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Walter Durajlija

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

Starting Out

I was talking to a pal about real estate the other day, we were both lamenting on how hard it is for young people to aspire to homeownership. Housing prices are so high and high-income jobs seem harder and harder…

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Week 32: The Lockdown

I can’t repeat myself enough, Jack Kirby is a beast, an absolute menace, the man’s imagination was infinite, from Kamandi #16, April 1974. My pal Trace from Eclipse Paper out in Winnipeg sent me in this Gil Kane two page…

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Comicsgate

Last week I received an email from a writer at one of the comic book news websites asking me on my thoughts on Comicsgate and its impact on local comic book shops. I had no clue what Comicsgate was so…

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Week 31: Stay Calm

What is it about Batman and guns, Bob Kane knew it was an irresistible combo and used it well in this splash for Detective Comics #72. Rich Buckler and Klaus Janson give us a very unique two page splash in…

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All Kinds of Blue

Short and sweet this week as I’m on holiday up in Blue Mountain, Ontario. Blue Mountain is on the shores of Georgian Bay, this is Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven country up here. Our fearless EiC Scott always…

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Week 30: Cute Couple

I thought I’d lead off with a memorable splash from DC New 52’s Catwoman #1, from November 2011. I remember when this dropped and it created quite a stir. Guillem March is the artist that will live in infamy, I…

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The New Keys

What the heck is happening out there? It seems big Marvel Keys are setting record prices every time they go up for sale. No, I’m not talking about the early 60s Marvel Keys, nor am I talking about the relaunch…

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Let’s Do It Again

I saw this feed come up on my phone about all the new superhero movies set to come out over the next two years. I’m embarrassed to admit it but I’ve kind of forgotten about superhero movies and movies in…

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Week 27: Canusa Games

Hamilton Ontario and Flint Michigan have held their annual CANUSA games every year since 1958, its the longest running amateur sports competition in North America. Host cities alternate each year, Hamilton odds, Flint evens. I mentioned CANUSA because this week’s…

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Treasure Hunt

Some of the veterans will remember the Overstreet Price Guides back in the old days with their big blocks of issue numbers getting lumped in under one price, Daredevil #41-60 $4 etc. Over the years though the Guide kept breaking…

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Week 26: Half Way There

A lot has happened since I started this 26 weeks ago, lets all stay positive and lets all help others in any way we can. I’m continuing my sharing of great splash pages I find while preparing listings for sale…

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Show Off

My pal Chris Owen sure does seem to inspire a lot of these posts, he’s a good kid that one. Chris and I will sometimes show each other books from our PC. I can’t tell you how much of a…

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Week 25: For Pete’s Sake

This week I’m going to start a new feature, every week I get some books ready to post on our eBay’s no reserve auctions. I have a quick look for completeness etc and I’m noting some pretty cool splash pages.…

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Week 24: Good Wood

Week 24 already, it’s nice and warm up where I am and I’m really enjoying the weather. Also enjoying a sip of Bushmills as I post these nice splash pages. Sal Buscema gives us something interesting in this splash page…

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The Power of the Panel

I’m posting a special Time to Collect insert piece written up by my Comic Culture co-host Chris Owen. Chris loves comics almost as much as he loves – I was gonna say donuts but thought it wrong, then my mind…

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