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4 hours ago, n2wdw said:

 I got these comics at Terry's con, for a decent price.  No way I'd ever expect to get comics like this at a big con like SDCC or NYCC.

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As I mentioned above, my only problem with the Terry and Torpedo cons is they are in CA and I live on the east coast.  But hopefully I'll be able to make it to at least one of them next year.

I also live on the east coast, however, seeing these beautiful books may just convince me to jump on a plane next year!

 

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Just now, Hudson said:

I also live on the east coast, however, seeing these beautiful books may just convince me to jump on a plane next year!

 

Thinking the same thing

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Don't they have any good one day cons on the east coast like Terry's or Torpedo? A couple years ago, I went to Carbo's one day NY con for the day. Made a little vacation out of it. I really didn't go as much for the books but for the guest list. Carbo knows everybody and convinced just about every living GA and SA artist to show up at his con. They are all pretty much too old to travel all the way out to the west coast anymore. Was pretty epic. 

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20 hours ago, n2wdw said:

Sorry, I didn't.  Prices were not on the front of the slabs.  I was asking Terry for books I could possibly buy, but I didn't want to take up his time with books I knew I had no shot with. 

Ohhh got it, fair enough. It even looked dreamy just from the peak I got :cloud9:

Can you post some pics of your Casper when you get a chance :) 

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3 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Don't they have any good one day cons on the east coast like Terry's or Torpedo? A couple years ago, I went to Carbo's one day NY con for the day. Made a little vacation out of it. I really didn't go as much for the books but for the guest list. Carbo knows everybody and convinced just about every living GA and SA artist to show up at his con. They are all pretty much too old to travel all the way out to the west coast anymore. Was pretty epic. 

Yes, I'm going to try to go to his Big Apple con next year (in March, I think).

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On 7/19/2018 at 4:41 AM, n2wdw said:

SDCC 2018 - Con Report (Wednesday)

 

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I was surprised to see one thing in Gaslamp -- they are turning the Greystone steakhouse into a Taco Bell!  If you haven't been, Greystone is a higher end steakhouse, comparable to Del Friscos.  Greystone still exists, but for the length of the con they are turning it into a Taco Bell.  I think this is a brilliant idea and they'll get a ton of business.  Here's a picture as they are in the midst of the renovation:

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That elevator is pretty scary.

The "Taco Bell" is from the Demolition Man movie.  I heard from a few friends that they were doing that for the con.  Great to actually see a picture of it!

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3 minutes ago, n2wdw said:

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:cloud9::golfclap: Gorgeous!

Love the book, not one you see very often. Congrats!!

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More Books From Terry's Con

I got these books at Terry's con too.  I just got them back from CGC.  Looking back, I got a ton of great stuff there.  I think I'm definitely going back next year.

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1 hour ago, n2wdw said:

Yes, I'm going to try to go to his Big Apple con next year (in March, I think).

His dealer list usually looks just "so so". But man, he can bring in the guests.

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Tweaking the Comic Book Room

I wrote about how I added new shelves to display raw comics.  A picture of the shelves is below.  The shelves are just a tad too short length-wise, so I can't display 2 comics side-by-side without some overlap.  I knew this was going to be the case when I built the shelves, and I didn't think it would be a big deal.  But as I have been using the shelves, the overlap has been an inconvenience.  It is a pain to get to the comics at the back.  And also, the overlap reduced the number of comics I could store on the shelves.  So I've been thinking how I can make the shelves longer to eliminate the overlap.

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I only needed about a half inch.  I had to look at the shelves for a while but then I figured out a simple solution.  If you look close, you'll see the vertical piece of wood at the right (that holds up the shelves) is flush with the wood behind it.  The picture below (taken from the side) shows this better.  To get that extra half inch of length, all I had to do was move the wood at the front to the outside of the wood in the back. This was easy to do, simply by bracing the wood (using the steel brace) at the back rather than the front.

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So here's the new shelves, with the overlap eliminated.

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As I was doing this fix, it occurred to me I could add some addition shelves to display raw comics.  I have this shelf (see pic below) where I store my collecting supplies (mylars and acid free boards).  On the side, I display an issue of Miss America (the 1st appearance of Patsy Walker) and some Tomb Raider action figures.

