

Let’s face it, Stan Lee is a living legend. I even went so far as to purchase my first VIP pass just for the chance to get a picture with him. As I waited in line for my photo-op I counted at [...]

June 3, 2012 Features, Reviews

Wizard World 2012: The Preview Day

This was the first year I did not have to wait outside. I don’t know if this was because of the added day or because Wizard World Philly became more organized. The star power seems to be larger than last [...]

June 1, 2012 Reviews

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