The Comic Speculator: The Dark Knight
Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that the sequel to Batman, The Dark Knight, opened in theaters last Friday. If you’re reading this blog I can only assume that you are a nerd like me and you’ve already seen The Dark Knight at least once. The buzz around the new Batman is mainly centered on Health Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker.
Remembering Michael Turner
Saturday morning brought sad news for the comic collecting community. Fan favorite artist Michael Turner passed away late Friday night. Vince Hernandez of Aspen Comics, Turner’s company, issued this statement late last night:
The Comic Speculator: Hellboy
When I began reading comics as a child it was the heroes and villains that drew me to the monthly books. I lost myself in Spider-man’s high-flying battle scenes with the Vulture and Wolverine slashing his way through Sentinels.
Roycrofters Commune Source of Desirable Collectibles
Ever since three nine- and ten-year-old chums and I (unbeknown to our parents, of course) ventured to walk the four or five miles through terra-incognita streets to Boston‘s Museum of Fine Arts, guided only by a Gulf Oil Co. street map, I was smitten by the antiquities, travel and collectibles “bug,” seeking the unusual.
Immigration, learning from our antiques
As the founder of WorthPoint, I have been asked countless times what I collect. I think it is a funny question, as I have learned that a collector’s attention span is usually measured in a 5-6 year time span. I am typical in that respect, as, what I collect changes every 5-6 years. The problem is that I keep what I collected, thus, I have many collections that I am not active in.
This Week in Geek: 7/2
Hey, it’s Wednesday again and time for some more hot picks. For those of you new to This Week in Geek, first of all, welcome aboard. Secondly; welcome to one of the only comic blogs I’ve seen (if I’m wrong somebody please call me out on it) that examines each week’s new comics from a speculative point of view.
Collectible right? “Kennedy Shot” Nov 22 1963 San Diego Union Tribune Cover Page
I have got a hand-me down newspaper cover and wanted to see, for curiosity reasons, if it is worth anything, if I should preserve it (I’d like to) and how, and if I should insure it. Cover page (title page only/ and back of) San Diego Union Tribune Nov 22 1963 Kennedy Assasinated-Extra.
The Comic Speculator: Starman
This Wednesday one of my favorite writers returns to comics after a much too long absence. ”James Robinson” wrote some of the most important and best comics of the 1990’s and then fell off the radar. Well not completely off the radar. Robinson left comics to pursue his writing carrier in Hollywood.
MY 3 OLD PHOTOS/PORTRIATS OF JEAN HARLOWE
I HAVE 3 VERY OLD PORTRIATS OF JEAN HARLOWE WHICH WERE GIVEN TO MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER BY JEAN HERSELF WHEN SHE WAS A MAID FOR JEAN, MANY, MANY YEARS AGO. tHEY HAVE SINCE BEEN PASSED DOWN TO MY GRANDMOTHER, MOTHER, AND MYSELF. I WOULD NOW LIKE TO SELL THEM BUT NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY WORTH. THEY ARE ALL 8X10 IN SIZE, AND IN GOOD CONDITION.
This Week in Geek 6/18
Wednesday is here again but unfortunately it’s not new comic day for everyone. The flooding in the midwest has screwed up shipping schedules, pushed books back, and in some extreme cases has wiped out whole comic shops altogether. If your head is above water then count yourself lucky.