Dale Roberts

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  1. Pretty sure I sold that book. Its been a long time, but I bought a bunch (maybe a couple of long boxes) of these books from another dealer (maybe Lon at Dark Adventure?). I seem to remember that book. The collection had a bunch of really nice late silver/bronze, but not a ton of books worthy of grading. Seems like some of these books might have ended up on Heritage (not mine, but others from the collection) at some point. I am pretty sure they said "from the private collection of Joe Kubert".
  2. It's easy to collaborate "virtually" on efforts like this with the current state of telecommunications and web-based tools. I work daily with a much larger team on much more complex efforts than what would be required for the book. I have been led to believe that it is not the logistics, but a disagreement between a couple of the collaborators which has stopped the project from moving forward. I finally asked for a refund of my advertising money after I was told it was likely not happening. Much effort was put into the book, and I am disappointed it won't be coming out.
  3. I imagine it would be difficult considering Baltimore is on the same weekend. Nashville is closer, but it's not even a contest when deciding which one I'm going to. Yeah, I can't imagine this being too difficult a decision for a comic buyer or dealer. If this show succeeds it won't be due to hoards of comic fans showing up. I will be setting up at the show. Last year it was an excellent convention. I am looking forward to another good show this year. Saturday was especially busy. I would just have to guess that if you have never been to the show, you probably are not in a great position to criticize it. That is certainly fair enough. I bumped the thread to make sure that anyone interested was aware of the show. As for my comments, I don't think that the observation that Baltimore is likely to have more buyers and dealers than WW Nashville is off the mark. How many comic dealers do you think did the 2014 version? With your stock I expect you typically have very good shows, this past weekend was one of the few shows that I haven't bought something from you. Guess I was more responding about the part that hoards of comic fans won't show up. I would guess they had 25 thousand last year in a relatively small hall.
  4. http://www.wizardworld.com/home-nashville.html
  5. I imagine it would be difficult considering Baltimore is on the same weekend. Nashville is closer, but it's not even a contest when deciding which one I'm going to. Yeah, I can't imagine this being too difficult a decision for a comic buyer or dealer. If this show succeeds it won't be due to hoards of comic fans showing up. I will be setting up at the show. Last year it was an excellent convention. I am looking forward to another good show this year. Saturday was especially busy. I would just have to guess that if you have never been to the show, you probably are not in a great position to criticize it.
  6. they're all bros. But Civil War might mean bro v bro, bro. I just think a LOT would have to happen before you get WW Hulk. The premise of the Civil War being fought (at least in part) over what to do with the hulk seems VERY plausible. No argument from me there. BUT what would have to happen for the Hulk to try to take over the world? He'd have to have access to Banner's full intelligence. He'd have to get shot into space. He'd have to become a gladiator on an alien planet (which I guess could tie in with GOTG 2). He'd have to take over said planet, then get married, have some kids, then get his planet blown up. And this would have to happen probably AFTER the Avengers deal with Thanos, or possibly within the context of GOTG 2 and Avengers 3. I GUESS I could see a situation where 1. Hulk shot into space at the end of Civil War. 2. GOTG 2 has a least a partial storyline where Hulk takes over a planet. 3. The beginning of Avengers 3 has Thanos blowing up Planet Hulk (ostensibly because he's scared of Hulk), and Hulk blames the Avengers and he comes back to earth to fight the Avengers, coinciding with Thanos attacking earth. Obviously at some point Thanos is revealed to be behind the death of Planet Hulk and Hulk fights Thanos. While this seems more reasonable than I thought, I think there's very little chance of it happening Planet Hulk was stupid. They should just pretend that didn't happen. Wow. I loved Planet Hulk AND the resulting World War Hulk. I'm old. I don't guess I minded the story, but the idea that they would shoot the Hulk into space doesn't really seem to jive with the characters. Plus the Skaar thing just made my skin crawl
  7. they're all bros. But Civil War might mean bro v bro, bro. I just think a LOT would have to happen before you get WW Hulk. The premise of the Civil War being fought (at least in part) over what to do with the hulk seems VERY plausible. No argument from me there. BUT what would have to happen for the Hulk to try to take over the world? He'd have to have access to Banner's full intelligence. He'd have to get shot into space. He'd have to become a gladiator on an alien planet (which I guess could tie in with GOTG 2). He'd have to take over said planet, then get married, have some kids, then get his planet blown up. And this would have to happen probably AFTER the Avengers deal with Thanos, or possibly within the context of GOTG 2 and Avengers 3. I GUESS I could see a situation where 1. Hulk shot into space at the end of Civil War. 2. GOTG 2 has a least a partial storyline where Hulk takes over a planet. 3. The beginning of Avengers 3 has Thanos blowing up Planet Hulk (ostensibly because he's scared of Hulk), and Hulk blames the Avengers and he comes back to earth to fight the Avengers, coinciding with Thanos attacking earth. Obviously at some point Thanos is revealed to be behind the death of Planet Hulk and Hulk fights Thanos. While this seems more reasonable than I thought, I think there's very little chance of it happening Planet Hulk was stupid. They should just pretend that didn't happen.
