Monthly Archives: January 2013

Spotlight: He-Man & the Masters of the Universe

So with today’s new releases, there are TWO (2) He-Man related comics coming out from DC today (which I can’t wait to get my hands on btw!) and I thought I would take the time now, to spotlight a new book (actually a couple, but…) that I have come across.

The image below is just a stock image from the web as I haven’t taken photos of the few books I have.

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Classic.

Today’s release covers:

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comic vine first posted this, nice huh? (since its out today anyways?)

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New Releases for 1.30.13

Coming this week:

DARK HORSE COMICS

NOV120050     ANGEL & FAITH #18 STEVE MORRIS CVR     $2.99
OCT120056     CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 15     $49.99
NOV120044     CRIMINAL MACABRE FINAL NIGHT 30 DAYS XOVER #2     $3.99
SEP120057     DRAGON AGE HC VOL 02 THOSE WHO SPEAK     $14.99
NOV120034     EMILY & THE STRANGERS #1 MAIN CVR     $3.99
JUN120062     GAME OF THRONES THRONE REPLICA STATUE     $295.00
NOV128168     HELLBOY IN HELL #1 MIGNOLA CVR (2ND PTG)     $2.99
SEP120055     LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC     $34.99
OCT128225     LEGEND ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC LTD COLL ED     $69.99
OCT120045     ORCHID #12 (MR)     $3.50
NOV120026     RIPD CITY O/T DAMNED #3     $3.50
NOV120011     STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE HARD TARGETS #4     $2.99
OCT120048     STAR WARS OMNIBUS INFINITIES TP     $24.99

DC COMICS

NOV120239     ALL STAR WESTERN #16     $3.99
NOV120166     AQUAMAN #16     $2.99
NOV120251     ARROW #3     $3.99
NOV120199     BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #1     $4.99
NOV120255     BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #12     $3.99
NOV120194     BATMAN INCORPORATED #7     $2.99
NOV120197     BATMAN INCORPORATED #7 COMBO PACK     $3.99
NOV120200     BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #16     $2.99
OCT120261     BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT GOLDEN DAWN TP     $14.99
DEC120158     BEFORE WATCHMEN DOLLAR BILL #1 (MR)     $3.99
DEC120161     BEFORE WATCHMEN DOLLAR BILL #1 COMBO PACK (MR)     $4.99
NOV120153     BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #5 (MR)     $3.99
NOV120155     BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #5 COMBO PACK (MR)     $4.99
NOV120159     FLASH #16     $2.99
NOV120172     FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #16     $2.99
OCT120299     GLOBAL FREQUENCY TP (MR)     $19.99
NOV120220     GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1 (RISE)     $4.99
NOV120292     HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #6     $2.99
NOV120234     I VAMPIRE #16     $2.99
NOV120289     INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #1     $3.99
NOV120258     JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #4     $4.99
NOV120230     JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16     $2.99
SEP120233     JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 02 THE VILLAINS JOURNEY     $24.99
OCT120252     JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52)     $16.99
NOV120293     LOT 13 #4 (MR)     $2.99
NOV120294     MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ORIGIN OF HE MAN #1     $2.99
NOV120216     RED LANTERNS #16 (RISE)     $2.99
NOV120173     SAVAGE HAWKMAN #16     $2.99
NOV120182     SUPERMAN #16     $2.99
NOV120286     SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #9     $2.99
NOV120187     TALON #4     $2.99
NOV120245     TEEN TITANS #16 (DOTF)     $2.99
NOV120304     UNWRITTEN #45 (MR)     $2.99

DC COMICS/DC COLLECTIBLES

NOV120312     DC COMICS SUPER HEROES BOOSTER GOLD BUST     $69.95

IDW PUBLISHING

OCT120437     ANGORA NAPKIN HC VOL 02     $29.99
NOV120412     CAPE 1969 HC     $21.99
NOV120348     DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #1 [DIG/P+]     $3.99
AUG120452     FRANK R PAUL DEAN OF SCI FI ILLUSTRATION HC     $29.99
NOV120333     MARS ATTACKS ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS (ONE SHOT) [DIG]     $3.99
OCT120396     TRANSFORMERS COMPLETE DRIFT HC     $24.99
OCT120441     X-9 SECRET AGENT CORRIGAN HC VOL 05     $49.99

