Undervalued Spotlight #304 – Delayed




Looks like I have to throw in the towel, this thing ain’t going away as fast as I wanted it to. If I don’t feel better by tomorrow I’m switching from Advil to Cognac.

Spotlight #304 will have to wait til next week 🙁



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. Waitaminit….I get it…its chock full of Easter eggs!

    It’s gonna be a Night Nurse…Soap Opera Romances??? …. Little Lulu!!!!

    Feel better Walt!

  2. Thanks – I already did Night Nurse and if I have’t done Soap Opera Romances yet I’ve been sleeping on the job. My kid told me Lulu was the name for a summer time cold – I sure with my Lulu was little – I can’t believe I just typed that.

  3. Hey Walt
    I’ve been wondering if you noticed the hype being directed at Daredevil Vol.II #58. I was offered stupid money to break up my run of Bendis and Maleev Daredevil because apparently #58 is the first appearance of the modern Night Nurse. Who knew somebody would think that would be a big deal?
    Anyway, hope you’re feeling better and don’t end up in “The door on the right.”
    all the best, mel

  4. Walt, you have mentioned Advil two days in a row, so now I feel compelled to respond with the type of advice that many people need, but few want: health advice. And normally I would say this isn’t at all relevant to a comic book forum, but since you decided to make this post about your health, it is your fault! Hahaha,,,

    My goal is to help reprogram some thinking. It baffles me that Western civilization has gotten to the point where people think that drugs like Advil will cure a cold or flu, or will help in any way. Ibuprofen is just an anti-inflammatory. It may provide temporary pain relief, but so will the glass of water, plus copious rest, plus quiet time without work and with low stress, plus healthful foods. In fact, all of those other things are actually cures, in that they will aid your body in healing itself. Advil is quite the opposite. Anti-inflammatories are hell on the liver, and liver stress results in a weakened immune system. So by all means, please do not chase your flurry of Advil with cognac! That is the old double-whammy. (Add some “comfort foods” and you’ll be giving a triple-threat to your liver.)

    We want to see you healthy and posting insightful columns for many years to come!

  5. Hey Walt…Ill lend ya those over priced Fury’s you sold me at last years Con to read….they might not make you feel better….but at least you’ll feel my pain for buying them…..
    Heres hoping your night nurse looks like Dum Dum Dugan….your friend (?)
    Dave 🙂

  6. Eric, guess what? Advil (ibuprofen) is NOT absorbed in the liver. It may irritate the stomach, but it does nothing to the liver. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is absorbed in the liver. Before you provide medical advice – get educated.

  7. Feeling way better fellas, thanks.

    Eric you are right Advil is not the answer, clean living with a clear conscience is. But perhaps cognac and Nurse Irma – she helped the Howlers once – might be an even better option.

  8. I remember reading it Mel and thinking it cool that they brought her back – doesn’t surprise me it’s a collectible now. I’d rather have that first one from the 70s though.

  9. Hey Walt…good howling Commando history reference there ! Despite me buying your entire run at outrageous prices your stock of every issue, times four, serves you well. 🙂
    Glad your back anyways…..I’ve been eyeballing that run of Jimmy Olsens you’ve been trying to sell me……..

  10. Oh brother, I figured there would be some sort of rebuttal… Ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen side effects are that continuous use may irritate stomach lining, and long-term high-dose use may damage the liver and the kidneys. Juan, I did not mention absorption. The liver is frequently impacted by substances that it does not absorb. One purpose of the liver and the kidneys is to clear toxins from the body. Whenever they have to try and filter substances that the body does not easily recognize (synthetic compounds), that increases their workload quite a bit and the organs are no longer functioning optimally. Furthermore, toxins that are not filtered and flushed out are released into the bloodstream, causing issues in other systems.

    Case studies have proven that for some patients (everyone is different), ibuprofen and other NSAID’s will cause or worsen problems in the liver and kidneys. I suggest that you do more research on the topic. I will grant you that rather than saying “hell on the liver”, I would have been more correct to mention the stomach. Ibuprofen is harder on the stomach, and acetaminophen is typically a worse actor on the liver, especially in combination with alcohol. Either way, whenever you are adding toxins and thereby compromising your digestive and filtration organs, then your immune system is likewise compromised because the majority of your immune system is within these same organs. I think you would agree that we do not want to weaken our immunity, especially when we are already ill. The goal should be to strengthen the immunity with the basic steps that I mentioned previously, which can also be combined with other natural substances that reduce inflammation and boost immunity and healing.

    Juan, it is not appropriate or correct to assume that a person is not educated based on one post that you disagree with or misinterpret. I would also caution you to not assume that things you believe to be true are the only truth in this universe, as that attitude is quite dangerous to your health in many ways.

  11. DEFINITELY “medical opinion aside” there Mel. 🙂 On the plus side, the resulting 14 hours of sleep does have some health benefits!

  12. I concur. I just think it’s funny that we have covered Walt’s kidneys and liver in a comic book forum. That’s the beauty of CBD! Long may it reign!

    And, Walt? The room on the right.

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