• 25
    Mar

What We Collect

I’ve been collecting antique and vintage cartoons since I was a teenager in the 1940s – with the Good Lord’s help, I will reach 81 years at end of May!

In my collection I now have about a dozen examples of early cartoons from England and the United States, as well as some modern ones. (I also have a small collection of Persian and Indian miniatures from 19th century manuscripts.)

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  • 24
    Mar

The Comic Speculator

Welcome back to the Comic Speculator, where each week I talk about affordable collector comics that may not be undervalued for long. This week, I’ll be discussing Silver Age comic legend Jack Kirby’s early works for DC comics.

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  • 22
    Mar

This Week In Geek 3/19

New Comic Wednesday came with a sunny, warm feeling this week as winter has finally melted from the prairie and spring seems to be here. Baseball spring training is in full swing (no pun intended) and the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament begins.

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  • 21
    Mar

Walrus Books

Walrus Books is the only English-language used bookstore in Buenos Aires, and stocks an impressive collection of classic English literature, travel guides, and vintage magazines, making it a target for both used-book collectors and those just looking to buy a good English read.

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  • 16
    Mar

The Comic Speculator

This week Marvel Entertainment premiered their trailer for the new Incredible Hulk movie starring Edward Norton as the Hulk. This latest Hulk movie pits Bruce Banner, the Hulk’s alter ego, against the Abomination, another Hulk-type monster with more psychotic tendencies.

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  • 10
    Mar

Collectable Cultural Gold or Street Debris?

Collectable Cultural Gold or Street Debris?
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  • 25
    Feb

The Comic Speculator

This week in the Comic Speculator I’m taking a look at the legendary work of Alex Toth in the classic Zorro Dell Four Color comics. For more on Zorro’s latest comic series check out my other blog, This Week in Geek, where I discuss new comics that are destined to be tomorrow collectible back issues.

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  • 15
    Feb

The Comic Speculator

No you’re not confused or in the wrong place, I just changed the name. The Nerdy Speculator is now “The Comic Speculator”! I mean that’s what I do here, speculate on back issue comics right? So here we go…

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  • 15
    Feb

‘Tis A Blessing To Count Your Valentine’s On One Hand

As I thumb through books and sift through information resources, I am coming to the resounding conclusion that the history of Valentines is unclear. What is clear however, is that this tradition of “A Day for Lovers” dates back to the Roman Empire. Pope Galesius appointed St. Valentine as the patron Saint of Valentines Day in 496 A.D.

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  • 13
    Feb

This Week in Geek 2/13

Well here we are on another thrilling New Comic Wednesday for yet another edition of This Week In Geek! It’s days like today that make me glad to be a nerd and not a professional baseball player. Did you see Clemens on CNN this morning? The guy looked like he was going to cry. What have I learned from the MLB steroid scandal?

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