Turtle

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    When you write it out...
  • Birthday April 11

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    When you write it out, it sounds a little absurd...hence the absurd responses.

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  1. That is quite misleading. "Hulk Comic Art" but never clarifies if it's a print or an original. It's definitely a print (unauthorized), but I'm guessing the bidders don't know it.
  2. I've got some shopping done. Still more to do. I'd love to get this sent by the first week in December. We'll see how it goes!
  3. That's so cool! Looks like old-school Jim Lawson art. Thanks for sharing.
  4. That one is also from Zenmonkey studios. Linky I do dig their comic-inspired pins.
  5. I've got a little free time today, so i thought I'd share another TMNT side-collection I've been enjoying lately: enamel pins. I know these things are everywhere, but that's part of the appeal. They are usually pretty inexpensive and you'll never know what you'll find. Quite a few of these are from Kevin Eastman's website or Zen Monkey Studios, but others I've picked up at a variety of shows. I found the 80's Donatello and Shredder at Baltimore Comic Con one year, I picked up the Jennika pin from Ben Bishop at NYCC, and the Shell with the Ooze in the belt was from Ian Glaubinger at a small show in Jersey last year. I like that it can be a bit like a low-cost treasure hunt that can be easily-displayed. It's the little things in life.
  6. Good times! That was the Gem City show. Our son was less than a year old and he was VERY unsure what to make of you. But it was a very good time. I lived in Fairborn/Dayton for a few years as a kid and it was a trip going back there with a son of my own. We even ate at the same Bob Evans I used to visit as a kid. Plus Kevin Eastman was there...so the TMNT nostalgia was in full force as well. And don't take it personally. My wife and I did everything for that kid and it took us seven months to get a smile out of him. It'd be great to see you at a show again sometime, Sean.
  7. Here's a story I posted in General earlier this week. It applies here, so I'll share it again: My first comic con was Wizard World Texas in 2008. I was living in Texas at the time and it was about 30 minutes from my house. The highlight of the show for me was John Cassaday. I was reading his run on Astonishing X-Men at the time (which I don't think had quite finished by that point). He had such a long line that they positioned him out in the hallway outside of the show floor in order to control the crowd of people. We were waiting in line for an hour or so and they capped the line a little bit behind us. The guy in front of us had a VERY large stack of books to be signed and he was very chatty. When that guy was done, some handlers pulled John away for a scheduled panel that he was already running a few minutes late for. There were only a few of us left in line. As he's getting pulled away, John looks at the few of us still in line and shouts "I'll be back in an hour. If you're still here, I'll do sketches!". When he returned, he seemed genuinely flattered that we'd wait for him and happily did a few quick sketches for us. Here's one that I consider a memento of not only my first con, but also my first time interacting with CGC Signature Series stuff in person (shout out to Frank who still helps CGC out at shows from time to time). The book evokes a lot of positive memories.
  8. If I'm not mistaken, I think Jim Starlin is allergic to the silver portion of silver sharpies, so he will not use them. I've also found him pretty polite about it. Seems like a reasonable policy for him. I guess I don't understand the sour attitude over different colored sharpies when allergies aren't a factor. I can even understand not wanting to swap markers every 5 seconds in the interest of keeping the line moving...but this was the last person in line. Some creative types have some weird quirks.
  9. While this is true, it becomes especially true when considering the book in question is Journey into Mystery 83. Anyone who is even remotely familiar with comics would know that JIM 83 is a valuable book and it should be packaged as such. If someone wants to roll the dice and skimp on shipping materials on easily-replaceable moderns, that's their prerogative assuming they are willing to make the transaction right if the books become damaged in shipping. Journey Into Mystery 83 is not a "roll the dice" kind of book.
  10. I remember getting the first graded 9.8 #3 NYCC Variant many years ago. Dan Berger was selling some Mirage overstock and I bought it raw on Ebay. I had it signed and sketched by Kevin and sent it right to CGC. It's crazy how prices have jumped.
  11. Terrific book! I looked up the page they did on him. He was so young in that picture!
  12. I still enjoy going to the movies. It's a fun escape and still feels more like an experience than watching movies at my own house. I have a membership to AMC's A-List. $20/month and I can see up to 3 movies per week. Because of how few new movies are playing, AMC is playing a lot of older movies. Over the weekend, apparently I was the only one who wanted to go see John Wick 1 & 2. I essentially got private screenings for both (I saw the third one when it came out and it made me want to see the first two). I know that doesn't bode well for the theater, but I'm trying to enjoy these experiences while I can. The bigger AMC near me recently upgraded one of their auditoriums to their Dolby auditoriums. They gave a tech demo before the movie began and it was pretty impressive. They have speakers positioned everywhere in the theatre for that immersive experience and they touted excellent picture quality, really highlighting exactly how black the black on the screen can be...at one point the text pops up that says "Yes, the projector is still on". Plus the stadium seats had powered reclining capabilities complete with footrests. I saw Freaky there last week and it was a good experience.
  13. I'm a newbie by all accounts it seems. My first comic con was Wizard World Texas in 2008. I was living in Texas at the time and it was about 30 minutes from my house. The highlight of the show for me was John Cassaday. I was reading his run on Astonishing X-Men at the time (which I don't think had quite finished by that point). He had such a long line that they positioned him out in the hallway outside of the show floor in order to control the crowd of people. We were waiting in line for an hour or so and they capped the line a little bit behind us. The guy in front of us had a VERY large stack of books to be signed and he was very chatty. When that guy was done, some handlers pulled John away for a scheduled panel that he was already running a few minutes late for. There were only a few of us left in line. As he's getting pulled away, John looks at the few of us still in line and shouts "I'll be back in an hour. If you're still here, I'll do sketches!". When he returned, he seemed genuinely flattered that we'd wait for him and happily did a few quick sketches for us. Here's one that I consider a memento of not only my first con, but also my first time interacting with CGC Signature Series stuff in person (shout out to Frank who still helps CGC out at shows from time to time). The book evokes a lot of positive memories.
  14. The number of error copies certainly number in the hundreds and possibly thousands. Given that, I'd agree that this would basically become it's own variant in the eyes of CGC. Further cementing this is the fact that there's already a variant cover of this same issue on the census listed as the "Momoko Variant Cover/Error Edition". I figured this would be the case. The question I'm still looking to have answered is this: if I send my graded copy to CGC, will they correct the label they way they would any other label error? My current slab has no mention of the error despite being an error copy. Thank you for your help so far, @Jennifer F.