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 show, I’m coming in a bit muffled so apologies. We’ll get it better next show.

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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

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

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  1. Wow! What a great return of Comic Culture! Everything you both said I completely agree with and my own buying habits are absolutely in sync with the way Chris is buying! Archies, covers, special appearances HAVE pushed aside runs for me! I also give myself some budgetary limitations as well. Because I do display my comics ( I have 2 six comic displays and one 22 comic display) I try and at least get six of a particular genre for display (for example I currently have 6 good girl humor golden age Marvels on display… Tessie, Nellie, Patsy, et al). That satisfies me for awhile! Also my eye has focused on titles which may not be as collectable as others like Big Shot Comics from Columbia… why… simply cause I like them… not because I can retire on them! Looking forward to the next show!

  2. Gerald! We couldn’t leave our valued listeners hanging any longer. Love hearing about what your current buying habits are like. I need to put more books on display like you.

  3. As part of Reddit comicbookcollecting community that Chris discusses it was great to hear how we’re opening his eyes to collecting habits and people’s interests.

    which is funny because I find this site has done the exact same for me!

  4. Walt, you may actually be able to hear me rolling my eyes so far in the back of my head…

    Spider, anyway that we can broaden our knowledge works for me!

  5. Hey Walt
    I’m glad to hear that your Splash Pages project has reignited you interest in raw books. While CGC is a valuable sales tool it totally undermines the real joy of comics. I have only four CGC slabs. One is a Canadian Heroes 9.0 which I had to promise not to crack open when I got it, and the other three are qualified grades that I picked up for next to nothing so I can show people just how stupid it is to call a book with several pages missing an 8.5!!! So, I’m glad you’re rethinking your choices. Raw! Raw! Raw!

    cheers, mel

    P.S. I know you’re a Scotch fan and was wondering if you have ever tried Suntory Toki Japanese whisky. “For a real good time, Make it Suntory time.” I always thought they just made that up for Lost in Translation, and then one day I saw it on the shelf at the LCBO!!! It’s lovely and smooth, like no other whisky I have ever tasted. I highly recommend it!

  6. Chris and Walter are back! Great to hear the podcast again. Loved hearing how your collections have evolved. I personally have changed the way I collect from single issues to omnibuses. I get to read all the greatest stories Marvel and DC have with no missing issues, plus they display great on a book shelf.

  7. Chris’s comments on reddit opening his eyes to the breadth of collectors out there is so accurate…

    my favorite reddit discovery:

    There is a member out there who hunts down cover-less comics, he is going around trying to find 0.5 graded keys like Hulk 181 etc…and then displaying them!

    The thought of that kept me happy for days, just knowing that he’s out there brings me joy. Here I am searching away for a nice X-Men 108 (just like everyone else) and there he is going ‘nope, that’s 7 grades higher than what I want’. Brilliant.

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