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Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

Connections

Chris explores a whole bunch of “connections” while taking Walt on a fun-filled nostalgia-driven musical journey. Krantz studios, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, The Guess Who, Michael Jackson, Vincent Price and Billy Van are some of the stops Chris…

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If Only, And An Auction Highlight

Work continues at our warehouse, the one bursting with over 1,500 long boxes of comics. I’m almost done making my rows using the sequentially numbered boxes used by the previous owners. I can’t lie, I find myself opening way too…

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All Lined Up

Let’s start this week off with some great news, that CGC 9.4 White Page Batman #1 just sold for $2,220,000 on Heritage Auctions. What a fantastic result for the whole comic book collecting hobby. I don’t want to say I…

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Looking Ahead At 2021

This week Chris and I look ahead to 2021, we get out the crystal ball and try to see what this year holds for comic book collecting, local comic shops, comic book conventions. Will the back issue market stay hot?…

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Hit and Miss

Let’s stay with Time to Collect as the name on this year’s posts, this column will continue to explore the ins and outs and the ups and downs of comic book collecting so Time to Collect it is. We are…

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Comic Culture: 2021 Relaunch!

Welcome to the relaunch of Comic Culture. Chris Owen and I (Walter Durajlija) sit and talk about comic book culture and then post it here every week. We’d love to read your comments down below. A note on this first…

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Comic Books

Welcome to 2021 everyone, though much of what the new year will bring is out of our control let’s remember that there’s also much that remains within our control. Our kindness, empathy, vigilance, positive attitude, hard work and perseverance will…

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Cannonball !!!!!

Making a Splash has been a great exercise, it was fun and I learned a lot. I’d say the biggest surprise for me was the sheer power of Jack Kirby, I mean I knew it already but I just didn’t…

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Looking Back

For a year that seemed to drag on, 2020 sure went by quickly. Blink, and here we are. 2020 was a year that taught me more about myself, and about others, than any other year. Overall I’d say we shone.…

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Week 52: Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays. Where we are in Hamilton, Ontario there is a 28-day lockdown so it’s the perfect time for some fun-filled Christmas-themed splash pages. There were tons and tons to choose from but surprisingly not…

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OOPS!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Stay safe and stay positive and don’t forget to leave out the milk and cookies for Santa. This week’s post was inspired by my good friend Mike Huddleston who popped in for a coffee…

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Week 51: Zero to Four

Hidden in the back pages of Adventure Comics #288 is this eye catching splash page from John Forte. From September 1961. Surprisingly there were not a lot of big splash pages over the three-part Long Bow Hunters Green Arrow mini-series.…

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Opportunity Knocks

Time really does fly. We’re getting close to year’s end and the end of Time to Collect as a weekly column. I’ll still do posts when called for under the banner but in keeping with my One Year projects for…

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Week 50: Gah!

I can’t believe it’s Week 50 already, I think I’m going to try to do a year end Favorite 25 Splash Pages, its going to be tough to pick because there have been so many great ones. I’m still working…

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Upgrades

A few weeks ago I had a collector reach out to me looking for some early Amazing Spider-Man comics at CGC 5.0 or better, I found two copies that fit the bill but really did not have much coming through.…

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Week 49: Back it Up

This week its all stuff I found in the pile destined for our eBay auctions, hopefully, a few of these will be “first time on the net” pics. Let me know which ones you liked best. I really like the…

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How Low Can You Go?

My pal Chris sent me a text showing this auction item from ComicConnect, all he sent me was a link to the auction and the letters – WTF? The auction closes in about two weeks, I’ll give the link here.…

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Week 48: Metals and Alloys

A little something from each of the older eras this week. The Silver, Bronze and Copper are from my eBay pile so I hope they are first-time views for most people. Big John Buscema never disappoints, check out this great…

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Breaking Records

I’d like to wish all our American friends a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, eat lots, drink lots, watch football lots and talk lots about comics, I promise you’ll have the most delicious sleep afterwards. We all have one or a…

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