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I drank too much! It turned out to be a terrible weekend to have Argentinian and Italian friends. I thought I was going to get some R and R but ended having drinks with them celebrating their football victories, exhausting!…

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Going all in on Comics

About a month ago I was getting the sense that the ragging bull comic market was levelling off and in places even retreating. Looking around today I’m still seeing impressive price after impressive price come in. I don’t think the…

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Canadian I.C.E.

I was cycling and took a nice spill on a hairpin turn this past Saturday and popped my clavicle out at the ligament. To make things worse I tore a muscle in my chest during the fall which is making…

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We Are Open!

Happy Solstice everyone. It’s nice to report that the Big B Comic shops are now open, albeit at 15% capacity, but capacity is only an issue at a few peak times during the week and people have been more than…

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Trailer Trash

Saw a few Marvel Movie trailers earlier today and here are my quick reviews. Loki – looks good but needs more star power. Falcon and Winter Soldier – looks like its unsure of what it wants to do, I hope…

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The Atomic Age

I received this great write-up from CBD commenter Alex Sorensen and I’m glad he is willing to share his work with us. Take it away Alex. MOST VALUABLE ATOMIC AGE COMICS – NEAR MINT MINUS (1946-1955) (ROUNDED) There is little…

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Canadiana Auction

We, ICE via our internationalcollectiblesexchange eBay store, are going to launch our Fist Annual Canadiana Comics eBay Auction very soon, all the lots will be posted on the evening of Friday, June 18th with the 10-day auction ending Monday, June…

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Kant and Cons

I have grown to associate early June with the arrival of heat. Late May in Southern Ontario can still be a bit cool, low 20s is a very nice day, but the heat seems to come in early June. I…

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On the Road Again

What a week. Had a big flood in the house and now can’t use half the space! Insurance guy still working on the scope of the fix-up. Then as it started getting hot and muggy my Air Conditioner broke, can’t…

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Let Me In!!

Ontario, Canada is still in lockdown, I’m hoping we’re back open on May 20th like they said. I can almost feel the pent-up demand, just in my casual conversations with curbside customers waiting around in the parking lot I can…

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DC Baby, DC

I have to be thankful for these posts, they allow me to spend a couple of hours every week enjoying music I don’t usually have enough time for. I put my headphones on and dive down the rabbit holes. It’s…

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Cherry Blossoms

I was hustling around trying to set up my week when I read an email from a friend who reminded me to step back and take a little time to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms blooming in this part of the…

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The Apprentice

Ontario extended our lockdown two extra weeks into mid May, booo! We’re running a bit behind on that “warehouse books to bigbcomics.com” project but I did put in a ton of work on the weekend and have over 600 books…

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Lockdown Lowdown

Big B Comics is in lockdown as are all other non-essential shops in Ontario, Canada. We are relying on mail-order business and curb-side pick-ups. As a team we had a meeting and decided that we will not let anybody go,…

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Gerald Lazare 1927-2021

Occasionally, in your journey through life, you meet some very magical individuals. They may be sitting on top of toadstools smoking hookahs. They may be swamp-dwelling, knee-high, green, pointy-eared Jedi with curious speech patterns. They may even be a soft-spoken…

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Honey Bees

These long weekends are tough if you want to get some work done. The missus, being a teacher, had four days off which meant we went away on a little two-day trip. Luckily I knew a comic guy up that…

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Studio 55

It was nice to find a box of old comics over at the warehouse. In an unmarked box, I found a stash that included a long run of Adventure Comics dating back to the 10 centers, also in the box…

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