Hispanic Heroes of the DCU
Cinco De Mayo is here again and in honor of Mexican independence day I thought a list of some famous Hispanic Super Heroes from the DC Universe and their first appearances was in order. The first that comes to mind is the current Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes. Just last week DC published and all Spanish issue of “Blue Beetle”.
Dutch Bible 1681
I have recently come to own a Dutch bible which I believe could have some value, and I would be keen to know if anyone has any suggestions of where I can get it valued, particularly if it is worth my while insuring it. It is 10×16 inches, 6 inches thick, complete with original cover, pages, maps and images and was restored from a bundle of papers so the spine is not original.
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.