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I realized I could use this to build more shelves.  Here they are.  Thanks for reading.

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GGA Bondage - Tied to a Wheel

I haven't been posting much lately as I've been working in my garden and doing projects in the comic room.  But I continue to keep my eye on the comic world, and I recently picked up this great Jungle #45 from eBay

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This, of course, is in the GGA category of "girl tied to a wheel."  Typically the wheel is traveling through water, fire or (egad!) acid.  I'm always amazed by what came out of the unfettered imaginations of golden age artists.  It makes you wonder where comics would be right now if Seduction of the Innocent and the comic code never happened.

And just in case you doubt whether "girl tied to a wheel" is actually a category, here are a few other examples.

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And probably my favorite "girl tied to a wheel" cover is not a comic, but this pulp cover by the great Margaret Brundage:

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You're a sick man Mike, a sick sick man but I love it. My wife likes to tell people that I collect comics with a chick chained to a wheel or tied to a post. She gets some real weird looks...

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2 hours ago, Robot Man said:

You're a sick man Mike, a sick sick man but I love it. My wife likes to tell people that I collect comics with a chick chained to a wheel or tied to a post. She gets some real weird looks...

Bob, I haven't even gotten to the really crazy themes yet.  Just wait ....

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Moving Things Around In the Comic Room

Art is hard to display because it's so big.  For a couple years now I've displayed Betty's Bath (S/N by Dave Stevens) and Janesko's Sitting Pretty poster (signed) on the door of my comic room.

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Recently I added these shelves right next to the door.  But I messed up measuring things, so the shelves were a tad too big and I couldn't close the door because of the posters.

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I could have modified the shelves, but I decided to move the posters instead.  In their place, I'm now displaying some of my favorite comics on the door.  They're displayed in cool black CGC frames that I bought cheap from a boardie who was looking to get rid of them.  I bought all he had, 10 of them.

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Last September (I remember because it was the first weekend of the new NFL season), I used 6 of the frames to build a wall of Marvel keys.  For almost a year I didn't know what to do with the other 4 and I was like the boardie, thinking how to get rid of them.  Now I wish I had a few more to display more comics on the door.  Thanks for reading.

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I had that Dave Stevens Bettie Page print framed in my bathroom. It got replaced with a hand air brushed Rat Fink toilet seat done by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

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GGA Bondage - Hands Tied Above Head

Another recurring cover theme in golden age bondage is the damsel in distress with her hands tied above her head.  This is similar to "hands tied to a pole" but not all covers have a pole.  What's interesting is how many of the covers seem swipes of each other (like Atomic #1 and Planet #34).

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On 8/21/2018 at 6:13 AM, n2wdw said:

GGA Bondage - Tied to a Wheel

I haven't been posting much lately as I've been working in my garden and doing projects in the comic room.  But I continue to keep my eye on the comic world, and I recently picked up this great Jungle #45 from eBay

IMG_5305.thumb.jpg.235bfc8ce7b99432071e13c9bc9a89a4.jpg

 

This, of course, is in the GGA category of "girl tied to a wheel."  Typically the wheel is traveling through water, fire or (egad!) acid.  I'm always amazed by what came out of the unfettered imaginations of golden age artists.  It makes you wonder where comics would be right now if Seduction of the Innocent and the comic code never happened.

And just in case you doubt whether "girl tied to a wheel" is actually a category, here are a few other examples.

118587378_FightComics44RCGC6_5365.thumb.JPG.f03853a0501819eef38938c66f2b7bdb.JPG1018759334_RangersComics25CGC6_0450.jpg.a7a606e809a0fec44227a74f7bf3e087.jpg857373802_MisterMystery6CGC4_0988.thumb.JPG.b25a25bc18eb9089a20bac44ae39bbfe.JPG1396568604_FightComics41CGC8.01925b.thumb.JPG.ed55f6970038108214ad7ce825624606.JPG

 

And probably my favorite "girl tied to a wheel" cover is not a comic, but this pulp cover by the great Margaret Brundage:

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Girl tied to a wheel...Girl tied to a wheel...Girl tied...I've got it!

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