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March 23, 2017 / / Nut Shell 12 Comments

I’ve got a lot of things I’d like to discuss but I’m gonna have to put that on the back burner because this past weekend was the Toronto ComiCon, 2017!…

February 16, 2017 / / Nut Shell 3 Comments

In Part 1 we looked at various criteria that helped to identify “quality” books as potential investment vehicles. In this follow up, we’ll examine some common traits that may, or…

Last week I traveled back in time. It was a simpler time. I drank water from the outdoor water hose. I watched Saturday Morning cartoon shows and I read “The Worlds Greatest Comic…

February 1, 2017 / / Nut Shell 7 Comments

If you’ve read any of my past posts, then you’ve read me drone on about buying “quality keys” versus “junk keys”, and yet I’ve avoided trying to define what I…

Two disparate articles from OZY and The Simple Dollar have recently put me to task on my hobby of choice, reading. First, here’s a definition of tsundoku. “Tsundoku” (n.) is the…

December 28, 2016 / / Nut Shell 9 Comments

An inherent part of collecting is being able to show-off your books, but having been blessed with astute sensitivity, I’m far above this crass behaviour. I kid, of course. I’m…

December 22, 2016 / / Arcs & Runs 14 Comments

This week we take another look back at the Fantastic Four and another small run within opening #1-67 run of this fabulous book. This is part four if you are…

December 14, 2016 / / Nut Shell 7 Comments

I’m back with part two of my list of recommendations. Similar to part one, you’ll find some dark themes, mind benders, thrillers and more sensitive, introspective stories to enjoy. These…

December 7, 2016 / / Nut Shell 7 Comments

Being a slow reader with many interests means that my “to-read” list is an ongoing work in progress. I recently made a push to chip away at my massive list…

Well, I am officially an old guy. Rascally Roy Thomas otherwise known as Roy (The Boy) Thomas turned 76 on November 22nd. Not only was Roy Stan Lee’s first successor…

November 24, 2016 / / Arcs & Runs 7 Comments
November 16, 2016 / / Nut Shell 2 Comments

In part one of this write up, I briefly looked at the changing demographic and the response from Marvel and DC. I also discussed the growing Asian influence, specifically from…

November 9, 2016 / / Nut Shell 3 Comments