Friday, December 23, 2005

Maybe a Little More

Okay, maybe I wasn't totally forthcoming in my last post...

I bought this for myself too.

Shock SuspenStories #9. It's about a 6.5 due to structural issues, but it has a tremendously glossy cover and wonderfully supple pages. It really feels like it just came off the spinner rack.

I'm very happy with this ebay pick-up.

And what better way to celebrate Christmas than an EC that depicts a man chained to a rotting corpse... dragging it across the desert as buzzards peck away?


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Merry Christmas (To Me)

Sorry for the lack of posts in the past few weeks. The kid is due in February, and in addition to preparing the nursery, we decided we might as well update the other 2 bedrooms, hallway and dining room on that side of the house. My life has turned into tearing down paneling and putting up sheetrock, painting, electrical work, window replacement, floor refinishing, putting up all new trim and more. Thankfully, I can now see the light at the end of the home renovation tunnel. (I really wish I was rich enough that I could just pay someone to do all this work.)

Anyway, I rewarded myself with this pickup. Another Action WWII cover for the collection and this one is from the Lost Valley Pedigree.

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I hope everyone's collecting wishes come true this Christmas! Best to you all!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The 29 Year Old Virgins

I started reading a few of the Don Rosa Captain Americas I picked up at the National 2 weeks ago. It's part of the MadBomb saga from 1976...

As I was opening the books, some of the pages were slightly stuck together... not in a bad way but "stuck" like when the pages have never been opened since it was printed and bound.

So it struck me that I was the first person to ever open and read these 29 year old books.

Kinda cool. :-)