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Shoot The Breeze Comics Takes FanX Salt Lake City

This year marks Salt Lake City’s FanX (formerly Salt Lake City Comic Con, but that’s a post for another day) 5 year anniversary! I have been to all of their events and have really enjoyed ...

TCWN: MARVEL VALUE STAMPS

What are these stamps: Bronze aged menace? You be the judge. From 1974 to 1976 Marvel began inserting what they called Marvel Value Stamps into their releases. These are best described as small border...

Grounded #6: Justice May Be The Wrong Word

  Many of us have grown up with Batman lore in our lives. Whether it be from cartoons, comic books, toys, or our parents Bruce Wayne is as common a household name as Ralphie during Christmas time...

TCWN: “Verified Recalled Comics”

Over the years Marvel, Image and DC comics have had to recall comics after shipping them out due to hidden messages, vulgarities, pages out of sequence, lawsuits and many other reasons. When a book is...

Grounded #5: I Stand with Ruby Rose

So Ruby Rose got cast as Batwoman and two days after that news drops, she quits social media. I was asked to do the news story. But I had to be honest. I couldn’t be objective here. I couldn’t be a ne...

COMIC STORAGE, THE RIGHT WAY

Storage: Now this may be the single most important part of collecting comic books. The proper storage of books, art work and statues. Here, we will concentrate on comic books. But these could also be ...

National Diamond Sales Variant

Last time you were here we began discussing variants, and we discussed the Mark Jewelers Variant. Well, another Variant aimed at our military installations based around the world were the National Dia...

The Mark Jeweler Variant

Mark Jeweler Advertisements:   Today I thought we would begin discussing one of the many variants found in the comic world. There are so many different types, I am going to break it down to a spe...

Grounded #4: The Kids Are Not Alright Part 2

Originally there wasn’t going to be a part 2 to the gripping issues hitting the young heroes of the DC universe, but after the release of both Titans Special #1 and Teen Titans Special #1, one-shots u...