IMAGE COMICS

SEP120486     ACTIVITY #11 [DIG]     $3.50
OCT120522     DARKNESS #110 (MR) [DIG]     $2.99
NOV120557     GLORY #32 [DIG]     $3.99
NOV120560     HACK SLASH #23 CVR A TORQUE (MR) [DIG]     $3.50
NOV120561     HACK SLASH #23 CVR B SEELEY & BELLAIRE (MR)     $3.50
NOV128183     HAPPY #3 2ND PTG     $2.99
NOV120433     INVINCIBLE #100 CHROMIUM ED     $9.99
NOV120425     INVINCIBLE #100 CVR A OTTLEY [DIG]     $3.99
NOV120426     INVINCIBLE #100 CVR B WALKER     $3.99
NOV120427     INVINCIBLE #100 CVR C SILVESTRI     $3.99
NOV120428     INVINCIBLE #100 CVR D HITCH     $3.99
NOV120429     INVINCIBLE #100 CVR E ADAMS     $3.99
NOV120430     INVINCIBLE #100 CVR F ADLARD     $3.99
NOV120431     INVINCIBLE #100 CVR G OTTLEY WRAP     $3.99
NOV120565     MACGYVER FUGITIVE GAUNTLET #4 [DIG]     $3.50
NOV120567     MARA #2 (MR) [DIG]     $2.99
NOV128153     NOWHERE MEN #2 2ND PTG     $2.99
NOV120572     NOWHERE MEN #3 [DIG]     $2.99
NOV120579     SPAWN #227     $2.99
NOV120594     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG LG     $19.99
NOV120593     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG MED     $19.99
NOV120592     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG SM     $19.99
NOV120599     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG WOMENS LG     $19.99
NOV120598     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG WOMENS MED     $19.99
NOV120597     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG WOMENS SM     $19.99
NOV120600     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG WOMENS XL     $19.99
NOV120595     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG XL     $19.99
NOV120596     WALKING DEAD T/S FLAG XXL     $21.99
OCT120553     WALKING DEAD T/S SKULL & CROSSBONES LG     $19.99
OCT120552     WALKING DEAD T/S SKULL & CROSSBONES MED     $19.99
OCT120551     WALKING DEAD T/S SKULL & CROSSBONES SM     $19.99
OCT120554     WALKING DEAD T/S SKULL & CROSSBONES XL     $19.99
OCT120555     WALKING DEAD T/S SKULL & CROSSBONES XXL     $22.99

