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NYCC 2019: A Freshman’s Journey

My oldest son is just one of those kids. I knew it from the time he drew his first archaic rendition of Sonic the Hedgehog in Kindergarten, with balled up fists and huge sneakers and a massive mohawk blasting from his head like a buzz saw blade. He was going

NYCC Exclusives – CGC Bound

In a previous post I mentioned that I picked up three of the 2019 NYCC Marvel exclusives while at the show - Ghost Rider 1, Strike Force 1, and House of X 5. Earlier this week, I added another 2019 NYCC exclusive to my collection by purchasing

NYCC 2019: Friday Game Plan

An event as big as New York Comic Con features many different aspects of the entertainment industry and draws their respective fandoms in droves. Some people will be there for pics/autographing with TV and movie celebrities, some for cosplay, some for the toys, etc. The purpose of my Friday

CGC Round 1

Turnaround Time, Results, and Takeaways As mentioned in previous posts, I've collected comics since I was a child in the mid-1970's. I'm currently in the process of consolidating my collection, and adding some key issues to it. As part of that process, I have begun submitting some issues to

Tales of Suspense 52 Giveaway

NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have substituted a coverless Amazing Spider-Man 10 as the prize in this giveaway. Featuring the first appearance of Natasha Romanov - the Black Widow!!! We're giving away a coverless copy of Tales of Suspense 52 to one of our Instagram followers. Maybe

Where to Begin…

Some tips on getting started for the new reader/collector So you've become interested in comic books, but don't know where to begin. Maybe you've seen one (or several) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, binged Teen Titans Go! on Hulu, or enjoyed Umbrella Academy on Netflix, and now you're

Then and Now with Joe Sinnott

Sometime in 1978, I had the opportunity to attend a small comic book show at the William K. Sanford Library in my hometown of Colonie, NY. I was 10 years old at the time, and attended with my brother and some friends from the neighborhood. The show consisted of a

Free Comic Book Day 2019

As collectors are aware, the hobby and the industry celebrate Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on the first Saturday in May each year. On May 4th, I had the chance to stop by Earthworld in Albany, NY, where visitors were allowed to take six issues of the free comics