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Comic Spinner Racks

I have 2 comic spinner racks in my comic room.  They're not vintage.  I bought them new a few years ago.  I think the company went out of business though as I Googled them last year but couldn't find them. Here's one of the racks.  It's not the best picture but you can kinda see I keep my Sin City collection there, as well as Tomine's Optic Nerve (which is the best "slice-of-life" series IMHO). I hang action figures on the racks, including this Gwen Stacy.  I got John Romita to s

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n2wdw

07/25/2017

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07/26/2017

 

TVs and Up Versus Rocks

I have 2 TVs in my comic room.  That may seem excessive since the room is small (about the size of a bedroom), but the room has 2 main areas and there's a TV in each area. Our house has a single floor (I'll call it the ground floor, although it's raised from the ground by about 4 feet).  The 1st area is on this ground floor.  I have a 1080 flat screen with Apple TV and Roku.  I can also attached my iPad to it. The 2nd area is "upstairs." It's build on top of our ground-level shed

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n2wdw

07/19/2017

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07/20/2017

 

Lady In White - New Additions

Here are 3 new additions to my Lady in White collection.  As I've mentioned, to qualify for this set, the cover has to have a gothic feel to it, with a damsel in distress wearing a flowing white dress or gown.  The books have to be at least 9.0.  One of the books came with this flyer.  So some people consider the original collection by @miraclemet to be a pedigree, which I definitely think is fitting.  

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07/18/2017

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07/18/2017

 

Displaying CGC Books In My Comic Room

I have 858 CGC books.  Actually, that's 858 in my registry sets.  If you also count the ones not in my sets, I'm probably well over 900.  One thing about slabs, they take up a lot of room.  I have 12 CGC boxes so I store many of my slabs there.  I store the rest on shelves in my comic room. In my old comic room, I displayed CGC books on wire shelves, somewhat like dealer walls at cons.  Below are a couple pictures from my old comic room.  These wire shelves did a good job at displaying

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n2wdw

07/13/2017

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07/16/2017

 

My Dave Stevens Collection

Along with Matt Baker, Dave Stevens is one of my favorite GGA artists.  I started reading and collecting Stevens years ago, when Rocketeer appeared in the old Pacific comics.  I have just about all his comics, and a few years ago I began collecting graded copies of his covers.  This year, I made it to the top of the Dave Stevens Covers registry set. I'm not sure how many more books I'll be able to add to my set.  Finding high grade raws to grade are near impossible, and many Stevens c

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n2wdw

07/12/2017

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07/13/2017

 

Displaying My Statues

I started collecting comic statues a few years ago.  There's something cool about seeing your heroes in 3D.  Collecting statues is a challenge though, because they take a lot of space.  Early on I decided to throw away the boxes.  I wasn't going to keep the statues "mint-in-box," and I didn't have the room (or the desire) to save empty boxes.  Even still, displaying statues takes a lot of space.  I devote almost an entire wall of shelves for statues, and others are scattered throughout

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n2wdw

07/12/2017

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07/13/2017

 

My Lady In White Collection

A few years ago @miraclemet put together a collection he called Lady In White.  Then after putting it together, he decided to sell it.   I remember reading with great interest his posts about putting the collection together, and then how sad I was when he decided to sell it (but of course I think we all understand wanting to change collecting direction from time to time). Anyway, fast forward to a few weeks ago.  I was looking at some of my comics and I realized my herd included "Lady In Wh

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07/11/2017

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07/11/2017

 

Two New Bakers - Midget #1 and Crown #6

I won 2 Bakers this week on eBay.  I'm especially happy with Midget Comics #1.  It's offered so infrequently I went all in with a max bid of $100 -- and then it closed at only $8!  I paid a bit more for Crown Comics #6, although it likely went lower because of its PGX grading rather than CGC.

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n2wdw

07/09/2017

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07/10/2017

 

Storing My Matt Baker Collection

As I mentioned in my first post, my main collecting project right now is to get a copy of every comic with a cover by Matt Baker.  By my count there are 293 Baker comics.  Currently I have 133 of them, so I still have a long way to go.  Here are a few from my collection. Most of my Bakers are raw (88 are raw and 45 graded).  I store the raw Bakers on shelves in a small alcove in my comic room.  Like most beach houses, we have a shower you access from the outside (so you can wash off wh

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07/09/2017

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09/16/2017

 

Welcome To My Comic Book Room

I've been posting in my old-format journal for about 4 years and I finally decided to venture over here (if you're interested, my old journal -- with the same name -- is here: https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/312873-n2wdws-comic-book-room/).  I've moved over partly because I'm intrigued by this new journal format.  And partly because of Photobucket's new ransomware policy of requiring you to pay $400 per year for 3rd party hosting.  My old journal has not been affected yet, but it will be

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n2wdw

07/07/2017

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07/09/2017

n2wdw's comic book room

With Lady Mechanika #4 so delayed, there seems to be a drop in demand and prices of back issues. Initial prices in Ebay remain high, but sellers seem willing to deal (at least some). I've always liked LM. The story's great, and the Joe Benitez art is excellent. I've been able to pick up a bunch of CGC copies for reasonable prices. I've even taken over the #1 registry spot for the LM set! This is my first venture into the registry and it's kinda fun. Also a great marketing mechanism for C

n2wdw

n2wdw

12/24/2013

My "original marvels" spinner rack

XYZ My collecting focus has changed over the years, but what's been constant has been my goal of finishing my "original marvels" runs. For me, as a kid, the original Marvel titles were ASM, Avengers, Cap, DD, FF, Hulk and Iron Man, and my goal was to get complete runs of all these titles. I completed them all a few years ago, except for the very early ASM and FF, which I'm working on gradually (I'm missing about 15 issues). Most of these runs I k

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n2wdw

12/06/2012

 

2012/12/5 -- No SDCC for me this year

It looks like comicon is thinking about not letting people who bought tickets during pre-registration to participate in general registration. http://sdccblog.com/2012/08/sdcc-2013-open-registration-pre-registration-buyers-left-out/ It looks like comicon is thinking about not letting people who bought tickets during pre-registration to participate in general registration. http://sdccblog.com/2012/08/sdcc-2013-open-registration-pre-registration-buyers-left-out/ Long story, but during pre-reg

n2wdw

n2wdw

12/05/2012

 

2012-12-2: Attended local Northern VA con

This past Sunday I went to a local northern VA con in Dunn Loring. This con is held every few months. It's held at a fire station, which always reminds me of cons I went to as a kid. This past Sunday I went to a local northern VA con in Dunn Loring. This con is held every few months. It's held at a fire station, which always reminds me of cons I went to as a kid. The place was packed, and it surprised me at how many dealers were selling comics for a quarter a piece, all in alphanumeric or

n2wdw

n2wdw

12/05/2012