MARVEL COMICS

NOV128053     ALL NEW X-MEN #3 2ND PTG IMMONEN VAR NOW     $3.99
NOV128099     ALL NEW X-MEN #4 2ND PTG IMMONEN VAR NOW     $3.99
NOV128140     AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698 3RD PTG RIVERA VAR     $3.99
NOV128064     AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699.1 2ND PTG CASELLI VAR     $2.99
NOV128141     AVENGERS #2 2ND PTG WEAVER VAR NOW     $3.99
NOV120667     AVENGERS #4 NOW2     $3.99
NOV120771     AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP CONSEQUENCES     $17.99
NOV128017     AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 2ND PTG RIVERA VAR     $2.99
NOV128142     DAREDEVIL #21 2ND PTG RIVERA VAR     $2.99
NOV120718     DARK AVENGERS #186     $2.99
NOV120775     DARK AVENGERS END IS BEGINNING TP     $19.99
NOV128016     DEADPOOL #3 2ND PTG DARROW VAR     $2.99
NOV120778     FANTASTIC FOUR REUNITED THEY STAND TP     $24.99
NOV128015     HAWKEYE #5 2ND PTG AJA VAR     $2.99
NOV120725     HAWKEYE #7     $2.99
NOV128065     IRON MAN #1 2ND PTG LAND VAR NOW     $3.99
NOV120790     IRON MAN BY JOE QUESADA TP     $24.99
NOV120690     JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #648 NOW     $2.99
NOV120724     PUNISHER NIGHTMARE #5     $3.99
NOV120728     PUNISHER WAR ZONE #4     $2.99
NOV120729     SILVER SURFER BY STAN LEE AND MOEBIUS #1     $7.99
NOV120641     SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2 NOW     $3.99
NOV128143     THOR GOD OF THUNDER #3 2ND PTG RIBIC VAR NOW     $3.99
NOV128052     THUNDERBOLTS #1 2ND PTG DILLON VAR NOW     $2.99
NOV128144     THUNDERBOLTS #2 2ND PTG DILLON VAR NOW     $2.99
NOV120764     ULTIMATE COMICS DIVIDED WE FALL UNITED WE STAND HC     $39.99
NOV120781     X-MEN BLANK GENERATION TP     $19.99
NOV120694     X-MEN LEGACY #5 NOW     $2.99
NOV120795     X-MEN MUTANT MASSACRE TP NEW PTG     $34.99
NOV120754     X-TREME X-MEN #9     $2.99
NOV120782     X-WOMEN TP     $24.99

What are you buying?

Bold is on my pick list.
Red is stuff I’m excited about this week.

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Buying & Collecting Original Art

So I have one page of Original Comic Art and I’ve always wanted to buy more but they are and can be extremely pricey.

I was looking around the interwebs and found this post about art from Rick Veitch.

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Here’s a the opening portion of what’s written there:

“Originally posted in 1998…

One of the best kept secrets of comic book collecting are the pleasures of purchasing and owning Original Comic Book Art. Unlike comic books themselves, which are published in editions of hundreds of thousands and subject to the current vagaries and illusions of ‘price guide’ hucksterism, each page of Original Comic Book Art is a true one-of-a-kind collectible, often personalized by the artist, and eminently suitable for framing and display in home or office. What follows are some FAQ about this interesting and little known slice of authentic pop culture Americana.

Rick Veitch

Please follow the link above if you want to read it all. I’m not in the market to buy right now, but I want to be… HAHA

A link to the Boards where this was found: Link.

My only piece of art (currently) can be seen on the Shellback Artworks page at the top right of the page.

Anyone have any tips or tricks or comments about your own purchasing history for original art? Feel free to post them in the comments or send them to me!

Thanks for looking!

Hulk & Cap

Hulk & Cap

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TMNT Foot Clan – Jetpack Covers

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Couldn’t get WP to stick those images any closer (I’ll try to fix it later) and I can’t edit them on the computer I am currently using (or I’ll do this), but I had seen someone else stick them all up like so and though it made an excellent image!

Get your Jetpack Comics TMNT Variants!

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Spotlight: TMNT Mikey variant

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I just love this classic cover, re-used here for the RI B cover on the IDW Mikey mini.

Don’t forget today is new comic book day!
TMNT Secret History of the Foot Clan is out today. I will have my regular cover tonight, but the variants will be another couple of weeks before I attain those.

Cowabunga, dude!

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New This Week, My Subfile

BLUE BEETLE #16
GREEN LANTERN #16
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #16
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #16
JUSTICE LEAGUE #16
NIGHTWING #16 (DOTF)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #16 (DOTF)
SUPERBOY ANNUAL #1
SUPERGIRL #16
TMNT SECRET FOOT CLAN #2 (& variants)
(TMNT #18, next week maybe) {{two more weeks, actually}}
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #10 (Hmm, I guess this is a back issue or something)

This is this weeks big haul to be.

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I’m looking forward to all the Turtles books.

What about you?

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Last Weeks Pick

Below is a listing of the books I picked up last week. Of the bunch, I think I enjoyed the GL Animated Series & (oddly) Superboy best. Daredevil was a random pickup as I’m not subscribed, but it had the “first” appearance of the Doc Ock Spider-Man (after being on one page in the prior issue).

