Hibou

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About Hibou

  • Boards Title
    TOTAL NEWBIE
  • Birthday 11/22/1969

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    Art, Music, Sports... collecting!
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    Upstate New York
  1. Rusty Treasure...

    I never expected to see David Bradley again after his role in Game of Thrones... um, which was pretty awesome. Ok, going back in time here. I didn't see this BBC special: An Adventure in Space and Time, until this year... and I was blown away! http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/spacetime/bradley.html So. How the hell did I get here?! Well, 2016 was crazy. David Bowie died in January and George Michael died in December. That messed me up... But then this came around and somehow, someway... it made the transition more palatable. In a song...
  2. Rusty Treasure...

    As always... to be continued!
  3. Rusty Treasure...

  4. Rusty Treasure...

    If I remember correctly... I was at the Fantastic Four. I was at Dan Dare. Well, Dan Dare has become a series once again which I'll get into... and perhaps the Fantastic Four are well on their way to getting back into the fold with what's Marvel 'Proper'... as I shall refer to it. Marvel. "What would Stan and Jack do?" Over beers, I posed this question to my good friend and the results...? Well, the results brought me back to here. But of course I had to play with space and time a little. So, I just watched the Doctor Who Christmas special...
  5. Rusty Treasure...

  6. Rusty Treasure...

    Hello again CGC land... how I've missed you all. And I mean that sincerely. I came within a moonsbreath of leaving this 'hobby'... this lifestyle forever. The dreams of comics forever gone - faded into the distance of youthful ideology. But I can't. Besides, what would Stan and Jack do? And so, I begin again. With my Rusty Treasures...
  7. I don't think many people are buying this. It sounds like a shake down to me... he needs a handler to walk, yet he's walking around naked. Sorry folks... not going to buy it for a dime.
  8. John Byrne Overstreet Hall of Fame?

    I would absolutely agree!
  9. RIP Bernie

    RIP Bernie ... Another legend passes.
  10. Very nice Baker additions and the fact that you were able to meet up and buy them from a boardie is a nice plus too!
  11. So I'll get to that discussion but I do have to go back and talk about Christmas at World of Beer. Since Tim Horton's closed up around here, we decided that WoB would be an excellent substitute. Besides, comics and beer do seem to go together nicely. Earlier in this journal, I described what this place is and that they have an app that allows you to track your 'progress' and record the beers that you've tried. In addition, you can earn these virtual badges based on the beers you try... now when I was first told about these 'badges', I didn't realize that they were virtual or digital badges... I was thinking something like the Scouts. I say this for a reason... (This is a generic version of what that looks like on the app.) So Rob and I met up and ordered a couple of beers to get things going. After an hour or so, we exchanged gifts and this was the awesome assortment of goodies that he got me... During a previous get together, Rob mentioned the Great Lakes Avengers and Squirrel Girl... I hadn't read them and didn't know much if anything about that series. He thought I would like it and so he got me the collected volume along with the individual issues. He was right! It was a very enjoyable yet disturbing read. Interesting characters and story line. The IDW Jack Kirby Artisan Edition book is AMAZING! It features Kirby's 70's DC work on The Demon, Kamandi, and Omac with Inks by Mike Royer! Such great stuff to look at and see how tight his pencils truly were, along with the transition to the full inked page by Royer. In addition, he got me some playing cards and some Doctor Strange goodness featuring the Sorcerers Supreme of days past. Again, this was something he thought I'd be into and he was right yet again... Now the box in the back had 4 beers in it but those are long gone. An amazing Flanders Red called Duchesse De Bourgogne. This was a beer he had me try a couple of months back and I thought it was very, very good and quite unique. Unfortunately it's pretty expensive and difficult to find around here... outside of WoB, that is. It's described as "a sweet, fruity tasting beer with a pleasant sour oakiness, refreshing after-taste". The last gift he gave me had to be the best though! He remembered how disappointed I was to not get a physical badge from one of our last meetings and so... He made one for me! I am now the proud owner of the Hop Head badge! He works at the University and has access to a laser cutter... he was able to provide the image from his cell phone app. It was cut out of bass wood in three pieces and then scaled down slightly. I just think that's awesome! (The angle I took the picture makes it look off but it's not.) So that was this past Christmas although we met up after New Years. It was a lot of fun but the incident where I went on a tirade about the Fantastic Four and Marvel occurred about a month before that... I think it was the 1st week in December. We stayed there for maybe 7 hours... trying some great beers, eating good food and glancing at the football games from time to time and talking comics! Good times!
  12. Ok, let me start here... The world has gone mad. I recently had a short interaction with Sharon (skypinkblu) in which I stated, off the cuff, that perhaps my divergence to the FF was "a rebellion"... it's funny how things clarify themselves when you're not calculating each and every word. That would be a good place to start. Get rid of the calculations... get rid of the numbers. Well, all but 41... A rebellion. Marvel without the FF is like Baseball without the Yankees... Football without the Cowboys (Or Colts, Giants, Packers, Patriots... etc.) You get the idea. Comics are changing faster than NASA can discover new habitable planets... and that's where my new focus stems from. Some months back, actually, right around Christmas time, Rob and I were at World of Beer here in Syracuse and upon my 4th beer, I announced (to all within earshot) that Marvel without the FF was sacrilegious! ... Yeah, that happened. To be continued...
  13. Wound up in circumstance beyond my control ... Strange days indeed. I'm thinking the best way to catch up will be to go backwards in time once again. My submissions to CGC were put off by a week but I'll finally get a couple of books out this week for grading. One book will be my stepson's copy of New Mutants 98 - I'm very intrigued on what this might get but for reasons I'll reveal much later. The other book is one that simply makes me smile. And yes, that one will be interesting too! I'll leave it at that. I'm spending this evening looking for the Mekon... nothing new on the Interwebs. Perhaps I'm on the wrong shore. I've been craving some new Dan Dare material and I just might end up purchasing some older Eagle publications to quench that. In addition, I've been mulling over a couple of books but I'm not sure if I'll do anything with that at this time at all. My friend Rob is somewhere on the West Coast of Ireland at this time... in some ridiculously awesome pub. We did our Christmas get together a little late this year but it was a lot of fun and I'll get to that next. Cheers!
  14. Um- Just 'practicing' again...