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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Of Comics and COVID

It has been a while since I last ruminated to you about Tales from the Comicdenn. The last three months have been difficult for us all, but, at least we had comic books to get us through COVID-19! I have…

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Promotional Comics

I had a nice visit from my good friend and Captain Canuck creator Richard Comely last week, it was great to see him and he’s doing just fine. We were rummaging through some old Captain Canuck stuff and I happened…

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An Introduction to FreeKluck

Last September, I decided to use my monthly column here at Comic Book Daily to engage in a bit of armchair punditry by arguing in favour of several creators who I believe should be considered for induction into the Canadian…

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Week 23: Sister Morphine

I’m really enjoying this dive into splash pages but again I want to say that I’m not keeping records of what I’ve posted to date so I may double dip, please let me know when I do and I’ll throw…

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Masks

Now, more than ever, we have become acutely aware that we all swim in each others’ mists and that proximity can transmit and infect. The western handshake and European cheek peck may soon become obsolete and the palm-press namaste of…

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Creating Niche Markets?

This will be the last of a three week push into market analysis, we’ll change speed next week, we’ll come back to the tough stuff but only after we visit some lighter, more fun topics in the coming weeks. There…

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Week 22: Late May Mix

No obvious theme today, just happy it’s hot out and that comic shops are back open (in Ontario at least). I’m not familiar with Steve Kirkel, but his splash from This Magazine is Haunted #21 (1954) caught my eye. I…

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The Gorn

Thanks for the comments on last week’s post. Lets keep pushing into the brave new world on investing in comics. One of my favourite old Star Trek episodes was the one where Kirk was stuck on the planet with the…

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Week 21: Brides

Last week I should have been on the outskirts of Belgrade, Serbia for my cousin’s daughters wedding. This whole pandemic thing had them postpone, new date yet to be set. I missed the wedding so I thought I’d compensate… I…

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We have to Earn it Now

Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to focus on sharing some thoughts on investing in comics. I know a lot of you reading the column focus more on collecting but there are just as many who play at…

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Character Updating

Let me throw in a terrible aside in even before I start into the topic. When I was younger I practiced Tae Kwon Do, I started as a young adult and had a great instructor. It was a fun sport,…

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