BATGIRL #16 (DOTF) $2.99
BATMAN #16 (DOTF) $3.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN #16 (DOTF) $2.99
GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #10 $2.99
SUPERBOY #16 $2.99
MARS ATTACKS REAL GHOSTBUSTERS (ONE SHOT) $3.99
DAREDEVIL #22 $2.99
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #10 $3.99

The Fanboys Vs Zombies book has been pretty decent for a book I picked up just to not have another super hero book and for originally, just a random “oh hey, that looks cool” book. Although it is going to get the axe soon, I may wait another couple of issues.

Lastly, I picked up the Death of the Family books. Listed as tying-in, really each part could mostly be read on their own as they do a halfway decent job of a mini-recap for anyone not picking up the other books in the series, if they exist.

Ghostbusters is another fun romp with no real purpose but to entertain. That is does. It was humorous to see these two franchises mix.

My next post should be for this weeks comics, but you never know!

Take a look around, comment, like or whatever.

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Spotlight: Batgirl

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I have just this small run of Batgirl. At one point, I was going to track it down in full but I just never got around to it.

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Variants

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TMNT Secret History of the Foot Clan RIA #1

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Green Lantern #13 sketch cover by Meltingdoll.

Check them out!!

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Spotlight: New Awesome Covers

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Do I even need to say why thats cool? Just. Look. At. It!

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Spotlight Nightwing!

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I have a good mid run of this series, starting with a few of the very first issues (no #1) starting with issue #2 I believe, and then running up through 50 or 60 with a handful of missing issues, and then a few random after that until 101-106 (or whatever that year one story was).

Selling as a lot or individual issues, starting at $1 each.

As with anything I have for sale, I’m also willing to do trades if you’re local. Most of these are bagged and boarded.

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Comics You Should be (finding &) Reading…

This is an oldie, but a goodie. And very under-read short series.

Johnny Raygun

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Created by Rich & Matt as tribute to all the great books & creators before them, the series is fun & pure entertainment.

It has been a while since there was new JR material, however recently (a while ago now) Rich has released issue #1 digitally, in full color at http://www.artistalleycomics.com!
Check out some other covers below, as well as all the new material being released through Artist Alley Comics!!

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I think you can even still get these! I try to send out some as Freebies now & again, but I am currently out of extra copies!

Thanks for looking!

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Spotlight Hulk variant!

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Hulk variant

This is just an extra copy of a book I had been reading at the time. Cover looked cool. Make it yours now!

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Spider-man’s Tangled Web set

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I have up for grabs, a full run, all 22 issues, of Spider-Mans Tangled Web, with both versions of issue #1.
I would like to sell this as a set only however I am willing to entertain offers.

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TMNT Secret History of the Foot Clan Hastings Variant

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I have one extra copy of the Hastings variant that arrived the other day.
I do believe that someone had claimed interest in it already but I’m posting it here first.

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Spotlight: Sub-Mariner #32

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I’m not sure where I picked this up over the years, or why I even own it. Must have been in one of the collections I picked up over the years. It’s a nice clean copy and book value is over $20 bucks!

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Yesterday’s Buy

The following books are not for sale, at least, for now…

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TMNT #5 Color Classics Jetpack Comics Variant, signed and sketched by Steve Lavigne. Check that classic Mikey leaping from the roof!!

Next up is a Bible GN from Kingstone Publishing. Haven’t read this form of the Bible yet, but each page has the Bible verse(s) at the bottom to show where/what its inspiration is from. No matter what walk of life you come from, I would recommend this. The art is really nice in it and so far appears to be really great telling.

A blank Aquaman 15, I think. Got this in the mail with the nearly full run of:

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Spidermans Tangled Web. I say nearly because I picked up 3 of the issues from my LCS.

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TMNT Color Classics #5, signed by Steve. Basically my first entry into the Turtles universe since being a kid and buying the 3 issue Archie mini-series.