  8. I've been selling on ebay since 1998. Summer has been slower every year during that time. Generally ebay starts slowing down about tax day and picks up again after Labor Day. People are busy having fun during the summer. Kids are out of school. Families are on vacation. It has nothing to do with the current market and it never has. Maybe it's time for a board sale.... Did you make the last KC show, last weekend? No Chris asked me not to support it. Plus, I didn't really have any desire to go.
  9. I will be at booths 801/803. Look forward to seeing everyone. I've got lots of new stuff I have just picked up.
  10. I've been selling on ebay since 1998. Summer has been slower every year during that time. Generally ebay starts slowing down about tax day and picks up again after Labor Day. People are busy having fun during the summer. Kids are out of school. Families are on vacation. It has nothing to do with the current market and it never has.
  11. This coming from the guy with the Superman #1, Batman #1, and a dozen Hulk #181s.
  12. Friday was good for sales and Sunday was good. Saturday ended up okay, but it certainly wasn't directly due to the foot traffic. I can't really say if it would be a good seller's convention. I suspect it would be at least solid for most people, but it really depends on what you have and how you have it priced. I don't want to tell people it will be a great show for them. It was good for me, and most of the people I talked with were satisfied with the convention(in fact I don't think I talked to anyone who did badly). But I have no idea what there standard is, and I didn't go around taking a survey. I talked with a few of the guys I know pretty well, and that's about it. I could only imagine that it was a great show if you had cheap stuff, just based on foot traffic. I didn't sell much out of my silver boxes which is very unusual, but sold quite a bit of wall books and even a solid amount of golden age. And sold a couple of thousands of dollars worth of modern/copper stuff, and all I had was 4 boxes and a small wall section. Bill and Stephen have done their jobs getting the people in the door. They had both grading companies present and a solid guest line up. In my opinion, at that point, it is up to the seller as to whether he makes money or not.
  13. All in all, I would say this was a very good convention experience, which was amazing considering the weather conditions. It was near hurricane level on Saturday right during peak hours. Whats amazing is that the crowd was staggering on Saturday and nearly as many people on Sunday, which ended up being my best day of the show. The show hours on Saturday were from 8 in the morning until 6PM Tupenny. I was exhausted by Saturday night and with the weather decided to just eat in the hotel restaurant, and I ran into Steve B and Pam. We had a very nice dinner and it was nice to chat without a million people around. Sunday was non stop, between selling books and slowly consolidating everything and getting ready to pack everything up. Again let me say, Bill and Stephen have a very nice convention here. Very well organized and very professional. Lots of comics, lots of guests and lots of people. And as far as dealer friendly, it was relatively easy with not a lot of hassle like some conventions. I am not exactly sure what her position is, but Lexie was a huge help to me personally and Coach was always around to check on stuff. Rocker, you need to give that girl a raise. You would actually have to work at the convention if you didn't have her. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat and pick up books, and also to Bill, Steve and their crew.
  14. And a few wall shots from my booth.... sorry for the glare, lighting at my booth wasn't great (though it was good for most of the booths), so had to add some lights
  15. For those that don't know, Doc couldn't make it to the show, so I had to call up a substitute from the minors. The song "I've Got Friends in Low Places" comes to mind. Thanks to Steve and Tupenny for helping me out a bit.
  16. I don't care much for cosplay stuff but this guy was right in front of my booth and he looked amazing.
  17. For those that don't know, Al had a little accident walking his dog. Owwwww. That looks painful.
  18. Tomorrow's Treasures that's Richard wife Kathy.. Very sweet woman.