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A blank Secrets of the Foot Clan #1 from Jetpack Comics. This wasn’t cheap, but with Kevin Eastman coming to FCBD this year…. Can’t have enough blank covers. I predict that Jetpack is going to sell every single blank cover/variant cover of TMNT that they have…before we get to that day.

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Being that Mikey is front and center here, I couldn’t not buy this cover!

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Heres a good chunk of the TMNT Archie’s books. I may sell these or I may keep these. I haven’t decided. Maybe you can get them off me if the offer is right.

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And my next Farscape tpb. I got introduced to the tv show well after it was off the air, but hooked I got. So I pick up one of these a month or so from my LCS.

I do have a couple more pictures, but my phone turned them 90°, so I will send them to myself and edit this post afterwards. Check back if you’re seeing this part. I’m going to line out the text once its updated.

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One other note while I have you. I will be viewing a seriously large and awesome collection soon, so save your pennies!! A collection that hasn’t seen daylight in more than 20 years and all from the 60s/70s and older!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jetpack & Shellback visit

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Apparently the photos I took today did not save. Man, the more tech we get, the more tech issues we have.

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I was able to snag this photo from Jetpack Comics as it posted to Facebook but never saved to my phone. (edit)
I was able to find all the photos today on my phone. I’m not entirely sure what happened yesterday that I couldn’t view them or find them but here they are now! Check out that display!! (sorry a couple are blurry)

So I did travel down to Jetpack Comics today to pick up some variants they have recently released for the new Turtles mini series Secret of the Foot Clan #1. I picked up the two RI covers, the 3 Jetpack RE covers. (Plus I bought two copies of the DF covers and 3 copies of Hastings variant.)

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At Shellback today, I had to take pictures of the Turtle accessories. I also picked up (and now, framed) a Jetpack Color Classics variant #5 that Steve was kind enough to sketch on the blank back cover surface.

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Both of us love Mikey, and this was just PERFECT! Thank you Steve!!

While I was there, I also picked up one of each of the TMNT Archie books that Steve had. He even dug out a long box that I could go through to see if he had any other issues I was missing, and said he’d check to make sure he didn’t have any others.

I will take more pictures next time I guess.

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Spotlight: Ninja Turtles

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As I said before, I am on  Turtles kick. Above are some signed Archie books. Autographed by the always excellent Steve Lavigne of Shellback Artworks in Wells, Maine. Formerly of Mirage, working on the Turtles for 25 years or so. Steve was nice enough to sign these books for me, as well as some other books and random items. Look at my Shellback Artworks page up top.

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The above is TMNT V1 #5 2nd print. This would be the first book, not the actual one from my collection, but it is signed and ready for you to buy it and show it off to all your friends!!

$10 RPG

$15 RPG

Then there are the random TMNT RPG books. This is just one that I came across and have for sale. I’m not big on the RPGs but I had wanted this for the excellent cover but it didn’t suit my needs after all.

Later today I will be venturing out to pick up some of the new IDW books.

Please let me know if you are interested in anything Turtles.

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some new posts

Good afternoon,

Most of the posts seen here are just books I’m selling… That is until one earlier today.

In the desire to start cutting back my own collection, I am going to start trying to figure out exactly why I’m collecting some of the titles that I do. If you’re part of the Facebook group, you’d know that I collect WAY, WAY too many books right now.

I’ve been on a Ninja Turtles kick since October of 2011 and have managed to track down nearly all of the main comics. I have generally stayed away from the oddball stuff that wasn’t done by Eastman & Laird, or part of any of those main series books.

I’d like to try to get less random with what I write, but I’m not promising anything.

I might post some daily, sometimes only when I feel so inclined.

Part of what I’m going to do is try to figure out WHY I’m reading a particular book. Today’s post (right before this one) was mostly, just read this… Mostly because I thought I’d try something new and different and support indirectly local talent, behind the scenes of that book.

If there is something you want to see, please let me know.

Tomorrow, there will be new pictures from Shellback, and I will try to remember to take pictures at Jetpack Comics.

With that, I leave you with Mikey…

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